Peg 'em a Line

October 18, 2007 by susan
bright shirts on clothes line

Hey C-Liners, as you know, Barbara is the mainstay of the CLB. With wit, humor and a glowing underburner of rage, she keeps the linen flapping, rain or shine. We didn't plan it this way, she's just better at it than I am. Besides, I tend to flit between Michigan and Minnesota and abandon her far too often. But she keeps it coming.
So it's time to send some good juju her way.
Her mate David got some lousy health news today and her boat's been rocked hard. More will be known on Monday, but for now it's a tough waiting game.
We joke that our line has no power, but our linen's clean. Well, today the line has power and it sizzles with clean energy directed their way.
Please add to that energy with a few words for Barbara and David, and keep them both in your thoughts in the days ahead. I'll keep you posted.

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perhansa (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 2:23pm

When someone you love is ill it tends to make background noise of everything else. I'll be thinking of you both.


MLS (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 4:21pm

May you both find comfort and strength through the love and friendship of your family and friends as well as your own beliefs to help you through this most difficult time.


Anonymous (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 5:31pm

Bad news sucks. I suppose this is as good a time as any to tell you how much I admire your well written articles and your ongoing strength to keep 'em coming and doing all you do to keep after the dirty dogs "leading" our nation. And I enjoy your humorous approach to it all, too. If I were religious, ha, I'd say I'll pray that things turn out well. But thinking of you, keeping fingers crossed and hoping for the best will have to do. (Besides, have you heard the Yiddish proverb, "If prayer worked, people would pay for it"?)
Carry on!


AAA+ (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 6:02pm

Amen to all that! I second that emotion, especially the kudos to Barbara for the writing, and the crossed fingers for a good outcome. And the Yiddish proverb made me hoot out loud. Not religious here either, but the prayer wheel is spinning anyway. Somewhere. Best wishes to you both.


Poet (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 7:06pm

Barbara--Thank you so much for all that you have written--your wit, passion, and (when needed) bluntness shines through.

David--thanks for sharing your Barbara with all of us--we willingly relinquish her back to focusing exclusively on you and whatever care you might need.

May the spiritual bond bretween you both sustain you in these difficult times.


Anonymous (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 8:24pm

So many of us enjoy Clothesline enormously, and are sorry that its "mainstay" and superb writer, Barb, is going through a tough time due to the illness of her mate. So true about illness of someone you love making everything else "background nose." As we need Barb and people like her in the foreground, I selfishly wish the return of good health for David. But I also wish it for you and David personally, Barb - often good health surprises us by being more persistent and successful at overcoming problems than we thought it might be. We're thinking very fondly of you both at this scary time, and hoping hard that the outcome is a happy one. So all best wishes from someone who greatly admires your thoughts, beliefs, and the ability to express them so well.


Anonymous (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 8:27pm

Whoops! I didn't preview the comment I just sent and when it popped on my screen post posting, I see that I talked about background "nose" rather than "noise"! The idea of a background nose rather tantalizes me, but I am embarrassed and apologize. Again, fond thoughts for good health, AJ


barbara aka babs (not verified) | October 18, 2007 - 9:47pm

Okay, you made me cry. But a nice kind of crying. You're the best, CLBers. Monday brings test results. Outcome uncertain, but trending down. I will fill in details then. Thank you, thank you. Barbara