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March 30, 2010


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Many people will be sharing your shock and sadness. Tragic.
I feel so very sorry for her husband and daughter and. of course, for Elspeth who felt she couldn't go on in this world.


Thats how I am feeling and have been since finding out about her death. I still cant seem to find any warning signs even in her writings... maybe to somehow explain that she is no longer with us.((((hugs ))) to you.


Hugs to you Lucy - poor Elspeth, such a shock, such a brilliant creative mind - a tragedy - feel so sad for her family left behind. xxx


I am so sorry for your loss. Although I merely an ignorant American, and have never heard of her, I read her obit and was deeply saddened that such a talented, beautiful lady perilled last week. I can easily see how she inspired so many. And although it is truly a tragedy, the good news is that even in death, she will continue to teach and inspire...

Alison Smith

words cannot explain my grief at Elspeth's death....There never seemed any suggestion that she had depression, and to leave her darling family behind will not have been an easy decision for her. Like her I too have depression and at times have felt how she did. It was not Franks fault but sometimes life just seems too much to bear. This spring I will plant flowers in her memory in my garden. If you have an e mail address for frank or address maybe you could forward it to me, he must be in so much torment just now that I would like to reach out and offer my support. My love Alison x


It's all too sad. Very shocked when I heard this the other day...she was only a bit older than I and I can't imagine...too sad...


Oh my. That's so sad. I just got Elspeth's Wonderful weekend book for Christmas and have throughly enjoyed it. What a terrible shame.



You sum up how I feel entirely - Lucy.


I didn't know Elspeth, but I am so saddened for all her dear friends who loved her.
God bless - Lurline♥

Wendy Wager

Such shocking news. Her work and influence will live on, but creativity is no protection. I thought it was. Take care x


What a wonderful woman she was and she touched so many. I loved reading her words and communicating with her, she was so kind and gracious. She will be terribly missed.


I too felt very shocked and sad. Reading her last blog posts, you would never imagine she felt so low - they are filled with optimism and new beginnings. x


Dearest Lucy~
I am so very sorry that your heart is so heavy with sadness. Even though I don't "know" you, I feel sad for your loss. Please know that you are thought of today and remember that what you do here, with your writing and pictures, is of great joy and value to so many of us. Better days are ahead! xxoo


A lovely post Lucy. I like the fact that there is blue sky above the clouds in your photo. My Nan passed away a few weeks ago but I never really cried. She was elderly and had no wish to live any longer. The fact that Elspeth was young with so many dreams and possibilities in front of her made her death all the more difficult to understand. The nature in how she died was a double shock to me. I have cried for her as though she was a relative.x

Linda Gilbert

Lucy I am so sorry that such an inspirational person and friend to you has died. May her spirit find peace and may her family learn to live with such sadness


Very sad indeed..
She will be missed by so many people in the 'real' world as well as the 'virtual' world.
I do hope her husband and daughter find some strength and warmth from the posts on her blog as well as on her obituary.
Take care Lucy.

Patsy Farghaly

I am so sorry Lucy for you, her Family nd Friends and mostly for her.May she be happy now and Rest In Peace.


I had no idea who she was, but felt I had to read and find out after seeing how her death had saddened you so much... truly a wonderfully inspiring lady and so very sad she suffered so deeply from depression. Of course it saddens you - sometimes we know far more about people we meet in blogland than we do in real life, because here we often bare our deepest feelings!


i feel sorry for you and her family. I know elspeth thomson thru your blog. she's so charming, beautiful, and sooo inspiring. may she rest in peace.

Dominique from France

Lucy, we are all with you. It is to sad and she was to young ...
God bless you Lucy.


Like you, I was shocked and saddened by the news of Elspeth Thompson's death. I didn't know her, except through her blogs and books where she was an inspiration. She always seemed to relish life in her writing so this dark cloud must have descended very completely. The grief felt by her family and friends is echoed around blog-land. It's so very, very sad.


Extremely sad news. I keep looking at her last post and the picture of her little girl's room and simply can't fathom why anyone would want to leave such a life. She must have been in really hurting.I hope you feel better soon Lucy xxx

Daniela from Argentina

now she will be in our hearts and when we look at that beautiful sky, she will be there for us....Always


I too hadn't heard of Elspeth until reading your blog entry. I have since read her blog and her obituary and am now feeling incredibly sad. I lost a sister in the same way through depression - and ache for both her husband and little Mary. Thankyou for sharing your words with us about Elspeth - through her words, her books and through those she touched in so many ways - she'll live on. Houdini x


It is so sad, from her writings it seemed she is happy person, but in her soul she was lonely and unhappy. I am very sorry thet her husband and daughter have this heavy burden for the rest of their lifes, although depression is something what can not be influenced or healed with their love they will always thik that there was something they can do. But there is nt and I am sure that Elspeth from the place where she is now she is happy and wants to tell them that she loves them and wish them all peace and happiness of the world in future.
But depression was stronger than her or their love.
I am sorry that you are so sad about it, that her death has so strong impact on your life in these days of happiness for you and your family, but time is a great healer. It is not a phrase it is something what we accept as truth during our life.

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