On Saturday August 23rd, we lost Tina Downey, a talented lady and a good friend in the writing community. Today we're joining together across the blogosphere to remember her and show our support.
I didn't know Tina as well as some. I'd seen her around, here and there, but had only begun interacting with her on a regular basis a few months ago, when we joined the same small writers' group. I've come to realize that was my loss.
Tina had a way of brightening us up when we'd had a bad day or were feeling down about our writing. She had a sense of humor that permeated her posts and comments, even when she was battling heath struggles that would have put most bloggers on hiatus. She was like a rainbow on a cloudy day.
Tina loved sunflowers. For this tribute, we were asked to plant or display a sunflower in her memory.
The header of Tina's blog sports a pink flamingo.
I love wind chimes, so when I saw this...
...I knew I had to have it. Every time the breeze
grazes the chimes, I'll think of her.
I'll miss your friendship, Tina.