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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

R.I.P. Maura

She was deathly afraid of guns. Told me that she would turn around if she walked down a grocery store aisle if there were a uniformed police officer there with a gun on his hip. When I told her about my interest in guns she was shocked.

But we were dear friends. She trusted me. I coaxed her into the world of shooting. She bought a Walther P22.

She even blogged about it as a guest blogger on the old "North" blog. She supported me starting North and then starting the Gun Blog Black List. She became an advocate for gun rights.

My friend passed away this morning.

I love you and I'm going to miss you terribly.




21 comments:

Keads said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear of this. I grieve for the loss of a fine woman. If you have any info on arrangements please email me.

Aaron said...

Condolences on losing a friend. Sounds like she was an outstanding individual.

MuddyValley said...

So very sorry.

Matt said...

Rob, I'm so sorry to hear this. I actually remember those posts you mentioned above.

TinCan Assassin said...

Damn.

John Feralirishman said...

North, I am so very sorry to hear this.
My deepest condolences.

Old NFO said...

I'm so sorry. Thoughts and prayers for the family. May she rest in peace.

hiswiserangel said...

I am so very sorry, her friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura said...

what the hell??!?


i'm so sorry, North. in the few exchanges we had, she seemed like a pretty awesome person. i think about her from time to time, too. :(

Murphy's Law said...

Very sorry, indeed. But never forget the good times. Remember them often.

kymber said...

oh North - i can't even believe this! i know what good friends you were, and she and i shared a few emails as well. she seemed like a fantastic person and i loved her blog, and the blog posts that she did here! can you share more information about her death? i know that sounds crass but i would like to know more. if her family is taking donations or if there is a charity that she would like donations sent to in her name, please let us know.

i really know how close you were to her. it's breaking my heart. you know how to get in touch with me if you need a shoulder. i am so very sorry, buddy. so sorry.

you and yours and Maura's family will be in our special prayers.

your friend,
kymber

JaneofVirginia said...

Rob,

I am so very sorry for the loss of Maura, your friend, and for the loss of this wonderful person from our blogging community.

Glenn B said...

My condolences to you, to her family and to her loved ones. very sad indeed.

Red Woman said...

Oh no! This is terrible news. I am so, so sorry. I followed her blog about real food until she decided not to blog anymore. Sendng prayers your way.

Blessings,
Red

kx59 said...

JEEZ! North! This is horrible news.
Maura was the sweetest person on earth.
I found Maura via the blogs and we commented on each other's frequently.
I am so sorry for your loss.
And, perhaps to a lesser extent not having met her personally, I feel a sense of loss as well.

J Smug said...

My breaks for you losing a dear friend.

armedlaughing said...

So sorry to hear, my friend!
She was indeed good people.

I am sorry for your loss.


gfa

Borepatch said...

Damn. She was far too young. I'm so sorry, North.

Jennifer said...

Oh no! Just saw this. I am so very sorry. My deepest condolences.

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

I just saw this... so I'm so sorry for the late comment... my deepest sympathies and condolences...

Dann in Ohio

threecollie said...

So sorry to read this. It is terrible to lose a good friend.