Yesterday afternoon, my friend Christine Larson passed away in hospital. She'd been very ill for over a week with flu & pneumonia, and her body just gave out.
Christine is one of my oldest local friends; I've known her and her husband, Grig, since before there was a "their son, CR". She has always been active in the Con community, running the Art Show with me at the FanTek cons, and being the Grand Goddess in Charge of Making It Work at Katsucon. She is a well-loved member of the community, and she will be sorely, sorely missed.
Along with Carol in Denver, who passed last fall from pneumonia, she was one of the women that was at the center of a social circle, the one everyone else orbited around. It was her house things where Things Happened, where everyone got together; it was her drive and determination that *made* said things happen.
Goodbye, Christine. We miss you already.