Worry From the Land Down Under

September 21, 2006 at 5:14 pm 8 comments


My body is in Ohio today, but my head is in Australia with my girl down under. If she had a blog or I knew she wouldn’t be mad at me, I would ask everyone, all you nice, funny, compassionate people, to send her a note. She’s had just one tragedy after another over the last week and I’ve never heard her so down.

She and I met over the internet. A pen pal site I think, it’s been awhile ago. We wrote back and forth for a little over a year and then she came here and stayed with us for a month last summer. Like twins from different mothers, Barb and I yakked practically non-stop from her arrival to her departure. Everyone liked her, and I made sure she had a real midwestern summer experience- She was forced to judge the Queen’s contest at the pottery festival, we took her to a baseball game when the weather was so hot even our sweat was sweating, and even tried hooking her up with a date while she was here. Barb is one of those people that is so thoroughly good she glows with it. Smart, wise and funny. Think good thoughts for my girl Barbara.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stacy  |  September 21, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    Good thoughts flowin’ out.

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  • 2. Ordinary Janet  |  September 21, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    same here-good thoughts for Barb!

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  • 3. DaveM  |  September 22, 2006 at 2:29 am

    Life can be a sod sometimes, its like when you’re down it kicks you and then it kicks you some more. You sit back and think if these events were spaced out I could handle them easier. But its not like that unfortunately. It sounds as if she is a very friendly personality so I’m sure she has friends over in Aus. who will rally round and help her through it.

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  • 4. Sunflower Optimism  |  September 22, 2006 at 8:08 am

    Positive thoughts, healing and a great big virtual hug to Barbara.

    Isn’t it frustrating when someone you care about is hurting and there’s not a thing you can do to make it better? No matter whether it’s a family member in your own home, or a dear friend on the other side of the world.

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  • 5. Kat Campbell  |  September 22, 2006 at 9:17 am

    Thanks y’all, I haven’t heard from her in a couple of days and I’m a little worried.

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  • 6. sandy  |  September 24, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    I’m late kat so I hope you have heard from Barb and that the news is good and life is being kind.
    Sending good thoughts. Kat.

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  • 7. Gela's Words  |  September 25, 2006 at 7:06 am

    Hope your friend is fine. Life is just rough sometimes though.

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  • 8. Guyana-Gyal  |  September 26, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    Does she read your blog? Have you heard from her since then?

    My sis. who lives in the USA has not heard from her best gal pal in a while too [she also lives in the USA], and my sis. is worried.

    Barb, I hope all is fine with you, and if you’re reading this, call your friend Kat.

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