This is our weather today. Earlier it was snowing big fat wet flakes. It matches the way I felt after crying at my friend Carolyn's memorial service for 1 1/2 hrs. It was a lovely service. There was one very comforting bright spot in this 2 week long process of grieving for a friend lost. It was a beautiful article published in our Anchorage Daily news by Heather Lende. She lives in Haines, & writes about her life & adventures of living in small town rural Alaska. It's a town not unlike the fictional town in that old TV series Northern Exposure. One of those places where everybody knows everybody else. Actually living anywhere in Alaska is a bit like that. We like to say Alaska may be the biggest state in the union, but it's still a small town. Heather happened to be on a bus heading for Haines the day Carolyn rolled her car, & Heather mentioned seeing this traggidy. We were all thankful that she included it in her story, because that's how we found out that Carolyn didn't die alone. It's a story worth reading.