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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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  • Because I am computer and BB illiterate, I am unable to supply the direct link, but there is a wonderful thread that dublin started called, "dublin and bumpkin's excellent adventure". It's unfortunate that the photos are now missing.

    Maybe someone more gifted than myself can post a direct link?

    Many of you posted on that 3-page thread.

    Including Cactuskate.

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    • Dublin and bumpkins excellent adventure

      Here you go Merry!!!!!

      "Member of the Western clique"

      All gave some...And some gave all...God bless the USA
      "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
      ignorance!" Officer Beck

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      • I am one of the many here who thoroughly enjoyed Dublin's posts even though I never had the opportunity to meet her in person. It is abundantly clear that she is a truly remarkable woman with an equally remarkable spouse. Cheers!

        I am ashamed to say that I have been consumed in recent days with petty, insignificant issues that I have been whining about to all and sundry. Reading these posts has reminded me about what is REALLY important. As this was the final subject my mother and I discussed before she finally lost her battle to cancer at only 56, you would think it would be a lesson that would be front and center for me at all times. I am embarrassed to see how easily I am distracted by the day-to-day trivia.

        My mom's final advice to me was to make sure I took nothing for granted, and made time for those things that were important to me. To not put off meaningful things 'til whenever - but to make time for them NOW.

        Dublin, there is no doubt that you made the most of every day - and Mr. Dublin, that you were part of an inspired partnership. There is no greater achievement.

        May the memories of happy times and the love you will forever hold in your heart be a comfort and joy to you always.

        I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
        Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
        \"It\'s a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.\" ---W. Somerset Maugham

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        • I wasn't posting on this board when Dublin was, so our paths never really crossed (but I've been reading this thread and crying too - I'm sorry I didn't get to know her) - but thought I would add here that many of the pictures that are missing from that thread are posted on Dublin's picture site - the link is in her profile and I've posted it below.

          http://community.webshots.com/user/ddblinn

          One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
          - Will Durant


          One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
          - Will Durant

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          • It sounds as though Dublin will be one busy soul up in Heaven, conversing with VHV & Cactuskate, giving pets to all the animals that have gone before her, and riding all of our beloved horses that have crossed.


            Come and visit the horses at: http://www.crosscreek.tk

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            • I did not have the privilege of meeting Dublin so I was curious on what type of person would be capable of recollecting 23 pages of good wishes, and after checking her photos, reading her latest posts and most of all, Mr. Dublin's tribute, I now know that I have missed out on one special person. I am deeply sorry for all her friends and loved ones left behind, but from what I've read, she is now also surrounded by love as she was here. Remember the good side: you were all fortunate by knowing her. "Vaya con Dios", Dublin
              Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

              www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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              • Dublin, God Bless. Sometimes I think, in posting here, the mortality attached to all the words we read isn't very clear. It really is a privilege to share time with all of you-- and may we never again forget the humanity that have been blessed to know through the help of the that most improbable of friend-gatherers and match-makers, the computer.

                And, from Emily Dickinson,

                Because I could not stop for Death,
                He kindly stopped for me;
                The carriage held but just ourselves
                And Immortality.

                We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
                And I had put away
                My labor, and my leisure too,
                For his civility.

                We passed the school where children played
                At wrestling in a ring;
                We passed the fields of gazing grain,
                We passed the setting sun.

                We paused before a house that seemed
                A swelling of the ground;
                The roof was scarcely visible,
                The cornice but a mound.

                Since then ’t is centuries; but each
                Feels shorter than the day
                I first surmised the horses’ heads
                Were toward eternity.


                LML

                *MidWest/Chicago Clique*
                "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come" (Shakespeare).

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                • Original Poster

                  Faraway, I always loved "Vaya con Dios." Go with God, my sweet friend.

                  Dave, Dee Dee's straight line from bit to elbow, which is also the straight line from Heaven to earth, is also many many lines coming from all of us straight to all of you. We love you.

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                  • This is truly heartbreaking.

                    David, I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Dee Dee has no more pain, no more worries, and no more hurt. She's with her Roulette today with the wind blowing through her hair. And although no longer here in body, she will always be here in spirit. David, she loves you still with something unconditional. She is your guardian angel.

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                    • LoriO, thank you for finding that thread..We can smile thru the tears. And once again, enjoy the wit & humor which we loved...Happier days, for both our angels....

                      Bumpkin, I know you have those pictures someplace. Any chance hon?

                      Infamous member of the QFM thread

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                      • ....large sad sigh.
                        Godspeed Dublin, go with peace.
                        ____________________________
                        “Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.”
                        Dave Barry

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                        • Godspeed, little D.
                          Sweet dreams, little D.
                          O my love will fly to you each night on angels' wings.
                          Godspeed.
                          Sweet dreams.
                          -- Adapted from "Godspeed": Words and Music by Radney Foster; from the Dixie Chicks' CD "Home"

                          The plural of anecdote is not data.
                          Eventing Yahoo In Training

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                          • I have atleast three of them, and will see if I can locate the "Golden Bit" one.
                            Two are on display in the front hall and kitchen.

                            "Proud Member Of The I Loff Starman Babies, Sunnieflax and Horse Boxes Cliques" Bora Da
                            http://community.webshots.com/user/cotswoldjr
                            http://temp.hillcresttrainingnet.off...m/default.aspx
                            [url]
                            Starman Babies

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                            • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WingedPanda:
                              I wasn't posting on this board when Dublin was, so our paths never really crossed (but I've been reading this thread and crying too - I'm sorry I didn't get to know her) - but thought I would add here that many of the pictures that are missing from that thread are posted on Dublin's picture site - the link is in her profile and I've posted it below.

                              http://community.webshots.com/user/ddblinn

                              _One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
                              - Will Durant _

                              <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Bumpkin and WTY click on the link from wingedpanda's post. All of the pics are there at Dublins photo album page.

                              "Member of the Western clique"

                              All gave some...And some gave all...God bless the USA
                              "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
                              ignorance!" Officer Beck

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                              • Original Poster

                                Oh the photos ... here are Dee Dee and I last March at BJ's, taken by Dave. Absolutely the coldest, windiest day we've had in years and years, and we had SUCH a wonderful time!
                                Attached Files

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                                • Darn cancer
                                  I'm so tired of it stealing lives from good people, please lord, help them find a cure to fight this awful disease.

                                  -Shannon (Canadian Eh?)
                                  Horses: Jodie (MardiGras) CLYDExTB and Spring (Evermore)ISH
                                  www.atlantichorsetrader.com
                                  http://community.webshots.com/user/evermore101

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                                  • I could not find the Golden Bits or DeeDee and I with Elliot photo....on the webpage.

                                    The Chloe ones are MO with her daughter, and the Fritz photos are MO on her horse.

                                    "Proud Member Of The I Loff Starman Babies, Sunnieflax and Horse Boxes Cliques" Bora Da
                                    http://community.webshots.com/user/cotswoldjr
                                    http://temp.hillcresttrainingnet.off...m/default.aspx
                                    [url]
                                    Starman Babies

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                                    • Dublin and David, may angels lift you up and uplift you! (my favorite quote from my grandmother)...

                                      I only had the pleasure of reading your posts, and even through that have an idea of what a wise and kind person you are. It can only get better from here....the agony of every day life will be over and you can rest assured you have left your makr on the world.

                                      You are both very strong souls and we should all be proud to call you characters in our lives.

                                      An Irish woman is not drunk so long as she can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall off the earth.

                                      Give Blood - Ride Horses!
                                      "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future!" - Niels Bohr

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                                      • For Dublin, I did not wright it, but I thought it was fitting. I did not know Dublin, but read her posts, and she was such a wonderful person.

                                        Bridge of Love
                                        There is a bridge of love
                                        From our hearts to you
                                        Where we've built love and memories
                                        And admiration too.
                                        This bridge of love is strongly built
                                        To stretch far and wide
                                        Keeping thoughts of our precious angels
                                        Always by our sides

                                        It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones.
                                        * French Proverb

                                        http://www.geocities.com/eventingdre...?1041827280020
                                        Drea

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                                        • Poor Poor Dublin. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.

                                          Chelsea

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