November 9, 2016

Intermission

Verona, Wisconsin, November 9, 2016. I need a little time off. No worries; I will be back later.

13 comments:

jmartin said...

We'll play quietly in the archives (no footballs). Thinking of you, signed NOT A ROBOT.

edutcher said...

It can be a rough time.

Stay well and know we all love you.

Lissette Brizendine said...

Hope all is well for you! I look forward to your posts and truly enjoy them. I have a Thanksgiving tradition of hosting a family reunion...expecting 40 at the dinner table this year. I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with traditions and health!

Irene said...

Thank you, my sweet friend.

Elena Wright said...

Hope today is a good day for you. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.--Ellie

MayBee said...

Goodbye, sweet woman. Thank you for all you added to this world.

edutcher said...

For those who didn't see it on Althouse, Irene lost her battle yesterday.

In telling her family's story, she told the story of America and the American Dream.

And, no, she will never truly go away. She was a delightful lady and a friend.

jmartin said...

Even strained through the internet, Irene's brilliance, wit, curiosity, dedication to history, love of language (and of fashion!) were patent. I so wish that I had had the chance to meet this fascinating, incisive force. What an immeasurable and unfair loss to her family, friends, Madison colleagues and former students.

Mr. Irene said...
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Mr. Irene said...

Thank you dear readers of Amber Reunion for your kind words about Irene. I lost my beloved wife, Irene, on December 21, after six weeks of home hospice and eight years after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

I am committed to continuing her beautiful tribute to our families' histories. It was her passion and her legacy.

Heaven just got much more interesting.

I will see you soon dear readers.

Ray Bandziulis, aka Mr. Irene. Email: ray.bandziulis@charter.net

edutcher said...

Good for you, sir.

The story of your families is the story of good people who always prevailed against
adversity.

It was also Irene's story.

jmartin said...

An integral spice has disappeared from the world, and the days cannot taste the same.