Out of the Blue

With immeasurable sadness, our family had to let go of my mom yesterday. She died at 3:35 p.m., leaving a hole in my and many other lives that can never be filled.

Thanks to all of you who have expressed kind thoughts on the subject of her condition. She was a strong believer of the importance of community, and was quite familiar with her identity here as MamaBlue, and she would have considered the support so many have shown to be a fine example of the benefits of a communal spirit. Likewise, my own thoughts are with the many of you who have described your own families' struggles with illness -- you have my sympathies.

Finally, thanks to Frans for his help catching up on today's news. I'm sure there are many questioning the need for me to jump back into this so soon, but it's been a good distraction, and with a funeral this weekend I really wanted to clear my plate to keep the backlog of news from being stressful and to prevent it from getting any more overwhelming.

Links of the Day: National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.
Story of the Day: Talk Like a Pirate Day. Thanks TRNutt.
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Damn...
Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
Damn... Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
 
I ain't got the words, brother. I don't know of anything that anyone can say that can assuage the loss of a mother. There just aren't words that can fill a hole that big.

Don't worry about being around. Grieve, get drunk, howl at the moon, heal. We'll still be here when you get back. I drink a toast to the memory of your mother and to mothers everywhere.

My heart aches for you and for all of us and all our losses of loved ones. Time can be a miserable sonofabitch sometimes, but it's also the stuff that takes the edge off the pain and allows you look back with fondness at those who have left us behind.

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars

- Walt Whitman

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"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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:(
Sep 19, 2003, 22:32
:( Sep 19, 2003, 22:32
Sep 19, 2003, 22:32
 
stay strong blue

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 22:24
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 22:24
Sep 19, 2003, 22:24
 
I promise you and ms. blue it was for the best, I hope you and your wife can find some small measure in peace in knowing she didn't suffer. My mom described the experience as "falling asleep suddenly." Mamma Blue will be missed.

"I'm too much of a narcisist to really hate stupid people."
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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 22:23
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 22:23
Sep 19, 2003, 22:23
 
Sad to hear that Blue,but she's now at a place without pain and suffering. May she rest in peace. I salute your professionalism and my condolences to you and family.
From your reader from Singapore.


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Re: Moment of Silence for MommaBlue
Sep 19, 2003, 22:22
Re: Moment of Silence for MommaBlue Sep 19, 2003, 22:22
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May She Rest In Peace
Sep 19, 2003, 22:18
May She Rest In Peace Sep 19, 2003, 22:18
Sep 19, 2003, 22:18
 
My heart is deeply saddened by your loss. May your dear mother, who has touched many in her lifetime, find her way to that peaceful place. May God bless you, your family, and may the memory of your blessed mother live on forever.

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BlueFamily
Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
Wolfen
 
BlueFamily Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
 Wolfen
 
My deepest condolences. I lost my father a few years ago, and I feel for anyone who looses family and friends.

One quote I have to remember from my great grandfathers funeral was "We are all loosing one great person. Remember though, that one great person is loosing many more then us."

My best wishes to you all.

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I am so sorry
Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
I am so sorry Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
Sep 19, 2003, 22:16
 
Sorry my man, that's all I can say

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Re: Blue's Mom
Sep 19, 2003, 22:09
Re: Blue's Mom Sep 19, 2003, 22:09
Sep 19, 2003, 22:09
 
All my most sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Guy

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 22:06
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 22:06
Sep 19, 2003, 22:06
 
I am very sorry for your loss.
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Many Condolences...
Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
Many Condolences... Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
 
Blue -

So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts go out to you. My mother has (had - I hope) breast cancer so I can relate to the feelings that go along with having a family member struck with this disease...

John

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
Bop
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
Sep 19, 2003, 21:59
Bop
 
I'm very sorry to hear that Blue, my condolences go out to you and your family.

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With deep sympathy
Sep 19, 2003, 21:55
With deep sympathy Sep 19, 2003, 21:55
Sep 19, 2003, 21:55
 
My condolences goes out to you during your time of loss. You've done wonderful things for the gaming community and I'm sure your mother is very proud for what you do and the amount of people you touch through your website all over the world.

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 21:53
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 21:53
Sep 19, 2003, 21:53
 
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in a lot of thoughts right now.

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 21:50
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 21:50
Sep 19, 2003, 21:50
 
Peace be with you and your family mate.
--
"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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My condolences
Sep 19, 2003, 21:47
My condolences Sep 19, 2003, 21:47
Sep 19, 2003, 21:47
 
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, and commend you on your courage. It takes a lot to go on with one's life so quickly after losing one so dear. MamaBlue would be proud.
Ian T.
The R3PUBLIC0N

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Life goes on...
Sep 19, 2003, 21:42
Life goes on... Sep 19, 2003, 21:42
Sep 19, 2003, 21:42
 
Forgive me for not knowing the words, but that Beatles song just came to my head as I was reading this...

Life goes on Blue.
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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 21:38
No subject Sep 19, 2003, 21:38
Sep 19, 2003, 21:38
 
Sorry about your mom, Blue. I would have posted earlier, but Isabel knocked out my power, which is rather suprising due to the fact that I live in Albany.

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?
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Condolences
Sep 19, 2003, 21:37
Condolences Sep 19, 2003, 21:37
Sep 19, 2003, 21:37
 
Blue,

Please accept my sympathies, because I do feel for you and your family after recently having gone through loss myself.

God bless you, and thanks for your dedication. Hang in there. It does hurt a little less as time goes on, but I don't think you ever truly get over it. Cherish the memories, and have faith that you will be together again.

TimK (drekhead)
This comment was edited on Sep 19, 21:39.
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Condolences
Sep 19, 2003, 21:36
Condolences Sep 19, 2003, 21:36
Sep 19, 2003, 21:36
 
Sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother, Blue. From the entire community, I believe are hearts and sympathies are with you and your family in this time of mourning.

Are thoughts are with you.

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