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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:20 PM

I miss NewYawker99 (a tribute thread - NOT a copycat thread)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022034753

Speaking of Kef, I really miss the goodness and light that was DU's incomparable Roni, aka NewYawker99.

Where ever you are, my friend, you are SORELY missed and SO needed here now.

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Reply I miss NewYawker99 (a tribute thread - NOT a copycat thread) (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 OP
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #1
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #3
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #2
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #4
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #9
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #5
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #7
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #6
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #8
CrazyOrangeCat Dec 2012 #12
susanna Dec 2012 #15
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #10
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #11
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #16
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #13
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #17
xfundy Dec 2012 #14

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

1. That was back when DU was so small

we used to celebrate birthdays in The Lounge. Long time ago.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:24 PM

3. ...and the milestones!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:24 PM

2. Of course she was the first person to welcome me to DU.

She always amazed me how she greeted everyone, posted the milestones and still had time for political discussion. She made the site a home to a lot of DUers she worked her magic on.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:26 PM

4. If I could vote for the "Greatest DUer", it would be very close between her and Kef...

...actually, I think a tie would be appropriate.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

9. They were both so helpful to me when I first joined up.

Kephra taught me how to make a post in LBN, leading to a years long addiction to that forum. Roni made sure I felt at home here and showed me the Lounge. Heh, those were good days.

Yeah, they'd have to be a tie.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

5. She Was A Great Old Gal, Sir

Pretty much den-mother to the whole place. She is indeed missed.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:31 PM

7. Den-mother! That's perfect!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

6. Ah, me too

She was the first to welcome me within minutes of my first post. She had good radar for spotting newbies!

And the milestones... sometimes I forgot I was passing them until Roni posted it.

Where is she? I wish she'd just pop in and say hi.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

8. No one knows...

Where ever she is, I'm sure's she's watching.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

12. Me too. Great radar.

I couldn't get over how friendly this place was. BTW, Canuck, you were not far behind her. We teamed up on a DUzy or two, as well.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:53 PM

15. Same here.

When I joined DU1 way back, she was there saying Hi. I used to look forward to her commenting on my milestone posts, too. I don't post a lot so I often used to wonder how she managed it! She was a gem and made me feel so welcome.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:38 PM

10. Someone here mentioned a few weeks ago that she had passed,

and of course I couldn't believe it and very upset about it.

But someone else said that wasn't true.

Does anyone know for sure? I know she had not been well a few years ago the last time she posted.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:41 PM

11. I pray that's not true. She meant so much to so many on DU...

...that, if she did pass, I would hope for an unprecedented tribute thread.

At the time she left, it was hush-hush. I never inquired further.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:45 PM

16. Here's a post from just a few days ago, but I can't find the other one

where I'd originally heard the news:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=257049

I think it was in a "DUers you miss" thread.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:54 PM

13. I really hope it wasn't true.

I knew she had health problems, but that was years ago.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:48 PM

17. I hope it isn't either.

Roni was one of DU's finest posters...a wonderful, warm person.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

14. I remember both those personalities

and had positive thoughts upon seeing the names again. Unfortunately I can't keep up with all the comings and goings. And passings.

But, I am constantly impressed, enlightened and invigorated by many, many of the people here. This is my first stop for news every morning, just after rawstory.com.

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