Thursday, November 7, 2013


With great sadness and a broken heart, I come to tell you that my sister Aiyana passed away September 27, 2013. You know by her very popular blog ( Water When Dry) ironically  her last post entry was  titled -Time to say Goodbye.  She died of complications from surgery. Sadly her beloved husband passed away four months earlier. My sister was two years older that me and that made her "THE BOSS."  I depended on her for the answers to all my life's questions.  She became a expert in everything that interested her and that was almost everything!  Our family is still in the denial stage- after all, she was "larger than life"- how could this happen????.   
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;


Claude said...

I am deeply saddened by your loss... i never met your sister in person, but I always appreciated her blog, her intelligence and her humor. I'll remember her, And you, in my thoughts. She will be missed.

Julie said...

Dear PD, I am so shocked and am crying over the loss of one of my favorite blogging buddies! I had not heard about her husband either. I am just so sorry for your and so many peoples loss. She was such an awesome person. I will never forget her. I had no idea you guys were sisters! I thought you were friends, and now I know you were friends as well as sisters! I think of her so many times during each year. Her painted rock collection, her beautiful gardens and cactus, her vast knowledge. She was one of a kind. I always remember her poem "Into the Vast" she had on her blog. I sure will miss her.
God bless you and your family at this time. Thanks for letting us know.
Hugs and kisses,

Teri Casper said...

I heard about your loss on Julie's Blog. Such a shock and such a loss. I knew her just a little from her Blog and she was so knowledgeable and nice.
My sympathy to you and her family.

Pudgeduck said...

Thank you for your kind words. My niece will try and post info on her blog...

Julie said...

Dear Pudgeduck...hope you are well. Miss hearing from you. Missing Aiyana. Love, Julie