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Expected but sad
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jducoeur
Blast.

'Leri was an old friend of ours, especially of Jane's. They were two of the key members of The Ladies Who Run The Kingdom (that's how Jane and I referred to it), the longtime informal backbone of the East who provided much of the institutional memory, connections and humor that helped keep the Kingdom together. When Jane and I started to get serious about running for Baron and Baroness, back about 15 years ago, Eleri and Emerson were the folks who we sought out for advice on how to do it well.

I'd long known something was up -- in 2010, the two of them would often step aside when at events together, to compare-and-contrast their situations, talk about meds, and things like that. But it was still startling at Coronation, to suddenly realize just how close she was to the end, and realizing that this was what Jane probably would have looked like (and likely when) if the tumor in her skull hadn't taken her so abruptly. It was a teary moment in an otherwise grand day, but I'm glad that Avelina was able to give her one last recognition.

She'll be much missed...

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