Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Good morning!
Many of you know that 
I was lucky enough to meet
Susie from She Junks
a couple of years ago.
Now, the funny thing is
this picture was taken a couple of years ago
when Ted was in treatment
for his cancer. 
How appropo to find this picture
because this is how she looks 
NOW, too!

She lives close to my daughter
in Indiana so my daughter and I met her at 
Horton's (fabulous place by the way)
when I was visiting my daughter.

After that, her husband, Ted,
(she calls him Teddy Bear)
was diagnosed with cancer
and was hospitalized.
We were able to visit them both
when Ted was in the hospital.
MyHero speaking as a cancer survivor
and giving hope to Ted for the future.

After not hearing from Susie
in the past few weeks,
I texted her.
She is safe and well but has
Because of Ted's delicate health
they cannot have anyone in their home
to do anything.

Most of you know that if you were on
Susie's Blog List,
she always left a comment.

Right now-
She feels isolated, lonesome
and anxious.
Ted's health continues to be
an on-going issue.

Please leave a message for her here
and I will make sure she gets them somehow.

IF you would like to send her a card,
or a few words of cheer,
please send me a separate email
and I will send you a private email
with her address.
My direct email is

Keep her in your prayers,
or send her virtual well-wishes
Thank you all so much.

Stay Safe-
Still Sorting & Purging here!
your photo name


Pom Pom said...

Thinking of Susie! God bless you and Ted!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...will pray for Susie this morning. So sweet of you to post this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Gert said...

Oh thank you Diana. I will get a card off to her, I’ve been checking daily for an update and have really been concerned. They continue to be on my prayers


Vee said...

Yes, I will be requesting a snail mail addy. Not fun to be so isolated without people real or cyber. Good thing that no one is ever truly alone. Susie is beautiful even wearing a mask.

~Hang in there, Susie, One day at a time; Keep looking up. Love to you both.~

And love to you, Diana, for being the link between us.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

So glad you are in touch...was wondering about her. I will send another card.


I'm glad you are in touch with Susie. Thanks for the update!

Estelle's said...

Of course I would love to say hello to Susie and give her a distant hug...she is a real sweetheart...sending love from Texas...hopefully they have nice weather and she can get outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sun!

Kathy Plake said...

Awww Thank You for this. It has been a difficult year. Thankfully, Mom (Susie) and Ted were pretty much pros at isolation and social distancing since his blood marrow transplant last April. My sisters and I have been doing what we can. One of us lives nearby and has dropped off groceries. Hopefully our distancing restrictions will ease soon and more of us will get to visit. I am sure they both would benefit from a lot of hugs.

Jeanie said...

Thanks, Diana. And for Susie --

I'm glad you are well and that you and Ted are hanging in there. I know this time is especially nerve wracking for you, given the high risk concerns but as you know, laying low is the right thing to do and if that means no computer, well -- serious bummer, but also the right thing to do. Please do continue to take care. The prayers keep coming.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is so frustrating in this time when being on line means so much. I will definitely keep them in my thoughts and prayers and hope that some way their services can be righted soon.

Sandra said...

so sad that she has to be without internet now. i have a friend in Savananh with the same issue, they moved the week before the shut down, into a cottage on a retirement village. the only thing they have is their phones and a few of the cable channels that are free. no interent, can't pay bills etc.. prayers for Susie and her husband

Jan said...

So glad you are keeping in touch with her.

Susie-continuing to pray for you and Ted. Take care and God Bless you!

Junkchiccottage said...

Thank you for the update on Susie and Ted. I was worried when I did not hear back from emailing her and not seeing her post. Glad to hear it is a technical problem and not health issues. Thanks Diana for the post.
Have a great day.

Doris said...

I was wondering how they are doing. Was going to email her but I guess that would not have been satisfactory....thank you for checking up on them! Please let her know that I think of them and pray for them often. I miss hearing from her. Oh God, hear our prayers! (I'm so ready for this to be over but I desire good health as well)
Bless you, Diana! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have been wondering about them and praying for them both. I thought they might have had to really rein it in but I was concerned that she didn't update us. I hope she can get back online soon. Oh how we miss her sweet comments! Thank you SO much for letting us know, Diana! You are the best friend anyone could have! Sweet hugs to Susie and Teddy Bear and to you and your precious hubby too!

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is wonderful of you to let everyone know this. I hope they will soon have a much brighter future!!

wisps of words said...

Yes, you are a Blogging Treasure! To send out news, about other bloggers, who can use some cheer and good wishes.

Will email you...

Find Beauty
In This Time
Of Pain...

R's Rue said...


Dewena said...

Thank you for this word about Susie, Diana. Of course this time must be especially difficult for her. Even with a big family near them, not to be able to see and hug their wonderful children and grands has to be so hard in addition to her constant concern for Ted. What an amazing woman she is! Please let her know that many are praying for them both. Sending love to them and to you,

Wanda said...

Oh Diana ~ Thank you so much... I been wondering about Susie and Ted. She is such a faithful visitor and always comment back. I love that about her. So please let her know how much she is missed and we will continue to pray for her and Ted.

Ann Thompson said...

I don't know Susie but I'm sending hugs and prayers

Theresa said...

Thank you for letting me know. I love her❤️ I would love to send her a card. Prayers for her and Ted๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Terri D said...

Bless you for giving friends a place to wish Susie and Ted well. I don't follow her but am happy to meet her through you. Please let her know I have added them to my prayer list and do please keep us posted until she is back online again. Hugs!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Testing my reply - thanks Diana!

bobbie said...

I am leery of sending them a card ~ better they be safe than sorry...

But I send them cyber hugs and vibes for staying strong ~

Thanks for doing this for them, Diana ~

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, Susie just popped into my mind the other day because she would write like clock work even through her troubles, but I was concerned because of all the sickness going around. I am glad to hear that she is well and so sorry she is having trouble with her internet. Incidentally, I am having trouble too and I agree with her that I don't want anyone to come into the house that doesn't belong here now, especially when I can't even let my kids in..When you talk to her will you tell her I am thinking of her and Ted and give her my love..xxoJudy

Red Rose Alley said...

I have thought about Susie a lot, Diana. I'm glad to hear she's Ok. She is one of my favorite blog sisters, and I really miss her. Please tell her I'm thinking about her, and I miss her wonderful posts.....the sunsets, the snow on her deck, the flowers, and all the happenings in her life. It's no fun not having computer service, especially right now, but tell her that she is missed and thought of by so many.


Carla from The River said...

Thank you Diana,
I have Susie's address. I will get a card out to her.

Please send her a message from me, saying Hi from Carla in Wisconsin. Lots of prayers to her. And I thank her for praying for my military boy.
Love, Carla

Bless said...

Thank you for the update. Glad to know she is OK.

Kay G. said...

Everyone loves sweet Susie and her Teddy Bear! And I am one of them!
Please send my love to her!!
Diana, I remember when you met up with her. I was so ENVIOUS! :-)

jack69 said...

We were late in the game, but You made their lives real. God bless you guys, and our prayers are going up and sending positive thoughts your way.
Thanks Nana, U B sweet!
Sherry & jack

Melanie said...

Susie, I don't know you but I will be keeping you and your hubby in my prayers!

Melanie from Comfy House

Terra said...

You are good to post this, let Susie know we are thinking of her. I will email you for her street address so I can send a card of encouragement.

Debby Ray said...

Prayers going up for Susie and her “Teddy Bear”. Thank you sharing, Diana.

Henny Penny said...

Thank you Diana. Sending best wishes to Susie and Ted.

Karen said...

Praying for Susie and Ted, for continued healing and peace of mind - and, if she still has a blog, I'll visit!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Please give her my love. I have been concerned that we haven't heard from her. I feel terrible that with all that she is going through that she is cut off from her blogging friends now too. xo Laura

Rose L said...

I will mail a card to you to forward on to her! Hope that works for you!

Laurie said...

oh my gosh I have been wondering how susie is,, thank you so much for the update, I hope you and your family are all well!

CHERI said...

I don't know Susie...had not heard of her blog but my heart certainly goes out to her. So much to deal with. Susie, I'm sending up a special prayer for you and your Teddy Bear. Hang in there!

Diana said...

Hi to Susie! Jerry (hubby) and I are praying for you and Ted! I actually have read your blog now and then. Sending you both much love and many blessings! (Thank you for doing this Diana.)

Buttercup said...

Lots of prayers for Susie and Ted. We've been corresponding and seeing this note, I'll send her another card tomorrow.