Monday, March 17, 2008

Blogging Hiatus for Kelly

I will be blogging very little to not at all for a couple of weeks. My grandmother, Phyllis Neese, died today.

We were very close and she was one of my strongest boosters as a writer and biggest fans. A good part of what I am today I owe to her and to being a third generation science fiction and fantasy fan. After all, how many people can say that their grandmother was part of the letter writing campaign to save the original Star Trek? I'm doing all right at the moment, but I expect that a good deal of that is shock.

It was both very fast and relatively painless and very sudden (though not wholly unexpected) which is a small mercy.


Michael Damian Thomas said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Gretchen said...

Dear Kelly,

You and Phyllis are in my prayers tonight. I remember Phyllis so fondly, and have often wondered how she has fared through the years. I am very sorry to hear she has passed through the veil.
With deepest sympathy,

Maria Lima said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Kelly. My thoughts are with you.

-- Maria

Cherry Leigh Slice said...

My deepest sympathies are with you during this time of sorrow.

jen@youwouldthink said...

{{Kelly}}, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and condolences are with you and yours, and if there's any little thing I can do, please don't hesitate to email. Take care, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. Sending peace and strength your way. Beth

Anonymous said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

- Ryan

Kelly Swails said...

My sympathies. You and yours are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Your family are in our thoughts, Kelly. You take care.

Kelly McCullough said...

Thank you all for the sympathy and the good thoughts and wishes. It really helps at a hard time. She was a grand old lady and I shall miss her more than I can say.

Mariah said...

All the words I can think of to comfort or condole seem wrong, so all I can say is that you and L and the kitties are in my thoughts, and I hope you are all doing alright.

Kimberly Frost said...

Kelly -

Your grandmother sounds amazing. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thoughts are with you,