Friday, July 02, 2010

In Passing


Hello. I am not "Mal". I am her daughter. I had not realized until last week that she had been writing again. I wish I had known. What she had to say was so much her but at depths she did not normally shared with my sister and me. Just another example of how she kept her many life roles well defined. I am also an engineer but I had no idea how widely her work had gone over the years or how published she was.

Growing up with her I had no idea how unusual she was. She told me once that time and distance always adds perspective to things you wish you could have seen when you were closer. I never thought it would apply to her too.

She became very ill shortly after the last entry. I am writing this note to close out her blog because she would not want to leave it dangling like so many others have left theirs.

We miss her.


Freewheel said...

I am so sorry. I always enjoyed reading your mother's blog. She was very intelligent and thoughtful. She had wonderful ideas about life and I was glad she shared them. I will miss her too.

Alice said...

Thanks so much for letting us know. I'm so very sorry for your loss - she'll be missed here as well.

EB72 said...

I am so sorry to read this. I lost my mother in 2001 to a sudden and tragic illness. My heart goes out to you.

I enjoyed reading your mother's blog and she and I chatted on the instant messenger at times too. We shared a background in chemisty and engineering. She spoke very highly of her daughters. Thank you for the closing words. I was honored to be her blog friend.


The Jolly Crank said...

Gosh, I have been away from the computer for over a year and have just now been catching up. I was looking forward to reading your mother's words again.
I am so sorry for your loss. Her "Mumblings" were one of the many ripples she left in the pond of her life and I think she touched a lot of people. She will be profoundly missed.
Take care.

Åsa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed reading your mothers blog and her comments on my blog. We also e-mailed. She was so bright and kind. I was hoping to one day write a book and I wanted her to be in it. I will miss her!