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Goodbye, sweet Dublin (update p. 25, Dublin has crossed the bridge; update for details on funeral on page 32.)

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  • Crying as quietly as I can, so no one in the office can hear...

    Peace to you Dublin and David.


    • Jingle jingle.

      Ride free Dublin! Say hello to Cactuskate for me! We loff you!

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      • So many have said it better than I but I feel all that has been said. God speed DeeDee and God Bless you David.

        "If you are going through hell, keep going." ~Churchill~
        \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


        • David, that was such a beautiful tribute to Dee Dee.

          Dublin, I'm going to miss you so much. I hope you have a peaceful passing, with a big rowdy party waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.


          • Godspeed Dublin.


            • dublin, no words can express the sorrow i feel. Allthough i have never met you i do feel a deep connection. My prayers are with you and your family. We do loff you. I am only comforted by the fact that Cactuskate will be there.
              My other home.


              • for David:
                May the Lord bless you and keep you
                May the Lord shine His face upon you
                and be gracious unto you
                May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you
                and give you peace

                and for Dublin
                "..and when from Death I'm free
                I'll sing on
                I'll sing on
                and when from Death I'm free
                I will sing"
                ~old spiritual~


                • I am at a loss for words, my thoughts are with you both. I always enjoyed reading Dublin's posts.
                  I figured I would post this poem, because it means a lot to me, and brings me comfort. Especially with the recent loss of my grandma, who I love so very much, it puts a lot of my thoughts into words that I really couldn't express, and made things a bit easier to accept.

                  Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

                  Nature's first green is gold,
                  Her hardest hue to hold,
                  Her early leaf's a flower;
                  But only so an hour.
                  Then leaf subsides to leaf.
                  So Eden sank to grief,
                  So dawn goes down to day.
                  Nothing gold can stay.

                  God bless you both.
                  Erin and
                  Instant Karma "Sunny", ShineDown "Liam"

                  "You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails."


                  • Thank you dear David for thinking of us at this time of sorrow for you. Though many of us never met DD in person we have all been touched by her.

                    God bless you and your family as you face the dark days ahead. I'm praying for you and for a safe passage for DD.

                    God Bless~~

                    Resident racing historian
                    F O.B
                    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                    • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>She Rides Wild Horses
                      by Kenny Rogers

                      It's just her and the band and the clean up man
                      She's countin' up her tips, she did alright
                      She says goodnight
                      She drives home to a three room flat
                      Checks her machine and she feeds the cat
                      She's almost asleep
                      Before she turns out the light

                      In her dreams, she rides wild horses
                      And they carry her away on the wind
                      And they never make a sound
                      As they fly above the ground
                      Tonight she rides wild horses again

                      She's fallen in love a time or two
                      Somehow it always fell through - but she's strong
                      She carries on
                      Her life ain't always gonna be this way
                      She knows she's gonna shine someday
                      But for now
                      She'll escape until the dawn

                      In her dreams, she rides wild horses
                      And they carry her away on the wind
                      And they never make a sound
                      As they fly above the ground
                      Tonight she rides wild horses again

                      In her dreams, she rides wild horses
                      And they carry her away on the wind
                      And they never make a sound
                      As they fly above the ground
                      Tonight she rides wild horses again

                      In her dreams, she rides wild horses
                      And they carry her away on the wind
                      And they never make a sound
                      As they fly above the ground
                      Tonight she rides wild horses again
                      In her dreams, she rides wild horses <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      I posted this once before on this thread. I wanted to post it again because I think it is so beautiful.

                      Ride, Dublin. Ride in a straight line from Earth to Heaven.


                      • Oh David - although I never met you or Dublin in person, her posts were always a high point of this board. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family for your sad loss.

                        You and Dublin were blessed in having the kind of love most of us can only dream about.

                        Now she goes before you, and will surely greet you when your job on Earth is done.

                        May Goddess's love surround you, may Her arms cradle your wounded spirit, and may Her strength sustain you. Blessed be.


                        • Dave that is so touching. I know how supportive you are to each other, and how you will miss her.
                          As we all shall miss her.

                          I take comfort in knowing that eventually I will see her again, and she will have Bumpkin and Roulette all tacked up waiting and ready to go.

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                          Starman Babies


                          • Quietly tearing up here at work - everything I want to say has been said so eloquently already, but I'll attempt to add my own.

                            David - thinking of you and your family. You and Dee Dee were so lucky to have each other. I didn't know her, but respected her and liked what she had to say. She was a wonderful member of this community. She is brave, strong, and courageous.

                            I'm sure there will be quite a welcome for her over the Rainbow Bridge.

                            Ride free, Dee Dee. Godspeed.

                            "Do not stand at my grave and weep,
                            I am not there, I do not sleep.

                            I am a thousand winds that blow.
                            I am the diamond glint on snow.
                            I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
                            I am the gentle autumn rain.

                            When you wake in the morning hush,
                            I am the swift, uplifting rush
                            Of quiet birds in circling flight.
                            I am the soft stars that shine at night.

                            Do not stand at my grave and weep.
                            I am not there, I do not sleep.
                            Do not stand at my grave and cry.
                            I am not there, I did not die!"
                            -Mary Frye

                            And a note to Weatherford - that was beautiful, it made me cry. I'm so sorry.
                            "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx


                            • I've only known Dublin through her posts, but that was enough. Peace be with her, her family, and everyone whose life she has touched.


                              Is it the struggles that keep us fighting?
                              --Lucky Boys Confusion--
                              You don't ride the papers.


                              • How very sad this all is....

                                Mr. Dublin: just be comforted by knowing that her memory will live on forever in the hearts of so many.

                                God speed, Dublin.



                                • Dublin's signature quote at the end of Mr. Dublin's post brought tears. From the beginning of my time on this BB, it appeared at the end of so many wise and wonderful notes from a true gentle soul.

                                  God bless DeeDee and David, their families, and all who love them. Give them all strength to bear the future, and peace in their constant love.
                                  "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                                  Thread killer Extraordinaire


                                  • my work makeup has been replaced three times this am. All I can say is that you were both blessed to have had each other during the mortal life and now the loving will carry on in the unencumbered world of the heart and spirit.

                                    Godspeed Dublin

                                    From Mudsville, USA


                                    • Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
                                      Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
                                      Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
                                      Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

                                      High King of heaven, my victory won,
                                      May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
                                      Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
                                      Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

                                      Godspeed Dublin.

                                      "If you ain't got it in ya, you can't blow it out." Pops


                                      • I am deeply touched by the love that David and Dee Dee share. She is lucky to have you, David, and we are truly blessed to have known her.

                                        *formerly cfc*


                                        • I wish I could write as eloquently as everyone else. I am at a total loss for words.

                                          Godspeed Dublin


                                          "May the happiest days of your past be the saddest days of your future."
                                          \"May the happiest days of your past be the saddest days of your future.\"