Our anonymous contributor’s appeal went over awfully well. Other blogs linked and/or reposted, and I’ve spent a day poring over emails about it. Apart from a few loyalists who angrily defend my sense of humor and generous spirit (shhhh!), most laud her message. Some want her to keep posting here. Many ask questions.
They want to know how she is now, what she does, who she lost, how she deals with it, and if she herself caught the flu. More than a few ask why she doesn’t simply introduce herself to me. (Good one!)
She has stirred people. I’m delighted to have provided the venue.
For her part, she thanked me and says the LES DIY is setting up a website to take contacts directly from other DIYers. “But we’re going to stay local,” she assured me, signing off as Evelyn.
I think that’s wise. Thanks for writing, Evelyn.