Wednesday, September 18, 2013
goodbye, dear dear friend....

There are no words......
Dear Wonderful Kim, died on Monday morning, September 16th, 2013, just four days after her Birthday.....

Another loss that breaks my heart,,,,,,
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time will remember her from the many "Ladies Who Lunch".....
But in truth, you never met the real Kim; the Kim who was so full of life......
The light had faded from her eyes......a true reflection of the light that had faded from her life.....

Like a sister to me, my friend, since 1968, 
something died in her when her dear husband Werner died in the year 2000....

No one will ever know how good she was and what a big loving heart she had, or how devoted she was to those she held close, and, how incredibly talented she was, too---an actress of infinite versatility and as beautiful inside as she was outside.

A woman of color who lived through all the hazards of what came with that, back in the day, and still.....

Yet, she survived and she thrived.

She made the BEST of everything she had.....And loved her very special daughter Tanya and Son-in-law Henry with all her Heart.
And she was so very very proud of her four fantastic Grandchildren----Dana, Corey, Aaron and Cohen---each one, so very brilliant and accomplished, and such good people, as well as each one contributing to the betterment of the world by virtue of their very presence, and because of their deep integrity, as people.
They were her pride and joy.

And then there were the three Great Grandchildren....
The Light of her Life!
And a fourth grandchild is due in a few days from now.
And so.....
The Cycle of Life Continues......

Below, just a few pictures of better times.....
I had the privilege of marrying Werner and Kim, after they had been together for twenty years.......and a very sweet wedding it was, too.......
And below.....just one of the many things we shared over the years----this one made more meaningful because our dear friend Betty was in the show.
The Opening Night of "Meet Me In St Louis" on Broadway....
November 2, 1989
.....And later, the Opening Night Party.....
Better times, indeed.......

RIP my dear sweet Kim......

More To Come........

had this to say:

So sorry for your sad loss, Naomi! xx

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry for your loss, dear Naomi, and I have no words...May she rest in peace.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 12:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Aw Naomi, when I saw her picture, I knew what had been troubling you so and sadness for you overwhelmed me. We have had the pleasure to have met her through your parties and you have talked about her many times. I know you must be in such pain to have lost such a dear friend. Two of your dearest have left and how painful that must be. The picture of the two of you is just lovely as the one with her and Betty. I guess the only consolidation is that she is with her Werner once again.
My heart goes out to you and her family.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:36:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a beautiful lady, beautiful soul even photos can show it. Another loss. How ever are you holding up, dear Naomi? Do hold close your wonderful memories, all the fun times. (I know you will.)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:12:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Pat
had this to say:

Oh Naomi - my heart sank when I saw her beautiful photo.
I am so sorry you have lost yet another dear friend.
I can only echo Patti and pray she is with her beloved husband once more. That is what I pray for.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

We know of her loving heart because she had good friends like you to keep the memory alive. Best wishes to you, dear.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I was shocked when I came to your blog! I had no idea your friend and fellow "ladies that lunch" was even ill! I am so so very sorry Naomi! WE have but a handful of very close friends in our lives and loosing them is so very hard on those of us who stay behind.

I always thought how pretty she was when I saw her on your blog photo's.. I am so sorry. I cry for you because I know how hard it is on you.

x0x0 hugsxoxo..

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:53:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Losing friends is so difficult and sad and you are having to go through too much of that lately. So sorry for your loss. ((HUG))

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My condolences, Naomi.

As you say, I've seen your 'Ladies who lunch' parties with Kim along as part of the gang.

So sorry for your loss.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh no, I did not expect that and feel as if I knew her somewhat from your blog. What a bright beauty she was. I'm so sorry you have to carry so much loss as of late, my friend.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:05:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

The instant I saw her face, my first reaction was, "oh no," I didn't even need to read to know what had happened. To say I am sorry for your loss is not enough. You have been through so much lately. My condolences to you, to Kim and her family. Her face became as familiar as my own family as I read your posts over the years. I hope she is finally back with her husband and at peace.

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 4:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I am so sorry to hear this news.

We all feel like we know your wonderful friends from all the lunch parties you have shared with us. Kim was beautiful, inside and out and I am sure you will take comfort in knowing she is with her dear Werner once more. It must be very hard dealing with all the losses you have had over the past couple of years. However, you have the most wonderful, vivid memories which, when written down, will hopefully lessen your pain. I am so glad you can share these on your blog. It is wonderful.
For everyone.

I am also glad you will be busy focussing on all the Emmy groups you are associated with. you have a woderful contribution to make given your talents and experience.

I think of you often and I know that no matter the challenges you will deal with them in the best possible way. You are an inspiration always and your influence on us all is wide ranging no matterwhere in the world we live. Take the best care of you. Love Lilly xx

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:18:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh no, I remember her so well from all your Ladies That Lunch posts. She always caught my eye because she was such a beautiful woman, even in old age and in her denim dungarees!

I didn't realise you married her and her husband. That must have been so special.

The cycle of life does continue, but it doesn't make the loss of losing someone who was part of that cycle any easier.

I'm so sorry Naomi, my heart is breaking for you now.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6:04:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Man, you have just been through the wringer with loss - big hugs, honey.

She looks so lovely!

I wish I lived closer. I'd bring you some really awesome dessert.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:11:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. I see from the photos and what you've written here what a dear friend she was and to lose her four days after her birthday, how devastating. I'm glad you have the pictures and the memories of all the wonderful times you shared together and you will never forget all those magical moments, I'm sure. Many hugs and much love to you now and always. xo

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:12:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dearest Naomi, as other have said, as soon as I saw the beautiful picture, I thought "Please no", but then I went on to read your beautiful post about this special woman, and I could feel an everlasting friendship love that this loss will never sever. You've let us be part of your life and I thank you so much for that... I've known her from Ladies who Lunch, and you've now told us what a fine, dear, sweet woman she was in your life. My heart weeps with you, and I send hugs.

Please keep blog posting, I believe it may help keeping in touch with us, your cyber-friends, and sharing your life, glad or sad.


Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12:41:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so very sad for you.

Thank you for letting us get to know some fine people through you.

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry dear friend
It is nearly impossible to say goodbye to such lovely, wondrous people

me and Hope send hugs, we love you

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh No, my dear Naomi...
I am so sorry for your loss and I have no words... I read this post with tears in my eyes.
I remember so well your dear friend Kim on the "Ladies Who Lunch".
Many hugs of comfort to you and to Kim's family too.
Much Love,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Naomi. Truly.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Take care.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, looking at Kim's photos again, they still bring tears to my eyes... Such a dear and lovely friend you lost.
Warm hugs and much love.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:24:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What a beautiful woman. And it sounds as though she was one of the ones as lovely inside as out.

I send you deep condolences for the loss of such a dear friend. And many, many healing hugs.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Please notify me with any information concerning a memorial service for Kim. I adored her and am so sorry that she has passed.



Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I've seen many pictures on your blog of the good times you had together.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 7:15:00 PM PDT 

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