I hate to be a downer, but I want to tell y'all that I just learned that one of my oldest blog friends passed away January 31st. I say "friend," but I think I only wrote to her once, and that was a very long time ago. But y'all know how you feel when you follow someone's blog. You start to feel like you're good friends, even though you may have never even corresponded. She was one of the very first blogs I followed almost daily. I think it was way back in '98 or '99 maybe? I don't really remember. She switched host locations on the Web so her archives only go back to 2007.
She hadn't posted since December 31st. I kept going there to check for a new entry, but she never had a new post up. So this morning I decided to see if anyone had said anything about her absence in her comments on her last post. Sure enough, her brother had gotten on her blog and posted in the comments that she had passed away in her sleep on January 31st.
THE COFFEE BEAN GODDESS, Dee, was an entertaining blogger for sure. I always enjoyed her writing. She will be missed by many.
I had printed out her last recipe in her next-to-last post. I hadn't made it yet, but I will be sure to make it now in her honor. She always shared great recipes, and I still use her Sourdough Starter recipe.
Anyway, I just wanted to post an entry for her. Goodbye, Dee.