Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ripley of Borderlands Books, June 2002 - May 2010
On May 11, Ripley was diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. Though she didn't seem to be in any pain, the cancer left her unable to eat or drink any appreciable amount. On May 12, with Alan and Jude at her side, Ripley passed away. During her last few days Ripley continued to be her usual cuddly, demanding, aloof, wonderful self and we are thankful that her time was spent in relative comfort and happiness.
She will be missed terribly and we are all so very grateful for the extra few years we had with her.
Ripley has touched many lives during her tenure at Borderlands, and thus we have created this blog as a resource for friends of the store and of Ripley to share memories and get as much (or as little) information as you like. If you are so moved, please post messages to the staff or reminiscences here. We will update you as news becomes available.
The staff of Borderlands Books and Café would ask that you please give them some time to deal with this sudden loss. Your thoughts and kindness are much appreciated, and we look forward to hearing from all of you but the best and kindest thing to do for now would be to wait and give them some time to heal.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
-The Borderlands Staff / Moderator