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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2016, 11:42:52 PM »
I really don't know what to say about Ma, other than I will really miss her. She meant so much to me, especially her guidance and love when I first started here in 2008. She really was my online mother, and she always pushed me to be better at everything I do. But as I've read from the other posts, we should celebrate her life, and remember the great times. She knew how to have fun even when times are tough.

Her pain is gone. Her memory will last a century.

And thanks to those who reached out to me to let me know about Ma. You're the best.
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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2016, 06:19:52 AM »

Her pain is gone. Her memory will last a century.


Lovely words Joe.

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2016, 11:15:46 AM »
So sorry to hear the news.  There aren't so many genuine wordsmiths around that we could afford to lose one.

Best wishes to her friends and family.

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2016, 07:30:12 PM »
Ma's funeral will be on Feb 5 in the UK. Anyone wanting details to attend please feel free to PM me for more details  :)
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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2016, 08:13:23 PM »
I really wish I could've know this woman that you all are speaking of. She sounds like an incredibly brave woman. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2016, 08:18:08 PM »
I really wish I could've know this woman that you all are speaking of.

She was one of the best Monica x

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2016, 09:03:31 PM »
As you know, that is all He seems to take  :'( :'(
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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2016, 09:16:08 PM »
For those who may not have seen this, the Members Bookshelf has been dedicated to Ma. She was instrumental in pushing for the addition of this board and it seemed very fitting by the Powers that be.

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?board=22.0
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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2016, 06:51:43 AM »
Arrr, tha decks of THE THINGY shall never be tha same. I shall miss Cap'm MA, she was one of a kind.

I was so saddened to hear this. MA always had such kind words and did nothing short of mentoring me in my writing. She helped groom my craft with helpful criticism and instruction. I will miss my old friend with the many hats... :( :( :( :(

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2016, 07:59:20 AM »
I pity poor Jonny Depp :D

Ma never lost her battle..she fought free 8)

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2016, 09:33:28 AM »
Ma never lost her battle..she fought free 8)

Well said.
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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2016, 12:53:07 PM »
It's taken me a little while to feel ready to post on the thread here - even as I type, there are a few tears still rolling.

Ma was the first mod I ever pm'd when I was new on the boards here. I didn't understand something about a story challenge, and she was the only mod online at the time. She replied quickly, and didn't make me feel like the idiot I felt I was (although there were plenty of times once we got more familiar with each other over the next few years that she didn't hesitate to take a shot or two!).

She pm'd me a few weeks later, asking if the short story I'd submitted for that challenge (and missed out on winning due to one of Gyppo's classic tales) could be included in the anthology she was putting together. I was gobsmacked. Flattered. And a wee bit afraid, to be honest. That little contribution was the first nugget of fiction of mine that has ever been published. Thanks Ma  :-*

I have fond memories of the last Olympinks, and all the chats and interactions I had with Ma and 510 - so much fun!

I also was the one who drew the little rum-sipping, singing caterpillar in her profile pic. Late last year I cut out the picture, stuck it on a notecard and sent her a letter that also included a fake UK licence plate I'd made for her that read "DEPP4ME", that I envisioned her attaching to the back of her 'mobile' as she puttered around town.

She had such a wicked sense of humour, that extended to a little evil-doing on occasion. But it seemed to be a right of initiation of sorts on the boards here -  you knew you were 'one of the gang' when Ma gave you some sort of horrible virtual job to do, or took a jab at you in one of the games or conversation threads.

Cheers Ma. Thanks for the memories.

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2016, 03:39:32 AM »
Very sad to hear of the passing of Ma. A lovely person who always spent so much time helping others. Love and good wishes to her family.

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Re: Sticky: Vale Ma100
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2016, 06:47:45 AM »
So sad to read about Mairi. I didnít know her but we had had a brief correspondence a couple of years ago when she asked me to write a poem for her sonís wedding. My condolences to the family.

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