Black Sunday

August 23, 2006

It is funny sometimes how quickly life can turn. Saturday evening I had just finished teaching a Boot Camp and was pretty exhausted. I got an e-mail from my mom telling me that an aunt was having a 75th birthday party the next day and I should really send a card. I scratched my head and wondered how I was supposed to do that with such late notice.

When I got a call the next morning from my cousin, I thought it was to wish his mom a happy birthday. Unfortunately it was a call that no child wants to get. My mother had a major heart attack and was barely with us. She lasted a few more hours and was gone. The only good news to me is that it was so quick and the suffering was minimal.

I can’t remember her ever being sick. She was always active and had always been good about going to the doctor and nothing significant was ever wrong with her. In a few days I’ll try to post more about what a great woman she was and how many lives she touched. All I ever wanted to do was to try and make her proud.

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  1. Anonymous

    Gods speed Foster…my thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Your friend and colleague,

    Tony S
    Friend, Father and Corel Dude

  2. Anonymous

    Foster, sorry to hear of your loss.Remember she is a part of you and will always be a part of you. Enjoy your memories and visit them often. May God welcome her into his kingdom.
    Sincerely, Vic4Indy


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Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

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