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KentuckyWoman

(6,635 posts)
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:01 PM Mar 2014

DUer SmileyRose has passed.

To the Admin. I looked for a "memorial" page for things like this but didn't see one. She mostly posted in GD so I hope you will let this stay,.


My dear sister, known here as SmileyRose, passed on Friday morning. The last thing she said to me involved laughter.

Rose spent her life taking care of other people. We teased her that she had a weakness for 3 legged dogs. She always patted the chickens before taking the eggs. She was found regularly on her knees in the garden telling the veggies how yummy they would be. She liked sensible shoes, only owned 1 purse at a time, but had dozens of dollar store reading glasses around that she could never seem to find. And she hoarded pieces of beautiful fabric mostly vintage - always intending to make them into something but never finding a purpose important enough to cut into the fabric.

She was quirky and sometimes unreasonable and I am going to miss her so damn much.

Rose begged me to join DU for a long time - told me you all were the best bunch a body could ever fall in with. I finally agreed after she found out she was sick. I believe this link is her last post here. She thought so highly of DU I thought you all should know.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2744514

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DUer SmileyRose has passed. (Original Post) KentuckyWoman Mar 2014 OP
RIP Ohio Joe Mar 2014 #1
. NYC_SKP Mar 2014 #2
thank you for posting this. I'm so sorry to hear it. cali Mar 2014 #3
My condolences mokawanis Mar 2014 #4
I'm so sorry to hear this sharp_stick Mar 2014 #5
Thank you for bringing us this sad news. May she rest in peace. In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #6
I am so sorry to hear this! hrmjustin Mar 2014 #7
My condolences for the loss of your dear friend. Nika Mar 2014 #8
Rest in peace gentle lady. warrior1 Mar 2014 #9
I am so sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman. A loss for all of us. loudsue Mar 2014 #10
Rest in power, Smileyrose. MrScorpio Mar 2014 #11
I am so sorry for your loss... magical thyme Mar 2014 #12
My condolences sakabatou Mar 2014 #13
My she rest in peace. westerebus Mar 2014 #14
My condolences to you and your family and friends... CherokeeDem Mar 2014 #15
I am so sorry to hear this. ScreamingMeemie Mar 2014 #16
I'm so sorry to hear this Marrah_G Mar 2014 #17
My condolences to you and your family. MerryBlooms Mar 2014 #18
I am very sorry for your loss. gademocrat7 Mar 2014 #19
RIP Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2014 #20
. Change has come Mar 2014 #21
........ daleanime Mar 2014 #22
My condolences. May she Rest in Peace. 840high Mar 2014 #23
Peace to all. MannyGoldstein Mar 2014 #24
I'm so sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman. 6000eliot Mar 2014 #25
(((((((KentuckyWoman)))))))... TeeYiYi Mar 2014 #26
sorry for your lost itsrobert Mar 2014 #27
Good night dear AgingAmerican Mar 2014 #28
My sincere condolences, KentuckyWoman, enlightenment Mar 2014 #29
I am very sorry for your loss My Good Babushka Mar 2014 #30
Oh no! I am so very sorry! Please GreenPartyVoter Mar 2014 #31
I am so sorry for your loss! Triana Mar 2014 #32
I remember her well...and am so sorry to lose her. zeemike Mar 2014 #33
Rest in peace SmileyRose, and sincere condolences to her loved ones. Kahuna Mar 2014 #34
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister. stage left Mar 2014 #35
Thank you for letting us know, KentuckyWoman. pnwmom Mar 2014 #36
So sorry for your loss. MoonRiver Mar 2014 #37
She will be missed, sorry to hear this sad news. B Calm Mar 2014 #38
Thank you for letting us know. Condolences on the loss of your sister. scarletwoman Mar 2014 #39
I am sorry for your loss Dorian Gray Mar 2014 #40
Very sad news. JNelson6563 Mar 2014 #41
. LWolf Mar 2014 #42
Requiescat in pace shenmue Mar 2014 #43
I'm so sorry KT2000 Mar 2014 #44
Condolences roody Mar 2014 #45
Deepest sympathy to you KentuckyWoman malaise Mar 2014 #46
My sincerest condolences, babylonsister Mar 2014 #47
I am very sorry to hear is, she was a very nice person. Rex Mar 2014 #48
So sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman. City Lights Mar 2014 #49
I'll think of her and raise a glass tonight LittleBlue Mar 2014 #50
She sounds like a treasure. Due to timing, it looks like Pretzel_Warrior Mar 2014 #51
Gentle journey, SmileyRose. She told us how much DU meant to her and about her illness here: ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #52
I'm so sorry. My sympathy to you and the family and everyone who knew and loved SmileyRose. livetohike Mar 2014 #53
So sorry to hear the news NEOhiodemocrat Mar 2014 #54
I was thinking about her earlier this past week and wondering Skidmore Mar 2014 #55
All of my sympathies to you, KentuckyWoman countryjake Mar 2014 #56
My condolences to you and your family nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #57
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #58
She was a real gem. boston bean Mar 2014 #59
... WhiteTara Mar 2014 #60
Deepest sympathy Kentuckywoman. (((hug))) Hope you have some folks around to give you riderinthestorm Mar 2014 #61
Very sorry to hear jsr Mar 2014 #62
Rest in Peace arikara Mar 2014 #63
Condolences to you and your family lunatica Mar 2014 #64
My deepest condolences to her family and friends. myrna minx Mar 2014 #65
Dayum. Sorry to hear this, KentuckyWoman calimary Mar 2014 #66
You will miss her, but remember the laughs she gave you. asjr Mar 2014 #67
I'm so sorry for your family's loss.... mike_c Mar 2014 #68
... old guy Mar 2014 #69
rip smileyrose Liberal_in_LA Mar 2014 #70
Oh, KentuckyWoman, I am so sorry to read about this loss Samantha Mar 2014 #71
((SmileyRose)) blm Mar 2014 #72
RIP Eyerish Mar 2014 #73
My condolences, KentuckyWoman Tsiyu Mar 2014 #74
Peace and comfort to you and all who love her. PeaceNikki Mar 2014 #75
Safe passage to her. Call Me Wesley Mar 2014 #76
my condolences, KentuckyWoman noiretextatique Mar 2014 #77
My thoughts are with you. I remember her posts well. Lint Head Mar 2014 #78
Hugs to SmileyRose's family... Tikki Mar 2014 #79
Rest in Peace, SmileyRose and sincere condolences to you. LoisB Mar 2014 #80
I'm so sorry for your loss KentuckyWoman cal04 Mar 2014 #81
Deepest condolences. cordelia Mar 2014 #82
I'm sorry for your loss. Solly Mack Mar 2014 #83
Thanks for informing us KW. Auntie Bush Mar 2014 #84
I'm so sorry Oilwellian Mar 2014 #85
What a beautiful tribute, my deepest condolences. RIP, SmileyRose. n/t Jefferson23 Mar 2014 #86
Sincere condolonce to you and the family mazzarro Mar 2014 #87
What a sad loss TuxedoKat Mar 2014 #88
My condolences to you and your family life long demo Mar 2014 #89
So sorry to hear that. senseandsensibility Mar 2014 #90
Damn. I was just thinking about her. progressoid Mar 2014 #91
I am so sorry to hear this! sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #92
She was truely loved on this board and will be missed...RIP Sweet Princess. Drew Richards Mar 2014 #93
Thank you so much, what a wonderful sister. Our heart goes out to you. RIP, SmileyRose. freshwest Mar 2014 #94
I am so sorry, RIP SmileyRose and peace, love to you. uppityperson Mar 2014 #95
I'm sorry to hear that. Renew Deal Mar 2014 #96
condolences to you RainDog Mar 2014 #97
A sad loss for all of us libodem Mar 2014 #98
I am so very sorry for your loss. Rose sounds like a treasure to have as a sister... Hekate Mar 2014 #99
I remember her. My condolences. Cleita Mar 2014 #100
My condolences PADemD Mar 2014 #101
I am so sorry! My best thoughts to you and to all her family. LeftishBrit Mar 2014 #102
Her last post epitomizes the goodness of so many DUers. No Vested Interest Mar 2014 #103
My condolences to you and the rest of Rose's family. subterranean Mar 2014 #104
I am so sorry to hear this... NC_Nurse Mar 2014 #105
That heartbreaking thread of hers inspired me to ask Skinner to create a Wall of Fame for posts that Number23 Mar 2014 #106
We talked briefly in PM after that last post Warpy Mar 2014 #107
My heart is very sad for you and your family. She glinda Mar 2014 #108
I'm so sorry to hear this TBF Mar 2014 #109
Sorry for your loss, thank you for your beautiful eulogy. Scuba Mar 2014 #110
So Sorry for your loss Johnny Noshoes Mar 2014 #111
What a beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman. LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #112
Very sorry to hear. You have my condolences dbackjon Mar 2014 #113
I'm so sorry about your sister. ='( AverageJoe90 Mar 2014 #114
A favorite. Hissyspit Mar 2014 #115
So sad to hear this. Have written her off and on The Straight Story Mar 2014 #116
A beautiful person. kentuck Mar 2014 #117
I am so sorry for your loss. Beacool Mar 2014 #118
So sorry to hear this. My sympathies to you. TwilightGardener Mar 2014 #119
RIP DeSwiss Mar 2014 #120
I remember that post... PasadenaTrudy Mar 2014 #121
I am so sorry for your loss. riqster Mar 2014 #122
noo! :( r.i.p. NuttyFluffers Mar 2014 #123
So very sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman. sheshe2 Mar 2014 #124
What a special and wonderful human being you had for a sister. Divernan Mar 2014 #125
:-) Grey Mar 2014 #126
I'm sorry for your loss A Little Weird Mar 2014 #127
Thank you for those words about SmileyRose. Lex Mar 2014 #128
so sorry for your loss. barbtries Mar 2014 #129
I am sorry for your loss Lifelong Protester Mar 2014 #130
Condolences Yo_Mama Mar 2014 #131
So very sorry. MuseRider Mar 2014 #132
I am very, very sorry for your loss. yardwork Mar 2014 #133
I'm so sorry for your loss. Autumn Mar 2014 #134
Picture this w8liftinglady Mar 2014 #135
I'm so sorry. pacalo Mar 2014 #136
I'm just now seeing this... She had so much courage. Her announcement thread still hlthe2b Mar 2014 #137
.... spanone Mar 2014 #138
So so sorry. cate94 Mar 2014 #139
I am so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort. nt msanthrope Mar 2014 #140
I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Raine1967 Mar 2014 #141
So sorry for your loss--hope you have friends and family around you at this difficult time. nt MADem Mar 2014 #142
My condolences on your loss. greatauntoftriplets Mar 2014 #143
:( iamthebandfanman Mar 2014 #144
"one purse....and dozens of dollar store reading glasses around that she could never seem to find" Skittles Mar 2014 #145
... defacto7 Mar 2014 #146
Condolences to you and the rest of her family. Gormy Cuss Mar 2014 #147
I'm so sorry, KentuckyWoman:( polly7 Mar 2014 #148
I'm so sorry. yewberry Mar 2014 #149
I'm so sorry.... Bobbie Jo Mar 2014 #150
{{{Smley Rose}}} {{{Kentucky Woman}}} Peace to you both. WinkyDink Mar 2014 #151
sorry for your loss brucefan Mar 2014 #152
Bless her sweet soul, and yours, KentuckyWoman. SalmonChantedEvening Mar 2014 #153
Sending hugs Stargazer09 Mar 2014 #154
I am terribly sorry. My heart goes out to you. Blessings. nt Sarah Ibarruri Mar 2014 #155
so very sorry for your loss, kentuckywoman, and thank you for taking time to let us know. may you niyad Mar 2014 #156
I am sorry for your loss. :'( silvershadow Mar 2014 #157
Condolences to you, and she will be very much missed, closeupready Mar 2014 #158
Aloha oe, SmilyRose. mahina Mar 2014 #159
Sorry for your loss blackspade Mar 2014 #160
I am so sorry for your loss arthritisR_US Mar 2014 #161
Very sorry--a loss... panader0 Mar 2014 #162
I thought highly of her. Barack_America Mar 2014 #163
All condolences. n/t Bossy Monkey Mar 2014 #164
This was beautiful and a wonderful tribute. colorado_ufo Mar 2014 #165
Such a wonderful soul. She will be so missed! emsimon33 Mar 2014 #166
This is very sad...we've lost a lot recebtly...hugs to her loved ones... joeybee12 Mar 2014 #167
RIP SmileyRose tavalon Mar 2014 #168
....... DainBramaged Mar 2014 #169

mokawanis

(4,427 posts)
4. My condolences
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:04 PM
Mar 2014

I remember that post you linked to. It was a very moving statement, and I'm really sorry to hear that she has passed.

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
5. I'm so sorry to hear this
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:04 PM
Mar 2014

I remember her fondly as a member here and always will.

I'm glad you were there and I'm really happy her last words involved laughter.

Please be well.

loudsue

(14,087 posts)
10. I am so sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman. A loss for all of us.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:06 PM
Mar 2014
What a beautiful soul she was. She was also very fortunate to have a sister who loved and respected her so much.

Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family.
 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
12. I am so sorry for your loss...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:06 PM
Mar 2014

RIP SmileyRose.

Peace and healing to you, Smiley's husband, and all the rest of her friends and family.

CherokeeDem

(3,709 posts)
15. My condolences to you and your family and friends...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:08 PM
Mar 2014

I remember seeing Rose's posts and always enjoyed her comments.

She sounds like a wonderful person and more importantly a wonderful sister. May your memories of her bring you peace.



6000eliot

(5,643 posts)
25. I'm so sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:17 PM
Mar 2014

Your sister was a smart and caring woman, and DU will miss her.

TeeYiYi

(8,028 posts)
26. (((((((KentuckyWoman)))))))...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:17 PM
Mar 2014

Wow, what a loving tribute to your sister. I feel like I know her now. I could picture every scenario; the chickens, the garden, the purse, the dollar store glasses... the vintage fabric collection. So much love in your words. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I remember SmileyRose. She'll be missed.

TYY

enlightenment

(8,830 posts)
29. My sincere condolences, KentuckyWoman,
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:21 PM
Mar 2014

to you and to all your family and your sister's family and friends who have suffered this loss.

I know you will cherish the memories and count yourself lucky that you had such a wonderful person in your life, even if right now those memories just hurt - a lot.

I wish you peace,
Enlightenment

GreenPartyVoter

(72,376 posts)
31. Oh no! I am so very sorry! Please
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:22 PM
Mar 2014

visit the bereavement group if you haven't already done so. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1234 There are many wonderfully supportive people there who will listen if you need to talk.

zeemike

(18,998 posts)
33. I remember her well...and am so sorry to lose her.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:25 PM
Mar 2014

I missed the post you linked to so it is a shock to me.
May she rest in peace.

pnwmom

(108,874 posts)
36. Thank you for letting us know, KentuckyWoman.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:27 PM
Mar 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your sister was a real force around here.

I am glad that she reached out to us when she did, so we had a chance to let her know how much she meant to so many.

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
39. Thank you for letting us know. Condolences on the loss of your sister.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:29 PM
Mar 2014

Wishing peace and strength to you and all of her family and friends, and a beautiful journey for SmileyRose.

KT2000

(20,518 posts)
44. I'm so sorry
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:31 PM
Mar 2014

I remember her posts, especially the last one. RIP SmileyRose

Had we ever met I am sure we would have gotten along great - we could have talked about fabrics and how we store them for "later use."
Peace to you.

malaise

(266,744 posts)
46. Deepest sympathy to you KentuckyWoman
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:34 PM
Mar 2014

and to the rest of her family and friends.

I sent her a hug on that thread.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
48. I am very sorry to hear is, she was a very nice person.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:36 PM
Mar 2014

I missed her post about her dying. You have my condolences...your sister was a wonderful person. Anyone that will take just a few second (even just a pet or scratch behind the ears) to acknowledge those animals without any voice in this world are saints in my book.

City Lights

(25,171 posts)
49. So sorry for your loss, KentuckyWoman.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:38 PM
Mar 2014

Your sister will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to those who knew and loved her.

RIP, SmileyRose.

 

Pretzel_Warrior

(8,361 posts)
51. She sounds like a treasure. Due to timing, it looks like
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:43 PM
Mar 2014

Our paths didn't cross much. I am sorry for your loss, and I hope DU can help provide a connection to what your sister loved.

Her linked post is beautiful.

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
52. Gentle journey, SmileyRose. She told us how much DU meant to her and about her illness here:
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:45 PM
Mar 2014

Here's part of what she had to say:

I am dying.

Sorry but I don't know how to sugar coat that.

I hope the mods will allow this to stay since most of my post are in this forum.

A rare cancer with a dismal survival rate. Even with aggressive treatment the majority don't make it 2 yrs. I'm electing to use whatever holistic measures I can to slow it down and let nature take it's course. We barely make it as it is. I can't leave my disabled husband with that kind of medical debt that at best will buy me months..... miserable months. Who knows, maybe I'll find the magic herbal blend..... After a few days of wallowing in obscene grief, I'm OK at this particular moment.

I may stop in a few times while I can but probably not much. A lot to mentally and spiritually process... a lot to do to get my husband set up as good as I can. And there's my bucket list. While I'm still thinking reasonably straight, I wanted to take a few very selfish moments to thank all of you with all my heart for what you've given me over the years.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2744514


My condolences to you, KentuckyWoman, and to your entire family and to all those who loved her and whose lives she touched, .

livetohike

(21,998 posts)
53. I'm so sorry. My sympathy to you and the family and everyone who knew and loved SmileyRose.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:48 PM
Mar 2014
May all of your memories help to comfort you and cause you to smile when you think of her.

NEOhiodemocrat

(912 posts)
54. So sorry to hear the news
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:48 PM
Mar 2014

Your discription of SmileyRose made me feel like I knew her. Sounds like a wonderful person and sister to you. Thoughts go out to you and all the family. RIP SmileyRose.

Skidmore

(37,364 posts)
55. I was thinking about her earlier this past week and wondering
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:48 PM
Mar 2014

how she was doing. So very sorry to hear that she has left us. Peace and rest for her and comfort in memories of her life well lived to the family and friends she left behind.

boston bean

(36,167 posts)
59. She was a real gem.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:54 PM
Mar 2014

My condolences to you and her family.

If I remember correctly, she posted daily for about a year about single payer healthcare. She really wanted to see that come to fruition.

Rest in peace smileyrose.

calimary

(80,155 posts)
66. Dayum. Sorry to hear this, KentuckyWoman
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:05 PM
Mar 2014

But thank you for letting us know.

DAYUM. We've lost several dear ones here lately.

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
71. Oh, KentuckyWoman, I am so sorry to read about this loss
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:13 PM
Mar 2014

SmileyRose was such a wonderful person. Take care of yourself, and may your sister rest in peace.

Sam

Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)
74. My condolences, KentuckyWoman
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:18 PM
Mar 2014

SmileyRose did love DU, and was as wonderful in real life as on DU, by your account of your beloved sister.

I am sorry for your loss and grateful to you for letting us know.




PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)
75. Peace and comfort to you and all who love her.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:19 PM
Mar 2014

I vividly remember that post and have thought of her often. Thank you for giving us a little personal glimpse of Rose.

noiretextatique

(27,275 posts)
77. my condolences, KentuckyWoman
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:21 PM
Mar 2014
lost my beloved sister 8 years ago 3/1/06. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Auntie Bush

(17,528 posts)
84. Thanks for informing us KW.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:40 PM
Mar 2014

I'm so sorry you lost your sister. I hope and pray she didn't suffer. Sending healing prayers to you and your loved ones. May Smiley Rose RIP.

TuxedoKat

(3,818 posts)
88. What a sad loss
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:15 PM
Mar 2014

I recognize her name. I don't remember seeing her other post last year about her illness. I'm so sorry for your loss and thanks for letting us know.

life long demo

(1,113 posts)
89. My condolences to you and your family
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:18 PM
Mar 2014

Rest in peace SmileyRose. Till we all meet at the great DU meetup in the sky. Prayers go out to all who knew Rose and loved her. {HUGS}

Drew Richards

(1,558 posts)
93. She was truely loved on this board and will be missed...RIP Sweet Princess.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:29 PM
Mar 2014

Save a spot at the table for me...

Hekate

(89,645 posts)
99. I am so very sorry for your loss. Rose sounds like a treasure to have as a sister...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:37 PM
Mar 2014

SmileyRose was a treasure here, too, and will be sorely missed.



May her name be remembered for a blessing.

No Vested Interest

(5,150 posts)
103. Her last post epitomizes the goodness of so many DUers.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:59 PM
Mar 2014

What a tribute to her that she wanted you to be a part of DU, so that you can share in all that she found here.
RIP, SmileyRose.

NC_Nurse

(11,646 posts)
105. I am so sorry to hear this...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:07 PM
Mar 2014

I don't post much anymore, but I have always liked her. May she rest in peace.

My condolences to you and the rest of her family and friends.

Number23

(24,544 posts)
106. That heartbreaking thread of hers inspired me to ask Skinner to create a Wall of Fame for posts that
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:09 PM
Mar 2014

get a certain number of recs. I've only seen a number that high (563) maybe one or two other times here. It would have been great to memorialize that somehow.

She sounds like a beautiful woman. God bless her and her family.

Warpy

(110,539 posts)
107. We talked briefly in PM after that last post
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:22 PM
Mar 2014

and I'm so sorry she's gone. The world is a much poorer place without her.

glinda

(14,807 posts)
108. My heart is very sad for you and your family. She
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:24 PM
Mar 2014

sounded like someone that I would have gotten along very well with in real life. I hope that you stay with us. This is so sad.

 

AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)
114. I'm so sorry about your sister. ='(
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:50 PM
Mar 2014

Honestly, it sounds like she was a truly awesome & interesting person. R.I.P. SmileyRose, we'll all miss you.

The Straight Story

(48,121 posts)
116. So sad to hear this. Have written her off and on
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:15 PM
Mar 2014

And had not heard back in some time. Thank you for letting us know. Another fine person and DUer has passed, a sad day indeed.

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
118. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:22 PM
Mar 2014

I remember her post from last April, it was very moving. I didn't personally know your sister, but she seemed like a lovely person to have known.

I wonder how her husband is holding up. She mentioned him in her post.

I would like to offer you, her husband and the rest of your family, my deepest condolences.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

May SmileyRose rest in peace.






PasadenaTrudy

(3,998 posts)
121. I remember that post...
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:29 PM
Mar 2014

and always wondered what happened. I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a cool person

Divernan

(15,480 posts)
125. What a special and wonderful human being you had for a sister.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:28 PM
Mar 2014

I'm sorry for your loss, but believe you will find comfort in a shared lifetime of special memories. It's been 20 years this week since I lost my sweet and smart and funny and generous big brother to cancer. The older I get, the more I miss having him around to share memories of family and growing up.

Lex

(34,108 posts)
128. Thank you for those words about SmileyRose.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:59 PM
Mar 2014

My deepest condolences to you and all those who loved her.

Lifelong Protester

(8,421 posts)
130. I am sorry for your loss
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:14 PM
Mar 2014

I hang out here, maybe don't contribute much, but I recognize the name SmileyRose, and am sorry she has passed. Condolences to your family.

Yo_Mama

(8,303 posts)
131. Condolences
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:17 PM
Mar 2014

She was a very wonderful person. It was a pleasure to "meet" her on DU, and she will be missed.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

MuseRider

(34,018 posts)
132. So very sorry.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:41 PM
Mar 2014

Sending warm hugs and thoughts to you. Losing a sibling is a difficult thing. Take care of yourself as you grieve. Come here and we can help you along whatever you need.

I am so very sorry.

w8liftinglady

(23,278 posts)
135. Picture this
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:00 PM
Mar 2014

Your sister is in a beautiful place,surrounded by love. When you see a beautiful sunset..with one little cloud standing out,know she's watching you, and loves you.

Peace.

hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
137. I'm just now seeing this... She had so much courage. Her announcement thread still
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:16 PM
Mar 2014

amazes me, even while it brings me to tears.

May she find peace in the next realm and my best hopes for her friends and family.

Raine1967

(11,588 posts)
141. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:28 PM
Mar 2014

I do not know what else to say, KentuckyWoman.

The people she wished to say goodbye to are wonderful people . They are truly some of my favorite DU'rs.

I wish I knew her in person, I would have been beside her in the garden saying the same things. After 4 years, my neighbors are getting used to such behavior from me.

peace and love to you, your sister and your family. LOVE


LOVE

Raine




iamthebandfanman

(8,127 posts)
144. :(
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:38 PM
Mar 2014

with the amount of folks we seem to be losing lately, might not be a bad idea to set up a section of the forum for memorial posts...

DU gets bigger and the chances of us losing someone who is a part of the community grows with it.

Skittles

(152,855 posts)
145. "one purse....and dozens of dollar store reading glasses around that she could never seem to find"
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:11 PM
Mar 2014

OMG that is me

aw I will miss SmileyRose

polly7

(20,582 posts)
148. I'm so sorry, KentuckyWoman:(
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:41 PM
Mar 2014

I'm sad that I never got to know her, she sounds like she added so much to DU and was a wonderful person. Condolences to you and all who knew and loved her.

yewberry

(6,530 posts)
149. I'm so sorry.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:55 PM
Mar 2014

I remember reading her last post, and it was such a generous gesture. It was pretty overwhelming.

Fair winds, Rose, and following seas.

SalmonChantedEvening

(31,941 posts)
153. Bless her sweet soul, and yours, KentuckyWoman.
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:09 PM
Mar 2014

May you find comfort in the days ahead by knowing what a loving person she was.

niyad

(110,955 posts)
156. so very sorry for your loss, kentuckywoman, and thank you for taking time to let us know. may you
Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:31 PM
Mar 2014

and your family find peace and comfort, and know how much your sister was loved her. please know that your du family is here for you.

mahina

(17,405 posts)
159. Aloha oe, SmilyRose.
Mon Mar 3, 2014, 01:47 AM
Mar 2014

Thank you very much KentuckyWoman for letting us know more about her, and letting us know she is gone. Aloha oe.

arthritisR_US

(7,236 posts)
161. I am so sorry for your loss
Mon Mar 3, 2014, 04:18 AM
Mar 2014

This breaks my heart. My love and warmest vibes go out to you and your family. The earth was robbed ...

colorado_ufo

(5,685 posts)
165. This was beautiful and a wonderful tribute.
Mon Mar 3, 2014, 09:54 AM
Mar 2014

"Kentucky woman she shines with her own kind of light." Your sister would have loved what you wrote!

tavalon

(27,985 posts)
168. RIP SmileyRose
Mon Mar 3, 2014, 12:16 PM
Mar 2014

and thank you KentuckyWoman for letting us know about your huge loss. May the love of strangers out here in the WWW help hold you as you take this sad journey. Know that anything you feel right now, anything - joy, anger, hurt, grief, it's all going to come to visit and it's all okay. I didn't say it doesn't hurt like hell. Losing family is astoundingly painful. It can also be just astounding at times.

We are a bunch of egotistical jerks until it matters and then we round the wagons. This is one of those times.

Blessed be during this time.

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