Tuesday, December 3, 2013


As many of you know, one of our own beloved, Diane, of Cabdrollery, has been experiencing serious health issues for quite some time.  She is currently in good hands, receiving excellent and loving hospice care in California.

I have been corresponding with her, as she no longer has Internet access (although efforts to re-establish that may continue, if she is willing and able), and one of the things that she mentioned is that she is in need of financial assistance.  The facility in which she currently resides has asked that she pay her last month's rent (although that is not necessarily this very month, please do note), to the tune of about $1,800.  If I had that much to spare, myself, I would simply send her a check, but, fact of the matter is, I don't.  However, I know the Atriots, past and present, to be an overly generous and extraordinarily kind group of human beings, and so, on Diane's behalf, I humbly beg for your help.

Diane will surely not be with us for too terribly much longer.  For now, she is receiving good care and is not in pain.  I think it would be a kind thing and a blessing to at least ease her passing by helping to relieve her worries about finances. 

All donations large and small will be most gratefully accepted.  Thank you so much for whatever you can do to help our friend.




  1. In. Wish it could be more. I've met Diane, Ruth, Feral, Uncle Smokes, Tena, Flory, GWPDA, Kono, L'il Red, and the late, lamented Olaf. All fine folks.


  2. Words fail me.

    Of course I'll donate.

  3. Thank you both, and all who have contributed so far. It's fucked up and bullshit that a dying person should have to be concerned about such things, but I am heartened that we are all able to rally around to help. Thank you so very much.

  4. So sorry to hear this. Donation on the way. Wish I could do more.

  5. Absolutely. Hope my small bit helps.

  6. I have enjoyed Diane's blog for some time and feel honored to be able to help in some small way in her time of need.

  7. Thank you so much! Everyone has been so generous, I'm completely overwhelmed.