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Offline Adrian

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"Jackie's Friends"
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:56:41 PM »
Hey everyone - Jackie (PaintedShoes) has been one of the original members on this forum - our "honorary" Moderator, great friend, confidante, and Ambassador.  This thread is for her.  "Meet Your Neighbours" was one of Jackie's favorite parts of the forum, so, we thought it appropriate to open it here.  This thread is for anyone and everyone who would like to talk about meeting Jackie, knowing Jackie, posting pictures, talking about her life, and just generally what an amazing lady she is.  A "Sentimental Journey" - any information that is allowed to be public will be posted in here and hopefully through friends/family we can keep all updated.  Whatever way the Miracle goes, the Universe is on her side.

Major Developments in Jackie's situation will be posted here:

Email from Jackie's daughter on Jan. 21

Jackie passed away, Jan. 23 2008

Comments from Jackie's daughter-in-law, Jan. 23

An Invite, from Jackie's daughter, to a Memorial Gathering Sat Jan. 26th

A message from Jackie's Daughter-In-Law, Paula

Memorial Gathering Photos

Announcement for scattering Jackie's ashes in Oxford in June

Jackie's Family Receives the Book from the Forum

Jackie Arrives in England

Roses for Jackie on Brokenback Mountain, WY

Jackie's Summer Solstice

‘Tahitian Skies’...in memory of Jackie, by Bass51/Lenny  (File is available for download)

In Loving Memory (Video) - January 21, 2009
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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 04:59:26 PM »
Jackie, all my thoughts and prayers are going out to you right now.

I love you honey.  You're one of the best people I have ever, ever known.

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 05:00:55 PM »
Thanks for opening this thread to a well deserved recipient...

Will sort out all my thoughts and photos...

Jackie wanted all her friends to stick together and support her, so here we are...

LOVE YOU JACKIE  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
The Greatest thing is to love and be loved in return...

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 05:02:56 PM »
I love you, Ms. Jiminy - my thoughts and prayers are for YOU
"You got no fuckin idea how bad it gets"

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 05:05:28 PM »
I just don't know what to say anymore, maybe I could share a PM that she sent me at Thanksgiving;

Dear Lola,

One of my customs at Thanksgiving time is to assess the gifts for which I am thankful.  Getting to know you a little has been one of the sweetest ones.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and all who are precious to you. Yes, I know yours was last month, but humor me, ok?   

Hugs,
Jackie


 :'(


I typed her back "well aren't you the sweetest little thing"  and she typed back "believe me,  I'm not that sweet"  :D


Well I beg to differ Jackie, you are one of the sweetest people on this board and you are a fighter!!!   So fight my love!


We love you...
 
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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 05:05:34 PM »
Love you Jackie, a wonderful friend, a delightful travelling companion, someone to confide in, and one to share a lot of laughter.

Thank you, and we over here on the other side of the river are still praying hard for you, that what is best may happen.

We were honored that you visited us, and I'm grateful for the times visiting you.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 05:07:14 PM »
Thanks, Adrian, for getting this thread going. We are going to need it.

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 05:08:47 PM »
Dear Jackie,

Just a quick note here to let you know that my thought and prayers are with you.

I will hold you in my mind and send you good thoughts.

Much love,

Michael
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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 05:09:02 PM »
Thank you, and we over here on the other side of the river are still praying hard for you, that what is best may happen.
That is really the best we could pray for, dear dear Fritz - that what is best may happen, what is best for Jackie.

Good night, my friends...
"You got no fuckin idea how bad it gets"

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 05:09:26 PM »
Here is a post from Jackie January 2006 - Could not quote it as the thread is locked...


Hello to ALL of my friends here.  I just came back from seeing the movie for the 8th time...the emotions are stiill washing over my like some kind of healing waters.  After reading these last few posts, I hope that all of you can remember why we are all here, why we love this film...that somehow it has enabled all of us to find some kind of healing of our souls...illuminating the pain, the joy, the passion that all of us want, or had, or miss.  We are a family in the best possible sense because we choose each other.  I admire and respect each of you for the insights into yourselves that you have chosen to share, for isn't that what this film teaches us...to share of ourselves with those we love...to BE ourselves for those we treasure.  Let's go on from here.

This really sums up our wonderful Jackie's heart and spirit :)
The Greatest thing is to love and be loved in return...

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 05:11:35 PM »
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on
Through the wind
Walk on
Through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on
Oh walk on

Walk on
With hope
Hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 05:12:10 PM »



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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 05:13:26 PM »
Hello Jackie. I only know you by your "Painted Shoes" pseudonym and I haven't had the pleasure of your company and friendship,but I want to wish you all the strength in the world to fight the illness that's besieging you right now.

You are obviously dearly loved by many people and there will be many prayers going up for you tonight,including from me. Hang on in there, we are all willing you to get better.

God bless you and keep you safe,
Love Nadine xx
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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 05:16:13 PM »
... and let us not forget Boris'/Jari's famous words:

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN
"You got no fuckin idea how bad it gets"

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Re: "Jackie's Friends"
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 05:16:18 PM »
Originally posted in the "Affected Me" thread, but I've copied it here.









I will never forget when I first reached 1,000 posts, and I started a thread about what my special name should be.  I received a number of joking replies, all of which made me laugh.

And then Jackie posted, and said I should be called "Faithful Friend", because that was the one description that she felt fit me the most.  I was so touched, I called to thank her, and it became my "tag" here, and it will never change.

When the Texas BBQ took place in '06, my direct flight from NJ to Tx had ended up becoming 2 layovers, and many missed flights due to a security scare.  What was supposed to be a flight landing at noon on Thursday, beccame an 18 hour ordeal that ended just after midnight, so technically Friday AM.

I got off that plane, and bleary-eyed, tried to locate my bags.  When I found them, there was a touch on my shoulder from behind, and I heard "Hello Faithful Friend".   It was Jackie, she had come to the airport to meet me, and she gave my weary body a big hug.

I've since had the good fortune to see Jackie many times over the next two years, twice at her apartment, once in Ocean City, once in Bay City, once in NYC, and once in Colorado.  Every time she saw me, I was greeted the same way, with a big hug and a "Faithful Friend".

When I went through hard times, she would call me to check up on me, and always made time to take my calls when I needed to talk.

Jackie, I'm sending all my prayers and love, and if I could, my strength as well.











She's just a few hours drive from me
she lives on the same coast
a woman that we all hold dear
and who would frequently post
to this forum where she made friends
where she'd spend parts of her day
and little did she know
she touched our hearts along the way
with the way she shared her feelings
and the way she talked to us
free with her time and her emotions
and she never raised a fuss
I'm sure that Jackie knows
that we're praying for her now
and we'd take this pain from her
if we truly just knew how
so let's hold on to each other
while we pray to God above
focus now on Jackie
and we'll send her all our love





we love you, Jackie!