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Author Topic: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)  (Read 3978 times)

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The seventh anniversary of one of the saddest days in the history of The Cauldron is almost upon us. If you were a member of The Cauldron any time from about 2003 to early 2006, you will remember Chavi (aka Storyteller Cat and, in offline life, Cathlene Patricia McKenna) and starting in early 2005, her ever positive reports on her battle with a rare form of cancer. (Some of these posted used to be available on our 2005 Archive Board -- but the software it ran on does not support modern versions of PHP.) The odds were against her from the beginning, but that did not stop her from fighting hard to try to be one of the rare survivors. And for a time it looked like she really might overcome those long odds. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be so.

Elspeth, one of the founders of this board passed over on April 19, 2010, after years of fighting congestive heart failure and other medical problems which kept her offline except for generally brief spells over the last five or six years before her death. She was a major participant here in the early years of this board and her posts can be found on our old Delphi forum. Some of her poetry and other writings can in old issues of our newsletter and in the Samhain section of our web site. The Cauldron would have never started if Elspeth had not wanted a forum to replace a small mailing list, The Grove, which she ran.

Marilyn (aka Absent) needs no introduction to the current members of this board. She was a long time active member of this board with many posts to her credit up until she suddenly passed on February 16th of this year. She was a long time staff member whose expertise on the Tarot was appreciated by all.

Monday, April 1, 2013, marks the seventh anniversary of Chavi's passing. It's been seven long years now and TC is still not the same without Chavi. Since the first anniversary of her passing, we have honored her on April 1st with 24 hours of candle burning. Two years ago, we started honoring Elspeth on this day as well. We will be continuing the tradition this year, only we will also be honoring Marilyn. We are asking all Cauldron members who knew Chavi, Elspeth, or Marilyn; knew of Chavi, Elspeth, or Marilyn; or who did not know any of these three people but just want to help honor three wonderful people who meant a lot to many members of TC (and wish to participate) to light a candle in honor of Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn at 8pm your local time on April 1st and let it burn for at least an hour. The object is to have 24 hours of candles burning for them -- one hour at a time around the world. Given things like oceans and the like, this may not be completely possible, but I'll bet we can come close -- especially as some of us let our candles burn for longer than one hour.

If you log in on April 1st, you will probably notice that many longtime members of this board have changed their avatar for the day to either an avatar of a hat or their regular avatar wearing a hat. These hats are usually somewhat silly. We do this in honor of Chavi who had a thing for silly hats.

If you want to participate, please post in here. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome to participate. If you can't participate at 8pm your time, feel free to pick a different hour, I can promise you that neither Chavi, Elspeth, nor Marilyn would have been sticklers about the time.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 02:06:04 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;103334
If you want to participate, please post in here. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome to participate. If you can't participate at 8pm your time, feel free to pick a different hour, I can promise you that neither Chavi, Elspeth, nor Marilyn would have been sticklers about the time.

 
Another year already.

My silly hat is ready.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 02:12:38 pm »
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I do wish that Chavi's posts were still available.  And it's still hard to admit that Marilyn is no longer with us.

I will light a candle as always.  I may need to find another silly hat avatar, though.


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ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 03:03:50 pm »
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If you want to participate, please post in here.

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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 03:46:45 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;103334

If you want to participate, please post in here. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome to participate. If you can't participate at 8pm your time, feel free to pick a different hour, I can promise you that neither Chavi, Elspeth, nor Marilyn would have been sticklers about the time.


*blinking away some tears and reporting for candle duty*

My candle will burn for longer than one hour.
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All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
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ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 07:18:25 pm »
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...

If you want to participate, please post in here...

I'm in.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 07:22:15 pm »
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I'm in.

 
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 07:51:04 pm »
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If you want to participate, please post in here.

 
I'm in.

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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 07:57:09 pm »
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I'm in.

 
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 08:59:25 pm »
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If you want to participate, please post in here. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome to participate. If you can't participate at 8pm your time, feel free to pick a different hour, I can promise you that neither Chavi, Elspeth, nor Marilyn would have been sticklers about the time.


Also in.  Hat and candle at the ready.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 09:47:40 pm »
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Just need a hat pic.

That reminds me, I have to find mine.

Lyric and I are in naturally. We'll probably start out candle burning after lunch and let it burn until we go to bed around 10pm.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 01:16:51 am »
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My hours of late have been highly unpredictable, so I dunno if I'll have a candle lit during that hour in my time zone or not.  I will, though, have one lit all the time that I'm awake (and at home) on 1 Apr.

And of course my avatar will have its silly hat on!

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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 01:22:47 am »
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I am in. I'll have a candle lit all day and evening.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 07:00:37 pm »
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If you want to participate, please post in here. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome to participate. If you can't participate at 8pm your time, feel free to pick a different hour, I can promise you that neither Chavi, Elspeth, nor Marilyn would have been sticklers about the time.

Just a reminder, tomorrow is April 1st.
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Re: ADMIN: Honoring Chavi, Elspeth, and Marilyn on April 1st (2013)
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 09:00:16 pm »
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Just a reminder, tomorrow is April 1st.

 
Thanks for the reminder. I'll be lighting a candle here.

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