Tears in my eyes (no exaggeration), I write to let the many members of this forum know that Kisal, the long-time moderator, has written a formal farewell to us all.
Kisal struggled for the entire period of her moderator-ship with cancer but didn't want it discussed on the open forums. I don't know what form her cancer initially took, but I do know that it--and the treatments for it--eventually ravaged her sense of balance and her vision, and ultimately robbed her of all gardening pleasure except that of giving good advice here on the forum and sitting in her own space outdoors. When she could no longer sustain sitting outdoors, she posted from her bed (whether in hospital or at home).
I have written a private tribute to her in the Mod Forum (yes, we have a "private" place to talk to one another without using the PM system so that all mods can see a "PM" at once). This thread is for members to speak to Kisal--if it's not too late--and let them know how her knowledge has helped them deal with gardening problems/pleasures.
Thank you. We tread life's path all too short a time.