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Old 12-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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We must say "Farewell" to one of our own.

Shining Star

The angels looked down from heaven one night
They searched for miles afar,
And deep within the distance
They could see a shining star.

They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven
Forever to remain.

Look down on us from heaven
Keep us free from hurt and pain,
You'll always be within my heart
Until we meet again.

DC lost a shining star this morning. Our dear, sweet kadesma died early this morning Pacific Time and will leave an indelible impression on many of us.

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She was a gentle lady who graced DC with her presence in the fall of 2004 and management, in its wisdom, made her a part of the management team in August of 2006. She was a wise woman and a fine judge of character.

As was evidenced by her posts, her family (especially her grandchildren) was what made her go and filled her heart.

Those of us who had the honor to work alongside her will be forever changed and enriched. We all loved her.

I am sorry to be the bearer of this sad news but she would want all her family here at DC celebrate her life.

So...let's say, "Glad to have known you, Shining Star!"


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Old 12-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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GoodNight, Ma! It no longer hurts. Love you. Forever in my heart.


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Old 12-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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CJ was one of the first handful of DC members and her positive and caring posts helped shape the community. She always had kind and encouraging comments to offer; most especially to new cooks..

Here is a link to her profile page and a there is a brief biography there. Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums - View Profile: kadesma

We will miss her deeply.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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Goodbye, sweet lady. We'll miss you, Ma.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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I've had tears off and on since I got the news. Kadesma was a lovely person and an example for me on how to be gracious and kind. She loved hard and gave of herself everyday in so many ways. I'm going to miss her. She leaves a hole in our DC family, and in my heart. Bye CJ.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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My heart, thoughts and prayers go to CJ's family. Though I never met her in person, I sought her out on DC. I loved hearing about her family (especially the grandchildren) and what she had cooking (in and out of the kitchen.) I will sincerely miss her and send my deepest sympathy to those who loved her on and offline.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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I'm so terribly sorry to hear this news. Although I didn't know her as well as some of you, it was obvious she was a sweet woman who had nothing but kind words for everyone.

I loved her recipes. They were always of the "a little of this, a little of that" type, and reminded me of the ones my grandmother passed on to me.

Rest in peace, Kadesma.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #8
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I'm so sad to read this. I'm crying. Good bye sweet lady. We will miss you and your wonderful recipes. My sincerest condolences to her family.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #9
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I had to come back to pay my respects to a lady who changed my life. She literally became my Ma - helping me through my Dad's illness and passing. We talked on the phone, sent PM's to each other of encouragement regarding our personal struggles with health and other challenges.

Dear Ma, I am glad you are no longer suffering and are where you want to be. I will miss you and thank you for being part of my life.

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
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I am very sorry. I didn't know anything was wrong until Cat started crying and ran outside with Azia.

I found this thread on Cat's desktop.

I'm so sorry for her passing. I liked her very much and so did Cat. She was so kind to Cat.

This is a terrible loss. I'll always remember her for being so good to my daughter here.

I'm very, very sorry. Cat and I will miss her very much.

Yours truly,

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