Thursday, 30 December 2010

Kath / My simple rhymes

Crossposted from Facebook
Astra has advised us that her friend Kath, Mother Hen from Simple Rhymes, is still ill with breathing problems and has been sent to hospital by her doctor. Let's hope she'll be sent home as soon as possible. Please visit her blog or email her on ASTORIASAND [at] with thanx!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas 2010

Three years ago, Christmas saw the death of two of J-land's number: Kim (I shaved my legs for this?) and Lahoma (Lahoma's Laments). Please feel free to call round to their blogs as we round off Christmas for another year.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Pauline's Country Tales

It is reported on Call for Support Facebook that Pauline has lost her niece. I do not have further details, but please call round her blog or Facebook page (if you're friends with her on FB).

Saturday, 18 December 2010

HERRAD AND RICHIES LITTLE DOG SPIKE HAS SADLY HAD TO BE PUT DOWN.please call round herrads blog. just saw it on facebook. thanks all.for some reason i can't put link to her blog but Guido did post an earlier entry for her.

EDIT: Here is the link to the post.  

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Kath / My simple rhymes

Crossposted from Facebook
Astra has advised us that her friend Kath, Mother Hen from Simple Rhymes, is badly ill with breathing problems and has been so for quite a while. Please would you be so kind to go and visit her blog or email her on ASTORIASAND [at] with thanx!

Sunday, 12 December 2010


Morton will make updates on this blog in my absence, to reflect what may be posted on Call for Support on Facebook. His name comes in addition to Yasmin and Jeannette who also have posting privileges on here. At present, I suggest to contact Morton on Facebook or email if you want someone mentioned on here; Jeannette is having health and other issues.


Helen / My Everyday Life

Helen's brother Doyle has passed away in his sleep. Please call round. 
Helen has also posted this on Facebook, but I am relaying for those that are not on there.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Herrad / Access denied

Herrad has informed us that her dog Spike has been diagnosed with bone cancer, and may need to be put to sleep within a month. Please call round.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Barbara / Confessions of an Angel Waitress

Barb has written in her blog to inform us of the death, by tragic accident, of her sister Pam. I gather this was within the last week, but please call round.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Jeannette / Outside looking in

Jeannette has announced that her brother suddenly passed away earlier today (Wednesday 24th). Please call round.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Lori (Alberta Lori)

Lori has sent me a message to say that she is having tough days. Her oncologist has said to her hubby that "we'll give your wife until Christmas". a remark she can barely believe. Lori has also reopened her blog for comments on Please call round.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Martha's Menagerie

Martha has informed us that her mother sadly passed away last Friday. Please call round.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Jeannette / Outside looking in

Jeannette has made a posting after a long absence, but she has had a torrid couple of months, with little prospect of improvement. Please call round.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Ubi Caritas by the Cambridge Singers

Thought this was an appropriate piece to feature on this blog, as "caritas" is what our community is about. And do NOT translate it as "charity", as that is totally inaccurate.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Missie / What comes next

On both Facebook and her blog, Missie has told us of her day - which she refers to as being "not a good day". I call it a day from hell. Please call round. Having to cope with two cats having to be put down and her hubby's grandmother about to pass away is enough if not too much for anyone.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Mik / Diary of Rock-n-Roll Men

Mik has had to tell us that his sister Terri has to undergo a double mastectomy. Please call round.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Morton / Caring n Sharing

Mort has called time on his blog Caring n Sharing (for the foreseeable future), but is continuing to post on Facebook - so (as I told him on FB) I'm not unduly worried. Call round to the blog nonetheless and bid Mort farewell from a blogging point of view.

Sonya / The Mellow Pages

Sonya has requested prayers - so please call round.

Monae / Dear Diary

Monae had an accident over the weekend and hurt her mouth. Please call round. (copied onto FB page)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Call for Support on Facebook

This site now has a Facebook offshoot, so check it out and (if you want) join.
Bearing in mind that so many bloggers have joined Facebook, and are in fact posting more there than on their blogs, I thought it would be a good idea to set up the FB equivalent.

I have also taken the opportunity to change the lay-out, in order to enhance legibility. 

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Nelishia Whittemore

Nelishia, who used to keep a private blog in J-land, has suffered a bereavement: her mother passed away on October 6th. Nelishia has attended the funeral and has now returned home. I shall alert Nelishia to this posting, so please leave comments on this post for her to read. If you're on Facebook and are "friends" with her, please call round here. An on-line obituary has been published on this link.

With thanks to Robyn Lennes

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sybil / Days in the life of Sybs

Sybil has posted to tell us that her brother-in-law, John, passed away after a spell of ill health. Please call round.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

David / Sunshine Colorado Notes

David has posted on his blog that 90% of buildings in his village, Sunshine CO, were destroyed in wildfires. His own home was lost to the flames. Please call round.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Barn Goddess / Ramblings from the Reservation

I was not familiar with this blogger, but the Barn Goddess died on 13 July this year. The news came to me through Donna (Just Me) and Midlife Mom (Home on the Range). The latter has written a nice tribute to this lady, and I'll also post on the Silent Keyboards blog. Please leave a comment for BG's family on her blog.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cindy's Life

Cindy is asking for prayers for her granddaughter Marissa, as she is suffering with serious nosebleeds as well as a heart condition. Please call round.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Petar / Responsorium

Remember Petar Vodogaz from Australia, who left AOL for Livejournal? He has been absent for nearly a year, but returned yesterday - only to tell us that his relationship with Julie is on the verge of collapse. Petar is very upset, so please call round. You can leave comments on Livejournal using the Open ID option, which just requires you to leave the URL of your own blog.

Missy's Stuff

Missy has resumed posting on her blog - from scratch. Old posts on her blog have been moved to a private blog, leaving her to make a new start. Please call round.

Carol / Gypsys Path

Carol has posted again in recent times, telling us about her battle against ovarian cancer - which has recurred. Please call round.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Regina / A page unturned

Regina has left a message on her Facebook page, saying that some earth-shattering events have taken place, which could prompt her leaving Facebook and the Internet altogether. Those who read her blog will be familiar with her difficulties in getting a WiFi signal for Internet. It would appear, from her FB page, that she has lost her job and that she is no longer engaged, as her relationship status is changed to single. Please call round - if anyone has any further information how she is, please leave a comment or drop me an email. I have posted an email to her, but so far have had no reply.


Thursday, 8 July 2010

From Jeannette

This is just to let you all know that I have posted an journal entry after a long break. AOL has decided to block my email. Anything that contains the URL of my journal is being blocked. AOL live help no longer seems to exist and their phone number for help only seems to be for talk talk customers.

I have written them a very stiff letter but who knows if, or when they will reply. So if you wish to read my entry, please visit

Thank you all.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Lyn / Brits Blog

Lynda has told us that her father-in-law, John Ralph Hatfield, passed away yesterday after a struggle with emphysema. Please call round.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Lori / Lori's Letterbox

Lori from Alberta (Canada) has had bad news resulting from her surgery: the cancer has spread to the liver. The proposed (partial) removal of her pancreas was not performed, but the tumour in the liver has been removed. Chemotherapy will now be administered to improve quality of life. In other words: a cure is no longer possible.

Lori has altered the set-up on her blog so that comments can not be left, and her daughter Dana has made a posting on her behalf, although I don't know whether Lori knew about it. No mention of this has been made on Lori's Facebook page.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Sandi Loses Husband

I heard from Linda in Washington this morning when I logged on that Sandi had lost her husband, Joe, very suddenly in the night.

Sandi has, apparently, left a message on Facebook informing everyone. I do have the link to her journal but she does not appear to have updated since last September.

However, if you would like to leave a message of condolence there, here is the link:

Please hold Sandi in your prayers and send out love to her at this terribly sad time. I have known Sandi a long time from AOL journals as well as blogger. I am so sad for her.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Jane and Martin

Jane's funeral is to be held on Friday 11th June. Please leave a final comment on her blog, also if you wish to attend the funeral in person - her husband Martin has left contact details.

Martin has started his own journal, called Life after Jane. Please welcome him to the land of blog in his own right.

Edit: Have corrected URL.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Where mountains meet the sea

Local blogger ER is taking a leave of absence whilst mourning the loss of their father at the age of 79, needing time to heal. Please call round.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Please Remember And Bookmark

Just to remind you all of our own Memorial Journal, a lasting tribute to all our departed AOL journal friends and Blogger friends. Much valued and much missed. I have now added dear Jane who passed yesterday.

They were all part of our community, all unique in their own right. The journal ensures they will never be forgotten. If you have not already visited, please take a moment to do so. Thank you.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Jane / A journey of another kind - the end

Jane has reached the end of her journey.
Her husband Martin has told us that she passed away this afternoon.
Please call round.

Jane / A journey of another kind

Jane's husband Martin has reported that he and the rest of his family were called to the hospice, where Jane was readmitted late last week, as her condition was deteriorating. They were able to say their farewells, before Jane was put into a controlled sleep. Please call round.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Trees / Garden of Hope

Please call round Trees' blog, as she has hit a low point. It is a long entry, but worth reading.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Anne / Saturday's Child

Anne is reporting on Facebook that her brother Mike passed away this morning after a battle with brain cancer. If you are friends with her on FB, please call round there; alternatively, leave a comment on her blog.

Please note that Anne has not updated her blog since last November, but I hope she will see our comments.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Jane / A journey of another kind

Jane's condition has taken a turn for the worse, her husband Martin tells us. Please call round.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Lori / Lori's Letterbox

Lori from Alberta, Canada, who has been wintering in Tucson AZ, had occasion to visit the ER. It turned out she has tumours on her liver and pancreas. Please call round.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Donna / Just me

Donna is taking a break from blogging. The reason from that becomes clear on Facebook - she has lost her dog Sadie after the poor thing choked on a pork bone. Please call round.

Angie / Can you hear me at the back?

Angie is asking for prayers for her cousin Kevin, who will undergo surgery on May 6th to investigate a tumour on his spine. Please call round.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Joyce / Springangel235

Joyce has no blog these days, but you may remember her as AOL screenname springangel235. She sent this message to me and others, which I copy below for the benefit of those that used to read her blog.

Last night our daughter passed away but she fought hard to stay with us.   We are grieving and trying to cope...busy week you would expect.   Thank you all for your prayers...and I know God is taking care of her now, and she is with the angels..also our family members too, that passed ahead of her. 
Love to all,

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

John / My brain is in pain

John is hoping that his auntie is willing to come and stay with him. Please call round.

Jane / A journey of another kind

Jane's husband Martin has informed us that her condition has deteriorated sharply, not just physically but also in terms of spirit. Please call round.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Welome A New Friend

Sandra of has a new addition to her family. Please pop over and congratulate her and meet an adorable young man.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Nina's Ramblings

Nina has posted for the first time this year, and has some health issues. Please call round to welcome her back, and lend some support.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Marie / A Year from Oak Cottage

Marie informs us that she has suddenly lost her faithful dog Jess. As any animal lover will appreciate, she is very upset over this. Please call round.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Beth / Nutwood Junction

Lori (Dusty Pages) told me that Beth's father has suffered a severe stroke and is not expected to survive. At moment of posting (13 March pm), Beth has not posted about this.

Please call round.

Friday, 12 March 2010


Those who read her blog will be aware of Sugar's predicament, with health worries, a failing computer and uncertainty over her place of residence. She has indicated that she'll be away for some time and hopes she will be able to return. Please call round.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Cindy's Life

Please call round at Cindy's. Her sister Helen has suffered a heart attack at the age of only 41 and had to have stents inserted into a coronary artery.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Dr Smak

Dr Smak tells us it was exactly a year ago since her son Henry passed away after a battle with cancer. Please call round, it is a painful time for her.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Mary Alice Joan / A Year from Oak Cottage

Mary Alice Joan has lost her job as a chef, and as she lived on the premises of her job, she has consequently lost her home as well. Please call round - thanks to Lyn for highlighting.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sugar / Sugar's Sweet Spot

Sugar has had some bad news, as her son is going into a divorce. This has serious repercussions, not in the least for Sugar herself. Please call round to offer moral support - if anyone has any practical advice, this is most welcome.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Donna / Just Me

Donna is very sad to inform us that her dear horse Blue has had to be put to sleep. Please call round, she is very down.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Jane / A journey of another kind

I flag up Jane, although the regular readers of her blog are familiar with her predicament. Her husband, Martin, has been posting on her behalf in recent times, and a note of resignation to the inevitable is beginning to creep in. Please call round.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Jeannette / Outside Looking In

Jeannette's sister-in-law Audrey has passed away. Please call round.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Dawn / Carpe Diem

Dawn is going through a severe flare-up of her condition, and although there is some debate which one of her conditions it is, it doesn't really matter. She's finally resigned to putting herself on the steroid treatment. Please call round.

Carlene / Horseshoe Bend II

Carlene is heartbroken at the loss of her cat Sweet Pea. Please call round.

Have you made arrangements?

Lori, over at Dusty Pages, has written a post on what arrangements she has put in place in case she is incapacitated or passes away. You can post your own thoughts at Lori's blog, on your own journal, here or over at Jland Central, where this post will also appear.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Julia's New Journal

Julia is suffering severe pain in her hand and wrist, which is distressing her. Please call round.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Carlene / Horseshoe Bend II

Carlene has reported that her sister underwent surgery, but had to be rushed back into hospital with a clot on the lung. Please call round.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Jeannette / Outside Looking In

I was informed that Jeannette has had blood tests yesterday and she was telephoned today to discuss the results with a new doctor next week. She is understandably quite upset, so please head her way to offer your support.


Entry amended, G.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Carlene / Horseshoe Bend II

Carlene has told us via Facebook that her cat Tux was run over and killed. Please leave a comment on her blog.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Mort / Caring n Sharing

Please call round Mort's blog as he has to go into hospital for a day procedure tomorrow, Tuesday 12th.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

New Year

As we move into a new year, a timely reminder that if you note a blog which you feel is deserving of moral support, please leave a comment (which includes the URL) or click the Kontactr button.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Phyllis/World It's Me

Our blogging friend Phyllis, has just lost her dear Sister. She had several losses in 2009, & now her Sister, she is understandably in anguish.
Hope you'll go by & offer her, & the family support during this difficult time.

Phyllis, please accept condolences, from the 'Call 4 Support Team'.
Prayers winging their way up, my friend. May God bless.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Comment spam

I just spent half an hour deleting a dozen spam comments in Chinese or Japanese on all my blogs. As a result, I'll moderating all comments on this blog prior to publication, in order to ward off this nuisance. This Blogger user goes by the Latin script username of disa. Having searched Google for an answer to this problem, I've found that they have no solution in place for it.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Andy's Life

A happy New Year from the Call for Support team for 2010. Let's continue this decade what we started during the last, to support each other through the challenges that life sometimes poses to us all.

Please start the New Year by heading over the Andy's blog. He is due to learn the results of his recent scan on Tuesday 5 January, and is understandably apprehensive. Previously he was told he only had months left to live.