She Was a Friend of Mine

Wendi Winters was one of the five journalists murdered at The Capital, Annapolis, Maryland.

I was driving home when another reporter was being interviewed and he mentioned Wendi’s name. I knew it had to be her: she moved from Montclair to Annapolis around twenty years ago.

We worked together on PTA stuff and I thought she was great: very smart, funny, stylish and substantial. We kept in touch after she moved but I hadn’t heard from her in a while.

I have spent today thinking about men and guns. Why did she have to be there when that maniac walked in? 65 years old with four kids and a good life: gone.

Why, why, why?

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35 responses to “She Was a Friend of Mine”

  1. lynn__ says :

    So sorry to hear about your friend…


  2. Leonie Andrews says :

    There are no answers. So awful to hear about your friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Carol says :

    I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend who was such a good woman. These things will never make sense. Hugs. 💖


  4. Olga says :

    Very saddening news. 😦


  5. Jodi says :

    So sorry! So sad……


  6. memadtwo says :

    Thanks all. I wasn’t sure if I should post this. I wanted to honor her somehow.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. memadtwo says :

    Oh Nina…yes, this is just right, to honor and remember her. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. merrildsmith says :

    Oh gosh. I couldn’t “like” this. I was so upset when I heard about this, but how much more horrible to know one of the reporters killed. I’m so sorry.


  9. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Nina, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a tragic, senseless thing….


  10. Suzanne says :

    What a terrible story. I feel for you and all those who have effected by this senseless act of violence. I really hope the USA finds a way to change gun laws.


  11. davisbrotherlylove says :

    So sorry, Nina. Do did your friend a great honor. There are no answers.
    Take care of yourself.


  12. annell4 says :

    I am sorry to read this.


  13. Evelyn Flint says :

    A tragic loss…


  14. A Pondering Mind says :

    I am sorry for the loss of your friend…


  15. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you for honoring your dear friend Wendi through your post Nina. Our country needs a resolution to all of this senseless violence.


  16. rivrvlogr says :

    Moving forward, we try to believe there is no sense in violence, yet minds continue to find new reasons for exercising it.

    And lives continue to be lost.

    Absolutely senseless.


  17. Janice says :

    I like that you honour this friend/woman/ reporter. Merril says exactly what I feel. There was no good reason for this and far too many wrong ones.


  18. Jill Kuhn says :

    Sorry for the loss of your friend! ❤️ Sending hugs…


  19. kestrelart says :

    I am so sorry for your loss. There is so much violence and it creates more fear and violence. How do we break the cycle? I wish I knew.


  20. As much cake as you want says :

    I’m so sorry. This is heartbreaking – again. What will it take for things to change?


  21. jmlandin says :

    Thank you for sharing this.


  22. Dave Kingsbury says :

    A fitting tribute to your friend. Sad and senseless.


  23. Claudia McGill says :

    Some things make no sense. I am so sorry for your loss. Your friend sounds like she added to the world and her absence will be felt.


  24. sheldonk2014 says :

    Its an unfortunate how quickly mind sets change it wasn’t that long ago that a man with a gun was unheard of now its a common everyday occurrence………life is a web we weave as survival is more for the spider now than it use to be
    As Sheldon Always


  25. Melba Christie at Poemattic says :

    Sorry for the loss of your friend. It is senseless and unfortunately nothing is being done.


  26. sheldonk2014 says :

    I have not seen you guys in a moon age I know you’ve dropped by but I’ve been somewhere doing god knows…….how ate you both……I do hope all is well and kefer your not over working at work as sheldon always

    Liked by 1 person

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