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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 06:57 PM
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Let's have ourselves a fine thread to celebrate the life of our friend troubleinwinter.
My friends

I got word that on Thanksgiving week, that Tuesday, our friend was driving home to northern California from Arizona and she was lost in a terrible car crash. The police seemed to believe she fell asleep and her ex seemed to believe she died on impact. Terrible news.

I waited for a while to post out of respect for her family and intimate friends. Out of respect for her friends here at DU and out of respect for all her wonderful participation here, let's have a thread for her tonight.

I think I met trouble here in this forum. She was a brilliant, loyal, generous woman. She could be testy, silly and laser sharp on any problem, by turns. She made this, do you remember?



trouble helped fly and merh and fooj and me make a circle around Andy. She stayed up until all hours in those bad days to help figure out the way forward. She was a relentless advocate for election reform and active in her Democratic community. A gifted artist, a very devoted mother and an irreplaceable, irrepressible friend.

To our friend, troubleinwinter. This place, any place, is so much less without you. You are always in our hearts, always bright, always beautiful and always loved.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 06:59 PM
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1. A beautiful tribute, EFerrari. Rest in peace, sister. nt.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 06:59 PM
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2. Thank you for this beautiful tribute. Rest in peace.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:07 PM
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3. I am so sorry.
What a lovely tribute, it is just such sad news. I remember seeing that artwork many times.

R.I.P. troubleinwinter :-)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:51 PM
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36. I'm sorry you didn't meet her, sabrina.
:hug:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:21 PM
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99. I wish I had also. I did read her posts many times though
and am very sad to hear this.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:08 PM
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4. Oh, that's terrible...
I remember troubleinwinter with great fondness.

I'm sorry that you lost a DU friend, E, and my condolences to everyone at DU who was her friend.

I am so sorry that this happened. She was very sweet. I wish her family peace and
strength at this most difficult time.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:11 PM
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7. The last time I talked to her, she was scolding me
for having a friend who ran on a Green Party ticket.

She was two hands' full and my ear hurt for a week.

And that's how she was.

To our friend. :toast:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:09 PM
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5. A beautiful tribute.
Thank you for letting us know.

RIP troubleinwinter
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:43 PM
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25. When you connect with someone, there's a moment of recognition
and then, big relief.

trouble was a northern CAer like me. We never had to debate abortion rights, gay civil rights, ending the wars, transparent elections, global warming, Reaganomics, racial discrimination, immigration, so many things. The way to get there, that was up for debate. Our shared values, never.

It's nice when that happens. Good to see you as always, Solly Mack. :hug:

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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:09 PM
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6. I'm sorry you lost your friend
And thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute. Dana ; )
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:25 PM
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11. Thank you, Dana.
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Echotrail Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:15 PM
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8. I remember
RIP troubleinwinter!

I remember the art. I have it saved on my hd.
And I remember everything about the circle and the all night fundraisers and PayPal and JH and the sweet, funny and ferocious fly, mehr, trouble and Elizabeth.
I was here under a different...capacity then.
Good people never change.
:grouphug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:23 PM
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10. I'm sorry now that I didn't save any of her snapshots of herself.
In those days, I obsessively didn't keep anything in case a malefactor hacked into my machine while the stalkers were out for Andy.

But I remember one image of her, in an ankle length caftan and with long hair and I remember her talking about her daughter's wedding, aka The Kid. She was so happy about that.

:grouphug:

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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:15 PM
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9. RIP to a talented gal
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:32 PM
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12. :( another loss - this has been a hard and harsh year for DU
rest well, trouble - you shall be missed

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:24 PM
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22. Don't see you often enough, UpInArms.
Thanks for checking in tonight.

:hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:51 PM
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13. I cannot remember if I met trouble in this forum or
the Wrinkles thread. That is where we all seemed to form a bond - all that long ago.

trouble was a great lady, she was very supportive of me after Katrina, she helped in ways I could never thank her for, she was just there caring and cheering me on and listening.

Thank you for the thread EF, so sad it had to be posted, that trouble left us so soon.

I'll just see her sitting with Andy as they cheer us on and tell us to demand paper ballots.

Rest in peace, trouble. :hug:



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 07:56 PM
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14. Her being gone was unreal to me until the thread went up.
I didn't talk to her much in the last few years. But I'll never forget how on it she was when Kevin Shelley was drummed out of office here in CA when he was the first to call out the vapor voting machines or how she followed the OH recount with a magnifying glass with us or how she stayed on it when Andy needed help.

She was very special.

:hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:20 PM
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20. She was very involved - and she was involved in so much.
She had a very big heart and she had a great laugh.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:18 PM
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19. I think this is Andy's thread that started the Wrinkles. She posted to it.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:38 PM
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23. Thanks for the memories
Boy - we had such hopes - we were sure we could stop them.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:49 PM
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26. I think Andy would have loved wikileaks.
He loved the net, and understood something of its power. There was a part of him that was pragmatic but another part that was always figuring the angles and how to work them. For every down moment, there were three brainstorming ones. I miss him, too.

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:11 PM
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33. I think you are right
He loved it when the truth made its way to the light of day and he hated it that the gov is so intent on burying it.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:35 PM
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34. Exactly. In some ways, Andy was more hopeful but more pragmatic, too,
than most of us.

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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:04 PM
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27. I remember.
Even though I had only just joined after lurking for a year.

Rest in peace.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:13 PM
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28. I was here Nov 2004. So, there was that screwed up election,
the OH recount, shortly after Andy was ill, Katrina, and then my divorce, then fighting and losing the impeachment battle. Those first years are sort of a traumatic blur. I remember you asking me if I was going to DC in Jan 2007.

I'm so glad you're here, Hissyspit. Hope this season is a good one for you. :hug:



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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:31 PM
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81. Oh my goodness, I didn't want to see that thread by Andy.
Death is too hard for this soft heart that grieves over very special people, and how I remember those days also as one of the saddest yet most uplifting stories of our very wonderful Democratic Underground. Here's hoping that we all get together again after death to raise tomorrow.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:06 PM
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15. That's a lovely tribute to troubleinwinter....
Aside from her help to Andy, she was a valued member of this community and her untimely death is a loss to us all.

:cry:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:08 PM
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16. I don't even know all the forums she posted to.
GD, Cooking & Baking, here. She had so many abilities, talents. Does anyone know if she posted to photography? Because she posted some lovely work.

:cry:

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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:09 PM
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17. My thoughts go out to her family and friends. Very sad.
:grouphug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:22 PM
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21. Thanks, cbayer.
You know, I recall having a kidding conversation with her about cooking. We stayed up so late so many nights in a row during all of that, we probably said everything to each other plus the kitchen sink. I think it was about chile but I don't remember if she was for or agin.

What I do remember is thinking, this is a lady who has been up to her elbows in everything that she thought was important. And that was very cool.

:toast:
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Smashcut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:18 PM
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18. what a lovely tribute.
may she rest in peace.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 08:43 PM
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24. RIP Troubleinwinter - she was trouble year round to bullies and punks
she was truly a fighter for election reform, a fighter for the underdog, she
had backbone. She was a champion.

RIP Troubleinwinter, we will really miss you.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:16 PM
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29. I sure as hell wouldn't want to cross her.
:evilgrin:

:grouphug:
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:41 PM
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30. To your friend
safe passage. She was fortunte to have you to remember her so well and with such affection.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:41 PM
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31. Thank you, yellerpup.
:grouphug:
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:59 PM
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32. RIP Trouble
we will miss you.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:41 PM
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35. What a great person. RIP.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:09 AM
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37. Awful, awful news. She was a real truthseeker!
Edited on Sat Dec-18-10 01:09 AM by Bill Bored
I want to share a few things she wrote to me, without divulging anything too personal:

"I am not a member of any group. There is some advantage to that..."

"It's hard to know what orgs are to be avoided or not, there are so many!"

"My current interest (at the time she wrote this) relates to disenfranchisement of 60,000 Navajo voters (and some other tribes) through voter ID....They highly revere their veterans. They serve at a very high rate. They tell me (about Iraq) 'This is a wrong war.'"

There's a lot more including her relentless debunking of fake election integrity advocates out to discredit the movement in ways we may not have been able to imagine without her.

She was the answer to the question, "Who's watching the watchers?"

So rest in peace. :cry: :loveya:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:17 AM
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39. Yes, she was!
lol

Thank you so much for that, Bill Bored.

:loveya:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:36 AM
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40. She was the answer to the question, "Who's watching the watchers?"
Exactly - thank you for writing this.

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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:09 AM
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38. Damn. Thanks for the thread.
The Andy thing just about kicked my butt.
She will be missed badly.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:52 AM
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41. Welcome.
:hug:
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:01 AM
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42. I still have a copy of her poster of Ballot
Such sad news.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:10 AM
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43. I'm sorry, Generic Other.
Edited on Sat Dec-18-10 03:26 AM by EFerrari
:hug:
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 05:07 AM
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44. Rest in peace
This is so sad, she was a really nice woman.
You will be remembered, trouble.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 08:52 AM
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48. Hi there, mogster.
It's good to see you. :hug:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:32 AM
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45. Rest in peace, troubleinwinter.
We will miss you. :cry:

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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 07:49 AM
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46. I remember
having some very good discussions with her. I liked her.

How sad.

Thank you for posting this.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 08:20 AM
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47. I do remember.
Beautiful words for a wonderful woman.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 08:53 AM
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49. That icon looks very nice on you, Patsy.
:hi:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:04 AM
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50. She was among those who "get it".

And she seemed entirely unimpressed with how impressive she was. She leaves us able to smile through our tears.

Brilliant and quick. And so she was.

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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:27 AM
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51. I am sorry to hear of this


i remember troubleinwinter; hadn't seen her around a lot but I'm not here so much either.


peace and comfort to you and her other loved ones


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:32 AM
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56. Thanks, Tsiyu.
It's good to see you here.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:41 AM
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52. A beautiful tribute
Rest in peace, trouble.



:(



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:35 AM
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57.  . . .
:grouphug:
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:56 AM
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53. She helped me get to Seattle to play for Andy's memorial...all of you did.
I'll miss her.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:05 AM
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54. RIP.
K&R.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:10 AM
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55. RIP dear Troubleinwinter. You will be missed. nt
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:39 AM
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58. I'm so sorry. RIP Trouble.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 10:46 AM
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59. my condolences to you and to her family
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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 11:08 AM
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60. "testy, silly and razor sharp" -- that's exactly right
It's hard to receive this news, but your memorial makes it easier. Thank you.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:07 PM
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61. May she rest in Peace.
Thank you for letting us know. We were part of her family too.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:03 PM
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63. trouble was a wonderful DUer.
:hi:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:02 PM
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69. A loss of one of us, is a loss to all of us.
:hi:
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 12:45 PM
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62. This thread brings home to me the fact
that we can create a real sense of community in cyberspace. We can find authentic kinship and encouragement, even on DU -- thanks to people like all of you who posted here.

Warmth is so sorely lacking on this site.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:13 PM
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65. That happens in big families sometimes, doesn't it?
There can be long, uncomfortable periods of chilliness or rancor. And the longer it goes on, the more likely it is to become habit.

I'd like to see us take the opportunity to do a little kinder. So many people are already struggling, they don't need any more ugly in their lives

DU seemed to have a growth spurt during the last presidential election and the sense of community, imo, took a real beating. Maybe the growth was too fast for the community to keep its character and deal with all the changes we went through at the same time.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:17 PM
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72. I tell ya, it's hard sometimes to not shoot back left and right
at certain messengers personally in this big, dysfunctional hive of a cyber family blob.

:)

The more recent WikiLeaks disclosures have also provided a great opportunity for the more prolific posters on DU to show their true colors. A growth spurt of the psychological kind can be had by all who participate, methinks, and I'm grateful for that.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:38 PM
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83. I so disagree. I always find warmth on this forum. NT
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:09 PM
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64. RIP troubleinwinter RIP
We lose the good much too often...
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:39 PM
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66. what a nice upbeat tribute and celebration of someone who obviously should be celebrated

well done and much affection to troubleinwinter for advocacy above and beyond the call

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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:41 PM
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67. A beautiful tribute
and I do remember that graphic well.

troubleinwinter greeted me in my first OP on DU:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

RIP.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:48 PM
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68. Rest well my acerbic friend. You will be dearly missed.
Edited on Sat Dec-18-10 01:48 PM by Ellipsis
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;"
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:19 PM
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73. Flout 'em and scout 'em /And scout 'em and flout 'em /Thought is free.
lol

:)
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:08 PM
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70. I'm so sorry to hear this.
Hugs & prayers to her children & family.

This is a beautifully expressed tribute to trouble; her kind heart & generous spirit is a big loss to DU.

You're a wonderful friend to have; I'm sure trouble felt that way, too.

:hug:
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Hoosier Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:16 PM
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71. A wonderful tribute post. RIP.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:20 PM
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74. This was not your call, Beth. Have you no sense of respect?
You were told not to post about the tragic news regarding my dear friend Trouble. She has a daughter who is devastated and grieving the premature loss of her beloved mother. As I'm sure you can imagine, it was and still is quite a shock to all of us who REALLY knew and loved her. I know factually that you haven't communicated with her in years. Many years. I'd like to say that I'm surprised that you completely disregarded another friend's request to keep this horrible news absolutely private. Unfortunately, I am not.

A family's right to privacy should be honored and respected. Considering I was the person of contact (spoke w/husband on Thanksgiving) regarding this horrible tragedy and spoke intimately with Trouble's family members, it's hard for me stomach such blatant disregard for much needed privacy and healing. I will do all I can to protect her daughter's grieving process. Trouble wouldn't have it any other way. I knew her well. She was a guest in my home many times. Her daughter, father, son-in-law and grandbaby accompanied her on a few of those visits. They are wonderful people. They knew Trouble's heart. I knew Trouble's heart. She would not have wanted this. Not here. Not now.

It's Christmas. Please respect the memory of Trouble by allowing her daughter the space and dignity to grieve as she wishes.

No means no.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:26 PM
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75. Hi there, fooj.
I think that those of you close to trouble must be going through a very difficult time right now.

And maybe in that difficult time, you are not seeing that you don't own this event. You can't really tell other people not to grieve, can you? There is nothing on this thread that could possibly intrude on anyone's space because the family's privacy has been totally respected here.

I'm sorry you chose this way to communicate with trouble's friends and acquaintances at DU. And now, I'm going back to our thread.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:55 PM
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78. You don't believe DUers would want to know?
That seems strange. Did you also object to an obituary in the local paper?
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:31 PM
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76. Sorry for your loss.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:34 PM
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77. Thank you for letting us know.
We'll miss her too.

:patriot: :hug: :grouphug: :patriot:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 02:56 PM
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79. OMG I remember her well
Thanks for letting us know.

Peace to her family.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:24 PM
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80. So very sorry for the many people who loved her. RIP
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:33 PM
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82. RIP dear lady.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 03:55 PM
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84. "Trouble is a grand and lovely thing. I live for it." --TIW
This is a day for tears all around.

Dear EFerrari, your tribute is perfect.

Trouble and I circled each other suspiciously at first, and our interaction ran the gamut. She ran deep, and her intelligence was profound. She had many interests and passions, and she could be ridiculously silly. I still treasure the time she spent making friends with her DU pal "gyorg W Boosh".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

She understood gyorg perfectly well, even though my eyes cross as I reread it.

We laughed for a few days straight on that bit of self-indulgence :)

She PMed me: "Oh. My. Fuckin. Gawd.

It took me a full fifteen minutes to read that post. Laughin out loud, grabbin the kleenx box to wipe the laughin tears, trying to breathe. Dog staring at me. He is planning to run away.

I was laughing so hard, I could only get about 5 or 8 words at a time. Two punchlines in every sentence."

We were "engaged to be married" Here is some of our wedding planning correspondence.


"I have already gone for the fitting for my custom-made pink vinyl body-suit to wear for the ceremony on "Our Special Day"! I got the satin ballet toe shoes, too. It's a little hard learning how to walk in them, but WOW the view is amazing.

I am wondering how you feel about wearing lederhosen? Maybe shirtless?!?!! I get all woozy just thinking about it!!!!!

I am having a hard time finding a company to provide tiny bats to release at the end of the ceremony (they all seem to only have doves).

So many decisions to make.

Yours in strange love,
~Me!"

I will miss her, and I will regret always--as i always seem to--regret not treasuring what I have more than I do. life is a huge wave we ride, and we sometimes lose the board.

She was special. Rest in peace, sweet and strong one.


Final word on the wedding plan:


"I think "Hula Barbie" will be our theme! I love you."


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:50 PM
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88. There was no one like trouble.
No one.

:hug:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:15 PM
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85. o no!!
:cry:

she was a favorite DUer of mine
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:55 PM
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90. I'm so sorry,
:hug:
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:17 PM
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86. RiP troublewinter-this vid is in tribute to you
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:56 PM
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92. Excellent!
:applause:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:30 PM
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87. I am so terribly saddened to hear of this.
I do have memories of her posting in C&B. I wish her family and friends peace and healing in their time of sudden loss. May her memory sustain you all through the pain.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:50 PM
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89. Sorry for the loss of troubleinwinter
condolences to her family and a :hug: for you EFerrai.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:57 PM
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93. Thanks for celebrating trouble with us, madmax.
:grouphug:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:55 PM
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91. RIP wonderful lady. You will be missed.
:hug:
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 04:58 PM
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94. AKA Ellie Wyatt elsewhere...

...and greatly missed
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 05:58 PM
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95. EFerrari, dear DU brother/sister...
I do remember her, especially her logo. I am sorry for the painful loss of your friend, the loss to our Community, especially the family she left behind. Loving thoughts are being sent to you and her loved ones. Bless you, troubleinwinter. Thank you for your contributions here, I know you are not done. :hug:

Jenn
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:53 PM
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101. Thank you so much.
:grouphug:
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:07 PM
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96. Godspeed, troubleinwinter; blessings to those who remain behind...

Thank you for a lovely tribute, EFerrari.

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:10 PM
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97. I will miss her
sending her those who loved her strength
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:19 PM
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98. This is so sad
She had a passion for her interests and it was catching.

Rest in peace.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:27 PM
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100. Fare well and rest in peace.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:11 PM
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102. She was a great human being. She will be missed. RIP sweet lady.
Thanks Beth, I'm sure you will miss her terribly. What a blessing for you to have had her in your life. :hug:
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 09:36 PM
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103. My condolences to her family and friends
She was a great comfort to me and loyal friend over the years. I am stricken to learn of her death.
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 04:41 AM
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104. Rest in Peace, Trouble...
Beautiful tribute Beth. Very sad news, indeed.

My condolences to her family and friends.

Trouble will be sadly missed...
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 10:25 PM
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105. RIP, Troubleinwinter
My condolences to her family and friends.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 06:50 PM
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106. To trouble
How appropriate to say that. "To trouble", a person who didn't back away from it when it stood in the way doing what's right.
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 06:53 PM
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107. Oh, my.
:cry:

RIP TiW.
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