My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

A Wonderful Blog Friend Has Said Goodbye…



I happened to click through to my friend Sue Turner’s blog today and was so shocked to read that she passed on this summer. I knew she was struggling with some issues but never realized it was so serious. Sue was not one to complain or dwell on her own problems.

Sue’s blog Tumblewords was a popular place with many bloggers. She shared her wonderful artwork and poetry there and touched the hearts of so many of us, through the years.  

I considered Sue to be a friend, beyond just stopping by at each other’s blogs to comment. We often emailed back and forth and I got to know her as a gentle, talented and thoughtful person.

I am just stunned by the shock of this and so sad writing this. 

Sue’s granddaughter has posted a final post for Sue over at Tumblewords. If you knew Sue too, do stop by.

Farewell dear Sue, love you…you will not be forgotten.


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

14 thoughts on “A Wonderful Blog Friend Has Said Goodbye…

  1. Oh, Geraldine…I am, like you, shocked and so so sad. Hard to type while crying. A bright light gone from this world to the next. May Sue’s beautiful light continue to shine in places we have yet to visit.

  2. I’m sitting here just overwhelmed myself, crying…Sue’s spirit will continue and go on as will the beauty that she shared through her artwork and poems. It’s just such a shock right now. 😦

  3. Gentle hugs to you as you walk through this valley.

  4. This is a very nice tribute. Sue sounds like a special person and her spirit will live on, through her artwork and words.

  5. Geraldine, I am so very sorry to hear that you have lost a blogging friend, she sounds like a wonderfully talented person that many of us would have loved to meet.


  6. A beautiful tribute to a dear friend, I never met her, but I’m sorry for your loss, ’cause I know how dear and wonderful friends you can find through blogger or wordpress, I’m so sorry G. hugs and my heart goes out to her family

  7. OMG, I am shocked also. Thanks for telling us.

  8. Hi Green Light Lady, Thanks so much for the hugs. And to Sue’s family too.

    Hi Joseph, Sue was one of my first blog pals online. A lovely, caring and supportive person. I’ll never forget her.

    Hi Jen, I’m sorry you didn’t get the chance to know Sue, Jen. I’m sure you would have enjoyed her blog.

    Hi Lorraine, I actually noted Tumblewords on your blog follow list Lorraine, that’s why I let you know about her passing. She did post a few times at Woven Dreams, do you remember that? Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words, most appreciated.

    Hi Teri, Yes, it is such a shock. I’m still reeling from this news today. I hope Sue’s granddaughter gets a chance to update the comments left at Tumblewords by now. I’m sure there are quite a few. Sue was a beloved member of the blogging community.

    Hugs, G

  9. You’re right, I remember now I also remember some of her sketches were outstanding, thanks for the reminder, I appreciate that G, and again I’m very sorry

  10. So sad. We just don’t expect blogging friends to leave us. They all seem so immortal.

  11. i read this a couple of days back… thank you for posting of her recent passing… what a wonderful gal… beautiful poet… and talented artist… our lives are blessed to have known her through poetry blogging… ms pie

  12. Hi Lorraine, I thought you’d probably remember, Lorraine as you visited her blog a number of times. I’m so sorry too. 😦

    Hi Valerie, That’s true Val, I agree. Seems like our blog pals will go on forever. But maybe we will, in another place. Sue’s beautiful artwork and words will live on, that’s for sure.

    Hi Ms. Pie. She really was, on all counts. It’s so nice to see you again btw.

    Hugs to All, G

  13. Geraldine, thank you so much for the kind words about my grandma. You are most correct, she was a gentle, talented and thoughtful person. She has left a gaping hole in our hearts that we can only begin to fill with the wonderful memories we are fortunate to have.

  14. Geraldine, I hadn’t visited Sue’s blog, but can understand how you feel…so very sorry for your loss and everyone’s whose lives she touched through her writing…sending comforting hugs to you, my friend…xx

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