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democrat in Tallahassee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:43 AM
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One of our DU friends has died.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 09:28 AM by Skinner
You all may remember Robin Nixon (playahata1) Robin found out last year that she had cancer and posted about it here on DU. I corresponded with Robin because her PhD was from FSU (where I am a student) and she was having a terrible time finding a teaching position. The last time I heard from her she had been to an interview at Florida A& M here in Tallahassee and was very hopeful both about the job and her health. She had just finished her 6th round of chemo. I hadn't heard from her in a while and assumed that she had gotten a job elsewhere or was just busy.

Last night a mutual friend told me that Robin had died last November. She was 37. I looked up the obituary and she was listed as a Professor of English at Florida A&M so she finally did get the teaching job she so well deserved.

Robin always signed off on her e-mails with one word "Peace."

So, Peace, Robin.

I just thought you all might want to know; I feel terrible that I didn't know sooner.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:45 AM
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1. That is a shame
Go in Peace Robin
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:40 PM
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112. Here is a link to Robin's obituary from the Tallahassee Democrat
http://www.legacy.com/tallahassee/LegacySubPage2.asp?Pa...

I usually don't like to jump in with a late post early in a thread, but in this case it looked appropriate. I remember her posts and her creative user name. Robin died the day after election day, November 3, 2004. She had indeed attained a position at FAMU, teaching the creative writing and fiction workshop. Peace.

Robin Nixon

Robin Nixon, Ph.D. Robin "Buffy" Nixon, Ph.D., 37, a professor of English at Florida A&M University, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Jacksonville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 918 Ionia St., in Jacksonville, with the Rev. Anthony L. Willis Sr. officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EST today at Holmes Glover Solomon Funeral Directors in Jacksonville (904-768-5215). She was a 1985 graduate of Paxon High School, received a bachelor's degree in 1989 from Jacksonville University and a master's degree in 1997 and a doctorate in 2002, both from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She attended Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee and taught the creative writing and fiction workshop course at FAMU.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:47 AM
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2. My condolences on the loss of your Friend.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:47 AM
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3. Oh gosh. I remember her.
That's so sad. Thanks for posting this.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:50 AM
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4. I a so sorry to hear that....
...I hope she's at peace. 37--so young. I really hate it when people go way too soon.
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:52 AM
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5. Peace, Robin
I remember her. To playhata1 :toast:
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:22 AM
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44. Sorry playahata1!
Compelled to correct spelling, but too late to edit!

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:54 AM
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6. thank you for posting this
peace, Robin.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:55 AM
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7. Thank you for letting us know about Robin.
It's a great loss to all of us.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:56 AM
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8. A lot of DUers seem to be passing of late
Terribly sad news. Condolences.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:13 PM
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84. I was cleaning up a pile of papers in my apartment
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 02:14 PM by Skittles
and puzzled for a while over a money order receipt - then I remembered to whom I had sent it to - Khephra's mom. *sniff*
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:00 AM
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9. I'm sorry to hear that.
Peace.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:08 AM
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10. We've lost many voices
I knew she was having a rough time, but not how rough. I wish we had known this sooner, go in peace.
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:20 AM
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11. May God rest her soul.
"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in the old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal-temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Ulyssess, Tennyson

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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:23 AM
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12. Yes I remember playhata1 -- I'm sorry to hear she is gone.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:24 AM
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13. I'm sorry we didn't know sooner
I hope she had family and friends to properly mourn in real life.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:30 AM
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14. I remember "playhata1" and so sorry to hear this.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:39 AM
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16. Rest in peace Robin
DU is diminishd by your absence
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Thtwudbeme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:45 AM
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18. Truly it is
Everyday I wonder where another DUer has gone--

Playahata1 is in good company now with OlaftheWhite, Jeff and Kheph.

Stephanie
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:36 AM
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15. I'm so sorry to hear this
I remember her posts here on DU.

Rest in Peace, Robin.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:39 AM
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17. RIP playahata1
Such terrible news. I'm so sorry.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:45 AM
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19. I also remember her.
Rest peacefully Robin.

Thank you for letting us know.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:46 AM
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20. Peace, Robin.
Such sad news.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:49 AM
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21. Thank you for letting us know
Sorry to hear this news.

RIP, Robin. :(
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:49 AM
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22. Very sad
Please pass along my condolences...
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:50 AM
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23. another of the 'old ones' gone....
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 08:51 AM by KG
another of the good ones gone. and way too soon.

and yet, vermin like dick cheney still slither around on this plane.

there is no god. :(
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:55 AM
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24. goddamn it.
I thought about her not long ago and hoped she was doing well. Just damn.

Peace, yes.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:00 AM
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25. Yes, I remember Robin
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 09:01 AM by socialdemocrat1981
My deepest and most sincere and profound thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies are extended to her family and to all those who knew her both online and in the real world. She always seemed like a wonderful, kind, caring and compassionate person and I immensely enjoyed reading her posts and contributions to this forum. I knew she was ill but I am profoundly saddened and grieved to learn that she is no longer among us I will miss her presence greatly.

Perhaps her greatest legacy will be that she was able to touch and shape so many lives through her role as an educator and that she also touched the hearts and minds of so many people around the world who never knew her in person, but could attest to her wonderful character and generosity of spirit online.

I cannot even adequately express how shocked and saddened I am to hear this. I will miss her and once again my deepest and most profound thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies to all those who knew and loved her. I know she will be sadly missed by many.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:20 AM
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26. I remember her.
:cry:

Peace.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:22 AM
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27. I'm so sorry
:hug:
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:24 AM
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28. Peace - Playhata1
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 09:29 AM by Lithos
I had wondered what had happened to her. She was always very nice, I will miss her.

Peace Playhata1!

L-
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:27 AM
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29. Mi mas profundo Pesame
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:30 AM
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30. Vaya Con Dios, Robin
another vibrant voice stilled :cry:

from Nightnurse and I, sincerest condolences
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:33 AM
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31. May she rest in peace.
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:35 AM
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32. Oh no! I remember playahata 1 well....
She posted here right before doing her PhD orals. Damn. Damn

RIP Robin.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:36 AM
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33. Very sorry to hear that
It's so sad when we lose someone so young. Rest in peace, Robin.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:39 AM
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34. The value of life is measured not in its length, but in its breadth.
Too short a life for Robin, but her influence extended wider than perhaps she even realized. I'm glad her wish to teach was fulfilled.

Yes, I remember her. Peace to Robin, and peace to her friends and family.




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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:42 AM
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35. I remember her.
I'd been wondering about her for a while. :cry:
Peace, Robin.
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:55 AM
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36. Condolences on the death of playahata1...I remember her posts
from some of my early days on DU. Very sad to hear the bad news.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:59 AM
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37. Not another one
That's so sad. :cry: All my best to her friends and family.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:08 AM
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38. Please send my condolences
That's too young to die! :cry:
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:14 AM
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39. Am sorry to hear the news. Thank you for posting.
n/t
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:14 AM
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40. I was thinking of her recently
When the hip-hop group started here I wondered if I'd see her posting in it. Most of the time we came across each other was in music threads.

My condolences to her friends and family.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:15 AM
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41. One of her last posts
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Thanks for posting this, dem. There are many DUers who seem to just disappear one day and we never find out what has happened to them. That is the curse of our albeit necessary anonymity.

Peace, Robin. :cry:
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:16 AM
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42. I'm saddened to hear this.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 10:17 AM by davsand
I had noticed her absence a while back and had wondered then if she was busy or had left DU. I enjoyed her posts and felt she was a gentle soul with a great personal fortitude. Our community has lost a valuable member.

May all who loved her come soon to the healing point of being able to celebrate her life and her contributions to this world.


Laura
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:20 AM
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43. I remember Playahata1
RIP Robin

Just goes to show how disconnected we all can be sometimes. A lot of people who don't get to meetups or who don't have a large circle of friends just kind of fade away. And that's sad.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:23 AM
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45. dammm
Damm. Not another one... it's so sad here sometimes...

And yet I love the people here and our determination not to let the Reeptile fascists get us down.

Sue
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:26 AM
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46. Godspeed Robin
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:30 AM
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47. Goodbye, Robin,...
Peace!
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:32 AM
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48. Rest in Peace Playahata1
You will be missed by us!

Thanks for posting this democrat in Tallahassee.

I live in South Florida, but I am in Tallahassee for a couple of days taking care of my cousin's house and cats. Nice town!
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:33 AM
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49. Dammit. All right, the rest of you, STAY ALIVE!
This is very sad. I didn't know Robin, but I do know what it's like for people on the academic job market. I'm glad she broke through before she died, but it's still just awful.

Cancer being what it is I am sure that Robin has more peace where she is right now than she did in the last months of her life. My condolences to everyone who will miss her. And you all, and everyone else here, STAY ALIVE! Dammit!!!

:sad:

The Plaid Adder
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:40 AM
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50. Damn. I liked her.
Peace.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:48 AM
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51. Peace Robin....sigh...another friend gone way too soon......
:cry:
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:48 AM
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52. Gone but not forgotten
Sorry to hear about Robin's sudden passing.

I hope we can establish (other than the archives) a memorial page for the DUers that have passed on.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:53 AM
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53. Peace to you Robin
So sad we missed the news. I hope you're in a better place now and in no pain.

Sonia
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:53 AM
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54. I remember her and I'm so sorry
Too many good DUers have left us recently. And all so young. I hope Robin did not suffer much.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:54 AM
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55. Damn...so sorry to hear this
thanks for telling us. RIP, Robin.

Peace
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:55 AM
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56. My most sincere condolences
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:13 AM
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57. I didn't know Robin... May you rest in Heaven (Better Place) and
watching over us.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:21 AM
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58. That's our third one in less than a year...
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 11:22 AM by ClintonTyree
let's hope that old wives tale about "3's" is correct, we can't afford to lose any more. She was too young, she could have done so much more. Every day is precious. :cry:
Peace Robin.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:23 AM
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59. Peace...
O8)
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:26 AM
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60. I remember her....man.
May she be resting in peace.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:28 AM
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61. Thanks for remembering Robin for us
Peace to all
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:38 AM
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62. Thanks for letting us know democrat in Tallahassee
I remember playahata1

PEACE be with You Robin
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:40 AM
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63. I do remember Robin
Damn! THat's so sad. Was younger than me.

Peace be with you Robin. And know that you are missed here.
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thecai Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:43 AM
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64. Rest In Peace, Robin n/t
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:46 AM
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65. RIP Robin
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:46 AM
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66. Condolences from a fellow Tallahassean and FSU student.
RIP O8)
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:02 PM
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67. I'd noticed her absence
I kept an eye out for her posts and was wondering where she was. Oh man, this is just so sad.


Cher
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:56 PM
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74. Amen to THAT... She was just so young, and just getting started
with her career and her life., I miss her too :(
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:06 PM
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68. Sorry to hear this.
:evilfrown:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:15 PM
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69.  I am so sorry at the loss of your friend, and that the news came to you
so late.
It may be some comfort to know that she did get that job she was looking forward to.
Peace, Robin.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:24 PM
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70. Rest in peace, playahata1.
:grouphug:

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:25 PM
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71. Rest in Peace, Robin.
Peace
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benfranklin1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:33 PM
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72. Peace Robin.
Your death diminshes me as it does all mankind.

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:41 PM
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73. Peace, indeed
:(

Rest in peace, friend.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 12:58 PM
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75. Rest in peace Robin.
:-(
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:00 PM
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76. I remember her well
And I remember her cancer diagnosis. I'm very sorry to hear this. RIP, Robin. :(
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:03 PM
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77. I do remember her - that's a shame
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 01:04 PM by HEyHEY
Rest in peace Robin
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:14 PM
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78. very sad...Peace, Robin...
:cry:
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:39 PM
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79. I remember her posts well
I've missed having her around.

Peace, Robin.
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cat starbuck Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:45 PM
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80. Strength
This is a fine honor for your friend, D in T, don't feel bad that you only just found out. Rest in Peace, Robin.
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 01:53 PM
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81. I didn't know Robin
But it seems only apprpriate that she is finally at PEACE. My condolences to all here friends and family on and off DU.
Namaste
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:08 PM
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82. My thoughts and meditations go to her and her family
Robin / Playahata1 has indeed been missed.

Love & Light,
-Technowitch
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:11 PM
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83. peace, my sweet
sounds like Robin was able to accomplish a lot in her way too short life. Peace to you and all of us, dem in Tallahassee. *sniff*
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commissure Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:20 PM
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85. Peace to Robin
Robin Nixon

Robin Nixon, Ph.D. Robin "Buffy" Nixon, Ph.D., 37, a professor of English at Florida A&M University, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Jacksonville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 918 Ionia St., in Jacksonville, with the Rev. Anthony L. Willis Sr. officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EST today at Holmes Glover Solomon Funeral Directors in Jacksonville (904-768-5215). She was a 1985 graduate of Paxon High School, received a bachelor's degree in 1989 from Jacksonville University and a master's degree in 1997 and a doctorate in 2002, both from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She attended Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee and taught the creative writing and fiction workshop course at FAMU.
Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/10/2004.

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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:24 PM
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86. Wow.
I remember her. This is really depressing...

RIP Robin <3
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:52 PM
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87. Another great DUer gone
I remember when she was finishing up her degree.

Rest in peace, Robin. :cry:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 02:53 PM
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88. Rest in peace, Robin. (n/t)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:00 PM
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89. I remember her well
RIP playahata1
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:03 PM
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90. that is just awful. n/t
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:05 PM
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91. Peace Robin
:cry:

My thoughts are with her family.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:05 PM
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92. In remembrance, Rest in Eternal Peace.
O8)
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:12 PM
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93. oh, no!
I'd missed hearing from her lately -- I'd also assumed that she was way busy with her work. Robin sent me a very kind message when I was stressed out about my PhD defense -- and was one of the first to congratulate me when I finally got my degree. (Unfortunately, I didn't think to save her messages before the DU mailboxes got reformatted.)

She was only a year older than I am now.

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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:27 PM
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94. So young, so sad :( n/t
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:35 PM
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95. Peace back to you, Robin. RIP, friend.
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TBreeze Donating Member (393 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:15 PM
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96. sorry to hear that n/t
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:21 PM
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97. Sad news indeed
Rest in peace, Robin.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 05:47 PM
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98. Rest in peace, Robin. Thirty-seven years old is far too young.
:( You'll always be here at DU in spirit.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 05:55 PM
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99. Rest in peace Robin. n/t
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:03 PM
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100. It has been a very rough few months ...
... the DU community has suffered many losses.


Peace and blessings to Playahata1 and all her friends/family.

O8)
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:32 PM
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101. Very sad to hear this...
RIP, Robin.

:-(

DemEx
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:35 PM
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102. Peace to you Robin.
O8)
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:37 PM
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103. Very sad news
RIP playahata1. She will be missed.

In honor of her, I'll sign off with Peace.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:37 PM
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104. Sorry to hear this.
Best wishes for her family.
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:40 PM
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105. Yes, I remember Robin from when we were a much smaller group
This is such tragic news. I am so sad to hear that she lost her battle with cancer. I knew that she was fighting it, but am ashamed to say that I had forgotten about her fight. Sometimes we get so busy that our online friends get lost in the shuffle. My condolences to her family.
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:58 PM
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106. Such sad news.
:cry:
Rest in peace, Robin.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:59 PM
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107. OH MY GOODNESS
Playahata1 was a long timer here at DU and she was younger than me (then again so was Kheph)

:cry:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:03 PM
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108. Peace Robin
Peace
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:59 PM
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109. Be at peace Robin.
37 is way too young for dying.
Peace
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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:07 PM
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110. Peace, Robin
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:24 PM
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111. Peace
Robin :cry:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 12:44 AM
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113. May she be at peace
Poor girl probably found out that numbskull * won/stole it again and checked out.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 01:56 AM
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114. RIP
This is so sad.
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:03 AM
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115. Peace Playhata1, so sorry to hear about your lost
:kick:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:51 AM
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116. Death SUCKS! Skinner told me they are working on a MEMORIAL forum...
...but they just haven't decided what it should look like yet.

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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 03:58 AM
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117. I'm truly sorry to hear that.
Rest in peace, Robin.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 04:07 AM
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118. Peace Robin
I remember playahata1, I'm so sorry to hear this ... R-I-P Robin. O8)
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 05:47 AM
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119. I remember her........another sad DU day.
My condolences to her friends and family.

Peace.

P.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 09:15 AM
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120. Peace Robin. n/t
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 09:40 AM
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121. I remember her.
RIP, Robin...
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 04:18 PM
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122. Rest well, Robin.
Please send our condolences to her family and friends if you are able.

And Peace, sister.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 04:37 PM
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123. Peace to all.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 04:41 PM
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124. I'm sorry to hear that.
I didn't know her well, but I certainly knew her tag. Thirty-seven is just too young to die.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 05:18 PM
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125. I'm so sorry to hear this!
Another wonderful DUer lost at such a young age. Gratefully, she did get to experience teaching even if for a short while.

She is another who will always be remembered.

Peace to you Robin
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-05 03:13 PM
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126. RIP Robin.
May your spirit soar and your memories comfort those who knew you best.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-05 03:24 PM
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127. Damn! I was thinking about her and wondering how she was doing.
Edited on Tue Apr-26-05 03:28 PM by XanaDUer
Robin and I corresponded about short wave radios, among other things.

I am so sad now. I am glad she got a teaching job-she was a beautiful soul.

RIP Robin.

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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-05 03:29 PM
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128. She Will Be Missed
Peace, Robin.

Wayne
(CO Liberal)
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