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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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  • This is so sad, my sympathies to all of her family. I have been thinking of Dublin all weekend on and off. We are so fortunate to have made these connections thru the board and it amazes me that this goodbye to a beloved BB member, one I've never met, spoken to, seen or even personally corresponded with, can make me feel such loss. You will be missed Dublin.

    "Lighten up, Francis." -Stripes


    • This song by Paul Williams is very touching. If I could have found a version not sung by the Muppets I would have played it at my Dad's funeral. My Dad loved the Muppets but some in the congregation might have thought it disrespectful.

      When the Mountain Touches the Valley

      When the mountain touches the valley
      All the clouds are taught to fly
      As our souls will leave this land most peacefully
      Though our minds be filled with questions
      In our hearts we'll understand
      When the river meets the sea

      Like a flower that has blossomed
      In this dry and barren sand
      We are born and born again most gracefully
      Plus the winds of time will take us
      With a sure and steady hand
      When the river meets the sea

      Patience my brothers
      And patience my son
      In that sweet and final hour
      Truth and justice will be done

      Like a baby when it is sleeping
      In its mother's loving arms
      What a newborn baby dreams is a mystery (a mystery)

      But this life will find a purpose
      And in time we'll understand
      When the river meets the sea
      When the river meets the almighty sea

      Godspeed Dublin
      Much loff and sympathy to family and friends of DeeDee

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


      • David, Dee Dee, ANd Family, My thoughts are with you, God Bless.


        • what a tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss....

          "Practice does not make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect" - Christilot Boylen(in a roundabout way )
          "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
          Nothing worth having comes easily.


          • I'm so sorry for your loss!

            You're in the arms of the Angels
            May you find some comfort there~


            "A horse is a horse of course of course"...This person obviously never met MY horse!

            ~*~Mom of the wonderful Nikolas aka \"Niko\"~*~
            **Proud member of The Colorful blinb-bling helmet, SCgirls, BGSGand the EquinePhotog (do we have one yet?) cliques**


            • After having been out of town for the weekend I made it from page 23 to 29 and I have got to stop for now. I have to agree that it's difficult to type through the tears.
              Another tally for someone who never met Dublin but knew her through her posts and often looked for them as a source of optimism and knowledge.
              Also another tally for yet another who can't think of something to say that hasn't already been said. So at risk of repeating everyone else.
              David, I'm so sorry for your loss and happy for the wonderful times that you had. Also hope that you won't be a stranger, have to agree with the sentiment that there are now a huge number of people who would jump in front of a bus for you simply because of how well your wonderful wife spoke of you. God bless and know that our thoughts are with you, as is Deed.


              "Pay attention I said to my achin' head, listen up you fool you're gonna be with this one 'til you're dead."

              "Betwixt the stirrup and the ground, mercy I asked and mercy I found."
              \"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.\"

              \"Betwixt the stirrup and the ground, mercy I asked and mercy I found.\"


              • My deepest condolences... ...

                *formerly cfc*


                • My love to Dublin's family and friends.

                  Dublin, please hug my "Jane" for me. I miss her! She's a blast to ride bareback. Please have a gallop on her - but don't squeeze your legs too hard. She'll buck you off! And... when you brush her off she'll bite your butt, so be careful.

                  Take care of yourself and kiss all the critters in heaven - especially the horses.


                  • David- Thank you for posting and sharing your feelings with us. You and the rest of DDs family have my deepest condolences.

                    It is nice to know how much she was loved and that she is now pain free and doing all the things she loved to do.

                    I am sure she will be watching over all of you!!

                    Proud member of the ILMD[FN]HP and Bull Snap Haters Cliques


                    • Goddess called a good one home.
                      I know Dublin will be busy greeting all the angels who came to welcome her, and all the animal spirits you've named. And that she'll watch over Mr. Dublin with an even higher love than she gave him while in her human body.
                      {{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}} to Mr. Dublin and all the family. Take all the time you need to grieve, and to celebrate the wonderful life you were blessed to share for awhile.
                      Goddess's grace and strength uphold and sustain you all. Blessed be.


                      • Dave, I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



                        • Oh this is so sad. Dublin, may you rest in peace and finally be able to start riding again.

                          "Friends don't let friends reply to all"
                          \"Friends don\'t let friends reply to all\"


                          • Dublin--what else is there to say but thank you for being you and for sharing your time on this Earth with us.

                            Dave--know that this intense pain and loneliness will get better, that you will be able to take comfort in her presence when you need her near and that she is busily watching over us all doing the things for us and guiding us in a way she could not while bound with the earthly chains of mortality and disease.

                            GOD--A heartfelt thank you for gifting us with this truly special, incredible human being--thank you for our time with her, thank you for easing her passage from our realm, and having "met" her wonderful spirit here...I can't blame you one bit for calling her home.

                            We love you DeeDee

                            Proud Member of Wood Hill Farm who's motto is "I'm not going sober!"
                            Proud Member of Wood Hill Farm who's motto is "I'm not going sober!"


                            • Dublin and Dave,
                              My prayers are with you both. I rarely post but I've been a frequent lurker. Dublin, you will be missed.


                              • This poem by Mary Oliver is one of my favorites. It will probably seem sad at first, but also seems to me anyway to reflect the eternal cycle of life... My deepest sympathies, Sue L

                                IN BLACKWATER WOOD
                                Look, the trees
                                are turning
                                their own bodies
                                into pillars
                                of light,
                                are giving off the rich
                                fragrance of cinnamon
                                and fulfillment,
                                the long tapers
                                of cattails
                                are bursting and floating away over
                                the blue shoulders
                                of the ponds,
                                and every pond,
                                no matter what its
                                name is, is
                                nameless now.
                                Every year
                                I have ever learned
                                in my lifetime
                                leads back to this: the fires
                                and the black river of loss
                                whose other side
                                is salvation,
                                whose meaning
                                none of use will ever know.
                                To live in this world
                                you must be able
                                to do three things:
                                to love what is mortal,
                                to hold it
                                against your bones knowing
                                your own life depends on it;
                                and, when the time comes to let it go,
                                to let it go.
                                "Horsemanship is not merely a matter of bodily skills, but is based on scholarship and, therefore, is a matter of the mind and intellect." Charles de Kunffy



                                • I am so sad for all of us as well as Dublin's loved ones and close friends. I only had the pleasure of knowing her here, on this board. She was and is like a shooting star - we stand in awe of her brillance (especially her wit!) and are warmed to our very souls by the glow of her existence. Many, many condolences to the ones she loved and who loved her.

                                  Vermont - where winter riders are real riders.
                                  Vermont - where winter riders are real riders.


                                  • Wow....what sad news. I don't think I ever spoke with Dublin on here. My condolences go out to her husband and her family

                                    Equus2 Studios, Equine and Canine Fine Art
                                    Equus2 Studios, Equine and Canine Fine Art


                                    • I am in awe of and deeply moved by the depth of feeling expressed here by those fortunate enough to have known Dublin, the effect she had on a multitude of lives and the strength and support she was given both from this virtual community and from those who knew her in "real life." What a wonderful woman. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.


                                      • Erin sorry I am repeating myself....but could we chip in for a full page in COTH doing a collage of DD and her horses? With Merry's wonderful post.

                                        I am certain that Dave will help us.

                                        "Proud Member Of The I Loff Starman Babies, Sunnieflax and Horse Boxes Cliques" Bora Da
                                        Starman Babies


                                        • That's a great idea Bumpkin. I'd certainly chip in for that.

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