With today's tribute by Rachel, my accounting of the life and times of Julie A. Newell is over.

During the past five years, I have always posted the latest "chapter" at the top of the website, so that visitors would not have to engage in repeated scrolling.


Since books normally follow a from beginning to end format (and this one is now complete), I have taken the liberty of reversing the links to present the story in chronological order.


I am aware that an obscene amount of this tale consisted of me whining about my loss.

I make no apologies...

...I needed that.

Along with the help of my friends, it is how I survived these past five years... I struggled through the stages of grief, to arrive at acceptance.

Since music played such a major roll in helping me cope, I'm going to close by adding a final stanza to the second song played at Julie's funeral service: