My Friend’s Story – Remembering Her and Her Husband with Love

Mitch had entitled this photo "Me and My Girl" REPOSTING FROM 2016 IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE PASSING OF MY CHERISHED CHILDHOOD FRIENDS Sandee Crespy Kline & Mitch Kline – A Couple Meant to Be Together Always  Original Post from 9/15/16 Mitch was my childhood friend, Sandee’s, husband. She died almost six years ago of leukemia.… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Remembering Her and Her Husband with Love

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her & Her Husband on Her Birthday

Sandra B. Crespy Kline  12-6-52 — 9-27-10 My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: In Memoriam on Her Birthday–Two Last Cups of Tea More of Sandee’s Story Obituary Mitchell Ross Kline 6-24-52 – 9-15-16 My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Sad Update on Her Family Northeast Times Article Obituary

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her & Her Husband Today

Sandra B. Crespy Kline  12-6-52 — 9-27-10 Obituary Two Last Cups of Tea More of Sandee’s Story Mitchell Ross Kline 6-24-52 – 9-15-16 Obituary Northeast Times Article Also see: My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Sad Update on Her Family

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Sad Update on Her Family

Sandee Crespy Kline & Mitch Kline – A Couple Meant to Be Together Always  Mitch was my childhood friend, Sandee’s, husband. She died almost six years ago of leukemia. Mitch never got over her loss, but fought to raise money to cure the disease that took her until he could no longer. Mitch died of glioblastoma, which… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Sad Update on Her Family

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Update on Her Family

SANDEE & MITCH KLINE Last evening, as I was writing a fictional story based on my childhood, I received a long-distance telephone call from my real childhood friend’s daughter in Israel. She has kept in touch with me over the past five years since her mother, whom I had known since we were seven years… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Update on Her Family

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Please Vote for Her Story to Raise Awareness of Blood Cancers

This is the teacup (from China) that my childhood friend, Sandee Kline, used the last time she visited my house on October 18, 2009. She died of leukemia less than a year later. Read her story here. An interesting associated story that meant a lot to Sandee is here. Please vote for Sandee’s cup in… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Please Vote for Her Story to Raise Awareness of Blood Cancers

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: In Memoriam on Her Birthday–Two Last Cups of Tea

Reposted from December 6, 2013.  SANDRA CRESPY KLINE  12-6-52 — 9-27-10 I met Sandee Crespy when we were both seven years old. We were in the same second-grade class at Ziegler Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia. Although we had almost distinctly opposite personalities and, on the surface, not much in common, we nevertheless went through four… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: In Memoriam on Her Birthday–Two Last Cups of Tea

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance

 Happy Jewish New Year to Old Friends & New Family September 24 was the first day of Rosh Hashanah this year, which ends at sundown tonight. As noted in my 9/24/14 post, it was also my 62nd birthday—the first adult birthday I have been truly grateful for. Sadly, my childhood friend, Sandee, did not live… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance

Life Giveth, Life Taketh Away . . . and It Giveth Again

All things exist . . . somewhere in the misty, mysterious spiral of time. Five years ago today, August 15, 2009, a Saturday, I met my sister for the first time after a 50-year separation. My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion tells it all. A year later, on that same Saturday, I visited my friend for… Continue reading Life Giveth, Life Taketh Away . . . and It Giveth Again

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers

Every 4 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer; approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies from it. Nearly 150,000 new cases are expected this year. In the April 19, 2014 post, I wrote a brief remembrance of my childhood friend, Sandee, who died of leukemia in 2010 just before her 58th birthday.… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers