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Celebrating Bridget

Posted in CCBC, Events, Portland at 4:01 pm by Bridget Zinn

Bridget ZinnHello Friends and Family,

This is Barrett, Bridget’s husband & former covivant of sixteen years. Thank you all for sharing your kind thoughts and memories about Bridget. I wanted to share with you that we’re planning two events to celebrate Bridget. The first will be here in Portland, Oregon and the second will be in Madison, Wisconsin. Both of which Dick Zinn (Bridget’s dad) and I will be attending.

Celebration #1

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Place: Our home, 7817 N Wall Ave, Portland OR 97203
Time: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. or later.
We’re planning on having coffee, juice, french pastries, fruit and chocolate cake/cupcakes. It will be drop in style from 10-2 or later. The event will be indoors and outdoors. So if it’s sunny bring a chair and if it’s rainy bring an umbrella or we’ll all just sit very close on the sofas. 😉

Celebration #2 Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Place: Madison, Wisconsin
Time and location: To be determined

We will update this event on this blog and on Bridget’s memorial page on Facebook.

Memorial Donations
Memorial donations can be made to the Friends of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). Bridget was a member of the Friends Board and the newsletter editor, so she had a very close association with the group. Bridget was a huge supporter of children’s literature for all ages and loved books filled with warm pockets of happiness. This organization changed her life.

Checks can be made out and sent to: Friends of the CCBC, Inc., Box 5189, Madison, WI 53705.
Donations are tax deductible.

As Bridget would say, “Love to you all,”


Bridget Zinn


  1. Christine said,

    May 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    What beautiful pictures of such a beautiful person. I am such a HUGE supporter of children’s books. I never say no to my two kids who ask for books. Will pass this on to my family and friends.. to donate to this wonderful organization..

  2. Amy Baskin said,

    May 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Love to you right back, Barrett.

  3. Sandy said,

    May 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve been following Bridget’s blog from the other side of the world for a year now. She has been such an inspiration and her words never failed to bring a smile or laugh, Much love to you and your family.

  4. jone said,

    May 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    As Amy so aptly said, love to you right back at you.

  5. Melinda Starkweather said,

    May 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Such a beautiful tribute, Barrett. Thanks for keeping her sparkling spirit alive through the blog. Love to you.

  6. kristin said,

    May 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    A beautiful person, so honored to have known her.

  7. Sarah Stevenson (aquafortis) said,

    May 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Wish I could attend. I will definitely make a donation. I remember Bridget fondly from the Kidlitcon in Portland, and though I don’t think you and I have met, I’ll be keeping you & Bridget’s family in my thoughts.

  8. Colleen said,

    May 31, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I remember Bridget from KidLit con in Portland as well and will also make a donation in her memory. I’m so sorry and will be thinking of you and yours for a long long time.

  9. cathy swanson said,

    May 31, 2011 at 5:40 am

    This is the way I remember her spirit…you have all been in Bob and my thoughts…

  10. johanna said,

    May 31, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Love to you, Barrett. Beautiful photos. See you on the 11th.

  11. Amanda said,

    May 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I love seeing these pictures of Bridget. Your celebrations are going to be lovely. I’m sorry I’ll be at ALA during the Madison celebration. Thinking of you lots and sending love to you!

  12. shelley said,

    May 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve followed Bridgett’s journey, and yours, from the first I heard of her diagnosis. Her posts brought a smile, and her spirit came through her writing and thoughts. You two were so good together. My thoughts are with you now, as you continue, as she would want you to.

  13. Saints and Spinners said,

    May 31, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Barrett,
    I was fortunate to meet Bridget at the Portland Kidlit Conference. I’ve been following her blog since then, and have thought of you both over these past months. I am glad that Bridget had you in her life.
    Farida Dowler

  14. Rosanne said,

    May 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Barrett, I’m so sorry that I’ll miss your gathering. My kids are dancing at the Newport Irish Festival that weekend. Do you remember when they came and danced for Bridget in your tiny living room? We will be thinking of you all weekend long–and also long after that.

  15. shelli said,

    June 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I wish I could be there :( Im thinking about you! Hang in there Barrett! Im so sorry you are hurting and I love that you are celebrating her life. She had quite a sweet one.

  16. Karen said,

    June 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Bridget and I roomed together at the ’08 SCBWI conference in LA. Even in the short time I had to get to know her, I could see she was a pretty special person. I have been incredibly impressed and inspired over the past years following her blog. Her indomitable spirit and ability to take and make joy in life, even in the face of such incredible odds, serve as a lesson to us all. Barrett, we’ve never met, but sending you love and wishing you comfort and peace as you journey forward.

  17. Kelly H-Y said,

    June 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.

  18. PK Hrezo said,

    June 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Rest in peace, Bridget. May her legacy live on forever through her words in a story to young readers.

  19. Lisa Nowak said,

    June 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Barrett, my heart goes out to you. It’s always terrible when a loved one dies, but Bridget was so wonderfully vibrant her absence must leave a particularly big, silent hole in your life. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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