Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sometimes You Just Don't Know What to Say

It was about a week ago I read with shock and sadness about Bruce and Margie.  They went for a walk, got hit by a motorist and were killed instantly.  I have been thinking about what I could say to acknowledge the loss of them.  I like many of you did not know them personally, but I felt somewhat connected because we would leave comments on each others blogs.

That's how it starts for many of us bloggers.  You 'connect', develop a bit a dialogue and then sometime down the road you look for the opportunity to actual meet you new friend(s) face to face.  We have done that many times and had the same experience when others have taken the time to say hi and introduce themselves.

But we won't get to do that with Bruce and Margie.  If you haven't read of about their passing a week ago, you can find out more about it at Rick's blog, or Mark and Dortha's, or Jo's or Gerri and Mike's or Donna's or Al's.  There are probably hundreds and hundreds of similar tributes and accounts.

Now I add mine.  I also want to express our condolences to their family and let them know that we too are deeply saddened, confused about your horrible loss.  Our heart goes out to you and we really don't now what else to say.  They touched us and we enjoyed them as they blogged about their everyday life as full-timers.  

And we remember them and their family today....


  1. I think of them every day when I open my blogs up to read. They are *missing* and my heart jumps up each time their daughter Stephanie posts. We feel a hole in our RV community...

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. It was a very sad and tragic loss of life. It is very difficult to know what to say at a time like this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and fellow blogger's.

  3. Sometimes it's hard to post what you feel. I even remember reading Meghan's blog and when she passed I was shocked. I could not believe such a warm, beautiful and full of life person could be take away from this world.
    The same feeling I have about Bruce and Margie.

    It just doesn't make sense.

    I like to think those taken from us are in heaven now, watching over us, and inspiring us to live how we want, on our terms.
    Like they did.

    Still grieving over here.


  4. what a nice tribute to Bruce and Margie..and I agree that there is huge void in blogville..every morning her's was the first one I when Stephanie does a heart skips a beat!..they will be missed.

  5. I miss them always and think of them often.

  6. It was nice to read another great tribute to Margie and Bruce as it's now a little over a week since their tragic and senseless deaths.

    It's quite amazing to realize how affected we are by the loss of folks we may never have met in person.

    There is definitely a sense of community in this blogging!

  7. Very nice tribute! There just isn't much that can be said about something as senseless as this tragedy. We will miss Margie's blogging and comments every day. Time will ease the pain but the void will remain. Just as you we will never be able to meet this fine couple face to face. That is our loss.

    You all take care!

  8. They shall be in my thought for a long long time.

  9. I think of them daily...especially when Den and I walk every morning...The "what if's" are haunting...What if ..they left only 5 minutes later.."what if" they walked a different route...But you cannot let those things feed on you..Now they truly are "together forever"..Amen.

  10. I feel the loss deeply too, although like most of us, we'd never met Margie & Bruce. I'm reaching out more now, leaving more comments on other blogs and making my own blog more reader-friendly. Also,I am getting some things in order in my life. If there's any good to come from this seemingly senseless tragedy, it could be that some of are listening to the wake-up call.