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Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:15 PM

 

We lost a good Bernie supporter and DUer Friday morning

My dear friend, BuelahWitch succumbed to cancer early Friday morning. My husband and I came to know her in the past six months when she chimed in on one of his Facebook posts supporting Bernie. Come to find out, we lived in the same town. She was in a nursing home, and had been there for about a year and a half, struggling with terminal cancer. She was 53.

We chatted with her often via Facebook and eventually set up a time to meet for lunch. It became a bi-weekly ritual. What a sweet, amazing woman she was - so full of "spit and vinegar" as my grandfather would say and sharp as a tack. We talked often about Bernie, DU, and JPR and posters here and there that she loved and followed religiously.

When she told me she had contacted hospice and was under their care, I started to cry. She said, "Oh no, don't be sad." Her concern was for me, not for herself. That's how she lived her life, with hope, joy and compassion.

BuelahWitch had no family and only Facebook friends. In a final, amazing act of selflessness and kindness, she donated her body to science.

She didn't post much, but she read DU daily. If you are so inclined, please send a thought, good vibe, or benevolent thought her way. She was one of the best of us.





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Reply We lost a good Bernie supporter and DUer Friday morning (Original post)
MissDeeds Jul 2016 OP
TDale313 Jul 2016 #1
Donkees Jul 2016 #2
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #4
realmirage Jul 2016 #3
stage left Jul 2016 #5
NJCher Jul 2016 #6
Peregrine Took Jul 2016 #7
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #8
senz Jul 2016 #13
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #19
Donkees Jul 2016 #15
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #20
Phlem Jul 2016 #9
Lifelong Protester Jul 2016 #10
HoosierRadical Jul 2016 #11
JudyM Jul 2016 #12
senz Jul 2016 #14
ms liberty Jul 2016 #16
mopinko Jul 2016 #17
Autumn Jul 2016 #18
MrMickeysMom Jul 2016 #21
riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #22
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #23
Wilms Jul 2016 #24
merrily Jul 2016 #25
MissDeeds Jul 2016 #26
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #27
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LWolf Jul 2016 #28
TeeYiYi Jul 2016 #29
ornotna Jul 2016 #30
Kali Aug 2016 #31
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DianaForRussFeingold Aug 2016 #33
TheKentuckian Aug 2016 #34
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Hekate Aug 2016 #36
MerryBlooms Aug 2016 #37
blackspade Aug 2016 #38
samnsara Mar 2017 #39
beam me up scottie Mar 2017 #40

Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:19 PM

1. ...

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:57 PM

2. Farewell BuelahWitch and Thank You



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Response to Donkees (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:02 PM

4. Thank you, Donkees

 

That's beautiful. She would have loved it.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:00 PM

3. See you on the other side!

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:05 PM

5. Rest in peace, BuelahWitch

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:11 PM

6. so glad you reached out to her

MissDeeds.

She sounds delightful.

Watch for a sign from her.



Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:14 PM

7. + 1000 n/t

 

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:24 PM

8. Thank you Cher

 

I do think I might have had a sign. Early Friday morning I had a dream about her, that she was telling me it was okay and she was at peace. In the dream, I told her that I wasn't sure there is a hereafter. I awoke in tears shortly before 7:00. She died at 6:50.

It breaks my heart that she was alone at that time. I'll always regret I wasn't with her.

Incidentally, she died in the same nursing home, just a few doors down from where my mother died 18 months ago.

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:35 PM

13. When people pass they can reach out to those who touched or were touched by them.

 

You don't need to feel bad that you weren't there, MissDeeds, because you were with her and she with you, and you know she was fine with it.

Thank you for commemorating her passing.

Bernie seems to appeal to good souls, doesn't he?

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Response to senz (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 06:21 PM

19. Thanks for the kind words, senz

 

We often mentioned how grateful we were that Bernie brought us together.

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:46 PM

15. Your heart knows BuelahWitch wasn't alone



[font color="#800028"size="3"]"At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists
a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex of wave-forms and resonances,
which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which
connects us to everything in the universe."
[/font]

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Response to Donkees (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 06:23 PM

20. Such beautiful words, Donkees

 

Thank you so much for sharing them with me.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 03:48 PM

9. ...

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 04:19 PM

10. I will send good vibes her way

I am sorry for the loss.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:04 PM

11. R.I.P.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:08 PM

12. What a beautiful tribute, very moving. It's good to know, and great that you connected with her.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:36 PM

14. Rest In Peace, BeulahWitch

 

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 06:01 PM

16. RIP, BuelahWitch...

So sorry for your pain, MissDeeds: and for our loss.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 06:05 PM

17. thank you for being there to ease her passing.

good on you. it is a sad thing, but a good end is what we all desire.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 06:19 PM

18. Cross gently. We will miss you.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 07:08 PM

21. I'm so sorry...

Condolences to her friends, who it seems were all here.

My mother wanted to donate her body to science. Since my brother, her executor, was uncomfortable with making that decision, she conceded.

Here's to BuelahWitch, cross gently to the next event...

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 08:38 PM

22. Tears.

 



I remember her and will miss her voice here. She had such a great username I knew she was special.

I fervently hope she was never the recipient of any horrible shit as a Bernie supporter here. These past few months have been some of my darkest DU days. I'd grieve even worse if she suffered any slings and arrows during her final weeks/months.

You've posted a lovely tribute. Can you share it at JPR? I know others who would be similarly heartbroken.

Buelahwitch

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 09:11 PM

23. Thanks, riderinthestorm

 

We talked often about DU and JPR. BuelahWitch, whose name was Leslie, was increasingly frustrated with DU, and said that in the last few months, she felt depressed after visiting DU. It was such a big part of her life for a long time, but she was spending more time at JPR.

I don't think she encountered any hostility here or she would have told me. She was a bit feisty and probably would have gone toe to toe with anyone without a moment's hesitation.

I will be sharing this at JPR. I tried numerous times today to cut and paste this, but my iPad and laptop aren't cooperating for some reason. I'll get to a desktop tomorrow and take care of it.

Thanks for your kind words. I hope somehow she is aware of the outpouring of love and support expressed here.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:40 PM

24. Thanks for letting us all know.

 

Peace. May we all make good use of the time we receive.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2016, 08:32 AM

25. I am so very sorry for your loss--and ours. Thank you for telling us.

How lovely for you both that you got to know each other.

DU has an In Memoriam section. Perhaps you would let Skinner know in ATA that she passed? If not, I am happy to do it.

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Response to merrily (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 25, 2016, 09:12 AM

26. Thanks so much merrily

 

I'll let him know.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2016, 10:38 AM

27. Peace as she soars into the light

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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:53 PM

28. .

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:05 PM

29. Thank you, BuelahWitch...

...for 13 years at DU. You'll be missed.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027974299#post8

TYY

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:44 PM

30. Thanks for sharing this with us

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 10:34 PM

31. I am so sorry to read this.

I will always remember she was kind and saw what was going on in the Lounge when it had turned into a bit of a mess. She was a friend to LFP and MFM and posted funny pics, so I consider her one of "us" even though she hadn't posted in there much after the move to DU3.

Good bye BuelahWitch.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 11:00 PM

32. My deepest sympathy

Your love and care shine through here.

How are you doing? I hope you are surrounded by love in real life as you are here



RIP Buelahwitch - Leslie

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 11:51 AM

34. Thank you BuelahWitch for adding to our movement!

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 09:36 PM

35. So sorry you lost a true friend, and in her prime.

I read this when you first posted, but couldn't respond at that time as I was blocked from the group. I'm glad she had you as a friend and could share her final time enjoying your company.
Peace.

BuelahWitch RIP

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 12:30 AM

36. Rest in peace, Beulah Witch

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 09:02 AM

37. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace, sweet soul.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 10:50 AM

38. This got me to log on after over 2 months being gone from here.

Sad to hear about her passing.
Peace to you and her other friends and family...

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:56 PM

39. I am sorry I missed getting to know her...she sounds like a great lady.

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Response to MissDeeds (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:52 AM

40. I am sorry to hear of this.

I took a break to concentrate on real life and my internet activity was restricted to Facebook so I missed this thread.

Donating your body to science is a selfless gift. I wish I had known her better.

Go in peace, BuelahWitch.

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