The TVM - for Calma....

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:24 am

Ninui wrote:Would like to make a donation to my local no kill animal shelter in her name. Do you think it would be appropriate to say "Calma" on the donation?


I think it should be fine, Ninui. I was thinking of doing the same.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Thor 'n' Oakenshield » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:33 am

Tookish_Traveler wrote:Yea, Calma was great with welcoming new folks. :)

I'm glad you came aboard, Thor.


Thank you, Tooks. I'm glad I'm here, and I'm glad that I got to know Calma. I can only imagine how hard it is for you, all of you, who've known her so much longer. I have to admit, I started crying last night, thinking of last year when I sent her one of my Christmas cards, but my handwriting was so awful, and I was smudging the ink while writing it, and worrying that it would get sent to the wrong address...I'm going to start crying again now, just thinking about it.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby SimplySable » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:31 am

We can all use that duct tape to tape her to our hearts.

She was a real cat person but appreciated all animals. Even fed the squirrels and birds in her back yard.
She loved watching Pitbulls and Parolees and the Westminster Dog show.
I know she would be pleased with a donation in Calma's name.

I sit here and feel that she isn't gone and I will go over to the house and she will be there.
And we will play in our DnD worlds and talk and laugh and do the *b* word about things that bother us.

I just can't take in the fact that I can't just pick up the phone and talk to her.

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:53 pm

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby telcontarian » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:57 pm

I am so very sorry to hear about Calma. I posted with her on the Thread of Today and she was always such a warm and caring person. The world will be a sadder place without her. Sending my love and thoughts to you all.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby heliona » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:19 pm

Fly by post as it's late at night here, but I had to stop in to post my condolences for Calma. I have many, many fond memories of her from Talk; the TVM, MoST and MoME. Such dreadful, dreadful news. My thoughts are with everyone who knew her.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:32 pm

I too am so very saddened to hear of our beloved Calma's passing! Sable I am so sorry for you as well because I know you were the best of friends and it will hit you even harder then the rest of us who have known her since either she joined TORC or we did!! So many years and so many memories! We are losing so many now. We lost Marc (CockRobin) in February and now Calma. :( :( :(

We will miss you Calma, our dear friend!! You have sailed into the West and we will see you once more when we cross over too.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby luthienelflover » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:50 pm

Sable, thank you for letting us know. I’m heartbroken to hear of her passing. She was a true gem. :(
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Frelga » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:10 pm

I had no idea Calma was that unwell. Her posts were all about cozy and homey things and she was always the keeper of the hearth here. May her memory be for blessing.

Sable, extra hugs for you. She was fortunate to have you for a friend in real life.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby RoseMorninStar » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 pm

This makes me sad that I haven't stopped in to say 'hi' in such a long while. A small thing perhaps, but I 'm sure it would have been appreciated. Calma was a gentle soul. :grouphug: :rose:
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 am

Thanks for stopping in, everyone. :)

Sable, another :hug: for you.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Thor 'n' Oakenshield » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:07 am

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 am

I betcha Calma would like us to celebrate our friendship and fun here at TORC. I know she loved good Mexican food.

Chimichangas for all!!!!

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And some coke....

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby truehobbit » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm

Thought I'd check in to say how sad it is that Calma passed away - she was one of the people who made the Bird and Baby such a comfy, home-like place to be, with a cheerful sense of humour and a kind word for everyone.
When I saw she was still posting so cheerfully and talking about getting better so recently, it made the news even more shocking. :(
It's good to know that she died peacefully and at home, though.

Thanks for being such a good friend, Sable, and for letting us know.

For all of us and Calma: :grouphug:
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby SimplySable » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm

And for dessert....

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm

Thanks for stopping in, truehobbit. :) :hug:

Sable... that looks absolutely wonderful!!!! Can I have 2 pieces?

I luvvvvvvvvvvv blueberries.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:42 pm

I am absolutely gobsmacked.

Just the other day I thought, I need to get back to Torc and say hi to everyone and Calma had been on my mind a lot...now I know why. :(

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Sable, I can tell you from experience that this is going to be oh-so-very-hard. I thought I would lose my mind when I went through it. There were two things that helped...three really. First, even through I was super pissed at him, I knew God was holding me up. I think I really would have lost my mind otherwise. Secondly, I learned to not plan any further than a few hours ahead...sometimes just a few minutes. I couldn't handle more than that for a long time. The last thing was the love of family and friends. In fact, I think I'm married to Rob because he didn't just do the whole "I'm so sorry" thing, he wrote me a letter telling me how much he loved Shellie and how he knew my heart was broken, but that someday it would be better.

It will heal...and it will always hurt. There will be a scar there that nothing will completely be able to heal. BUT, and this is big, BUT don't let it shut you down or out. Reach out to people, come to us!, cry...cry whenever you need to for as long as you need too. And laugh, and yell and scream and giggle...whatever hits you at any moment. Calma would understand. We all love you and we're here for you. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby SimplySable » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:25 pm

Took Calma's babyman to the funeral home today to arrange for her passing.
He chose a lovely urn and I noticed one of the other ones had football players on it.
Well I mentioned that it is too bad they don't have Mariners. The gentleman said but they do.
So her hubby picked simply her name and dates on the side and the Mariners logo on top. She will love that.
It hurts but with all the love I am getting through it all. Her family is sad but moving on in rememberance.

Thanks for all the love you are sending out.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:47 am

That is neat about the Mariners logo, Sable.

She would get a kick out of that. :)
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby rwhen » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:23 am

Ah such a sad reason to come to TORC this morning.

Thanks to Scribbles and Tooks for taking a moment to let me know. ((hugs))

SABLE my friend. Over the many Christmas cards we shared and chats here on TORC, I know what a special and loved person you were for our dear Micky. For decades I felt like Calma was a board traveling sister from Welcome to The One Ring and everything in between. I know she is waiting for us with a smile and open arms in new lands with so many other of our TORC friends. I think Spock is walking with her on some Vulcan outpost chatting away about the years of adventures together. And For TOOKS especially, she helped to keep the TVM always moving along, duct tape at the ready and always the adventurer in the copilot seat with you. My heart breaks for you and Sable and her Baby Man and boys at this time.

God bless you dear one. I shall never ever forget you.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:26 am

If I throw out a big :grouphug: now, will rwhen catch it in time???

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 pm

Oh, I hope so. :)

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby rwhen » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:33 pm

Thanks Iris :hug: back to you too.

I think I am going to be around for a bit. Don't get all tired of me too soon please. ;)

Tooks, good to see you sporting Louie, that devil!! :D
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 pm

We won't get tired of you, rwhen. :D

*gets out the duct tape, just in case*
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby notlistening » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 am

I passed on the news about Calma to Scribbles. She is much saddened.

Sable, can you give Calm'a "baby man" many hugs from us all, please! Is there a place to send ecards? I don't think I could get one there from Oz in under 10 days.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Thor 'n' Oakenshield » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 am

Gosh, I'm going to start crying (happy tears), seeing all of this love and support! This is why I love TORC, because even in hard times we come together as one family: it's so comforting. TORC is an emotional support that I can always fall back on when times are rough. And these past few days, without Calma, these have been rough. So...I'm just gonna take a moment just to thank everybody for always being here: you guys are the best.
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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby rwhen » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:59 pm

Tooks, it occurs to me after checking out the forums and threads and the TVM with you and all the friends of the TVM has been the one constant here on TORC. Thanks for always keeping the home light burning. I know I am not alone in this sentiment.

nl Scribbles wrote me that you had notified her about Calma. I always smile when I think of "notlistening". I hope that Sable is able to help you with an place to send an ecard. There may be more that could benefit from this information as well. :hug:

*roots around the TVM and finds some framed photos of TVM friends. Nailing them to the interior wall of the TVM, a suspiciously large hole appears* OOPS...I'm outta here!! *runs*
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The Expected Party!! is now on the road to Gondor to celebrate. Join us.

And getting into trouble with Rally The Eldar.

Yes Ayslhyn, I do still remember.

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Re: The TVM - for Calma....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:56 pm

Well, we are a time machine after all rwhen. Too bad we can't go back and bring our friends to the present. :(

As for the hole in the wall.... be careful or you'll let the raccoons out. ;)

nl, I don't know if Calma's babyman had access to her email. Do you have that address?

Thor, you are pretty great your own self. :)
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Postby Ninui » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:35 pm

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