R.I.P. Gloria

My wonderful friend of over 20 years passed away this evening after a long fight. I have taken so many photos of her over the years that I wanted to share them and since there are way too many to send via email, I’m taking this way to do so. I hope even those of you who didn’t know her except through my blog might enjoy seeing the photos of this beautiful woman. She was a fine artist and writer as well as an adventurous soul who had many far flung adventures in her life, moving from New York City to Florida to the Grand Canyon to Ecuador and finally to Mexico. She leaves behind her three sons: Steve, Robert and John as well as grandchildren and friends from years living in both Guadalajara and Ajijic.  R.I.P. dear friend. Here lie recorded our many adventures together.


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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

48 thoughts on “R.I.P. Gloria

  1. Connie McCourt

    Sorry for yours and her family’s loss Judy. That’s a beautiful pictorial tribute. She looks like she knew how to live life with gusto🙏❤️❤️

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  2. Anonymous

    I loved your beautiful photo tribute to your friend. It made me sad that I did not know this wonderful woman. I’m so sorry for your loss. –Rita


  3. slmret

    A wonderful photo tribute to a great friend who looks as if she knew how to enjoy life in whatever setting! So sorry you’ve lost her, but there will always be wonderful memories!


  4. Perry

    I loved her poem: “The Men in My Life!” As I recall it was titled! She had a mischevious, intriguing smile that I was curious about!; thinking, she’s got many a story up her sleeve! Condolence to you Judy! As my great Uncle used to say to me as a child: “Parting is such sweet sorrow!”


  5. Catherine Dovey

    What a beautiful tribute to Gloria. Great pictures of the two of you over the years blended in there. She will be missed. Hugs to you Judy.


  6. Sheila

    What a lovely tribute, Judy! Gloria definitely attracted a camera well.
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Gloria as a wildly talented artist; an off-beat personality and creator, game for anything. Rest In Creativity, Gloria


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