The passing of a valued member

Submitted by caedes 07/10/10 9:20 PM GMT

It is with great sadness that I reflect on the passing of a long-time member and friend to many of us, Verena. It was just a few days ago that she had sent me a kind message offering her support and encouragement for the new Artist Council; of which she was a member. I think that the outpouring of heartfelt reflection being offered to her and her family in this discussion is a testament to the impact that she has had on this community. I propose that any new artworks being created in her memory be submitted to the Your Community->Verenabloo gallery as a community memorial to her.


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07/10/10 9:29 PM GMT
Thank you so much for doing this, Geri. Verena has been a long time member of this wonderful site sharing her love of life and nature in various ways with us and now we who have known her for a long or even a short time are in shock and with very heavy hearts at losing her. What else can we do now but come together as a community to honor her and remember her so it is most befitting to have a special Verenabloo gallery. We will never forget you, V.
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07/10/10 9:32 PM GMT
R.I.P. Verena. :(

We cant describe our sadness...We will miss you !
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07/10/10 9:35 PM GMT
This is wonderful! Thanks so much for doing this. You're being missed so much already Verena. I'm smiling for you.
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07/10/10 9:56 PM GMT
Geri... a superb gesture! Verena was a special person!... fully deserving of this consideration! Thank-you!
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07/10/10 10:01 PM GMT
I thank you Geri for this wonderful tribute to 'our' Miss V. Verena was such a kind and gentle soul who will be dearly missed. She loved this site and we all loved her back. I think we are the ones who came out ahead just for knowing her......she belongs to God now...... but we will always have a fond memory of her in our hearts. John
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07/10/10 10:11 PM GMT
What a wonderful tribute and memorial to our dear friend Verena. Thank you very much, Geri, for doing this for her, and for her loving friends. We are all going to miss her more than we can ever express.
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07/10/10 10:12 PM GMT
Verena was a nice person indeed,thank you.
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07/10/10 10:17 PM GMT
Thank you so very much Geri.....what a wonderful, touching ,heartfelt tribute to a gentle soul who was so passionate about your created site,never feared asking a question, was quick to praise and also made many of our days brighter with a PM, a phone call and of course, her images.

Rest peaceful Verena. You are now amongst some of the greatest artists of all time.

You will be missed :=(

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07/10/10 10:21 PM GMT
Thanks, Geri for your touching tribute straight from the heart.
Highly appreciated by me and, as I suppose, by a lot of other Caedes friends too.
We gonna miss our dear friend Verena dearly. It's a great loss both for us, their Caedes-friends, but even more for her (grand)children!
Can't still believe she has passed away.
Hard to imagine that there will be no more new photographs, art creations, poems, friendly comments with well chosen words and personal messages from her.
I'm grateful, not only for the beauty she has offered us on this site, but in particular that she was such a dear Caedes-friend to all of us.
R.I.P. Verena. I'll never forget you!
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07/10/10 10:34 PM GMT
Perfect tribute..It is amazing how one person can change the world (literally). Now all the bickering about the Art Council and other subjects just doesn't seem to matter any more. Everything just seems so small now without her around. This makes us releaize how precious life is and how we all should treasure our friends with every breathe we take. See the beauty that is all around us and enjoy it to it's fullness.
She was always so kind and loving with a spirit that was full of life. She will never be forgotten and I know my life is for the better just for knowing her.
All images seem different, the sky seems blooer and the flowers smell sweeter. Thank you Miss V for touching our lives in a way that has never been touched before and we all are better people for it.
RIP dear friend and I know when I see that beautiful sky and hear that roar of a Harley engine and smell that sweet country air, it will always have a touch of you with it.
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07/10/10 10:46 PM GMT
Geri, thank you. As you have given us a place to share our art, you have now given us a place to share our thoughts, our grief, and our prayers. Miss V, we all miss you. God bless you and your family.
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07/10/10 10:51 PM GMT
Thanks much Geri. Excellent to do this. I just posted a photo as a tribute to Lady V but could not find the gallery link, hopefully it will find its way there.

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
07/10/10 11:09 PM GMT
Your words and the establishment of an In Memoriam for Verena are a very thoughtful way to keep this fine lady in our hearts.
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Life is precious; therefore, do not waste it by doing things mechanically without love. We should try to put love into everything we do. - Amma
07/10/10 11:25 PM GMT
Geri... a superb gesture! Verena was a special person!... fully deserving of this consideration! Thank-you!
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07/10/10 11:32 PM GMT
When I was new to this site she was the one who welcomed me the warmest and encourage me in my works. She was an inspiration to me for her creativity. I will surely miss her. Thank you Vee for the inspiration you've given me, you'll not be forgotten.
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I shut my eyes in order to see.
07/11/10 12:59 AM GMT
You were a gorgeous ray of sunshine to those of us whom had the honor and pleasure of knowing will be dearly missed beautiful friend.The Caedes family will never be the same without you. Much love to your family during this sad time. God bless you all. :(
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07/11/10 1:26 AM GMT
Verena was a kind,gentle,artistic soul. Her vision of life and her captures and artwork gave us a look at the beautiful person she truly was~through and through. Her passion for artwork and inspiring comments were dear to me. So saddened to hear of her passing~God Bless her family. :(
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
07/11/10 2:09 AM GMT
She commented on my cats in such a kind way. Ah, Damn!
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Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
07/11/10 2:09 AM GMT
Thank you Mr. Caedes (Geri) for showing us this is truly more then just a wallpaper site. Verena, I'm sure, would have appreciated your doing this for her. If it had been someone else, she would have led the charge for something like this to have been done.

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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
07/11/10 2:43 AM GMT
Thanks, Geri. This was kind and thoughtful - and I'm sure her family will be reading these as well.

Verena, we will miss you. Thank you for being my friend.

To everyone else at I never had internet friends before joining this wonderful community. I thank you all most sincerely for your kindness and friendship. Every once in a while, I am blessed with a momentary glimpse of just how completely precious, unique, and spectacular every soul is. Sometimes these come when I'm personally struggling with my own humanity, and the fragile lives we live. You may not realize it, but each of you are a light to the world.

May God bless you all. Shine on, Verena!
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07/11/10 4:19 AM GMT
Well said Nathan that was exactly what I was thinking Nathan.

Verena has touched everyone on this site and she will be a huge loss to not only her family but also her Caedes family..

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MY GALLERY ........... "You are not alive unless you know you are living." Amadeo Modigliani
07/11/10 6:50 AM GMT
Thank you Geri, for this excellent tribute. We all miss our dear friend Verena so much.

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07/11/10 7:16 AM GMT
Thanks for this Geri

The Tribute to Verena has a place of honour...she will be 'chuffed' at this, a worthy accolade for this well loved member, she will be missed!..
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07/11/10 7:35 AM GMT
Thank Geri...Verena is where she always wanted to be.Among us forever..Richie.
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07/11/10 8:46 AM GMT
Thank you for this, it's very special for our sweet friend!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
07/11/10 1:43 PM GMT
A lovely thoughtful gesture. Thank you.
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07/11/10 2:48 PM GMT
Thank you for posting this. RIP Verena.
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"They say time changes things, but you really have to change them your self."
07/11/10 3:58 PM GMT
Gone But Not Forgotten

When a dearest loved one
Passes away
Our thoughts are filled with them
Each and every day.

Hardly a single moment
Passes by
That our hearts aren't heavy
And we want to cry.

Everywhere we look
A reminder is there
Causing some old memory
To quickly stir.

At night when we close our eyes
And yearn for blessed sleep
We awaken with churning thoughts
Of old memories once buried deep.

We never get over
The loss of our dear friend
They'll always be with us
Until our own very end.

I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,
We repeat again-and-again
As we recall the moments
We might have caused them pain.

No, we never get over it
It would be futile to even try
But the hurt begins to lessen
As time passes following our goodbye.

Time lessens and heals our pain
While our life continues on
Through knowing our dear loved one
Is in a safe and peaceful home
Where no suffering exists.

They are in God’s hands.

Rest in peace Miss V.....I'll miss you so very much.
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every day is a gift......that's why it's called the present!!
07/11/10 4:29 PM GMT
A Dear Friend is no more...
My Dear Friend is no more....
Verena Raye Blooz
and “yes”, I ‘m sure she was a friend of mine, like she was to many of us.

In less than a year she wrote me a lot of letters which I carefully saved.
Just read them again... 20.640 words to be exact
20.640 words I will read many times to follow.

Twice I upposted a picture dedicated to her....

Rest in Peace my dear friend
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The Eye of the Beholder / Polished to Lens / To Become Voyeur / Ripened to Virtuoso / /To Enjoy the Eye / Creates Images and bonds / Creates Unity and Disunity / Photographic Lens / Becomes Frontier / Between People / Moments of Movement / Hours of Tranquility / Between Days and Entities / Tortures the Mind and Talent (©evert van kuik)
07/12/10 3:10 AM GMT
My condolences to Verena's family and many friends. She was a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of many artists here, as well as frequent contributor. Her perpetual good cheer always seemed to add a little something extra to every comment or exchange. She will be greatly missed.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
07/12/10 3:14 AM GMT
I'm deeply saddened to hear of Verena's passing. I always enjoyed her sense of humor and her love of the color blue. She will be missed...Carrie
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Enjoying my computer and reading.
07/12/10 3:59 AM GMT
I still can't believe this..what a shock ! My deepest sympathies to Verena's families and friends. But I'd like to say what wonderful words Nathan...I couldn't agree more. Shine on Verena hon.
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07/12/10 6:20 AM GMT
I'm in total shock. I just talked with Verena last week and we were supposed to be going to the beach to take pictures. I will really miss our lunches together and our photography outings. She was a really fun person to be with.
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07/12/10 12:20 AM GMT
She always had a kind comment or observation to make on the members work here on will be hard to replace.
Miss you sister V.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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Laying Easy Somewhere Shade Across My Mind
07/12/10 2:42 PM GMT
this tribute is well deserved. rarely does any member participate the way verena did. she cared for us and we felt the same way towards her. nathan's words say it all.
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07/12/10 2:44 PM GMT
I'm so saddened to log in and see such a dear soul has passed. Thank you for creating a section to honor her. I will be sure to post a photo and some special thoughts. I'm still in shock! I will miss her so.
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Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. -Confucius
07/12/10 4:23 PM GMT
RIP Verena.. You will truly be missed..
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07/12/10 5:02 PM GMT
I'm very sorry to read of Verena's passing. She was a woman full of wonders and talents.

Geri: A fitting tribute within Caedes where she counted many as friends.

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07/12/10 5:02 PM GMT
This was heartbreaking news and I was so shocked and sadden when I heard it. Verena has been a major part of my life on Caedes, she was always such a nice and compassionate friend caring about people and if they had problems her thoughtful and kind words of wisdom would cheer them up. I was truly sorry when her Mom died just before Christmas and sent her my prayers. Verena will always be a lively spirit so full of life and love in my mind. I always admired her paintings and artistic ability. Fly free forever soaring in the skies Verena with the wind beneath your wings.
Will miss you so much my dear beloved friend,
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07/12/10 9:12 PM GMT
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07/12/10 10:22 PM GMT
just found out, can t believe it, so sad news, why do we all HAVE to die, what a life:(
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07/13/10 4:52 AM GMT
Thank you for this tribute for My Mom, Verena. A few things... lavender, the color bloo, sushi, manzanita beach, vanilla, little pillows, foodnetwork channel, cast iron skillets, cornbread, fresh herbs, sugarfree peppermint syrup, mama mia, young and the restless, fruit salad w/apples!, BACON, "if you got it flaunt it!", the game of life, messy handwriting :), "pashaw!", blond jokes hehe, santana, chris isaak, burgerville, saki (good times mom!), Montana, road trips....and on and on. The memories of my mom will never ever end, she is forever. I miss you.
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07/13/10 5:21 PM GMT
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful friend. Verena ... you will be missed dearly by all.
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07/13/10 10:44 PM GMT
Very sorry to hear about Verena's passing...she was a very kind and gentle soul...gerry
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"The more we come in contact with animals, and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care for their young." - philosopher Immanuel Kant
07/14/10 1:03 PM GMT
Unfortunately I have not been active as a member and photographer for a long time, but I have not forgotten all your kind and encouraging words over the years. Thank you, Verena.
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07/14/10 4:46 PM GMT
Verena was one of the first members of Caedes who said a warm welcome to me when I uploaded my first shots here...She was always gentle, kind and very polite...she always had a good word to you... a real lady who we will never forget. May the Lord bless and comfort her family in these times...
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For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, His eternal power and Godhead;... Rom 1:20
07/16/10 3:38 AM GMT
RIP verena, your kindness and graciousness will never be forgotten!
I know you are in a better place now.
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07/17/10 1:00 AM GMT
Truly a marvelous idea, Verena was a very dear friend to me both here on Caedes and also with the web cam on Skype. We had lots of laughs & great discussions. Peace be with you my sweet dear friend. Skates
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07/17/10 1:45 AM GMT
RIP Verena, I'll really miss your enthusiasm and great heartfelt comments and PMs. All the best to her family and friends.
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07/17/10 7:40 PM GMT
Verena was not only a legendary member of but her kindness and love touched people all over the world. Thanks to everyone that posted comments and photos to honor a magnificent lady and comfort a grieving family. Verena will live on in our hearts for a very long time. You are missed already.
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07/18/10 1:10 AM GMT
Verina was a wonderful person . She was a wonderful neet lady and she loved life . She was there when my son was born 29 years ago . And we kepet in touch all these years no matter where I lived . Her friendship ment so much to me .I will trully miss her . Sherrie
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07/18/10 5:00 PM GMT
Was there an obituary published?
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Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
07/18/10 5:16 PM GMT
My heart aches. My family is spending on the Oregon coast this coming week, partially due to the lovely postings of Verena. I was hoping to catch her somewhere snapping photos and introduce myself! I will miss seeing her magnificent photos and reading her sunny commentary.
I know her spirit will continue to encourage others!
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People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. -Salma Hayek
07/21/10 12:39 AM GMT
Here's to you VernaBloo, you will be missed!
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07/21/10 1:51 AM GMT
Oh my, oh my, what very sad news! Verena was a good friend, always thinking of others...thinking of the many and wondrous ways in which she could help each and everyone...Even though I have not been a daily visitor to Caedes recently...she would still keep in contact with me...always wishing me well...and hoping things were OK!!

Her heart was full of love for others, and never missed and opportunity to express this...warmth....




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07/25/10 11:37 AM GMT
a "good bye" from far away, did not really know Verana very well, but she had such a warmhearted is the way we all will go one day...take care where-ever you are Roland
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let me keep my eyes open, let me see the beauty
07/27/10 3:36 PM GMT
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Verena's passing and thank you, Geri, for paying tribute in this way to this special Caedes member. There are few here who made such a consistent and genuine effort to reach out and "touch" fellow members as Verena did. I shared a number of warm and special exchanges with her here over the past few years and will miss her a lot. Wen
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07/29/10 12:58 AM GMT
She was the first to ever comment and encourage me when I posted my first photo here. I will dearly miss her touching comments and messages.
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07/30/10 10:32 AM GMT
I just came back from a trip without internet.
Received an email from one of her daughters... What a shock!
I'm so sad...
When she came on the site, she was very curious about Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, ... I remember I sent a lot of PMs and emails to explain.
Also, she was very demanding about photography. Not happy with her Nikon little cam. Then she bought a second hand Canon Reflex camera.
She wanted to post the most interesting captures, despite her legs problems.

You are in my heart, Verena.
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08/01/10 4:26 PM GMT
I am very sorry to hear about Verena passing away so suddenly, she will be missed here.

I hope you all can find the strenght to go on and to give it a place in your life.

Take Care!
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Carpe Diem!
08/03/10 7:48 AM GMT
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08/04/10 4:11 PM GMT
RIP Verena, will miss your messages...
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Where am I and what am I doing in this handbasket?
08/09/10 3:57 AM GMT
Very sorry to hear about Verena. My thoughts go out to her friends and family.
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08/11/10 5:05 PM GMT
I'm sorry to find these sad news.
Verena was a great artist and very supportive person.
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they said i was credulous - and i believed it!
08/18/10 12:59 AM GMT
I will miss her comments on photos I have uploaded. She always suggested things I need to work on to take a better picture, but at the same time made me feel good about what I had captured. My condolences to her family, she will be missed.
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08/20/10 10:58 PM GMT
Goodbye Verena !! .....A special person !!
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"Life is but a smile on the lips of Death" (Li Zhinfa)....and.... "God does not play dice" (Einstein)
09/17/10 1:28 PM GMT
Godspeed Verena...
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Well-behaved women seldom make history.
09/19/10 6:48 PM GMT
I will always remember how Verena's constructive comments and warm welcome to new artists took a part in holding this community together -I guess she was one of the first friends to many artists here when newly registered, if not the first-, not to mention the joy she has spread across Caedes and her cheerful personality. Not only a truly inspiring artist, she always managed to see the soul in each artwork, and she herself used to put her heart and talent into her work as well. She will be dearly missed. May the Lord comfort her family and friends... sure I'm gonna miss her sweet words on my photos. :'(
I hope she has her camera with her, she must be in a beautiful and much better place with God. :')
My words aren't that much, compared to what she meant to each of us.
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.~*TheFaerie*~. - Together with death comes hope and rebirth.
10/15/10 10:03 AM GMT
Just an update... We will never let our angel mother go completely... and yet it must be lovely for her to be able to personally visit all the angelic places all of her friends here on caedes shared with her here before she left. I am excited to have a chance to show some of the pics I have taken with her beloved camera as soon as I get a computer to do so... I want nothing more than to keep her memory on caedes alive. Really it meant the world to her....Love to all my moms (verenabloo)s amazing friends and supporters, Marcie aka Katsmeoww
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02/10/20 9:06 PM GMT
Almost 10 years? Am i the only one that thinks about her several times each year?
She was so kind, hope she rests peacefully ...
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