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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/09/10 2:46 pm • # 1 
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No easy way to say this ~ our friend and member Katy died late today from a massive stroke ~ I'm told it was over quickly ~ Katy was a remarkable woman ~ she was strong and vulnerable and smart and argumentative and opinionated and funny ~ she had an invincible code of honor that she never strayed from ~ I'll write more after the raw sadness has eased ~ but I wanted y'all [that"y'all" is for Katy] to know ~ my greatest hope is that Katy is now at peace ~

Sooz



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PostPosted: 05/09/10 2:55 pm • # 2 
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Say what? I'm speechless!


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/09/10 3:00 pm • # 3 
As am I Jab...


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PostPosted: 05/09/10 3:05 pm • # 4 
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phooey! this is not the news i wanted to read.

god bless you, Katy, and my condolances to those who remain.


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PostPosted: 05/09/10 3:25 pm • # 5 
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Very sad to hear this. Image




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PostPosted: 05/09/10 3:37 pm • # 6 
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Both April and I are stunned to hear this.  She was posting just this morning and she wrote us the most beautiful poem.  She was a great lady - smart, funny, articulate and, while she stuck to her guns in debate, I don't recall ever seeing a harsh word from her to anyone on the board.  Our thoughts and condolences are with her family.


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/09/10 3:55 pm • # 7 
wow....shocking.

RIP


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/09/10 4:05 pm • # 8 
Very sorry to hear this...


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/09/10 6:49 pm • # 9 
Aww how terribly sad.
Is it not almost exactly a year since she lost sammy?

She spoke with sincerity, passion, intelligence and a wry sense of humour. Who could ask for more?
G'night girl. You'll be sorely missed  Image


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 1:26 am • # 10 
She will really be missed by a lot of other folks besides that posters here and I do wish the family the very best over this, so sad news...


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 1:32 am • # 11 
I can't believe this!  I was just getting to know her during chat and really liked her.  My condolences to her family and friends.   


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 1:39 am • # 12 
Hopefully, Jeanne reads this and knows just how much Katy loved and appreciated her!!!!

I will miss Katy and sincerely hope she is at peace.  Image




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PostPosted: 05/10/10 1:50 am • # 13 
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This is so sad!  First Sammy, now Katy, both of whom I greatly enjoyed posting with.  There is a big hole in the board without them.


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 2:00 am • # 14 
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FF, Sammy died 6 months ago, on November 1, 2009 ~ Katy and Sammy really were a perfect match ~ in thinking about that, I was prompted to reread what I wrote when Sammy died ~ and I'm reprising it here, with appropriate changes for Katy ~ not from any lack of respect or laziness ~ but because the words fit Katy as perfectly as they fit Sammy ~

I wish more of you could have known the Katy I knew ~ the Katy I knew was amongst the best women I have ever had the privilege and pleasure of knowing ~ Katy hated and fought passionately against bigotry and discrimination, dishonesty, hypocrisy, and pretension ~ the huge obstacles Katy confronted in her life gave her unwavering strong convictions and beliefs ~ she was smart and funny ~ obstinate and kind ~ fiercely loyal ~ compassionate ~ impatient ~ passionate about children and animals ~ very sweet ~ and always always always honest ~

The "lesson" to be learned from Katy's unexpected and far-too-early death is to never, ever take those we love, those who are important in our lives, forgranted ~ never wait for tomorrow or next week to tell those you love that you do love them, that they are important and matter in your life ~ none of us has any guarantee ~

On the death of a very special man, a friend wrote words that had great impact on me because the words perfectly fit the man ~ I'm paraphrasing here because the words fit Katy as well ~ you can honor Katy's memory by caring about each other, standing up for what is right because it is right, feeding a hungry or stray animal, making a child laugh ~ I feel greatly privileged and incredibly lucky to know and to love Katy as a dear friend ~ and I miss her already ~

Love and hugs to you always, Katy ~ may you rest in peace for ever and ever ~Image

Love, Susan


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 3:35 am • # 15 
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Sad news indeed! I didn't really "know" Katy, but what I did know I liked very much. My favorite bereavement poem which expresses my take on death perfectly. Rest in peace, dear lady.
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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
Mary Frye (1932)



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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 3:55 am • # 16 
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I liked katy very much.


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 7:01 am • # 17 
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Yes, sad news. I admire Katy.In our discussions, you couldn't predict for sure where she would come down on an issue, because she thought about each issue separately, rather than right away filing it in  a handy-sized ideological envelope. She was a kind person, and she was an optimist, as kind people tend to be.  Rest well, Katy,  and wake up to a better world.


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 7:12 am • # 18 
I would like to think Katy is here...


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 7:18 am • # 19 
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A lovely thought, Sid ~ and that is exactly where Katy's ashes will be scattered ~

Sooz


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 7:23 am • # 20 
Then she shall truly rest in peace...


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 8:03 am • # 21 
I didn't know her but I extend my sympathy to all of you. I will say this, I am glad she went quickly. My mother suffered a stroke that made her speechless & wheel chair bound for 5 years.  She colud no longer read because her short term memory was gone & her personality changed drastically.. So whilethe world is minus a wonderful woman in Katy, she is not suffering.

Ginny


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 Post subject: Sad News ~ Katy
PostPosted: 05/10/10 8:17 am • # 22 
My apologies for incorrectly recalling the date of sammy's passing sooz.
It feels so much longer.


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PostPosted: 05/10/10 11:53 am • # 23 



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PostPosted: 05/10/10 12:19 pm • # 24 
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Good luck in your journey, Katy. Look in on us from time to time.

May Katy's friends and family find peace and closure. Take a moment to celebrate Katy's life. I find that helps balance the sadness of loss.



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PostPosted: 05/10/10 2:31 pm • # 25 
This is such sad news. So Sorry to hear this.


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