Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 11-22-2009, 10:57 PM   #3811
LittleBlackRaincloud
It's a disguise, not an attitude
Should wear a sun shirt for the next trip
Is haunted by visions of Elvis in the Mansion
All this talk has my uterus in a bunch!
 
LittleBlackRaincloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,024

I'm also thankful that I got to know her. She was a huge support to me back last fall and winter when I was dealing with Nathan's autism diagnosis. She shared some personal stories with me and encouraged me more than I think she knew. She was also extremely supportive when my Dad was ill. I can't imagine never getting another message from her again. She was so full of life. I just don't understand how this could happen to someone so sweet and full of love for everyone.

I liked the image Jane created in my mind of her sitting in heaven on a bench with Walt. Thanks for that.

I like your ideas Beth, the armband sounds like a great idea. I was thinking of making buttons for all of us with her picture. We could wear it with a sparkly/pink/wild print ribbon. That's what I was going to suggest. I wonder which picture she would want us to use if we did something like that?
__________________



Our Family: DH-Bruce , Me-Heather , DS6-Nathan , DS5-Nolan , DD2-Natalie
LittleBlackRaincloud is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #3812
jordansmomma
DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister
I would so be in...but I am not climbing on top
The cheap & free ones are not that bad
 
jordansmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Desert Oasis, Washington
Posts: 4,629

I know we are all sad and grieving but maybe it might help to post something happy or funny about Dawn?

I know that in the last year that I have known Dawn we have shared many texts and some rather funny late night calls.

(I am going to try to post this without getting in trouble from the mods, and if I do thats ok. It will be worth it. I changed names and left out info to protect the innocent.....)

As I am sitting here trying to finish my last assignment of the week, I keep thinking of Dawn. Then I just started laughing, I could hear her voice from a conversation we had a months ago, before we became the founding members of the Bad Girls Club!! One night after Dawn had seen a post on the Divas board she responded to the lunch lady and before she had posted it she called me and we laughed and laughed. I can still hear her voice as she was like everyone has problems, no ones is worse than anyone elses.
I remember at one point I was laughing so hard I woke Jordan up.

Then when I had knee surgery in June, she sent me the nicest care package. Along with some very interesting maple bacon suckers. I thought she was crazy or had lacked taste buds.

Her potato money winnings in Vegas. That was such a great time getting to visit with her again!


In July when I had a miscarriage, she just knew the right words to say to comfort you.

Last month at Sallys birthday party. Talking with her and seeing how much her loved ones meant to her.
She is one of a kind.

Now while we both found out we had the flu and I confided in her some other news. She was excited and very understanding how secrets need to be kept until the time is right. She was very caring and understanding.

We both sent each other texts to get well soon and how are feelin. Are you coughing up this color of stuff (TMI in know), what can you eat. Dawn was truely a great friend, an amazing woman, and I will forever miss her.


So what is your happy memory of Dawn???

Last edited by jordansmomma; 11-22-2009 at 11:05 PM.
jordansmomma is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-22-2009, 11:00 PM   #3813
21yankees
I want to move into Disneyland!

 
21yankees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,512

Cheryl.


steph
__________________


AKA Cynical Dwarf
21yankees is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #3814
mommaU4

The one who started it - DIS ladies do DLR
Well, I never said I wasn't insane. I just don't want them thinking that
 
mommaU4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
Posts: 44,193

With everything going on, I just realized we are 5 pages over the thread limit. I don't want us to get in trouble with the mods.

Shall I start a new thread now? And we can start it over fresh with happy memory postings of Dawn as Deb just suggested?
__________________
mommaU4 is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:05 PM   #3815
Mary Jo
Techarita
Loves the star on the mountain
 
Mary Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: West of the original Magic Kingdom
Posts: 25,300
DISboards Moderator

Good idea, Beth. I was so caught up, I forgot to keep track, too.
Mary Jo is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:05 PM   #3816
toocherie

By the way, the foregoing is not LEGAL advice
I'm also easy--it says so on all the bathroom walls
 
toocherie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,323

sounds like plan Beth
__________________

toocherie is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:07 PM   #3817
Queenbillabong
Second to the right and straight on til morning
Just like melted butter
We may need a table by the loo
 
Queenbillabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beautiful BC
Posts: 4,266

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommaU4 View Post
With everything going on, I just realized we are 5 pages over the thread limit. I don't want us to get in trouble with the mods.

Shall I start a new thread now? And we can start it over fresh with happy memory postings of Dawn as Deb just suggested?
That sounds like a great idea Beth
__________________
Queenbillabong is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:08 PM   #3818
prettyprincessbelle
I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yum YUM!
Pots and pans? Seriously?!
 
prettyprincessbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Camarillo, California
Posts: 5,246

Quote:
Originally Posted by jordansmomma View Post
I know we are all sad and grieving but maybe it might help to post something happy or funny about Dawn?

I know that in the last year that I known Dawn we have shared many texts and some rather funny late night calls.

(I am going to try to post this without getting in trouble from the mods, and if I do thats ok. It will be worth it. I changed names and left out info to protect the innocent.....)

As I am sitting here trying to finish my last assignment of the week, I keep thinking of Dawn. Then I just started laughing, I could hear her voice from a conversation we had a months ago, before we became the founding members of the Bad Girls Club!! One night after Dawn had seen a post on the Divas board she responded to the lunch lady and before she had posted it she called me and we laughed and laughed. I can still hear her voice as she was like everyone has problems, no ones is worse than anyone elses.
I remember at one point I was laughing so hard I woke Jordan up.

Then when I had knee surgery in June, she sent me the nicest care package. Along with some very interesting maple bacon suckers. I thought she was crazy or had lacked taste buds.

Her potato money winnings in Vegas. That was such a great time!


In July when I had a miscarriage, she just knew the right words to say to comfort you.

Last month at Sallys birthday party. Talking with her and seeing how much her loved ones meant to her.
She is one of a kind.

Now while we both found out we had the flu and I confided in her some other news. She was excited and very understanding how secrets need to be kept until the time is right. She was very caring and understanding.

We both sent each other texts to get well soon and how are feelin. Are you coughing up this color of stuff (TMI in know), what can you eat. Dawn was truely a great friend, an amazing woman, and I will forever miss her.


So what is your happy memory of Dawn???
With the Halloween exchange Dawn sent me those maple bacon suckers too!!! I was going to ask her what they tasted like, but I never did. I still have it, I'll eat it tomorrow!!

She was so sweet with that exchange. She sent me a PM about a week before I got my package and said "Well I know someone specially requested you!!" And it was her. She packed that HUGE box to the brim. I couldn't believe how above and beyond she went with that exchange. I'm wearing the socks she got me right now.
__________________
Courtney
prettyprincessbelle is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:13 PM   #3819
mommaU4

The one who started it - DIS ladies do DLR
Well, I never said I wasn't insane. I just don't want them thinking that
 
mommaU4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
Posts: 44,193

Okay, give me a few minutes and I'll start a new one. The first few, say 14 posts please let me reserve for all our info. Thanks.
I'll post once I get it up and running.
__________________
mommaU4 is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #3820
disney-inspired

Disney on the brain 24/7/365!
*grumble* stupid cm *grumble*
 
disney-inspired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 58.6 miles from Disneyland
Posts: 4,259

Quote:
Originally Posted by toocherie View Post
Hi ladies. This is not a message I wanted to post. I just got this from her friend Paula.



I am sending this email with thank you for all your prayers and thoughts for Dawn, this made such a difference to her. I am writing to you from the family to let you know that we lost our precious wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend about 2 hours ago. She had a very bad night and her body got too weak and could not take any more. With the options that Bob and the family had, this was a better alternative because we all know Dawn did not want to live by a machine. The family is together and will be making arrangements and we will send those details out as soon as we have them. Thank you for all your support and love and prayers, please keep them coming as the next few days will be very hard for them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by prettyprincessbelle View Post
I think all of these are wonderful ideas. I really want to do something in her memory.
Quote:
Originally Posted by toocherie View Post
Thanks ladies. Really--I'm fine. The one I'm really worried about is Sally.

I don't think all of you know this--but Dawn has a scare earlier this year with a potential of breast cancer--which turned out not to be--but Sally was very upset and PM'd me that she didn't know what she would do if she lost her Dawn. And now she has.

I also keep thinking about Dawn's little grandchildren--she was such a big part of their lives and how sad that they are going to miss having their Grandma to do so many fun things with. During the last trip Dawn and I had bought a lot of 100 pins off the Internet--we sat in the concierge lounge one afternoon and divided them up between Dawn, Sally and me. Wendy was there too and got some. Most of Dawn's pins, however, were for her grandkids. She was picking out which ones she wanted with the thought of which ones they would like.
I didn't know what to expect when I logged on tonight but as I read the updates on FB I'm greatly saddened by the loss of our Dawn and I've only known her for a short time I cannot imagine what her family is going through.

She was taken too soon from us. She was such a sweet, caring, loving and great friend.

Now all I can do is pray for her family and this great struggle they must go through, and right before the holidays

A group hug for all of you and especially Cheryl because I knew you were extra close to Dawn.

I really don't know what else to say.
__________________


disney-inspired is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #3821
prettyprincessbelle
I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yum YUM!
Pots and pans? Seriously?!
 
prettyprincessbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Camarillo, California
Posts: 5,246

Has anyone talked to Melody? I know she was out of town and away from a computer this weekend.
__________________
Courtney
prettyprincessbelle is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #3822
CoMickey
Happy Dweedle... or is that Tweedle?
 
CoMickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: California NOW!
Posts: 1,409

Quote:
Originally Posted by toocherie View Post
she was 45 last September. I am honored that some of us got to celebrate her birthday with her.
I am glad that we were able to celebrate her birthday with her too, that was the first time I met Dawn and she gave me one of her great hugs and I felt like I had known her for years.

We had a dinner to go to tonight and it was such a challenge to make small talk when my heart was so sad but I had put on the bracelet that Dawn had given us at her birthday (she was so generous and gave us gifts for her birthday) and all night I kept touching the little heart on the bracelet to get me through without letting anyone know that I was crying inside.
__________________
Vicki






CoMickey is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:32 PM   #3823
mommaU4

The one who started it - DIS ladies do DLR
Well, I never said I wasn't insane. I just don't want them thinking that
 
mommaU4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
Posts: 44,193

Alright ladies, the new thread is ready to go. You can find it here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2337050

Mary Jo, I think this one can be locked when you are ready. Thank you.

Last edited by mommaU4; 11-22-2009 at 11:43 PM.
mommaU4 is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #3824
kelmac284
I wish I lived near one of the parks so I could go anytime I wanted
He was so enamoured with her...
 
kelmac284's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,367

Cheryl that was beautiful!

Deb I agree about writing fun things! I think that is a good idea. I know Dawn would like that!

I noticed that we were getting over our limit but I will be honest I was a little sad that we were going to have to close this thread because it still has posts from Dawn on them and once this thread is closed that means there will no longer be a thread with her posts on it. I just went back and read her last few posts. Can you tell I am having a hard time accepting this? I just can't wrap my head around the fact that she is REALLY gone! I know it yet it doesn't seem real!
__________________

DL 1st trip 76 last trip 3/14 next trip ??
DW 1st trip 5/02 last trip 11/10 next trip 11/14
kelmac284 is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
There is NO random dancing at Disney! A June TR *NEW 9/19 *FINAL THOUGHTS* cjackearl Completed Trip Reports 717 10-04-2009 07:02 AM
I have a headache from planning this trip and could use some opinions please! Epcot4Me Disney World Tips 12 08-12-2009 02:44 AM
Mean Teen Girls Vent Update page 9 JoiseyMom Community Board 135 08-12-2009 01:48 AM
*Girls DL Trip* OLD THREAD mommaU4 Disneyland (California) 3678 08-08-2009 09:30 AM
planning? Lesleyluvsdisney Disneyland (California) 14 08-07-2009 09:04 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: