I appreciate your comments. And I also appreciate your understanding. I didn't know what to do, and didn't want to upset people on either side of this.
I certainly understand your need to respond as you did too and I do not fault you at all for that. I would be so lucky to have a friend who would stand up for me to such a degree, but to "keep the peace", I did delete everything. Thanks for understanding.
Of course you remain in my good graces, as I hope I do in yours.