My Beloved Spouse, Joe DiJulio, Passed Away July 30

Betsy and Joe at DinnerHello friends and supporters.

I am so sorry to have neglected TBP for the last week, but my husband of 25 years (our anniversary is September 15) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 30.

You will find his obituary here with an absolute outpouring on Facebook.

Cooking–and eating, for that matter–has not been a priority, as friends have filled our home with food and love.  But I look forward to a new normal that will most certainly include more recipes, especially for heart healthy food.



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  1. Oh Betsy, I’m so sorry! I’m a long time reader. I was widowed at a young age myself, so my heart is especially breaking for you. Love and hugs….. Please take care… It may take a long time to establish your new normal, my heart is with you.

  2. i don’t often comment but follow your blog regularly – I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

  3. Thank you so very much. Followers that don’t comment are just as valued as anyone else!

  4. First thank you for you longtime support and, second, I am sorry that you shared this experience With me. Thank you for your lovely show of support.

  5. Betsy, Sometimes there are no words. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. <3

  6. Betsy I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

  7. Betsy, I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry, Betsy. I have only been following your blog for a short time but I wanted to offer my deepest sympathies. Please know that you are in my thoughts and please remember to take care of yourself too.

  9. Good and warm thoughts to you in such a trying time! So sorry for your loss. Like Shan says, please take care of yourself.

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