Remembering Stephanie, Tinkerbell2300

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Dan Murphy, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
    Moof said it well last year, I think I will let him repeat this year.........


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    <p><font face="verdana,arial,helvetica" size="1">Registered: Sep 1999<br>
    Location: Earth,Sun,Milky Way,Second Star on the right and straight ahead
    till morning<br>
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    <p><font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" size="2"><center><b>In Memory of
    Stephanie , Tinkerbell2300</b><br>
    We Lost Someone We Never Met 2 Years Ago Last Night.<br>
    East of Midnight on 6-30-2000 , Mousefan posted the news<br>
    that Tink would no longer be able to post on the DIS.<br>
    Tink's posts were kind, caring and funny and we feel<br>
    unworthy but honored to return one of her best posts<br>
    to the DIS. It is from the Legendary DIS Thread<br>
    " Strangest thing you've ever seen in WDW ? "<br>
    This should be thought of as a celebration of<br>
    Steph, that is the spirit in which it is offered.<br>
    We feel this post conveys her essence, sense of humor ,<br>
    love of Disney and Love of Family. Anyway it is<br>
    the way she will always be remembered in our hearts.<br>
    So laugh, grin and smile courtesy of steph's post<br>
    from May 24, 2000, at the usual time way<br>
    East of Midnite 2:18 am .............<br>
    This post is hilarious. I've got three weird things that I've thought of
    since I began reading this post.<br>
    The first, I was getting my picture made with Goofy and Mickey over at
    MGM. While my hubby was getting ready to snap the pic, the CM announced I
    was the last picture to be taken. All of the 30 people in line behind me
    groaned and then proceeded to take my picture. All I could think is
    somewhere all over the world, I am in lots of different photo albums<br>
    Oct 98 we stayed at the GF, as we were unloading our luggage this brand
    new Mercedes pulls up next to us. The CM comes over with the cart and
    starts taking Wal-Mart bags out of this guys trunk. I guess that was their
    luggage, they had nothing but about 50 WM bags. I guess they spent to much
    on their car.<br>
    When I was with my family in 97 I wanted to ride the Dumbo ride but I
    didn't want to ride by myself so I convinced my dad to ride with me.
    Picture a 50 yr old dad and his 25 yr old daughter in a Dumbo car, while
    everyone else on the ride was kids. You know how you can make Dumbo rise
    up and drop back down, Well for some reason our Dumbo didn't like to ride
    too high. We'd push that little lever and you could almost hear Dumbo
    groan, but when we wanted to come down we dropped faster than ToT. We must
    have been a sight.<br>
    Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust....Steph<br>
    <b>Here's Lookin At You Kid</b><br>
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  2. catsrule

    catsrule Mary Jo

    Jan 14, 2001
    Oh no, I log on and now 3 deaths in a row.:( I am sad. {{{HUGS}}} to all that knew Stephanie.
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  4. LisaTx

    LisaTx <font color=3366FF>Domestic Goddess<br>

    Feb 11, 1999
    I remember reading Stephanie's posts on that thread and smiling. :)

    Thanks, Dan.
  5. Serena

    Serena <font color=navy>Not afraid of canned biscuits<br>

    Aug 18, 1999
  6. dtuleya

    dtuleya DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2002
    Brought a smile to my face imagining a 25 year old getting on Dumbo with her dad. Priceless!
  7. EpcotKilterFan

    EpcotKilterFan <font color=red>The first to extend her Fish<br><b

    Jan 26, 2000
    Thanks Dan.

    I was just talking about her with some friends in March and thought about her recently when remembering Sylvia and now Robin.

    We miss you Stephanie.

  8. kbeverina

    kbeverina DIS Veteran

    Nov 25, 1999
    I always think of Stephanie this time of year. It's nice to read some of her posts again, as if she's still posting.
  9. ead79

    ead79 <font color=#FF0066>Disney Bride!<br><font color=v

    Jan 21, 2000
    I was just thinking about Stephanie recently when Robin passed away. We've lost so many wonderful people here on the DIS, yet part of them still lives on in their caring, funny, and sincere posts.
  10. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono

    Feb 15, 2000
    I still miss Steph. What courage and determination she possessed. I don't believe she ever had a harsh or angry word for anyone. No matter how ill she became you would not have guessed from her posts.

    A positive and caring woman. I miss her.

  11. mousefan

    mousefan DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2000
    Thanks Dan.....I remember that night so so well, I think it was the hardest post I have ever put on the DIS. board. I knew her time was limited when I was at the hospital that night with her family, Oh how they were praying for a miracle that night., and I was thinking the entire ride home from the hospital how I was going to put the sad news on the board that she had passed...I was also praying for a miracle that she would once again overcome a hurdle in her recovery with the latest set back. But deep down in my heart I knew I was going to have to make that final post before the night was over. I wasn't home much more than 15 minutes when the phone call came from family/friends at the hospital. So many people , her DIS family , had shared their prayers, supported her thru her decision to have the transplant done. Oh what a strong young woman she was. ( I only wish I could have 1/2 the strength she did ) The DIS family supported her family also thru contributions to help defray the cost at the hospital family house. I can remember the managers of the house saying they had never had so many contributions come in for one family's expenses before and were amazed that most didn't even ever meet Steph or her family in person that it was from an "internet family" , DIS'ers also sent phone cards, in get well cards so her family could stay in touch with family and friends in KY. while they were here in Pgh. , Pa. The mail room folks even had to come up to the ICU to see who it was that was getting all the mail . Jimmy , Steph's husband and her parents were so excited to finally meet me since I was the go between the DIS family and her family. I don't know why I decided to go to the hospital that night....I had been sending copies of the posts on the board to the hospital via snail mail which they read to Steph all the time. I had talked to them almost daily on the phone for updates. but felt even though invited to go down that I would wait till after her recovery from surg. was a bit longer so that she could enjoy the visit more , but that day I just had the feeling I had to go to the hospital . I went about 7pm....and was immediately showered with hugs and stories of Stephanie and her love for Disney. Her dad had promised to take her back as soon as she recovered. They insisted I go into the ICU to meet Tink...I don't think she was aware that I was there , but they introduced me to her and talked to her about who I was and all the things we had done for her and the family while she was in the hospital. I only wish I could have had the opportunity to meet her prior to that night.
    she will always be remembered in our hearts.

    Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust....Steph we miss you and those late night chats
  12. tennisnut

    tennisnut Pin collector

    Dec 4, 1999
    I always remember Steph every time I look at a few special pins in my collection.

    The hardest day was when mousefan called me and told me of Steph's passing. The hardest night was attending her funeral.
    I am just so happy that we had a nice visit at Rafferty's and exchanged some memorable pins.

    Steph had such a positive attitude and a very supportive family.
    The BEST!

    I received an e-mail from Steph's mom this Christmas and then my computer latched onto a nasty virus and I lost everything.

    Some pins I will NEVER trade....too many memories of Steph.

  13. WebmasterMaryJo

    WebmasterMaryJo Techarita Administrator

    Dec 15, 1998
    <font color=navy>Thanks for the thread, Dan, and thank you to mousefan for sharing your memories and experiences with us again.

    I remember that time we shared via the Internet with and about Steph, and how everyone pulled together.

    I'm glad that in a small part we were able to encourage her and her family - especially those of you who really went out of your way.

  14. helenabear

    helenabear <font color=deeppink>There is hope for the helples

    Oct 23, 1999
    Thank you Dan and all for sharing your memories of her... I miss her a lot and think of her often....
  15. winniedapooh

    winniedapooh <font color=magenta>Busy and proud Mom of 5 Disney

    Nov 17, 2001
    Tears.....I didn't know her but the love I felt reading this post brought tears to my eyes.....and some renewed faith in mankind.

    Faith, trust, and pixie dust to all of you.....
  16. Kitty 34

    Kitty 34 Hums in her sleep

    Feb 16, 2000
    Thanks Dan.
  17. noel

    noel <font color=blue>I'm going to DisneyWorld!<br><fon

    May 31, 2000
    Shortly after I started posting to the DIS Stephanie passed away. I knew by outpouring of emotion by all the people on this board that the DIS was a very special place.

    Thanks for taking time to remember her today.
  18. adamak

    adamak DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2000

    Another great person I never met.....
    Life's too short.....
  19. CathyCanada

    CathyCanada <font color=teal>The <b>Fluffy</b> Former Webmaste

    Apr 21, 2000
    I remembered her yesterday. I think she was the first DISer we "lost". It was so hard but we don't forget our friends. :(
    Thanks, Dan.

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