the13thfairy: (Cailleach - Winter Crone)
Jo Hana Goldberg
August 2, 1970 – December 28, 1996

10 years ago tomorrow Jo passed from our company. That name may not mean anything to some of you, and it may mean quite a lot to the rest.

10 years ago tomorrow I inherited BayCon ConOps in a way I never wanted to, and in a way it was never meant to be handed off.

And I realized that it’s been a long time since I visited her grave. Even though I wave every time I drive by.

So a group of her friends are going to go visit her this Sunday, December 31. We’re planning on meeting up at Rolling Hills Cemetary between 12:30 and 1pm. We’re not planning on staying too terribly long as it can get COLD out there (as anyone who was at her funeral will remember). But an hour or two to visit Jo and see some old friends seems the right thing.

And it occurred to me that there are some people who might want to visit her besides me.

Here’s the particulars:

Rolling Hills Memorial Park
4100 Hilltop Drive
El Sobrante, CA

I will be going out there before Sunday to re-orient myself to where her grave is so that it is more easily findable when there are more of us.

I know this is terribly late notice, and please understand that there is no pressure to participate. In fact, you can go on your own at any time if you wish.

But I hope to see some of you there. Oh, and feel free to forward this to anyone you know of who might be interested in visiting Jo with other friends of hers who might not have gotten this.

Thanks muchly.

Sabre
the13thfairy: (Eclipse)
So - it's been almost 10 years since my friend Jo died (complications of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma that was diagnosed too late because Kaiser is in the business of killing people, not helping them).

She was younger than me and at the time I had known her for 10 years. I met her at [livejournal.com profile] firehair28's 16th birthday party up at Greyhaven and thought she and her friend Mischa were cool. All this time later Mischa is married to another good friend of mine and they have two kids and my life is richer for having them in it, and poorer for not having Jo.

So yeah - I think I need to poke some people about a visit to her grave.

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