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Old 01-16-2020, 07:54 AM
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It's the 16th....I always feel Kathy so deeply on this day, it was her soberversary.
...It still is....it always will be. ❤️
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:44 PM
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:14 PM
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I spoke of Granny Pants again today, and of course my first thought went to Kathy. I miss her humour, I miss her faith, I miss her stories and travels and courage.

I have a lovely picture of her on a beach, I feel her there still when I am near water. She lingers here, I believe, in the hearts of all who knew her.

Thinking of you, dear Kathy. You are a huge part of my recovery and I am so grateful we were, and are still, friends.

You always loved tulips, so these are for you. And I planted yellow tulip bulbs in my garden...they shall forever be "the Kathy Tulips".

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Old 04-09-2020, 04:16 PM
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I know that photo....I have it as well.

And Kathy is helping me to get through all of this.....she somehow infused me with even more strength than I had before we were friends.....hmmm.....I bet you all get that.

If I get down at all, I always think: what would Kathy do. And then I do it. s xx ❤️❤️
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:45 PM
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How I miss Gilmer when I'm feeling like a bit of a loser. She'd make me laugh at myself.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:55 PM
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Yes indeed Gilmer's spirit is still with us and always will be. She is a person that helped me be 10 years sober and I am so grateful to know her. Gratitude is something that I have only recently come to understand and believe in. I'm glad she made her way to SoberRecovery, a place I'm grateful exist. I've spent 1000's of hours reading post and saw Gilmer all the time, she became a fixture in my mind. I was reading the post in a thread a while back and it was clear that a lady name Kathy was in serious trouble and I didn't know who she was so I PM'ed a member and found out it was Gilmer. I was not ready for it, it was shocking, like a part of me had been ripped away. I didn't realize how much I care about the people here. Gilmer made it to heaven and I am happy for her.

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Old 07-18-2020, 04:58 PM
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Nef, she had a gift that she shared with us all and I too will never forget her.

She always calmed me when I was upset, also by getting me to laugh at life and myself,
and she had a spiritual connection that I envied.

I have no doubt she is in heaven, smiling down on each of us still.

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I miss Kathy. But I know she's giving Jack tummy rubs because she said she would.
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Glimmer a bright bit of shiny star that is here but for a little while
and leaves behind the spot of shiny hope for us all.

Dear Glimmer what would you think of all of this. love ardy
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Old 07-22-2020, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ardy View Post
Dear Glimmer what would you think of all of this. love ardy
Good question. I've wondered that myself. Maybe I'll write her a letter and ask. Send it by ocean or air?

I hope you're doing well, ardy.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:21 AM
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Dear Gilmer,
Thank you for everything. You were always there for me, even through your crap. I am grateful for you.. May you rest in Peace x
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:32 AM
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Something going on now, makes me wish I had gilmer to talk to. The best to remember is that she was so joyful.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:43 AM
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Sending massive love to both of you dear Nic and Courage. s xx ❤️
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Yes, Cour - joyful is the word. Right up until the very end.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:05 PM
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I could feel Gilmer's presence this week when I went to the hospital and, unexpectedly, had to stay overnight, wearing my very best, clean granny pants that periodically may have peeked through my gown. The nurses and doctors are, maybe, about 12 years old, or perhaps older but probably too young to even know what granny pants are.

Gilmer laughed, I swear I heard her. Yes she did. And I laughed back.

Thank you dear Kathy, when I said I would never forget you, I meant it. You still make me laugh today.
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Miss you Gilmer, but I know you are out there making Heaven a happier place 💕
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And still telling me what to do, in a good way.....I hear Kathy's voice so strongly.
I think she is proud of us Hawkeye. I think she would be chuffed that she was such an incredible example to so many people. ❤️
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Kathy was a wonderful shining light and her light is still shining, bright as ever, on us all.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:25 AM
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Kathy got such a kick out of life, her simple stories often had me in stitches laughing.

I miss your humour and stories, Kathy, and keep you in my heart every day.

Originally Posted by Gilmer
Only in the wonderful world of Gilmer. On A British news tabloid my husband saw the headline "Tasmanian Devil Bite Spreads Cancer to Humans," showing a couple of meth-addicted and scabrous-looking frienzied tasmanian devils.

It was the day I first saw an oncologist, spoke to him about the scan, and asked all of out preliminary questions. Meanwile, much to my mortification, my husband cut out the lurid picture of the tasmanian devils in all its glory and asks if I can spread my cancer to the rest of my family--or him--or, you know...

The doctor agreed with both of us. My cancer cannot be transmitted from animal to human. He acknowledged that there are more than one type that can be spread from animal to human, kike that of the devils--but they are EXTREMELY RARE.

So it is rare and precious moment in our marriage in which the animal kingdom and medical science set us free. Well, I don't know about that, but it was a moment!
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Once while on a road trip I posted my current location on our class forum. Kathy sent me a pm saying she was just on the other side of the mountains. And, that's how I think of her. Just on the other side of the mountains dear lady. Where some day our roads will cross.
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