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A Final Word

Posted by switters on September 7, 2007

A little over a year ago, my friend Nancy, one of my favorite people in the world, died of cancer at age 42. Besides their untimely deaths, she and Erin Duffy had a few things in common. Most notably, both were incredibly vivacious people whose passing inspired an impressive outpouring of emotional responses.
After reading the very moving tributes that people wrote about Erin here and on the Newsday/Legacy.com Guest Book, I wanted to re-read some of the things that friends and family had written about Nancy. I was very disappointed to find that those pages are deleted after a year.

It seems unthinkable that all those beautiful words – with all their emotion, poetry, and power, would be so carelessly deleted just like that. But so it goes. I wish I had thought of saving those tributes a year ago, but there’s nothing I can do about it now.

With this in mind, as the final post on this blog, I have copied all the responses that people posted on the other page and posted them here. (I’m not sure if this is really allowed – if someone let’s me know that it isn’t I’ll take them down). This way, as long as WordPress exists, these words can stay here for well beyond a year to provide a touchstone for people who want to remember Erin as she existed in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Sayville.com People Giving?

Posted by switters on June 9, 2007

A few days ago I posted this plea for Sayville.com users to make a contribution to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand,” Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Birthday Keeper (G-Rated Version)

Posted by switters on June 1, 2007

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The No Brain Zone

Posted by switters on March 20, 2007

I thought I was done with posting snapshots of deleted threads from the Sayville.com forum, Read the rest of this entry »

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Kristen’s Walk to the Water

Posted by switters on March 17, 2007

The fifth annual “Kristen’s Walk to the Water” will be held in the beautiful and historic town of Sayville at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 19, 2007 with the start line at the corner of Montauk Highway and Greene Avenue. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.). Read the rest of this entry »

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