Monday, April 12, 2010

Tribute

The romance world can be a tight-knit world. This weekend, I did one of the no-so-fun things that naturally comes in a community. On Saturday, with a van full of romance authors, I drove more than two hours to attend the funeral of a good friend's husband.

I've known Roz Denny Fox, a beloved SuperRomance author for more than a decade. We have the kind of memories that knit friendships together . My favorite is me and Georgina Devon in one car - I'm in the lead. Roz and Kit Dee in the following car, and we're heading for an event. I am the only one who knows the way. I drive 60 mph; Kit drives 30 mph. Georgina and Roz were continuously on the cellphone loudly singing a SLOW DOWN/SPEED UP song. That's just one memory.

With Roz, if you become her friend, you become her husband's friend, too.

He was the kind of husband who stands by a romance writer, who brags about her books and attends her book signings.

The kind of husband who lives a romance with the wife who writes them.

Nuff said.

7 comments:

  1. You are so right. I know Roz and her husband was such a sweetheart. I'm sure she will miss him so much. They always found a place for me to sit with them at any event. That says something about a person. We all like to have a place at the table.

    Roz, we love you and you have my hugs and prayers.

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  2. Denny was a sweetheart, always laughing.

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  3. I don't know Roz but please let her know my prayers and thoughts are with her. I lost my beloved on Aug. 18, 2009 and this is a strange journey to be on - but God is faithful.

    Please feel free to give her my email address Betsy.

    PamT

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  4. I'm sorry I missed it. I only met Denny once, but I know how supportive he was of Roz. He'll be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers were with you gals on Saturday.

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  5. Oh, how sad. I'm so sorry, Pamela.

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  6. Pamela,
    I'm sorry to hear this. I met Roz and Denny at the RWA conference in Dallas in '96. Everything you've said is so true. My prayers are with her.

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  7. Thanks everyone. I know Roz knows she's being thought of. And, look how many of you knew her.

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