My darling daughters were both on a blogging site called journalspace and I enjoyed reading their creative writings. I also became interested in posting my thoughts and signed up on the site myself. What I did not know at the time was that I signed up not only as a place to write but became part of a unique community.
I made a lot of friends fast and one of the first to respond to me was a woman whose pen name was “Westy” who is Dorrie Van Cleef. She lives in
and is such an interesting writer with a creative talent for blog designs. She
offered to design two for me this one and my archaeology site called “Digging
in the Dirt.”
Dorrie was the heart of the journalspace community always encouraging and inventing thing like the JS secret santa and the ledgen of the furries. She kept a log of everyone on JS and encourage us. When the journalspace site crashed and could not be reborn it was Dorrie who kept us all in contact even though we were now blogging on different sites. When I set up this site my blog design was ho hum and Dorrie said she still had my JS designs on file and reset them on blogger. I love these “Westy Designs” and think of her every time I post here.
Today our JS friend Westy/Dorrie is recovering from an airplane crash and is in a coma in a German hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with her as she heals