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  • a happy, ordinary, middle-aged, suburban woman who paints odd pictures, gardens in a straw hat, lives with the love of her life, is owned by one cat and the ghosts of several others, and walks a little funny 'cause she has a fake leg. She started this website because there's more to life than what we lose, and we need to let each other know what's possible, even if it's only a happy, ordinary life.

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Hello :-)
I'm a TOTAL dork when it comes to anything tech, but I would like to say thanks so much for putting in the time to find a way to keep her posts up. It's a great thing to have all of her diverse sides represented, to be sure...but as an amputee, I have to tell you, Sarah figured out things and explained them in ways that were invaluably helpful to me. Man, if there were only some way to retrieve some of her forum posts on LadyAmp where she dealt with issues like bunched up underpants and sockets LOL. Oy. Anyhow, I am certain that her tutorials about things like how to walk up or down hills will prove helpful to anyone in the future doing that kind of search, and I really do appreciate your making the effort to leave us a way to have access to that.
Much love~ bonnie from CA

Neil Slater

Unfortunately, good things seem to end sooner than bad things, don't they? I have no real ideas for the blog, sir, but I do want to thank you for helping Sara as much as you did. As I help my own wife through her chemotherapy, I think of you and Sara for a little bit of my inspiration.

I salute you both!

Neil Slater

Lynn Ballou

Thank you so much, Erik, for keeping this open for us for this past year or so. With much love, and gratitude, Lynn

Shelley Taylor

I found this blog when doing research for a screenplay, where there is a little boy who becomes an amputee. I was doing research on how ballet can be helpful in training new amputees because my screenplay has a character taken largely from my son, who was a ballet dancer, but who died 2 years ago. So I write, mostly to help me pass the time until I feel less grief.

So when I found this blog, it was through a link and I didn't realize at first that the original author had died. I loved the hopefulness in the posts. And now that I know the new owner of this blog was left behind, I want to encourage you to keep it going however you can. That is what I do to honor my son, who too was an incredible artist and writer.

It is an amazing legacy that Sara left behind that I could find it today and find it supportive and helpful.


Let me put it simple. No matter what this blog needs to be UP! Please Please do it.I wish I could help.
I have read these posts for quite some time. Key word for this blog is hopefulness. This is not what I can find everywhere these days!



Typepad has generously offered to keep this blog up for free in perpetuity. Until this changes I don't have a problem with keeping it up here.


High Tea Utrecht

That's very kind of them. I hope they will keep it up for a while longer!

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