Thursday, November 29, 2007


Walt wrote a journal called The Diatom Project.

He and his wife Bonnie stayed up and online all night.

He was company to me on a lot of sleepless nights.

He always signed everything Bonnie and Mal...they were so close, they were like one person.

Mal was his online name.

He died a while back.


kamdghwmw said...

Oh I had no idea. I am so sorry.

plieck30 said...

This sounds familiar now. Was the wife the one who was real sick and he took care of her? So sorry he passed away. Paula

princesssaurora said...

Oh!  I didn't know him, but I am so sorry for your loss!!!!!  

be well,

bhbner2him said...

I never had the pleasure of knowing him.  But I did loose a very close online friend back a ways.  It's hard.  -  Barbara

nay0114 said...

So sorry you lost a friend. I didn't know them.
Take care, Chrissie

inafrnz247 said...

I didn't know Walt, but I can feel how much he meant to you and how much you miss him..  You're in my thoughts.


toonguykc said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.


sdoscher458 said...

His name sounds familiar, I've been on here now more than three years. It is hard to lose people that you consider friends. Does his wife still write? Perhaps she could use a friend too?  love, Sandi

queenb8261 said...

Yes, Walt & Bonnie were sweet people. I didn't know her, but of her thru Walt. I wonder how she is doing. I worry about her.
Walt did one his puzzle where my name was the answer. I was very honored
I had no idea he was so ill. Just goes to show what a good spirit he had.

dkb11161970 said...

bonnie had been ill for quite some time, and went to the hospital for several months about a year and a half ago.  walt and bonnie were much as one, and altho she doesn't use the computer, walt would share with her the goings-on with folks online and he would write as tho they were writing together (because he often was representing and expressing the thoughts of both of them, as a couple).  in march of this year, walt had a heart attack and all sorts of complications; bonnie and walt decided to go the route of hospice (at a nursing home) rather than continue to struggle thru with a poor quality of life.  he died in april.  bonnie misses him horribly, but she is doing quite well and her mental state has remained strong and shows no relapse into her difficulties of two years back.  she doesn't use the computer, so doesn't continue the journals.  however, i occasionally check the comments to the last entries in their journals and let bonnie know who might have said what (because she was aware of the folks that walt spoke with often, as he shared all with her and she with him).  thanks so much for the visit to my journal and i hope that this update helps your regular readers who didn't have a chance to know walt have some knowledge of him and bonnie now.  thanks again for letting me post like this.  debra

helmswondermom said...

I never knew (read) them or heard of the journal.  I am very sorry for the loss.

gazker said...

I hope you can find out how Bonnie is coping.
Hugs Gaz xxxx

ukgal36 said...

i never heard of them..but I am sorry you miss him....
how's you?