My friend Margaret. Well she was and what a friend to have. Sadly she died yesterday after a very short illness. Personally, I think she had been sick for a very long time but, as always through her courage she just kept quiet about this. Then she could no longer bear it and was diagnosed with a most aggressive type of cancer. Two weeks from this diagnosis she was no longer with us so I will let you draw your own conclusion?
I first came into contact with this very special person on the bum marketing site Squidoo. I was new and she was already a legend there. Quite what she saw in me remains a mystery but we became very good friends and believe it or not she thought I had a talent in writing. More on that later.I always thought it rich coming from her who was a very special talent.I also often wish I had penned this while she was still alive and could see it. However beggars cannot be choosers and it is too late now.
When I first knew her she was basically down and out. How, with her immense talent and courage of course remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma. She was living somewhere in the boondocks in good old US of A, very cold weather and all alone. But somehow she weathered all this as was true to her character. Here is what she looked like when I first met her.
Aye, she sure had the good looks and all if I say so myself.
Times change and move so fast. Although well aware that management always wanted to sell Squidoo we were all caught flat footed by this. Even to this day it remains a sore point with me how they kept all our pictures for themselves? In my case, mostly my own taken with my own camera. Undaunted Margaret remain ever practical and of high spirits. We were both members of Facebook at this time and spent many long hours chatting there. She then came up with the idea of starting Moving Pieces. I entered into the spirit of things with gusto and became far and away the biggest contributor. Well I was but it was just akin to Squidoo and I never made a blind cent there either. Now here is where is starts getting hairy. I was friends with another person now since deceased as well and was also an Admin on Moving Pieces. Said friend could not believe I wasn’t making any money on here and persuaded me to let her have a look at Admin. Foolishly I allowed this and also told Margaret when we were chatting on facebook. My, my, she was furious promptly un-friended both of us and gave me a week to remove all my stuff from Moving Pieces. I never heard from her for a long, long, time afterward but, eventually she saw the stupidity of all this and asked if we could be friends again on Facebook. I accepted with alacrity and my friend who started all this was long since deceased.
So we are now friends again but don’t seem to chat as much as we did in the past or perchance you were just sick. So Margaret, I always admired your courage, your great brain and standing up for what you believed in at all times. A further testimony of your character is sending me this song which I had never heard before and knowing of my hearing circumstances taking the effort and the time with the sub-titles. Thank you so much, God bless and rest in peace babe.