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Joe, your mailbox is full. But I'll just post my message here...

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Posted to Thread #16017 at 12:41 pm on Aug 29, 2009

I'm sitting here in shock reading of Randi's passing. What a dear she was, amid so much pain she still gave to all her friends here. I hope that she has found peace, and I'll keep her family in my thoughts.

Joe wrote me privately before he posted the news on the board. I only just now got the message. PLEASE forgive me for what must have seemed a callous disregard for a tragic and important message. I have just started a new full-time job teaching English at our local high school, my kids have also started school, hockey practice has started and my husband is out of town. I have been beside myself and have not even checked in here in a few days.

None of that matters though, in the face of what has happened. I just wanted to let you know that I DO care, very much. Randi will be missed. I still have her dried porcini that she so kindly sent me. I never used any of it because I wasn't sure what to do with it or how to use the dried mushrooms. She was going to send me some recipes when things calmed down for her with her husband's illness and death, but I don't think they ever did calm down. If someone would care to send me instructions/tips/recipes on how to use those porcini I will make something delicious in her honor.

Rest in peace, dear Randi.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -JRRT

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