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Good evening. I am Mad's daughter and it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that she has passed away. I know there are many of you who will grieve her passing. Others maybe not so much. Regardless, her time on this forum was very important to her and filled a lot of her life. Regardless of your opinion of Mad please know that her efforts and her heart were always for the good in this United States of America.

Thank you!

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#### CurtEastPoint

(18,493 posts)#### OAITW r.2.0

(23,162 posts)I don't think we really crossed, but she's been around here for a longtime. Read lots of her comments.

Saddened to read this in Central Maine tonight. Hope her passing was painless.

#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)Thank you for letting us know.

#### Kingofalldems

(38,252 posts)#### Lars39

(26,081 posts)She will be missed.

#### dalton99a

(80,477 posts)I remember her.

#### LoisB

(6,868 posts)#### sakabatou

(41,993 posts)#### MuseRider

(34,018 posts)I saw the name and thought maybe she was back. Condolences to you and the rest of your family.

We had some moments in the past but resolved them and became friends. She was always a good person.

Be well Mad's daughter.

#### fishwax

(29,144 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)#### Metatron

(1,258 posts)I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

#### JanMichael

(24,818 posts)#### senseandsensibility

(16,261 posts)RIP, MadFloridian. I am unaware of anything objectionable that she wrote or shared and I appreciated her thoughts on education. As a retired teacher, she walked the walk and really cared about kids. She will be missed here.

#### malaise

(266,750 posts)How sad.

#### mcar

(42,098 posts)#### Evolve Dammit

(16,404 posts)#### Irish_Dem

(44,254 posts)Very sad to hear of her passing.

Grateful for her being a part of DU.

#### JI7

(89,084 posts)I remember her well and am sorry for her passing.

#### rurallib

(62,291 posts)#### Nululu

(828 posts)#### Tommymac

(7,263 posts)#### Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)#### Alliepoo

(2,151 posts)Thank you for letting us know. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

#### blm

(112,759 posts)She was a great DU patriot.

❤️❤️

#### markie

(22,753 posts)#### Wicked Blue

(5,700 posts)Your mother will be missed here

Peace and healing to you

#### tenderfoot

(8,420 posts)#### hay rick

(7,431 posts)I remember her as a dedicated advocate for education and teachers. She is missed.

#### TygrBright

(20,696 posts)...I will hold you and all of her family in my heart for consolation.

May the comfort of memory bring her to you in the hours of sorrow.

sadly,

Bright

#### BadGimp

(4,004 posts)My sympathies on your monumental loss.

#### AmBlue

(3,045 posts)As a fellow Floridian, longtime DUer, and someone who is fond of Bernie as she was, I am so sorry for your loss. Hers was a valued voice in the DU community and will be missed by many, I am sure.

#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)Sincerest condolences on your loss.

#### canetoad

(17,006 posts)And letting us know about Mad. Hope you are doing well. Deepest sympathy.

#### Poiuyt

(18,049 posts)And our loss too.

#### ybbor

(1,550 posts)Ours as well!

Mad will definitely be missed here!

#### Peregrine Took

(7,404 posts)We shared a similar passion for Democratic politics.

#### ornotna

(10,709 posts)And our loss too.

#### momta

(4,074 posts)I hope you and your family can find some peace.

#### AllyCat

(15,879 posts)Loved Mad’s posts. I will miss her.

#### Riverman100

(265 posts)may you find peace

#### UpInArms

(51,220 posts)She will be missed

#### LiberalFighter

(50,046 posts)A major part of your life missing will be difficult.

#### tishaLA

(14,176 posts)She was a dedicated Democrat, a dedicated teacher, and a dedicated poster at DU. Like others, MF and I butted heads from time to time, but I never doubted that she and I believed in the same principles.

May her memory be a blessing.

#### niyad

(110,969 posts)DU family is here for you.

#### tblue37

(64,524 posts)#### chowder66

(8,924 posts)#### Lisa0825

(14,486 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(51,010 posts)#### happy feet

(838 posts)#### The Polack MSgt

(13,057 posts)#### onecaliberal

(32,109 posts)#### lostnfound

(16,108 posts)I’ve been here for 20 years. Will miss her. Have missed her.

#### brer cat

(24,062 posts)She will be missed here. Thank you for letting us know of her passing.

#### Solomon

(12,287 posts)#### Ruby the Liberal

(26,211 posts)May her memory be a blessing.

#### Beaverhausen

(24,462 posts)May her memory be a blessing.

#### SergeStorms

(18,572 posts)She was a firebrand, for sure. She was loved by many for her firey spirit.

I hope you and your entire family find peace at this trying time. 🙏

#### blogslug

(37,925 posts)Peace to you and your family. Goodbye, madfloridian ❤️

#### Deuxcents

(15,344 posts)And ours, Dear Friend. Thank you for taking the time for us. 🙏

#### bullwinkle428

(20,625 posts)of the circumstances. She was a big part of this forum for a long time!

#### aocommunalpunch

(4,215 posts)And a light in the darkness. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing.

#### Bettie

(15,880 posts)Truly sorry.

#### pnwmom

(108,874 posts)Rest in peace, MadFloridian.

#### Tom Rinaldo

(22,909 posts)I so appreciate that you thought of sharing your loss with us. She was passionate about what she believed in, and I know that her heart was always in the right place. I hope you find time to drop in here on your own in the coming months and years, but I know your mother would very much appreciate that you made sure her old friends here at DU were informed.

#### Ohio Joe

(21,534 posts)RIP

#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)I’ll miss her too..

#### Hekate

(89,645 posts)…member of this community, and was here almost from DU’s founding.

#### cayugafalls

(5,541 posts)She will be missed.

#### duhneece

(4,078 posts)We will miss mad. 🙏✌️

#### Hassin Bin Sober

(26,155 posts)She was a go-to for issues regarding public education. I always listened to what she had to say on the subject.

She will be missed.

#### Renew Deal

(81,693 posts)And I appreciate you letting us know.

#### PurgedVoter

(2,142 posts)More than just her posts. Her ideas seeped into the fabric of DU and I think spread further. She had an impact that I saw upfront and her ideas echoed.

Godspeed

#### Liberty Belle

(9,521 posts)#### DFW

(53,758 posts)Thank you for letting us know. She brought a lot to this board.

#### mvd

(65,124 posts)As a fellow DU old timer, I have seen many of her posts, and I enjoyed her. Yes, she’ll be missed.

#### calimary

(80,155 posts)Much love to you, daughter-of-MadFloridian.

Thank you for letting us know. We loved your mom, and everything she brought to the table here, with her great posts. We'll miss her desperately!

You do not mourn alone. There are legions of us here at DU who are right there closely beside you, at least in spirit.

#### diane in sf

(3,887 posts)#### Uncle Joe

(57,749 posts)Peace to you.

#### book_worm

(15,951 posts)#### Mad_Machine76

(24,306 posts)For your family's loss

#### vercetti2021

(10,107 posts)Loss to us as well.

#### spanone

(135,419 posts)#### live love laugh

(12,835 posts)#### Nevilledog

(50,090 posts)Condolences to all who loved her.

#### Alice Kramden

(2,138 posts)To you and your whole family

#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### IbogaProject

(2,582 posts)So sorry. Please take care of yourself. Wishing you a smooth process wrapping everything up. Thank you for informing us.

#### herding cats

(19,516 posts)I always imagined she was an amazing teacher during her career. She was very passionate about high quality public education.

Peace to you and all those who love her.

#### xocetaceans

(3,867 posts)MadFloridian's presence on this site made it a better place. I always appreciated reading her perspective on things.

#### MLAA

(16,983 posts)#### YDogg

(6,682 posts)I read many of your mother's posts for quite a long time. Peace to you and to MadFloridian.

#### Yorkie Mom

(16,420 posts)She was an amazing member of this community and will be missed.

#### proud patriot

(100,698 posts)sending strength and love to your family .

#### stopdiggin

(10,901 posts)- and she ours. will be missed. sincere condolences.

#### appalachiablue

(40,874 posts)and commitment to teaching and education, values that are facing challenges in this these times.

Condolences to you, and many thanks for letting us know. Pass peacefully, dear MadFloridian. You made this community and world a better place.

#### tosh

(4,420 posts)I am so sorry for your loss and for ours!

Mad was a voice of reason who I followed from my first night on DU!

She will be greatly missed but her wisdom will stay with us.

Heartfelt condolences from tosh.

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,521 posts)been wondering about her recently.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)We will miss madfloridian's contributions. I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and yours.

#### Behind the Aegis

(53,679 posts)#### ibegurpard

(16,685 posts)She was a vital part of this community.

#### littlemissmartypants

(22,091 posts)#### ramen

(770 posts)I'm sorry to hear this news. So sorry for your loss.

#### ChazII

(6,188 posts)Losing a parent is always rough. You're correct, your mom's heart was in the right place when it came to posting.

#### KT2000

(20,518 posts)You are right. This forum is so important to so many. It is so much help to connect with others and your mother felt that way too. Peace to you.

#### Catherine Vincent

(34,480 posts)#### Tree Lady

(11,306 posts)Realized I hadn't seen the name in awhile.

#### PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,597 posts)Thank you for letting us know rather than somewhere down the line someone posting, "I wonder where madfloridian is?".

The loss of a parent is difficult, as I well know. I hope her passing was easy, and that you are at peace.

I recall her well, and I'm very glad she was here.

I want to say, I love you. And I loved your mother.

#### tiredtoo

(2,949 posts)Sorry for your loss.

#### ZZenith

(4,104 posts)I remember her and will remember her.

#### DLevine

(1,788 posts)#### mahina

(17,405 posts)You’re awfully sweet to come here and tell us with everything that you’re going through. Sending her peace, you too. Aloha.

#### Celerity

(42,034 posts)#### whathehell

(28,871 posts)My deepest condolences to you and your family.

#### Capn Sunshine

(14,378 posts)Saddened to read this. She was a prolific poster and I appreciated her take . A longtime member.

#### davepdx

(222 posts)Years back I had several conversations about education here with madfloridian and I have very positive memories of those conversations. I'm quite sad to hear this news.

#### SunSeeker

(51,063 posts)#### Withywindle

(9,988 posts)Thank you for letting us know. She was a fighter who stood up for what she believed in. She was loved and respected here, and she'll be missed.

#### StevieM

(10,494 posts)#### samplegirl

(11,240 posts)Always read her posts. RIP

#### SheilaAnn

(9,616 posts)#### blueinredohio

(6,797 posts)#### Delphinus

(11,764 posts)#### boston bean

(36,167 posts)She will be missed.

#### Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)I loved her thoughtful, insightful posts. She was a dedicated advocate for education.

RIP, sister.

#### Donkees

(30,735 posts)

*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 gentle night to youDeep 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 gentle night to you

#### Vinca

(50,080 posts)#### onethatcares

(16,080 posts)my condolences

#### Donkees

(30,735 posts)#### madfloridian

(88,117 posts)Mad's Daughter

#### Kid Berwyn

(14,302 posts)madfloridian cared about DU, the nation, and the planet — and all their people.

#### bluecollar2

(3,622 posts)#### Goddessartist

(1,513 posts)She was wonderful. Fly high lady

#### lark

(22,815 posts)Please take care of yourself and family during this so difficult time.

Your mother was beloved here, certainly by me as well as others.

#### dawn5651

(596 posts)#### SilverDawg

(794 posts)#### lillypaddle

(9,580 posts)for you and the rest of her family and friends. Very sad to hear this. I hope her passing was easy.

#### Paladin

(28,086 posts)#### Blue Owl

(49,345 posts)Rest in Peace, fellow Democrat!

#### barbtries

(28,631 posts)I am so sorry for your loss. Always read her posts. She was a wonderful DUer and human being as well. I was shocked by your news - thought I was going to hear about her life and the world as it is.

#### cachukis

(2,099 posts)#### denbot

(9,894 posts)I've seen your mom's posts for nearly 20 years. She will be missed here also.

#### pandr32

(11,341 posts)#### GumboYaYa

(5,941 posts)We went back to the days of Howard Dean's run for president. She had a picture of my wife, kids and me on stage with Howard at an event that she would post occasionally on here. Your mom was a close and dear friend. We had many great conversations over the years. I am very sorry for your loss.

#### bluestarone

(16,407 posts)#### XanaDUer2

(10,065 posts)#### Autumn

(44,544 posts)She has been missed and will always be missed.

#### YoshidaYui

(41,686 posts)お悔やみ申し上げます。ご不便をおかけして申し訳ございません。I am sorry for your loss..Okuyamimōshiagemasu. Go fuben o okake shite mōshiwakegozaimasen.

#### CaptainTruth

(6,532 posts)My sincere condolences...

#### world wide wally

(21,696 posts)#### intheflow

(28,283 posts)I can't say I remember interacting with your mom much on this board, but I remember seeing her name in various threads for most of my time here. I'll miss seeing MadFloridian's name - because just the name made me smile and have hope for Floridians.

#### ProfessorGAC

(63,802 posts)#### DuaneT

(46 posts)#### Chautauquas

(4,427 posts)My condolences to all of her family and friends.

#### Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)She was a pioneer DUer, joining in 2002.

She will be missed by many DUer's, as I know she will be by her family and friends.

#### demmiblue

(36,662 posts)I really enjoyed her participation on DU, and felt that DU lost a bit of, well, DU when she stopped posting here. She truly was a good person.

Rest in Power, madfloridian.

(I, too, thought this was going to be a post about madfloridian coming back to DU. )

#### kcr

(15,280 posts)Thank you for letting us know

#### Moostache

(9,895 posts)A voice has gone silent, and it shall be long missed, but also remembered.

RIP MadFloridian

#### Karadeniz

(21,951 posts)fight for truth, justice, compassion on her behalf!!!!! I do not personally join in the fashionable pursuit of geneology. DNA has its limits and influence. We would be better served by tracking how our soul values have spread.

#### BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)May you all find comfort during this difficult time.

#### orleans

(33,857 posts)sending you heartfelt condolences.

and thank you for letting us know.

#### RANDYWILDMAN

(2,620 posts)#### grantcart

(53,061 posts)and your family. Be well.

#### FSogol

(45,262 posts)#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### JCMach1

(27,527 posts)#### Ford_Prefect

(7,698 posts)#### CrispyQ

(35,948 posts)I don't know when I last saw her on DU, but it's been a long while. I am so sorry to hear this news.

My condolences to you & your family.

#### SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)#### Lucy

(241 posts)I am so sorry!

#### gldstwmn

(4,575 posts)#### Swede

(32,927 posts)She will be missed here.

#### Maraya1969

(22,356 posts)#### majdrfrtim

(316 posts)Grief is not a mental illness, even though it can *feel* like one -- probably because every new grief (even a seemingly trivial one) has the potential to awaken any, and sometimes every, old grief. As your mother's death is a humongous loss, please be gentle with yourself.

#### BobTheSubgenius

(11,502 posts)#### BumRushDaShow

(125,558 posts)Am so sorry to see this. Many condolences go out to you and your family's loss. She was definitely a fixture here on DU and it is always heart-breaking to lose any of our members. May she rest in peace.

#### wellst0nev0ter

(7,509 posts)I will miss her deeply incisive posts against the right wing machine

#### Raster

(20,996 posts)#### farmbo

(3,119 posts)#### bagimin

(1,316 posts)mad south Floridian.

#### greenjar_01

(6,477 posts)Rest in peace to a true DU legend. She will be greatly missed.

#### okaawhatever

(9,453 posts)#### spooky3

(34,049 posts)#### OldBaldy1701E

(4,830 posts)I am sure we posted at least once when I first came along, and I well remember reading posts before then. (Was a long time lurker.) May she have a safe journey to whatever is next.

#### BComplex

(7,928 posts)Through the years, we have seen so many long-time DUers pass away. Each one feels like another warrior from our fox hole has been lost.

You had a really good mom.

#### Scrivener7

(50,349 posts)#### Sanity Claws

(21,794 posts)I loved her name and always thought that is what need more of -- more Mad Floridians!

#### virgdem

(2,111 posts)#### ancianita

(35,535 posts)I learned her important views on education and so much more.

Thank you for giving us the chance to share our love for her.

#### mzmolly

(50,842 posts)#### mia

(8,353 posts)I enjoyed seeing her here as a fellow Floridian. I remember her contributions in the DU community. Thank you for your post and know that your mother is missed by many.

#### we can do it

(12,073 posts)#### padah513

(2,441 posts)I remember her from my lurking days long before I joined DU, and if you don't consider it of poor taste or too avant-garde on my part for me to say, why don't you pick up her mantle and run with it here? Another voice, be it reasoned, hell-raised, or otherwise, is always welcome.

#### madfloridian

(88,117 posts)but I can't do her justice. Funny story. I was a member of DU, FloriTexan. Mom never disclosed the forums she posted on and guarded her blogging trying to remain annonymous. I saw am educational post of MadFloridian's and noticed it mentioned Polk County, Florida. I emailed my mom with a link to the post and jokingly wrote that LOL Mom...this could be you.

For two weeks she refused to talk to me on the phone with my father intervening and telling me that she was busy. I finally got her on the phone and asked her if she was mad at me for something. That's when she told me she WAS MadFloridian and if I ever disclosed who she was to anyone she would kill me. I believed her. LOL. I was shocked when she disclosed who she was. I really couldn't believe it and she interrogated me to find out how I figured it out. It truly was an accident. I had no idea she was evening blogging at the time.What a coincidence.

After that I decreased my appearance on DU as I knew it made her uncomfortable. It was all too funny and we were able to laugh about it down the road.

Maybe I will start posting again.

#### Tom Rinaldo

(22,909 posts)That is a wonderful story about your mother. She did herself justice, all you have to do is be yourself. I hope you do start posting again...

#### Texasgal

(17,007 posts)Mad was a staple here and will be missed.

Hugs to you and your family.

#### CatWoman

(79,258 posts)#### Tribetime

(4,614 posts)#### Raine

(30,455 posts)Sympathy to all those who knew and loved her, she'll be missed here in DU.

R-I-P

#### malaise

(266,750 posts)She will be missed

#### Just_Vote_Dem

(2,769 posts)Take care

#### Mc Mike

(9,102 posts)I'm sorry for your loss.

#### ismnotwasm

(41,856 posts)❤️