Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Geri McShane

Lorna's friend, Geri died from breast cancer yesterday. The last time I saw her was back in April when she was over here writing a story on Lorna's family surviving breast cancer. Sad time.



Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I lost my first wife to breast cancer. It was both hard but also, one of the most inspirational experiences of my life. People who fight cancer are tough with a capital T, not with a little t like the guys in the tour de france, for instance. Sorry for your loss.


Gunnar Berg said...

She leaves two daughters, 8 and 14. Tough to lose your mom at that age.

Pat Meirick said...

I worked for Geri at the Albert Lea Tribune in the early 90s. She was a great boss, kind and diligent. We caught up via e-mail in recent years. She was happy to move over to lifestyles editor when her good friend retired. I got an e-mail this morning from another Tribune reporter of that era telling me about her death. So sad.

MKMurtaugh said...

Gunnar and Lorna,
I found your blog entry about Geri just today. I remember her telling me about interviewing Lorna and sisters, but forgot it was just last Spring. Thanks for honoring her.

Mike Murtaugh, Erin & Tierney