Dec 1, 2008

My Dearest Dewey!


I have very few words to express the emptiness I feel after reading the sad news of Dewey's passing last Tuesday, Nov. 25. Dewey, the creator and host of The Hidden Side of a Leaf, Weekly Geeks, Bookworms Carnival, and many other fun blog-related challenges and carnivals, has passed away.

Her family experiences a different sort of loss that I do, and I would love to extend my condolences to them in their time of loss.

She brought a significant ray of light into the blogging community, with many of us hanging on her every typed word and her views on the books she read. She was full of energy and we will all miss her greatly. I for one will be looking for her posts for sometime to come as the news really sinks in, but I guess that shows how much I will miss her presence here. . .in the community she loved. . .and helped get me hooked on.

I hope that we as a community can offer our support for her family and keep her Weekly Geeks and Bookworm Carnival traditions going even though she will not be here.

11 comments:

Anna said...

How sad! Dewey definitely will be missed. May she rest in peace.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Stephanie said...

Unbelievable news and so sad for her husband and son. She will definitely be missed.

Stephanie said...

I am just stunned by this. Makes my heart hurt today.

Serena said...

I feel the same.

Dar said...

I am still shocked Serena. It won't be the same without her posts. She will be missed. She's resting now and not in pain anymore.

Nymeth said...

It's been hours now that I read the news, and part of me still refuses to believe.

bermudaonion said...

I was shocked when I read that this morning. I think it was so thoughtful of her husband to post that. My heart has been heavy all day.

Suey said...

I, too, hope we can keep some of her fun ideas and events going. Sort of a way to keep her memory alive among our book blogging community.

Bookfool said...

I was thinking the same thing -- that it would be nice if we could somehow keep the Weekly Geeks and carnival thing going. I've never participated in the book carnival, but I always hoped to join in someday.

So, so sad. I haven't been able to come up with a word to post in her memory, but I'm visiting all of the blog tributes, hoping that will help it sink in.

Serena said...

Dewey Rocked! I will miss her light! I will miss her posts. I will miss her.

I hope that we can carry on the carnivals and weekly geeks and 24-hour readathons...I always wanted to participate in the readathon.

Joanne said...

Dewey will be missed so greatly, her blog really was a home to so many in the blogging community and her enthusiasm was tremendous. :(