In December of 2007, a reader, Lois, wrote in asking for Bitchery assistance in finding books to help her take her mind off horrible chemotherapy. Many people wrote to me privately to ask for her address to send books for her to enjoy. Later, in April 2009, Lois found a copy of the Bosoms, and reported in that she was doing well.
Today in my inbox I had a message from Lois’ daughter, which I wanted to share with you.
Dear Smart Bitches Trashy Books,
Within the last year my mother, Lois emailed you. I don’t know
what the email said, I have a feeling she told you that she had breast
cancer. Well not long after that my mom received this HUGE box of books.
I would like to thank everyone at Smartbitchestrashybooks.com for the hours
and hours of joyous reading my mom got from you. I would also like to thank
your readers ( I know you posted her email here on your site) for words of
encouragement to her . My mom loved to read and had a wicked sense of humor
and your website was a big hit with her.
My mother passed away on August 16th from complications caused by chemo. Her funeral service was on August 20th. I thank God that her passing was in her
sleep and painless.
Again, I just wanted to thank you all for the hours of reading that she
could “disappear” from the real world and not think about the cancer and
treatments she was going through.
God Bless you all,
Thank you, everyone, for helping a kick ass woman face down cancer. I’m so sorry to know Lois isn’t here with us anymore – her email messages were hilarious and she must have been one amazing woman. My condolences, Tara.