Deric Longden Message Board

Robin and Maz posts on 6/23/2013 5:35:17 PM Thank you Annie for letting us all know this terribly sad news. We do hope that it is some consolation to you to know how much Deric was loved by so many and will continue to do so. He gave us all a wonderful gift in his books and musings and we will continue to laugh and cry as we read them again and again. Thanks also for making that easier with Deric's website and Kindle books. Our thoughts and wishes go to Aileen, all Deric's and Aileen's children including yourself and grandchildren Bless you all Maz and Robin X
Jenny Reeve posts on 6/23/2013 5:23:21 PM Dear Annie. I am sure I speak on behalf of us all here and also fans of Deric the world over, I offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family. What a pleasure it has been and will always be to read the wonderful writing that only Deric Longden could write so well. He will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts are with you all. God bless xx
Sue Wallace posts on 6/23/2013 5:21:04 PM Oh Annie, this is the news that I think we've all been dreading but thank you so much for posting it at what must be such a sad time for you all. I am very, very sorry to hear that Deric has passed away and send lots of love to you all. He will always remain in my heart for as long as I draw breath. XXXX

Annie Q posts on 6/23/2013 5:05:22 PM Sorry to have to tell you that Deric passed away this morning after a brave battle with throat cancer. We are here with Mum now and the family is in deep shock and rallying around. Deric's words will forever live on in his wonderful books and his love of life and laughter has blessed us all. Thank you for your loyalty and superb support which has always given Deric so much pleasure.
Yvonne Welsh posts on 6/22/2013 3:07:06 PM Hi all, been a long time since I posted here! Hope everyone is doing well. Since my last post I have gained a kitten! Elsa wasn't too pleased the first two days but they both soon started playing together. I'm having to get used to the rough and tumble play fighting- never had two cats before so new for me too!We have named the kitten Simmi, short for Simoncelli, a favourite motorbike rider of ours who died two years ago. Simmi will be 10 weeks old tomorrow and has settled here well. She loves Keiths lap to sleep on and is there as I type! Hugs to all! x x
Sheila posts on 6/20/2013 8:30:14 PM There is a cute little story about Deric on the examiner dot co dot uk Denis Kilcommons. You have to do a search for it at the site since I can't post the web page here.
sugeebas posts on 6/20/2013 7:56:42 PM Hi Gill, has been a while since I posted and it appears to be a while since anyone has posted. I am really disappointed that it has taken 13 years for you to get a diagnoses for your son. We received ours when Daniel was nearly 9 and that was considered late! I can really appreciate the horror that your family and son has gone through, it is not easy having an austist as a child, but there are great rewards too. After coming into contact with the subject, I too was amazed at how many people are autistic, so I have come to the conclusion that they are in the majority. What a shame they don't run the country, would be a better place to live in I'm sure. Greetings to everyone.
gillhawley posts on 6/20/2013 5:59:32 PM Hi Jan, and sugeebas, and all who post.. Thank you for your lovely kind words. I am always surprised by just how many kids there are out there with autism. My son is nearly 13, and has struggled most of his life with school, and social situations, so it was a relief to finally get a diagnosis, of course no-one tells you that is just the beginning of a insurmountable mountain! As for my dear beautiful friend, I miss her every day. We had known each other 26yrs, and she was the sister I never had...I still cannot believe she has gone, i know I will never have a friendship like that again in my lifetime, so try to be thankful that I was lucky enough to have shared her with her family and friends for as long as I did. Deric and Aileen, still in my thoughts...recommend your books to customers frequently as it seems lovers of coffee and tea are lovers of cats too! Enjoy the weekend everyone..what's everyone up too? Gill, belper.xx
heather dunn posts on 5/27/2013 2:54:11 PM hello all hope everyone is well and all the pussies. One of mine is just recovering from a fractured pelvis. Wehad to confine her to a dog crate for 2 weeks but she coped well, I think she quite liked her own little space!
Diana posts on 5/27/2013 11:39:11 AM Hi Everyone! Jocelyn, I was SO sorry to hear about Tandy. It's very hard when a beloved pet dies as they do become part of your family. However I'm glad you have her kitten to soften the blow a little. Our first rescued cat in 2001 was only with us 8 months as it was discovered she had cancer on her tongue. I'd put so much effort into that timid little cat and she'd become a lovely lapcat. I surprised myself at how upset I was! Jan, we didn't go on the QE2 as that was sold some years ago - we went on the 3 year old Queen Elizabeth, named by our current Queen here in Southampton. She is the smallest of the '3 Queen ships' and is absolutely beautiful. Deric, we haven't heard anything of you, nor do we expect to, but I do hope you and Aileen are keeping as well as you can, especially in this beautiful sunshine that has been with us this past week - hopefully summer will come! Love to all, Diana - Southampton xx
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