R.I.P. Christine Clouse, aka “Crys Clouse”, 1979-2004: I stumbled on this last week. This girl and I exchanged some emails two years ago and were involved in a handful of posts on the MT support forums about a plugin she wrote for Movable Type.
Just a few weeks ago, I tried to email her again because the plugin broke with MT 3.2 (turns out it didn’t — the problem was about three levels removed from that). She never got back to me. Now I read that she was killed over a year ago.
I am sorry to have to report that Christine Clouse, age 25, of Lawrence, Massachussetts, died after being struck by the Haverhill-to-Boston noontime MBTA commuter train on Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Lawrence General Hospital.
It’s odd how you cross paths with people on the Net, and they drift in and out of your realm of perception for years to come. Then sometimes they don’t drift back in, and you didn’t have enough connection with them to realize it.