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Yay!

I am so happy to ‘see’ her. I think it’s been well over a year since she last blogged.

I emailed her loads over the past year, because I was really worried about her. The thing with blogging is, people can up and disappear, and you may never hear from them again. It’s happened a couple of times already, and if I like that person, I tend to worry about them, Maili, I’m looking at you!.

Monica was such a staunch voice in RomLand, she was honest and direct, and you always knew where you stood with her. Gosh it’s lovely to have her back.

She’s had a terrible time of it, having to deal with serious health issues, so she doesn’t quite sound her usual chirpy self, but hopefully that will change soon.

Anyway, go and say hi, I’m sure she’d appreciate it.

(I already tried posting a comment, but it didn’t show up for some reason, I’ll try again though. Monica, you may need to check your spam queue, because I think that’s where my comment went. In fact, I think you may find that quite a few other comments have ended up in your Akismet spam filter too.)

Terry Gibbs

This news piece sent to me by Just Ginny, really warmed my heart, and left me with a lovely fuzzy feeling:

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. — A Newberry County man was severely beaten by the parents of three children who the man is accused of sexually molesting, and he was then dropped off at a detention center where he suffered a heart attack.

Officers said they saw the man, later identified as Terry Hugh Gibbs, 54, of Newberry, being put out of a vehicle at the Newberry County Detention Center on Sunday night. Gibbs told officers he had been beaten because he had sexually assaulted three children, all under 10 years old, to whom he is related.

The officers called an ambulance to the detention center. A short time later, Gibbs had a heart attack and was transported to a Columbia-area hospital for medical treatment

Newberry County sheriff’s investigators learned that after one of the children told a relative about the alleged assault, the other children came forward. Gibbs was beaten by the parents of all three children.

Police said they have since learned a fourth child, also a relative of Gibbs, was also molested. Investigators said that there is no indication that any other children who were not related to Gibbs were molested.

Southern justice indeed.