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    My tribute to Eileen

    I type this post with my heart in my throat and clammy palms as I don't know how to relay my thoughts and emotions within it. Also, I am not sure if I will ignite sadness in those closest to Eileen if they see or read this message, so due to this I respectfully request that if any administrator consider this post out of place or untimely, please remove it from the board. Please note that I type this message in the greatest respect to a person that I have never met, yet wished I did.

    When I logged in this morning and saw Eileenís user picture at the top of the page I experienced a compassion that I have not felt for a while. I have been a member on this site for a while now and have known about Eileen as one of the originators of this site. Some moderators have expressed deep endearment towards her and this can only tell me how close they were to her and how much respect they had for her and the role she played within their lives and for this forum. Though I discovered this site too late to have interacted with her, I would like to express my highest respect and appreciation for her. This site has enriched my life and knowledge and I would like to accredit her on this day with the fact that much of this is directly due to her. Thank you Eileen for leaving me a legacy of your life and love. The efforts that you have put into this site remind me daily of your helpfulness and desire to enrich the lives of those around you. My prayer is that the blessings of your selflessness will continue to reward your family and friends for a long time to come.

    Respectfully...
    Regards,
    Rudi

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    Re: My tribute to Eileen

    It took me a little time to get myself composed enough emotionally to write this. I don't know that I've ever said this publicly but Mum was my "first friend" here in The Lounge and my continuing respect for HER is the reason I spell this place as proper nouns as I do. She guided me, taught me, encouraged me and yes, chewed me out a couple of times too! I can say truly that I've made several more mistakes since she left us than I ever did while she was "watching" her flock!

    Vale indeed!

    YOUR words were very touching, Rudi. Thanks!

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    Re: My tribute to Eileen

    I think you have expressed a lot of how I think about Eileen and I wish, as you, that I had been able to know her. I'm thankful she was here for us and since I do believe in Heaven, I expect to see her there! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> ps: I imagine you've read this <post:=437,575>post 437,575</post:>


    "Peace begins with a smile. "-- Mother Teresa

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    Re: My tribute to Eileen

    Hi Skitterbug,
    I did see that thread. It really shows how much people she touched. TX
    Regards,
    Rudi

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