Dear Friends of Judy Bloomgardener,
Thank you for visiting Judy’s Memorial Blog. During the last months of her life, Judy was absorbed in creating a large hanging collage, with photos of all the key icons and relationships of her life. Her idea was that every photo represented a jewel in Indra’s net, an ancient Hindu symbol of how everything and everybody is interconnected. Each one of you is also one of those jewels. The photo at the top of this page is of her collage, hanging from a net.
We hope you can find your way around this blog easily. The heart of the blog is a page devoted to messages from all of you. Just click ‘Messages‘ at the top of any page and you will be there. We hope you will also want to add a message of your own. If so, just click ‘How to Post‘ at the top of each page, and there will be simple instructions on how to do this. We have posted Judy’s obituary on a page called ‘Judy’s Story‘. We want to write a more elaborate version of her life story soon, so check back in a month or so. And we also encourage you to go to Judy’s own blog, where there are articles she has written, and where we plan to post sections from her memoir. We also hope you will visit the ‘Photos‘ page to see what we have collected, and also let us know if there are any photos you’d like the blog gatekeepers ( Barbara, Elisabeth, Kate or Michelle) to post there for you. If you include photos with your messages you do not need to go through the gatekeepers. Two mysterious events surrounding Judy’s death moved us all, and we have told the story of that on the page labeled ‘Noodles and a Moth‘. Finally, if you want to check on what a specific person has said, check under ‘Authors‘.
We hope to see many of you at Judy’s memorial service on Saturday, February 4, at 3 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House at 225 Rooney St.