Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crowding Me

Cancer is crowding me and it has been most ugly here. Been in hospital three days. Pain now at home. More to come. Cancer is having a choke hold on me, but I won’t cry uncle any sooner than I have too.
I want all of you blogger friends to know I am still trying to read but it is hard. I can’t comment much either. Know that I am still out here trying and I am still following you best I can.

Peaches were damaged in the spring and not many this year. The season will be short and expensive. On the way home from the hospital we stopped at a stand humming with people buying what was available which were these gorgeous soft ball sized fruits! We bought enough to share. I can’t do much for my friends, but I can share a delicious and beautiful fruit. So much fun to share! I so wish I could send you readers a peach in this blog but next best thing is my friend’ picture!

 In days to come I probably won’t be able to write much, but I have decided to post a few poems along. If I repeat, forgive me. Leaving my writing is one the most painful goodbyes. I can toss out certain things, give away my treasures, etc. but I can’t stand the thoughts of my words and images being destroyed. Friends, you must keep them for me! Thanks!


Mevely317 said...

I promise, dear one. Prayers and warm hugs!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Claudia--Thanks for the goodies you sent (via Lynn? or Linda?) for our writing critique group. You were there with us. We thought of you and spoke of your writing gifts that evening...

The lovely thing about writing is your words DO last forever. Your books, your stories, your posts--they'll be remembered forever.

Elephant's Child said...

Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring.

BECKY said...

Hello dear Claudia - I've been checking your blog daily, always looking for your newest words, and this morning I found some...and as Sioux above said, Words Do Last Forever...especially those in print! I'm always so proud that you and I have back-to back-stories in "Patchwork Path: Treasure Box." Remember our excitement when we first learned of our publications?!
And just yesterday something happened that I would definitely refer to as serendipitous. I searched online, hoping to purchase the anthology "Best of Remember When: 100 Warm Tales of Life As We Lived It" by the Kansas City Star, and I did indeed find it, tossed it into "my cart" and will buy it this morning! Can't wait to get it and read your story.
I hope you know how much you mean to all of us.

Linda O'Connell said...

I understand how you feel about your writing. Our words are a part of us. So sorry to hear how this disease and its meds are making a mess of your life. I pray for comfort and clarity and energy so you can write or read today. My prayers are always with you.

Lynn said...

You know I'm always sending love your way... along with my snail mail letters. And this is not a blanket statement when I say if there is anything I can do, please ask. I know I'm not really close to you, but perhaps there is something... And your words will always be a part of this world.

BECKY said...

Thinking of you every day, Claudia. I don't know if you're feeling well enough to read any comments, or emails...or maybe someone reads them to you. Just want you to know how much you are cared for, by so many of us.

Linda O'Connell said...

Family and friends say farewell to a wonderful writer, person and friend. Claudia's words live on and her legacy is many fold. Thoughts and prayers to DH and her boys and grandchildren. Claudia will be missed. I am better for having known her.

BECKY said...

I agree, Linda.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

It's taken me some time to come back here. I wasn't certain what would be posted here for Claudia and, frankly, I miss my friend. She was always a bright spot, a positive force, kind and supportive. We never met in person, but she touched my heart, and thoughts of her will stay with me forever. xoxo

Suzanne Mundell Waring said...

Hello Everyone who writes to Claudia, I posted something earlier, but I don't see it here, so I will write again. I am married to Claudia's brother (she called him dh). Claudia passed away from cancer on September 2. She was able to stay home to the end. I miss her very much because she was a person I told the ordinary things to. Plus we were both writers and when we found a tip that might make our writing better, we shared. As Claudia's friend, I wish you all well. Suzanne Mundell Waring

Suzanne Mundell Waring said...

Correction: Claudia's husband (dh) is my brother. I should check my work. SMW

UplayOnline said...

Your books, your stories, your posts--they'll be remembered forever.


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