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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:48 PM
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Elizabeth Edwards dies
Source: WRAL

Chapel Hill, N.C. Elizabeth Edwards, the political wife whose public battle with breast cancer, coping with marital infidelity and continued advocacy for the downtrodden raised her profile above that of her husband, died Tuesday. She was 61.

Edwards died at her Chapel Hill home, where family and friends had gathered in recent days after doctors informed her that her cancer had spread and recommended that she not undergo further treatment.

Edwards was first diagnosed with cancer in the waning days of the 2004 presidential campaign, when her husband, then-U.S. Sen. John Edwards, was the Democratic nominee for vice president. The couple didn't disclose her illness until after the election.

The cancer went into remission after surgery and months of treatment, but it resurfaced in early 2007, as John Edwards was mounting a second run at the White House. The Edwardses agreed at the time that they wouldn't allow the cancer to derail his candidacy.



Read more: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5573188/
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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1. :-(
:cry:
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hamerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:03 PM
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52. R.I.P.
Elizabeth. Godspeed.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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2. RIP
K&R
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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3. Oh crap!
:(
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:23 PM
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214. Oh, crap!
:cry:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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4. Oh, so sad. Bless her. nt
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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5. RIP - nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:49 PM
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6. RIP Elizabeth
very sad news.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:16 PM
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289. How terribly sad it all is. I feel for her children losing their
mother. its hard enough when you're older but when you're that young, how tragic. Go in a good way, Elizabeth.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:50 PM
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7. Oh, no! I didn't know it would be so soon. RIP, Ms. Edwards. n/t
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:50 PM
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RIP..
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:50 PM
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8. Oh, Elizabeth...safe passage for you.
I'm so sorry for all who loved her.
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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:50 PM
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9. so sad...
RIP Elizabeth...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:50 PM
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10. Peace. nt
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:51 PM
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11. Oh
That is sad. Dana ; )
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:51 PM
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12. Whoa - its not on CNN or MSNBC - sites or TV. Wow, that was fast which
I think is a blessing.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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60. On MSNBC Chris Mathrews now.....nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:25 PM
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139. Yeah, both CNN and MSNBC lead off with it at the top of the hour. I would have
thought it would be 'breaking news', but they got to it pretty quickly.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:50 PM
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235. I heard on Mathews that Elizabeth passed away this morning.
I guess the family waited a bit before announcing it to the world.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:20 PM
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291. Yeah - that's understandable. nt
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:52 PM
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13. RIP Elizabeth
:(
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:52 PM
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14. Rest In Peace
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:53 PM
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15. I wish her peace
She took some blows that no person should have to endure.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:53 PM
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16. Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
:(
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:53 PM
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17. RIP Elizabeth.
You were one of the good ones.

:(
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:24 PM
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216. Amen!
This makes me so sad. :cry:
I pray she is at peace.
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:54 PM
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18. Peace to you Elizabeth
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:54 PM
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19. I wish her and her family peace.
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:54 PM
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20. This is why I check DU frequently....you are almost always first with news...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:54 PM
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21. Oh how very sad
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:55 PM
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22. ......
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM by BrklynLiberal
:cry:

May you have a swift and gentle journey...
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Atticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:55 PM
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23. Peace, good lady, peace.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:56 PM
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24. So sad. Pass well.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:56 PM
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25. RIP Elizabeth. You tried to make this world a better place and I
wish you peace.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:56 PM
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26. Brave and smart and deserved better.
A loss for us all.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:56 PM
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27. I admire her so much - such a potrait of courage
And I will miss her greatly.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:56 PM
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28. Very sad, her family's in my thoughts. n/t
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM
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29. Peace to Elizabeth and her family...
...especially her three children. :hug:
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM
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30. profoundly sad...
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM
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31. So sorry to hear this.
:cry:
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM
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32. Oh, I'm so sorry to lose her. She seemed like sister or best friend to me.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:57 PM
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33. Rest in Peace
You were a great lady and leave a wonderful legacy.

My condolences to her family in this time of sorrow.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:58 PM
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34. Sincere sympathy.
*I'm sad*.
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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45. Rest In Peace
My Friend
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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35. ...
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kgnu_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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36. She was a DU lurker and I remember she posted a few on DU if I remember correctly...
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delightfulstar Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:17 PM
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108. She most certainly was, and most certainly did.
And as with everything she did, she did it with grace and class. This world (and the DU community) was a better place for her having been in it.
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jhrobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:23 PM
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292. Hear, Hear!!!!
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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37. I just saw this on the news.
A sad day, but at least she's out of pain now. RIP Elizabeth Edwards.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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38. Has this been confirmed by any other sources?
I don't see ANY other news reports about this. It's possible that all the other major news outlets are slow on the uptake, but it's unlikely. Can anyone confirm or debunk this report?
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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44. WWR tweeted...
...just minutes ago.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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39. Rest In Peace
<3
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 04:59 PM
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40. RIP Elizabeth Edwards. Goodbye! nt
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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41. Love and light, Mrs. Edwards.
I'm sure you'll do as much good on the other side as you did over here.
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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42. Peace to all her friends and family.
Those poor children.

:cry:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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43. What a loss. It's people like Elizabeth who make sanity out of an insane world.
This breaks my heart into pieces.

She was loved by millions who she never met.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth. You helped make the world better.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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46. Rest In Peace Elizabeth
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM by cal04
very sad day

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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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47. RIP
So sad.
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newscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:00 PM
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48. So sorry to hear this. RIP.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:01 PM
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49. RIP Elizabeth - you were a great lady
And my sympathies to your family - especially your children.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:02 PM
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50. Oh no
:(
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:02 PM
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51. Peace to your Soul - Peace to your Family
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:03 PM
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53. Rest in Peace Elizabeth.......
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:03 PM
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54. Oh how sad. Rest in Peace, dear lady.
:cry:
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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55. :(
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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56. it's kind of hard to believe
even though we knew she had cancer and it wasn't going to be cured and even from what we learned yesterday.

because in all of her appearances we saw she looked great. but the same thing was true with DAna Reeve . i remember thinking when she was on tv shortly before she died that she looked great and wouldn't leave anytime soon. but she died so soon after that.

it's one of those things where once you get sick and you can't improve it happens fast.

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Tess49 Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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57. Oh my. I wasn't prepared for this to happen so soon. God speed Elizabeth. n/t
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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58. I'm so sorry for all of our loss - she was a gift to the world
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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59. Damn this one hurts ....


sleep well my friend
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:04 PM
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61. So sad... :(
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:05 PM
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62. RIP Elizabeth.
This is a heartbreaking loss.


:cry:

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:05 PM
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63. Her life should have had a MUCH happier ending.
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 05:14 PM by rocktivity
RIP

:(
rocktivity
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:05 PM
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64. Godspeed Elizabeth, you'll be greatly missed. nt
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MsLeopard Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:05 PM
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65. RIP dear Elizabeth
What a loss for her family, and the nation. My condolences to her family.
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:05 PM
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66. Godspeed Elizabeth
You were a true champion for social justice and this world is a darker place without your light on it.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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No way...I feel so bad for the kids...
...RIP...
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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67. Tragic
:cry:
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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68. RIP
;(
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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69. RIP Elizabeth. Our prayers are with the Edwards' family. n/t
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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70. The lights have just dimmed.
n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:06 PM
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71. Gone too soon, way too soon...
Safe passage to her bright soul...

My deepest condolences to all who loved her...

:cry:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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72. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your life with us. RIP, you earned it. n/t
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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73. Sweet and peaceful journey, dearest Elizabeth.
This one hurts...a lot. Hard to put words to it. Many condolences to her family.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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74. A strong lady
So sad ~
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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I feel numb over this - may she rest in peace
what terrible news
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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75. RIP Elizabeth. We will miss you.
I remember when she came to Democratic Underground after the 2004 election and told us she had cancer. She was a nice person. My condolences goes out to her family.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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76. Rest in peace, Elizabeth...
We will all miss you. :cry:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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77. N&O: The self-proclaimed "anti-barbie" helped "change the way political wives were viewed."
...

Still, Elizabeth Edwards helped change the way political wives were viewed. She was the self-proclaimed "anti-Barbie" who was comfortable sitting in on campaign strategy meetings, chatting with Oprah on TV, or even going head-to-head with conservative columnist Ann Coulter.

She brought a similar self-possession to the media attacks that circulated around her in the wake of news about her husband's infidelity.

"I'm 5 feet 2, dark-haired and could hardly be further from the Barbie figure," Edwards once said. "I think of myself as a fairly serious person."

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/06/847131/cancer-claims-elizabeth-edwards.html#ixzz17SxI6b2u
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:13 PM
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201. Thanks for this thread - and this post. Elizabeth, rest in peace.
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 07:38 AM
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362. I loved it when she left coulter gabblin like a chicken
I don't know what to say . I admired Elizabeth very much.
I was and am pretty peeved about her husbands selfishness.
I won't rant on this thread.
My life has been touched by cancer so often and I have lost so many to it and to HIV that I cannot even count anymore.
I grieve for the loss of a great woman and wonderful person, she advocated for us at the bottom.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:07 PM
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78. I remember her posts on DU.
She was a ray of light in a dark time.

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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:01 PM
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185. RIP
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:08 PM
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79. Very sad. May she rest in peace and may her family ...
and especially her children ... bear their grief by remembering her passion in life.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:08 PM
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80. RIP Elizabeth
:cry:
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:08 PM
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81. from all reports, a very classy woman......
R.I.P.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:09 PM
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82. Oh... bless her soul
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J-Lo Biafra Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:09 PM
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83. You were a class act, Elizabeth.
:(
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:09 PM
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84. She will be remembered for her warmth and caring and her fighting spirit. May she rest in peace
and may her family find comfort in her life and her memories.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:10 PM
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85. Still shocking .... even though expected. Sad news ---
Terribly sorrowful time for the family - my sympathies --
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:10 PM
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86. She had ten times the class of her husband. Only the good die young. n/t
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:10 PM
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87. Rest quietly Elizabeth.



You earned it.

It's our great loss. We share it with her friends and loved ones.


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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM
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112. I can't express how sad I feel right now. I knew it was coming.. just
not this fast. RIP, Elizabeth. Now you're with your son and I know you're happy. It's us who are so very, very sad.:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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SocialistLez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:10 PM
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88. Oh wow! I was NOT expecting this. =[
R.I.P.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:11 PM
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89. Ah geez. I hope she was as comfortable as possible, surrounded by family and friends,
if that was her choice. Saw her letter earlier, she seemed so clear on what was important to her at this point. RIP.
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:54 PM
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333. a link to that letter?
please,

this came as quite an unexpected announcement.

we knew she had cancer, yet I didn't know it was so close.

we all have a limited time in this life, and how precious that time is.

hug someone you love today
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:11 PM
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90. What a loss.
She was a great woman and she will be missed. RIP, brave girl. :cry:
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delightfulstar Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:11 PM
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91. K&R, and Peace to a fantastic woman.
Thank you Elizabeth, for all you've done. We will continue your fight. Rest in peace, dear friend.

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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92. :-(
Safe journey Mrs. Edwards.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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93. Relax In Paradise
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM by politicasista
Peaceful Journey, Mrs. E. :cry: :grouphug:


Condolences, prayers are with the Edwards family.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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94. She was my favorite candidate in 2004, so smart and she really cared
She made the town hall meetings that she attended wonderful.
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Applepie Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:29 PM
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143. I agree
I remember hearing her speak during the last days of the campaign and thinking she should be Kerry's running mate, and then I thought she should be running her self. She was sincere. What a lady.
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Doc Martin Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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95. Rest in peace
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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96. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Losing a loved one to cancer is a horrific event. :(
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:12 PM
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97. Her poor children
I can't fathom how difficult this must be to a 12 and a 10 year old. I was really hoping she could make it past Christmas.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:17 PM
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290. I lost my mother when I was eight
so I feel especially sad for her children. They will carry this loss for the rest of their lives. May it gentle with time.
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:55 AM
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372. That's the kind of pain
I can't imagine or wish to be able to imagine.

I'm sorry for the loss of your mother.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 07:01 PM
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383. Thanks
It will have been 40 years next summer since she died. I went through lots of therapy to finish my grieving for her. I do feel sorry for those kids.
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:13 PM
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98. Condolences to the Edwards family
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:13 PM
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99. So sorry to hear this.
We knew this day would come, but DAMN. Still sure feels bad. Prayers for her kids and loved ones.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:13 PM
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100. Those poor kids. I feel so bad for them.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:13 PM
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101. Very, very sad news
Bless her heart.

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:14 PM
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102. ...
:cry:
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:14 PM
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103. I am saddened...what a beautiful person.....godspeed Elizabeth...n/t
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:16 PM
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104. Very sad.
:cry:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:16 PM
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105. Peace to her and those that loved her n/t
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:16 PM
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106. God bless her--a good person. RIP.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:17 PM
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107. Wow.
Just heard this on the news and it's still so hard to believe. What a beautiful and courageous lady. We are made less by her passing. Godspeed, Elizabeth. ;( :patriot:
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Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:17 PM
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109. RIP Elizabeth
You did good with your life...a job well done.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:17 PM
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110. So brave...
My admiration for the grace with which she led her life through adversity knows no bounds.

Peace...
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM
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111. No words
Only silence and many tears :cry:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM
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113. The world is a sadder place.
May she finally find peace.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM
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114. Rest easy EE.
You lived your life with grace and dignity under some of the most trying of circumstances. Not many of us could have or would have done so. It was a testament to your strength and value system. I hope your passage was easy and quiet and that your eternity is loving.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:18 PM
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115. Rest in Peace, Elizabeth
You were a great and courageous lady, and we will miss you.

:cry:
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:19 PM
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116. Great, great person
Love her toughness, optimism, and ferocious heart. Elizabeth Edwards will always be an inspiration to me.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:19 PM
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117. What a sad day, RIP Elizabeth :O(
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:19 PM
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118. Peace to ER and her family
Wishing them love and understanding in the coming days.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:20 PM
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119. RIP
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beforeyoureyes Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:20 PM
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120. RIP Elizabeth...all my positive energy and thoughts to the Edwards family

Very sad.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:20 PM
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121. Rest in peace, dear Elizabeth. n/t
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:20 PM
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122. Oh God no!
:cry:
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:20 PM
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123. What a courageous person. At least we can take solace in the fact that she is no longer suffering.
RIP Elizabeth :cry:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:21 PM
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124. What an amazing lady
:cry:
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neobeetle Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:21 PM
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125. Just heard it on Randi Rhodes now
This is sad
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:21 PM
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126. Rest in Peace
:cry:
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:21 PM
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127. Rest in peace.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:22 PM
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128. I'm so sorry. What will happen now to the children?
Will they live with their father, or some other relative? Such a tragedy on many levels.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:22 PM
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129. RIP - she was spectacular K&R
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StarryNite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:22 PM
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130. RIP Elizabeth
:cry:
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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:22 PM
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131. RIP
:grouphug:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:23 PM
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132. RIP lady.
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:23 PM
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133. Rest in Peace Elizabeth
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Hayabusa Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:23 PM
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134. RIP Elizabeth
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:23 PM
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I'm sorry that the last years of her life were so unhappy
I thought she had more time. How sad.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:23 PM
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135. Rest in peace, Elizabeth. Godspeed.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:24 PM
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136. M.G.H.M.O.H.S.
She had great dignity. She deserved much better.

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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:24 PM
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137. At peace.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:25 PM
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138. No words...
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:27 PM
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140. Rest in peace, and thoughts with the Edwards family...
That's about all I can write at this point, still letting it sink in. She was a great woman.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:28 PM
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141. Rest in peace dear Elizabeth.
You touched my heart and soul.
:cry:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:29 PM
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142. Damn... :-(
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:30 PM
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144. So sorry to hear this. Yes, You Elizabeth are a classy lady. eom
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:30 PM
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145. "In the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world
the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that, I am grateful."


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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:30 PM
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146. She is at peace
I will miss her words of wisdom. Cancer sucks
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:31 PM
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147. Rest in Peace, Elizabeth
what a dark day this has been.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:31 PM
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148. God Bless..
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:31 PM
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149. Very sad news. RIP Elizabeth. n/t
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:33 PM
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150. Her suffering is over... rip :(
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:33 PM
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151. the good die young n/t
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:59 PM
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181. Ditto That Times A Thousand
:^(
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:34 PM
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152. RIP.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:35 PM
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153. RIP Elizabeth.
A great lady gone way too soon.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:35 PM
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154. Damn
just damn.

:cry:
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lenegal Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:35 PM
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155. RIP sweet lady. No more pain.
I am so sad her children, especially the younger ones, will grow up without their mother. Godspeed Elizabeth.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:36 PM
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156. Elizabeth Edwards Dead at 61
Source: Huffington Post

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, has died, according to WRAL. She was 61.

The AP reports:

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/elizabeth-edwards-dead_n_793416.html
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:36 PM
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157. :(
:cry:
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:37 PM
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158. One of the few good ones. Peace to her children. NT
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM
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159. RIP
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM
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160. Rest peacefully, Elizabeth.
:cry:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM
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161. RIP
And a pox on those many DUers who attacked HER for how she handled her husband's philandering.
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FedUp_Queer Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM
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162. I didn't know her, but this really felt like a kick in the gut.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:38 PM
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163. RIP
:cry:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:39 PM
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164. so sad. she certainly made a mark on this world--in a good & positive way. n/t
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:39 PM
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165. One sweetheart of a lady.
Rest easy now, Elizabeth.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:43 PM
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166. My eyes are welling up. RIP Elizabeth.
I pray for your family.

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:46 PM
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167. Rest in peace. :(
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2QT2BSTR8 Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:47 PM
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168. Rest In Peace Elizabeth
So very sad. :cry::cry::cry:
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:48 PM
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169. RIP elizabeth. even in spirit you are loved by many.
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:49 PM
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170. Rest in peace, dear lady.
You were one of a kind, and will be missed. :cry:
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:49 PM
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171. RIP
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:50 PM
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172. It's hitting me hard .. Crying here
Rest in Peace DUer Elizabeth Edwards
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:50 PM
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173. Beautiful soul. So sorry for the hurt you endured.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:52 PM
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174. Very sad news.
RIP, Elizabeth. You were always one of the good ones.
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cate94 Donating Member (573 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:53 PM
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175. RIP
I am so sad to hear this. My sympathy to all her family and friends. Safe passage.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:53 PM
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176. Au Revoir Elizabeth
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:54 PM
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177. RIP Elizabeth
:cry:
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vanbean Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:54 PM
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178. She was a great Democrat. They don't come any better.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:54 PM
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179. Sleep well, Elixabeth.
David and Arlene
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:58 PM
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180. ...
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 05:59 PM
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182. On no!
Bless her heart. Rest in peace Elizabeth.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:00 PM
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183. Oh, no...was hoping she'd hang on
at least until after the holidays. How terrible for her family.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth. :cry:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:01 PM
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184. Rest in peace.
:cry:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:03 PM
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186. She was quite a woman. I admired her greatly and now I mourn her.
In response to another thread, I'll give some kind thoughts to her entire family, including her husband.
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N_E_1 for Tennis Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:05 PM
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187. Rest well
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:05 PM
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188. It feels like losing a friend.
R.I.P. to a great lady :cry:
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:06 PM
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189. A crushing loss for all. Cross gently Elizabeth and rejoice in your reunion with Wade...
:cry::cry::cry:
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politicalmajority Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:07 PM
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R.I.P. Elizabeth Edwards
Thank you for all your public services. You will be dearly missed for a very long time.
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:07 PM
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190. Fair Winds and Following Seas Elizabeth. May your family find strength in each
other and in their love for you. This is sad news.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:07 PM
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191. Godspeed, Elizabeth
Damn, this one hurts. :(
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:08 PM
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192. Rest in peace, Elizabeth Edwards
Condolences to the whole Edwards family. :hug:
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:09 PM
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193. Take Elizabeth and cut her out into little stars
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 06:09 PM by avaistheone1
And she will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garrish sun.

-borrowed from Shakespeare









C/o Edwards' Facebook page, circa September 2010.





Elizabeth's Favorite Books

Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
Bird by Bird
Anne Lamott
Portrait of a Lady
Henry James


Elizabeth Enjoyed Listening To

"I Will"
Ben Taylor
"You Better Go Now"
Jeri Southern
"Coffee in a Cardboard Cup"
Mandy Patinkin




RIP Elizabeth Edwards you will not be forgotten.

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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:09 PM
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194. This was her post I saved it- I find it inspiring
Since I cannot start a thread (which I think is a good rule by the way), I have to hijack one -- at least briefly. I do want this thread to continue on, though, because the topic is so important. (Moderators can feel free to move this, of course.)

But I also had something I wanted to say to all of you. You know that I read DU and have for quite some time, long before any of you knew my name. I really appreciate the support you have given me on this latest hurdle and before. It means a lot to me and to John.

Now that I have more time, I will post some, too. But today I want to share something inspiring, part of a letter from Thomas Jefferson. This is from the new Bernstein biography of Jefferson. Jefferson sent the letter in 1798 after the passage of the Sedition Act:

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:09 PM
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195. A good person. Peace and
compassion to her family.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:10 PM
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RIP Ms. Edwards
In happier times:

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kdmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:10 PM
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196. That is really sad. Rest in Peace. n/t
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:11 PM
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197. RIP.
Godspeed, Elizabeth.
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:11 PM
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198. YOU ARE WITH WADE NOW ELIZABETH
PLEASE KEEP THOSE OF US WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND IN YOUR PRAYERS, YOU WILL BE IN OURS.

PEACE

LEE
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maxpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:12 PM
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199. R.I.P.
Max
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:12 PM
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200. Go with grace Elizabeth. RIP
Best wishes to her family...
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM
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202. I am reminded of the Beautiful Clapton song...
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM by rasputin1952
"Tears in Heaven"

Beyond the door,
There's peace I'm sure,
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven.


But there are still tears here on earth for the loss of a wonderfully intelligent, compassionate woman that was an inspiration for me and so many others...
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VermeerLives Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:56 PM
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239. Very beautiful
Thanks for posting those lyrics; they are so true.
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:27 PM
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327. You're bringing tears to my eyes...
...I'm so sad. Cancer is such a horrible disease. She fought it so bravely--despite the living hell she was going through in her personal life--with courage and grace.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:36 PM
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339. truly... a very special person. thanks for the reminder of the lyric.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM
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203. Wonderful woman ... Deserved a better husband.

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Crystal Clarity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM
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204. Very Sad
She will be greatly missed. :-(

RIP Elizabeth
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM
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205. A wonderful person and role model for all, she will be missed
prayers and condolences to the family and her children.


SHE would have made a good president.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:15 PM
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206. My heart is breaking, I truly admired her.
:cry: Wishing her family peace and a safe journey for Elizabeth.
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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:17 PM
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207. Rest In Peace, Sweet, Inspiring Woman
I haven't been to DU in months, but this brought me back. It's good to see that so many others were moved by this courageous woman's message.

Thank you, sweet, kind, inspiring Elizabeth Edwards.
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:19 PM
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208. She was such a wonderful person, I'll miss her...
Rest in peaceful slumber, Elizabeth.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:19 PM
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209. Rest in Peace
Dear, Elizabeth.
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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:20 PM
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210. Safe Journey
Lady Edwards, Get some REST!!!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:20 PM
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211. Saddened to hear this.....nt
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:21 PM
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212. Rest In Peace, Elizabeth.
My cats and I wish your spirit well on its journey into eternity. :cry:
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:21 PM
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213. Crying shame, too soon...
RIP.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:24 PM
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215. I didn't know it would be so soon......Such a lovely woman...I'm so sorry.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:25 PM
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217. ...
:(


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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:25 PM
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218. So sad .... a tremendous loss
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:25 PM
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219. RIP Elizabeth Edwards
Your voice of reason helped to keep me sane many days. I will always remember when you stopped by DU-- we were all so excited. You will definitely be missed. My condolences to all those who truly loved you.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:26 PM
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220. .
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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:26 PM
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221. She was a person much to be admired.
May she rest in peace.
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seafoamrider Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:27 PM
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222. RIP, Dear Lady
God bless her. Elizabeth was a friend of DU. I remember her lovely posts. Too young. May she rest in God's loving arms. Condolences to her family. Sad day.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:28 PM
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223. Safe passage, Elizabeth.
Many blessings to your loved ones left to mourn.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:30 PM
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224. Goodnight, Brave Soul. RIP Elizabeth.
:cry:
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colsohlibgal Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:30 PM
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225. She Made Her Mark, RIP Elizabeth
What a great, wise woman in so many ways, life just isn't fair sometimes. She will be missed.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:32 PM
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226. OMG, that is so sad.
I read her message yesterday and today she's gone. I remember when she used to post here. She was a lovely lady. Fucking cancer.
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progressivejazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:34 PM
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227. I loved her
and she made it easy for me to love her.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:41 PM
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228. she's with Wade now...
... in her belief system and in mine, anyway. That must bring her endless joy. And her suffering is over.

:cry:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:43 PM
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229. R.I.P. Elizebeth Edwards
Peace and condolences to her family.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:46 PM
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230. Safe passage, Elizabeth n/t
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:47 PM
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231. Rest In Peace, Elizabeth
The world was a better place for having you in it. May Heaven welcome you with open arms.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:48 PM
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232. I hope she has peace and happiness now.
she will be missed.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:48 PM
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233. So damn sad......nt.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:48 PM
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234. Kerry statement on Elizabeth
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 06:50 PM by karynnj

This is very sad news, and the fact that it isnt a surprise makes it no easier to hear. Elizabeth Edwards was an incredibly loving, giving, and devoted mother, and Teresa and our entire family are grateful for the time we shared getting to know her in 2004. We have many wonderful memories of those days traveling the country and seeing firsthand Elizabeths great affection for Cate, Jack, and Emma Claire. Today all those moments are rushing back.

The same day our campaign ended at Faneuil Hall, we saw Elizabeth head off to Mass General to confront this terrible disease. America came to know her in a different and even more personal way, as she fought back with enormous grace and dignity. She became an inspiration to so many. Teresa and I, along with our family, send our prayers and deepest sympathies to Elizabeths family and the children she loved so much.

http://news.bostonherald.com/blogs/news/city_desk_wired/?p=2789&srvc=home&position=recent

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VermeerLives Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:52 PM
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236. Very sad
I did not expect this so quickly, even after yesterday's (?) announcement. I was just listening to some beautiful Christmas music when I read this; my eyes are filled with tears and my heart goes out to her family, especially her children. Elizabeth Edwards was so courageous in her fight against breast cancer, and she fought with dignity.

Thanks to all of you who posted the photographs of Elizabeth here; the one with her two youngest children is so precious.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:54 PM
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237. Shedding tears for Elizabeth today
Such a great loss. Condolences to her children.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:54 PM
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238. Godspeed, Elizabeth
Peace and comfort to her family.










What a crappy day all the way around. :(
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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:57 PM
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240. Sad, sad day...
The world lost a great human being.

Farewell, Elizabeth
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:59 PM
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241. Very sad...
she deserved better...
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:02 PM
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242. RIP
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:03 PM
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243. RIP :( :( :( :(
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cyr330 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:06 PM
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244. Awful News
I didn't expect it to happen so fast. . . Didn't we just get news yesterday that she had stopped treatment? This is really sad. I feel bad mostly for her kids, and NOT for her philandering hubbie.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:06 PM
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245. Devestating. RIP Elizabeth, you were a wonderful person and we were lucky to have you.
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:07 PM
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246. Goodbye Sweet Elizabeth
I will certainly miss your tenacity and your gentle spirit. My heart goes out to your family and friends.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:07 PM
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247. Elizabeth, you may be gone, but your inspiration lives on.
Rest in peace, beautiful warrior.
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benfranklin1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:08 PM
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248. What a terribe tragic horrible shame.
I am so very sorry for her suffering and that of those that loved her. Her work and legacy will not be forgotten and will be continued.
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:12 PM
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249. RIP Elizabeth

:cry:
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:12 PM
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250. Very sad. RIP
n/t
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:12 PM
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251. I am so sorry.
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Veracious Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:12 PM
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252. I love you Elizabeth
What a wonderful person you are.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:13 PM
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253. Lovely Woman...She had the "STUFF" to be President on Her Own..! Wings of Love
will allow her to FLY! WINGS OF LOVE!
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Mike Nelson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:13 PM
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254. Have a beautiful journey, Elizabeth...
We will always remember you.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:16 PM
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255. Very Sad, she was a sweet lady.
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:17 PM
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256. Damn . . .
RIP Elizabeth.

I think I'll go get drunk now.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:17 PM
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257. RIP Elizabeth Edwards
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:19 PM
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258. In dedication: Mark Knopfler's "Golden Heart"
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:21 PM
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259. RIP, a brave, beautiful woman. n/t
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Duval Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:21 PM
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260. A great lady/a "real" person. RIP :(
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:27 PM
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261. RIP
She was a wonderful person.

:(
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:27 PM
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262. oh
so fast :-(
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:28 PM
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263. Wow! I did not expect her passing so soon.
How very sad.

R.I.P.

Perhaps, with a little more hope and a lot more hard work, her passing may help bring about real health care reform.

I can think of no more fitting tribute to her memory.
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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:29 PM
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264. The good ones are always taken too early
Peace Elizabeth. You now have Peace and no pain.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:31 PM
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265. Her gallantry continues to inspire. RIP.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:33 PM
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266. We were so fortunate to have a health care champion like Elizabeth Edwards....
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:34 PM
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267. Peace be with you, Elizabeth.
:cry:
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:35 PM
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268. Rest in Peace, sweet Elizabeth
I will remember you always as a great human being with a loving heart.

You will be missed by many....
:cry:
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:36 PM
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269. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
I will always remember Elizabeth for her very public support of equal marriage for gay people in 2007.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:37 PM
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270. RIP great and noble lady. Sad day for all.
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Shrader Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:38 PM
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271. R.I.P.
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Ferretherder Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:39 PM
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272. RIP, Ms. Edwards.
I wish that she had not had to endure her husbands infidelity so soon before her death. I hope she died at peace.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:39 PM
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273. It's true . . . the good do die young. :~ (
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:41 PM
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274. So sad. So terribly sad for her young children. RIP Elizabeth.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:43 PM
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275. RIP Elizabeth.
You were truly a great lady.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:47 PM
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276. Terrible loss
and way too soon. RIP.
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sirthomas66 Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:48 PM
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277. RIP, Elizabeth...Good journey to you...
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:53 PM
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278. Goddess bless her and the family.
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:54 PM
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279. Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
We need more like you.
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veness Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:58 PM
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280. Elizabeth lives on in our hearts. Peace to all who are saddened by her passing. n/t
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:01 PM
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281. RIP Mrs Edwards - and CURSE YOU JOHN FOR BETRAYING HER!
I think that if no one else is doing so I might as well break the silence.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:43 PM
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:34 AM
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350. There is nothing more difficult to overcome than the loss of a child -- nothing.
Losing a child is often too much for a marriage. There is just no way to deal with that loss without change. Every time you look at your partner, you are reminded of the pain.

Don't be so quick to blame.

In my experience (and I have a fair amount), unless one or the other partner is mentally ill or addicted to something (usually alcohol or some drug), the blame (if you want to see it that way) should be shared by both sides. Sometimes extramarital sex is an addiction. Sometimes it is simply a way to leave a bad relationship.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:03 PM
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282. I am so sad...
I was hoping for many more years for her. :(
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:03 PM
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283. Rest in Peace. My condolences to her family.
She will be greatly missed.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:05 PM
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284. The light's a little dimmer in the world
An amazing lady is gone.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:05 PM
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285. My heart goes out to her family.
She was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:08 PM
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286. Godspeed good woman..........
O8)
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:10 PM
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287. no words...
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:12 PM
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288. I'm so sorry for the loss of her
Not only as a shining spot in a political landscape but as a mother to her children. They will really miss her.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:24 PM
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293. So strong, so brave, so young, so very, very sad
I really think I would have liked her a lot if we'd ever met. As it is, I admire and respected her.

I'm glad there is no more pain Elizabeth, but I'm so sorry you have left us.

:cry:
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Kucinich Feingold Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:31 PM
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294. R.I.P Elizabeth
This is tough for me , since this makes me think about my mom friends lately, that have been diagnosed with cancer. But I hope for best wishes to the Edwards family and happy holidays.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:31 PM
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295. She was too good for him.
She faced her burdens with an amazing amount of grace.

My condolences to her family and friends.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:31 PM
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296. Rest In Peace Ms. Edwards. You deserve so much more.
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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:35 PM
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297. Very sad day
she handled a very difficult situation with class and grace. How many people could do that? I think it's a short list. Safe passage
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:36 PM
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298. Stopping in to pay my respects to a brilliant, courageous woman, who happened to be a DU-er.
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 09:27 PM by mzmolly
RIP Elizabeth.
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dulurkernomore Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:38 PM
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299. R.I.P. Elizabeth
I have lurked here for several years. I remember the depression I felt after Kerry/Edwards lost in 2004. I always admired Elizabeth Edwards for not being the usual dumb trophy wife that many politicians seem to be attracted to. She was smart, witty, well versed on the issues and someone that I felt like if I met that I could relate to. She struck me as both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Time is all of our enemy and if I can keep her last words in the forefront of my mind perhaps I can make each day count like she did. Godspeed my "she-ro". Go gently into that dark night and find that peace that you so richly deserve.
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nannah Donating Member (690 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:40 PM
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300. sad. she was quite a woman....how sad for her children.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:40 PM
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301. A Very Sad Day. :-(
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:42 PM
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302. This one's for you, Elizabeth
Robert Herrick's 'To Daffodils'

Fair daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain'd his noon.
Stay, stay
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the evensong;
And, having pray'd together, we
Will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
As you, or anything.
We die
As your hours do, and dry
Away
Like to the summer's rain;
Or as the pearls of morning's dew,
Ne'er to be found again.



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KC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:42 PM
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303. RIP Elizabeth
You will be missed.

KC
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:43 PM
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304. Statement by the President on the Passing of Elizabeth Edwards
Statement by the President on the Passing of Elizabeth Edwards

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Elizabeth Edwards. This afternoon I spoke to Cate Edwards and John Edwards, and offered our familys condolences. I came to know and admire Elizabeth over the course of the presidential campaign. She was a tenacious advocate for fixing our health care system and fighting poverty, and our country has benefited from the voice she gave to the cause of building a society that lifts up all those left behind.

In her life, Elizabeth Edwards knew tragedy and pain. Many others would have turned inward; many others in the face of such adversity would have given up. But through all that she endured, Elizabeth revealed a kind of fortitude and grace that will long remain a source of inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/07/statement-president-passing-elizabeth-edwards
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:47 PM
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306.  I am so saddened by this news. My own mother died young of this terrible disease and it seems littl...
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 08:48 PM by saracat
progress as been made since then. I am sad that the children and the family will now forever have their holiday season overcast with the missing of Elizabeth. My own mother dies at the holiday season and it leaves an emptiness that is never overcome. Rest in peace, dear Elizabeth. You were an inspiration and a very special person.We will not see your like again. Peace to John and the family.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:48 PM
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307. My father passed away a year ago today too! I was just thinking about that before I saw this post..
RIP Ms. Edwards! It's a better way to remember that day than thinking that they died on Pearl Harbor day...

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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:51 PM
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308. a very very sad day
My sympathies go out to her children. R.I.P. to a wonderful woman.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:54 PM
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309. Godspeed sweet woman. You are a model of strength to us all
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:54 PM
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310. A Great Woman.
We will miss you.
Rest in peace.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:10 PM
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311. This is a very sad day
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webDude Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:12 PM
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312. RIP, dear Mrs. Edwards.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:15 PM
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313. May you have peace now.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:16 PM
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314. RIP Mrs. Edwards
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:21 PM
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315. Heartbreaking.
I'm sitting alone in the airport in tears. This is the saddest news all year.

Rest in peace good lady.




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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:22 PM
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316. A very classy lady

I remember her campaigning in 2004. I thought I'd rather vote for her.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:40 PM
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317. RIP, dear one. nt
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:47 PM
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318. So very sad. She was a woman of true class.
Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
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joe1991 Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:54 PM
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319. A wonderful, tough, southern belle
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timefortherevolution Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:56 PM
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320. I wish there were a whole lot more dems like her.
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GreenEyedLefty Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:58 PM
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321. I admired her so much. Safe journey, Elizabeth.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:00 PM
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322. What a GREAT and CLASSY Lady!
I am extremely sad, but I know she is with Wade - that makes the loss barely bearable. RIP GREAT LADY!
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:00 PM
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323. prayers to the sky for you, Elizabeth
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:07 PM
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324. The planet just got a little dimmer...Journey on good soul.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:18 PM
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325. Very sad news.
I was hoping that she would at least have the holidays to spend with her children. She lived a meaningful life and handled her illness with dignity.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth.

:-(
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:23 PM
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326. Oh God, How sad....
...damn cancer! When the hell are we ever going to find a cure for it (oh I forgot...there's no money to fund cancer research--tax cuts for millionaires is more important).

Seriously though, to the entire Edwards' family....I'm so, SO sorry. Elizabeth was a great woman who represented the very best America has to offer. :cry:
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:36 PM
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328. RIP
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:41 PM
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329. A life well lived. At long last peace for you Elizabeth.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:42 PM
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330. A woman with such amazing grace,,,,
Rest now... be at peace.
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:43 PM
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331. Peace to you, baby girl. You did good. See you in the spirit form one of these days.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:50 PM
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332. I just saw this now. For some reason, this actually hit me really hard.
I wish she had more happiness at the end. Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:56 PM
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334. Peace in passing, dear lady
Your labors are done, sweet be your sleep.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:59 PM
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335. Goodbye to an honored DUer
and a very classy lady. You had the best and worst of it.
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vanlassie Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:17 PM
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336. Rest In Peace Elizabeth
Magnificent lady.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:33 PM
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337. been mourning since I heard this. What a wonderful soul. She will be missed.
God bless the Edwards family, and Elizabeth, if you're able to hear all the good things said about you, in heaven, may you know I appreciated your tireless work on behalf of the downtrodden, and support for equality for ALL of God's children, and doing so with eloquence and a command of the issues that was compassionate and authoritatively convincing! Your time here was well spent!

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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:35 PM
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338. I just heard this.
I have no words...
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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:38 PM
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340. Bless her heart and safe passage
Peace to her family and friends.

She leaves a strong and lasting legacy. RIP.
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:45 PM
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341. A very classy person. She will be missed.
My thoughts are with her family.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:07 AM
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342. May she rest in peace. nt
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:36 AM
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343. this is so incredible sad...
her kids are my kids ages...:eyes:

She was an awesome person.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:53 AM
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344. my condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.
:(
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Tripod Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:01 AM
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345. Have a blessed journey. n/t
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:06 AM
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346. May she rest in peace.
And be united with her son, Wade. My thoughts go to her other children, her husband, and the rest of her family and friends.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:21 AM
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347. She fought the good fight. She won.
May she have eternal rest and joy.
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k8conant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:26 AM
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348. First I cried and then I cried again...
You, Elizabeth, were a woman of great love and great class and like me of 1949 vintage. I always wanted to meet you, but I never did.

May you rest in peace and rise in glory.

May God comfort all those who mourn you.

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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:28 AM
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349. R.I.P. :(
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movingviolation Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:50 AM
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351. Sad, sad day.
I wasn't expecting this so soon. Rest in peace sweet lady, my prayers are with your family, especially your children. Cancer killed my mom too almost 20 yrs ago (breast cancer) and her brother, my uncle just a couple months ago (pancreatic cancer).
I hate cancer.
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mackerel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 02:42 AM
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352. Bless her soul. Peace be to her children.
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 02:59 AM
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353. RIP
Edited on Wed Dec-08-10 03:00 AM by girl_interrupted
God bless her and her family, it's so sad.
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unc70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:23 AM
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364. "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great"
This quote from the Official Toast of the State of NC, along with the State Motto which translates to "To be, rather than to seem", certainly apply to Elizabeth Edwards. While she was born and raised elsewhere and first came to NC as a student at UNC after her father became commander of the Naval ROTC here, she and her entire family put down deep roots in NC and a strong commitment to The University and its mission of service to all the people of NC, and to those throughout the world.

When we were undergrads, Chancellor Sitterson welcomed new students to The University, telling them how based upon their academic achievements, their intelligence, and other talents they had been selected to receive a precious gift, to come to this special place as students of this University. Their education here would prepare them for their chosen profession, but more importantly, it would prepare them to be good citizens, leaders in their communities and professions, whether in education, government, law, military service, business, science, health care, the arts, or anywhere else and above all as an informed citizen and voter.

This required the free expression of competing ideas, closely examined and tested, standing or falling based on its merits, not on the whims of the powerful, on tradition, on prejudice, on expediency, on popularity.

This gift, this University, is made by those for over 200 years who have lead, supported, taught, and funded it, and by all the people of NC through their taxes. This gift to you as a student carries with it an obligation going forward to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of NC -- especially those too young or too old, too weak or too poor, or others unable to have their voices heard -- ALL of them including those who attack us and The University daily on television, in the press, or in person.

Elizabeth Edwards certainly made a difference. But like with another slightly older student I knew back then, Paul Wellstone, I have been brought to tears knowing how sorely we will miss her.


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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 04:59 AM
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354. If the world had the grace and courage of this woman.
'Tis a sad passing.

:(
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:08 AM
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355. So very upsetting and sad for everyone who knew AND did not know her
she is proof that sometimes, hope and will can keep you alive against all odds. Take that away and you slip away.
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bobmorr1 Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:08 AM
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356. RIP
You are with Wade now. Safe passage.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:17 AM
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357. 61.
Goddess, that's young. Sending White Light to her family and hope John gets everything he deserves with his new "soul mate."
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 06:29 AM
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358. Rest in peace, dear lady
I just hope that the press doesn't drag up her husband's idiocy during this trying time... it needs to be laid to rest and never brought up again. Let the woman rest, for God's sake. Allow her children to grieve the loss of a fine and good mother without the press bringing up that man's fukkery in the process.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 07:17 AM
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359. God Bless Her, she was a wonderful person. n/t
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 07:24 AM
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360. I think the wrong one was running. I had a lot of gusto for Mr Edwards
I had more for Elizabeth.
Rest In Peace dear lady.

I have lost both grandmothers to cancer and have survived 4 rounds myself. Personally I think it has to do with the pollution the corpses belch, since both of my grandmothers and numerous other members of my family have had strange cancers and all lived in an area where there were coal mining, coal powered paper, tire and chemical plants along the Potomac's North branch pre EPA there was no life in the river and the smell .
We are poisoning our entire world for a few to make vast fortunes while we die from the pollution.
Now I don't know if EEs cancer was genetic or environmental.
Either way she will be missed.
I live near enough to Carreboro and Chapel Hill that I should have gone to her shop to say hello and tell her how much I admired her, but I never 'had the time' as I was usually in CH for Dr apts for my hiv.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 07:34 AM
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361. RIP
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VeryConfused Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:13 AM
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363. RIP Liz
You were a brave woman and an inspiration to us all
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:37 AM
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365. Just read the news a moment ago. RIP. n/t
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:40 AM
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366. R.I.P.
So sad...for.I really feel Elizabeth & John's two young children...very sad indeed...
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:56 AM
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367. I'm crying. But in a way, I'm glad she went quickly after being home
and with family.

Her suffering is over. For that we can be thankful. I hurt deeply for her children, though.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:17 AM
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368. RIP
Sad.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:34 AM
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369. RIP
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:36 AM
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370. farewell lovely lady
:cry:
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mcollins Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:51 AM
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371. May she find comfort in the next life. nt
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 10:03 AM
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373. omg so fast...
thoughts go out to the family.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 10:55 AM
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374. Joyous passage, Elizabeth. n/t
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 11:21 AM
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375. So soon
RIP ELIZABETH
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 01:36 PM
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376. Be seeing you in the next dimension
Peace
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 02:43 PM
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377. A classy lady.
I suspect that she was a far better woman than her sleazeball husband deserved.

:cry:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 02:45 PM
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378. RIP, Elizabeth
She was a good person, and I send out my condolences to her family. This is very sad.
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Permanut Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 04:32 PM
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379. Truly a role model
for strength, courage, compassion and old fashioned dignity. The world is a better place for having had her here.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 04:40 PM
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380. R.I.P.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:19 PM
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381. I'm glad Skank-Ass John Edwards was at her bedside, so she could go in peace (and forgiveness?)
I hope she was able to forgive him, so she could cross over without bitterness weighing on her soul.

But John is still a skank-ass.

I pray he's a good father to those kids, because Elizabeth's death is going to leave a huge hole in their lives.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 06:44 PM
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382. She was a great woman
I don't post here much anymore but I remember the wonderful post she made in 2004 when Kerry lost. She was a such a great person and a wonderful member of DU.

Godspeed, Elizabeth
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