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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunflowers for Tina - September 8, 2014



Sometimes, somehow, along the edge of trauma, we find beauty. We find it in large doses in the blogosphere. Thanks to Alex and the A-Z Team, here's another example.  Even if, like me, you didn't really know Tina, please join us in brightening up cyberspace.


 

In memory of
Tina Downey, the A to Z Team is hosting a sunflower tribute on September 8, 2014 – Remembering Tina Downey.

Prior to that date, purchase or plant a sunflower in her honor. (If you have to resort to plastic, that’s cool.) Take a photo of your sunflower and post in in her memory on Monday, September 8. Tina loved her sunflowers, and we want to splash the blogging world with sunflowers that day and honor a truly amazing woman who was friend and family to so many.

You can sign up now or add your link when you post your sunflower.

Please help us spread the word! Let’s brighten the Internet with sunflowers the way Tina brightened the lives of so many.
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31 comments:

  1. Thank you, Robyn! Tina would be so touched by the outpouring of love for her. We'd make her cry for sure.

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  2. I didn't know Tina but she must have been special to receive such an outpouring of affection.

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  3. I never had the happiness in meeting her but she has touched many lives. Amazing

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  4. I agree, Alex. Stephen and Birgit, it's becoming more and more clear what a powerhouse of graciousness she was.

    Hugs.
    xoRobyn

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  5. I sure wish she could see this stuff. :( Every time someone passes away, there's an outpouring of love, and I always feel bad that the person didn't get a chance to actually see how much they were loved when they were alive. Tina was a special lady. She is missed soooooo much.

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  6. I like to believe Tina knew just how beloved she was.

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  7. You are very sweet, Robyn, and a good friend. This is a lovely post.

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  8. Some people make the world a better place just by being in it. I do hope that Tina realised how special she was, and how many people (and hearts) she touched.

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  9. This sounds amazing sure Tina was a lovely person and many prople was touched for her.
    Lovely tribute!
    xo

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  10. Sounds like an amazing person indeed from all I've read the past few days

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  11. I didn't know Tina, but this is a wonderful tribute for her and to her memory.

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  12. What a beautiful way to honor one from our blogging community. I can't wait to see all the sunflowers on the 8th.

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  13. Thank you all. It does feel mixed - wouldn't it be nice if we could all attend our own eulogies/memorials...but that's kind of strange. I guess what's most important is to be kind each day. But you all do that. Tina was like a sister to so many of you. I'm sure she felt loved in return. She had to have.

    All the sunflowers on Sept 8th will bring smiles, as she did and would have liked.

    Love to you all,
    xoRobyn

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  14. What a lovely idea. Like you, I barely knew her, but I can plant sunflowers (although we are in the end of winter, so I may need plastic.)

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  15. This is a wonderful idea. I only just started to get to know Tina and the news of her passing was truly sad. I will try to participate.

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  16. I have seen so many beautiful tributes to Tina this week...makes me really wish I had known her.

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  17. Nice tribute and share. I did not know her either, but wow, what a nice celebration of her life and outpouring of love for her.

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  18. I also wish I'd known Tina better. This is such a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.

    Julie

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  19. There will be a lot of sunflowers that day.

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  20. THAT explains all the sunflowers!
    I really can be dense.
    Thanks for clearing up some of the clouds.

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  21. Sounds an amazing tribute by sunflowers.

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  22. What a wonderful idea and tribute. :)

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  23. Oh, I'm so very sorry for your - and our - loss. :( Hugs, Robyn!

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  24. Thanks for posting this, Robyn.

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  25. We'd be happy to take part in this. I have my own personal memorial to give, so we'll announce that as well. So glad to see folks on the blogosphere rallying together and doing something for her.

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  26. Love to you all.

    Thank you, Cassandra, for joining us.

    xoRobyn

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  27. What a wonderfully sweet thing to do.

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