Friends and family in a close proximity to me and/or Clarion know that my sister, Amy, had a cerebral hemorrhage on Wednesday evening. It was and is serious. She remains in the University of Minnesota hospital. Another sister, her husband and I spent all of yesterday there.
Since there was a number of friends from here who knew what had happened, I emailed a 'batch' of them this morning.
Here is a portion of what I wrote:
"A couple of things you might like to know about Amy. She had breast cancer when she was 45; her kids were moving through upper elementary school. She wanted to be able to see them grow up. She is now 70! In 2000 on Christmas Eve, their house burned. While firefighters were battling the flames, she collapse in the street. They said an adrenalin surge........she was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. A pacemaker/defib was advised for her as doctors said they couldn't take a chance on that happening to her again.
(Since I have a new way of sending Karen's Korners, whenever/if you reply to what has been sent, it doesn't come back to me. There is an address but I don't know how to access them! Please don't take my lack of response back to you as not interested. If you Do want to let me know your thoughts.....any time, use firstname.lastname@example.org until I learn how to access the reply responses.)