Friday, November 28, 2014

Sad News

Sunset on Tuesday.

There was a death in the family on Thanksgiving day. My stepmother died peacefully, in the hospital, with her husband (my Dad) and her sisters at her bedside. She had been fighting stage four cancer for over 4 years.

So, I will be away from the blog for a time to attend her funeral.

Thanks to all of you for being there. Now, please walk away from the Internet for a sec and go hug someone you love now.




Trade Loeffler said...

Sorry for the sad news, Mike. That's a real bummer.

Mike said...

Sorry, Mike. Yes, cherish the time you have.

Dan Reynolds said...

may she rest in peace. blessings to you, mike, and your family in this sad hour

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks for your kind words. You guys are amazing. Half of Pittsburgh came to the viewing and the funeral. My stepmom was a very well-liked lady. Lots of people, from kids to some bodybuilding guys who were trainers at the gym she went to, childhood friends, neighbors, etc. And on Monday night, my phone rang. It was cartoonist Don Orehek, who had met her a couple of years ago at the Reubens. We all sat at the same table during the awards ceremony and he remembered talking with her that night. He really liked her.

So many of you have been through this yourselves. Thank you for your support and all the best to all of you who responded via email, regular mail, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter and this here blog. I have to say it again: you guys are amazing.