I just learned yesterday that a “pen pal” friend of mine has passed. Madelon Rose Logue, known as “MRL” to her friends, died this past Monday from cancer.
I’ve lost track of how long we’d known each other, but I got to know her from the Seth conferences (I’m not really sure if the conferences in this link developed from the Colorado-based conferences; the Colorado-based conferences were more “cozy” and small, at least the one I’d attended, and the current New York City ones seem more “big budget”) and her off-the-grid The Black Sheep newsletter she put out for many years. During at least one year, the Seth conference had been held in my town, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and we got to meet.
We hit it off, and I can’t remember if I’d offered to or she’d asked, but I’d taken her on a tour of Garden of the Gods, and I believe we went out to eat afterward. We weren’t really close friends, but in every correspondence exchange she always seemed to come across that way. In my computer, I have correspondences with her going back to 2000. We wrote back and forth and she used to publish some of my short stories in her Black Sheep newsletter. I’d even called her a couple of times.
MRL was a psychic, painter, and writer…and had been working on a screenplay over the years. She’d shared parts of it in The Black Sheep. A few years back she’d given away free-for-the-asking some of her artwork that she “felt” would be “attuned” to the asker. I do have one. I thought that was very kind of her to do. She also traveled a lot, I think mainly to England and surrounds.
And she was NOT interested in anything online!
We always got along really well and I looked forward to getting her letters in the mail! Sadly, the last correspondence I had with her was August 5, 2017, and this past weekend, as I went through a bunch of my office paperwork, I’d found a whole slew of her newsletters. I went through them and a funny thing happened. As I scanned all the newsletters and read some of the articles, I noted to myself—at the time I was doing it—that I seemed to keep coming upon MRL’s “thoughts”…and this began taking on a weirdly eulogistic tone.
I kept wondering if Madelon had died!
Yes, this kept going through my head that late morning/early Saturday afternoon. I got the weird feeling that she might have died, because (I also realized) I hadn’t heard from her in a bit.
So I wrote her a letter early Monday and sent it off. February 4, 2019. This past Monday…the day she died. I’d also sent her a copy of my latest book.
Then yesterday I received an e-mail from The Seth House informing me of her and Sue Watkins passing. I’ve looked online for an obituary, but so far nothing…though it is, admittedly, perhaps too early. It was on Facebook that I’d found out a little more, that she’d died of cancer. She was 83 years old.
She was always vibrant and energetic in all her letters and cards and I do not remember her mentioning her illness. I knew she’d mentioned other issues in the past, but I don’t recall her ever telling me about her cancer. I will miss her! She was a fun personality!
Sue Watkins I knew of, but I never interacted with her.
To both—I wish them the most wonderful adventures!
MADELON LOGUE – December 10, 1935 – February 4, 2019 (83 Years).
Publisher of “The Black Sheep – A Seth/Jane Roberts Funzine.”
SUE WATKINS – January 8, 1945 – January 25, 2019 (74 Years).
Author of several Seth related books and longtime friend of Jane & Rob.