"Wanderings"  by White Iris

In Remembrance of White Iris

It is with a deep sadness for us to note that 
White Iris passed on from this life on February 1, 2001, after a battle with cancer.

She was also known by many of the CW women as Adrienne and Amour at "The Front Porch" and other message boards at Planet Out on America Online.

The posts from "The Front Porch" have been compiled here in loving remembrance of Adrienne. 

Rest in Peace, Amour...we will miss you ::lighting candles on the Porch rail and shedding some tears::: 
~ Katwummin~

I will miss her warmth, compassion and humor. 

~ MCalty ~

:::adding a candle to yours:::  The world has indeed lost a beautiful and vibrant soul..and I have lost a good friend.. may she now be in peace....

~ Cltcgdss ~

Adrienne, may your soul find peace on your new journey. :::lighting yet another candle on the Porch railing:::::

~ LiliFyre3 ~

Wishing her peace



:::starting another row with ours::::
May the flickering light shine all the way to heaven::::

Adrienne....rest in peace

~ BiblioBeth~

::lighting another candle and looking to the sky:::   May peace be yours now and always:::

~ Wagsoc ~

Adding my candle to the rest, saying a prayer of thanks that Adrienne is no longer in any pain and has gone to a better place

~ Sir Eddie2 ~

Also lighting a candle on the Porch tonight. Deep peace, Adrienne....you're with heavenly family now.

~ Merlin3409 ~

:::walking onto the porch after not having been here in long long long time.. seeing the candles lit... knowing they are for the *special* friend I will never get to meet in person.. never get to hear on the phone... but feel so darn lucky to have at least shared in a part of her life.... hoping no one mind's if I just lie by the railing for a bit.. to feel close to her for just a little while longer....putting head down so no one can see the tears that keep building and building but I can't shed...::
 <letting myself feel for a little bit tonight>


Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken
in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Author Unknown 
~posted by Katoooshka~

To Friends of Adrienne/Amour,

I wanted to express my deepest thanks for all the support that you gave for Adrienne and her loved ones during her illness these past 11 weeks.  I copied your posts and emails and read them to her, and relayed your greetings, hugs and kisses as well.  She always appreciated your thoughts and prayers, and asked after those that knew her. 

As you know, she died on Thursday, February 1st, at 5:15 pm, surrounded by her family and friends who cared for her so lovingly during this time.    It had not been an easy time of it for her, so as much as we are missing her, we are relieved that she is now at peace. 

Her ashes will be sailed out to an island and scattered in the springtime.  We gathered for a celebration of her life, and there was much to celebrate about her, as she was a very talented and accomplished woman.

I was able to be with Adrienne and her family during her last two weeks, and thoroughly enjoyed being filled in on the time in her life when I didn't know her.  I was taken to visit her old neighborhoods and favorite places, and it was great to get to see the old family photos as well.  Adrienne's illness has brought many people together, and that has been a tremendous comfort for everyone.  Her sister is so much like her, too, and we have become great friends through all this.  The family has a wonderful way of making you feel like you are one of them.

 I am sorry that I haven't been able to keep you very informed, but things moved so quickly, and I was very ill myself for a couple of weeks, and it is sometimes difficult to even know what to report about these matters.  I want to thank you myself for all of your support too, because being a caregiver can be a tough job. 

 I just wanted to also share a quote that I found before going up to see Adrienne for the last time.  It seemed so appropriate and gave us all something to think about.

We must always remember
to tell those around us
how much we love them..
before they drift away
and we have to tell them
how much we miss them.

I am so glad that everyone who loved Adrienne/Amour, whether they ever met her in real life or not, had a chance to make their peace with her and tell her that they loved her.  Believe me, if you didn't get to do it in person, it was certainly done on your behalf.
   Thanks so much again......

~ MySweetViolet ~

Our Creative Women's Cltcgdss was very close to Adrienne.  She channeled her grief and love for her friend into a poignant story called, "The HourGlass".

The HourGlass

It has been my extreme honor to compile this page in remembrance of Adrienne/Amour/White Iris.  Although I did not know her myself, I heard so many good things about her, and all the posts and tributes that I have read and compiled for this page so deeply touched me, that I wish I had gotten to know her...... May she smile down from where she is at my efforts and rest in peace, knowing that the white iris will forever bloom on this piece of CW soil...

~ EagleHart~

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