I took this fun and happy photo in June 2011 of Joan Miller while at Jamboree in Burbank, California. We had so much fun! My memory particularly goes to Joan, Susan Kitchens and Elyse Doerflinger when they impressed the heck out of me by doing different plank poses at the Marriott Hotel one evening. I posted one of those photos on my blog post  ~

Jamboree 2011 ~ A Few New Bloggers I Met, And A Photo NOT Staying at Jamboree!

I remember how impressed I was with the strength each of them showed. There was no way I was in any kind of shape that I could do anything like the poses they shared! Just confirmed how out of shape I was!

All of us bloggers continued on with lots of fun that weekend, including the party time with the pinata. I know many will remember that!

Since that time I have started yoga. I can now do plank pose! I have a ways to go to be perform side plank, but every time I do plank pose I remember that particular night. I am so grateful for pictures!

This morning I woke to some very sad news. I read from Thomas McEntee that Joan Miller passed away. My stomach dropped to my feet. Such a shock...she was so young. 

I feel honored to have met her at Jamboree, and visit with her and her husband Reg for a couple years in a row. She was a great blogger, Luxegen Genealogy and Family History and person. My deepest condolences to Joan's family. She was a treasure and will truly be missed.

Joan, I will see you again and when I do we will do plank together!
RIP dear Joan.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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  1. I think everyone was shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. We will all miss her dearly! Thanks for the great post.

  2. I think everyone was shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. We will all miss her dearly! Thanks for the great post.

  3. So sad to hear of Joan's passing. We worked together as volunteers and she was a good co-worker and friend.

  4. Beautiful Tribute to Joan, Cheryl . . . she will be very missed. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful memory.

  5. Yes, A.C. the blogging world was definitely shocked and saddened to hear this sad news. It was tough reading all the posts od memories everyone has. I can say I am honored and happy to have known her. Thank you.

    Dawn I am so sorry for your loss. It is so very difficult to loose such a close friend. She was special.

    Gini, thank you, and it was my pleasure. It has been a tough week, such a great lady.

  6. I didn't even know Joan, but I can tell how much she is missed by this blogging community.

  7. She was a very sweet, fun, knowledgeable, friendly, blogger and person Grant, as I know you have noticed! Yes, she will be missed. Thank you for commenting!


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