Saturday, May 29, 2021

Anne Marie of Philly Warrior Queen


Blogging is an interesting pastime. I've been blogging since 2005. I've meet some very interesting people during my time of blogging. One of them was Anne Marie of Philly. Her real name is Anne Marie Gunther and she's actually from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philly. No matter, to me and many other who have know her through the blogging world she will always be "Anne Marie of Philly, Warrior Queen."  

Yesterday my good friend Ur-spo (also known as "Dr. Spo") informed me that Anne Marie died yesterday. 

The world is a little less brighter today.

Rest in peace Anne Marie, dear lady. 

17 comments:

Ur-spo said...

thank you for posting this photo. This is how I want to remember her, smiling and laughing with her blogger buddies at the weekend you brought together.

todd gunther said...

Thank you Ron for your thoughts and the photo. It does bring back a wonderful memory.

Ron said...

Ur-spo,
Anne Marie will always be one of those unforgettable personalities that we are fortunate to meet in our lifetime. She leaves behind good memories for all that knew her.
Ron

Ron said...

Todd,
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Ron

Breenlantern said...

Thank you for helping being part of our website tribute to her passing. Your gift of video from this event has increased in immeasurable value as it will be a wonderful reminder of her spirit and sound. Thank you for such a precious gift.

Sassybear
Www.Idleeyesandadormy.Com

wcs said...

A heartfelt tribute to a woman with heart. And moxy. I didn't have the chance to meet Anne Marie in person, but I admired her spirit through the blogiverse. She touched so many.

Raybeard said...

Since reading the news 24 hours ago I've been feeling dizzy and going around with like a heavy weight inside me, and it's the same today. Hard to take it in. It'll be quite some time before we can get used to a world without our great, unique, lovely, formidable, fearless and fearsome lady. Thank you, dear W.Q. for letting us know you. It was OUR privilege.

Geo. said...

Dear Ron, video furnished a lively and lovely gathering, the sort I delight in joining. At my age (70+) I know the stunning loss of loved ones. What you have posted here, done here, is cathartic to all of us. Thank you.

Ron said...

Geo.,
I wish you could have attended one of the Bloogerpaloozas, they were fun! So wonderful to meet fellow bloggers in person.
Ron

Ron said...

Sasybear,
The Bloogerpaloozas were so much fun, especially the first one you attended. You are the life of the party my friend! The second Bloogerpalooza, while still fun, just wasn't the same without you. One good thing about photos and videos, we can always remember those special times in our lives and knowing Anne Marie and enjoying her humor and wit was a joy.
Ron

Ron said...

Walt (wcs),
Anne Marie was indeed the "Warrior Queen." You would have enjoyed meeting her. Even though she sometimes projected a hard and crusty exterior with her comments on some blogs, in person she was a warm and caring person. She was special and will be missed my many. Few like Anne Marie come along, a genuine person.
Ron

Ron said...

Raybeard,
Anne Marie was indeed one of those individuals who leave an indelible mark on our lives. We are all better for having known her. she brought a lot of smiles to many. She will be missed.
Ron

Elle Clancy said...

This was lovely, especially those pictures in your backyard (I'm assuming it's your beautiful yard). I so enjoyed her blog but especially her comments on everyone else's. She epitomized Philly to me (I did not know she was from Willow Grove). What wonderful memories you have of her.

Ron said...

Elle,
Willow Grove is a suburb of Philly. I understand why she called herself "Anne Marie of Philly." I also used to live in a suburb of Philly (Downingtown) and when I was far away and someone asked me where I was from I would always say "Philly" because no one knew where Downingtown was. They do now though, Downingtown has grown.
Yes, that was our backyard in the background of those pictures of Anne Marie and me. Those trees are huge now.
Anne <arie was a special person, she will never be forgotten. One f a kind.
Ron

Elle Clancy said...

Oh no, I get it, trust me. I grew up in Yardley...lived in New Jersey and New York before moving here to Ohio. No one, and I mean no one, here understands the nuances of Philly and its suburbs. I meant more that she was just the wonderful spirit that I think of when I remember Philadelphia and its great people. Tough but funny and kind. My son is actually moving to East Falls in July. At least one of us is getting back home!

Ron said...

Elle,
You're so right about the Philadelphia spirt! And I know EXACTLY where Est Fall is. I used to live in Roxborough, just up Ridge Avenue from East Falls in the late Sixties. So many wonderful memories of my Philadelphia years. After this pandemic is over and I'm no longer a 24/7 caregiver, I hope to return to my biannual visits to Philly with Pat. So looking forward to it!
Ron

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