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Mushroom (Neroli) Memorial Thread
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You couldn't ask for a more compassionate, helpful soul . . . served with a side of funny.

 

We'll miss you Shroomie.

 

 

 

Condolences to Clayton. Peace to All.

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I imagine she is eating a nice pizza with a side of baked potato and a big bowl of ice cream or some decadent gluteny dessert.

I know that there is something else she is doing. As I mentioned in an email to the Tickle Me Elbow gang, I know that Neroli was a big cat lady. She spoke so fondly of her Miss Emily (which resonated with me as I am an Emily), and I knew that she was one of those people whom cats love.

Well, in the past month we have had to have our two elderly cats put to sleep, our old beautiful Tess just two days ago. Funny how things transpire.....for last night in my haze of grief, a great warmth suddenly washed over me, for I am sure that my two lovely little feline souls have met up with Neroli and have found her waiting lap.

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I'm sure of it, Em:)

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Prayers out to her family and everyone on this board, such a huge loss. She always was so encouraging, and will be missed tremendously. love the visual of her waiting lap in heaven.

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Oh Em, I promised myself I wouldn't cry but you got me with the cats. It is nice to think they will keep each other company.

I know it sounds stupid, but I hadn't really considered that she might not make it. She had just got through so much, I thought she would do it.

I remember soon after I arrived that someone asked if she was some super trendy 19 year old hottie, as she seemed so clued in to popular culture, and so full of life. I think that maybe in her head she was. Such spirit and relentless optimism.

I loved reading her posts, such warmth, wisdom and humor.

There will be a Mushroom shaped space left here

Mindwarp x

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She made a difference here and will be missed.

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Words cannot express my sadness.  A great woman who will be dearly missed.  She has been such a great support to me over the past 7 years.  I cannot imagine a world without her in it -_-   God bless Clayton and the rest of her family and friends.  Peace and love to you all.  Rest well Neroli, and know we love you :wub:

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...for last night in my haze of grief, a great warmth suddenly washed over me, for I am sure that my two lovely little feline souls have met up with Neroli and have found her waiting lap.

 That is  such a beautiful thought, Emily. Now I know my Thor and Maeve will have someone to pet them.

 

Yes, she loved cats, but one time when I mentioned how much I love the little bunnies frolicking in my yard, Shroomie gave me a stern lecture about the destructive  havoc rabbits wreak on the New Zealand landscape and that they were no- good varmints that should be shot. She would hear none of my plea for leniency because they are so cute and cuddly. She just kept saying "NO, NO,  NO IH ! Absolutely not!"

 

:lol:

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This is such sad news. Although Ive not been a member that long, its really touched a nerve with me. Shroomie gave me some great advice and always came over as a very warm and fun loving person and I looked forward to her popping up on here always raising a smile or ten. Thanks for all your help.

Rest in peace Shroomie ...

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I am at a total loss for words. Schroomie meant so very much to every one of us. She touched us all in ways that will leave a terrible void. There is so much I want to say (and perhaps will post it when I find the right words). I just wanted to let Clayton and their family know my thoughts and prayers are with them and that I hope the wonderful memories they have will help them in the difficult times ahead. I know our collective memories will always keep her alive on our forum and someday fill the void.

 

God bless you, dear friend.

 

Love,

Loey

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I know that there is something else she is doing. As I mentioned in an email to the Tickle Me Elbow gang, I know that Neroli was a big cat lady. She spoke so fondly of her Miss Emily (which resonated with me as I am an Emily), and I knew that she was one of those people whom cats love.

Well, in the past month we have had to have our two elderly cats put to sleep, our old beautiful Tess just two days ago. Funny how things transpire.....for last night in my haze of grief, a great warmth suddenly washed over me, for I am sure that my two lovely little feline souls have met up with Neroli and have found her waiting lap.

 

I'm sure they're with her  :)

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So sad. She was so witty, intelligent, compasionate and such a fighter. Shroomie, say hi to my Simon Kitty. Rest in peace, sweet lady.

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Y'know....I just don't think Shroomie is the 'rest in peace' type.  My guess is that she showed up in her new digs, gave all the kitties a quick snuggle, then sent them off after those dratted bunnies.  Then she picked herslef out a new set of boobs and hunted down whoever is in charge of designing food to give them a piece of her mind.  I'm sure getting them properly sorted will take a while, and I can only imagine who's next on her list to "see to".

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Karen, I apologize for leaving you out of my last post where I mentioned the people who first gave me help, compassion, and great advice. You were one of those people, along with Irish, Skylark, and of course Mushroom.

 

Now, I have to say this - I once had a cat who was so different from every other cat I ever had. Her name was Don't Jump, and she was smarter, funnier, and more loving that any cat in history.

 

She, I'm sure, was the first kitty to meet Mushroom in Heaven. She had to be because she wanted to thank Mushroom for helping me, and she needed to welcome her and give her all of that love.

 

I'm just babbling here folks. Still in shock I guess. When I got up this morning I started crying again.

 

I'm sure that if WE are hurting for Mushroom's family, that the people who knew her in "real life" must be surrounding them with love and comfort. If any of her friends in NZ are reading this, please please please, give them all hugs from us.

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As I stand on the mountaintop, the great bird approaches.
She is small in my sight, but grows larger on approach until I am blessed with the full sight of her graceful wings, proud countenance and good company.
 
All too quickly, she grows small again on the horizon and disappears from view.
And I call out, "Look, there. She's gone."
 
But there are other mountaintops beyond me.
And at the precise moment when I note the great bird's departure from my view, I know there are new eyes taking up the sight of her.....
And fresh voices calling out, "Look! Here she comes!"
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Wow, that is beautiful, Irish.....and, so, more tears..  .  ...   :(   :(

I've been hesitating to post the li'l sad-face emoticon, as it just seems so....understated...inadequate......there ain't no faces available to reflect how I feel...

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Wow, that is beautiful, Irish.....and, so, more tears..  .  ...   :(   :(

I've been hesitating to post the li'l sad-face emoticon, as it just seems so....understated...inadequate......there ain't no faces available to reflect how I feel...

 

Em, I feel as you do. I really do. I have been stumbling around for 2 days. I talked with Gotta SkiLisa and Gemini on the phone and emailed like mad with other members, Karen, Sylvia, celiac mindwarp, G F lover,  etc....trying to console each other. As I am sure all you Psiliies have done. :)  I never met Neroli in person, nor do I have a photo of her, but in my mind's eye, I see her as tall, elegant, lovely. big grin...... with (and these are her own words she said to me, I swear....! :)  )  big feet.

I dunno...Julia Child maybe?

 

I want to be upbeat to honor Neroli, yet I am devastated by the loss of someone so wonderful., so generous and so.... well, for lack of a better word "HIP". She just seemed to  "get it."..about life and living for the moment in so many ways..

 

it's the biggest conundrum since I lost my Dad. He told me, do not mourn me, baby...remember what I taught you and laugh!! (BTW, I read that poem when we interned his ashes and at my friend's funeral) 

 

 

I think it is okay to be both sad and yet, bouyed and joyous... and all the better for having known her. 

I loved that woman. 

 

and here is what she also taught me..........(IMHO of course)

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I know that there is something else she is doing. As I mentioned in an email to the Tickle Me Elbow gang, I know that Neroli was a big cat lady. She spoke so fondly of her Miss Emily (which resonated with me as I am an Emily), and I knew that she was one of those people whom cats love.

Well, in the past month we have had to have our two elderly cats put to sleep, our old beautiful Tess just two days ago. Funny how things transpire.....for last night in my haze of grief, a great warmth suddenly washed over me, for I am sure that my two lovely little feline souls have met up with Neroli and have found her waiting lap.

I'm so sorry about your kitties.  I have had to put down too many animals over the years and it's as hard as losing a human friend.  All I can picture now is Mushroom in heaven, being followed by all these kitties that everyone has owned....probably going "Feed me, feed me"!

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I have just seen this. She was so kind, knowledgeable and it was an honor to have known her on this board. She will be missed greatly.

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I've been struggling to find a quote that does justice to our dear friend. I think I've finally found one. It's from the show Touch:

 

"We can not help but wonder how much difference one person makes in the world. We look inside ourselves questioning if we have the capacity for wisdom and greatness but the truth is every time we take an action we make an impact, every single thing we do has an effect on the people around us. Every choice we make sends ripples into the world and our smallest acts of kindness can cause a chain reaction of unforeseen greatness. We may not witness the results but they happen all the same.

 

The point where all things are possible, the moment when a choice is made or an action taken, the breath inhaled before a first step forward and at most the last chain reaction started by those moments and actions and choices are always the ones that are started by love..."

 

 Dearest Schroomie, you showed each and every one of us the difference one person can make. We have all been blessed by how often you touched our lives and will continue to. I know that you are watching over us all.

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As I stand on the mountaintop, the great bird approaches.
She is small in my sight, but grows larger on approach until I am blessed with the full sight of her graceful wings, proud countenance and good company.
 
All too quickly, she grows small again on the horizon and disappears from view.
And I call out, "Look, there. She's gone."
 
But there are other mountaintops beyond me.
And at the precise moment when I note the great bird's departure from my view, I know there are new eyes taking up the sight of her.....
And fresh voices calling out, "Look! Here she comes!"

 

 

Just beautiful ...

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I just saw this. I am not here as frequently as I was.

This is very, very sad. Like many others, Mushroom was a great friend and teacher when I arrived in this forum.

I will truly miss her.

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no disrespect meant "oh, shoot", think George Carlin.......a bright, educated mind....sent to the next task....

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I didn't realize until today.  :(  I was wondering where she was...

 

She was lovely and helped me a bunch too. One I regretted would only remain a penpal. What a loss for everyone who has known her.

 

Best wishes to her family.

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i had read the title of this thread but not actually read it,

 

i thought it couldnt be an actual memorial thread and i in no way associated the word "mushroom" with our mushroom. im shocked! i havent been here long but she was one of the first people to comment and help me. i had missed her posts and wondered where she was, so sorry for her family and friends, so sad.

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