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Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunflowers for Tina

There have been and will be many tributes to Tina Downey. Here's one more. She was a sunny spot in the world.


The A to Z Team is celebrating the life of Tina Downey with a big splash of yellow. Sunflowers were her favorite flower, so here's as many sunflowers as we can dedicate to her memory. 

I'd only met Tina this year, but I enjoyed our exchanges both in comments and emails. She was a witty, no nonsense, take charge kind of gal I appreciate. I'm sad that I won't have a chance to know her better. 

If you'd like to help her family meet the education needs of Tina's children, here's where you can click and donate.

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My regular post will be up on Wednesday. 

Thanks to M. Pax for understanding and being flexible.





55 comments:

  1. She was indeed a sunny spot! So many sunflowers this morning. We would've made Tina cry.

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    1. This has been quite a community effort. I'm sure she'd appreciate it.

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  2. It is sad that she has gone but it is beautiful to see all the love being shared in her honor.

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  3. That's a beautiful sunflower for Tina. She was a bright spot.

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    1. They're among my favorite flowers, so this was an easy task for me.

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  4. Hi Lee - great post for Tina .. she was unique that's for sure and will be so sadly missed by many ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. She touched people from around the world.

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  5. Oh gosh, this is just so beautiful! I am one of the few who didn't know Tina that well. I believe I met her in passing through others' blogs only a few times. It's obvious I missed out on an amazing person. I'm so glad she was able to touch so many lives.

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    1. You know her now. This tribute has introduced her to a lot of people.

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  6. Tina will is missed. So many sunflowers today. I wish she could see it. Dragon hugs!

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    1. Thanks Mr. Dragon. I'm sure she knows how much she meant to the community.

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  7. A lovely tribute, Lee. We'll miss her. :(

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    1. It will take me all day to visit the blogs involved. That's amazing.

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  8. She was well-loved, and she's probably so very happy, looking down on all of these amazing sunflower images.

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  9. That's a beautiful sunflower. I'm sure she'd like it.

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    1. You can never have enough sunflowers, so today is truly special.

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  10. Tina was a sunny spot in the world. I love this huge outpouring for her!

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    1. I'm still not believing how big this is and how much of a tribute it is to her.

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  11. I love these ideas. Tina is clearly missed in the blogging and writing community.

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  12. Lovely tribute:) I'm posting my pic on Twitter later today:)

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  13. Your sunflower is so bright, what a great choice to honor Tina and she was a sunny spot among all of us.

    ~Nicole

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  14. I think there are many who wish to have gotten the chance to know her better. Love that big bright sunflower, it does suit Tina's personality really well.

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  15. A lovely tribute to a very special lady in blogland and her homeland. I feel so fortunate to have been on her AtoZ Sponsor List in 2013. She was a bright spot in my comments when she visited and we swapped some special stories with her Swedish history and my Texas ancestors. She will be remembered fondly.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  16. Tina really touched many, many lives...
    Great tribute, Lee.

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  17. This has been wonderful getting to read all of the memorials for Tina. I've been reading through her posts so I can get to know her better.

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  18. A beautiful sunflower for Tina, nice to see so many of us splashing them around the web.

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  19. Tina would smile at all the sunflowers being enjoyed in her memory.

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  20. I'd never met Tina online, but I think she'd love all the flowers I've been seeing today!

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  21. That is a beautiful, bright sunflower. It sure is nice to see all the sunflowers on everyone's blogs.

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  22. Really nice post.
    Tina would have enjoyed you on the team.
    Thank you,
    Heather

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  23. I wish I'd had the pleasure of knowing Tina. God bless her family.

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  24. The picture is perfect, Lee! So bright and sunny… just like Tina. This was beautiful. <3

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  25. Tina threw the best Tree-house parties:) Here's to many fond toasts in her honor...
    Epitaph

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  26. It's wonderful seeing so many sunflowers in Tina's memory today. Though I wish I'd known her better, I can't help but see how many lives she touched. Lovely tribute, Lee.

    Julie

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  27. It's wonderful to see the blogging world honor such a fantastic person. My thoughts are with her family.

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  28. The blogosphere has been exploding with yellow sunflowers today - it's a lovely sight to behold!

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  29. Such a beautiful flower for a beautiful lady. I only got to know her a short time, but she was amazing.

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  30. I didn't know Tina, but this is a lovely tribute. It's awful to lose someone.

    -Lauren

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  31. Tina helped lay the foundation for what the A to Z Challenge has become. Now it's up to the rest of us to keep the machine running. We've got some high standards to maintain, but we can do it thanks to what Tina has already laid out for us.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  32. Sweet tribute! Love that there is an education fund!

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  33. All the sunflowers are looking so beautiful, Tina would love them.

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  34. Awesome you got to meet her. Lovely tribute to Tina. I've enjoyed reading the posts.

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  35. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but she was indeed very much loved and this is a nice tribute

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  36. 12th September 2014
    Lovely Sunflower.
    I'm a little envious. I wish I had met her. I live so far away. It would have been fun to actually have a conversation in Swedish with her. But she still made me feel as if I had met her through her writing.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  37. Lovely tribute. It's wonderful seeing all the yellow and hearing more about Tina, whom sadly I never got to meet.

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  38. What a lovely tribute! Tina sounds like an amazing woman! :)
    ~Jess

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  39. Lovely flower! Once you meet Tina, you never forget her.

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