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I’m pausing my usual blog routine tonight in remembrance of a dear woman who died yesterday. Wendy Clark was a good friend and a second mother to my kids when they were little. On most days we would speak during that early evening time when the kids were both tired and rambunctious…she called this period between 5 and 7 PM “the arsenic hours.”  She kept me laughing and sane.

Wendy was a fellow lover of plants and gardens. When I told her that we were moving to Cape Cod her response was, “Oh, now you can grow those outrageous blue hydrangeas!” I’m so sad that she’s gone, and so grateful that I knew her.

4 comments to Wendy

  • Joyce

    So sorry you are hurting from losing your dear friend. I’ve a feeling there will be a “Wendy” hydrangea celebrating what she brought to you, growing next spring at Poison Ivy Acres.

  • Having a loved one pass during the holidays can be
    difficult, for sure! Warm thought to YOU C.L.

  • Pamela

    I embrace you in your sadness—-I pray for her family and friends.

  • Thanks, everyone. Your readership and comments mean a lot to me. To be human and alive means that we’ve all experienced the loss of loved ones, so we’re all connected in this way.