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BrodH20: California Car Crash Breaks My Heart

CdA grad killed, wife hurt in California collision/Spokesman-Review

Gretchen (left) and Carlene, friends of Mommy Dearest at karoake sing

I checked the mail this morning and found an invitation to my good friend Gretchen's wedding reception. Gretchen had left a message on my myspace page late last month telling me about her Vegas-themed invites. She wanted to know if I, the writer, could come up with some cute and quirky saying to go on the invites. I didn't. But she found the perfect one: "Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can't help falling in love with you!" ... After I opened Gretchen's invite, I checked the messages on the answering machine. One of our good friends from high school was calling to tell me Gretchen's husband had been killed in a car accident last weekend. My heart was breaking for Gretchen. I couldn't even imagine how devastating it would be to lose the love of your life. And so soon after finding him -- Mommy Dearest/BrodH20. (full post here)

Update on Gretchen Lederer Spann's condition here

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.