Sunday, October 25, 2009

To the loyal readers of Octogenarian

This is being written by Mort's wife...

About 10 days ago Mort was severely injured while driving his car out of his garage.
He's had two back surgeries and has not regained mobility in one of his legs.
It will take months of rehab before he's back writing on his beloved blog.
I wanted to thank everyone for all of their wonderful comments over the years.
They have meant the world to him and you have brought much joy to his later years.
My family and I look forward to the day when he can return to working on his blog again.


Blogger Sylvia K said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of Mort's accident! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both. I will look forward to his return to his blog, too. Thank you so much, Sybil, for letting us know. My heart goes out to you.


Sunday, October 25, 2009 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Terrible news. Tell him everyone's thinking about him and wishing him well.

So how are you at taking dictation?

Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Sydney Logsdon said...

I am so sorry to hear of Mort's accident. I always thoroughly enjoy the posts and look forward to reading many more of them.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Sydney Logsdon

Monday, October 26, 2009 1:36:00 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Oh no! Poor Mort!

Thanks for writing that Sybil. Please let him know that I send my wishes for a speedy recovery!

Kind regards,


Monday, October 26, 2009 2:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Thank you for letting us know.

Monday, October 26, 2009 6:21:00 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

This is just dreadful news. Please convey my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mort.

Thank you so much for letting us know, Sybil. I am sending good thoughts to Mort and you. I would appreciate the address of his rehab center so I can send him a card. You can e-mail it to me at:

If he would prefer not getting mail there I will understand.

Monday, October 26, 2009 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Urban Cyclist said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that. Please foward our well wishes and hope for recovery.

Monday, October 26, 2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell Mort that we all wish him a speedy and complete recovery. All your fans look forward to your next posting. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dave and Cindy Fox

Monday, October 26, 2009 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mortart said...

Thanks so much for everyone's kind words for a speedy recovery. I have copied all of the comments to give to my father. - His daughter.

Monday, October 26, 2009 2:39:00 PM  
Blogger millie garfield said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Mort's accident. Oh my goodness, not good news.

I recall you were planning to relocate to Florida - what happens now?

Wishing Mort a speedy recovery, let's hope for the best.

Sybil, thanks for keeping us posted.


Monday, October 26, 2009 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger Chancy said...

Oh Sybil
I am so terribly sorry about Mort's accident. I hope and pray he recovers completely in time but I know it will take a good while at best.
What will you two do about your impending move to Florida. Will Mort be up to the move?
I will miss Mort's blog posts so very much. He is an accomplished writer and I look forward to the day when he returns to writing.
Please tell Mort that Janet(Chancy) from driftwoodinspiration wishes him a speedy recovery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

Dear Sybil, who I feel I know from Mort's writings about you, this is shocking and sad news. I'm sorry to have just noticed the headline in my blogroll so my well wishes are belated.

I admire Mort's writing so much and have learned such interesting things from reading his blog. I will miss him terribly and do hope that the months of recovery speed by (where? in New Jersey or Florida?).

Please tell him I'm thinking strong and healthy thoughts of him.

Kind regards to you both,

Friday, October 30, 2009 2:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sybil and Mortart--Thanks for keeping us posted. I'm sorry about the accident but happy to hear that Mort is recovering. Best to your whole family!
Cop Car

Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Ewart said...

What terrible news! God keep you and watch over you during this difficult time.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger joared said...

My best wishes for your rehab and recovery from this accident, Mort.

I know you were planning a move to Fla. Am reminded of the saying: "Life is what happens when we're busy making other plans."

Please remind Mort of how much I enjoy reading his blog accounts and look forward to more when he is able to resume them -- even if only on a limited basis -- or a few words he dictates to someone else -- assuming he might find doing so a pleasant repast.

Tell Mort he really didn't have to go to this length just to get more material to write about here! ;-)

Mort, I think of you and am sending positive healing thoughts your way. You're one of my very favorite bloggers.

Thank you, Sybil, and dtr for letting us know what has happened. I'm sure this is a challenging time not only for him, but for you and family. Do take good care of yourself, Sybil. We'll always welcome hearing news of his recovery.

Jo Ann/Joared at "Along The Way" from Southern California

Sunday, November 01, 2009 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Karlo said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. We've enjoyed reading the blog posts. We hope to see him return soon.

Sunday, November 01, 2009 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I have been remiss with keeping up with blog friends and decided to see what wise words Mort had written. I am devestated to hear that Mort has had such a bad accident. Please let him know that he is in my heart and in my prayers. Ginnie

Friday, November 06, 2009 2:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Claude said...

So sorry to hear this, Sybil. Mort and you will be in my thoughts. Looking forward to reading Mort again soon

Sunday, November 08, 2009 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

How awful--I'm so sorry. I was just stopping by for a Veterans' Day hello and to thank him for his service. Please give him my best.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Kay Dennison said...

Dang!!!!! I wish someone had let me know!!!! My sincere best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to a man I not only respect for his wit, kindness and wisdom bit for his devotion and love for you, Sybil. He is in my prayers.

Friday, November 13, 2009 4:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident! I just discovered your blog and posted a comment under your post Nazis circumcision.

I hope you get better soon!!!!!!

Best regards from Montreal Canada

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 3:15:00 PM  
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