Petticoat Discipline Quarterly
Vale Mary Beth Sanford

Mary Beth Sanford, a person of extraordinary warmth, kindness, unselfishness, and creative imagination, died peacefully on Thursday, following a car accident. For many years she had provided the best petticoating and baby sites on the web, and had offered unstinting friendship and help to many crossdressers who were confused, depressed and made lonely by their yearnings.

Mary Beth Sanford is irreplaceable; she was a saint in the truest and best sense,  and we had become friends. Mary Beth contributed much to this site, and even though we never had a chance to meet, we planned to one day, and I was greatly looking forward to that day.

The words so frequently spoken or written of those who have recently passed away were, in Mary Beth's case, the simple and unvarnished truth. The shocking suddeness of her death has left so many people, including me, feeling shattered and hollow.  She was no ordinary person, and we will always feel her absence; that happy and giving voice now missing from the chatter and laughter of little girls and big babies everywhere.

The marvellous images that Mary Beth prepared for this site will remain.

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Those of us who had been blessed with some contact with Mary Beth Sanford must feel like John O' Hara, when he heard that George Gershwin had died. He simply said in a quiet voice,

'I don't have to believe it if I don't want to.'

'Goodnight sweet princess,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...'
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