Sorry to report that Nancy Belle, blogger extraordinaire and a regular at Birds, died last week in Baltimore, at age 66.

Nancy, who called herself NancyB, blogged at The Tempered Optimist, where she advocated for universal, quality  health care, one of many benefits she believed everyone should enjoy.  She also regularly contributed to the discussion at Time Goes By. TGB's Ronni Bennett wrote a lovely post about her here.

Nancy was part of the group invited to participate in conference calls with the office of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) during the health care reform debate.  On the morning after the vote, this is what she wrote on her blog:

I watched CSPAN well into the wee hours and tweeted on the progress of the HCR bill along with thousands of others. The experience of connecting with others and watching history being made was incredible and exciting.

I, for one, will miss her passionate commitment to social justice.  




06/24/2010 16:59

I haven't been on your blog to know NancyB but I just want to extend my sincere condolences.

07/13/2010 06:41

Thank you for your beautiful tribute to my sister Nancy. You have added not only to the memorial tributes to her but also to what I have been learning about Nancy since she died.

Sid K.


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