Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Dana Bate (DB) - The Vagabond

Dana Bate (aka D.B.) passed from this earth in the early morning hours of July 28, 2013. He had been hospitalized in Bristol, Pennsylvania for a couple weeks. Dana himself summed up his life in his Blog profile~

"I am an actor and broadcaster. I am grateful to have spent my life in the arts. Now I also write and paint. I am humbly trying to overcome selfishness, it's effects and regrets. I read history, philosophy, psychology and religion. My desire is to share what I have with the world while trying to make sense of a difficult life and enjoying the journey, no rituals, no rules, no summations."

Dana had several Blogs, they included; Vagabond Journeys, Vagabond Tales, Vagabond Jottings, Vagabond Leaves and The Brian Saga.

I had the pleasure of many phone conversations with Dana over the years and I can tell you he had a deep, rich voice... suitable for any Shakespeare play and a slight east coast accent.

Dana, D.B. The Vagabond~you will be missed.

Tribute submitted by Linda S. Shook

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Photo of Ally - see previous posting



Just heard from Guido that our J-Land and Blogger friend Ally Wells passed away on the 8th July.

She was a lovely lady and was a great support to me during my illness.  We had known each other for nine years but lost touch when J-Land fell apart and Ally struggled with Blogger and eventually could not access her blog.

I did not know she was ill so her loss has come as a shock.  Condolences to herr daughter Lyn and family.

Goodbye my friend, thank you for your friendship and sleep well.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Watching my sister ... disappear

A very unusual entry on this memorial blog, but I think and trust you will find it appropriate.

In October 2003, Mary Louise Ross Harris started to write a blog "Watching my sister... disappear", about her sister Peggy, who had been diagnosed with a form of dementia called Pick's Disease. Over the following 6 years, Mary Louise would faithfully but with deepening sadness record the progression of the disease. Her last entry on Peggy's condition was in 2009. Peggy was by that time in a nursing home. A few days ago, she was transferred to a hospice. Today, at 1pm local time, she passed away.

Although Peggy did not write the blog (she was incapable of doing so), the fact that she was blogged about for so long more than qualifies her for a special post on this site.