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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Loss of a Writer Friend

A dear writer friend passed away yesterday morning - Bea Siros. She was 76 years old. Although she recently had serious medical issues, this comes as a shock to me and others who knew her. 


I just loved Bea. She and I were the same height (although I weighed more!) and I'd stand next to her and hug her, saying how young she looked, which was so true...and that we looked the same age...or even that I looked older than her! (Also, The Ronald has called me Bea for years and years, and so she and I had that in common, too.)


Besides being a member of a critique group I belong to, Bea also was a long time member of Saturday Writers.





Earlier this spring when we were having summer-like temperatures, I offered to pick her up one Tuesday morning and take her to Coffee & Critique....in my PT Cruiser, with the convertible top down. She was thrilled and loved every minute of it. After our critique session was over, a few of us stayed for lunch  as we usually did. When I dropped her off at her house, she asked me take a picture of her, with her camera, standing next to it...posing like a cute little school girl. I wish I had a copy of that picture.
What a talented writer, and a sweet and funny friend....I'll miss her a lot.


20 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry, sweet Becky. I know you will miss her and think of her often. It's so sad to lose someone you're close to. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  2. My condolences Becky. It's so hard to lose a friend.

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  3. Hi Becky...

    So very sorry to hear about the death of your dear friend.

    Happy for her, sad for you.

    Take care. Susan

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  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. She sounds delightful. xx

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss, Becky. Sending you some hugs.

    Kathy M.

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  6. I'm sorry you've lost a friend. Kind thoughts headed your way from Ontario.

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  7. It is really hard to lose a friend. I am sorry for your loss. Sandie

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  8. I am so sorry. And, as always, really admire your generosity of spirit. Thank you so much for this loving eulogy.

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  9. Buck up, little camper. BEA is in a much, Much, MUCH better place than you and I are.

    Sorry about your loss, but you'll meet her again... in that much better place.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  10. I was so shocked to hear this news today. I didn't even know she had been ill. Every time I saw her she was always smiling and enjoying life. Bea will be greatly missed.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  11. Becky I am so sorry to hear this news. I know the loss of your friend is so sad for you and others who knew her. Keeping you in my thoughts. Linda

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  12. I'm continually overwhelmed by the kindness of my blog friends. You all mean the world to me. Thanks to each of you for consoling words. This is one more of those wake-up-calls, too, about enjoying every moment of life, because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. I'm happy to say that Bea did live a very full and wonderful life.

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  13. Sorry to hear you lost a good friend. I have lost three of my best friends over the past few years. I still think of them regularly. We had known each for over 20 years and they all died unexpectedly which made it even harder because I didn't get to say goodbye.

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  14. This is SO sad. I will pray for you, your friend and all those who love her.

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  15. Sorry to hear you lost such a dear friend. She sounds like a neat lady.

    =)

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  16. Hi Becky. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend, Bea, but it was good to hear that she had led a full and wonderful life. You will miss her terribly, I'm sure. What a pity you don't have that photo of her standing by your car. (I love the open top car by the way). Sending hugs to you at this sad time.

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  17. I still can't believe it. I saw her not too long ago, I'm glad we had a chance to chat. She will be missed.

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  18. A very nice tribute to your friend :)

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  19. Thank you Patricia, Kelley, Sue, Thisisme, Mary, and Carol.

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  20. Oh Becky, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear friend, Bea. It hurts so bad when death sneaks up and takes someone away from us. I see that it's been a few days since you posted this. How are you doing? Were you able to attend services of any kind or meet with her family? Sending you a big hug right now....

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