Sunday, November 20, 2011

This Might Be My Last Post

Hello. I'm not sure if this is going to be my last posting or not. If I feel well enough later in the week, I'll post again. In the meantime I'm feeling much weaker today. I can barely make it to my bathroom without trembling. My legs are very, very weak. 

I don't know how much I have left in me, maybe another week. But don't be sad, be happy for my passing cause I'm going on a wonderful journey. I'm not sure where, but if you miss me just think about me and I'll be there- wrapping you with my spirit, keeping you comfortable, wishing you well.

You've all been great people to me, especially lately with all the gifts- gifts of money and time, meals for me and my family, and flowers. I really appreciate all the Jamba Juice certificates.  

I hope you all are doing well.


Danee said...

Good journey to you Dee wherever you may made a difference in my days at OSU and I'm happy and blessed to have spent those days with you. Until we meet again...Danee' Lee Cliver

Nikol said...

We love you Dee and pray for peace in your journey. You are such an amazing woman and mother, we are blessed to know you.

Betty said...

Dee, My prayers are with you. I feel like I really know you, though we have never me. Thanks for blogging. You blog has been a gift. Blessings to you...........

Sally said...


God's blessings to you and your family. You are an inspiration. I am blessed to know you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sally (from Zion)

MisAnthropology said...

Thank you, Deanna, for everything, from letting me interview you oh so many years ago for my thesis, to inviting me for that lovely evening with your colleagues in Georgetown, to sharing dating war stories over drinks, to "bachelorette-ing" at a drag review, to giving me your ear and suggestions about my son. David, by the way, does now have an appointment at the Soc. Comm. Clinic, for real, praise be... he'll be just one of the many people who will be aided by your spirit.

Rest up for you next great adventure. It's sure to be rich.

Jill said...

Dee..Thank you for being part of my life even though it has only been through the computer. You are an inspiration to everyone.
Blessing to you and your family.
Lots of Love.

Joanna said...

Thank you for sharing all your insights and wisdom. I will remember your optimism and calmness forever, always giving and never taking.

Ruby said...

Thank you for sharing. Happy journeys. <3

Kate said...

Dee, as you go through this journey it reminds me of my mothers. I will be sending all the energy I can to help you through and keep Eddie strong. It has been a honor to know you and you will always be a part of my life through memories. Much love! -Kate

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unknown said...


Your spirit, your light will never leave those you have touched during your incredibly rich life. Peace be with you, my friend. You are beloved, and you will carry the prayers and cherished memories of many along with you on your journey.


crackerjaxshop said...

You are loved greatly dear....

Alex said...

Deanna, I will always treasure our time together. Going to Alaska and sharing dinner with you and your family (especially the eskimo ice-cream :-) is something that I love telling people about and think of often. I hope that your remaining time on this earth is as pain free and joyous as it can possibly be.

Alex Nyers

j said...

I'm not ready for you to go yet. I suspect I'm not gonna be. As in, ever. You will be missed.

Go well.


Mark said...

Thinking of you with love and best wishes for a smooth journey, Dee! We'll miss you and are thankful to have shared part of this journey with you. We'll be sharing a small piece of you with Valentina through your work.

Mark & Kristina Muktoyuk

Carver said...

Dear Dee,

My heart and thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sorry I haven't done better about commenting here of late. I'm thankful to have gotten to meet you in person when you visited in NC as well as to have gotten to know you through blogging.

Love, Carver

Nancy Rosenberger said...

Become one with the light, one with the universe. We are all following you. You have shared with us so beautifully. Love, Nancy

Nadia said...

Dear Deanna,

I'm not sure if this message will be read to you. I hope so.

You may not remember me - just a student among many. But I will always remember you.

During my time at OSU you inspired me, and helped me cultivate my passion for studying anthropology. I'm now living in France pursuing my masters. I know that I have chose this path in part because of the impression you left on me. Although the connection was brief, I'm so thankful my life crossed yours.

I wish you peace,
Nadia Bengali