View Full Version : Cactuskate ad, June 14

Jun. 15, 2002, 07:25 AM
It's page 9 of the June 14th issue. Nice job!

Jun. 15, 2002, 07:25 AM
It's page 9 of the June 14th issue. Nice job!

Jun. 15, 2002, 07:29 AM
Can somebody scan and post - for those who don't get the Chronicle?

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

Jun. 15, 2002, 07:40 AM
It's beautiful!!! Very nice layout and wonderful writing. Thanks to all those who put it together, I started crying as I read it.

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:04 AM
Here it is!

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:18 AM
It's perfect /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thank you

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second chance
Jun. 15, 2002, 09:21 AM
It still brings tears to my eyes... literally, I'm crying. I think her family appreciated us all coming together, it's the least we could do.

Good job guys /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side,a dark side, and it holds the world together.

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:47 AM
I think that is one of the nicest memorial ads I have ever seen.

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:54 AM
Thanks to those who worked on the ad and got it just right, and to Erin for posting it - for those of us on the West Coast who unfortunately won't get the actual issue for a couple of weeks....

I'm sure Kath absolutely loves it!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:55 AM

Thanks. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:59 AM
I was gonna wait till my Chronicle arrived, but my curiosity got the better of me /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif *sniffle* It really is perfect, I love it! Nice job, everyone!


Jun. 15, 2002, 10:02 AM
It is absolutely completely PERFECT. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

Jun. 15, 2002, 10:04 AM
I know I've said this a bunch of times, but it bears repeating... I was absolutely astounded at how many people chipped in for this. I think the final tally was about 85. If I remember right, we got about 15 donations toward our rescue horse.

It was actually a lot of fun for me to put screen names with real names, addresses, handwriting... and I got lots of nice little notes with the checks too. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It's funny, because everything here is so non-physical... it's just words on a screen in cyberspace. But to take something ethereal like that and turn it into a stack of 85 checks, $2400, and the beautiful ad in the COTH... well, I think that's pretty cool. Kathy woulda loved it. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So thanks, again, to everyone who chipped in, and everyone who just lended virtual enthusiasm. And extra-special thanks to LisaMarie and Billy, who designed the ad (which is also the nicest memorial ad I have ever seen!), and to Merry, who wrote the beautiful copy.

It's episodes like this that make this BB a great place... despite some of the less-than-stellar crap that goes on here on a daily basis. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'll be sending off our contributions to the hospice and Horses in the Hood next week. (If those Canadian cheques ever get here... het-hem, HEIDI! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ) And I'll get the COTH to send copies of the magazine to Kathy's family.

M. O'Connor
Jun. 15, 2002, 10:05 AM
Great! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Jun. 15, 2002, 10:24 AM
Wow! That turned out so wonderful! Great job!

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Jun. 15, 2002, 10:27 AM
The copy IS wonderful, secondary only to CactusKate's great smile in that photo.

Jun. 15, 2002, 11:39 AM

Thanks, Erin!!

A percentage of book sale proceeds will go directly to HITH - I will let you know how we do.

Just a lookin' fer a Glebe...

Jun. 15, 2002, 12:24 PM
It IS perfect. Thanks to all who made it possible, I can't imagine a more fitting tribute!

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

Jun. 15, 2002, 12:31 PM
That is so perfect! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Erin B #1
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Has it ever occurred to you that there might be a difference between having an open mind and having holes in one's head?

Jun. 15, 2002, 04:21 PM
Thanks again to everyone who donated and/or gave their best wishes.....I know Kathy is up "there" with a HUGE smile right now.

And for those who are wondering....."Bud" (her beloved horse, friend and companion), has found a wonderful new home in CA where he is cherished as he should always be.

Jun. 15, 2002, 05:14 PM
Wow! Thats beautiful. That picture is so inspiring and im sure everyone that sees it will realize what a special person Cactuskate was. I didnt know her very well but when I did know her too well, but everything she wrote was happy. Now THATS looking on the bright side. I know a lot of people have there problems but that lady was always in a good mood. Im so sad that shes gone /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

~*Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and spurs excite me!*~

Jun. 15, 2002, 08:49 PM
It's absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much to everyone who worked on putting it together. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jun. 15, 2002, 08:52 PM
What a beautiful tribute, to a beautiful person.. Well done! Erin and Merry, thank you.

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:07 PM
That is just perfect!

I am bringing to up in my 4-H club @ our monthly meeting. I would love for us to raise money for her charity.

*Pony Rock*

Jun. 15, 2002, 09:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Erin:
I It's episodes like this that make this BB a great place... despite some of the less-than-stellar crap that goes on here on a daily basis. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Definitely! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Great page, and I loved the quote from Kate at the end of the copy.

Thanks, Lisa Marie, Bill, Merry, and Erin! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jun. 15, 2002, 10:01 PM
What a marvelous ad! I'm proud to have been a small part of it, nothing major like some of you, but a part nevertheless. Thanks for the marvelous work in putting it all together - the layout and the copy. And, thanks for scanning and posting the ad, Erin. I won't be seeing the real thing for a couple of weeks, being here on the Left Coast. /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Cheers, Maggi

Jun. 15, 2002, 10:07 PM
her but I wished I did. This is so special and I am glad for it.

Member and co-founder Thread Killers Anonymous. Self proclaimed fashion police.
Poindexter, may he rest in peace.

Robby Johnson
Jun. 16, 2002, 05:19 AM
and I feel like a heel in that, despite my best intents, I never actually got a check in the mail.

I still want to do something for Kathy. Could I just make a donation directly to HITH?

Take a hack around heaven on Willow, Kathy! You two take care of each other!


You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Clive's Mom
Jun. 16, 2002, 07:58 AM
It's perfect! Thanks to everyone who made that happen!

- C

Jun. 16, 2002, 10:17 AM
I emailed the ad to various horse friends.
I am so proud of our BB!!!
You are all so caring and special.

I would also like to add, Kathy use to post over on Towerheads.
If it strikes your fancy, you may want to go over there and read some of her delightful postings.
She was always such a generous person herself with her happiness and good thoughts. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I bet she is riding Willow Robby.

Jun. 16, 2002, 10:33 AM
Sure, Robby! Or anyone else who didn't have a chance to send a check to me... just go ahead and make a contribution to Horses in the Hood (or the Yuma hospice) in her name. Email me if you need the contact information for either organization.

I will mail our big contributions off to those groups on Monday.

I am sure that Kathy is having a grand old time doting on lovely Willow. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jun. 16, 2002, 10:33 AM
10536 Culver Blvd
Culver City CA 90232

www.horsesinthehood.org (http://www.horsesinthehood.org)

Hospice of Yuma

-- * > hoopoe
The ancient Greeks did not write obituaries. They only wanted to know if you had a passion.

Jun. 16, 2002, 11:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
Take a hack around heaven on Willow, Kathy! You two take care of each other!
Oh lord, now I'm really crying again.

Robby, of course you can make a donation to HITH. It all counts, as does the caring. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jun. 16, 2002, 12:25 PM
Too perfect. Thanks to all who made it possible.

Robby Johnson
Jun. 16, 2002, 06:37 PM
this BB has gone from entertainment to downright integral in my life. You all have no idea what you and this community means to me.


You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Jun. 16, 2002, 07:10 PM
What a fabulous ad.... great work by all.

Robby, I will be doing the same. I told Erin I'd send a donation and then had to deal with a good friend of mine dying of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and have fallen a bit behind on other things.

Jun. 16, 2002, 07:58 PM
BTW, for those who missed it in earlier posts... after paying for the ad, we had $1050 left over. So I have just written checks for $525 to both Horses in the Hood and the Hospice of Yuma in Kathy's memory. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh, and if anyone who donated wants to write this off on their taxes... here's the math. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Total, we raised $2373.70. The ad cost 1323.70 and we're giving the remainder ($1050) to charity. So, you can consider 44.23% of whatever you mailed to me to be a donation split 50/50 between HITH and the hospice. ($1050 is 44.23% of $2373.70)

So if you sent me $50, your total donation would be $22.11, and you could tell the IRS you gave $11 to HITH and $11 to the hospice.

Someone please correct me if my math is wrong. /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Jun. 16, 2002, 08:23 PM
I haven't gotten my copy yet (I don't subscibe anymore but since I placed it they're sending me a copy /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

I'm so glad that it turned out so wonderfully and served not only as a tribute to what a wonderful person Kathy was but what a great group of people all of you guys are /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It really does look lovely.

-- Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Jun. 16, 2002, 09:20 PM
Thanks again to everyone who actualized our feelings for Cactuskate. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

Like Robby, I'd like to say that after being away from a computer for 5 days, IT IS SO GOOD TO BE BACK WITH MY FRIENDS! How JAIR is managing to do without us I'm sure I don't know!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

"Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo"

Jun. 16, 2002, 10:31 PM
I am sure Kathy would be proud. If the people from California have to wait a long time for their copy of COTH, how long does it take to get to heaven? /infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

*Endurance Rider Wannabee!*

NinaL aka Chrissy
Jun. 17, 2002, 07:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Reginapony:
I am sure Kathy would be proud. If the people from California have to wait a long time for their copy of COTH, how long does it take to get to heaven? /infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

*Endurance Rider Wannabee!*<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Immediately, Reginapony. I doubt that the US Postal Service has a place in Heaven /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif!


"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."

Irving Townsend.

Jun. 17, 2002, 07:54 AM
I am proud to have had a part in this effort, we are such a wonderful community.

Robby, I have been crying off and on all weekend for you and Gail.

That is a lovely sentiment you wrote, I am sure that Kate is looking after all our lost loved ones.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Jun. 17, 2002, 07:57 AM
to have been a tiny piece of this. The ad is lovely, thanks so much to those who put it together. Can't wait to see my own printed copy!

Pixie Dust
Jun. 17, 2002, 08:12 AM
It really is wonderful. I'm so touched to see how people have come together. I'm crying, but I'm happy.

Superheroes of the universe, unite!


Dementia 13
Jun. 17, 2002, 08:14 AM
My favorite line was the one about her waiting for us at the end of the trail.

Made me cry.

"What lamp has destiny to guide her little children stumbling in the dark?"

Pocket Pony
Jun. 17, 2002, 02:13 PM
I got chills reading it - what a perfect tribute to her.

As to the poster who mentioned Bud. Do you know if she had left in her will that he was to go to someone specifically? I'm just wondering how he got to CA and what he'll be doing there.

* I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. *

Jun. 17, 2002, 02:16 PM
Makes me proud to "know" everyone here. Thanks to the ones who made this happen and helped to put it together.

*Behind every good woman lies a trail of men*

Jun. 17, 2002, 02:21 PM
I don't believe that Kathy had specified anyone in particular... I think her trainer just took care of finding Bud an appropriate "home for life." /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mickee Shaw Stables
Jun. 17, 2002, 05:30 PM

It is at times like this, in situations like CactusKate's, that humanity comes to the fore.

I'm very proud of all of you.

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Jun. 17, 2002, 07:46 PM
Kathy had an absolutely wonderful friend and dressage trainer (she was mine when I lived in AZ too /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif who she entrusted with the task of finding Bud the most special of homes. She was blessed to find a lovely couple who understood just what this horse meant to Kathy, and just how special he should always be thought of. From what I understand, they spend more time grooming and feeding him carrots than they do riding him....and they love him to pieces. I am sure Kathy would be very happy he has found such a wonderful home.....