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Name: kesha
Gender: Female
Hometown: Michigan
Home country: Canada
Current location: USA
Member since: Fri Sep 17, 2004, 10:57 AM
Number of posts: 17,215

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Summer's gone and Autumn has arrived and along with that a great longing ...

I don't know what it is about this time of year. I really do love the cooler weather, the changing colours the smell of the air.

It's also the time of year (can't figure out why though) that I miss my Mum the most. There's so much I miss, to many things to list.

How about you all?

How are you doing?

I think of you guys and gals all the time and I'm privileged to even correspond with a couple of you apart from DU.

Check in ok?


I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of the NEW people who have been participating

in our group lately.

It's nice to have you here.

(some have shown up and been PPRd but a few have been genuine and stayed)

I look forward to reading more from each of you.

all the best in 2013


your co- host with NRaleighLiberal

AlienGirl: A message from her family. Important to read.

I have been ill and away for a few days and received this message. I was asked to post here on DU so that everyone who is familiar with AlienGirl is aware of what is going on.

Here's the message I received

I think it would be a good idea to let people on DU know what is going on with that event in Clearwater that is in Shelly's name. Maybe people here can help to straighten things out. It would mean a lot for her family, and frankly, if it is DUers speaking out, it will cancel out any kind of impression that people are opposing the event because it is a Democratic related event and not because it is just plain wrong for someone who treated Shelly so poorly to be organizing anything.

This is the article:


Many of my friends here are also family and friends of Shelly Leonard. Please take a moment to look at this article, and to leave a comment in its comments section. Please also consider calling the journalist, Mike Brassfield, whose number is at the bottom of the article. PLEASE read this entire comment first, though. It's long, but it will give you context.

The writer of this article was given incorrect information, and passed that information on. He does not have Nathan's birthday right. He does not have the state where Nathan and Quinn live right. He seems to have taken only Van Farber's word for everything.

Van Farber was once a friend of Shelly's, but ceased to be a friend to her in July of 2011 for reasons that are private and personal. She did not want to speak to him or see him. Mr. Farber did not honor her wishes then. He refused to accept that she did not want anything to do with him any more. He harassed my family on the phone and in person. Because of Mr. Farber, Shelly had to be a confidential patient wherever she was. Yet, he has the audacity not only to speak for her, but also to organize this fundraising event without attempting to consult with Shelly's family or close friends.

Please do not misunderstand. The cause is worthy and one that Shelly supported. The event is not. The venue is not. Mr. Farber is most certainly not, and ought not be allowed to speak for Shelly or to take political advantage of her life or her death.

**AlienGirl Update 12/13/11**

As I posted last night, AlienGirl is scheduled for 4 more rounds of chemotherapy and is resting as much as she can in preparation for this and to try to regain some strength. She's trying to keep her weight up too.

I got this message from her caregiver and I'm posting this here with permission.

"Knowing that there are people out there who care means a lot. Somebody who's in her situation often wonders what they did that ever affected anybody's life, and how the world is different for them being in it. That there are so many people who know her through DU, who care how she is doing and who are looking forward to having her back is evidence that she has made a mark on the world and on the lives of others. It's evidence of that meaning that people look for to give them peace and to give them courage."

I'll post as I get updates.

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