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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Celebrating Jacqueline!

Dears,

I'm very sad to say that our beloved Jacqueline (of Randomosity and then Cranky Bar) passed away on 2/6 - due to a severe stroke. In spirit, she's still with us in a loud and lovingly playful way. From my understanding, Jacqueline was surrounded by loved ones, including the Great Scot, and had been a spunky pistol until her final breath (including attempting to dance and shimmy from her hospital bed).
 

So we're celebrating our dear friend, Jacqueline. A small group of  us are posting today - Mitchell, Bryan, Cheryl, Debra, Jono, me, and Michael. Feel free to join us today, or any time.  We know that Jacqueline touched countless lives, human and animal, virtually and in a very real way.
One of Jacqueline's many beautiful posts, this one from her Facebook page.

Jacqueline's kidling, Jennie, shared meaningful advice:

If you'd like a way to honor Jacquelineand Mitchell, here are a few ideas:
--- 1 Good Thing: Every day, write down one good thing. It doesn't have to be something big, just something that makes you smile.

--- Learn the signs of a stroke: FAST [Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties; Time to call emergency services.]

--- Advocate for children. Be the person that a child in a bad situation needs; listen and believe them. If there was one thing mom couldn't stand, it was leaving a child - any child - without help.


Alas, Jacqueline loved my Martha Stewart series because she hated Martha. It's another reason I love(d) her. This little bonus is for you, Jacqueline!

  Jacquelineand....said Next thing you know, she'll be selling bronzed pubic hairs...
Don't do it, Martie! Just don't!

Rest in peace, precious soul. 
You're deeply missed, deeply loved, 
and we'll keep celebrating wonderful you.

32 comments:

  1. I didn't know her, but I can see she was a fine wit! Peace be upon her soul.

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  2. That is sad. I think I commented on another blog that it's sad to lose an original voice who shared her vigor with others. RIP Jacqueline. If she wanted to let those last words be her legacy, I'd say, not bad.

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    1. Thank you, PVP. It is very sad. She was truly an original.

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  3. Our paths never crossed in the blogging world and I know I missed out on meeting someone special. Very sorry, Robyn, and she'd really like the way you honored her memory. Right down to the Martha pic.

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    1. I'm still surprised you never crossed paths, Alex. I imagine that's because she didn't see herself as a "real writer" (I'm guessing this, because she was so humble), but she worked magic with words. You've have gotten along splendidly.

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  4. Great tribute, Robyn. Bronzed Martha Stewart pubic hairs -- it's NOT a good thing! Thanks for organizing this to honour Jacqueline.

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    1. Thank YOU and you're welcome, Debra.

      Don't do it Martie!

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  5. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Great tribute.

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  6. haha bet she'd crack up at the Martha pic indeed, even as I cringe. She was a great blogger, the cat always enjoyed her posts.

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  7. She sounds like an amazing lady and I love the tribute ideas.

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  8. A very special human being... with a wicked sense of humor and the kindest heart.

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    1. Are you the Mitchell in Jacqueline and Mitchell? I never understood that, but it is you, right? I'm so sorry, Mitchell. It's as though you lost (another) sister. Love to you.

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  9. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. She sounded like a special lady.

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  10. Thank you for organizing this tribute to Jacqueline. I will miss her spirit and voice ... she had such an amazingly original lens on life.

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    1. That's a good way to put it - "amazingly original lens on life." She really did. Thank you for honoring her by visiting all of our posts, AT. Virtual hugs.

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  11. It's hard to be sad with the mental image of bronzed pubic hairs sold exclusively by Martha Stewart®. This is exactly what Jacqueline would want. I'm going to have to go back and look at some of her old comments. She was a sharp cookie, and very funny.

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    1. Haha. So true. Whenever I start to cry, I should simply return to this post. Oy vey. Martha.

      Her comments amazed me, Bryan. She spun words with such a gift...our beloved friend.

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  12. Sorry you lost a friend. She sounded like a gem
    Her words can live on

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  13. How very sad. Somehow, I never bumped into her on the blogosphere.

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  14. My condolences for the loss of your blogging friend.

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  15. Those are lovely suggestions for honoring your friend.

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  16. Thank you, all.
    Love and light.
    Keep a smile.

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  17. So sorry for your loss of a dear blogging friend. I have read a few of these tribute posts which speak volumns to how much she made an impact to her readers.

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  18. Very sorry to hear that. A lovely tribute Robyn.
    Rest in Peace Jac.

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss, Robyn. We're so blessed that Blogger has given us a way to connect with so many people, but it's also opened up a whole new avenue of loss. Much love, my friend.

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  20. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Blogging friends can become real world friends and that certainly doesn't diminish the pain involved when we lose them.

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  21. So sorry to hear this about your friend. It sounds like she will be remembered.

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  22. Thank you, lovelies.
    Be good to yourselves.

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