At 05:30am, in Scranton PA, 04:30am in my hometown of Dardenne Prairie, I poured my coffee and fired up my laptop to see what the latest blogs were. As usual Rick, of Rick & Paulette was first up and I couldn’t believe what I was reading, On Saturday two of our fellow bloggers and well liked members of the bloggers family, were tragically killed by a driver intent on committing suicide, Bruce & Margie Mallin,Bruceandmargiesfulltimejourney With tears in my eyes I read the account Rick had posted and their daughter Stephanie's entry in their blog informing us of their loss. Margie was an almost daily commenter on our blog, she was always complementary, inspiring, and helpful. Her last comment was Friday:
“We had a place by where we used to live in Calif. that made square pizzas. They were really good. What was left of your pizza looked good, too. Have a nice weekend.”
The day before:
“It's good to read that Wendy came through the surgery well. Hopefully, the next 3 weeks will pass quickly for her and you and she'll be back on that foot in no time. Take care, Sam!”
Just examples of the caring and wonderful people they were.
I always enjoyed hearing about the Granddaughters Mackenzie and Zoey, My hearts goes out to them, to lose such precious moments with both their Grandparents is hard to even think about. I hope Margie was able to get the scrapbooks she talked about near completed.
For all of us this is not only the loss of a great pair of human beings, but a reminder that life is short and unpredictable , every time you leave your loved ones tell them of your love and give them a hug.
Margie, I’ll sure Take Care, like you said, and Thank you for caring so much for us and all of our families, We will surely miss you both…. Sam & Donna.