Thanks coming here once and while and seeing what you all thought of my Marie the light of my life, has helped a bit. Also finding out how she closed her post made me smile for the first time in days. I watched an old George Carlin thing and even that didn't help. If anyone comes to this area and wants to meet up, and talk, visit her horses, or her, ColoredHorse knows how to reach me and has my permission to send it to you all.
I am very sorry so many of you who wanted to meet her never got the chance, she was the best Horse woman as far as instinct goes I ever knew. She was the same in person as on line, I know I met her on line, and then in person and I decided to marry her after 2 dates. I spent a lot of time around Middleburg VA in the 70s and early 80s, she was better with animals than anyone I have ever seen. I have received several sympathy cards in the mail from you all and as soon as I can write so it can be read and drive safely I will mail everyone a thank you. If any of you wish to write me or email me off the board, my address is
KA4PXk@hotmail.com and I can send you pics of her horses and what not so you will have a bit to remember her by.
Oh my gosh, what a shock. I am so so sorry to hear this, I totally didn't expect this when I saw the thread. Condolences to everyone.
I haven't read all the posts, but I agree with one on the first page- would you put the name in the thread title? I almost passed by this one (not in need of sad news today), but my mouse hovered over it and I got the description, saw the name, and clicked then. Gosh, I'm so shocked. I'm thinking of you and her family.
The first thing I did the night I got the terrible call, was to give her horses to her, sister, she had mentioned once in passing, after a friend died that she would trust her sister to take care of them her, the other was coloredhorse btw. I did it that night, I can't care for them safely and I knew she would want them to have the best care. I told her sister if she needed help with expenses to let me know. I do thank everyone of you who wanted to know if I needed help with them for your thoughts, I know you knew how much she loved them especially So Fine, Sofie, I think if there had been enough room she might have let her sleep with her like a pup. My best memories of her are with that Tbred. Unfortunately I can't listen to one of her favorite songs with out breaking down "Run for the Roses"
I am in tears as I read this thread, and I never met Marie in person. It is so clear from the comments here that she was a greatly respected friend on COTH and that she had a wonderful, loving soul mate in Kirk. Kirk and friends, I am so sorry to hear of her passing and I'm hoping that your wonderful memories help to ease your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thanks to everyone it has been hard the last bit and I guess the next few days will be too, for me. I appreciate the expressions of sympathy and your grief at her passing. I am working on a way to display some of her tack, haven't figured it out yet. I really thank those of you have sent me private emails as they have shown me how much she was loved and respected by you all.
Just ran across this thread and didn't realize it was Tory Relic. Even as someone that's not on here a lot, I recognized the name and was sad. We have lost entirely too many friends lately it seems -- 2-leggeds, 4-leggeds and others. Sometimes it feels nearly overwhelming, and then you feel the love and support of perfect strangers and you live to fight on another day.
My condolences to the friends and family -- may your wonderful memories bring you some comfort as you work through your grief.