Missing You   12 comments

Part of this I wrote already on the About Page:

This site is a labor of love.

My best friend and “sister”, Alice aka Dearest, was the founder of Power Surge – first on America Online, then as a free-standing site for over 20 years. We were best friends for about 18 of those years, talking about every other day for 2-3 hours at a time.

The day of Alice’s funeral, we had a beautiful butterfly just waiting outside the door when I took our dog out.

I have never seen a butterfly like this – no one here in Virginia has seen anything like this either and I never saw it again. It just sat there on the flower pot and “posed” for this picture. I like to think it was Alice saying goodbye to me.


It’s several weeks later and I’ve been given Power Surge.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it going or not.  Certainly, it will never be as special a place as it was with Alice at the helm.

I look around the house and see things that remind me of Alice.  Gifts, print outs, silly stuff, memories, the entire AOL message boards on floppy disks…

Alice, I love you and will miss you always…


Posted October 5, 2013 by MaryO in In Memory

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  3. I can’t seem to find the words to write here. To me, Alice will always be alive. Alive in my heart, in my memory. When we spoke on the phone ~ which wasn’t often, maybe 2 or 3 times a year, it was like I was talking to a friend that I had known my entire life. She had that impact on people. She left her mark on so many women….in so many ways. You rescued me, Alice. And when I look at the stars in the sky at night, I still feel like you are here….still helping me deal with this new journey of pain in my life. I like that you came to Mary as a butterfly. Isn’t that just like you! Rest easy dear lady. Tell my Charlie I said hello!

    Till we meet again………….Much Love. Kleeo

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