Friday, November 17, 2006


Grim news today from Oak Ridge blogger AT, about his wife who has been so critically ill.

I offer my deepest sympathies to AT and his family, as do so many thousands of others who have been reading AT's accounts of what has been happening for the last few weeks.

Her illness arrived without warning and has been truly devastating. None of it seems fair or right

Words seem a feeble thing right now.

But the hopes and wishes and prayers from so many, I trust, do offer a sense that this troubled time is being shared by friends and strangers alike. We all send you and your family much love and concern.

A memorial fund has been set up for the Atomic Tumor family. To donate, send a check to: Barbara J. Kilpatrick Memorial Fund C/O ORNL Federal Credit Union P.O.Box 365 Oak Ridge, TN 37831.


  1. Thanks Joe.
    Its strange, but this is one of the places I always expected to see her commenting on. You and she shared that passion for movies, so, along with the Editor, and Tits, and the rest of your gang, I expect to see GAC in here, cracking wise and being funny.
    Sucks, man.

  2. It's so hard for me to believe, so it must be even more so for you.

    And it isn't right in a million ways that she is gone.

    I consider myself fortunate to have her words in the archives here, her humor, her insights. She shared movies with me which I eagerly sought out and I know she tracked down a few based on my comments too. That's how friendships are made, in small steps.

    you always have a place here too, AT.

  3. I have followed every entry of AT's & am just in anguish over the whole thing.
    Thank you so much for posting the memorial fund.
    May God bless their family tremendously during this time of incredible loss.

  4. "Words seem a feeble thing right now."


  5. It's testament to both GAC and AT that this is hitting so many people so very hard.
    There's always a place at the table...