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…