Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sadness

To my dear blogging friends and website customers:

I won't be blogging for at least the next week. My beloved older brother Russell passed away suddenly on Friday night while in his hotel room in San Jose, California on a business trip. Russ was a respected life long journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He was out in California reporting for a tech conference, and although details of his passing are still not fully known, it appears that he caught a bug and was not feeling well. He was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

~Janet~

40 comments:

  1. Janet,
    So very sorry to hear of your brother sudden passing. It is very hard to loose a sibling. You take care & you will be in my thoughts & prayers.

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  2. i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. you and your family are in my prayers.

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  3. Janet

    I am so sorry to hear about your beloved brothers passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care and know I am thinking about you.

    Lisa
    XXOO

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  4. Janet, Please accept my Condolences. I am so very Sorry... Jamie

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. I will hope all goes well with the arrangements and you will have the strength to endure this sad news. Brenda @ justabedofroses.com

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  6. Janet~ I am holding you and your family close to my heart~ I am so very sorry.~Sharon

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  7. Janet ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother ~ I will remember your family in my prayers ~
    Lori

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  8. oohh im so sorry for your loss!
    shocking! we will all be here to help you get thru it.
    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
    oxoxox,
    jessi

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  9. Janet...I am so sorry for the loss of your brother..Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers...It is very hard to suddenly lose someone dear to you..
    Peace be with you..
    Debbie xxxooo

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  10. Janet,
    Been thinking of you alot since I found out your brother passed away, how sad and sudden. He lived close to our neck of the woods, and I hope that you will be able to have much strength to get thru this and make all the necessary arrangements.
    Anita

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  11. Janet... I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
    Stephanie

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  12. Janet... The passing of those we love can be such a difficult time... Just know there are those who care and are praying for you and your family...

    HUGS TO YOU

    JO

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  13. Dear Janet, I'm so very sorry to hear about your brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you all
    take care.

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  14. I am deeply saddened for you Janet. You have my most sincere sympathy. If there is anything at all I can do, call me.
    You and your family are in my prayers - may God be with you during this unexpected passing of a loved and cherished one.
    My arms are hugging you in an embrace, across the miles from Oregon to Florida, and my heart is hurting for you greatly - Take care luv, Sherri

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  15. Janet,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and your family in this time of sadness. I will be praying for you. Victoria

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  16. Oh Janet, so sorry.
    My thoughts are with you and your family
    Alison

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  17. I am so sorry about your brother. I pray that God will keep you stong during this time.

    Take time to grieve - we'll wait for your return.

    Wrapping you in hugs of love and prayers,
    Deborah

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  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Janet....I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie@CozyCottage

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  20. Oh Janet,

    My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

    God Bless,

    Joy
    xo

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  21. Janet,
    My Heart go's out to you and your family. So Sorry to hear that news.
    Please take comfort in knowing that we are all thinking about you.
    Mandii

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  22. So sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. I am so sorry. I will be remembering you and your family. xoRachel

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  24. Very sorry for his passing.
    Take time to be with family and come back when your ready.

    Glenda

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  25. So sad to hear...my thoughts are with you,Sue

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  26. Janet, I know we already chatted but I wanted to tell you again how sorry I am and that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.~xo

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  27. Janet my dear friend~I am so so sorry for your terrible loss. You & your family are in my prayers & I send you my sincere sympathy. Please know that I am thinking of you & sending my love~xo tutts

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  28. Janet I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. Dearest Janet,
    I am so sorry to hear your news.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have so many people thinking kinds thoughts your way, sweet Janet.
    Take care, love~Tracie

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  30. Dear Janet

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there.

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  31. You don't know me but I've bought a few things from you off eBay & I've been reading your blog so I kinda feel like I have gotten to know you a bit. I'm very sorry to hear of your brother's passing...I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

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  32. Janet,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's death. I know you will all miss him terribly.

    You and your family are in my prayers.
    xo Lidy

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  33. Oh Janet, You have my sincerest condolences.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
    So sorry.

    Kimberly

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  34. Dearest Janet,
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Hugs Dear One,
    Nancy

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  35. Dear Janet,

    I am "SO SORRY" for the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Please find comfort in knowing that......
    your many friends care very deeply!

    ~HUGS TO YOU~
    Emily
    xoxo

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  36. I will be praying for you and your family shabby janet~ I am so very sorry for your dear loss .

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  37. Hello Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Siobhan xo

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  38. Dear Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  39. Dearest Janet,
    I was so very sorry to read that you lost your lovely brother so suddenly. I lost one of my closest girlfriends suddenly on the 15th, she was more like a sister to me. I would like to offer you my sincere and very heartfelt condolences, and though i know there is nothing we can say to take away your hurt, please know that many people all around the world have you and your family in their thoughts and hearts.


    Take Care Hon,
    Blessings,
    Shannon xo

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  40. Janet,
    I am very sorry to hear of you and your families loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers too. Hang in there, you are cared for.

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