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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:46 PM
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Khephra
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:53 PM by Skinner
This is Momma Khephra. I found Scott slumped over his computer desk this afternoon (around 5p.m.). He was dead. We do not know what happened. The coroner and the Sheriff said there has to be an autopsy. They said whatever it was was instant. If anyone wants to call me my phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX.


Edited by Admin to remove telephone number.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:47 PM
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1. OMG
speechless. my condolences if you're reading this thread.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:46 PM
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184. I just signed on for the first time tonight. I'm so saddened by this news.
I'm so sorry to hear about this. Prayers and love to Scott's family. May he rest in peace.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:04 AM
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358. So sorry for your
and our loss.

Just found out this a.m.

I am deeply saddened.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:44 AM
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367. I just found out now
It seems like Khephra has always been here, and I know he devoted an incredible amount of time to Latest Breaking News (not sure about elsewhere in DU). Invariably he'd be the first with a story, rarely would we find one to be a duplicate. I got the impression he was very caring, sweet, and he was obviously loved his DU friends. Our hearts go out to his family and truly we're all saddened by this. When I logged on this morning, this was the absolutely last thing I could have imagined to have found, and everyone is very much in shock.

Requisat in Pace, Khephra
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Fiona Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:48 PM
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2. oh no....
that's awful! I'm so, so sorry.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:49 PM
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3. Are you saying Khephra the DUer has passed?
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:54 PM
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4. My heartfelt condolences
I liked Kef a lot, valued his humor, his stories.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

:hug:
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:55 PM
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5. My deepest condolences to your family
Please let us know what you find out -- and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. I'll keep your family in my thoughts.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 PM
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10. How Old Was He????????


My Condolences as well.......

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:17 PM
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He was 37
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:10 PM by Lorien
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:55 PM
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191. Way too young. Only 3 years older than me.
:grouphug:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:56 PM
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6. My heart is breaking
I'm so sorry. Please know he was greatly loved and respected.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:56 PM
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7. .
Oh no. :(

My Bro.


:hippie:
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Voltaire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:01 PM
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98. My God
There are no words....none.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:57 PM
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8. what?!?! oh no!
sorry.... he was one of the good ones.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:57 PM
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9. I'm so sorry, Mrs K.
Scott was very well loved around here. My deepest condolences.

-Jason-
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 PM
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11. extremely sorry
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 PM
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12. we're here for you
khephra was an absolute gem to us... i'm so sad.

please let us know what we can do for you! :cry:
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:16 PM
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37. Yes he was.
I'm terribly saddened by this news. My heartfelt condolences go to you and the rest of his family. :cry:
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 PM
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I'm so sorry.
I hope you find out what happened.
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 PM
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13. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:25 PM by bpilgrim
:cry:

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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:26 PM
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Farewell My Friend We'll Meet Again; Don't Know Where, Don't Know When...

:cry:

peace
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #55
120. Thank you billy, for compiling Keph's posts.
This is so shockingly sad. Deepest condolences to a family we do not know, but love - for a man who is a mystery, but who is cherished.

We are family. And we will miss you Scott, just as we have loved you.
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MyDogSpot Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:51 AM
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353. Is it usual for Kephra to have started so many posts in the last few days?
I am not familiar with any posters here, but that's what struck me at first...the voluminous number of posts.

I'm shocked and saddened that this poster is now dead.



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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:30 PM
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402. More than 50,000 posts
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:33 PM by librechik
Yes, it was blog as usual for Scot to post that much and more. If it's in LBN, Khephra probably started it--his current threads will live for days after this! Oh god, I'm still crying! He was the best! What a sweet, smart soul!

If I'm not mistaken, Kheph was wheelchair bound. This is so sad.
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MyDogSpot Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:30 PM
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413. I had not known
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 03:20 PM by MyDogSpot
Thank you for informing me. Khephra touched hearts and minds,

minds, most notably, around the globe, in spite of his limited mobility.

I hope we will meet, in the 5th Dimension.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:59 PM
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14. Way, way, way too young
My deepest condolences
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:00 PM
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15. I'm so sorry for your loss
He was very well liked by all of us here... RIP Scott :cry:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:00 PM
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16. Kephra Was A Beacon Of Light. Our Hearts Are With You In Your Grief
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM by cryingshame
You are not alone.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:01 PM
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17. how awful. I'm so sorry.
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:01 PM
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18. There are no words...
I am so sorry.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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19. Oh hell -- I am so sorry. Thanks for letting us know so we can share
your loss.

He was a special person -- he stood out.

You did a good job Khephra's mom.

We are here for you.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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20. OMG
My heart is w/you now, Momma Khephra.

Kheph was highly respected here for many years. I will miss him terribly.

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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:04 PM
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21. I am so sorry
Khephra was well-known and often read by us here, and we're all going to miss him.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:05 PM
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22. My heart goes out to you
I respected and cared for Kef greatly. He was a caring, knowledgeable, and great man. I'll miss him!!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:05 PM
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23. I'm so sorry for your loss
Please accept my condolences. He's going to be missed very much here at DU.
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catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:05 PM
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24. Oh, man. I'm so sorry.
My heart is with you and your family, Momma Khephra. We all liked your son very much, and this is a huge loss for all of us. :grouphug:
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:06 PM
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25. Thank you for letting us know.
I'm so very sorry for your (and our) loss.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:07 PM
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26. what the hell
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:14 PM by madrchsod
i really don`t know what to say. ok...i`m terribly sorry for your loss. he shared his life with us here at du and he will be missed. if their is anything you need just let us know. so sorry
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CaptainClark23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:08 PM
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27. .......
-speechless-
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:08 PM
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28. So very sorry ...
My condolences.
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kainah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:09 PM
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29. impossible sadness
Kef did so much for everyone in this community. I can remember so many days and nights when I couldn't stand all the silliness that could engulf us sometimes. And I could always rely on kef to have the news I needed dug out for me.

I am so crushed by this news. I hope the esteem in which he was held can somehow ease the pain you are feeling.

So sad........
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:10 PM
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30. So very sorry for your loss, mamaKheph
Khephra was much loved here at DU. This is very sudden news indeed.

Please accept my condolences. :hug:

Kheph, you suffer no more. How sad. :cry:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:11 PM
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31. I am very sad for your loss
My thoughts are with you and your family.
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meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:11 PM
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32. I am very sorry to hear of this.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:11 PM
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33. I just spoke with Keph's Mom...she is shook up, but I walked her through
to read this thread... :(

Keph was one great guy, this is a shock for all of us.

:cry:... O8)
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:16 PM
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38. thank you for calling her
that was very kind of you.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:12 PM
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34. I'm devastated
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:13 PM
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35. How tragic...I'm so sorry
Khephra was a gem.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:15 PM
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36. please accept my heartfelt condolences..
Scott was a great kid, and one of the nicest people on this board. You should be proud that you raised such a wonderful son. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:16 PM
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39. This is truly THE saddest news I have heard since I have been on DU
Khephra was an icon here...he was everywhere and had the best insite and the wittiest posts...what a loss for DU..what a loss for the WORLD at large. :cry: for me and a :hug: for you, Mom Khephra. My condolences and my everlasting gratitude that you raised such a WONDERFUL human being! :grouphug:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:21 PM
Response to Reply #39
47. this is such bad news. Mrs. K, know your son was loved and so
are you.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:17 PM
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40. I'm in shock
I didn't chat frequently with Keph, but I can't imagine DU without him. I know our loss is nothing compared with yours. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this terrible time. :cry:
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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41. {{HUGS}} How are you doing, MommaK?
We will miss your son so much. He was a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss, as well as ours here at DU. Scott will be greatly missed.
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finecraft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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42. I'm so very sorry
what a devastating loss for everyone. My prayers are with you and Scott's loved ones.
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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43. So sorry to hear this
my condolences
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:20 PM
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44. I am shocked...Keph was an institution around here
Everyone knew and cared about him even when we disagreed on something. He was a good man Momma Keph. We will miss him and I hope you know we care about you, Kephra spoke about you so often and loved you very much. I am sure he still does.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:20 PM
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45. I'm so sorry for your loss.
He will be missed.
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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:21 PM
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46. My heart is with you, and I'll pray for you.
You have my deepest sympathies.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:23 PM
Original message
Shocking news
I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:22 PM
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48. I'm so sorry for your loss
Prayers to you and your family.
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smbolisnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:22 PM
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49. Oh no...
This is just terrible news. I am so sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know :cry:
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:23 PM
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50. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for him and for you.
May God comfort you.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:23 PM
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51. Truly a sad day at DU
God Speed Keph...

:cry:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:24 PM
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52. My deepest condolences....It was very kind of you to let us know.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:25 PM
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53. I am so very sorry for your loss.
It is difficult to bury one's child. Peace to you and your family.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:25 PM
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54. So saddened to read this news.
Khephra will be sorely missed.
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:27 PM
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56. You have my deepest sympathies.
From my ealiest days of lurking on DU, I always would click on to a posting by Khephra. He will be missed.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:27 PM
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57. Your son was a good man, mama Keph.
He will be missed.

:hug:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:28 PM
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58. Oh, no! How awful for you!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:30 PM by Lydia Leftcoast
Scott was one of the earliest members of DU, and it won't be the same without him.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. :cry:
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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:28 PM
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59. oh my god.

Please, tell me this is not happening.


MDN
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:28 PM
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60. He was, and always will be, loved by us.
He was brilliant, kind, and funny. One of THE most astonishing people to come to DU. His compassion never failed, a great spirit has left us.

I'm stunned and deeply saddened.

Bless you,Momma. If you ever need anything, come to DU.
You can be extremely proud of the contributions he made to us all.

Your sorrow is shared by many tonight.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:29 PM
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61. Devastating.....so sorry, Momma Kheph...
:cry:

DemEx
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:29 PM
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62. Geez. I just got a PM from Khephra, yesterday.
:cry:

I am shocked! *choke*

Such a fabulous contributor to the voice of humanity.

:cry:

My very deepest sympathy!!!
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:30 PM
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63. from maryland - my condolences
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:31 PM by GreatCaesarsGhost
i enjoyed his posts very much.



edit typo
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:31 PM
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64. A sad day for all.
The world will not be the same. I often relied on Khephra for unknown and rare news stories. He would always post something new and interesting.

A sad day. He will be missed.
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huckleberry Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:32 PM
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65. Momma Khephra - I am so sorry for your loss.
I'll really miss Kef's posts and sense of humor.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:32 PM
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66. My prayers go out to you and your family MommaK.
Khephra was loved and respected by so many here. He will be missed. :hug:
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:32 PM
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67. I Am So Sorry...
Although I only have a few posts, I have been lurking since the beginning at DU and so many of the wonderful posters here are as familiar to me as the people I interact with every day.

Khephra was one of those DU'ers whose posts I looked forward to. He was articulate, well-informed, and he will be sorely missed. Momma Khephra, my sincerely condolences to you and your family. Please take some solace that there are many, many people who will also miss him.

Debbie
Miami
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:32 PM
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68. you are all in my prayers
:cry:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:33 PM
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69. I don't know what to say.
But my sincere condolences to all of his friends and kin.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:38 PM
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70. I'm totally shocked
and saddened. My most heartfelt wishes are with Scott's family. This is horrible. :cry:

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legally blonde Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:39 PM
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71. Please accept
my deepest condolences. Khephra will be missed. :cry:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:40 PM
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72. Dear Momma..
He had many many friends and admirers here. We will all miss him and are truly saddened for your loss.
Ann K.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 PM
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73. Farewell, Khephra
I remember reading his posts as long as I've been a DU-er. Through our contacts here on DU, I considered him a friend.

Here's to you, friend. You will be missed.

Wayne
(CO Liberal)
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM
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74. I am very sorry to hear this news.
I always admired Khephra's posts and looked forward to reading them. My sincere condolences to his family. We've lost a bright light here.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM
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75. I can't even begin to express
how terribly sorry I am for your (and our) loss...

:(

I just don't know what to say.
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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM
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76. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM
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77. I am so sorry to hear of Scott's death, Momma Khephra.

What a terrible shock for you. We will all miss him here. I will pray for you and for Scott's soul. I have a child that age myself.





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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:43 PM
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78. I am so sorry for you Momma Khephra! What an incredible blow to everyone.
I wish you strength.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:43 PM
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79. I am so sorry.
words can not possibly express how we feel.

our best wishes to those that he loved, and loved him in return.

he was a true du spirit. :cry:

to mamakephra :grouphug:

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:44 PM
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80. Oh No!
He was one of my favorite DUers. My heart goes out to you. Please post when you find out what happened to him. I know he was a young man. How very, very sad.
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remfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:46 PM
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81. I'm so sorry....Scott was truly an inspiration
and will be deeply missed. :cry:
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:48 PM
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82. I'm very sorry to hear this
My sympathies to your family (and to our family here.)

We've all lost a good one. A very good one.
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deminflorida Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:48 PM
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83. I'm shocked and sorry for your loss.....
I send my family's condolences as well...

It's always the brightest stars that go out first. His light will be missed in this world.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:50 PM
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84. Oh...NO
I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know how I can help you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

I greatly appreciated Khephra and his posts. Please post whenever you feel like talking. We are here to support each other in times like this.

:cry: Tanja
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:51 PM
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85. I'm so sorry, Momma Khephra.
We'll all miss Scott.

:hug:
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:53 PM
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86. So Sorry. It's Amazing How His Personality and Brilliance
could come across. To some degree it was almost like knowing him personally. His intelligence shone through. Deepest condolences.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:54 PM
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87. You'll be missed, bro
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM by d_b
:cry:

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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:54 PM
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88. I am terribly sorry to hear.
My heart goes out to you in your loss. I don't know of anything can lighten your burden at this time, but please know that Scott was loved by many in this community. He will be greatly missed and we are all saddened at his passing.

On a personal note, my husband and I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to share time with Scott. He was a kind soul and a gift to us all.

May he find peace, love, and all he seeks on the path he now walks.


Laura
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:56 PM
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89. This is a blow to us all! My condolences, Momma Khephra...
It's such a shock.
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM
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90. Momma K, this is John (and Polly) from Saginaw
We met about three years ago when we stopped (along with Doc from K'zoo/Terre Haute) to pick Scott up enroute to Laura's DU gathering in Illinois.
Scott also came up to our FUNDAY party a few months later. I think we have some photos of him from the event and I'd be happy to send you copies, if you'd like them.
It was a privilege to know him and nice to meet you (and the cats), too. You're both in our thoughts tonight, and we'll be sure to check back in with you in a few days after the shock has passed.
A hug from us here, too.
John (and Polly)
Saginaw
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM
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91. I am absolutely devastated to hear this.
Khephra was a DU institution. Our community lost a great friend today. I am in shock.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Mama Kheph. :grouphug:
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:37 AM
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325. Me too.
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 07:40 AM by BullGooseLoony
I feel really, really sad right now.

I just wish things could have been better. NO ONE should be leaving like that right now.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:59 PM
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92. I am so very sorry.
My condolences to you and your family. I loved reading his thoughts on DU. He will be missed.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:59 PM
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93. damn . . . I just signed on, and this is what I find . . .
deepest condolances to Keph's mom and family . . . he was a valued DUer whose contributions will be sorely missed . . . I think I need a drink . . . :cry:
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Avalon Sparks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:00 PM
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94. He was my favorite DUer~
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:05 PM by Avalon Sparks
These last three and a half years, I've been thankful to have him as a fellow DU member. He had a very high profile on this site because of his frequent latest news related threads and his insightful, intelligent posts. This is a great loss to DU. It's so sudden and so very sad and he will be deeply missed.

My deepest condolences to you Momma Khephra and your family. Thank you for letting us know and I hope it is of some comfort to you to read these posts and see how many lives your beautiful son reached and touched every day. He truly was a beacon and hero to many of us on this site.
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DoveTurnedHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:00 PM
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95. You Have My Deepest Condolences
Scott was a great guy, he had so many friends here, we are all grieving with you. If there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

I am so devastated right now. And I am so, so sorry.

:cry:

DTH
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ArchTeryx Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:01 PM
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96. First time poster...
...from a long time lurker.

I just wish it was under better circumstances. No great speeches or long observations here, only the deepest condolences from a fellow 30something progressive fighting his own life threatening medical problems.

I dedicate one of my favorite songs today to Khephra's memory. I won't spam the entire lyrics of it here, but I will give you the final part of it...

"Today I dont need a replacement
Ill tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart was going boom boom boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things, theyve come to take me home..."

-- ArchTeryx
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:01 PM
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97. These were the worst words I could have ever imagined reading
Kef was truly the one of most compassionate and caring persons I have ever known in my life. I wish I had been able to meet him in person. Please accept my deepest condolences in this time of sorrow.

Regards, Don

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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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99. This is so terrible.
To Momma Khephra, I am so sorry for your loss. Khephra was a very important member of DU, and he will be sorely missed here.
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neomonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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100. This can't be true, is it a hoax??
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM by neomonkey
I'm sorry, this is my first reaction. This is shocking and unbelievable.

Perhaps I am hoping it is a hoax but I fear it isn't.


ON EDIT:

I'm sorry, my first reaction was not appropriate. It's the best I could summon give that news.

I'm so sorry to hear this, I send my deepest condolences to Khephra's family.
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StephanieMarie Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:03 PM
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101. Let the world stand still. I'm so sorry. n/t
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:04 PM
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102. Farewell Khephra, thanks for sharing your life with us, you will
be missed but the fight will continue with you always in our thoughts. I'm so sorry for your loss Momma Khephra, your son was a good and thoughtful man.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:05 PM
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103. A very sad day for the DU family.
Heartfelt condolences.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:05 PM
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104. This is such awful news ....
Kheph ....

Damnit ....

NOT Kheph ..... Such a wonderful person ....

I HATE that the good ones go ....... I HATE that fact .....

Please accept my personal condolences, Mother of Khephra, and family ....

He will be sorely missed by many hearts all over the world .... Truly ... He had a global reach .... We will grieve this long and hard ....

I feel so hurt by this ....
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:05 PM
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105. No! We are all in shock!
Thank you for letting us know, Mamma Kephra. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be very much missed here at DU.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:07 PM
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106. One of the Bedrock Members
Please know that there are many many people that mourn his passing.
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:07 PM
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107. This is terrrible, terrible news...
It was a priviledge to have met Scott personnaly at the Philly gathering and work and talk with him over the past several years.

We have lost a good friend.

May you find peace in knowing he had thousands of friends here.

Dr. Batsen D. Belfry
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:08 PM
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108. My most sincere condolences...
I am so very sorry- your son was incredibly prolific on here, bringing our attention to so many important matters. I cannot express to you how much he's done for us...and how much he will be missed.

I am so very sorry for his loss- he will truly be missed by hundreds if not thousands. Many, like myself, never had the pleasure of meeting him in person but it does not make his passing any less painful.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

PB
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feminazi Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM
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109. I'm shocked and I am so sorry.
:cry:
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM
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110. My heartfelt condolences
Peace to your family
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:10 PM
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111. deepest sympathy, dear Khephra's Mom. n/t
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:12 PM
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112. I am so very sorry.
.
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:14 PM
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113. Please don't take this the wrong way......but
if he died at his computer he died doing what he loved. We all loved hearing from him. He was a kind soul and a voice for peace, reason and gentleness. I am sorry for your loss. Let us know how we may honor his life now that he is gone.

Howard.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:16 PM
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114. Rest in peace Scot - you are loved by many - may God bless and keep you
...
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:18 PM
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115. So very, very sorry
This is a terrible loss. Khephra was a mainstay of DU. My heart goes out to you and all the family.

:cry:
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not systems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:18 PM
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116. Very sorry to hear this...
he was a great poster and I will miss him.

Good luck to all his friends and family.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:18 PM
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117. Our friend
I am so sorry. Khephra was one of DU's most active and respected members. He was loved by all.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:20 PM
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118. Please accept my deepest sympathies
Scott was very loved and respected here at DU and he will be missed. I am so sorry.
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:20 PM
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I'm sorry
I'm a relative newbie but quickly took notice of Khephra's perceptive and humane posts. God bless you.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:20 PM
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119. Farewell and Godspeed on your ultimate journey, Khephra.
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:21 PM
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121. Your grief must be unbearable.
There is no greater loss. Please know he will be missed by many.

Is there anything at all we can do?
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:23 PM
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122. To Momma Khephra
I am so truly sorry to learn of Scott's sudden passing. He was an inspiration and well liked by the DU community. His passing will be a void that cannot be filled by any of us. Let us know what we can do for you in your time of need.
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KeepHopeAlive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:24 PM
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123. Oh, Momma Khephra
I am so very saddened and shocked. I'm sure you're already aware of how well loved and respected your son was at DU. My deepest sympathy to you. I hope you have family and friends nearby who can offer comfort.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:24 PM
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124. Momma Khephra....
My sincere condolences on the loss of your son. He was a wonder and a joy.

I cannot believe that he is gone.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:24 PM
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125. I am totally in shock to hear this news
Kephra is an institution, his words and thoughts were clear. I remember him as a tireless poster and champion for progressive causes not only at DU, but other boards as well.

My thoughts go to his family and his many friends.
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Princess Turandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:25 PM
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126. I am very sorry for your loss..
thank you for taking the time to let us know at a time when you must have so many things to do and feelings to work through.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:26 PM
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127. Oh, Lord, no. This isn't happening.
I'm too in shock to type anything.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:26 PM
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128. Bless your heart, Momma K
Your lad was one good egg. I am terribly saddened by this, and my thoughts will be with you and your family. :hug:

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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:27 PM
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129. How tragic !
Khephra was well-known and well-liked on DU. I'm so sorry for your loss. The whole DU community will miss him. I myself posted on many of his threads, and enjoyed his clever wit and interest in scifi/fantasy, and will personally miss him. I'm stunned. If you find out what happened, please tell. My condolences to you and your family, and to other DUers. :(
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:30 PM
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130. Hugs to you - Momma Khephra
:grouphug:

I am very sorry to hear this. :hug:

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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:30 PM
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131. Scott will be greatly missed by many
I had the pleasure of meeting Scott in DC with several other DU'ers, to rally against the impending Iraq war. He was the type of guy you instantly felt comfortable with and he had a hearty laugh, great charm and a clever wit. DU will greatly miss such a wise soul.

I am so sorry. :hug:
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:31 PM
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132. How Tragic !
Khephra was well-known and well-liked on DU. I'm so sorry for your loss. The whole DU community will miss him. I myself posted on many of his threads, and enjoyed his clever wit and interest in scifi/fantasy, and will personally miss him. I'm stunned. If you find out what happened, please tell. My condolences to you and your family, and to other DUers. :(
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:32 PM
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133. My deepest sympathies to you and yours
He was not here long enough but he made an impact.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:32 PM
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134. So very sorry, Momma Khephra.
He will be greatly missed, and remembered with honor. Our thoughts are with you.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:33 PM
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135. My sincere condolences to you
I'm so sad.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:35 PM
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136. I'm so sorry - Scott indeed will be missed by all of us at DU
This is devastating. My deepest sympathy to you Momma K and to your family. How wonderful of you to let us know.

Please take care of yourself and know that Scott will be deeply missed by his family here at DU as well.

He was a treasure.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:36 PM
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137. How shocking and sad
my condolences.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM
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138. He was so well loved.
And he loved you so much. We'll miss him. I'll miss him. He was my very dear friend. I'm so sorry.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM
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139. My condolences
He will be missed, truly.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM
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140. Horrible news
:cry:
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:40 PM
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141. My sincere condolences...
I have posted here only since early last year, but I knew from the beginning that Khephra, Scott, was a person of great caring and integrity.

He contributed so much to this forum. This is a place where relationships can be so superficial, but I can imagine what a wonderful person he was to truly know. I wish I could have known him.

I am so sorry for your incredible loss.

Scott will be greatly missed.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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142. I will never, ever forget him -- and there aren't many DUers I can
say that about, nor even that many people in real life. Others have said it, I'll repeat it -- he was an institution here at DU, and beloved by all. Just think as you read all these posts (and I hope you will have the opportunity to do that) how special he was to have had the impact he had on each and all of us, in this odd little virtual place in cyberspace. The respect he garnered, by pure strength of his beautiful self, is unparalleled at DU as far as I know.

We aere so sorry for your, and our, loss.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:45 PM
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143. Momma K, I am so sorry.
I hope you know how well loved your son was. And I hope Scott realized how many friends he had. He was the best of what we are. Our hearts are with you.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:48 PM
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144. What a downer.
I was just arguing with someone on his post about Michael Newdow, and then I hear he's died.

My condolences. I know how awful it is to lose someone close to you. I'm not religious, but I hope that he is in a better place.

I hope you will be alright. I'm very sorry.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:50 PM
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145. I'm so sorry for your loss
I remember very well his posts and discussed quite a few things with him here even though it was anonymously. My heartfelt condolences.
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Mel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:51 PM
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146. Momma Khephra
I am so sorry! I loved Khep he was My Rock here at the DU! I've had some bad days and he sure did make a many of them a whole lot better. I will miss him so much!!

I love ya Khephra!!!!!!!

Please Momma Khephra let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
You raised a good son thank you so much!!
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:52 PM
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147. I am very sorry for your loss
Khephra made me feel welcome here at DU in my earliest posts. A great person, a great American, and the friendliest DUer ever.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:52 PM
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148. I am so sorry to hear this.
My sympathies to you and your family.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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149. Hard to believe.
He was such a presence here. He will be sorely missed.

Mama Keph, take of yourself. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this is for you. Good luck.
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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150. Scott was a great person,
and a joy to converse with. He was so knowledgeable about such a wide range of topics (and he was a fellow SciFi fan). He was the heart and soul of DU. He will be terribly missed. :cry:
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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151. so very sorry
My deepest condolences.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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152. very, very sorry to hear this
Condolences to you, Momma K, and the rest of his family.
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Bruce McAuley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:57 PM
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153. I'm so sorry...
A bright light is gone.
I'll miss him, a LOT.

Bruce
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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154. oh no, i am so sorry
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:02 PM by SheepyMcSheepster
kephra was one of the most intelligent posters on this board. a real good even headed person. I always perked up when i would see that a post was authored by Kephra. i am sorry for you loss. he seemed to be a great guy. take care. thanks for all you insight Kehpra!
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:02 PM
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155. How tragic. I am saddened by this loss.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know, in your time of sorrow. Your son has helped so many here. He will be missed.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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156. Mama Kef, this happened to my mom two months ago
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:05 PM by Skittles
she found my brother dead; I know the agony you must feel because I saw it for myself. Please PLEASE let us know what we can do; we thought the world of Scott.
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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157. I'm so, so, sorry...
Words fail.

Haele
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:05 PM
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158. I'm so sorry.
this is tragic, tragic news. Khephra will be greatly missed. Other than the admins, there is no one who played a bigger part in making DU what it is than he.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:07 PM
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159. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and yours.
:grouphug:
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:08 PM
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160. I am very sorry for your loss...
In my short time on this board I have enjoyed your son's posts immensely. He will truly be missed, and will always be loved.
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heidiho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:09 PM
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161. He fought the good fight against the injustices of the Bush regime -
A man who had the insight and the wisdom to lead us in so many discussions. Even from the very beginning, in the fledgling days of DU, his posts were always the ones I would read. He started so many discussions here and he will be terribly missed.

Rest in peace. Please tell God while you're there to help us get rid of the current administration ASAP. If he hasn't noticed, let
him know what's going on down here. You can be our voice there!
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lavendermist Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:10 PM
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162. I am so sorry..
I always paid attention to his posts. He will be missed. :cry:
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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163.  Momma Khephra
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:13 PM by cal04
I'm so sorry

In ways big and small, your loved ones life changed our world and left it a better place, and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten.
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kcr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:12 PM
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164. I am very, very sorry
Your son was a good man in every sense of the word and will be deeply missed.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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165. My deepest sympathies
to Khephra's mother and to his many friends. He was a welcoming force here at DU, and a great American.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:18 PM
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166. I don't know what to say...
I've communicated with him through PM's several times on various subjects and regarded him highly. This is so depressing. I couldn't believe this thread when I saw it. He'll be missed and was a thoughtful, compassionate, and kind man.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:19 PM
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167. I am so very sorry for your loss.
There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said.

Peace to you and RIP Scott.
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:21 PM
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168. Thank you for telling us.
This is terribly sad. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:22 PM
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169. Thinking of Kef tonight
Scott joined DU back in 2001 and quickly became one of our most prolific posters. I believe he was the first person on DU to reach 10,000 posts. He was a skilled news gatherer. For those of you who weren't around in the early days, Scott practically kept the Latest Breaking News forum in business all by himself.

I met him at the Philadephia gathering in 2002. This is such sad news. He was a great guy, and he will be greatly missed.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 PM
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204. "Scott practically kept the Latest Breaking forum in business all by...
himself"... way back when, that is how I came to know Keph; then as a moderator who showed great judgement in the time when I was able to do the LBN contributing news thing (he sometimes moved my posts before they were archived to specific topic forums - while sending me a note so I could still find them and follow in the discussions.)

I had the great pleasure of meeting Scott at an Indy DU gathering. He was even better in person than just on a computer screen.

In one of our early conversations we discussed our DU names... seems that my name could fit him as well as it fits me - and I will remember this whenever I look at my screen name. My name is my first, middle and last initial - followed by IN for Indiana; Scott's first, middle and last initial - and the state of IN fit the nic as well. Scott, I will try to maintain the dignity in posting, and the integrity of choice of stories to bring to DU - in honor of you. You were one of my first "friends" at DU and always brought both information, passion and dignity to DU. You will be painfully missed.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:37 AM
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283. What I posted in another thread goes along these lines
I've been here since summer of 2001, and Kef was the first person I got to know as a person through PMs, chat, etc.

He made LBN. He was the moderator forever, and was also the most prolific poster. Without Kef, I would never have been the LBN mod I've been for most of my time on DU, and LBN wouldn't be nearly the resource it is.

More importantly, I counted Scott as a true friend. We had a lot of the same problems and interests, and I remember lots of fun late night chats.

We were hoping he'd be able to come out here this year for San Diego Comic-Con. That'll never happen now.

I'll miss him more than I can say.

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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:29 PM
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387. I met him at the same DU gathering - I'm sitting here crying
he and I didn't always agree, but I had immense respect and admiration for him. I am shocked and saddened.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:29 AM
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508. I remember that! We weren't sure what would happen when he hit 10,000!
I remember there being some discussion about whether the post counter would just roll over back to 0000, like a car's odometer, or if it would actually post 5-digit post counts, or if it would crash DU (no one thought that was likely, but some of the speculation was hilarious).

That's a funny memory. Thanks for that--I needed it through these tears. I miss him. Doesn't seem right to open up LBN or GD and not see a few threads started by him.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:23 PM
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170. !
:cry:

I don't know what to say.
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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171. I am so very for your loss, Momma Khephra.
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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172. so, so sad
I am so sorry for your loss. Keph and I talked a lot about alcoholism once he learned I was in recovery, too. He was smart, and sweet, and funny - and gone much too soon.

you and your family are in my heart - sending you hugs from cold NH.

Susan
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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173. this is truly sad and devastating
I am always at a loss for words when these things happen. Khephra was a stellar person and a stellar DUer, democrat, and American. He will be missed.
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Sterling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 PM
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174. I am so sorry. Keph was one of my favorite DUers.
It was obvious he was a good and kind person. If there is anything we can do to help plz ask.
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 PM
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175. My condolences, Momma Khephra.
What a tragic and shocking loss for all of us.

May he Rest in Peace.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 PM
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176. Momma K and family,
I am very sorry for your loss.

My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. :hug: :cry:
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nclib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:28 PM
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177. I am so very sorry.
There are no words...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:30 PM
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178. My sincerest condolences, Momma Khephra...
Scott was beloved by all on this board. He will be greatly missed.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:31 PM
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179. This si so sad!!!............I'm so sorry!!!
I've had 3 neighbors and a professor pass away in 3 weeks,

It is truely profound.

Hats off to Scott!!!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:35 PM
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180. Terrible.
So sorry to hear that. :-(
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:41 PM
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181. How old was Scott?.......I will miss him terribly, as we all will
He will forever keep the flame lit here on the DU.

Scott?

May you have a big three gun salute from us all.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:44 PM
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182. I'm very sorry.
He contributed so much here in many ways. He was always polite, kind, informative, and the best news gatherer we've had.

I wish you the best.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:45 PM
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183. 50,516 posts by Khephra.
I just checked his profile.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:48 PM
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185. Please accept my deepest sympathies, Momma K
Your son was such a wonderful source of knowledge, and brightened so many of our days with his presence here.
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:48 PM
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186. I'm so sorry. My sympathies and condolences to his family and
friends...
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 PM
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187. I wish I could have offered my condolences earlier...
I just got on the board and saw the awful message. I read Kheph's postings every day and feel that I knew him, at least in a small way. I am speechless. Momma Khephra, my most heartfelt condolences cannot express the sadness that this news brings. I wish you well, and for Scott, to use an old worn out quote, "...the order is given!" I will keep you in my thoughts. Godspeed. Nick
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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:54 PM
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188.  I will miss you on this board Khephra
My condolences to Scott's family and friends. Love and Peace.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:54 PM
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189. Good bye Khephra
I will miss you.

:hug: for Mamma Khephra... :cry:
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:31 AM
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299. He will be missed...
Namaste Brother Scott....you did good work while you were here with us...

Khephra (Scott) will be greatly missed here on DU... :cry:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:38 AM
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510. I read his posts every day... Namaste Khephra!.. For you my friend:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 04:39 PM
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527. That's beautiful, man...made me tear up all over again.
NT!

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:54 PM
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190. Oh man, so sorry
That is too sad.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:58 PM
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192. I am so very, very sorry. Khephra was a very important part of DU
I will miss him very much.
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:58 PM
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193. Momma Kef
I don't know what to say - this is just too devastating. I'm so sorry.

Lee
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:01 PM
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194. So sad, my condolences to his family
Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one, words just cannot sooth the pain. Having read all the messages here and the history of Khephra, it seems that he was a person deeply committed to the ideals of the democratic party and active in trying to achieve its goals. We are all saddened by his passing, take his strength forward, and in his memory, may we all find the courage to continue to fight for what is right in the world.

Peace for Khephra and his family.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:05 PM
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195. There's tears in Alabama tonight for Scott.
I never met him but we bantered often and he added good things to my life.

I'm so sorry.

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:05 PM
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196. My condolences
A truely sad shock. My prayers and best wishes for you.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:07 PM
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197. so terribly sorry to hear this!
my condolences to you and your family, momma khephra!! :cry: he will be greatly missed here on DU!
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:07 PM
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198. Be sure to use the search function to view some of his recent posts
My deepest condolences to you and your family. He will be very missed here.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:08 PM
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199. So sorry
My deepest condolences.
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Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:09 PM
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200. He is a gift to us all
Thank you Mama Kheph for the gift of your son.

I am so incredibly sorry for this loss, in my house all our hearts and love are with you. Our arms are around you.

Khephra made such good and positive and enduring differences in this world. He meant the world to me.

A touchstone to us all.

Alyce

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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:10 PM
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201. My deepest condolences
:cry:

Scott will be missed. He was a good soul.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 PM
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202. I am so sorry
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:12 PM by juajen
I am saddened to think I will never see his posts again. He was so respected here and rightly so. Can't someone, Will maybe, take his name and add it to theirs so we won't be so lonesome for him.

I can't imagine how sad you must be Momma Khephra, when just the absence of his posts affects all of us so much. We will miss him.

Edited: for spelling
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 PM
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203. I am so sorry to hear this
The entire DU community is lessened by his loss. I feel for you in your time of loss. All my thoughts and prayers are with you tonight.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:12 PM
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205. oh no! my condolences, this is a tragedy.
my heart goes out to your family, mamma khephra.

*watches an 'invader zim' cartoon on his behalf*
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:13 PM
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206. OMG I'm in shock
No :cry:

I have no words.

Condolences Momma Khephra, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:13 PM
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207. So sorry!
:(

This is hard to take...
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FubarFly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:14 PM
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208. This is such horrible news.
Life is so fragile. Khephra's compassion, integrity, and tireless devotion to finding the truth has touched the lives of many people. I don't know what to say. I'm devastated. He will not soon be forgotten.

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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:15 PM
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209. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:16 PM
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210. I am heartbroken at this news
I just lost a friend of 18 years who died in his sleep a few days ago and now this - why, why, why is it always the GOOD people?

He was one of the most intelligent, friendly, insightful, studious and honest people I've seen posting on this board.

We could always trust his posts, filled with integrity and passion.

To think that he died at his computer in a strange way makes me think he was on a mission, the place where he was doing the best work for everyone, investigating the thieves and charlatans and spreading the word to everyone here so that the world could be changed and made better for all.

YOu have my deepest condolences dear mom, I'll be thinking of him and how much he changed me and so many others - he gave me hope when I was feeling fear over this administration, respect when I was feeling low, and healing when I was sick at heart.

You should be so proud of him, he lived a full life for someone so young, and reached out to so many.

I hope you realise that he was loved by more people than you can imagine.

YOu are a lucky mom, to have such a son and we are all better for having known him.

Please take care of yourself, we're thinking of you too in our prayers.
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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:17 PM
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211. I Can't Get The Smile Off My Face, Thinking Of All The Wonderful Memories
Sorry Mamma Kephra for your loss. He was a wonderful guy.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:17 PM
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212. What a Shock
How devastating it must be to lose a child. Kephra was such a good guy.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:17 PM
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213. kef was one of my ealiest and favoritest du'ers
i am so sorry for your loss and for the loss to the entire du community.

this is a devastating tragedy, i am in shock.

:cry:

:grouphug:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:19 PM
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:19 PM
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214. Oh, geez, no...
My God, I don't know what to say...

So sad...

RL
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:20 PM
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216. Your son affected many of us here for the better.
I read so many of his posts and was always rewarded with a combination of common sense and compassion. My thoughts are with him, you, and your family. He will be missed.
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:21 PM
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217. I came here in 2001
Among others, Kef was one of the first to welcome and encourage me to post here. I will never forget that!

I wrote this in honor of Scott when I heard the news...

Here I am
I am sitting at the bend of a deep river
Do I take it downstream or fight?
You have been here before
But I, I am still learning

As you go,
Don't get caught up in the rapids
Don't let your arguments die
As you battle the current, look up
Cause I have been here before
But we are all still learning
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:22 PM
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218. I am so sorry to hear this...Keph meant so much to many of us here
on DU, particularly those of us who've been here since the early days. Keph was the one we could count on to find the best news stories and who got us all through some dark days here by keeping a level head when some of us were were in total despair. I have many happy memories of him.

I know he's in a better place.. he's earned it, and he will always be here in our hearts. Hugs to you Momma Keph.. :grouphug: Love ya, Keph..

This is so hard.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:24 PM
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219. Such sad news.
May the love and respect we feel for your special son comfort you.
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cire4 Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:25 PM
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220. My deepest condolences....This is a sad day.
My heart is with you..
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:28 PM
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221. Oh my God
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:35 PM by chefgirl
This is absolutely stunning news. So sorry for your loss Momma Kheph.

While I didn't personally know your son, please know his loss will be keenly felt here at DU.
In many ways he represented the heart and soul of what DU has been from the start.
It was plain to see that he felt at home here, and helped to make it a 'home' for many others too.
Someone very special to us all is forever gone.

My deepest condolences.

-chef-

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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:29 PM
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222. OMG, I'm so sorry to hear this
Reading your son's posts was always a treat. Please accept my deepest sympathies. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:30 PM
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223. Condolences
It seems odd, I suppose, that one can be an online institution, but Kef was just that at DU. I add my condolences for your loss.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:33 PM
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224. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family.
The DU family will always be here to comfort you in your time of loss.

:hug: :hug:
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:41 PM
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225. Another dark day
I'm sorry for your loss and for ours.

Kef posted lots on the daily Senate and House threads way back. We all shared some real triumphs and lots of defeat but it was easier because we were all in it together. That's how I'll think of him.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:41 PM
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226. :-(
so sorry
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:43 PM
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227. deeply saddened
May he rest in peace.
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okasha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:45 PM
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228. My deepest condolences to you and your family, MommaK.
Peace to one of the Good Guys.

Okasha
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:49 PM
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229. Khephra was one of my DU idols
Strength to family and friends.
Peace to Khephra.

Great sadness & loss at the DU. The world is NOT a better place for his passing.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:51 PM
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230. I am so sorry for your loss
and ours I valued reading Scotts posts.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:56 PM
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231. Momma Kephra
I don't know what to say to you. I am so very sorry and wish I could do something to help you. Your son meant a lot to a lot of people here. He was one of the first I interacted with and a constant reminder to all of us of all the good things and good people still in this life. He will be missed by all of us. If we can be of any help please let us know. :hug:
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:58 PM
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232. I am so sorry.
Khephra will be missed.

My condolences o your family.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:00 AM
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233. I am so, so very sorry.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:00 AM
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234. Momma K, My sincerest condolences. It seems weird to have
cyberfriends, but I do, and Khephra is one. We never exchanged personal messages, or met in person, but he is a friend just the same. As a fellow DUer, a brother-in-arms as it were, there are few here that drew my interest as Khephra did. I often clicked on posts before looking at who posted them, but that quickly gave way to a quick check of who started the post as a good gauge of the quality that would lie within. I can say with pride that Khepra never let me down. If a post seemed interesting and it was a Kheph post, I was there.

Peace be with you and Kheph.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:02 AM
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235. My deepest condolences. Words cannot begin to describe
such a loss. May you be surrounded by love.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:12 AM
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236. Oh my God
No. This can't be right. His posts were so full of life.
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:12 AM
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237. my prayers and thoughts are with you
jesus.....i am so sorry, and have no words for you...i wish i did, but i am too shocked to say anything. i am holding back tears here. great guy...i had some wonderfull talks with him about recovery and addiction. i know he's in a better place away from this confusion here on earth. we have lost a great spokesman and a true gentleman here today.
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:16 AM
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238. My deepest condolences, momma Khephra
on the loss of your son. My thoughts are with you and your family, and your friends here at DU.
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:17 AM
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239. Rest in peace....
I am floored. I just emailed him this last week.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:19 AM
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240. I'm so sorry
I can't imagine how terrible this must be for you. We are all diminished by his loss. Love and light to you, Momma Khephra.

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:21 AM
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241. My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry...
... Your son will be missed by all who knew him on DU.
His writings reveal he was a great Democrat.
Through his words, readers could tell he was a great Person.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:21 AM
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242. I'm stunned
I don't know what to say. This was probably the last thing I expected.

I am so sorry. I will miss him. We posted back and forth often, he had even invited me to visit if I ever made it down there. I regret not taking him up on that offer.

Please keep us posted on how you're doing. I'm sure everyone here on DU would really like to know.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:23 AM
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243. I can't say I've had many interactions with Khephra,
but it seems as if he had touched a great many people in his lifetime. It's nice to see the outpouring of love and support for him. May he be in eternal peace.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:27 AM
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244. I am so sorry...Kef was a very special human being...
He will be so missed on DU...he has been such a force here since DAY 1.

Oh Mama Kef....I am so so sorry. This is just such sad news....
You and your family and Kef are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good and brilliant man and will be missed by more people than he knew.

:grouphug: :hug:
Desertrose
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:27 AM
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245. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:28 AM
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246. Peace Keph.
You shall be missed.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:29 AM
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247. Khephra's posts were one of the things that first attracted me to DU
He had a great knack for finding the best articles.

DU will not be the same nor will it be quite as rich in knowledge. Kephra leaves a void that will not be filled.

My condolences to you, Momma Kephra and your's. All of you are in our prayers.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:29 AM
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248. In Memory



ODE TO A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

On a stormy night on the ocean wave
The lighthouse must be manned
For many a life, that light could save
Guided by the keeper's hand

These men they are now scattered
For most lights shine remote
Of skills that saved from being shattered
Many a vessel afloat

So lift your glasses mariners all
To the keepers raise a toast
For they did burn the midnight oil

When that oil it mattered most

~Jean Walton~
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:29 AM
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249. RIP Dear Khephra
I never knew what your name meant but when I first joined the DU in 2003 , your screenname was one of the screennames that called out to me the most . Often I wonder to myself " what does the name " khephra " mean ? I remember always reading your posts because you always had something important to say . I have not been active on the DU in the past months because of personal reasons but the last time I was on , I remember you made a post and then by the time I got a chance to click on the link , you had deleted your message . I really want to read what you had to say . I kept checking back and seeing if you would re-type what you originally posted . Sigh . In a time of copy cat threads it was nice to see someone so well informed and so nice on the DU . I hope that you are at peace on the other side . Welcome home . You will be missed but never forgotten .
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:31 AM
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250. Oh No , I am so sorry
He has been one of my favorite, always read posters on DU since coming here.

My heart goes out to you.
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:04 AM
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260. Shocking. Khephra was my news anchor. I didn't bother with
tv anymore for news...just clicked on Latest Breaking News on Du and
knew Khephra would have posted what needed to be known.

Mother Khephra, I'm sorry for your terrible loss of your son.

May God Be With Him.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:34 AM
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251. This is so sad, Momma Khep. My heart breaks for you.. and for..
all of us who will miss him. He was a gentleperson, and an inspiration, even if you didn't agree with him. :cry:
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:41 AM
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252. my condolences to you

We treasured Scott dearly. I am just more one person so sorry to hear of this.

In memory we remain united across all boundaries.
Peace and love be yours, and his, evermore.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:48 AM
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253. I miss you Khephra.
Just read one of your threads in the SciFi Group Forum and it really hit me.

:cry:
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:50 AM
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254. I'm so very sorry!
I just logged in and learned the news... what a terrible shock! Momma Kephra, as a mother, my heart goes out to you in your pain and to all your family.

:cry:

Scott will be greatly missed here, I know -- by me and by a great many people.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:51 AM
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255. My sympathies are with you, Mama Kef
He spoke of you with such love and affection. You raised a sweet, caring person. I'm glad to have been acquainted with him on this forum. We'd both been here in the early days and competed to post the latest breaking stories as soon as they appeared in tomorrow's papers. So young. So sad.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:53 AM
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256. Blessed journey, Kephra! You will be sorely missed...
This is such a shock -- to log on and find such news. As so many have already said, Kephra was a DU institution.

He was a great soul, a beacon of light. Words cannot measure the depth of this loss... :cry:

sw
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:55 AM
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257. What a terrible thing,
so sad. So very, very sorry to hear this news.

:cry:
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Furity Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:03 AM
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258. I am so, so sorry
Your son was well loved by many, including me. I am so sorry for your loss.

~Furity
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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:03 AM
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259. I don't know what to say
I'm so very sorry. :(



I'll be thinking of you.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:15 AM
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261. We have lost one of our own.
My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. :cry: :grouphug:
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 07:08 AM
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483. I can't breath. Keph just can't leave us. Please.
Thanks, TahitiNut,

I can't quit crying. Keph, please know how much you were loved and will be missed.

Dear Mom,
I think you know by now how much he was loved and will be missed. I refuse to accept he is gone. I just say no. He is still here.
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:19 AM
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262. Blessed Repose
on his good soul. I have no idea who he was, but I can see he was a good guy, fighting the good fight. Just reading all the reaction has saddened me and refined my understanding of humanity yet again.

My thoughts and prayers to the grieving. . .
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:22 AM
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263. Goodbye, my friend.
I valued your words.
Rest in Peace.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:22 AM
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264. My deepest condolences to you and your family
I will call you tomorrow to express my condolences, and to find out what arrangements have been made (if any) for a memorial service.

This is indeed a very sad day for all of us!
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:31 AM
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265. My condolences to you and your family
He was a wonderful fellow
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:32 AM
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266. all the DU family is wounded by this
It wont be the same here without him.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:34 AM
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267. I am so sorry for your loss Momma Khephra
We have all lost a wonderful friend here on DU. Just know that he was loved and admired by thousands here.

This is for Scott as he journeys into the undying lands of the west.
Lay down
your sweet and weary head
Night is falling,
you have come to journey's end.
Sleep now,
and dream of the ones who came before.
They are calling
from across the distant shore.

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
all of your fears will pass away,
safe in my arms
you're only sleeping.

What can you see
on the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
a pale moon rises --
The ships have come to carry you home.

Dawn will turn
to silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass.

Hope fades
into the world of night
through shadows falling
out of memory and time.
Don't say,
"We have come now to the end."
White shores are calling
you and I will meet again.

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping.

What can you see
on the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
a pale moon rises --
The ships have come to carry you home.

And all will turn
to silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the west.
-------
:cry:
Sonia
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:43 AM
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268. This is one of the saddest things
I'm so sorry Momma. I certainly don't know what to say to ease the pain you must be in. May he rest in peace.
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:44 AM
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269. Wow, words fail me.
He will be missed.
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:46 AM
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270. My thoughts and prayers for you Momma Khephra
This is so sad. :cry:

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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:12 AM
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271. I Am Very Sorry
I don't post much anymore, but have been here since the beginning and will miss Khephra very much. I am so very sorry.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:17 AM
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272. Dear Momma Khephra,
Your son was a very important person to many of us. Your loss must be very difficult, but do know that he made a big difference in our lives.

I realize that he was a conduit for most of my news. I gave up on watching TV news years ago, and relied on DU's Late Breaking News for most of my news. Scott was basically the Producer for DU's News.

He also wrote some very good articles. It was nice to see him develop here. He also was kind to everyone. You must have had a lot to do with what kind of person he was. You raised a fine young man.

I am sorry we lost him so soon. He was an exceptional person.

Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May your good memories of Scott comfort you.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:21 AM
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273. He was a very good man. I'm very sad & so sorry. Peace.
We always talked about comics & such- I'll miss him.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:28 AM
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274. I'm so sorry.
I hope your friends are around you.

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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:42 AM
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275. I'm very very sorry for your loss
and our loss too.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:56 AM
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276. I'm heartbroken for all of us but especially for you, Momma K
Scott was all the things everyone else said on this thread... I read them all shaking my head going, "yeah, that was Kheph." I'm just stunned and I am so so so deeply sorry. :hug:
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:17 AM
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277. Oh no, no, no
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 03:40 AM by Piperay
:cry:

I remember the night when Kef hit 10,000 and we all were waiting to see if he would have to start at 0 or if the count would continue on from 10,000. Luckily the count didn't have restart and Kef continue keep those posts counts rolling.

I'll never forget Kef O8) he'll always hold a special place in my heart and there is going to be a big empty spot in the DU family. :grouphug:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:17 AM
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:24 AM
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279. Once I was warmed by his presence, his passing cannot take that away
You have my deepest sympathies, Mother of Khephra; if only he could know that we will all miss him deeply. I am saddened beyond the ability of keystrokes to express.

:cry:

He was among the first I encountered here, a keen and cogent mind, capable of strong comprehension and great feeling. He is in my thoughts now, and probably stuck somewhere in that lump in my throat too.

Khephra was well-liked here. I mourn for him, knowing still that none of us who mourn him do so alone is the only silver lining on this grayest of clouds.
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PDX Bara Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:29 AM
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280. My heart breaks for and with you
Dear Momma Kephra,

Thank you for your courage and thoughtfulness in letting us know. His voice was one of intelligence and eloquence and he will be sorely missed. I lost my only child suddenly (accident)twenty years ago in March when he was twenty years old. You have joined a club that no one ever wants to join, a parent who has lost a child. You will learn to cope and in doing so, you will honor his memory. The heartache will always be with you but that is not such a bad thing because he will always be in your heart. I was so very fortunate to be embraced and continue to be by my son's many friends as you will be by Kephra's friends here at DU and the rest of his sphere. My deepest sympathy to you.

PDX Bara (a Portland Rose)
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:32 AM
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281. My thoughts are with you and your family
What a testament to your Son, he touched many many people.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:33 AM
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282. Condolences as well
He was a smart guy. So much death recently.
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:40 AM
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284. A shocking and terrible loss to the Khepra and DU families!
My sincerest condolences to the families. Khepra will be missed abundantly by all.

RIP - KHEPRA
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:42 AM
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:43 AM
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286. I am deeply saddened
I hope DU can put together something to represent our support in this trying time.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:55 AM
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287. Oh hell
Khephra was DU's gentle ballast, kept us talking to each other, instead of past one another.

Goodbye, dear sweet man.
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foo_bar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:08 AM
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290. amen.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:04 AM
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288. Why do the tender-hearted often leave us so early?
My deepest condolences to you, Momma Khephra.
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:05 AM
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289. My sincere condolences to you
and all your family. May a better day come soon.
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:32 AM
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291. My deepest sympathies, Momma Kephra. Take good care of yourself.
Your son touched so many hearts and minds and was cherished.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:35 AM
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292. Keph will be missed
I met him in person just once -- at a DU gathering in Philadelphia.

His passion and participation on the DU was an inspiration to us all.

We'll miss you Keph
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:44 AM
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293. Farewell and Godspeed, Kephra. You will be deeply missed.
I am so devastated to hear the news... I am speechless...

My deepest condolences to Mamma Kephra and the family.
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:54 AM
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294. I'm so sad for you and Khephra. Big hugs to you!
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:07 AM
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295. "Good night sweet prince,may clouds of angels light thee to thy rest.
(Shakespeare). Kephra was the best of what DU symbolizes to those of us who take this forum seriously. You could count on Kephra to bring us the important stories in the most timely way. I was surprised to hear how young he was - thought given the amount of time he spent here that he was someone older and retired.
My sympathies to his family - I lost a brother too young also - it's a terrible pain.
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:07 AM
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296. So so sorry. He was a part of the foundation
here. He will be missed greatly. Deepest sympathies to you.
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:09 AM
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297. Momma Khephra, I am so very sorry to hear of Scott's passing.
Actually, I'm in shock. This is sad beyond belief. He was far too young to leave us. The only comfort I can take is that he left us with so many good memories of the wonderful and kind person he was.
He was always up late like me, posting away, making sure to get the Late Breaking News posted for us. I remember one thread in particular because a number of DU'ers became very motivated by Scott's post. I know that Scott wrote to Rev. Lavender and was hoping to hear back from him. I do not know if the Reverend replied. I can think of no greater way to honor Scott than to contact this minister and see what we can do, in Scott's name, to help in bringing peace to our world. This is what Scott posted:



NEW MILFORD, Conn. -- A Methodist minister has lofty goals for a mission to raise opposition to the war in Iraq.

The Rev. Wayne Lavender, pastor of the New Milford United Methodist Church, plans to launch a four-month peace mission on Jan. 1 that he hopes will include visiting Iraq and meeting President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, who are both fellow Methodists.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--pastor ...

If you would like to get involved, please write to Pastor Lavender and pass this info on to any web sites you frequent and to all your peace loving friends.


Pastor Wayne Lavender

nmumc@aol.com

New Milford United Methodist Church
68 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Route 7, Across from the Pettibone School

Office: (860) 354-4596 Fax: (860) 350-5381

http://www.nmumc.com /

Rest in peace Scott. And to your family and friends, all of us here at DU will be sending out thoughts and prayers and white light and whatever else we can do to help. Please just let us know. For those of us who believe in angels, as I do, I know we have a very special one watching over us now. Thank you Scott, for sharing your loving soul with us here at DU. You will be missed dear one. Very, very much.
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eagler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:19 AM
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298. These things leave me speechless. God be with his family and friends.
nt
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:41 AM
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300. I am so sorry to here this
Momma Khephra,

I do hope you find some small comfort here. It is obvious that Khephra touched 1000's of people lives here and everywhere else that he went. He accomplished so much in a life that was way too short. We will never forget him.

May the light of his life, shine forever upon us.

:hug:

PBWY
DYEW
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:48 AM
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301. Oh my god
Oh... oh... shit. Kef???? Oh...

Kef...

I'm crying. I'm so sorry, so... fuck shit DAMN!!!!
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:51 AM
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302. I know for a fact that words don't really help at a time like this,
but I am sorry that you have lost someone that you love.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:56 AM
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303. Momma Kef
Please accept my deepest and most profound thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies. Words fail me at the moment and I'm probably not expressing myself as well as I could be but rest assured that you and all your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Scott was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful person and my life is the better for having him play the very small part in my life that he did. His compassion, his kindness, his generosity, his profound knowledge and insight and the wonderful contributions that he made to people both on and off these forums will never be forgotten. His goodness of heart and generosity of spirit always came through in his dealings with me and so many other people on this forum.

Scott and I never met. We lived halfway across the world from each other. But he was someone who I valued, respected and whose contributions to this forum and to my own life I cherished. And I'm sure that hundreds, if not thousands, of people on this forum feel the same way about him as I do. We all feel as though we have lost a friend, someone we could laugh or cry with, someone who gave us so much in terms of knowledge, compassion and laughter and someone who gave so much to this forum.

My thoughts, prayers, sympathies and condolences to all of Scott's family once again. Let us know if there is anything, anything at all we can do to help. And please do feel that you can talk to us at this time -we're all here for you

Regards,
SD1981

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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:40 PM
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389. In addition Momma Kef
One thing that always came through to me in his posts and in my personal dealings with him was how much love and affection he had for you and how much he cherished and valued the time that he spent with you.
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Speed8098 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:01 AM
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304. This is sad
Kef's insight was a pleasure to see. He will be sorely missed.

My condolences to your family.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:10 AM
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305. He will be missed.
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mithnanthy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:48 AM
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306. I am so sorry....
for your loss. He will be missed by many people who admired him.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:49 AM
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307. My most sincere condolences...............
I never met him in person, but after an on-line relationship for 3 years or so, you do think you know someone. He seemed like such a great gentle man and I'm so sorry for your loss.
He will be greatly missed. He and I would chat in the wee hours of the night, we both were insomniacs. Sometimes in the early days of DU he seemed like the only friend I had in those wee hours. It was nice to know that there was another caring human being awake and that I wasn't alone.
I can't begin to tell you how much he will be missed.
I grieve for you and you family, he had to be a wonderful person to be around.
Whenever I'm up in the middle of the night I will remember him, and mourn his loss. To you and your family, I wish nothing but the best and that your sadness fades quickly, but never his memory of him in you hearts.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:58 AM
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308. On no, he was way too young for this.
May he rest in peace, and may you and your family find comfort in knowing that he was loved by many many people. Your son was a wonderful human being, and will be missed.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:04 AM
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309. My condolences
I'm sorry to hear. Good thoughts to you from me and the cats.
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They_LIHOP Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:05 AM
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310. Heartfelt Condolences...
So sorry about your family's loss, Mama K.

Keph was an awesome guy, and I think we'd all agre that he really poured his heart and soul into this site in order to make it a better place for everyone. He was wise and fair, and I enjoyed the thoughts he shared many many times. DU will be substantially the poorer without him.

Sheesh, I was really needing to come to DU tonight and hear some good news from someone... and now this... typical of my luck...
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:08 AM
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311. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:08 AM
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312. Oh Khep, dear sweet Khephra, I will miss you
Khephra was one of the first people on DU I, PM, personal mailed. Initially I was fascinated by his choice of used ID. We exchange several mail messages. I was impressed by his style and his prolific news posts and his openness about his problems and how he was keeping his demons at bay. I remember when he started working with Truthout, he was so happy for the opportunity.

Scott helped me with my issues and always offered kind words of support.
I was so sure he was closer to my age of 50 because of his wisdom. I was surprised by his age and shocked by his passing.

Khephra to me is DU and in my heart and mind he will always be.

I checked my PM inbox to see if I still had his mail but I must have cleared them, I wish I hadn't, more, I wish I wasn't typing this post.

My God I am crying for my friend I never met and yet he is still with me and will always have a place in my heart.

Momma Khephra, I am so truly sorry for you and the passing of your beautiful son.

Goodbuy Scott

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muchacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:17 AM
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313. very sorry
so sorry for your loss. The community is here if you need us.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:19 AM
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314. I am so sorry to hear of your loss
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:20 AM
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315. my heart is breaking
my thoughts to mammakeph. :grouphug:
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:22 AM
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316. Keph was one of the first people who ever PM'd me. He gave me tips
on what graphic novels were cool. He made me feel so welcome here. RIP, pal.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:27 AM
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317. Kephra was an inspiration and an Institution here at DU.....
My heart aches for you Momma Kephra and for all of us here at DU. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. My prayers are with you.
Rest in Peace Scott and please know how much you are loved.

:cry:
lc
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:28 AM
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318. I'm so sad and so sorry, Momma Khephra :(
:cry:
We're here for you... :grouphug:
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:28 AM
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319. Vaya con Dios, Scott
You will be missed...
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:29 AM
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320. This is simply terrible. My condolences to you, his mom, and to all
his other relatives and friends. This is horrible news. So young.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:33 AM
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321. I am so sorry. n/t
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Mr Creosote Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:33 AM
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322. I'm so sorry for your loss
and for ours too. There aren't enough good people in the world for us to lose even one. Once again, I'm so very sad for you.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:35 AM
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323. I woke this morning hoping that this wasn't true. Mama Khephra
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I find myself crying for someone whom I've never met in person. Scott was a great guy who was a fighter for Dean.

I'm here if you need me, just PM.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:36 AM
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324. Rest in Peace Khephra
Condolences to his family.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:43 AM
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326. So very, very sorry to hear this...
He will be sorely missed. :(
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:04 AM
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330. My deepest sympathy
to you and to your family.

I hope you can find comfort in knowing that the world is a better place because of Scott's presence. Thank you for sharing him with us these past years.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:50 AM
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327. a loss to us all
I'm stunned also. I will greatly miss his presence here.
..loving thoughts and prayers to you..
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:51 AM
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328. I am sorry for your loss, Momma Khephra. n/t
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Ferretherder Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:53 AM
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329. This will be one of the saddest days at DU for a long time to come.
I always looked forward to reading Keph's posts, 'cause he seemed, to me, at least, to 'get it'....to REALLY 'get' what this whole thing is about. He seemed like the sort of guy you just KNEW you would like, if you ever got the chance to meet him in person.

God, what a terrible day.

My most sincere condolences, Momma K. Please know that you were not the only one who loved him.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:04 AM
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331. I'm so sorry.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:06 AM
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332. Sorry, Momma Khephra. Rest in peace, Khephra.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:13 AM
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333. This is the saddest news I can imagine
Dear Momma Khephra, There are few people whose posts I have enjoyed more than those from your son. In some ways he reminded me of a friend of mine who passed away about four years ago, so I had a special fondness for him. I am deeply shocked and saddened by the news, and heartbroken for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences - I will be holding you and Scott in my thoughts.
SWMBO
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Acryliccalico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:22 AM
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334. My deepest sympathy
My heart is with you and I grieve for his loss.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:23 AM
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335. oh god.
I don't have the words. Kef truly was one of the best we've had.

:cry:
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:25 AM
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336. i'm so sorry
this is horrible news.

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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:34 AM
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337. Keph was my hero
He kept us informed on the latest news. He lifted us up when we were down. He allowed us to share his life. I'll miss you, my friend. I'm so sorry, Mama Keph.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:35 AM
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338. Keph was here before most of us
And continues on before us...he helped me thru my first term as a moderator, even when things seemed to go crazy. A good man, a good democrat, big or small D. he will be missed by a multitude.

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Lord of peace to you
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:40 AM
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339. I'm so sorry for your loss
He was part of the DU family, and will be greatly missed.
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chiburb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:41 AM
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340. Unbelievable.
Ms. K, you know you aren't alone in the shock and pain of this. I have no words of comfort, wouldn't know where to begin. Do NOT hesitate to ask us for anything, he was our friend.
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Crewleader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:49 AM
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341. Momma Khephra
Your son was a very beautiful person inside and out and he gave more then he ever received. His presence at DU made this place special, our exchanging of notes in our in boxes were always uplifting.

Scott has done so much good in such a time in our history and his love of justice for all, shined through like the patriot he was.

He cared about everyone and was always there to help and we will miss him so very much.

You Momma Khephra are in my prays at this difficult time, and I hope you can find comfort that your son does not hurt anymore, I know winters were hard on him. Kef is at peace.

Please reach out to all of us...DU will always be a place where you can find the best of friends in times of need and Kef was always there for us. Let us be there for YOU! :grouphug:

(((Hugs Momma Khephra)))



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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:50 AM
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342. My deepest condolences... we are all heartbroken by this news!
Scott was my friend. He was a beacon of light in my life and at DU.

I haven't talked to him for weeks, and I will forever regret that.

I am so very, very sorry for your loss, Momma Kheph.

:hug: :-( :hug:

- Jennifer
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:54 AM
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343. This is a shock
I found out yesterday, and I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words for this. Know that he was kind and intellegent, funny and passionate. My condolenced to you, Momma Khephra, and your entire family.
Rest In Peace K.

:grouphug:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:55 AM
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344. Peace and solace to you, Momma Kephra.
A joyful journey to you, Keph.

:grouphug: :cry:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:59 AM
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345. I will miss him terribly
Please take some small measure of comfort that your son was a gift to every life he touched on here, and that all of us with heavy hearts will do our best to honor his life during this impossibly sad time. Thank you for bringing Scott into this world. My deepest sympathy for a mother with a heart of gold.
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:03 AM
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346. Kephra
Was one of the brightest lights here at DU. A wonderful person, much respected by many of us.

Please accept my families heart felt condolences. You and Scott are in our prayers, May God make this easy upon you. :hug:

I'm a Southern Indiana DU'r , If there is ANYTHING I can do, please pm me and let me know.

Charles Rodgers
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:03 AM
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347. I am sorry
Kephra was too young to leave. I thought he was much older when I read his posts. He was indeed a gentle man. So sorry, Momma Kephra.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:05 AM
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348. Dear Momma Khephra--
News of Scott's death was the first thing I saw when I came onto this board this morning. I am terribly saddened. Nearly four years ago, when I started posting here, Kef was one of the first to connect with me and make me feel welcome. Reading his posts was always a guaranteed trip into generosity, rationality and balance.

Scott made a difference to more people than any of us will ever know.

Thank you so much for thinking of us and giving us this tragic but necessary news in this time of your grief.

Jim Peterson
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:22 AM
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349. My condolences to your whole family
37 is way too young to pass (I'm roughly the same age). Khephra will most certainly be missed.

I wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

FightingIrish, aka RatTerrier
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:23 AM
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350. DU will never be the same
Dear sweet Kep.

So sorry Momma Khephra.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:29 AM
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351. Rest In Peace
Khephra.
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moosedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:39 AM
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352. I'm so very sorry...
This is very sad news. Our love to his family. Mooses
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:00 AM
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354. Dear Momma Kephra, I am so sorry. Hugs to you.
It won't be DU without Kephra. He made me at home right away here. I always enjoyed his posts as they were interesting, poignant, and personal.

Your son made a difference to so many people without actually knowing them.

Please stay in touch with us when you can. You're part of our family too.
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:00 AM
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355. I posted this somewhere else, but i'll post it here for you.
I'm sorry about your loss, but his memory will surely never be lost on here. He an amazingly good person. God bles kephra and family. Your in my prayers
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kitkatrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:00 AM
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356. Oh God.
:cry: I didn't know Khephra that well and it still hurts so much. I'm so sorry for your family. :hug:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:01 AM
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357. My jaw hit the floor...
when I first read your post, Momma Kephra. The news was simply too unbelievable.

As many others have said, Kephra was one of the first DUers to really stand out to me when I came on board way back in the day. And for all these many years later, signing on everyday, it has always been Keph and DU -- like bacon and eggs.

His amazing work on the important news in LBN has been integral to my own -- I couldn't have done it without him.

I can't imagine how you are feeling right now, Momma Keph, but I hope that you are being comforted (a little bit) by the outpouring of love here for your son. He touched so many lives and made such a difference to so many here. :grouphug:

Hey Keph, keep up the good fight from the Other Side -- we need you more than ever. O8)

Kirsten
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:05 AM
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359. I'm shocked and saddened
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 10:41 AM by notsodumbhillbilly
My sincerest condolences to you Momma Khephra. Your son was such an asset to DU; this loss will always be felt.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:23 AM
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360. so sorry to hear of Khephra's passing
just now logged in and found the news

I've been (mostly lurking) around DU since the almost the beginning. I always looked forward to Khephra's posts and insights on so many different subjects.

I will miss him. My thoughts are with you Momma Kheph, and with Scott.
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Astarho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:23 AM
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361. Still can't believe it
Nor do I want to. Khephra was one of the best of us. He never had a mean word to say to anyone. He will be missed.
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candle_bright Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:24 AM
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362. My condolences
on the loss of your son. May he rest in peace.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:27 AM
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363. I Am So Sorry!
I don't even know what to say. Your son was loved by everyone here. He was a terrific human being. The loss is felt by us all. My heartfelt condolences go out to you.
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slw Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:29 AM
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364. I'm Truly Sorry
Although I have very few posts, I have lurked at DU for quite some time and have always enjoyed Khephra's posts. My condolences to you and your family.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:41 AM
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365. Words fail me
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that thousands of DUers are mourning with you. :cry:
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:43 AM
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366. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peace.
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:46 AM
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368. Condolences
Momma Khephra,

I did not know Scott, but what I've read makes me wish I could have met him. Skinner's touching tribute to your son is a testament to the man he was. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:48 AM
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369. Very sad to hear.
:-(
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:51 AM
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370. I don't have anything to say here that others haven't already expressed
However, Keph was truly one of the great DU posters. He'll be missed around here by myself and all of us.

/me walks away from computer in shock.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:55 AM
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371. He touched so many people, and was loved by so many.
That is a rare and valuable thing.

My deepest condolences.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:58 AM
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372. I am in complete shock.
I just can't believe it.

May He Rest In Peace.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:58 AM
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373. I'm just now learning of the death of Kephra. OMG
This is so sad. He's so young! I love his thoughtful posts and will miss them. Bye Bye Keph.



:yourock:
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:58 AM
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374. I am so very sorry...
word utterly fail me...
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Capt_Nemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:00 AM
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375. My deepest condolences
He was one of DU's best!
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:10 AM
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376. Vaya Con Dios, Kephra.
You will be sorely missed by so many.


:kick:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:13 AM
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377. Dear Momma Kheph,
his contributions here will be missed.
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KC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:22 AM
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378. I am so sorry
He was loved by all...and will be missed by all.

KC
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:23 AM
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379. My sincere condolences - May he rest in peace
I am truly saddened to learn that one who cares so much has been taken from us.
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:26 AM
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380. My deepest sympathies to you Mother K. The world is diminished with his
passing but take solace in knowing his spirit lives in here and everywhere he touched. Please be well and take fortitude from the love you shared and the memories you enjoy.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:47 AM
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381. Just found out about this. So very sad.......and my condolences to you.
I hope the shear volume of posts by the community can bring some small comfort for you during your period of profound grief.

I never really connected with Scott, but his efforts were a big reason why I started reading DU regularly, then became a member. It's surreal to think that we will share the pleasure of reading Kephra's posts here again.
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:53 AM
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382. My deepest condolences...
I have been away for a couple of days and just found out, my heart goes out to Momma Kheph and family!
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:55 AM
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383. Condolences Momma K
I'm so sorry for your loss, our loss too.

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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:57 AM
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384. My apologies to your family...
I am saddened to hear that a fellow DUer has passed on. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:00 PM
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385. I'm so sorry.
This is such a shock....
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:11 PM
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386. I am so sorry, Momma Keph...
Scott was truly a shining star on DU, the one constant you could count on. He was a GREAT friend to me, and I am heart-broken at the news. Please know that Scott had 1000's of friends here in cyberspace, and we all truly mourn with you...

Hugs!
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:31 PM
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388. So sorry to hear. Heartfelt condolences. - n/t
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:53 PM
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390. His early days on DU amazed me.
I met Keph at 5thgendem's party, but, only talked with him for a few minutes as our group bantered around and around. He looked nothing like one would suspect, though no one ever does it seems.

Too personal and pleasant to be a person whose mass of postings points to a someone who cloisters themselves inside a home-spun computer room.

I asked if he would show me his keyboard skills, in a somewhat joking manner. (I was serious.) Keph, Scott, he used his real name with us, said: "I'm on vacation." He was serious. A well earned vacation if you can call it a vacation.

10,000, 20,000, ... posts. Now over fifty-thousand. Top news stories by the thousands. And, even his short posts were insightful.

He loved us, our country, our world and so he worked hard to inform us of the goodness we can share. And, there, in his heart we shared love. Love, I hope, was there, in his heart, every moment, especially his last. He deserved that.

I'm just another person who shares some of this pain, and love.
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elcondor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:56 PM
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391. Total shock ... my deepest sympathies
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:00 PM
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392. Tto momma Khephra
I extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. It is a shock to all of us here at DU. He was a loyal fan of DU and I greatly admired his posts. We will miss him!
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infusionman Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:03 PM
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393. My 100th Post Kicked up for Kephra
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:05 PM
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394. So sorry to hear this! Your son was important here, and will be missed
by all of us.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:08 PM
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395. we have lost a wonderful citizen
Our community has lost a valuable and beloved member.

He will be missed but his memory shall live here with us.

Onward and Forward.
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usrbs Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:13 PM
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396. I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.
I would always open his posts. I have no idea how he managed to find all of those latest breaking news stories. He will be sorely missed.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:15 PM
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397. Momma K, I am so saddened to hear this.
I hope you can take comfort in the love for him that absolutely fills this place. You raised your boy so well. Kephra found himself a place here where his intelligence and generosity were fully admired and appreciated and now will be most sorely missed. My heart goes out to you and all the Du ers here who were lucky enough to call him a loved one.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:17 PM
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398. Most heartfelt condolences
We have lost a big part of DU. Very sad. We will continue to fight how Khephra would have wanted us to. :cry:
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:18 PM
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399. (tears) what can be said?
momma--god bless you--he was the best we had
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Blaukraut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:19 PM
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400. My deepest condolences, Momma Kef
I will sorely miss Scott here at DU. We oldtimers went through so much, and Kef was part of the glue that held us together.
Dear, beautiful Kef, may you rest in peace, my friend.

:cry:
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:26 PM
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401. Only the good...
I am so sorry to hear this news. Kephra's commentaries on events of the day came fast and furious, but always thought-provoking and staight-up. He will sorely be missed by DUers. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:32 PM
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403. I am so sorry, Momma Khephra
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:34 PM
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404. I'm so very sorry, Momma Khephra
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:34 PM by Ms. Clio
Although we didn't know each other at all, Khephra's skillful work in LBN made him a daily fixture in my life for nearly four years.

He will be greatly missed and deeply mourned here.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:35 PM
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405. One of DU's brightest lights
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:40 PM by Armstead
In addition to his work, his spirit and level head was always a breath of fresh air. He will definetly be missed by many.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:38 PM
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406. This is a real sad day here at DU
While I did not know the gentleman, it sounds like he was a good man and he will be missed. Condolences to Khephra and his family. Good luck to all of his survivors and may he rest in peace. Hugs to you.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:38 PM
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407. I'm so sorry for your loss
it is our loss, too. He was special.

I know it must be devastating to lose your child. Please know how much he was loved and respected here.
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CatholicEug Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:38 PM
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408. God, have mercy on his soul
Bring him to your kingdom, where he may be with you forever. Amen.
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:39 PM
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409. May He Rest In Peace.
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annagull Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:56 PM
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410. We love you, Scott
This is just devestating, Scott was such a bright light and a good man. This came through in his posts, in his work with Truthout, he wanted to make the world a better place. We will truly miss him, our hearts and prayers are with your family.

anna
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:10 PM
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411. Khephra touched the lives of many people

Most of us who never met him.

I always appreciated his posts, the obvious time and thought which went into many of them.

Sudden death, young man, most likely cardiac. Most likely was also near instantaneous and painless. We never know how much sand is left in the hourglass.

Thank you for making this post.

To know and accept that everything has has a beginning and an end is to have serenity. The Buddha
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:20 PM
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412. peace to your family
I am so sorry.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:36 PM
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414. oh my god...
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:42 PM
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415. So sorry to hear that
Khephra rocked! :yourock:
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:07 PM
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416. A candle is lit in Germany for Khephra and his family
as a reminder of his vigilance in making the world a saner, more humanitarian place.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:19 PM
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417. .
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 03:40 PM by stlsaxman
We were introduced at the first ANSWER Coalition Anti War rally in dc. I knew of him from his posts prior to our all too brief meeting. Whenever I'd see his post it was always read. He was loved and revered here at DU.

Momma Kephra- please let us know if there's anything we can do. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Godspeed, Kephra.
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:25 PM
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418. Go in Peace
We fight on, now in your name as well.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:00 PM
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419. Winning our battle is dependent on being informed
The DU community has suffered a great loss with Kephra's passing.

:grouphug:
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:07 PM
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420. Oh no
This is so sad. I am so very sorry.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:26 PM
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421. My deepest condolences to you
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:40 PM
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422. "Kef" was a treasure, and he will remain in our hearts forever...
I am in absolute shock to learn of his sudden passing. Scott was one of a kind -- insightful, sensitive and responsive to pain in others, and funny as all get-out.

We will miss him terribly, but his good work and kindness will endure in our fondest memories.

Momma "Kef," please know that you are in our warmest thoughts -- :hug:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:05 PM
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423. Oh, No, Momma Kephra. The news of Kephra's passing made my
wife cry. Kephra was the person who first attracted her to DU (and also turned us onto Howard Dean) - she followed his posts religiously. And as a result she turned me onto DU where I also came to appreciate Kephra's enormous contribution to the world community.

Also as a result my wife and I, who had been looking for an alternative to John Kerry in early 2003 became strong Dean supporters, and we became early participants in the Dean blog and campaign.

Our sincerest condolences.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:13 PM
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424. There are no words, but I want to add my own expressions of sorrow,
and deep loss at Scott's (aka Khephra)passing. He was a true anchor for DU and so many of us depended on his presence and quiet, moderating force.

Momma Khephra, I can't do much to ease your loss, but perhaps all the sincere expressions of loss and respect for Scott will add to your knowledge of what a contribution he made. That he had a legacy, should be clear. Scott, be at peace, and if at all possible, watch after and guide us as we continue on with the struggle. We will deeply miss you.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:24 PM
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425. LBN seems a lot more barren today
We really lost a good man, fighting the good fight for us progressives. He truly was one of a kind.

(BTW, don't tell me the Freepers started to harass Momma if Skinner had to take down her phone number!) :(
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:33 PM
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426. our truthful condolences from our family .
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:41 PM
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427. I'm so sad
I've been reading Khephra's posts ever since I joined DU 3 years ago. What an amazing person he seemed to be. It's like losing a personal friend. I'm stunned by this news. My deepest condolences to his family. He will not soon be forgotten.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:06 PM
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428. My most sincere condolences
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ribrepin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:23 PM
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429. Khephra's in heaven running heaven's Latest Breaking News board
Democratic Underground had the best Latest Breaking News board on the web. Khephra had a lot to do with that.

I see Khephra in heaven surrounded by T.V.'s tuned to the news channels, the AP wire and the finest computer known to man monitoring the news and posting for all the souls in heaven.

God rest Khephra.

My condolences to his wonderful Mom.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:32 PM
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430. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I'm floored! I'm so sorry!

:cry:

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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:35 PM
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431. Deepest condolences, Momma Khephra.
:hug:
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:38 PM
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432. I met Scott in Washington DC
the first and apparently only time he visited there. What a unique soul.

As a mother I cannot imagine your sorrow but I do share in it in some measure. Scott was a lightbearer and I luckily shared in that light.
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jsw_81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:41 PM
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433. I am very, very sorry to hear this news
Khephra was a decent, intelligent guy and will be missed. I didn't always agree with him, but he always had my respect.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:44 PM
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434. I am so very sorry for your loss and ours.
:cry:
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True_Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:55 PM
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435. I am truly heartbroken
DU will never be the same without him. He was loved and respected by a lot of people here. I will never forget him.

Rest in Peace Khephra.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:10 PM
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436. I am so sorry to hear this
Kephra was one of a kind. My thoughts are with you.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:16 PM
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437. My condolences..
he'll be missed.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:17 PM
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438. Oh, Momma Khephra
I am so sorry to read this. Your beloved son was a light to all on DU.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope that you count those here among those who are more than willing to help in any way we can.

Again, I am so sorry.

Love,
Julie
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:39 PM
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439. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.

jd
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:41 PM
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440. I am so sorry.
I know nothing helps right now, but know that he was an integral part of this forum, and loved by many.
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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:47 PM
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441. My deepest condolences.
I'm very sorry to hear this.
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:48 PM
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442. Oh my God, I met him several times here in Indiana,once at an
outing he had set up for Du'ers and at a peace rally before the war. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. He was a dedicated,fine person and will be sorely missed.

I am thunderstruck...RIP,Kef.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:26 PM
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443. I am so sorry, Momma Khephra, losing a child is the worst pain a mother
can face. I am glad for his sake that it was quick and that he was doing what he loved. PLease stay in touch with your friends here and know that we are thinking about you and your son.

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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:59 PM
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444. I'm sorry that you lost your son. We are here for you..
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harpboy_ak Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:31 PM
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445. What can we say?
Nothing that we say can bring him back, but we can express our sympathy. You are in our prayers.

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Grandrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:52 PM
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446. I am so sorry !
My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.
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Jaybird Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:56 PM
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447. he was a kind man.....
i once participated in a thread about alcoholism a few years ago and mentioned that i had fought with alcohol related problems for years and finally got help and got sober, and without knowing me, he sent me an email that asked me how long I had been sober and congratulated me for my success. he also told me to email him anytime that I wanted to talk about it or had any problems. I always remembered him and thought about that whenever I saw his name on here. It meant alot to me that someone who didn't even know me actually cared enough to contact me and tell me to "keep up the good work" and give me a pat on the back. Your son will be missed by all.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:59 PM
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464. great story n/t
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dem_in_seattle Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:09 PM
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448. I am so sorry..
to hear of Scott's (Khephra's) passing.

I have been enriched by his posts since just after DU started, back at the time of the 2001 Inaugural.

My thoughts are with you, Momma Khephra.

Sincerely,

Jim Ferguson
Seattle
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:10 PM
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449. Why do the good always die so young?
May the Gods watch over him and your family. He was a part of DU, I didn't think that this could ever happen.
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KTM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:20 PM
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450. The saddest of all news
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 10:23 PM by KTM
Kheph has always been a rock, a solid voice in the DU community that you just KNEW you could trust. Momma K., I wish you could possibly know the respect we DU'ers have had, and will always have, for your son. He has always been kind, reasoned, intelligent, and honest. He expressed himself eloquently, and with great power. His was one of the few DU aliases that I ALWAYS stopped by - if there was a Khephra post, it was worth reading - period. He spoke with great clarity and conviction, and was never swayed by the many passing tides that ebb and flow on these boards.

Kheph's posts were amongst the first that hooked me on DU. Even speaking of his own condition, he was honest and unapologetic. To me, his was one of the great DU voices, one of the originals that I always saw as a founding mind behind our community, even if he wasn't. I seem to recall that in the beginning, it was his tireless efforts that kept us all informed - it seemed he never slept, and there was a time when he alone was our greatest source for breaking news, and his insight into those articles was always keen.

He was a wonderful man, and he will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:30 PM
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451. I am so sorry for your loss. He made such a difference by being here.
He was loved by many. He will be greatly missed.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:48 PM
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452. Mamma Kheph - I'm so very sorry.
Kheph was one of the very first people I met on DU. He welcomed me and was very helpful to a newbie.

I found him to be so smart, compassionate, witty, loving and friendly. I'll miss Khephra. :cry: Rest in Peace, Friend.
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:00 PM
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453. My sincere sympathy, Momma Khephra.
He always kept us up to the minute with the news. I am so sorry
for your loss. He will be very much missed.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:02 PM
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454. I didn't know Scott, but I want to add my condolences to his family
both at his home and here at DU. I can feel the sadness from those of you who knew him. I'm so sorry.
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yankeeinlouisiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:11 PM
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455. Peace and Light be with your
Spirit, Khephra. You will be missed.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:18 PM
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456. dear momma kef
(and you are dear to all of us here because you're momma to such a wonderful person)

i know what having your son at DU was like - christ, but he was a special person! intelligent, articulate, informed, perceptive, funny, well versed in so many areas of culture, passionate, compassionate, thoughtful, honest, reasonable, creative, smart, witty, clever, engaging, enlightening, reliable... the list goes on. and on.

your son was a very special person. very special. a role model. i wish there were an abundance of people like your son. but he was unique, and very few people in the world are able to touch and teach so many.

i can't imagine the loss you must feel, my heart breaks for you. if, as you greive, you can remember how much your son meant to all of us, perhaps you can find a smile of pride that your son touched thousands of lives - in his life and in his death. all of us, lefties and liberals and progrssives and democrats that we are, should strive to be more like your son. he was the best.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:27 PM
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457. Oh my dear Lord. I'm so sorry.
I've been offline for a few days and had no idea. What a tragedy.

Kheph, we loved you. Still do. You'll be missed more than words can say.

Bake
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:32 PM
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458. I'm sorry for your loss
Kef was the heart of the DU community. We will miss him and his dedication.

He is in a better place now.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:40 PM
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459. i'm so sad for you and for all of us. Scott was a true DU gem. he'll be
so missed! peace to you and yours. we'll keep the light burning.
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LiberalCat Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:47 PM
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460. I am so sorry for your loss.
I have been coming to DU for four years. Khephra was, by far, the DUer whom I respected and trusted the most. I always looked forward to reading his thoughtful posts. He will be greatly missed.
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renegade000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:49 PM
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461. .
:cry:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:54 PM
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462. The voice of DU
Edited on Mon Jan-10-05 12:33 AM by wtmusic
This is very, very sad. Khephra will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace, Scott.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:56 PM
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463. He'll be missed. My condolences to you and your family.
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LadyRaivan Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 12:26 AM
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465. This is terrible
Although I'm a new poster, I've lurked for quite a while. Please, does anyone know what happened? Was he ill? This is terrible.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:42 AM
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479. Deleted message
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 12:32 AM
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466. I'm so sorry to hear this.
Please accept my condolences.
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thedailyshow Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 12:35 AM
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467. May Khephra rest his soul in peace
in heaven where for sure Bush will never be welcome.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:13 AM
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468. My deepest condolences
I always looked forward to reading his posts and the threads they created. What he wrote prompted many interesting discussions here, and from reading the posts he was known personally to several DUers.

I'll miss him, too. :cry:

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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:14 AM
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469. He was one of my favorite posters....sorry to hear. n/t
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:16 AM
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470. That is awful, we are all sorry for your loss
:cry: Im not sure what to say, he will be missed :(
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Sleepless In NY Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:54 AM
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471.  Momma Keph, my sympathies & a quote from Jackie Kennedy
I didn't know your son personally but I really enjoyed his posts. I guess you can see how loved he was by all here. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Someone sent me a quote from Jackie Kennedy, when I lost someone I loved a few years ago. It gave me comfort & I hope it is appropriate and will do the same for you.

"So now he is immortal, when he would have preferred to be a man. On another voyage, sailing out of our view. Yet, I must believe that he does not share our suffering now. I think for him...at least he will never know whatever sadness might have lain ahead. He had his share in life, still there was never a smile brighter, a heart warmer, or a spirit more giving, that it made you so happy whenever you saw him enjoying himself. But now he will never know more....not age, not stagnation, nor despair, nor crippling illness, nor loss of any more people he loved. His high noon kept all the freshness of the morning..and he died then, never knowing disillusionment."

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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 02:43 AM
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472. My condolences to everyone involved
I have very fond memories of Khephra from my time at DU. I exchanged a few PM's with him a while back when moderating. He was always very polite and appreciative. If all DU'ers were like him, moderating this site would have been a piece of cake. I wish I had gotten the chance to know him better.

It's a tribute to Khephra that so many people at DU have such fond memories of him. He will truly be missed by literally hundreds, if not thousands of people.

-Taylor
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 02:47 AM
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473. RIP Kheph
Thanks to Khephra, Scott, Truth was able to spread to all of DUers.
He will be missed. RIP.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 03:58 AM
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474. I am so sorry. So sorry
Scott was a true, proven friend and I'll miss him tremendously. Your son, Momma Kephra, has a beautiful soul and I know that wherever he is, he'll always be present in our lives.

:hug:
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 06:21 AM
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482. Oh my god, Tin, my heart breaks, for you, for Scott's mom, for all of us.
I just want for someone to tell me this is just for fun. Scott is in the back house. I know he's gone but I'm not taking it today, maybe tomorrow. Scott, dearest Keph, we will love you, forever, and please stay with us always. I'll never get over you not being here. Maybe we might have been lovers, but I think not. You are just. Scott would you just please come home.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 03:59 AM
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475. n/t
:cry:
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 04:44 AM
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476. I never know what to say in a situation like this.
That's why it's taken me so long to respond. I regret that I never really got to know your son. I wasn't around for the early days, but he was always there, a presence that I was always aware of.

I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and deeply sorry for the loss to the DU community of someone who was such an integral part.

RIP Kephra. :cry:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 04:58 AM
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477. My deepest sympathy Momma...........
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:21 AM
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478. This is not real. I'm so sorry. I can't even get close to your pain.
I loved Khep so much every day. I don't know if it was he or she I just know that my soul was touched every day. The spirit is with us and will never leave us. I believe it to the depth of who I might be.

Khephra was an inspiration.

Please, dear God, let this person not leave us.
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Dying Eagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:56 AM
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480. I am sorry for your lost.
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:58 AM
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481. My deepest Condolences
To Khephra's family and to the DU family as well. I, too, was a long time lurker before joining and quickly found out that if there was an item posted in LBN by Khephra, it was fact. This is sad news indeed. God Bless You, Khephra.
Jeanette
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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 07:09 AM
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484. sigh....
I hope where ever he is, he has plenty of comic books and a private theatre. All my condolences to Momma Kephra...
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 07:25 AM
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485. Shocked and saddened
Kef has been a fixture here since practically Day One -

In the online world, it's easy to feel that you've come to know someone over far shorter periods of time than many of us spent with him. It's obvious to us that Scott was a nice, intelligent guy, and he (as you can see) will be greatly missed here.

Thank you so much for letting us know this, and please accept all our wishes and prayers for you to find the strength and peace to get through what has to be the most terrible thing for a parent to ever face.

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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 07:28 AM
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486. What a loss for us all
Khephra was always on the cutting edge of the moment in time and cared enough to be the messenger to keep us all connected. His online presence was essential to the identity of the Democratic Underground. It won't be the same again. He was a unique soul and the familiar world will be diminished by his loss.
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:09 AM
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487. My deepest sympathy.
he will be missed and remembered.
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:26 AM
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488. Keph was one of the nicest people I have ever encountered online.
He was a Dean supporter from the earliest days of the Dean movement, yet he never got bogged down in the vitriol that surrounded the "Dean debates." Every single time I exchanged messages with Keph it was a pleasure. He was the perfect gentlemen all the time.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers this week.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:33 AM
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489. Speechless in Alabama
I haven't been around DU as long as many who have posted on this thread, but I've certainly been here long enough to have experienced the wit and wisdom of Khephra. And I feel so lucky to have crossed paths with Scott here, even if only for a little less than a year.

I had no idea how old Khephra was, and am a bit surprised to find out we were the same age. He was a lot wiser and more serene than I can ever hope to be.

I am also a mother, and cannot imagine the pain of the death of a child. You and all of Scott's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:33 AM
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490. My heart aches because of our loss,
but we are all fortunate to have known such a wonderful spirit. Mommma Kheph, you son was beloved to all of us here. May the road rise with you, Kheph. :cry:
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:37 AM
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491. DU will be a lesser place without him.
Scott was one of the first old-timers to welcome me to DU. He will be greatly missed.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:46 AM
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492. So sorry. So very sorry!
Khephra was at the core of DU, and I'll miss him. Take care, Momma Khephra, and all of you.
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:57 AM
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493. Condolences
I just saw the news this morning. Certainly a shock and very sad. I didn't know kephra beyond his thousands of posts but he will be sorely missed.
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:04 AM
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494. There are no words....
I haven't logged on since Saturday morning, so I just found out.

My condolences. He will be greatly missed here.

:cry:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:06 AM
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495. My deepest sympathy to MommaK and the Kephra family...
as well as his DU family.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:10 AM
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496. I'm very sorry for your loss
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:24 AM
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497. Please accept my condolences
Your son will be missed here. I have lurked on this website for over a year and I always looked forward to his posts - he touched many people.
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:24 AM
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498. Please accept my condolences
Your son will be missed here. I have lurked on this website for over a year and I always looked forward to his posts - he touched many people.
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