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madfloridian

(88,117 posts)
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:01 PM Jan 2022

MadFloridian

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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Condolences to you. CurtEastPoint Jan 2022 #1
So sad to read this. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2022 #2
I remember her well. My most heartfelt condolences to you and yours. Solly Mack Jan 2022 #3
Sorry for your loss. Kingofalldems Jan 2022 #4
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lars39 Jan 2022 #5
My condolences to you and your family. dalton99a Jan 2022 #6
Oh, I am so sorry. She will be missed. LoisB Jan 2022 #7
*hugs* sakabatou Jan 2022 #8
Oh I am so sorry to see this. MuseRider Jan 2022 #9
I'm very sorry for your loss. And thank you for letting us know. fishwax Jan 2022 #10
Best to you and yours. sheshe2 Jan 2022 #11
I will miss her Metatron Jan 2022 #12
Thank you for letting us know. She will be missed. JanMichael Jan 2022 #13
I am sorry to hear this. senseandsensibility Jan 2022 #14
Deepest sympathy malaise Jan 2022 #15
I am so very sorry for your loss mcar Jan 2022 #16
OMG. I am so sorry. Her heart was always in the right place. Thanks for reaching out to let us know. Evolve Dammit Jan 2022 #17
Condolences and gratitude for her participation in this community. Irish_Dem Jan 2022 #18
Thank you for letting us know JI7 Jan 2022 #19
We'll miss her. Thanks for telling us rurallib Jan 2022 #20
Condolences for your loss Nululu Jan 2022 #21
Godspeed madfloridian Tommymac Jan 2022 #22
So very sorry for your loss. Stinky The Clown Jan 2022 #23
I'm sad to hear this. Alliepoo Jan 2022 #24
((MadFloridian)) blm Jan 2022 #25
So sorry markie Jan 2022 #26
I am so very sorry for your loss Wicked Blue Jan 2022 #27
So sorry for your loss tenderfoot Jan 2022 #28
Thank you for letting us know. hay rick Jan 2022 #29
Madfloridian's passing leaves an empty space that hurts... TygrBright Jan 2022 #30
Thank YOU so much! BadGimp Jan 2022 #31
I remember Mad. AmBlue Jan 2022 #32
Loved her education posts. She will truly be missed. progressoid Jan 2022 #33
Thank you for posting this canetoad Jan 2022 #34
I'm so sorry for your loss Poiuyt Jan 2022 #35
I am sorry for your loss. ybbor Jan 2022 #36
Very sad to hear this news. She and I wrote back several times. Peregrine Took Jan 2022 #37
Condolences for your loss ornotna Jan 2022 #38
I am sorry, Mad's daughter. momta Jan 2022 #39
Oh no! My condolences to you and your family. AllyCat Jan 2022 #40
sad Riverman100 Jan 2022 #41
I am so sorry UpInArms Jan 2022 #42
Sympathies and support LiberalFighter Jan 2022 #43
Such sad news tishaLA Jan 2022 #44
So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know. Please know that Mad's niyad Jan 2022 #45
Oh, I am so sorry to hear this! She will be missed. tblue37 Jan 2022 #46
I'm so sorry. nt chowder66 Jan 2022 #47
I am SO SORRY to hear this! :-( My thoughts are with you and all who loved her. nt Lisa0825 Jan 2022 #48
My deepest sympathy. sinkingfeeling Jan 2022 #49
My sincere condolences happy feet Jan 2022 #50
My deepest sympathies. Thank you for letting us have this chance to say goodbye The Polack MSgt Jan 2022 #51
I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. onecaliberal Jan 2022 #52
Learned a lot from her, I'm. so sorry fir your loss. lostnfound Jan 2022 #53
I'm very sorry for your loss. brer cat Jan 2022 #54
So sorry to lose her. Solomon Jan 2022 #55
I am so very sorry for your loss Ruby the Liberal Jan 2022 #56
So sorry to read this Beaverhausen Jan 2022 #57
My most sincere condolences. SergeStorms Jan 2022 #58
I'm so sorry blogslug Jan 2022 #59
So very sorry for your loss Deuxcents Jan 2022 #60
I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss! Thanks for letting us know bullwinkle428 Jan 2022 #61
She was a fellow advocate for education aocommunalpunch Jan 2022 #62
Sorry for your loss Bettie Jan 2022 #63
I am so sorry for your family's loss! Thank you for letting us know. pnwmom Jan 2022 #64
She meant a lot to a lot of people here Tom Rinaldo Jan 2022 #65
My condolences Ohio Joe Jan 2022 #66
My sympathies to you and the family mountain grammy Jan 2022 #67
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to let us know; your mother was a valued Hekate Jan 2022 #68
Alas, more sad news for 2022. My condolences. cayugafalls Jan 2022 #69
Thank you for sharing with us. duhneece Jan 2022 #70
I'm sorry to hear this. Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2022 #71
I'm sad to hear this Renew Deal Jan 2022 #72
We will miss Madfloridian PurgedVoter Jan 2022 #73
So sorry for your loss. I respected your Mom and her posts. Liberty Belle Jan 2022 #74
I remember her well, and she will be missed DFW Jan 2022 #75
Very sorry to hear this - my condolences go out mvd Jan 2022 #76
Aw, damn. calimary Jan 2022 #77
I'm so sorry. She'll be greatly missed. diane in sf Jan 2022 #78
I'm sorry for your loss and ours. Uncle Joe Jan 2022 #79
I'm very sorry for your loss-and ours. book_worm Jan 2022 #80
Sorry Mad_Machine76 Jan 2022 #81
I'm sorry for your loss vercetti2021 Jan 2022 #82
... spanone Jan 2022 #83
My sincere condolences 💐 😢 live love laugh Jan 2022 #84
May her memory be a blessing. Nevilledog Jan 2022 #85
Sincere condolences Alice Kramden Jan 2022 #86
I am so very sorry cate94 Jan 2022 #87
Take care IbogaProject Jan 2022 #88
I'm so sorry for your loss. herding cats Jan 2022 #89
My condolences to you and your family. xocetaceans Jan 2022 #90
I send Mad's family and loved ones lots of hugs MLAA Jan 2022 #91
My best to you and your family on your loss. YDogg Jan 2022 #92
Oh no! I'm so sorry for your loss. Yorkie Mom Jan 2022 #93
thanks for letting us know proud patriot Jan 2022 #94
so very sorry. glad to have been part of her life stopdiggin Jan 2022 #95
I remember her and respected her strength, spirit appalachiablue Jan 2022 #96
Oh no! tosh Jan 2022 #97
I'm so sorry for your loss. I appreciate you letting us know. I had Crunchy Frog Jan 2022 #98
My condolences to you, family and friends. MerryBlooms Jan 2022 #99
Condolences to you and your family. Behind the Aegis Jan 2022 #100
My condolences ibegurpard Jan 2022 #101
Oh, no! Sorry to hear that. Deep condolences to you, all those she loved and those who loved her. ❤ littlemissmartypants Jan 2022 #102
Adding one more voice to the condolences, ramen Jan 2022 #103
Sorry for your loss. ChazII Jan 2022 #104
Oh no - I'm so sorry KT2000 Jan 2022 #105
May she rest in peace Catherine Vincent Jan 2022 #106
Very sorry for your loss Tree Lady Jan 2022 #107
I am so sorry. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2022 #108
She was one of my favorites tiredtoo Jan 2022 #109
She earned some stars in her crown. ZZenith Jan 2022 #110
So sorry for your loss. I miss her. nt DLevine Jan 2022 #111
Oh so very sorry to learn this. mahina Jan 2022 #112
My condolences for you and your family's loss. Celerity Jan 2022 #113
I'm so sorry.. whathehell Jan 2022 #114
Rest in Peace and power Capn Sunshine Jan 2022 #115
I'm so very sorry for your loss. davepdx Jan 2022 #116
I'm so sorry. Thank you for letting us know. SunSeeker Jan 2022 #117
My condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss. Withywindle Jan 2022 #118
My deepest condolences on your loss. (eom) StevieM Jan 2022 #119
So very sorry to tead this samplegirl Jan 2022 #120
So very sorry for your loss, may she RIP. SheilaAnn Jan 2022 #121
Condolences. blueinredohio Jan 2022 #122
... Delphinus Jan 2022 #123
Very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great member here boston bean Jan 2022 #124
Oh, no! Profound condolences. Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2022 #125
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you ... Donkees Jan 2022 #126
So sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences. Vinca Jan 2022 #127
today, even the sky is crying onethatcares Jan 2022 #128
Have requested that MadFloridian be added to DU's ''In Memoriam'' page Donkees Jan 2022 #129
Thank you so much! madfloridian Jan 2022 #201
Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Kid Berwyn Jan 2022 #130
My deepest sympathies for your loss bluecollar2 Jan 2022 #131
My heart is with you Goddessartist Jan 2022 #132
Oh MF daughter, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. lark Jan 2022 #133
i am so sorry for your loss dawn5651 Jan 2022 #134
So sorry for your loss. SilverDawg Jan 2022 #135
With great sympathy lillypaddle Jan 2022 #136
So very sorry. (nt) Paladin Jan 2022 #137
A familiar name, with us no more Blue Owl Jan 2022 #138
I didn't even think that it could be this news! barbtries Jan 2022 #139
She was spot on. cachukis Jan 2022 #140
My condolences to you and yours. denbot Jan 2022 #141
I am so sorry. pandr32 Jan 2022 #142
I am so sorry to learn this. Your mom was a fantastic friend for a long time. GumboYaYa Jan 2022 #143
So very sorry. bluestarone Jan 2022 #144
Oh no! RIP XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #145
Your Mom was a rare shining light. When she stepped away DU became a lesser place. Autumn Jan 2022 #146
Condolences YoshidaYui Jan 2022 #147
Oh no!!! I'm so sorry!!! CaptainTruth Jan 2022 #148
Peace world wide wally Jan 2022 #149
I'm so sorry for your loss. intheflow Jan 2022 #150
Our Condolences (nt) ProfessorGAC Jan 2022 #151
Sorry for your loss! DuaneT Jan 2022 #152
I'm sorry to hear this Chautauquas Jan 2022 #153
I am so, so sorry and sadden by this news. Madfloridian was cherished by this forum, Fla Dem Jan 2022 #154
I'm so sorry for your loss, mad's daughter. demmiblue Jan 2022 #155
I'm so sorry kcr Jan 2022 #156
My heartfelt condolences to the family... Moostache Jan 2022 #157
Her body is gone, but not her essence if you, her family and friends are carrying on the good Karadeniz Jan 2022 #158
My thoughts are with you and the rest of her family. BlueIdaho Jan 2022 #159
such sad news. orleans Jan 2022 #160
Always like her posts. RIP, sorry for your loss RANDYWILDMAN Jan 2022 #161
As it is a big loss for this community I can only guess at the loss for you grantcart Jan 2022 #162
Condolences to you and your family. Thank you for the update. n/t FSogol Jan 2022 #163
I am so sorry for your great loss irisblue Jan 2022 #164
So very, very sorry. JCMach1 Jan 2022 #165
I will miss her outspoken commentary. Ford_Prefect Jan 2022 #166
I have missed her. CrispyQ Jan 2022 #167
Deepest condolences SheltieLover Jan 2022 #168
Oh My Lucy Jan 2022 #169
I am so sorry for your loss. gldstwmn Jan 2022 #170
I am so sorry for your loss. Swede Jan 2022 #171
I am so sorry for your loss. MadFloridian was a great asset to this forum Maraya1969 Jan 2022 #172
My sincerest condolences. majdrfrtim Jan 2022 #173
My sincere condolences to you and yours. BobTheSubgenius Jan 2022 #174
Just seeing this BumRushDaShow Jan 2022 #175
She was a mainstay on this forum ever since I registered two decades ago wellst0nev0ter Jan 2022 #176
My sincere sympathies... my heart aches with you. Raster Jan 2022 #177
We'll surely miss her... farmbo Jan 2022 #178
Sorry for your loss bagimin Jan 2022 #179
Condolences to you and your family - madfloridian was one of this forum's best greenjar_01 Jan 2022 #180
I am so sorry. Blessings for u and your family. nt okaawhatever Jan 2022 #181
I am so sorry. Nt spooky3 Jan 2022 #182
My condolences to your family. OldBaldy1701E Jan 2022 #183
I will always remember her fondly. I'm so sorry for your loss. BComplex Jan 2022 #184
Oh, no! I am so sorry to hear that. She will be so missed here. My deepest condolences to you. Scrivener7 Jan 2022 #185
I am so sorry to hear that you lost your mother. Sanity Claws Jan 2022 #186
Sending deepest condolences to you and your family virgdem Jan 2022 #187
I loved MadFloridian. ancianita Jan 2022 #188
I'm so very sorry. mzmolly Jan 2022 #189
I miss madfloridian and am sorry for your loss, dear daughter. mia Jan 2022 #190
Sorry for your loss. She'll be missed. we can do it Jan 2022 #191
So sorry for your loss padah513 Jan 2022 #192
I've thought about it... madfloridian Jan 2022 #202
Welcome home, FloriTexan Tom Rinaldo Jan 2022 #203
I am truly sorry for your loss. Texasgal Jan 2022 #193
K; R CatWoman Jan 2022 #194
I'm so sorry to hear that I pray that's you and your family have what you need and know that people Tribetime Jan 2022 #195
Sad news 💔 Raine Jan 2022 #196
She was one of the strongest defenders of public education malaise Jan 2022 #197
My condolences. Just_Vote_Dem Jan 2022 #198
Mad was great, a great post-er, a font of knowledge. Mc Mike Jan 2022 #199
I am so sorry, my deepest condolences ismnotwasm Jan 2022 #200

OAITW r.2.0

(23,162 posts)
2. So sad to read this.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:05 PM
Jan 2022

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.

MuseRider

(34,018 posts)
9. Oh I am so sorry to see this.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:08 PM
Jan 2022

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.

senseandsensibility

(16,261 posts)
14. I am sorry to hear this.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:11 PM
Jan 2022

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.

Irish_Dem

(44,254 posts)
18. Condolences and gratitude for her participation in this community.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:13 PM
Jan 2022

Very sad to hear of her passing.
Grateful for her being a part of DU.

Alliepoo

(2,151 posts)
24. I'm sad to hear this.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:15 PM
Jan 2022

Thank you for letting us know. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

hay rick

(7,431 posts)
29. Thank you for letting us know.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:20 PM
Jan 2022

I remember her as a dedicated advocate for education and teachers. She is missed.

TygrBright

(20,696 posts)
30. Madfloridian's passing leaves an empty space that hurts...
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:21 PM
Jan 2022

...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

AmBlue

(3,045 posts)
32. I remember Mad.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:22 PM
Jan 2022

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.

Peregrine Took

(7,404 posts)
37. Very sad to hear this news. She and I wrote back several times.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:28 PM
Jan 2022

We shared a similar passion for Democratic politics.

tishaLA

(14,176 posts)
44. Such sad news
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:36 PM
Jan 2022

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)
45. So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know. Please know that Mad's
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:38 PM
Jan 2022

DU family is here for you.

lostnfound

(16,108 posts)
53. Learned a lot from her, I'm. so sorry fir your loss.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:51 PM
Jan 2022

I’ve been here for 20 years. Will miss her. Have missed her.

SergeStorms

(18,572 posts)
58. My most sincere condolences.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 09:59 PM
Jan 2022

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. 🙏

bullwinkle428

(20,625 posts)
61. I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss! Thanks for letting us know
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:04 PM
Jan 2022

of the circumstances. She was a big part of this forum for a long time!

Tom Rinaldo

(22,909 posts)
65. She meant a lot to a lot of people here
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:08 PM
Jan 2022

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.

Hekate

(89,645 posts)
68. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to let us know; your mother was a valued
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:12 PM
Jan 2022

…member of this community, and was here almost from DU’s founding.

Hassin Bin Sober

(26,155 posts)
71. I'm sorry to hear this.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:14 PM
Jan 2022

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.

PurgedVoter

(2,142 posts)
73. We will miss Madfloridian
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:20 PM
Jan 2022

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

DFW

(53,758 posts)
75. I remember her well, and she will be missed
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:25 PM
Jan 2022

Thank you for letting us know. She brought a lot to this board.

mvd

(65,124 posts)
76. Very sorry to hear this - my condolences go out
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:25 PM
Jan 2022

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)
77. Aw, damn.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 10:27 PM
Jan 2022

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.

IbogaProject

(2,582 posts)
88. Take care
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:06 PM
Jan 2022

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)
89. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:14 PM
Jan 2022

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)
90. My condolences to you and your family.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:16 PM
Jan 2022

MadFloridian's presence on this site made it a better place. I always appreciated reading her perspective on things.

YDogg

(6,682 posts)
92. My best to you and your family on your loss.
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:33 PM
Jan 2022

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

appalachiablue

(40,874 posts)
96. I remember her and respected her strength, spirit
Mon Jan 24, 2022, 11:52 PM
Jan 2022

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)
97. Oh no!
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:00 AM
Jan 2022

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.

MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)
99. My condolences to you, family and friends.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:09 AM
Jan 2022

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

ChazII

(6,188 posts)
104. Sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 01:12 AM
Jan 2022

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)
105. Oh no - I'm so sorry
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 01:31 AM
Jan 2022

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.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,597 posts)
108. I am so sorry.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:09 AM
Jan 2022

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.

mahina

(17,405 posts)
112. Oh so very sorry to learn this.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:27 AM
Jan 2022

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

Capn Sunshine

(14,378 posts)
115. Rest in Peace and power
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 04:07 AM
Jan 2022

Saddened to read this. She was a prolific poster and I appreciated her take . A longtime member.

davepdx

(222 posts)
116. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 04:24 AM
Jan 2022

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.

Withywindle

(9,988 posts)
118. My condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:04 AM
Jan 2022

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.

Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
125. Oh, no! Profound condolences.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 07:14 AM
Jan 2022

I loved her thoughtful, insightful posts. She was a dedicated advocate for education.

RIP, sister.

Donkees

(30,735 posts)
126. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you ...
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 07:41 AM
Jan 2022


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 you

Kid Berwyn

(14,302 posts)
130. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:08 AM
Jan 2022

madfloridian cared about DU, the nation, and the planet — and all their people.

lark

(22,815 posts)
133. Oh MF daughter, I am so sorry to hear this sad news.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:24 AM
Jan 2022

Please take care of yourself and family during this so difficult time.

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

lillypaddle

(9,580 posts)
136. With great sympathy
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:59 AM
Jan 2022

for you and the rest of her family and friends. Very sad to hear this. I hope her passing was easy.

barbtries

(28,631 posts)
139. I didn't even think that it could be this news!
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 09:26 AM
Jan 2022

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.

denbot

(9,894 posts)
141. My condolences to you and yours.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 09:44 AM
Jan 2022

I've seen your mom's posts for nearly 20 years. She will be missed here also.

GumboYaYa

(5,941 posts)
143. I am so sorry to learn this. Your mom was a fantastic friend for a long time.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:19 AM
Jan 2022

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.

Autumn

(44,544 posts)
146. Your Mom was a rare shining light. When she stepped away DU became a lesser place.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:41 AM
Jan 2022

She has been missed and will always be missed.

YoshidaYui

(41,686 posts)
147. Condolences
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:47 AM
Jan 2022

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.

intheflow

(28,283 posts)
150. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:55 AM
Jan 2022

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.

Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)
154. I am so, so sorry and sadden by this news. Madfloridian was cherished by this forum,
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:02 AM
Jan 2022

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)
155. I'm so sorry for your loss, mad's daughter.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:20 AM
Jan 2022

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. )

Moostache

(9,895 posts)
157. My heartfelt condolences to the family...
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:23 AM
Jan 2022

A voice has gone silent, and it shall be long missed, but also remembered.
RIP MadFloridian

Karadeniz

(21,951 posts)
158. Her body is gone, but not her essence if you, her family and friends are carrying on the good
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:26 AM
Jan 2022

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)
159. My thoughts are with you and the rest of her family.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:30 AM
Jan 2022

May you all find comfort during this difficult time.

CrispyQ

(35,948 posts)
167. I have missed her.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 01:19 PM
Jan 2022

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.

majdrfrtim

(316 posts)
173. My sincerest condolences.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 01:43 PM
Jan 2022

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.

BumRushDaShow

(125,558 posts)
175. Just seeing this
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:44 PM
Jan 2022

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)
176. She was a mainstay on this forum ever since I registered two decades ago
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:46 PM
Jan 2022

I will miss her deeply incisive posts against the right wing machine

 

greenjar_01

(6,477 posts)
180. Condolences to you and your family - madfloridian was one of this forum's best
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 03:08 PM
Jan 2022

Rest in peace to a true DU legend. She will be greatly missed.

OldBaldy1701E

(4,830 posts)
183. My condolences to your family.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 04:15 PM
Jan 2022

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)
184. I will always remember her fondly. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 04:18 PM
Jan 2022

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.

Sanity Claws

(21,794 posts)
186. I am so sorry to hear that you lost your mother.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 06:59 PM
Jan 2022

I loved her name and always thought that is what need more of -- more Mad Floridians!

ancianita

(35,535 posts)
188. I loved MadFloridian.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 07:28 PM
Jan 2022

I learned her important views on education and so much more.

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

mia

(8,353 posts)
190. I miss madfloridian and am sorry for your loss, dear daughter.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:44 PM
Jan 2022

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.

padah513

(2,441 posts)
192. So sorry for your loss
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:57 PM
Jan 2022

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)
202. I've thought about it...
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 06:11 PM
Jan 2022

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)
203. Welcome home, FloriTexan
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 06:31 PM
Jan 2022

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)
193. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:58 PM
Jan 2022

Mad was a staple here and will be missed.

Hugs to you and your family.

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