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I miss NewYawker99 (a tribute thread - NOT a copycat thread) (Original Post) Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 OP
That was back when DU was so small Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #1
...and the milestones! Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #3
Of course she was the first person to welcome me to DU. Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #2
If I could vote for the "Greatest DUer", it would be very close between her and Kef... Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #4
They were both so helpful to me when I first joined up. Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #9
She Was A Great Old Gal, Sir The Magistrate Dec 2012 #5
Den-mother! That's perfect! Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #7
Ah, me too Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #6
No one knows... Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #8
Me too. Great radar. CrazyOrangeCat Dec 2012 #12
Same here. susanna Dec 2012 #15
Someone here mentioned a few weeks ago that she had passed, NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #10
I pray that's not true. She meant so much to so many on DU... Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #11
Here's a post from just a few days ago, but I can't find the other one NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #16
I really hope it wasn't true. Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #13
I hope it isn't either. NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #17
I remember both those personalities xfundy Dec 2012 #14

Lone_Star_Dem

(28,158 posts)
2. Of course she was the first person to welcome me to DU.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:24 PM
Dec 2012

She always amazed me how she greeted everyone, posted the milestones and still had time for political discussion. She made the site a home to a lot of DUers she worked her magic on.

 

Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
4. If I could vote for the "Greatest DUer", it would be very close between her and Kef...
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:26 PM
Dec 2012

...actually, I think a tie would be appropriate.

Lone_Star_Dem

(28,158 posts)
9. They were both so helpful to me when I first joined up.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:32 PM
Dec 2012

Kephra taught me how to make a post in LBN, leading to a years long addiction to that forum. Roni made sure I felt at home here and showed me the Lounge. Heh, those were good days.

Yeah, they'd have to be a tie.

Canuckistanian

(42,290 posts)
6. Ah, me too
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:30 PM
Dec 2012

She was the first to welcome me within minutes of my first post. She had good radar for spotting newbies!

And the milestones... sometimes I forgot I was passing them until Roni posted it.

Where is she? I wish she'd just pop in and say hi.

CrazyOrangeCat

(6,112 posts)
12. Me too. Great radar.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:51 PM
Dec 2012

I couldn't get over how friendly this place was. BTW, Canuck, you were not far behind her. We teamed up on a DUzy or two, as well.

susanna

(5,231 posts)
15. Same here.
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:53 PM
Dec 2012

When I joined DU1 way back, she was there saying Hi. I used to look forward to her commenting on my milestone posts, too. I don't post a lot so I often used to wonder how she managed it! She was a gem and made me feel so welcome.

NYC Liberal

(20,153 posts)
10. Someone here mentioned a few weeks ago that she had passed,
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:38 PM
Dec 2012

and of course I couldn't believe it and very upset about it.

But someone else said that wasn't true.

Does anyone know for sure? I know she had not been well a few years ago the last time she posted.

 

Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
11. I pray that's not true. She meant so much to so many on DU...
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:41 PM
Dec 2012

...that, if she did pass, I would hope for an unprecedented tribute thread.

At the time she left, it was hush-hush. I never inquired further.

NYC Liberal

(20,153 posts)
16. Here's a post from just a few days ago, but I can't find the other one
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
Dec 2012

where I'd originally heard the news:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=257049

I think it was in a "DUers you miss" thread.

xfundy

(5,105 posts)
14. I remember both those personalities
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:43 PM
Dec 2012

and had positive thoughts upon seeing the names again. Unfortunately I can't keep up with all the comings and goings. And passings.

But, I am constantly impressed, enlightened and invigorated by many, many of the people here. This is my first stop for news every morning, just after rawstory.com.

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