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Never Forgotten => Never Forgotten => Topic started by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2015, 11:57:31 pm


Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2015, 11:57:31 pm
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you all that our lovely Kentish Sue has lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on the 4th March 2015.

She was a beautiful person and so full of fun, humour and wit.  Even with her own health problem she was there for those that needed support of any sort.

I have been asked  to let you know that the family do not want anything to be posted on facebook or any other social media at this point, but Mike has said he is happy for me to post this on here as we have been part of Sue's life for the past 7 years.

Our love and thoughts go to all the family – they have lost a wonderful daughter, wife,  mother and grandmother.


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We have lost a precious friend xxx

Gilly, Mark, Mackenzie and Tali
Title: Our Sue
Post by: AnnS on March 05, 2015, 12:05:01 am
I am so sad to read this. Sincere condolences to all the family.

AnnS
Title: Our Sue
Post by: KCMenagerie on March 05, 2015, 12:20:47 am
so sorry to hear.  condolences.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 05, 2015, 12:52:24 am
This is such sad and unbelievable news, and knowing that Sue was fighting such a difficult battle, I always hoped there would be a miracle just for her.

I will never forget this special lady, she always thought of others even when she was going through the mill herself.




Sending her family sincere condolences from all here.

Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ianm on March 05, 2015, 01:02:09 am
That's so terrible. I'm new to the site and didn't know her, but had read many of her posts. Sincerest condolences to her family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on March 05, 2015, 01:02:51 am
Even though we knew this was coming I still can’t believe our darling chat chum will no longer be with us. I will miss her so much; her sense of humour and her ability to make us laugh at even the worst of times were just some of her endearing ways. Now I am sure she will be at Rainbow Bridge with all hers and our beloved pets as that is where she would like to be. For the very last time my friend……….

Night night and sweet dreams


love you lots


xxxx


PS Your dogdaughter Aria sends special nose kisses to you x

Title: Our Sue
Post by: veenus on March 05, 2015, 01:13:36 am
Such devastating news, she was so warm loving and compassionate. My deepest sympathies to all who loved her, she'll be deeply missed.

Bonnie xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: rachael on March 05, 2015, 01:37:44 am
Life sucks sometimes  :cry:
I'm walking in the Relay for Life for the Cancer Society this weekend, and I will walk for her.
Sending good thoughts to her family
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nicky on March 05, 2015, 05:41:27 am
That is so sad, I suppose the only blessing is here's hoping she is now with her beloved Beardies.
Thoughts very much with family and friends
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on March 05, 2015, 06:05:10 am
I am devastated to hear this and my heart truly goes out to family, friends and all those who “knew” Sue through her wonderful blogs and postings. She will be so sadly missed by all whose days she brightened with her sense of fun despite being in the midst of fighting her own long-term battles. Her caring and support for the plight of both other people and of course the 4-leggeds she loved so much was amazing particularly under these circumstances.
Sincerest condolences to Mike and all those who love and miss Sue, I’m so sorry for your loss – she truly was a very brave and special lady.
 
Bless you Sue and thank you for your kindness. I know you’re not alone and in very special company now – you’ll be missed but never forgotten.
Love Barbs and all of us here xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ALISONERANSOM on March 05, 2015, 06:34:45 am
I am truly stunned to read this as from what little I knew of her she was so full of life and thinking of others before herself. Postings always so full of fun and positive thoughts for all. I had no idea she was fighting such a battle. My prayers will be there for her family and the host of friends she had supporting and loving her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 05, 2015, 07:22:02 am
Gilly thank you for posting such a fab picture of Sue.
She fought for every moment she had a brave lady who thought of other rather than herself.  She had such a joy with the birth of her Hollie and shared the first year of her life.

She will be missed by all who knew her.  Sending our love to Mike and the family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 05, 2015, 07:49:26 am
Oh I had no idea  :cry: in floods of tears here :cry: no ides what to say except what a warm, special lady she was.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Vix on March 05, 2015, 08:24:35 am
So so sad... she battled hard and with such dignity, she was always there to offer support and kind words.. the Beardies will be waiting for her with a big kiss xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Pat Phillips on March 05, 2015, 08:34:06 am
So very sad, Sue was such a special lady. Reunited with her beloved Harry and Sadie. Condolences to Mike and family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Beardie Bro's Sis on March 05, 2015, 08:52:41 am
I had been away frpm fbc for a while so i had no idea. I was so sad to hear this in chat last night.. I never got the chance to meet sue, but I've been on here since I was 13.. Now 20. She watched me grow up and achieve a fair bit. Sue helped me through a bit of a rough patch when I was younger & always kept an eye on me. Not many will know but probably 4 years ago now I did the race for life for sue, I had her name painted on my arm.

We were in chat last night some of us watching strictly and saying how much she loved it. If I remember rightly she said she wanted to do a tour of Scotland and come see us all.

Sleep tight my darling and keep those hairies out of trouble!

Hannah, charlie & Monty.

Xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: pixies peeps on March 05, 2015, 08:59:13 am
Such very sad news. Thoughts are with her family and friends who have lost a very special ladyxx




anne
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Bear on March 05, 2015, 09:16:48 am
Simply stunned to hear this news today.   So often Sue was part of my everyday with little notes and shares on FaceBook.  They have become part of daily life in some ways...   I was lucky enough to meet Sue in person only a couple of times but we had a connection... Beardies and VW's... a wonderful mix and I believe both are like magnets and draw together likeminded folks.  

I will miss you alot lovely lady.   More than alot.

xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Skyebucks on March 05, 2015, 09:21:18 am
Words fail me... such tragic news. Sue was always so chatty and  cheerful and I loved her wit.  My thoughts are with Mike and their family at this time and I'm pleased she was able to share special times with her young granddaughter Hollie.  Harry and Sadie will have met her at the Rainbow bridge with lots of wagging of tails...
Farewell Sue and may you rest in peace xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 05, 2015, 09:58:35 am
Many tears shed here yesterday. What a star she was and a good friend, she always gave me the best hugs.  Crufts will be difficult but I know she would say get out there and enjoy it.  Typical that her last post was for Val and Valentine, always thinking of those in need both human and animal.

Darling Sue, you were my good friend, strong, caring and funny and I will miss you and our exchanges dreadfully.  Will be raising a glass or two to you, I know you would approve of that.

Much love and prayer to Mike and her family.  God Bless sweetheart. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: tb on March 05, 2015, 10:10:44 am
I am so very sad to read this, I met sue briefly at Crufts but through FBC I felt I had known her for a long time. We shall miss you Kentish.
Sincere condolences to her family.

Rest in peace Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 05, 2015, 10:24:19 am
Sweet Sue

What can I say. She is missed everywhere, on here, in Chat, in our lives. She was the first FBC'er to welcome me, way back in 2008. She made Chat hilarious and her humour and sharp observations will forever, forever be missed. Love goes out to Mike and her family.

Nightly night Sue, sleep well and warm xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: MeganB on March 05, 2015, 10:43:49 am
Devastating news. I can't think of the right words to say. Like others also in floods of tears here. Like Hannah, although I've been away from the FBC for a while, I have also been a member for the last 7 years and had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Sue. She was a fantastic woman with the most brilliant sense of humour and the biggest heart. She was always there for me through times of difficulty and the big events in my life too. She was there with her kind words and humour when I brought home my long awaited puppy Luna, got married to my best friend and told her the news of my long awaited baby who is due next week. I wish she could have met this little one.

I will miss her so so much and send Mike, Hannah and the rest of her family all my love and condolences.  
Rest peacefully now Sue.  I know Harry and Sadie will be overjoyed to see you at Rainbow Bridge for snogs and walkies. Lots of love,
Megan  xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 05, 2015, 11:14:18 am
Firstly, thank you Gilly for making what must have been a very difficult post – we all loved Sue, but you two had a very special relationship.

What can I say..........

Wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother

Friend, confidante, ally, champion of lost causes and lost dogs

Joker, wit, prankster, writer

She stayed with me regularly, along with Gilly, both in Cornwall and Birmingham, and we talked and laughed so much that by the time they left our tongues and sides were aching.

She was one of life's “good guys”, always thinking of others before herself and she will be very sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Our thoughts are with Wynne, Mike, Hannah, Gareth and, of course, little Hollie who only got to know her amazing grandmother for one short year – but what joy she gave Sue in that year.

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Our Sue has been a fighter all her life and even though we have known for some weeks that she was losing this particular battle, it doesn’t make the loss of our dear friend any easier to bear, but she has left us with so many happy memories.

Knowing the end was near, on Tuesday evening some of her friends sat vigil in Chat and we wished her “night night, sweet dreams” as we had done almost every evening for nearly 7 years, and I hope she felt the love. Now I say it one last time.....

Night night, sweet dreams, my very dear friend.
Title: Kentish Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 05, 2015, 12:34:16 pm
You made me laugh, you made me cry,
The time I’ve known you soon passed by.
Along with Jude and Gilly too
You were the first chatsters I knew.
I loved your posts on Camp Cornwall
So wished that I could join you all -
But time in Chat was just the best
You always laughed, with jokes and jest …
Hazbo and Saides, the waiting’s done
You’ve managed to reel in your mum;
I’m suffering from the Moody Blues
Now we’re without our Kentish Sue.

xxx
Miss you, Sue
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on March 05, 2015, 12:37:04 pm
What can I say that you folks haven't already said.  :cry:  I only met Sue briefly, but felt that I knew her through all her FBC postings down through the years. Her sense of humour shone through so strongly in her 'Cornish Blogs' from Perranporth - I used to so look forward to reading of each days happenings through her clever writing from 'Nylon Southfork'. Every posting that she ever made about any topic was always so kind and thoughtful, which speaks volumes to me. Sending so much sympathy to Sue's family and close friends, and particularly to Mike, who has lost Sue, Harry and Sadie in such a short space of time.  :cry:  Rest in Peace Sue. XX
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 05, 2015, 12:44:16 pm
The day before yesterday fearing the worst, then yesterday hearing the news, and today reading these tributes has been almost unbearable ..testament to how much Sue meant to us all ..but knowing her as I did makes me realise we have to be brave , because she was so very brave , and funny, kind, generous, talented, selfless, and amazingly she was optimistic . Through all these years that the monstrous disease was with her I never , ever heard her complain ..and when pushed to ask how she was she would make humour of it …humour from the most awful thing imaginable and she could get me laughing.

Sue and I messaged every single day, only ever missing a few days over the last few years ..it was generally in the morning first thing but often in the wee small hours when neither of us could sleep …. my last from her was February the 21st and bless her heart she was still upbeat.

I have been humbled by this girl, going through what she did and still helping me when I was going through a tough time last year, though absolutely nowhere near as tough as she was coping with , she told me how much she valued me as friend ..By God it was me who was the lucky one.

Sue and I often spoke about how special this forum was , and hated that some people knocked it , so do I ..how ever would we have all met and shared laughs and happy times and yes tough ones too ..

I miss her desperately already , but cannot imagine what Mike , Hannah, Gareth and her Mum are feeling and I send heartfelt love to all of them, and Dear Hollie ,thank God for Hollie …and to Gilly , her Best Friend , you two were obviously meant to be x

We all love her , I will not put it in past tense , but I guess Sadie and Harry needed her more ..there will be 5 very happy tails at the bridge today , all her beloved four pawed 'kids'

Sue for the very last time I will sign off to you

Love N hugs xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: snowleopard on March 05, 2015, 12:54:13 pm
I am so upset to hear about Sue.

My thoughts are with Mike and all the family, and I am also thinking of all Sues dear friends on the FBC.  I know how much Sue meant to you all,  and I enjoyed reading and seeing photos over the last few years of your times together which I am sure have created memoires that will always be dear to you and in your hearts forever.

Thank you Sue for being there for me.

God Bless.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Shazlyn on March 05, 2015, 02:03:05 pm
We are so shocked to hear this news.  We had no idea.....you would never get any sense of what she was going through from her friendly, and uplifting posts.

Sue made us feel so welcome on the site, and although we never met her in person, she was such a star, and great support when we were rehoming Fearghal.  

Fearghal will be so upset he'll never get the chance to meet his dogmother, and we are too.....The world has lost a lovely person....

Our thoughts are with Mike and the rest of the family.

     Sharon, Lynne, and most of all her special dogson, Fearghal xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Amy H on March 05, 2015, 02:14:28 pm
I had been wondering recently how Sue was doing.

I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear this news. So much so I don't really know what to say or how.

Sue was such a lovely woman and will be a big miss :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 05, 2015, 02:15:56 pm
I'm stunned I had no idea what was going on with Sue, she was always so strong and upbeat in her posts. I only met Sue once at the Strawberry Spectacular, she was the first FBC'er I met. I will miss her fun and clever blogs and poems and my thoughts are with her family and friends. Life just ain't fair.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Christine Stafford. on March 05, 2015, 02:21:02 pm
Thinking of your poor family Sue, I really cant believe it, just totally lost for words, and you had a way with words, you were just lovely.XX
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Belinda on March 05, 2015, 02:41:00 pm
I've only just heard about Sue and don't often come on here much now, but Sue was one of the first people I knew here and we first met at Crufts 7 years ago (wow) along with Gilly and Cleo.

She was a lovely lady who thought and cared for other people so much.  I remember how kind she was to Janis when Janis was first ill and how she always made new people on here feel welcome and valued.  

This is very sad news indeed and Sue will be seriously missed.

Rest in piece my dear friend.  We'll all miss you deeply.

Goodnight and God bless.

Much love

Belinda and Martin, Daisy and Dave xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Annie Acorns on March 05, 2015, 02:54:08 pm
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Moominmama on March 05, 2015, 03:12:02 pm
so sorry to hear this i had no idea.... which makes her even more inspirational as she was a fighter yet always put others first! such a smiley face i will miss seeing along with those comments which sue was known for with her sense of humour...she will always be the lady who taught me the term 'undercrackers' when discussing ironing! but that was sue...such a zest for life too.

so sorry for her family and hollie will grow up knowing what a beautiful lovely woman her nan was and how highly she was thought of by her beardie friends! lovely piece too in the last SCBCC news about her beardies adventures, all the more treasured by her friends now.

hugs to all her family and friends, she was taken too soon xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Archiesdad on March 05, 2015, 03:33:21 pm
Christine e-mailed me yesterday about the very sad news concerning the passing of Sue.

I was about to go into a meeting a few minutes after I received the e-mail and had to postpone for 30 mins as I felt I had been hit by a ten ton truck.

I knew Sue was ill and fighting like hell to beat this terrible disease but sadly succumbed to it.

I only met Sue in person at Cornwall a couple of times but we hit it off straight away.

She used to take the Mick out of my Geordie accent and I used to try and get her to say "whey aye man". She failed miserably but we had a great laugh.

Sue was one of the first persons to reply to my rant concerning Archie when I first joined this site.

Every day she pm'd me about how he was getting on and was very supportive.

I can hear her voice now, throwing in the odd swear word (when I say odd word!! :lol: ).

To Mike and all the rest of the family I am so sorry.

To all those attending Crufts, don't be sad - make it Sue's Friday - a celebration of an extraordinary woman - an inspiration to us all.

It was a pleasure and honour knowing you.

Chris, Christine, Archie, Robbie and Rory
xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: sarahbates on March 05, 2015, 03:39:17 pm
I am so very sorry to hear about Sue. She was a lovely lady and although I never met her - a nice friend on Facebook and always had lovely things to say about all our beardies. Sending love and thoughts to her family and tomorrow at Crufts I will be thinking of her.

Lots of love to all of us who knew her - virtually and in reality xxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 05, 2015, 03:55:47 pm
Sue, Our Beautiful Friend, thank you for being such a wonderful, caring, generous and most loving person, you touched all of our hearts and you will be so very deeply missed, you will be remembered each and every day.

I hope that you have your Onesie and wellies with you for walking the dogs.

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you Mike, Hannah and Family xxx

Sue this is for you xxxxx


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Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Poem Man on March 05, 2015, 03:58:56 pm
I am so sad and shocked to hear this terrible news, Sue and I became immediate friends when we first met, what a lovely lady with a wonderful sense of humour a truly great writer, who once wrote a wonderful poem for me about my Polish lowland boy "Biff", I will treasure it now more so along with all the wonderful memories of this smashing lady who with help from her lovely friend Jill talked me into keeping a Blue puppy boy out of our litter after I said no way could we keep another Beardie...they persuaded me by saying they would wear tee shirts discrediting me for not letting Carole keep a Blue boy, they won and we have Paddy Blue in our family now.
Bless you Sue, Carole and I are so shocked by your passing.

So sorry for Mike and family and all of Sue's many friends. xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Hairies on March 05, 2015, 03:59:56 pm
I don't know why, but I guessed something had happened last night, when you were all on chat, deep into the night.  I just don't know what to say.
I can't claim to be a good friend of Sue's, but a friend non the less. Her passion for dogs was always to the front, and her manner so calming. When she entered a posting for missing or homes needed for our 4 legged friends, I just knew that they would be safe.
She made me laugh and cry with her blogs. Such a selfless lady, always thinking of others.
God Bless you Sue, I guess the call from Sadie and Harry was just to strong.
Sleep tight, you will be missed  xxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nige on March 05, 2015, 04:18:28 pm
Hi to one and all Especially those that know me !!
I had just returned from South Africa and was planning to come to Crufts and meet all the gang who I haven't seen for over 12 months as I lost the way after my younger sister dies last year.
I cannot begin to explain my thoughts when I opened Gilly's email....

As I write this tears are forming along with a beautiful memory of a friend who always made me feel welcome. Gibbs was 7 the other day too !!

Love to you all. And Sue if they allow Laptops up above, I am sure you will be logging in. Sadie and Harry now have their mum with them.... Just remember now Sue the glass will always be full and never half empty
 :D

Lots of love and Beard woofs

Nige & Gibbs

PS.. Those were lovely words CJ
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Furface on March 05, 2015, 04:23:28 pm
Shocked and saddened to read this. I never met Sue but did have a lovely long chat with her on the phone, sadly just the once. She was so easy to talk to, a lovely lady.

I joined fbc after losing my Beardie boy George Xmas Day '09. Every Christmas Day morning, Sue would message to say she was thinking of me and would raise a glass to George. I was always deeply touched that she did that.

Condolences to her family and friends.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Wongie on March 05, 2015, 04:32:09 pm
Since I saw Gilly's post this morning have been thinking of all my memories of our Sue , some funny some sad but all treasured in their own way. She made me laugh so many times when she said us Sarf London girls and we couldn't believe we were both born at the same hospital and we thought both our mums could have met when Sue and my brother were born. I would like to think they did meet :) Our Sue always put others first and was always there with a kind word .
My heart goes out to all of Sue's family especially her Mum, Mike , Gareth Hannah and little Hollie. She was so proud of her children and her wee grand daughter and we were all thrilled when we got photos sent of Hollie. Hugs to you Gilly , you and Sue had such a special friendship ,it was a joy for us to see xx
We will all miss you Sue , you were so special to us. Sweet Dreams Sue sleep tight xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 05, 2015, 05:11:53 pm
I cannot add to what has been said
We said night night sweet dreams in chat the other night, hope it sent you on your way peacefully. You will be missed. You earned your wings.
Condolences to Mike, your mum Hannah, Gareth, & all your family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: hillshepherd on March 05, 2015, 05:48:26 pm
Sue always took such an interest in all things going on in my sheep world(including shepherds dress sense lol) I will miss our chats and our humerous times in chat on FBC. I am sure Sue will keep them well entertained in the next world as she did us in ours.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: 4+1 Colliewogdogs on March 05, 2015, 07:14:29 pm
Such sad news.A wonderful person in every way and sadly taken far too soon.We shall cherish the memories of Sue and her two Partners in Crime at the pre-Crufts visits to our rescue centre......Beardies,bacon butties and tea...lotsa tea :lol: Our thoughts are with Mike.Hannah and Gareth.Running free over the bridge with Harry and the Pink Lady.......God bless sweet Sue.[/i][/b]
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Pimms Queen on March 05, 2015, 07:14:57 pm
So very sorry to read this news.

Thinking of Mike & family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 05, 2015, 07:53:24 pm
Can I say that our Mary (Heidiwuff) kept a candle burning for Sue all Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, and all of Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Bless her xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: mk on March 05, 2015, 09:07:52 pm
Very sorry to hear this sad news. Sue was a special lady full of kindness and compassion whose humour and zest for life touched the hearts of us all.

 Condolences to Mike, her family and many friends xx
Title: sue
Post by: Joybells on March 05, 2015, 09:54:19 pm
Aw Sue, we had such fun with our rhyming banter.

Sometimes you’d moan, though just in jest.
about your figure, not the best,
and wish for legs longer and thinner
and maybe hips a little slimmer.
Sometimes the problem was you feared
your bottom lip might sprout a beard!
When grey first peeped then multiplied
you were dismayed and sometimes sighed,
Dilemma!  Should you dye it brown
or should you boldly face it down?

But life’s real trials were hid away
not aired to spoil another’s day.
You’d go abroad with cheerful smile
and soldier on that extra mile.
And when another stumbled low
somehow you always seemed to know
just how to give a helping hand.
A smile, a hug; you’d take a stand
and offer words of common sense
that spurred folk on without offence.

Your values there for all to see;
your greatest love, your family.
What they achieved made you so proud.
You went abroad, sang praises loud
but all the time, though praise was due,
we all know that they learned from you.
You were a rock in shifting sand,
your principles your guiding hand.

So when my days aren’t quite the best,
when resolution’s put to test,
when I need help to get me through,
I close my eyes and think of you.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 05, 2015, 09:58:04 pm
xx jyo
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 05, 2015, 10:00:56 pm
Joy, that is beautiful.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 05, 2015, 10:08:06 pm
Joy that's lovely.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 05, 2015, 10:09:33 pm
I truly don't know what to say....Sue was a one off...one of lifes givers........she used to get involved with Michelle and I in banter on fb.......
We used to joke that we were related because of Sadie and Chester being related.....Michelle told her that she had always wanted a sister.....don't think she could have picked a better one

Hazbo and Sadie, take care of your mum for us

Mike and family , our hearts go out to you

Love Pauline, Ron, Michelle, Ian.....and Chester
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Wongie on March 05, 2015, 10:09:46 pm
Oh Joy that is lovely x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 05, 2015, 10:13:42 pm
Joy that is truly lovely xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ianm on March 05, 2015, 10:22:56 pm
Beautiful poem. Sue was obviously well loved by many people. Wish I'd had a chance to know her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 06, 2015, 12:45:21 am
I just didn't want to post - don't want this to be true.
Such beautiful tributes and poems, every word spot on. Well, it would be.
My heart breaks for Sue's Mum, Mike, Hannah, Gareth and little Hollie - how cruel that Mother's Day is upon us with no escaping it.

Have always loved Gilly's photo, and was there having a laugh in 2010 when CJ's was taken. This one is exactly when I met Sue - Sophie and I had gone to the campsite to look for Nylon Southfork....but  she didn't realise it was me from the FBC and thought I was just a member of the public wanting to take photos of Harry and Sadie, so she was getting them lined up. She shouted to us," If you like Beardies, come to that field at the weekend, there'll be about 50 there!"

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi664.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fvv7%2Flolimaus%2FDSCF0062b.jpg&hash=9c1efce24c0d9d257aeba6cb7369b57f4c685be9) (http://s664.photobucket.com/user/lolimaus/media/DSCF0062b.jpg.html)

Night God Bless, Sue, together again with Sam, Harry, Sadie and your other fur babies. Don't worry about Valerie xxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: moley on March 06, 2015, 04:15:41 am
What can we say that hasn't already been said.
Sue was a very special Person, loved by all that knew her. Our thoughts are with Sue's family and her Friends.
You have left a big hole in many of our lives Sue, but we will try and fill it with memories of you.
Sweet Dreams, our Friend.

Gabi and Ian
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 06, 2015, 06:07:14 am
Joy a beautiful poem xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 06, 2015, 07:26:09 am
Thats a fantastic Poem Joy said it all.. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 06, 2015, 09:14:26 am
Oh I'm deeply shocked and saddened to read this. I can barely believe it.

 Although I never met Sue I feel I knew her. We exchanged private emails frequently, and jokes. I just don't have the words, but Joy that was lovely.
My deepest sympathy and thoughts go to Mike and all the family.

Sleep tight Sue and RIPxxxxxxx. With all your furry family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ahj on March 06, 2015, 10:36:34 am
Oh goodness, what sad, sad news.  I am so shocked, not having known of Sue's battle - which makes her kindness, verve and good humour all the more remarkable.
I only met her once, at Kamp Kornwall, but through her frequent posts on FBC she was more an everyday part of our lives than that one meeting suggests. Thank you Sue.
My heart goes out to all her family at this sad time.  Her beloved dogs will be there at the Bridge with her now, tails wagging at their reunion.
This world will be darker without her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: MeganB on March 06, 2015, 11:59:51 am
Brilliant poem Joy. Such lovely tributes from everyone
xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: de-de beardie on March 06, 2015, 02:01:41 pm
I was so deeply saddened to hear the news about Sue

I only met sue once at crufts, but she gave me a reassuring hug and kept checking to see if I was ok as she could tell I was nervous ,

I remember telling her how beautiful she was and she laughed
but she was beautiful on the inside and out

she was warm and friendly to so many people, always welcoming newbies

always one of the first to reassure others or show concern and never judge

she was always kind

Sue I wish I told you these things, but I think  you knew just how dearly  loved you were by so many

my thoughts are with all of Sue's family and dearest friends
Denise xxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Belinda on March 06, 2015, 03:30:01 pm
Joybells, what a lovely tribute to our Sue.

Bxx
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Post by: Pam7 on March 06, 2015, 08:07:54 pm
So shocked and saddened to read this news.  I never met Sue in person, but, like others, felt as if I knew a little of her through her postings. My heartfelt condolences to Mike and the family.
Pam and Pippa
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kirstancourt on March 06, 2015, 09:33:08 pm
Sue - so special,xx they broke the mould xxxxx
kay and harry potdog
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 06, 2015, 10:48:34 pm
Having been ill and trying to get myself better for Crufts, I didn't find out the news until this morning.  I had a slight inkling something wasn't right, but nothing prepared me for hearing the news today.

I called Sue a friend, and although I didn't message her very often, she was often in my thoughts.  Sue was one of those people you could just catch up with whether it was one month or a year since you'd last seen each other.  As Pauline said, Sue was a "one off".

Onesies and wellies in Hampams awning that September in Perranporth was a time I shall remember.  

Reading the moving tributes from people , especially from people who don't post regularly, is a testament to her warmth and personality.  Everybody felt they knew 'Our Kentish' from her blogs - I can't quite believe there will be no more.

Sleep tight Sue - Reunited at last with your Harry and Sadie, and also Sam.  My thoughts are with Mike and family left without you.  I'm glad you got to know your little Hollie for a little while.

(In tears by the end of writing this)

Xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Sue on March 06, 2015, 10:49:37 pm
Haven't been on the site in the past few days so only now am I hearing this sad news. When I joined back in 2008 feeling devastated after losing my beardie Sue was one of the first to help me through and I am so glad I got the chance to meet her at Crufts two years ago. Such a truly special lady.
Thinking of Mike and everyone who loved her
Sleep tight Sue xxxxx
Sue x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 07, 2015, 12:38:17 pm
Joy that was lovely, made me cry again  :cry: It was an honour to have known Sue and I will forever treasure my memories of her  :cry:  At peace now and reunited with her beloved Sam, Harry, Sadie.  I will miss her sparkling wit and the world is a darker place without her.  Like Gerrie,  I was thinking of her last night while watching Crufts and will be making a donation to beardie aid.xx

Thinking of all those who knew and loved Sue.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rusmum on March 07, 2015, 03:16:09 pm
So sad, she was much missed at Crufts.
x
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Post by: judy g on March 07, 2015, 07:04:46 pm
She will always be missed - today, and forever. Such lovely tributes, all of you
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Post by: shonam on March 07, 2015, 07:12:23 pm
I couldn't believe it when I heard the news, Sue was so always one of the first to help others where beardies were concerned, even looking up information to try and help them herself if she didn't know someone who could.

She will be a real loss to the FBCr's.   I am sure her family know how well she was thought of and how much she will be missed.

So hard to imagine her writing Harry's blog while so ill herself  - she should have written childrens book- she would have made a fortune.

She may not have been at Crufts this year but those that were toasted her , one thing for sure - she will not be forgotten.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 07, 2015, 07:12:39 pm
Judy that's so true, it sums her up.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 07, 2015, 08:16:31 pm
I will miss our little Kentish mate...

I had the privilege of being in her company on a number of occasions. Whenever Sue was around, the same thing happened; smiles got broader, laughs got louder, the red wine evaporated, and I never got a word in edge ways.  :wink:

I am lucky, over the years I have known many good people, kind people, caring people, clever, witty people and people who enhance the lives of those they meet ... Sue was all of these things and much, much, more.
 
My deepest sympathy to her Mum, to Mike, Gareth and Hannah. X
Title: Our Sue
Post by: sharon a on March 07, 2015, 10:25:03 pm
There is nothing I can say that has not already been said.
Sue you had such a wonderful way with words, humour, empathy, compassion and that's how I'll remember you.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 08, 2015, 11:51:34 am
Today my pm to Sue would have been the de brief of everything Cruftie as she mentioned a while ago she wouldn't be there this year   :cry:…..I'd have to report who was there , who I hugged for her cos she couldn't , what I spent my pennies on , which dogs had I had a snoggle with how was dinner at the hotel, did I get squiffy on 2 glasses of wine  :lol: but Shona said something very true …we know Sue wouldn't be there this year a while ago , and whilst we would have said it was a shame she wasn't there , along with some other friends that couldn't make it this year  …. on Friday she was 'with us' more than any other year , and will be every year from now on and Shona you were quite right.

Crufts was the first place I , and many others , met Sue for the first time and each year bless her, was always the one who stayed near the Beardie ring and would watch our bags if we wanted to wander off for a mooch around the shops or go to the loo …but I felt her there all day , and how loud her cheer would have been when Fayme won …and then later hearing she had gone all the way to have the one in 7 chance of a Beardie being Supreme Champion …

Missed you like crazy there Sue , but every single person that I hugged did  too and we didn't cry the whole time ,you would have slapped my legs for that  
:lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacky L on March 08, 2015, 01:23:27 pm
What can I say that hasn't already been said over and over again.

Sue was a lovely person.  I met her when I got Aimee (Harry's sister) about 9 years ago.

She was at the end of the phone when we planned the Eternal litter, she was with us by phone and message as the puppies arrived, she was passing Harry his cigar when the puppies were born.  She came to the shows at Maidstone for cuddles with the beardies and for a good chat.  

She had a wicked sense of humour and brightened up even the dullest days.  She was one of the instigators of our very first FBC meet at Crufts.  

We loved to meet her at the SCBCC events like the spring frolic, strawberry tea and our visits to beardie events and shows will always remind us of the happy times we have spent with her.

She will be sadly missed but always loved.

Jacky
Aimee, Barney, Molly, Ted and Henri
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 08, 2015, 02:24:05 pm
Quote from: "Beardie Mom"


Sue was always the one who stayed near the Beardie ring and would watch our bags if we wanted to wander off for a mooch around the shops or go to the loo …  
:lol:


She was too, Jill.  But more than that, she used to fight for the right to "mind our beardies" :lol:

I'll never forget one year when I left Jago in his soft crate while I went to the loo and asked Sue, who was sitting ringside as usual, if she would keep an eye on him for me.  

I returned 10 minutes later to find no sign of Sue, Jago or crate!  :shock:   She's done a runner with him, I thought! :wink:   But no, a short search revealed that she was standing guard over the crate on the other side of the ring - Jago, not wanting to be left behind, had "rolled" his crate over and over to try to follow me and Sue, bless her, went with him!  :lol:



Quote from: "Beardie Mom"



Missed you like crazy there Sue , but every single person that I hugged did  too and we didn't cry the whole time ,you would have slapped my legs for that  
:lol:
 

That has made me quite tearful all over again, Jill.  But you are right, we all shared loads of hugs, shed more than a few tears, but laughed and reminisced over our favourite stories of Our Sue - and she wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  

Even Nige, who has had a very difficult year himself, postponed business meetings at very short notice so that he could come and be with us, in honour of Our Sue. He could only stay a very short time (not much more than an hour) so didn't see many people, but he gave me loads of the best hugs.  

Bless her, we will be laughing and crying with Our Sue for many years to come, I am sure.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: pat on March 08, 2015, 03:41:15 pm
Am so sorry to read of the passing of the lovely Sue.
Deep sincere condolences to Mike, family and friends.
Enjoyed reading the exploits of Harry and Sadie who pre deceased her
no doubt to get her heavenly home kitted out.
Am sure they had a lovely welcome home party at the bridge xxx

RIP Sue
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 08, 2015, 05:58:08 pm
Yes, I thought how terribly sad she's missed this  - Sue would have been so pleased and what a blog she would have written, if she could have gone. She'll have met Justine and Fayme at SCBBC events I expect, too.
Oh, Sue...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Moominmama on March 09, 2015, 12:13:57 am
Such a lovely post Jill, and although I haven't been to crufts yet or have memories of sue there, all the time i have been watching it on t.v. thought of her and her family and how you all must be feeling while there...

going to miss her alot online...all the posts, sense of humour and all the tips and advice she gave hairies and babies.

Last year she was so proud of hollie she pm'd me photos of what they had done in hollies room to give ideas re dexter's room and she was so so proud of hollie and really touched me at the time how thoughtful she was...hollie will grow up knowing her nan was great!

hugs xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardiehome on March 09, 2015, 04:58:22 pm
Sue was one in a million, generous, caring and supporting to everyone and every dog even though she was going through very tough times herself. Chat will never be quite the same without Sue's humour and wit. So sad to lose such a dear friend, she'll always be missed. Sincere condolences to Mike, Hannah and all of Sue's family.

Jan
Title: Sue
Post by: Joybells on March 09, 2015, 10:40:55 pm
My head knows that you have left but my heart doesn’t want to let you go.

My thoughts can’t help but wander back.

We shared a love of words and you sparked off so many of mine.

I remember how your poem for me made me feel so welcome when I first joined fbc

I was honoured that you had done up “Joy’s“ cabin on your boat. “There for you any time” you said, but then, that was one of your talents - to make people feel special.

I can still feel the cosy warmth of your floating nest as we chatted the evenings away; and the slight but persistent drip that kept me company all night.

You didn’t bat an eyelid when I returned from my early morning walks along the sea wall, still clad in my jamas and dressing gown, just pleased that I was so relaxed in your home environment.

You thought it such a hoot when you discovered that Mike and I both preferred the bog standard Richmond sausages, you didn’t need to dig out your cordon bleu talents!

We vied to recount who could present the best cremated offerings; I still think I won.

We shared the fascination of the boating world, and you sent me some lovely photos.

I remember the day when we toiled up the sand dunes, with Sadie herding me so close she kept treading on my flip flops.

I can hear your wry comments as I puff my way through my exercises – "bloody hell, have a glass of red and forget about them".

You spend a lot of time sitting on my shoulder as I potter through the day, Sue, but don’t worry, there will always be a place for you there.

Angels don’t come with wings and a halo; they wear fleeces and muddy wellies.

Sleep well my friend
Love from
Joy and your “Milllipede”
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 09, 2015, 11:26:01 pm
oh Joy, so loving and poignant
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Post by: Devon-Maid on March 09, 2015, 11:29:18 pm
Lovely Joy - got me again  :cry:
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Post by: Mac & Tali on March 09, 2015, 11:32:53 pm
Joy... you say it so well. x
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Post by: JulieC on March 10, 2015, 12:43:36 am
Joy, just perfect! x
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Post by: Gerrie on March 10, 2015, 05:56:08 am
What a way to start a day, that is lovely Joy - tears again :roll:  -just as I thought they were drying up.

"Bloody hell, have a glass of red and forget about them" :lol:  :lol:  

I/we worry about "being good enough" too much and for what at the end of the day :roll:  I think those words from Sue have a wisdom about them.  I shall probably hear them everytime I am "trying to be good and healthy"

FBC is so quiet and sad just now but I'm sure when we are ready she would want us to pick it all up again and make it a great place to "meet".

Hugs all round. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 10, 2015, 07:28:56 am
Well said Gerrie!
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Post by: Threebeards on March 10, 2015, 08:26:47 am
=

 Yes I echo what you said Gerrie.
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 10, 2015, 09:51:20 am
Yes Gerrie, even as the tears slide down I can hear a few sharp, (and probably unrepeatable) Kentish phrases winging their way across the ether. :shock:

But if we stay together I am sure they will be accompanied by a wink and a cheeky grin.  :wink:   :D   :D

I wrote something for Sue when she lost Harry and Sadie. I don't think she would mind if I sent it to all of you

Can others really know your heart’s lament,
your love and longing for a life now spent.
Could any words console a heart so sore,
for if they could I’d send a million more.

If all my tears could wash away your pain,
If holding hands would make you smile again
I’d drown the world in tears and reach across
With warm, embracing arms to ease your loss

Sharing the fun and laughter is good but maybe sharing the pain is better.

Take care. xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Pimms Queen on March 10, 2015, 09:57:00 am
Joy, that is so lovely. x
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Post by: Dorsetangels on March 10, 2015, 10:14:49 am
Joy you have a real gift of sharing your heart in words and actions too.

x B
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Post by: judy g on March 10, 2015, 10:44:40 am
xx
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Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 10, 2015, 11:08:30 am
Joy that is so beautiful - thank you for expressing so very eloquently what we are all feeling.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 10, 2015, 11:23:09 am
So lovely Joy, thank you. x
Title: Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 10, 2015, 11:27:36 am
Oh Joy ... your poems and prose should carry a "tissues at the ready" warning - so apt, so appropriate, so heartwarming.  Now you've got me going again :oops:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 10, 2015, 11:30:24 am
Oh Joy you are so good with words, your tribute to Sue just brought the tears back and your lovely poem for Sadie and Harry. I am hopeless, never know what to say or how to say it but you have said it all.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 10, 2015, 11:55:50 am
Joy ... and everyone xxx
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Post by: belindasteer on March 10, 2015, 12:44:27 pm
Just logged into FBC after a mad Crufts and had to add my tears to this thread. None of us could even mention it all weekend...
Miss you lovely lady x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 11, 2015, 08:26:12 am
That's lovely Joy  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 11, 2015, 12:03:59 pm
Oh noooo...  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  Of course, being far away from you all, I had never met Sue and had no idea she was so ill, but she was one of the first FBCers with whom I exchanged PMs, and I loved reading her posts and comments. I already miss seeing her blue sports car avatar, here and on facebook.

To all of you who were close to her, all my condolences, I am grieving with you and your tributes and poems have brought tears to my eyes.

You are now playing and running beyond the bridge with all our departed Beardies, Sue... Say hello to them from us, will you?;;;
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 11, 2015, 02:28:50 pm
That's sweet Nina, it's amazing how heavily it has hit us but then perhaps it isn't she was at the heart of us.

I have to sing "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" with the choir on Saturday afternoon for somebody's memorial service and its going to be a real struggle as I know in my heart I shall be singing it to Sue.  I had to leave the practice because it was all too much and too raw.  I shall just have to try and switch off a bit inside and just concentrate on doing my best.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 11, 2015, 06:57:53 pm
Aw Gerrie - belt it out, for all of us xxxxxxx ((hug))
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 11, 2015, 07:15:35 pm
Somehow you manage to be Gerrie Two Tins - chicken wrangler. Mistress of the Flock. Keeper of the Kitchen Garden and Mistress of the Kennel... and now you have become "The Voice" as well... It's gonna be a tough gig mate, but you can do it.  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 11, 2015, 08:27:37 pm
OK you guys, we practice again tomorrow morning so I will find strength knowing that on Saturday afternoon (2.00 p.m.) I shall be singing it from you lot too.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 11, 2015, 08:28:41 pm
WTG Gerrie :)
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Post by: judy g on March 11, 2015, 09:16:26 pm
Atta girl, thinking of you...xx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 11, 2015, 10:51:39 pm
You will too, Gerrie. Hang on to that thought, and thanks.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 12, 2015, 12:33:19 am
Aww Gerrie - think we might  sing it with you on Saturday wherever we are xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 12, 2015, 07:24:28 am
Gerrie, I don't know that song (hymn?) so I won't be able to sing it with you, but my thoughts will be with you on Saturday. I know you will sing with all your heart and feelings.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 12, 2015, 07:57:36 am
Its known as the "Aaronic Blessing" I haven't Googled/youtubed it but there must be loads of recordings of it on Youtube - just in case you wanted to hear it.  It is quite emotional and sung at funerals or at "the end" of something.  Like somebody leaving or at the end of an evening service.  Its a blessing you send somebody off with.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 12, 2015, 08:09:01 am
Thank you Gerrie. I have just looked it up on youtube, and have found several versions of it, all in Hebrew. Is that how you are going to sing it? It brought shivers to me while I was listening to it...
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Post by: Threebeards on March 12, 2015, 08:14:55 am
Nina, those were lovely words. Gerrie please sing it from me too. I miss    her terribly. she was always concerned for me and would check to see if I was ok if I hadn't been on here for a while. It's a huge loss to us all.xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 12, 2015, 08:46:39 am
No Nina it will be in English.  I'm sure if you google just the title you should get just the words if you want to see them.

Yes Pam I will.  Crumbs I shall either do it well or completely fall apart with all the emotion of FBC too.  I shall feel you all.  Just practising this morning though and I have gone through Danny Boy as a warm up (it amuses the dogs who think I'm howling 'cos the ice cream van is coming, that's what they do :roll: )  That too is an emotional song. Just me too at the moment with loads of different things going on.  All part of life's rich pattern as me 'ole Mother used to say.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 12, 2015, 09:02:54 am
There are many versions but this one is so beautiful and I am sitting here listening to it and remembering our lovely Sue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvEA7L5UMKE
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 12, 2015, 10:29:05 am
Oh Gilly thank you so much for the link, now of course I can understand the words. Although I'm a convinced atheist, I find this kind of beautiful song may soothe and bring comfort to everyone. I do hope it has that effect on all of you.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Beardie Bro's Sis on March 12, 2015, 10:36:04 am
Was reading through while my hair dye baked..I remember sue thinking I was bonkers for wanting christian louboutin shoes!! Well sue my darling I'm getting them next year!  :D
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Post by: Beardie Mom on March 12, 2015, 10:44:07 am
Sing yer heart out Gerrie , Thanks for posting the link Gilly ….

Sue, however will we manage without you xxx
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Post by: judy g on March 12, 2015, 10:48:46 am
Thank you for the link, Gilly. Every word, for Sue. oh.
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Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 12, 2015, 11:34:51 am
Gerrie - sing your heart out on behalf of us all please.

Thank you for the link, Gilly - tears flowing yet again here.

Sue, my special friend, we miss you so very much.

(I have sent a link to this thread to Hannah, in case she hasn't seen it - can't imagine someone else hasn't already done it but, just in case, and I do so want her to know how much her mum was loved by us all).
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Post by: scruffymuffins on March 12, 2015, 11:39:24 am
Quote from: "Nina07"
Oh Gilly thank you so much for the link, now of course I can understand the words. Although I'm a convinced atheist, I find this kind of beautiful song may soothe and bring comfort to everyone. I do hope it has that effect on all of you.


I'm the same as you Nina, not in the slightest bit religious, but I don't think it matters what I believe, like you I will be thinking of Gerrie singing for all of us and Sue  :cry: Go for it Gerrie.xx
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Post by: Devon-Maid on March 12, 2015, 11:50:31 am
This is the more choral version by John Rutter and I am guessing that its closer to the arrangement that our Gerrie will be singing.  Either way its a beautiful song. xx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO17DIeI7Ec
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 12, 2015, 12:32:35 pm
Every time I read a new post about dear Sue, I find tears rolling down every time.

Shall think of Gerrie singing for all of us on Saturday afternoon.

Miss you, Sue.  Xxxxxx
Title: n
Post by: Joybells on March 12, 2015, 02:19:18 pm
Thanks Gilly,

That is the one I found too; heart rending.
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on March 12, 2015, 02:30:27 pm
P.S.

Gerrie, what time do you sing?
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 12, 2015, 03:16:19 pm
At 2 she said, Joy x
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on March 12, 2015, 03:45:02 pm
Thanks Carol. Brain not working very well at the moment, missed that.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 12, 2015, 08:36:28 pm
Quote from: "Devon-Maid"
This is the more choral version by John Rutter and I am guessing that its closer to the arrangement that our Gerrie will be singing.  Either way its a beautiful song. xx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO17DIeI7Ec


Yes it is the Rutter version which has quite a high note during the "Amens" which is difficult when you are choked up :roll:   I managed it at the practice this morning but fell apart during the first of the three hymns in the service, it was to the tune called "the old 100th" and really gets you - so off I went home again :oops:  :roll:

Perhaps we could all sing it wherever we are for Sues service and light candles, virtual or real and then give our dogs a treat of some kind.  That seems a nice way to mark the day and we would feel as if we were doing something and would know that we were doing it together although apart, if you see what I mean.  Just a thought.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 12, 2015, 08:47:23 pm
Gerrie wrote "Together although apart"...

Lovely suggestion Gerrie... just, lovely.  x
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Post by: judy g on March 12, 2015, 09:17:21 pm
I would like to go into Chat that day, at the time. I cannot go to the service, but want to feel some togetherness. Gerrie - your tears are good tears so do not be embarrassed. Lots of tears are being shed, good tears, loving tears. Love never dies. xx
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Post by: Lara Da Vinci on March 12, 2015, 09:22:35 pm
Always thought of FBC like that  Gerrie "Together although apart"

There is nothing I can add that has not already been said, Jill was correct when she repeated what Shona had said about Sue being even more with us at Crufts this year than ever, it did feel very much like that.
Found these the other night, happy times, smiling faces, drinks in hand and wonderful memories.
Miss you Sue xx

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Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 12, 2015, 09:37:17 pm
That is a lovely song. I probably will not make the service either, so will be in chat with Judy & whoever else can make it, so we can all feel part of it. Maybe we can play the song too.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 12, 2015, 09:56:47 pm
Was going to suggest that, too...we don't even have to speak, just be together...apart - yes, lovely way to put it Gerrie.
Title: mmm
Post by: Joybells on March 12, 2015, 10:01:52 pm
What a beautiful phrase Gerrie, it really is what we are.

 Joy  xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 13, 2015, 07:24:49 am
Such a wonderful idea, Gerrie, and the "together although apart" is my idea of this website too, even if I only know you all as "virtual friends". Therefore I would love to join the chat and "be there" with whoever can make it. I may have missed it if it has been posted here, so would you please let me know the day and time? Thanks for being such kind people.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 13, 2015, 09:01:44 am
Quote from: "judy g"
I would like to go into Chat that day, at the time. I cannot go to the service, but want to feel some togetherness. Gerrie - your tears are good tears so do not be embarrassed. Lots of tears are being shed, good tears, loving tears. Love never dies. xx


Like I said to you Jude, I spent 25 years as a psychotherapist encouraging people to get in touch with their emotions so I know the ropes but ........
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 13, 2015, 09:10:23 am
Nina, Sue's Service is going to be held on the 7th of April at 11am (uk time)
If you, or anyone else, haven't used the Chat room yet, may I suggest that you do a little practice run?.. there is always someone in there around 10pm. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 13, 2015, 09:13:10 am
Like Nina I am an atheist, but is so beautiful and beautifully sung, thanks so much for the link Gilly. We can all keep it and play it any time.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 13, 2015, 09:24:55 am
CJ has put some nice Crufts photos on the "the way we were" thread.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 13, 2015, 12:08:54 pm
This photo was on.. then I took it off, coz I REALLY don't want to offend anyone... (well not on this thread anyway  :wink:)... but as the posters below seem to have taken it in the way that it was intended... i.e. a well intentioned micky take of some of my favourite people... "in the world"... and, knowing Sue as we did, it's back on again. I'm sure she would have a laugh along with us... however, I will have to wait till we meet again to hear the magical, caustic, vaporizing, one-liner that awaits me. :)

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Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 13, 2015, 02:19:45 pm
Oh, Mark !!

Just when I thought I was in control.  :cry:

If I wasn't so fond of you both I would make a very rude remark in reply, :roll:

but I don't want to upset Gilly.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 13, 2015, 03:28:53 pm
Anyone , and I mean ANYONE who knocks this forum can go and take a long jump off a short pier ! The emails, pm's, texts and cyber hugs that we are all exchanging this past week are SO precious ..Good Friends are something money cannot buy and I still can't believe one of the Bestest One's ever isn't here …

Mark , before you edited I did have a laugh and a cry at that picture ..just smashing X
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 13, 2015, 03:59:10 pm
So did I Jill.

Sue would have laughed her socks off, as we did at the time. A lovely example of the humour that exists between good friends; Sue's sort of humour, and mine. Hope my reply wasn't misunderstood

And she would be delighted to know that she was still giving us a helping hand. Mark posting that certainly helped my day.

I too was thinking earlier that if Paul had any doubts about the value of his site he would now be reassured.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 13, 2015, 04:25:21 pm
Why did you delete it Mark?
We#re all in disbelief, anger and sorrow, I think, and like Jill and Joy say, it was totally in the right spirit and she would have loved it. Laughter and tears always so close...
Remeber what Kenny Everett used to say.....
x

PS Hasn't  so much already happened in the news she would have had views on, enjoyed etc ( Fayme and Justine, all the Crufts gossip, all the Crufts hoo-ha with the Scottie, the sad deaths of the dogs, silly Clarkson...)
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 13, 2015, 06:02:06 pm
P.S. Mark.

That's better.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 13, 2015, 06:22:17 pm
That picture is wonderful and made me laugh out loud.  The thing about really good friends ( or couples who have been together forever) is that they don't have to say ANYTHING and being together is completely that whether it is in complete silence or doing your own thing.

Still making me laugh - thank you. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 13, 2015, 06:31:34 pm
I remember one night in chat didn't Mike, who had actually actually became a member, pm Sue to ask her something ..and he was on the other end of the sofa ..hilarious   :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 13, 2015, 06:49:03 pm
So pleased you put that back on, Mark :lol: And of course, they were on Chat at the time. :lol:   Sue is laughing out loud - I can hear her. :lol:


Quote from: "Beardie Mom"
I remember one night in chat didn't Mike, who had actually actually became a member, pm Sue to ask her something ..and he was on the other end of the sofa ..hilarious   :lol:


I remember that so well, Jill.  I'm sure it happened more than once and Mike said it was the only way he actually got to speak to his wife since she met us lot.:oops:  :lol:  :oops:

Happy days - Sue we so miss you. :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 13, 2015, 06:50:50 pm
Jill...:lol:... Bonkers!!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 13, 2015, 06:53:38 pm
Quote from: "Mac & Tali"
Jill...:lol:... Bonkers!!


Speak for yourself Matey
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 13, 2015, 07:26:59 pm
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 13, 2015, 08:11:27 pm
It was the "after they had tidied up" comment that tickled me looking at the desk  :lol:

I have just chatted to our Choir master about the timing of the sung blessing tomorrow and he thinks it will be towards the end of the hour so if you all want to sing along I would imagine it will be between 2.45 and 3.00 p.m.  He knows about Sue mainly 'cos I keep vanishing sniffing as I go, and I told him how you all liked the song and would be "joining" in albeit via youtube and he thought that was wonderful. 8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 13, 2015, 08:15:30 pm
I think that is a fabulous photo  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 13, 2015, 08:34:22 pm
Quote from: "Mac & Tali"
Nina, Sue's Service is going to be held on the 7th of April at 11am (uk time)
If you, or anyone else, haven't used the Chat room yet, may I suggest that you do a little practice run?.. there is always someone in there around 10pm. x


Thank you so much Mark, I should be at home and will join you on chat. I've been there before but will have a little practice however as I haven't used the chat very often (due to the difference in time in our 2 countries).

The way all of you Sue's friends exchange your feelings, emotions and memories on this thread is just beautiful and deserves the greatest respect, and I agree with Jill, it would certainly justify the existence of the FBC if nothing else did.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Terrijane on March 13, 2015, 09:17:30 pm
I haven't been on here for a while, but thankfully someone sent me a message. Sue was a lovely person and will be missed by all.
My condolences to Mike and her children.
There will be a star shining bright in  the sky tonight.
Goodnight Sue God Bless...run free x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 14, 2015, 05:38:51 pm
Well, I managed to get through an hour and a half this afternoon without making a nit of myself.  It was a service of laughter and tears and when we stood up to sing the blessing I thought of you all and Sue.  According to our Choir Master it was the best we had ever done it and "was perfect"  :shock: - OK, we'll accept perfect.   :D   Anyway, Sue - in our hearts that one was for you. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 14, 2015, 05:55:58 pm
Well done Gerrie, you can't beat perfect.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 14, 2015, 06:26:56 pm
Thanks Gerrie, and well done - can't get much better than perfect - I'm sure Our Sue was listening.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 14, 2015, 06:30:14 pm
WTG Gerrie xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 14, 2015, 06:49:00 pm
I think he'll regret saying that :lol:   But I did think of you all.  I have put Sue's date in my diary so as far as anyone else is concerned I am busy that morning meeting up with my friends with a glass of red and a candle.  If you wanted to copy the words from tinternet of The Lord ...... then before we all leave the chat room somebody could type them up and we could say them to kinda finish on a loving and gentle note. ?
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 14, 2015, 07:20:25 pm
Gerrie, well done!

I was thinking about you singing this afternoon; bet Sue was singing along, with a glass of red in her hand...wherever she is xxx

I think this thread should run and run as a testament to how we held Sue in our hearts before, and into the future.

That picture and "the words" Mark posted I remember "first time around" and I'm sure Sue would be laughing her head off to think it has been posted on this thread.

The more I read about Sue, the more I learn about her. She was so supportive when my sister was struggling with her chemo etc. even though she was facing a similar struggle herself - what a girl xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 14, 2015, 07:49:11 pm
We thought of you, too.....

Yes, I too will be in chat the morning of the 7th, glass of red in hand.....xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 14, 2015, 08:22:04 pm
Well done, Gerrie.
Yes, Julie, I agree - had also thought we mustn't let this thread stop.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 14, 2015, 08:49:30 pm
Bet that was emotional... not sure I could have done it....(apart from the fact that I can't sing)... well done VSM x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 14, 2015, 09:22:00 pm
Great Gerrie
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 15, 2015, 08:20:01 am
Love & Miss you Sue xx
Thinking especially of your Family today xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 15, 2015, 08:21:06 am
Fantastic what a great tribute.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 15, 2015, 09:04:03 am
Well done Gerrie, we shall never forget....
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 15, 2015, 10:10:57 am
Just cos I love this photo of our Sue... x


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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 15, 2015, 10:12:37 am
Oh yes, it is indeed a lovely photo...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 15, 2015, 11:17:43 am
It is indeed, I hope you two have it framed at home somewhere.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 15, 2015, 11:28:03 am
Its my favourite photo of Sue, and its the one I wanted to post at the beginning of the thread but I know she loved the ones of her on Marks motorbike and I think that one showed her sense of fun and adventure.  I would love to start a thread or add to this one at the right time in the future, and ask everyone to post their favourite picture of our Sue , even if  someone else took the photo,  as I am positive that no one would mind having their photos copied.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 15, 2015, 11:55:59 am
That is a really lovely photo.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: pat on March 15, 2015, 02:15:35 pm
I also agree that this post should be left running. Never met Sue but always enjoyed reading her stories. They always made me laugh.

Wondered if anyone had suggested/asked if with her family's permission and someone was computer literate to do so, to collate all the stories that Sue had written and have them printed to be sold for Beardie Aid. With a dedication  and short article about her. That way Sue would always be remembered and her love would shine through to help Beardies in Need.
I would buy a book.

Just a thought..
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 15, 2015, 03:05:10 pm
That's a lovely idea Pat :D  I too would like to keep this thread going  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 15, 2015, 06:28:07 pm
That is a fantastic idea, Pat...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 15, 2015, 06:34:00 pm
would love a book of Sue's 'things'    xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 15, 2015, 06:41:56 pm
What a wonderful idea Pat :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 15, 2015, 07:06:16 pm
Well done Gerrie, I was with Judy at the time and we were with you in spirit too.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 15, 2015, 07:31:25 pm
We were Gerrie - thought of you and Sue.

Whoever makes Magnum ice lollies is advertising a lot on telly lately. I know that Sue loved the White Magnums....I think of her every time I see the adverts. Also, when I put on my green wellies, as I had sent her a pair of the ones I wear ( for  "mature" calves  :D )...

I think this is A Good Thing. We never forget the ones we love, they are always there...as the song says " Always something, there to remind me "....

xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 16, 2015, 06:32:04 pm
Quote from: "judy g"
We were Gerrie - thought of you and Sue.

Whoever makes Magnum ice lollies is advertising a lot on telly lately. I know that Sue loved the White Magnums....I think of her every time I see the adverts. Also, when I put on my green wellies, as I had sent her a pair of the ones I wear ( for  "mature" calves  :D )...

I think this is A Good Thing. We never forget the ones we love, they are always there...as the song says " Always something, there to remind me "....

xx


I always think of Sue when I see the funny little Zingy on the EDF advert  :lol:  Sue loved the advert and posted about it in O/T

http://www.zingytoys.co.uk/
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 16, 2015, 07:02:27 pm
Yes, we loved that little critter. So cute. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 16, 2015, 07:05:49 pm
Quote from: "Scruffymuffins"


I always think of Sue when I see the funny little Zingy on the EDF advert  :lol:  Sue loved the advert and posted about it in O/T

http://www.zingytoys.co.uk/


I keep seeing them on posters and always think of Sue, she loved them so much didn't she :D :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on March 16, 2015, 09:11:12 pm
This is such a lovely thread. Can't claim to have known Sue as well as so many of you did but know she would have loved this banter and I almost keep expecting to see one of her funny responses.
This post should run and run, as will her memory xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 17, 2015, 11:02:44 am
In the words of the late Joyce Grenfell, another of my favourite funny women :

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must
Parting is hell
But life goes on
So sing as well

xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 17, 2015, 06:32:09 pm
Quote from: "judy g"
In the words of the late Joyce Grenfell, another of my favourite funny women :

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must
Parting is hell
But life goes on
So sing as well

xxx


Judy, I had no idea Joyce Grenfell wrote that poem. She was brilliant, as is this poem :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 17, 2015, 06:38:43 pm
I think, my favourite funny woman....funny and loving all at the same time  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 17, 2015, 07:09:51 pm
absolutely LOVED Joyce Grenfall too
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on March 17, 2015, 07:39:04 pm
I only saw this last night and am so saddened to hear the news.   It isn't often you come across someone like her.  Always remembered, never forgotten.  RIP Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 17, 2015, 09:20:26 pm
http://zingy.beatbots.net/
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 17, 2015, 10:47:44 pm
Quote from: "judy g"
In the words of the late Joyce Grenfell, another of my favourite funny women :

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must
Parting is hell
But life goes on
So sing as well

xxx


Joyce Grenfell was fab and this is a great poem...
... then, having read it, I got to thinking that maybe, just maybe, Our Sue would have done it like this ??

If I naff orf before you, don't get yourself in a state
Life's too short to stuff mushrooms, go 'ave some fun my old mate
This life don't last forever, so make sure before it all ends
that you cuddle up to a Beardie, and remember to hug all your Friends.
xxx
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on March 17, 2015, 10:59:09 pm
Good 'n Mark. Too true.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Poem Man on March 18, 2015, 09:08:48 am
:D Spot on Mark, Sue would have loved that. :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 18, 2015, 09:57:21 am
xxxxx Mark
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 18, 2015, 10:18:49 am
Mark - I can hear Sue saying it now! :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 18, 2015, 10:58:49 am
I echo all the other remarks Mark. I never met Sue, but I can imagine reading that from her.

  I just loved Joyce Grenfell too.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 18, 2015, 11:17:28 am
:lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 18, 2015, 11:20:15 am
Brilliant Mark :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: missmuffin on March 18, 2015, 04:55:08 pm
Oh, only now read this on FB, haven't been around here for a while. I'm in tears, we had lovely chats on fb and here. I had no idea.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: sue b on March 18, 2015, 05:56:22 pm
I have never met Sue and cannot claim to have known her except through her stories and posts here on FBC and yet when I saw that she had passed away I felt so Sad. She will be missed greatly on here by myself and others.....always positive, funny and areal tonic. Thankyou Sue, you will be remembered by many xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 18, 2015, 09:20:15 pm
Spot on as usual Mark.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jane on March 19, 2015, 05:56:42 am
I too have just read on Saving Hope about Sue, such sad news. Sue's lovely personality truly shone, she will be such a bright star. Reunited with her beloved Harry & Sadie. My condolences to her husband and family, thoughts are also with her very special friends who will miss her so very much.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 19, 2015, 10:17:26 am
Mike has posted, in Off Topic, the details of Sue's service. If you follow the link, the crematorium has a condolences page where you can leave a message. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 19, 2015, 12:47:10 pm
Thinking of you Sue xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: poffer on March 19, 2015, 11:30:33 pm
I have only just read this. One of the chattiest and friendliest people on here. Shocked and very sad......
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on March 20, 2015, 09:10:58 am
That was brilliant Mark, I still have to pluck up courage to read this page as always end up in tears, still can't believe she has gone. x
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 21, 2015, 12:16:03 pm
Me too Nikki, she seems to walk with me everywhere.

I walk along and the thoughts come pouring in and the words roll round in my head; I can't settle till I have let them out.

I just wanted her to share our day and this is a way we both understood.


Walk with us Sue

A softly blue awakening sky;
tall silent trees watch us pass by;
a silver sun creeps up so slow;
the valley mist still hangs below;

The air so still I hear each sound
as my soft treads disturb the ground;
but then faint noises pave the way
as woodland life begins its day.

The subdued hum of distant town
is background to a feathered clown.
So bold and black with eyes so bright,
this trail is his, he’s here by right.

He doesn’t flinch as we walk on,
he simply waits till we are gone.
So we move soft and pass ahead,
leave him to find his daily bread.

A fleeting shape runs swift and high.
I turn and search but my dull eye
sees just a sign of trembling leaves,
and he is safe in shielding trees.

Young Millie’s chase is far too slow
and she is stranded here below.
But she cares not, though he is gone
there’ll always be another one.
 
I see faint signs of new born green
as if past snows had never been.
She sniffs each spot along the way
and we could wander here all day.

but

The air is warm, the chill is gone.
so must we be, for time moves on.
I know you’d love this walk our Sue,
Just thought I’d share it all with you.

Sleep well my friend, you are always wrapped in the blanket of our love.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 21, 2015, 12:53:28 pm
Oh Joy - tears again!

That is sooo beautiful, so descriptive, I was there on your walk with you and I know Sue was too. Thank you.

You speak so eloquently for us all when you say that Sue will always be wrapped in a blanket of our love.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 21, 2015, 01:01:02 pm
JoyBells... your writing skills are extraordinary.  Sue would have loved that. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 21, 2015, 04:56:42 pm
Amazing Joy.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 21, 2015, 04:57:44 pm
Joy, that's a wondeful tribute to a friend...

As you know I never met Sue, but do you know what my best memory of her is?... Well it is this post, which I still remember made me laugh out loud in front of my screen when I read it. Even now after looking for it and reading it again it made me giggle (the paragraph about the "swear box"!!!  :lol: )... Isn't it just great that even when someone has left this world, they can still make us smile?...

http://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12890&highlight=kamp+kornwall+2013
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 21, 2015, 06:54:36 pm
Yes, lovely and apt as always, Joy. Tears here too, but good tears, remembering tears, loving tears. xx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 21, 2015, 08:50:05 pm
Ah, Nina, it is some time since I last read that. My eyes are crying and my mouth is laughing.

It seems so long ago since I first met the fbc site but the first thing I came across was the thread on Cornwall. I read "The Rules" and was immediately hooked.

My introduction to Sue.

I have lost count of the number of beardie miles I have travelled but I will never lose my gratitude for the hands of friendship that have been offered.

And all because a little Kentish lass had a wonderful way with words..

Thank you Sue, you will always be a part of my life.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on March 21, 2015, 10:46:11 pm
That is lovely Joy. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 21, 2015, 11:05:53 pm
Oh Joy .... blurry screen ... you really ought to publish your poetry, everyone everywhere should be able to share your fantastic verse.  Seriously.

Mary
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 22, 2015, 07:12:42 am
I totally agree with Mary's post above...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 22, 2015, 08:55:53 am
I totally agree with Nina's post above... :wink:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 22, 2015, 11:07:00 am
I totally agree with Mark's post above... :wink:   :wink:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 22, 2015, 11:42:18 am
That's very moving Joy.x
Title: mmm
Post by: Joybells on March 22, 2015, 03:03:44 pm
There are some lovely nutters on this site, thank goodness.  :wink:  :wink:  :wink: !
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 22, 2015, 04:49:59 pm
I totally agree with Gilly's post above AND Joy's post above... :wink:

Sadly, we are now missing just about the nuttiest, but I know she is laughing her socks off, wherever she is. :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 22, 2015, 07:16:53 pm
And I agree with ......  well, I agree wit allov'em.... :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 22, 2015, 09:17:00 pm
Me too. Miss you Sue
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 22, 2015, 09:20:32 pm
I miss " us " - the all of us xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 23, 2015, 07:49:12 am
Quote from: "judy g"
I miss " us " - the all of us xx


Ditto Jude….

Joy , that was lovely x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 23, 2015, 09:44:17 am
Joy, that is lovely
Title: Our Sue
Post by: sue b on March 24, 2015, 08:36:39 am
Beautiful poem Joy x
Title: mmm
Post by: Joybells on March 24, 2015, 10:08:13 am
Thank you to those who have shared the walk and the poem with us.

Some have said it is beautiful, but that is simply because it was inspired by a beautiful lady.

It was nice and flat Sue. You would have appreciated that. :wink:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on March 25, 2015, 12:27:34 am
If there was a "Like" or better still a "Love" button, it would have my vote. That's so beautiful Joy x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 26, 2015, 10:35:11 am
It seems so unreal that Sue is no longer with us.  But she has left such a legacy of compassion, wisdom, love and her sense of fun with so many special memories she is a legend.  Never gone always in our hearts one special lady.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 26, 2015, 11:08:21 am
Yes, and I can't help thinking about Jeremy Clarkson being sacked from Top Gear. Sue loved that and I remember the photo she put  on here of her and him, at one of the shows. I don't know which thread it was on now. :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 26, 2015, 11:25:32 am
Here you go Pam... it is a great picture isn't it... Mx

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi297.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm231%2Fmarkandgill%2F66lzef_zpsdcoxzajr.jpg&hash=f04abdd770e25bfe1211bfde55490ed4dd50d624) (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/markandgill/media/66lzef_zpsdcoxzajr.jpg.html) :)


here's the link to the original thread... http://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2314&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=jeremy+clarkson
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 26, 2015, 01:03:12 pm
That is a lovely photo.

Great link Mark, just spent another ten minutes not doing the housework.

Please stop, I have no will power today  :roll:  :roll:  :wink:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 26, 2015, 02:36:46 pm
Yeah.. I know it's a bit naughty, but.... Happy Days, ay guys  :)


(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi297.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm231%2Fmarkandgill%2Fsue%2520rogered_edited-1_zpsgacwddbz.jpg&hash=2e91e0bc6e229bb1446df442590b828e2ce89d36) (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/markandgill/media/sue%20rogered_edited-1_zpsgacwddbz.jpg.html)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 26, 2015, 03:10:20 pm
It is so lovely seeing photos of Sue  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 26, 2015, 05:48:02 pm
:D  She just glows.....xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 26, 2015, 06:32:33 pm
Yes it is Kathryn.  Keep it up Mark!
Title: bbb
Post by: Joybells on March 26, 2015, 06:59:24 pm
Aw, Mark. Sue has enjoyed many a laugh over that one.  :shock:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 26, 2015, 07:36:11 pm
Sue looks wonderful on that picture of her and 'the knob...Clarkson ' …and Mark , what were we all doing whist Sue was trying to untangle Sadie…Laughing , and taking the pictures ..and then laughing some more …God I miss her
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 26, 2015, 08:26:03 pm
Mark it made me chuckle seeing pic of Bax with Sue  :lol:  I did think myself of posting it  :lol:  was hilarious at the time and Sue took it all in good fun  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 26, 2015, 08:33:52 pm
Don't forget Jill that when Sue wasn't with us, she still came with us  :D  and Sue will always be with us..............Love you Sue xx

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1166.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq606%2Fbumbleridge%2FJillampPoppy_zps86541bb6.jpg&hash=522ea47a4796331c92225219388e2a33c23274ec) (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/bumbleridge/media/JillampPoppy_zps86541bb6.jpg.html)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on March 26, 2015, 08:42:59 pm
My favourite picture of Sue is of her with Taliwag, she just looked so angelic and glowed, you can tell she was so happy at that moment holding him.

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1236.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff443%2Flittlermunchkin%2FSueandTaliinthesun1_zpsdyqe3nst.jpg&hash=4c8c3464a4ec3962bfa92ef0449a2b1cfd8be29b) (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/littlermunchkin/media/SueandTaliinthesun1_zpsdyqe3nst.jpg.html)

My funniest memory was watching Sue and Mike put up canvas southfork, it did make me giggle.

Miss you so much Sue

xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 26, 2015, 08:47:19 pm
I loved it, Jill, when you all " took " Sue along with you. I thought it was so lovely and touching and sweet and funny. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 26, 2015, 09:08:33 pm
Ditto J³... that was a particularly inspired, lovely and daft episode in the Susan Saga.  8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 26, 2015, 09:10:30 pm
Wasnt it? Made me go " awwwwwww "......so sweet
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 27, 2015, 11:39:39 am
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 Oh thanks Mark for finding that photo, it's such a lovely one, yes she is glowing. :D xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 27, 2015, 02:18:13 pm
Such lovely photo's....I like the one where she is sitting with Jago and Mac on the bench in those gardens near cj's
Title: Our Sue
Post by: colinwurzel on March 29, 2015, 12:22:24 am
Sadly, As you get older you start to lose more and more of your friends to the grim reaper. You mourn death more frequently than you celebrate life, the funerals exceeding the weddings when the old suit gets taken out of the wardrobe and dusted down.
This has never been truer for me than in the last few years, where I seem to be hearing of the sad loss of long standing friends all too frequently. Do you ever get hardened to this continuing loss of people who have meant something to you in your life? Probably not. In many cases you feel saddened for a short while, and then pick up your skirts and get on with the daily grind of life until the next one.
Just occassionally though, you loose someone who was so special to you, that the grieving is ongoing and does not diminish over time. You hear their laughter and you feel their tears, and you imagine them still with you. You recall the joy their company gave you. You remember them keenly when you indulge in any pastime or activity that you shared, knowing it is not the same without them, and you say to yourself that they would want you to be strong, so you carry on. The pain never goes away, however the recollections of sadness do slowly diminish over time and life somehow gets back to normal, but the love you felt for them never leaves your heart.

Sue was such a person, and she will never be forgotten
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 29, 2015, 12:31:45 am
How beautifully put, Colin.
It will be a hard day for you, glad you'll be with Gilly and Mark.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 31, 2015, 05:04:31 pm
Just to say, some of us who arent able to go to Sue's service are planning on going into Chat that morning - round about 10.30 - 11ish. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ahj on March 31, 2015, 05:27:56 pm
What a lovely sentiment from Colin.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: tb on March 31, 2015, 06:12:30 pm
We too are unable to be there but will be remembering Sue and thinking of Mike and family and all her friends . [/quote]
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on April 01, 2015, 04:37:06 pm
Just so that I don't miss the chat here next Monday morning: have you set your clocks 1 hour forward to summer time yet, in the UK? We did last weekend in France. Thanks for the info.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 01, 2015, 04:39:50 pm
Nina, it is Tuesday morning, 11am and yes, our clocks have gone foward so that we are on GMT+1...xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on April 01, 2015, 04:56:53 pm
Oops, yes of course it is on Tuesday morning, not Monday, Judy, thank you so much. So ok, there will still be an hour's difference between our 2 countries.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on April 01, 2015, 09:05:19 pm
Just got back from our trip to France.  Have been reading all the wonderful posts and memories from people both on here and Facebook, and looking at the lovely pictures.  I thought about Sue a lot whilst we were away and still can't quite believe it.

RIP Sue - I hope you know how much we are missing you.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 02, 2015, 10:25:14 am
Wouldn't it be nice if we could listen to the service.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 02, 2015, 01:14:26 pm
Absent friend

You kept us all together; if it seemed that we might part
You somehow kept us going from the bottom of your heart.
Always a helping hand, a welcome shoulder there to cry on;
A lovely friend we knew that everybody could rely on.
You’re missed in here so much its like a fizzy drink gone flat
(I’m sure you ‘d laugh to know that I’m comparing you to that!)
Hazbo’s and Sadie’s antics often made me laugh out loud
Jethro and Harry – relatives! – I felt so very proud
They seem so very long ago those halcyon days in Chat
I miss you more than words can say … if only you’d come back …

Xxx
Mary
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 02, 2015, 06:00:53 pm
aw Mary....
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 02, 2015, 06:54:34 pm
Mary , that just about hit every nail on the head of how so many of us feel ... Just lovely x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on April 02, 2015, 07:39:19 pm
Mary, you have spoken for all of us within your verse xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on April 02, 2015, 09:13:07 pm
Aw Mary, you just brought tears to my eyes. A lovely poem.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 03, 2015, 05:58:57 am
Mary that is so lovely, and all our own sentiments are in it. :(
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 04, 2015, 04:32:42 pm
So they are. Thank you Mary
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 04, 2015, 05:46:11 pm
Mary, the last line " I miss you more than words can say … if only you’d come back … " is something I feel about Sue, even though we only met a few time. I think about her all the time, she made such an impression on so many of us and your wonderful poem is perfect.....and it brought a tear to my eyes xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 05, 2015, 10:28:51 am
Same here Julie, and I'd only met her through emails.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 05, 2015, 11:42:40 am
Mary, that is a lovely poem. "Like a fizzy drink gone flat" sums it up for me... it really aint the same without her is it. :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 06, 2015, 04:48:01 pm
No. It really isnt.



I keep hearing, in my head, Judy Garland singing " Somewhere Over the Rainbow "
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on April 06, 2015, 10:44:43 pm
Sending you all a big hug who are going tomorrow. We will be in chat sometime before 11am for those who would like to join us.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: silent warrior on April 07, 2015, 07:33:54 am
Colin's words sums it up beautiully.

Will be thinking of Sue and her family today more than ever.

Sending love and hugs to all who knew and loved her.

A very special lady, God Bless.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on April 07, 2015, 09:30:42 am
Lovely words from Colin and Mary.  

Sadly I am unable to join i  the chat at 11am  :cry: but will be thinking of everyone, especially Sue's family and sending love and hugs.xx

I was getting ready this morning and deciding what jewellery to wear (Ihave loads :roll: ) when I spotted a bracelet that Sue had made and i had forgotten about, so decided to wear it today in her memory.x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on April 07, 2015, 10:19:03 am
Lovely to read back through all these messages
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on April 07, 2015, 10:29:14 am
Hi the day has arrived we had planned to be there but family circumstances told us it was not going to be possible.  I hope the sun will shine and remind everyone how Sue shone through all her illness and have left us all better people for just knowing her.  
Love to Mike and the family. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 10:43:12 am
xxx Barbara, hope all is well xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Pat Phillips on April 07, 2015, 10:53:48 am
Such a sad day. Rest in Peace lovely lady x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 11:19:57 am
xxx
Title: Our sue
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2015, 11:22:16 am
Will miss you,Sue.
                          Fran and Polly xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on April 07, 2015, 11:29:32 am
Thinking of all of Sue's Family and Friends today.  Sue was such a special person and will be so missed x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 07, 2015, 12:26:39 pm
Someone asked me to pop on here how it went if I could get a signal ... After a 4 and a half hour journey someone was watching over us and we arrived in time to see Our Sue honoured in a wonderful ceremony with her family and friends . On our way now to toast her , once again .The Beardie Community and our FBC were in good attendance .. Ourselves , Gilly, Mark , Colin, Joy,Bex, Nigel, Sue (Skyebucks) Jacky, Dawn ,Caroline , Helen and Peter .

I will scan and put in the order of service , lovely, lovely ceremony with memories from her brother Dean and laughter too when the gentleman who conducted the service listed one of Sue's previous jobs was a pole dancer  :lol: .. Our Sue would have hooted at that and I wouldn't be surprised if she had put that bit in herself .

She arrived in wicker casket festooned with greenery and flowers and the family asked that the curtains be left open as we filed out .. So many blew her a kiss and touched the wicker .. I said Love n Hugs my friend and I left a Pink Fluffy Beardie Brooch I had made to wear today on top .. She would have laughed at that too

The sun is shining and they say it shines on the rightceous xx

 :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 07, 2015, 12:31:11 pm
That sounds lovely Jill Thanks for telling us.xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on April 07, 2015, 12:33:23 pm
It sounds like it was a lovely service, thank you.x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 07, 2015, 12:34:41 pm
Thank you for this Jill :-) I have forced myself not to cry today,  but reading this well, how could I not let the tears flow.

I couldn't imagine Sue's service not having an element of fun in it. Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: shonam on April 07, 2015, 01:35:04 pm
Thanks for letting us know Jill, such a sad day but glad it has went well
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on April 07, 2015, 02:12:42 pm
Thank-you for telling us about it. How lovely so many FBCers there!  :cry:
It was a tribute to Sue how many went and how many were in Chat at the time, even those at work for a few minutes...and .... KSue, can you imagine, we all shut up just for you for one whole minute.xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on April 07, 2015, 02:32:06 pm
Thank you Jill, sounds just what she deserved.....a lovely sunny day for such a lovely sunny person
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on April 07, 2015, 02:54:53 pm
Awww thank you Jill xxx, There hasn't been one second of today where Sue hasn't been in my thoughts, wether it being watching the clock at work, thinking of you all getting ready and getting there to send her on her way, having a crafty few minutes out of work so I could nip onto chat, just walking in the sunshine with Poppy every sound has been linked to Sue, especially the bird song so peaceful and reflective, A Beautiful day for such a Beautiful lady xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: monsmom on April 07, 2015, 03:55:22 pm
Just reading through this thread for the first time…I am so shocked and sorry.
I only met Sue a couple of times at Crufts but like her posts – she was so welcoming, friendly and compassionate you couldn’t help but be drawn to her.

My heart goes out to Sue’s family and to all of you on this wonderful site x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ahj on April 07, 2015, 03:56:45 pm
Rest in peace, Sue.  We will all miss you. Condolences to Sue's family.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on April 07, 2015, 03:58:47 pm
It must have been so hard to get through the service, although it does sound as if a smile was raised for Sue at one point. This is so sad.  :cry: I feel so sorry for Sue's family and close friends.  :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jane on April 07, 2015, 04:04:26 pm
I don't really know what I want to say, but it sounded like a lovely service for a lovely lady. Sue has been a part of so many people's memories she will never be far away, sleep peacefully x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on April 07, 2015, 04:52:05 pm
Thanks for letting us know Jill, glad all went well. As Carol said we had a minutes silence in chat, it was lovely that so many where there I think I counted 19.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Sue on April 07, 2015, 05:04:44 pm
Thanks for your post Jill. Sue has been in my thoughts throughout today along with all her family and friends.
Sleep tight lovely lady, you will be missed so much by everyone who loves you xxx
Sue x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 07, 2015, 05:15:27 pm
still 2 hours to home for us but thought I would tell u more about the ceremony .. Sue came in to Forever Autumn by Justin Heyward , after her brother had shared some lovely memories we had Josh Grobans To Where You Are .. Then the wonderful John Connor Poem , Butterfly Kisses and She is Gone by David Harkins ..then while we filed  past to say farewell we had I Know You're Out There Somewhere by the Moody Blues ... That's when it hit me and Helen and I went out arm in arm in  tears ... I did , however wish her Love n hugs from all who couldn't be there ..

I hope that wonderful girl knew how many hearts she touched and how many were breaking today ... I know how many miss her and its a great many
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on April 07, 2015, 05:28:23 pm
Thank you Jill xx
Poppy is gently licking my tears away again now, give them Hairies an extra squeeze when you get in xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 05:43:03 pm
Thank you Jill xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on April 07, 2015, 05:56:54 pm
Thank you Jill for your update we are so gratefuly to all who managed to get there to represent us.  She will certainly be missed. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on April 07, 2015, 06:09:10 pm
Thank you Jill, sounds as though it was everything that Sue was........lovely
Title: Our Sue
Post by: pat on April 07, 2015, 06:19:49 pm
Thank you for the update Jill.    

A beautiful day was the gift of heaven to honour a beautiful lady.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on April 07, 2015, 07:59:07 pm
A beautiful service for a beautiful lady. So wanted to be there but circumstances prevented me  :cry:  Sue was the little lady with the big heart and will always be a part of FBC and never forgotten. Xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on April 07, 2015, 08:30:28 pm
The sun shone and it was a lovely day for such a solemn occasion.  Mike and other family members actually carried Sue into the service.  I don't know how he/they managed to find the strength.  My tears were welling up from then on and never stopped.  Sue's wicker casket festooned with flowers and greenery was lovely.  As Jill said, it was a lovely service, with a bit of laughter reminding us of Sue's 'trademarks' - her love of Beardies, red wine, cooking (or lack of!), more red wine.  Even reading Jill's posts brings a tear again.

I was so glad to have gone and said goodbye, not just from me but the whole of FBC.

We will all miss you so much my friend.

Xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on April 07, 2015, 08:55:50 pm
Thank you Jill & Helen for sharing this – sounds like a beautiful celebration of the life of a very brave, funny and special lady. A terribly sad day for all her loved ones but I’m glad Sue was remembered with laughter as well as tears, that seems so fitting. A heavy heart seems to dull the brain and I’ve struggled to find words that seem right. So just to say a very fond farewell Sue and I hope we manage that meet-up one day.
You are missed by so many and will be forgotten by none – rest peacefully, still with us in our hearts xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on April 07, 2015, 09:04:42 pm
So well put, Barbs,so ditto to that. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 07, 2015, 09:14:18 pm
Quote from: "Clovertor"
So well put, Barbs,so ditto to that. x


Totally agree xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 07, 2015, 09:15:50 pm
Thank you so much Jill for the update, especially the music.   We shared a liking for the Moody Blues,  I'll always think of Sue now when I hear those 2 tracks.  xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Skyebucks Senior on April 07, 2015, 09:23:00 pm
I couldn't make it today, but Sue did. Like Jill, it was a long round trip. But she was very pleased she went.

Kentish would have been gobsmacked by the amount of emotion that has been free flowing today.

I'll really miss her written missives. She had a real talent to make people smile. Cheerio Sue

Dennis
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 09:26:15 pm
Thank you all for the posts on today xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on April 07, 2015, 09:31:49 pm
Jill, your lovely description has made me cry all over again. I love the poem by David Harkness, I had that at mums funeral.
Bars, your sentiments echo how a lot of us feel too, but cannot find the right words. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 07, 2015, 09:35:24 pm
It was, as has already been said, a moving ceremony. The music that greeted us as we walked into the  Chapel instantly brought a tear to my eye.. which remained there throughout.  In fact , it`s a persistant little blighter, coz it`s still putting in an appearance. !

It sounds a bit odd maybe, but i was very aware of all the people that were "with us"  via the virtual world of the FBC... Your presence felt so right because it was the virtual  world that brought us all together in the first place and, of course, gave us Our Lovely  Sue... Mike and Sue`s Family know you were there,  and they send their love to you.

I guess this is where I say Dearest Sue, rest in peace... but nah... Sue won`t rest, she`ll be putting wrongs right, helping out the lost and lonely and rewriting the Kamp Rules.... I dunno how "Big G" will feel about having His Ten Commandments pimped up,  but if anyone can get away with it, Our Sue can..  :wink:
Love Mark x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 09:39:03 pm
xx thanks Mark
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Post by: maxnick on April 07, 2015, 09:44:02 pm
Great Mark, Thanks  :)
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Post by: KateandDylan on April 07, 2015, 09:58:05 pm
So hard to read all the beautiful tributes to Sue, but so grateful to those who went and have shared the day for those of us who could only be there in mind and not body.
xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on April 07, 2015, 10:19:02 pm
There must be something in the air Mark as there has been a tear in my eye all day, still doesn't feel right without sue being here. Thank you for going and giving our love.

xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Moominmama on April 07, 2015, 10:50:46 pm
thanks Jill for letting us know, hope you had a safe journey home xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: bexxdief on April 07, 2015, 10:58:49 pm
Funny how you see things and they fit just so. We went to The boathouse for a gathering after the service which looked out over a boating lake and a lovely park area dotted with families out enjoying the fine weather. We found a table, took our seats and looked out at the scene... Low and behold a Beardie was trotting his way across the parkland in all his glory. Totally fitting.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 07, 2015, 11:01:00 pm
xx Bex, lovely
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Moominmama on April 07, 2015, 11:01:37 pm
that's lovely....a beardie walk past must be a sign and wonder if its anyone off here? xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: tb on April 08, 2015, 12:00:36 am
Bex you are so right, that is totally fitting, a beardie walking by as fond farewells were being shared.  
we were with you in chat this morning remembering  our Kentish  and how she touched so many people's lives far and wide . Rest in Peace Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: pat on April 08, 2015, 12:06:00 am
Believe an angel walked in the guise of a Beardie. Sending the message that 'Our Sue' was home and at peace - free from pain. xx
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Post by: Beardie Mom on April 08, 2015, 05:56:27 am
Quote from: "Moominmama"
thanks Jill for letting us know, hope you had a safe journey home xxx


Thanks Louise, yes  we got home safe ...though a 400 mile and 9 hour round trip put paid to me popping into chat last night which I hoped to do .

Barbs, Mark and Bex ...lovely words , each of you ...but even though we were there I still can't for the life of me believe she won't be posting her own comments here  :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on April 08, 2015, 07:43:34 am
Joining some of you FBC'ers in the chat yesterday was an extremely moving moment - being physically so far away from where Sue's service was being held, yet so close in thought and emotions. It awes me to see how many people were there to say farewell to that lovely lady, Kentish Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 08, 2015, 11:01:20 am
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 Thanks again for all the latest updates on the funeral. :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on April 08, 2015, 12:37:14 pm
Quote from: "Beardie Mom"
[/quote ...but even though we were there I still can't for the life of me believe she won't be posting her own comments here  :cry:


...EXACTLY... x

was looking for something and saw some of her posts...all here and on FB such a nice document to her...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 08, 2015, 04:35:00 pm
Thanks for the funeral reports - absolutely gutted that I couldn't be there, but I was with you all in spirit.

Sue would have loved the willow casket covered in greenery, and would be so pleased that there was laughter among the tears.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 08, 2015, 09:28:35 pm
Perfect, Mark.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: rachael on April 08, 2015, 10:48:15 pm
Thanks for the funeral reports
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 09, 2015, 09:03:11 am
Mark, thanks for your report; sadly the "viral world" let me down at 11am, or at least my phone signal, but then I was "in the middle of nowhere" with the woofs, trying to join in chat with only 3G to rely on! Couldn't face being indoors on my laptop at such a time  :roll:

What strikes me is that we all really, really came to love and look forward to Sue's posts, blogs etc and she pops up in almost every thread we revisit, but she'll never post again. Though I think she is posting in spirit, because we will never ever forget her and her little blue car with Sadie and Harry will be "on the move" for as long as this site is going :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 09, 2015, 09:52:58 am
xx Julie - you were with us nonetheless xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Beardie Bro's Sis on April 09, 2015, 10:52:50 am
What lovely words you all said. Few tears rolling here too.

I put my own wee tribute up on facebpok that some of you have seen and commented on. I wish I knew you'd be on chat at 11 and I would of joined.  I still can't really believe it :(

Just you behave up there sue, don't be getting in any bother!!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 09, 2015, 12:11:06 pm
Hello all ...

Gilly would like to have all our favourite photos and memories of sue in one place on the FBC.  She is thinking pictures of Sue, pictures that remind us of Sue, excerpts of old Posts or Blogs, links to old posts,  videos, phrases, memories of events  etc... and, of course, your own special memories of Sue that you feel you can share.

so.. is it a goer?... if so, should I start a new thread for this?... or shall we post them in this Thread?... what do you think ??

Oh, and can we also agree that there is no copyright... in other words, post what you like knowing that the original poster/photographer has given their consent. ?

Mx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 09, 2015, 12:34:35 pm
DEFO Gilly and Mark ..Great Idea . Am happy to go along with what others think about a new thread or not ..x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 09, 2015, 12:38:56 pm
So glad someone has suggested the idea,  well done Gilly and Mark :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on April 09, 2015, 01:31:07 pm
Great idea. I think on this thread would be nice, it's got the right title.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on April 09, 2015, 01:45:25 pm
Great idea go for it Mark.  Well done Gilly.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on April 09, 2015, 02:20:05 pm
Wonderful idea xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 09, 2015, 02:30:45 pm
Lovely idea, Mark and Gilly, though I think maybe a new thread would be appropriate so that all it contains is happy photos and stories so that it's a cheerful thread and makes us smile - Sue would not want us to continue with tears indefinitely and hopefully a thread with all our happy memories and her writings will continue indefinitely? But I'm happy to go with the flow.  Maybe Paul would make it a "sticky"?

As far as waiving personal copyright is concerned, I certainly don't have a problem with that providing photos etc are only copied to this site and not plastered elsewhere on the internet (which I would have a problem with, sorry. :oops: )
Title: Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 09, 2015, 04:35:20 pm
Lovely idea Mark.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 09, 2015, 05:02:05 pm
Agree, in whatever form/thread
Title: Our Sue
Post by: ahj on April 09, 2015, 05:07:41 pm
Lovely idea and tribute.  I would really like to re-read some of Sue's hilarious postings.  :lol:
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on April 09, 2015, 05:11:19 pm
I would love for that to happen Gilly and Mark.

We are all different  and link with varied facets of Sue's life. This is just me but I feel as though I am still with her on this thread; that it is just that she has moved further along the journey we all take.

Even here we don't have to continue with tears indefinitely, though I think that mine will be mixed with the laughter for a long time.

I would like to feel free to be with Sue in the way we were, in what we shared. This isn't going to be the same as those things she shared with other people.

I can't think of mine and John's life on the boats without wanting to carry on passing on to her the stories of all our mishaps, so good when you can laugh about them with someone who really feels it in their bones. And I still have the unfinished story of Queen Mollie that we worked on; maybe she will still help me to finish it.

As I said before, she spends a lot of time sitting on my shoulder, and sometimes what she whispers in my ear makes me cry, sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes both. I never know which it is going to be but that doesn't matter 'cos she would understand.

Joy and (as Sue always called her)Milliepede
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on April 09, 2015, 07:23:42 pm
Lovely idea. Sue will always be a part of FBC
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on April 10, 2015, 11:50:22 am
Yes, should keep a record all together.
Will leave decision as to this thread or new one to Gilly; I remember when I used to go in Chat regularly, Sue and Gilly always said the same thing, so it was 'sharing brain cell, again'. So if Gilly decided, Sue would no doubt agree.
I've always felt , though, it's not so good when several people open new threads on the same topic.
Anyway, x to everyone.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 10, 2015, 06:53:45 pm
Yes, great idea....anywhich way it comes xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on April 10, 2015, 09:41:42 pm
I think it is a wonderful idea, I think if it stays here then when strangers read the thread they will understand our Sue better, all the feelings we had for her and the love we felt, also they may see that our tears have turned to laughter at the happy times we had together.
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on April 10, 2015, 10:58:00 pm
Spot on Nikki.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 10, 2015, 11:02:31 pm
Quote from: "munchkin"
I think it is a wonderful idea, I think if it stays here then when strangers read the thread they will understand our Sue better, all the feelings we had for her and the love we felt, also they may see that our tears have turned to laughter at the happy times we had together.



Great way of looking at it, Nikki - hadn't thought of it like that.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 11, 2015, 09:02:44 am
I also think they should stay on this thread as I don't think another Topic title could ever better this one that Gilly did
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 11, 2015, 11:55:06 am
OK... in that case, let me offer this as a starter....

 A few years back, having stayed with us for a week, it came time for Sue to go home...
we loaded the car,  dropped her off at the Station and waved a fond farewell as the train headed off to Waterloo ...


... This is what we found on the worktop when we got home...


(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi297.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm231%2Fmarkandgill%2Fdust%2520sample_zpsk2mdjgil.jpg&hash=7903d8a0bc3c0d57e6c79f2013126bd4ff4be4c8) (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/markandgill/media/dust%20sample_zpsk2mdjgil.jpg.html)

Cheeky Mare.... :wink:  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Poem Man on April 11, 2015, 12:23:10 pm
Great Idea Mark and your starter is brilliant.

Maybe I am wrong but I think that a new thread dedicated to Sue perhaps headed by "Memories of Our Sue" or something on those lines would be nice.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 11, 2015, 01:31:48 pm
Lovely idea Gilly and Mark, it would be very  fitting too.

 I think Joe's idea for a topic would be good.

 Just wondering though if you should ask Mike's permission first though,, and perhaps Paul's?
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 11, 2015, 03:26:25 pm
Oh, Mark, that is an absolute hoot.
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

This thread is going to be a real roller coaster  :roll:  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 11, 2015, 03:34:39 pm
Quote from: "Mac & Tali"
OK... in that case, let me offer this as a starter....

 A few years back, having stayed with us for a week, it came time for Sue to go home...
we loaded the car,  dropped her off at the Station and waved a fond farewell as the train headed off to Waterloo ...


... This is what we found on the worktop when we got home...


(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi297.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm231%2Fmarkandgill%2Fdust%2520sample_zpsk2mdjgil.jpg&hash=7903d8a0bc3c0d57e6c79f2013126bd4ff4be4c8) (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/markandgill/media/dust%20sample_zpsk2mdjgil.jpg.html)

Cheeky Mare.... :wink:  :D



Loving that, Mark - I remember it well - made me laugh then, and makes me laugh now. :lol:   Somehow Our Sue always got to the root of things - along the same lines, this is what I found!! :oops:  :oops:  :oops:


(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi337.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn392%2Fmrsjwj%2FSue%2FP1030062.jpg&hash=972b8cc9e5a64ef9e248675ccd1ebb475173f525) (http://s337.photobucket.com/user/mrsjwj/media/Sue/P1030062.jpg.html)


As you say, "cheeky mare" :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on April 11, 2015, 05:01:07 pm
I can see a picture emerging here  :wink:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 11, 2015, 06:19:01 pm
:lol:  :lol:
Title: Our sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 11, 2015, 06:36:49 pm
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on April 12, 2015, 11:27:52 am
Aw  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 12, 2015, 11:34:25 am
Think it's started already :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on April 14, 2015, 11:04:11 pm
Well a week since we said Au Revoir to 'Our Sue' …so I thought I'd post one of my fave pics of her ..Sadie happy as Larry to be in a vehicle, and one of Colin's that she loved ..and Hazbo too…taken in August 2011…and now all 3 together again

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi586.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss301%2Fthesmiffs%2FIMG_0360.jpg&hash=8fc166ebccac2797bedef4cef3bd1a17a08fca39) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/thesmiffs/media/IMG_0360.jpg.html)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 15, 2015, 08:42:06 am
Awww... that's a cracker Smiffy.   :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 15, 2015, 09:14:30 am
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on April 15, 2015, 09:15:17 am
Jill that is such a lovely, happy and natural shot of our Sue....love it 8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 15, 2015, 12:18:13 pm
Ace, Smiffy/Jill.  Made my day. :D  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 15, 2015, 12:33:26 pm
Great candid photo Jill - not seen it before, so thanks for posting it.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 15, 2015, 01:52:53 pm
I love it too.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 15, 2015, 07:27:20 pm
Sue was loved by all, including Taliwag :wink: this is the only "close up" photo I have of Sue. Just as well I had water on my lens as I think Sue was probably giving Tali a bit of verbal at the time  :lol:
(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi684.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fvv206%2FJulieCC%2FP1060545-1.jpg&hash=025482fb81c2367415a072805ba7476fd01d97db) (http://s684.photobucket.com/user/JulieCC/media/P1060545-1.jpg.html)

Jill your photo is amazing. Sue had such a beautiful, natural look about her xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 15, 2015, 08:41:30 pm
Quote Julie..."Sue had such a beautiful, natural look about her"

  :shock: Perhaps not in every photo though 'aye :roll:  :wink:  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 16, 2015, 12:50:01 am
Quote from: "Mac & Tali"
Quote Julie..."Sue had such a beautiful, natural look about her"

  :shock: Perhaps not in every photo though 'aye :roll:  :wink:  :D


Hahaha Mark,  so true  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 16, 2015, 05:19:16 pm
Lovely photo Jill. Thanks.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on May 03, 2015, 02:31:02 pm
Thinking about you today Sue, the sun has come out and its warm......her highness would love to be in the car with you with the hood down xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on May 03, 2015, 06:59:13 pm
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand - there  is a new Magnum ice cream.....pink!!! I am so going to have one, for you.....xxxxxx
Title: Onsie
Post by: Joybells on June 04, 2015, 07:04:17 pm
Wey hey, just look what I found. Sue would have loved to see me in this!!

At last, a onsie just made for me.

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1031.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy376%2Fjoywool%2Fjust20have20to20have20001_zpssod72pfp.jpg&hash=2cc744d55b081f2d447fe0aea6537871f00b6f92) (http://s1031.photobucket.com/user/joywool/media/just20have20to20have20001_zpssod72pfp.jpg.html)

 :wink:  :wink:  :wink:  :wink:  :D  :D  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on June 05, 2015, 08:30:19 am
:shock:  Jim-Jams, Hoodie and a Onesie in a single garment... Just add wellie boots and copy of "Vague" Magazine xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on June 05, 2015, 09:26:10 am
Great colour, too - that Search and Rescue Helicopter will have no problem finding you..... 8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 05, 2015, 10:15:36 am
Bloody Brilliant Joy  :lol: yes she would have had a hoot at that  :lol:
Title: nnn
Post by: Joybells on June 05, 2015, 05:02:15 pm
Yep, too true Jill.

She would also be tickled to know that she is still making me smile, just thinking of the comments she would make........................!!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on June 08, 2015, 07:07:10 am
I met one of the ladies that used to work in the school canteen, when she got breast cancer a couple of years ago I used to tell her about Sue and how bright Sue was to keep her going because she was very depressed.............she used to say that she was getting more happy and wanted to be like my friend
As I said after not having seen her for ages I met her on Saturday in town and the  first thing she asked me was 'how is your friend'.........when I told her she went quiet but then said...'well it was her that got me through it and I hope she can see I'm doing okay'

So Sue even now you are doing your bit......love you
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on June 08, 2015, 12:34:10 pm
Pauline that is lovely xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Hairies on June 08, 2015, 02:46:29 pm
xxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 08, 2015, 02:49:51 pm
Oh Pauline …that so wonderful for that lady to say that …
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on June 08, 2015, 08:33:25 pm
Quote from: "Rip Van Pauline"
I met one of the ladies that used to work in the school canteen, when she got breast cancer a couple of years ago I used to tell her about Sue and how bright Sue was to keep her going because she was very depressed.............she used to say that she was getting more happy and wanted to be like my friend
As I said after not having seen her for ages I met her on Saturday in town and the  first thing she asked me was 'how is your friend'.........when I told her she went quiet but then said...'well it was her that got me through it and I hope she can see I'm doing okay'

So Sue even now you are doing your bit......love you


Pauline, how brave of you to tell the lady about Sue, I haven't told my sister yet, just can't bring myself to. Sue was so lovely when Wendy was first diagnosed and always asked after her  :( She Is doing really well, just so cruel that Sue was taken and not spared :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on June 08, 2015, 09:39:08 pm
Oh, Pauline... It's so good that your friend was able to share in some of Sue's amazing strength... and even though Sue is no longer here in person, she is still able to make a difference... Yep, she "Moves in mysterious ways" does our Sue ... she always did... but back then, it was the booze... :wink: x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 09, 2015, 07:52:26 am
Just had some wonderful pictures of Holliechops from Wongie ..Gosh she's adorable and can def see some of Sue in her for sure  …a very special little girl
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on June 09, 2015, 12:09:26 pm
Quote from: "Beardie Mom"
Just had some wonderful pictures of Holliechops from Wongie ..Gosh she's adorable and can def see some of Sue in her for sure  …a very special little girl


That's so lovely  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 09, 2015, 12:58:12 pm
Quote from: "kathryn"
Quote from: "Beardie Mom"
Just had some wonderful pictures of Holliechops from Wongie ..Gosh she's adorable and can def see some of Sue in her for sure  …a very special little girl


That's so lovely  :D


 Actually when Sue [posted the photo of her holding Hollie, I thought I could see Sue in her too. It was on here.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 12, 2015, 03:21:47 pm
Can anyone else hear her cheering ..I know I can  :lol: The FBC Face Cloth group has been voted 'The Best Face Book Group', which is pretty damn fab I reckon :) in Dogs Today Magazine and as its an   Issue featuring Beardies with Colin's Sandy on the front it's one I know Sue will be reading with Harry and Sade at the bridge …Big Up to the FBC :)..and I'm rather chuffed that in their top 10 greatest name's for a Beardie 'Merry' came Second …whoop whoop ..pipped at the post by another lovely girl's name ..Vonnie's Fraggle   :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on June 12, 2015, 04:10:18 pm
ooow.. 8)  does that mean that the FBC is famous and will now be knitted by a queen.. I mean knighted by the Queen... I get confused about these things.  :?.. anywayup, who did the voting and is it on national telly?... oh, and Sue !... enough of the cheering, I can hardly hear myself think.   :wink: x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on June 12, 2015, 05:11:25 pm
Yes, I certainly think Sue will be celebrating FBC with a glass or two :)  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 13, 2015, 01:23:22 pm
Well I'm not surprized, but THIS is the best site on the internet!
 
 I don't belong to Facecloth! :D  8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on June 13, 2015, 01:30:36 pm
Nor do I Pam :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 13, 2015, 01:44:21 pm
Aren't we sensible Mary.! :lol:  8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on June 13, 2015, 01:56:49 pm
Can I join the sensible club? I don't do facecloth either   :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Mind you we seem to be missing an awful lot now  :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on June 13, 2015, 02:30:41 pm
Pam and Jacquie, I don't know about you, but I'd sooner not do facecloth.  I've fought against this for a couple of years now.  The less hassle in my life the more I like it :wink:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 13, 2015, 07:03:54 pm
I'd rather not be sensible if its all the same to you   :lol:  :lol: People mock forums too   :lol:

There's a LOT of groups on there , and quite a few Beardie Groups so we should celebrate the fact that the FBC Face Book Group won the best one on there :
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on June 13, 2015, 08:42:36 pm
Thank goodness we don't all like the same things, wouldn't life be dull if we did?

Even worse, there would be a whole queue of people waiting to poo pick and muck out the horses, I'd never get a turn!  :wink:  

 :D  :D  :D
Title: mm
Post by: Heidiwuff on June 13, 2015, 09:10:23 pm
Nice one Joy!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 14, 2015, 10:16:29 am
Unfortunately there are a lot of photos we miss out on, that are put on facecloth. :?  :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 14, 2015, 11:08:26 am
Quote from: "Threebeards"
Unfortunately there are a lot of photos we miss out on, that are put on facecloth. :?  :(


Photobucket has caused me more grief than ever this year Pam , one day it works then for a couple of weeks it does'nt….it's really easy to put a pic on Face Cloth ..straight from phone or computer no downloading needed
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on June 14, 2015, 12:44:45 pm
I am not a FB pusson either - I find it enough for me just to do emails and FBC... But DO appreciate it when photos are put on here, though  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 14, 2015, 01:03:30 pm
Quote from: "judy g"
I am not a FB pusson either - I find it enough for me just to do emails and FBC... But DO appreciate it when photos are put on here, though  :)



 Same here Judy. :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on June 14, 2015, 05:24:07 pm
Quote from: "Threebeards"
Quote from: "judy g"
I am not a FB pusson either - I find it enough for me just to do emails and FBC... But DO appreciate it when photos are put on here, though  :)



 Same here Judy. :(


Be careful what you wish for ladies , when PB works you may get flooded  
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on June 14, 2015, 05:40:47 pm
I just wonder if there is a reason why so few of you use www.tinypic.com for posting their photos?... It has always worked perfectly well for me since I joined this forum and someone gave me the choice between Photobucket and Tinypic when I asked how to post photos here...
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on June 14, 2015, 09:05:06 pm
Firstly - Jill, you could never be sensible and thank goodness for that  :lol:  :lol:  Secondly I always use PB for posting pics and have never had a problem, though do agree it's a bit longwinded and slow.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on June 14, 2015, 10:17:30 pm
:twisted: Brang it on, Jill.....
Title: fb
Post by: Heidiwuff on June 15, 2015, 11:52:34 am
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Jill!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on June 16, 2015, 04:18:12 pm
Quote from: "Jacquietwig"
Can I join the sensible club? I don't do facecloth either   :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Mind you we seem to be missing an awful lot now  :(


Now don't all go sensible I need you in my hospital.........Sue will be keeping an eye on you all mis behaving, no doubt
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on June 16, 2015, 09:25:47 pm
Sennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnsibbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbble????? Heeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Sensible!!!!!!! noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
You cant make me................... :twisted:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on June 16, 2015, 09:50:14 pm
No no Pauline, we're not that sensible  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on June 17, 2015, 11:31:16 am
Quote from: "Rip Van Pauline"
Quote from: "Jacquietwig"
Can I join the sensible club? I don't do facecloth either   :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Mind you we seem to be missing an awful lot now  :(


Now don't all go sensible I need you in my hospital.........Sue will be keeping an eye on you all mis behaving, no doubt


 Yes Sue will be having a good laugh at this I'd say. :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on August 21, 2015, 09:18:22 pm
I thought you would like to see some up to date pictures of Sue's grand daughter Holly.  

(https://www.beardedcollies.org.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi297.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm231%2Fmarkandgill%2FHollie%2520July%252015_zpslo3ffxse.jpg&hash=a09cd4f97e35b06bdd2263167cea4b7ebecc8dcf) (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/markandgill/media/Hollie%20July%2015_zpslo3ffxse.jpg.html)

Like Grandmother, like Granddaughter 8)

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We will all be drinking a toast to Sue in Cornwall in Setpember and hopefully many of us will be sporting the wonderful decals that Gabi made for us.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on August 21, 2015, 09:21:13 pm
Oh isnt she lovely....she has Sue's sweet cheeky pixie face....thanks Gilly, lovely to see her growing up xxx (hug)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on August 21, 2015, 09:39:27 pm
Oh she does look so much like Sue. Thanks Gilly.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on August 21, 2015, 09:39:37 pm
Gorgeous pictures, she is so beautiful x
Title: MM
Post by: Joybells on August 21, 2015, 10:05:08 pm
lovely photos Gilly.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on August 21, 2015, 10:20:23 pm
Aw, thanks Gilly.  Isn't she like her grandma?
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on August 22, 2015, 10:59:00 am
Lovely photos, they grow up so fast!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on August 22, 2015, 12:09:22 pm
She is so sweet, so looks like Sue  :D Such a little doll xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on August 22, 2015, 01:38:10 pm
Looks a real cutie-pie.  Can see a lot of Sue in her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on August 22, 2015, 07:57:53 pm
Thanks for posting that Gilly ..I def see Sue in her too ..what a smasher
Title: Our Sue
Post by: AnnS on August 22, 2015, 08:20:48 pm
Holly is a lovely wee girl. Thanks for posting the photos.

AnnS
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on August 24, 2015, 07:06:09 pm
She certainly is a stunner.  Loving her shoes in the first photo.  She really does have a look of Sue about her, beautiful radiant smile x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on August 25, 2015, 05:21:13 am
She is such a precious wee girl, I see sue in her too.

 How sad Sue isn't there to see her growing up, :( But hopefully she'll be watching from the Bridge.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on August 25, 2015, 01:05:26 pm
Thank you Gilly  :D  Lovely to watch her grow and so sad that Sue isn't here  :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on August 26, 2015, 12:03:16 am
You can just imagine Sue and Hollie having a ball together; I'm sure she's watching over her.

Fab photos, thank you so much Gilly for posting them :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on September 01, 2015, 09:29:28 am
What a lovely little girl....Sue would be so proud to show her off xxxxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on September 25, 2015, 11:52:05 pm
The wind was fearsome and I hid inside my winter gear.

It felt as though the world was empty except for us two.


The rollers roared and broke, sending frothing fingers racing across the sand.

Millie rested her head on my feet and we sat, silent and still, watching the tumbling sea.
 
and we thought of you.

Joy and your Milliepede

xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on September 26, 2015, 08:37:59 am
Joy  that is so beautiful.

We think about our Sue all the time too, sometimes in the most unexpected places. She inveigled her way into all our hearts.

Xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on September 26, 2015, 10:20:06 am
Same for me, and I had never met Sue, only via email. I miss her too. :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on September 26, 2015, 11:31:57 am
That's lovely Joy.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on September 26, 2015, 11:40:35 am
That is so lovely Joy, xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on September 26, 2015, 01:10:29 pm
Aw lovely.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on September 26, 2015, 02:50:28 pm
xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on September 26, 2015, 03:16:34 pm
ditto Jude, xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on September 26, 2015, 03:40:46 pm
Joy how lovely :D  :cry:

She crops up in my thoughts so often, and so out of the blue too!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on September 26, 2015, 05:34:46 pm
Blurry screen. That was gorgeous Joy x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on September 26, 2015, 07:44:07 pm
Me too Julie.  That's gorgeous Joy.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on September 26, 2015, 08:59:39 pm
Aww Joy that was so lovely xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on October 22, 2015, 02:11:16 pm
Joy that's lovely
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2015, 12:06:03 am
Today the 12th of December was Our Sue's birthday and like so many of you I find myself thinking about her every day.  

Miss you so much my friend xxx

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We will be having a get together in chat this evening so if anyone would like to join us please do and we can all raise a glass to a lovely lady who is missed by many
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on December 12, 2015, 06:56:17 am
What a sad shock when I opened my email box a few minutes ago and saw I had received a facebook notification to wish Sue a happy birthday!... Her page is still there, with the Beardies sitting in the blue car. :cry:

Well Sue, wherever you are, I do wish you a happy birthday.

I will certainly join in the glass raising this evening, Gilly, and thank you for the lovely photo you have posted here. What time will the Chat Room open?
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on December 12, 2015, 07:33:49 am
xx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on December 12, 2015, 08:11:57 am
Me too, Sue.

I sometimes look up at the black clouds and wonder if they have left you alone in the kitchen :wink:

love from Joy and your Milliepede
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on December 12, 2015, 08:53:25 am
I too think about our Sue every day. Loved and missed by so many.

Happy birthday my friend.

Joy - you have a way of making us smile at the most poignant of times and I thank you for that. Our Sue would very much appreciate your particular way of looking at dark clouds. :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2015, 09:07:43 am
Joy I hope you don't mind but I have quoted you in an email to Hannah - it will I am sure make her smile  :roll:

Nina and everyone else who might like to join us...we usually go into chat at about 9.30 but Joy and I thought that maybe 9 oclock might suit more folk so hopefully see you in there. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on December 12, 2015, 10:13:10 am
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2015, 11:15:33 am
I will be there, and have been thinking of Sue even more, all this week xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 12, 2015, 11:21:51 am
Happy Birthday Sue, we will toast you in chat tonight with a large glass :wink:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on December 12, 2015, 11:45:26 am
Happy Birthday to 'Our Sue' such a lovely Lady. I'll do my best to pop into chat tonight to raise a glass.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on December 12, 2015, 04:01:19 pm
I'll be there at 9.00 tonight with a glass of something.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on December 12, 2015, 05:37:10 pm
Special wishes and thoughts today for your Birthday Sue xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on December 12, 2015, 05:43:18 pm
Thought about you sweetheart. X. Hope you found the bar up there xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on December 12, 2015, 05:54:46 pm
Things just ain't the same Sue, not on FBC of FB.  We all miss you x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gilliebreeze on December 12, 2015, 07:09:39 pm
Special birthday wishes to a special lady up in heaven. Not the same without you here. Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on December 12, 2015, 09:10:39 pm
Thinking of you today Sue, on your special day.  Missed by so many. Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2015, 09:12:42 pm
We're in chat Helen.......xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on December 12, 2015, 09:45:14 pm
Our Sue gave us these candles ... tonight we lit them and, of course, raised a glass to her memory.  
Miss yer Sues. xxx
 
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 12, 2015, 10:13:24 pm
The party is still going on in chat :)
SOme of us have enjoyed it too much ;)
Great night Sue, hope you enjoyed it xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2015, 10:15:39 pm
:D Name no names...........
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Lara Da Vinci on December 12, 2015, 10:22:25 pm
Thinking of you tonight Sue. Cheers dear. Happy Birthday xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on December 12, 2015, 10:27:38 pm
Aww Sue, missed so much x. Hope the glass of red is self-replenishing where you are – had to get up and pour it myself too many times tonight! Thinking of you and yours on this special day xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on December 12, 2015, 11:45:13 pm
I've been thinking about you all day Sue xxxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on December 13, 2015, 12:38:37 am
Lovely photo of the candles mark; such beautiful, warm colours.

Well, Sue, it is already another day. You have kept me going far longer than usual, though I did have a little snooze midway.

But it has been good to be with the others, made me feel that somehow you are still with us. I spent this afternoon putting your sea ornaments up in the spare bedroom so that the decorations could go up; will put them back in the new year.

I put your birthday candle in my prettiest holder, I think you would have liked it.
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It was Millie's Gotcha Day too today.

Time for bed, still holding you in my dreams. xxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue - One year on
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 03, 2016, 10:54:46 pm
March 4th 2016 is the anniversary of the death of our dear Sue

Its still hard to realise that she is not with us anymore with all her laughter and love.  We are going to light candles tomorrow evening and raise a glass to her in the chatroom and everyone is welcome.

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Here is a lovely picture of her grand daughter Hollie on her 2nd birthday.  Isnt she a chip off the old block .... what a sweetie

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Love you Sue

Gilly and Mark xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 03, 2016, 11:28:51 pm
I think about our Sue all the time, but even more so right now on the first anniversary, which is a particularly poignant time.

But, as they say, nothing is gone whilst memory lives, and Sue certainly lives on in our memories and our hearts - and of course in her beautiful granddaughter,  Hollie.

Sue, I know you will be bringing as much love and laughter to the next world as you always did in this one. Miss you xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 03, 2016, 11:33:52 pm
Gilly I have said to three people this week  that it will a year on Friday and none of them could believe it , neither can I ..in some ways it feels like she has been gone too long and others that she has only been gone a short while ....why does that happen to those that have gone  ? . I often read her pm's that are still in my In Box..her last on Feb 21st saying it was sunny there in Kent , she had slept better and was getting rid of that chest infection ..she wished me a good weekend .... :cry:  :cry:

Thanks so much for posting that picture of Hollie, gosh you're right ..she's got her Mums eyes , but of course so did Hannah ..so yes we can see Our Sue in her ...what a poppet

Hugs to you Gilly ..and see you in chat xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2016, 08:13:49 am
I still think of Sue all the time  :cry:  she may be gone but never forgotten. I won't be in chat but will light a candle later and raise a glass in memory of Sue. Thanks for the lovely pic of Hollie, it's so sad that she will not have Sue in her life growing up but know that Sue will be looking down and feeling proud xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 04, 2016, 11:24:26 am
A few photos exemplyfying how I always think of Our Sue..................


With a smile on her face, and a glass in her hand

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Blogging on FBC, even in my garden whilst being mobbed by Jago

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And being flanked or, occasionally, buried by beardies - not necessarily her own!

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And always with a smile of her face.  Love you Sue xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 04, 2016, 12:21:32 pm
Can't believe it's been one year since we lost you Sue.  Missing your smiles, stories, blogs and friendship.  Thinking of you and Mike and family today.

Had a tear in my eye reading above and seeing the photos again.

 Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on March 04, 2016, 12:25:02 pm
Every now and then I look up old postings for one reason or another, and was doing so yesterday evening. And of course, intermingled between various postings, there is Sue, ever helpful, ever cheerful with her comments. I paused and read what she had to say on the particular thread I was reading, and felt so sad that she is no longer here with her family and close friends. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2016, 12:27:51 pm
Wotcher, Sue. Will be in chat this evening, with my candle ready. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 04, 2016, 01:25:49 pm
Wow one year - dosnt seem possible.  She is famous for her smile and compasion and wisdom.  She leaves her legacy in her children and Holly. Mike she was 1 in a million. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2016, 01:50:30 pm
Quote from: "SandY"
Every now and then I look up old postings for one reason or another, and was doing so yesterday evening. And of course, intermingled between various postings, there is Sue, ever helpful, ever cheerful with her comments. I paused and read what she had to say on the particular thread I was reading, and felt so sad that she is no longer here with her family and close friends. xx


I feel the same when I come cross her pics or postings  :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 04, 2016, 02:03:41 pm
Quote from: "Scruffymuffins"
Quote from: "SandY"
Every now and then I look up old postings for one reason or another, and was doing so yesterday evening. And of course, intermingled between various postings, there is Sue, ever helpful, ever cheerful with her comments. I paused and read what she had to say on the particular thread I was reading, and felt so sad that she is no longer here with her family and close friends. xx


I feel the same when I come cross her pics or postings  :(


Me too :(  I can't believe it's a year now. I'll try to make chat, but will light a candle whatever.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 04, 2016, 04:26:07 pm
Got a very blurry screen :cry: Miss you Sue. Will be in chat tonight with a candle & something to toast you with.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 04, 2016, 06:22:10 pm
Oh! One year already...  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  I won't be able to be in chat tonight but will think of Sue, her family, relatives and faithful friends. I'll be with you in thought.
Title: sue always with us
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2016, 06:56:52 pm
Sue, forever with us, still helping us on our way.

A year has gone, it seems sometimes as though it’s just a day
but do not fret, though you are gone you’re also here to stay.
I’ve said before, so often now you wander round my home
and though I sit here by myself I know I’m not alone.

The smoke alarm goes off and it’s the kitchen that you’re in,
I dash to rescue burning toast, I bet that makes you grin.
And later when I start to dust, right there inside my head,
quite suddenly a thought springs up, "Just make a brew instead."

The ironing tower is growing and the dust is everywhere,
if people came to visit then I’m sure they’d stand and stare.
The windows have big, muddy marks, almost a work of art.
There are so many things to do I don’t know where to start
 
But do I hear you say to me,” These things are just a chore
and there’s a little beardie girl who needs your time much more,
so just forget the ironing pile, the dust and burning toast”.
I’m glad that you reminded me of just what matters most

I look out through the window and I see the world is white
and I just know that you’ll agree that what we’ll do is right.
So off we go out on the trail. Guess what? You tag along
and, though you're in a distant land, you simply just belong.


 So when my days aren’t quite the best,
 when resolution’s put to test,
 when I need help to get me through,
 I close my eyes and think of you.
 
Joy and Milliepede

xxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 04, 2016, 07:12:32 pm
Aw Joy x
I think about Sue in so many ways - the cheeky fridge magnet she organised for the Serbian dogs, news about Valerie in Romania and Valentine now in Austria, lost dogs &  those in need, daft things about red wine and those great Off the Leash cartoons, and whenever Laurence L-B or Bergerac are on. Nothing compared to her family, and so close to Mothering Sunday is just cruel. So unfair for her to miss out on so much, especially beautiful little Hollie with those eyes. If she grows up with the love of dogs and compassion Sue had, plus her wit and humour then she can't go wrong....let's hope she inherits a love of cooking from someone else, though, eh Sue? xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2016, 07:13:43 pm
That's lovely Joy  :(  I've just lit a candle and am raising a glass to Sue. X
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 04, 2016, 08:17:44 pm
Oh Joy, you've done it again.  You should publish your poetry - that is just perfect for the occasion.  Lost in admiration.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 04, 2016, 08:21:42 pm
Joy that is amazing.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2016, 08:25:56 pm
xx Joy
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on March 04, 2016, 09:41:07 pm
Hard to add to everything that's been said so well. Such a beautiful poem Joy and can identify so well with what Carol has said too. A lovely, special and unique person lost to this world, but undoubtedly as cherished in the next. Heartfelt thoughts are with Sue's family.
Glass raised to you with love Sue ... can't do candles due to pesky parrot, but I know you'll understand that.
xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 04, 2016, 10:25:37 pm
Joy.. simply lovely... x

Carol, there I was all sobby ( in a macho kind of way, mind ) and then I got to your cooking comment ...  :D .. classic  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 04, 2016, 10:53:30 pm
Joy, just beautiful.  You are the mouthpiece for us all. Thank you for saying so eloquently what we all feel. X
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 04, 2016, 11:21:57 pm
Classic Joy! Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: tb on March 04, 2016, 11:55:51 pm
Written from  the heart joy. , it doesn't seem possible a year a gone by.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 05, 2016, 08:09:33 am
Totally lovely Joy, just summed up everything about Our Sue still being here in so many ways x....  and was good to be with so many in chat last night
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 05, 2016, 08:22:27 am
Joy you have got a real gift of poems.
Summed Sue up. I agree with what everyone else has already said.
Well done. x Willow
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 05, 2016, 03:43:54 pm
Hi everyone - I had a message from Sue's lovely daughter, Hannah, yesterday evening and she has asked me to thank everyone for their kind messages but, in fact, I think the best thing is just to copy and paste her message here..............


Hi Cj
I've not been on fbc before as it was too painful, but I've just nipped on and started reading the first few pages of her thread. Wow !!! People messaging such kind works about my mum, some that had only met her once and some that had never met her at all, such warm friendly people there are out there in the world !!  I had to stop reading them as I burst into tears but I definitely will go back to it and catch up on today's messages. Please give my thanks to everyone for their kind words.  I'll attach some pics of Hollie if you would like to share them, I'm sure there will be some friends that would like to see how big she's getting now
Love Hannah xxxx


And below are the photos she asked me to share with you - isn't Hollie just gorgeous.  Sue will be smiling down at her and feeling soooo proud.  I just wish Hollie could have known her amazing grandmother for longer than one short year. :cry:

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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 05, 2016, 04:39:03 pm
Gosh that first photo is just Sue! Unbelievable how like her Grandma little Holly is. What a lovely message from  Hannah :) Thank you CJ.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 05, 2016, 04:44:16 pm
Aw bless her, she's lovely  :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 05, 2016, 04:47:42 pm
Do you know, Jacquie, I thought exactly the same when I saw that first photo of that lovely lovely little girl, Hollie! At least from the photos of Sue I have seen, of course.

What a moving message that was from Sue's daughter too, I hope it helps her a bit, on this deeply sad anniversary, to see all the messages posted here for her Mum.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on March 05, 2016, 06:04:12 pm
Thank you CJ for these and for Hannah to share them with us.  Her mum was really special. x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 05, 2016, 06:21:06 pm
Oh isnt Hollie adorable and yes, a spitting image of Sue. Hannah, it was lovely to see your message and those photos. We would all love to see more as time goes on.

I am sure CJ and Gilly told you that we all raised a glass to your Mum in chat last night, and lit candles. There were candles lit all over the country, from Cornwall to Scotland. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Beardie Mom on March 05, 2016, 07:05:22 pm
Thank You Hannah for allowing CJ to post these pictures for us ..Very Much appreciated x And Goodness yes your little girl is so like your Mum and you ..she is adorable x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 05, 2016, 07:31:12 pm
What adorable photos, especially the first one.  Sue would be bursting with pride over little Hollie now.

Candles were lit and a glass raised here in her memory.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on March 07, 2016, 02:33:29 pm
Such lovely photographs of Hollie

Thank you Hannah for letting us see them

Your mum would be so proud of you both xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 07, 2016, 11:33:08 pm
...so proud, yes, she would.
Beautiful, Hannah, so gentle looking, too. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: The Beardie Bro's Sis on March 08, 2016, 10:31:24 am
Hollie is gorgeous! & like others the first photo looks so much like Sue!

I never met sue but always chatted to her in chat and on facebook. I bought my first pair of christian louboutin shoes back in november as an early 21st birthday present to myself and now saving for my next pair. when i got them i did think of sue telling me how her daughter, also called Hannah had a pair and thought she was mad for buying them! She then told me i would be mad for buying them! :lol: :roll:  

Miss You Sue!

Love Hannah, Charlie & Monty x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on April 08, 2016, 11:19:01 am
Yesterday was the 1st Anniversary of Our Sue's funeral, and Hannah has asked me to share a few recent photo's of Hollie with everyone, particularly Hollie's "cyber nans" (as Hannah calls us).

The first, however, is of Our Sue with her precious baby girl

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Visiting Sue on the anniversary with some flowers

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This one Sue would have loved, and she would have insisted that Hollie didn't get her "hoovering" genes from her! :wink:

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Hollie in "yummy mummy" mode


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And finally, Hollie in "fairy" mode

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What a little stunner she is! Hannah says that Hollie is thriving and that she herself is doing ok, though obviously missing Sue (as we all do) every single day.  She is still working her way through all the lovely tributes to her Mum on this thread, but can only do one or two at a time as she keeps "tearing up", but thanks everyone for their support.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on April 08, 2016, 11:24:09 am
Thanks for posting the photos CJ, such a difficult time but it's lovely to see Hollie having a great time. Goodness doesn't she look cool in the "yummy mummy" pic 8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 08, 2016, 11:41:30 am
Aww, she looks so like Sue...such a sweetie - Sue and Hollie both - and the look on Hollie's face, with the hoover...she doesnt look convinced, to me  :)

Thinking of you all, Hannah xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on April 08, 2016, 12:09:03 pm
This little girl is absolutely gorgeous and I love her in the "yummy mummy" photo, she looks like a star :D !!! I'm sure that, wherever she is, Sue is proud of her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on April 08, 2016, 06:29:32 pm
Thank you for the lovely photos of Hollie, CJ; she has a look of Sue about her  8)

As for the vacuum cleaner photo, I laughed rather a lot :oops:   Sue would have approved of Hollie's unconvinced look at having to do housework!  :wink:  :lol:  :D

Sue you are so much part of all of us who had the pleasure of knowing you in the flesh (I met you for real :wink: over the washing up at Kamp Kornwall 2009  :D ) or via the cyber world  :D  xxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 08, 2016, 06:40:29 pm
Great photos. Yep, the vacuuming face just about sums it up, she is obviously a candidate for my team.  :wink:

Love from Joy and the Milliepede
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on April 08, 2016, 09:09:41 pm
Thanks for the photographs.....really lovely......think about her often xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on April 08, 2016, 09:41:45 pm
They are lovely photos, such a gorgeous little girl x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on April 08, 2016, 09:44:02 pm
Awww what a gorgeous little girl Hollie is. Our Sue would be so proud of both Hannah and Hollie xxx

Lots of love to you Hannah and to Gareth and of course dear Mike xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on April 08, 2016, 10:38:37 pm
Hollie looks so much like her mum and nan, I can hear Sue saying to Hollie "step away from the hoover" as she used to when she heard I had done some ironing. Hope one day Hollie will realise just how special her nan was to us all and how much we all still miss her. Hannah your mum would be so proud of how you are handling all this. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on April 09, 2016, 10:55:24 am
Thank you so much for those lovely photos Hannah, Hollie is a gorgeous wee girl, and certainly has Sue's smile. This must be a hard time for you all, but thanks for thinking of us too. We all miss her.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on April 09, 2016, 07:13:25 pm
Great photos Sue would be so proud of her girls.
x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on April 09, 2016, 08:12:11 pm
Still missin yer Matey ... but, do you know what, when I think of you, I do a hell of a lot more "Happy Face" :)  than I do "Sad Face" :( ...  memories of you come bouncing back and, more often than not, they make me chuckle away to myself ... which really confuses the people around me  :?
Thanks Petal. x

Hannah, Loads of love to you ... and, as for your Hollie, what a Poppet !!!!    :D

Ps, I just looked at the FBC members list.  Over a year has gone by since we lost Our Sue, yet she is still number 6 in the all time highest posters list ... quite an achievement for one so shy ... :wink:
Title: rain, rain, rain
Post by: Joybells on July 02, 2016, 07:49:11 pm
Well Sue, what a day, rain, rain, rain, and more rain.

Wouldn't have been so bad if we hadn't had the occasional promise of bright blue skies, but each time I set off to put my wellie boots on it was persisting it down again. Persevered at one point as I am desperate to put up some sort of frame for my baby clematis which is feeling the effects of still being in too small a pot.

So I went down to the woods, (Mark, please note NOT a skip this time) and rescued some cut saplings, dragged them home at the end of Millie's lead, with Millie giving me some very old fashioned looks; (panic not, she was on the other lead). Then, with rain dripping down the back of my neck, I hoisted them up into some sort of frame; should have remembered to tighten my cuffs as the rest of the cold rain dribbled down inside my sleeves; oh my, was I getting soggy. It was just too much, I chickened out and went off to the warm, dry indoors. Looked out of the window just in time to see my lovely frame gently collapsing onto the lawn. Ah well, challenge for another day.

Soooooooooooo, I had a sudden vision of you watching my staggering efforts, from your comfy arm chair, glass in hand, feet being kept warm by two faithful beardies - well, more likely one  as Sadie would probably be up in the chair with you, shaking your head in disbelief. Guess what, I think you're right.
 
So, here I am, feet up, warm and dry and determined not to do another stroke for.... better make no promises. Next time I think of doing it - might just look up and see what you think.

Rest well,
Joy and your Milliepede
xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on July 02, 2016, 07:56:51 pm
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on July 02, 2016, 08:09:08 pm
Joy you are so good at words - Sue would be smiling at your activities today.
Do miss her solutions to beardie problems and her listening ear.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on July 02, 2016, 08:25:49 pm
Joy, I'm with Our Sue on this one! Whenever there are chores to be done, I find myself consulting her! :D So, on her advice I spent a very traumatic afternoon ensconced in my armchair (well, actually my sofa) glass in hand, beardie warming my feet, dodging the showers at Wimbledon! :wink: But good results all round, finally. :D (Unless you are Djokovic of course  :( )

Considering how wet and cold it was here, it didn't even occur to me to venture into the garden, so my poor clematis (and everything else for that matter) have had to fend for themselves.  But I'm sure they will survive.:lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on July 03, 2016, 09:08:38 pm
xxx I've never stopped missing you Sue, and your granddaughter is a stunner.  

Thanks for the photos Hannah and CJ.  Too blurry screen to write anything else.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on July 07, 2016, 04:23:46 pm
Think of Sue a lot, she was so kind....she used to talk to Michelle a lot and M loved hearing her stories
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on December 12, 2016, 11:28:53 am
As many of you know, it is Our Sue's birthday today.

I know she is in heaven now, wearing her halo, bottle of red in hand, smile on face,  reunited with her beloved Sadie and Harry - here is the evidence to prove it.

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We miss you, darling Sue - never a day goes by when we don't think of you, and we are especially thinking of you and your family today, particularly Mike, Hannah, Gareth and of course little Hollie.

Happy Birthday Sue.  xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on December 12, 2016, 12:01:59 pm
Loadsa love ❤️ my dear friend. Will lift a glass of something tonight to you...yeah I know what you would say...any excuse  :D xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2016, 12:02:15 pm
xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on December 12, 2016, 02:20:06 pm
Been thinking of Sue all weekend  :(  Happy birthday Sue.xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on December 12, 2016, 02:51:42 pm
CJ your photo made me cry; what a lovely picture :D

Happy Birthday Sue, been thinking about you today, but actually you are always in my mind xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2016, 07:25:04 pm
Cannot believe that our Sue has been gone since March 2015 - I think we all feel she is still with us in spirit.

She will be up there in Heaven dancing on the tables with her glass of red in hand.  She was such a beautiful person both inside and outside and I miss her so much.

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Love you Sue

Gilly,Mark, Jim, Mackenzie, Tali, Phyll and Bill
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 12, 2016, 09:11:32 pm
Happy Birthday Sue, miss you. Have a large one & watch you don't fall off the table dancing ;)
Title: m
Post by: Joybells on December 12, 2016, 09:55:22 pm
Thank you Sue for being you
and for sharing some of your life with me

You didn’t use words to guide me,
you simply lived your life and I looked on.

You are blessed with the love of your family and friends
Feel again the warmth of all our arms in close embrace

I hope you know that you are with us still
and that your soul has many homes


Joy and the Milliepede
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on December 13, 2016, 10:36:19 pm
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Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on December 27, 2016, 04:57:47 pm
The troops have gone for a long walk ; the house is quiet; so I thought I would just have a few minutes with you Sue.

Couldn't resist saying that this year I have had Christmas ****; two days of lovely food without my setting a foot in the kitchen, well, at least not when it was being prepared. Are they at last taking my role as a grey - haired old granny more seriously? 'Bout time too, do I hear you think?  

The girls,( daughter and daughter -in -law), had cooked a marvellous spread, including our usual huge tray of wrapped sausages; sometimes I think my lot would be quite happy with just those. You wouldn't believe how many there were to start with and, even more amazing, just how quickly they vanished as the day wore on, though I never actually saw anyone eating them. But.... they were very tasty, done in our favourite fashion to a crispy skinned, dark brown. Please note - they were NOT burned and no smoke alarms went off, though some less experienced eyes wouldn't have our appreciation of the fine line involved here :wink: I must add, Matthew has not been in this house for long most so of the cooking equipment and food had to be transported from Derbyshire - including the oven. Well done the girls.

So, all in all, we have had a great time; lovely log fire, mountains of wrapping paper, dogs and excited children racing round and round, mince pies and red wine in abundance..... but enough space for us to sit comfortably and keep the wine glasses out of harm's way. The weather was very kind and the Malvern Hills are there just outside for those who felt the need to walk, or with my lot - run.

Ah well, soon it will all be just a smile inducing memory; tucked away with those we have of you but always there for our quiet moments.

Always in our thoughts, night night Sue xxx.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on December 27, 2016, 10:04:11 pm
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 27, 2016, 10:48:22 pm
Joy, I love your chats with Sue xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 27, 2016, 10:50:28 pm
Me too......and she will be up there listening for sure xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on December 28, 2016, 12:46:23 am
Me too, and what a wonderful description of your Christmas day, sounds idyllic
   So pleased you had a lovely day Joy. :P  8)  

         Sue would love it.
Title: linked by time
Post by: Joybells on March 03, 2017, 09:20:14 pm
Too often those I love are leaving,
taking with them a little part of me.
Soon I could be simply a hollow shell,
full only of aching pain and tears.

Cruel life to give such pleasure;
the company of family and friends, the sight of smiling faces,
only to take them away, remorselessly,
one by one.

Some are gone without farewell;
are torn away without regard that I was not there
to say goodbye.
Sometimes there is warning, but then the days are marred
by a conflict of hope
and the despair of the inexorable process of parting.

The demon of despair tries to steal my mind,
but then I think of the message you lived
and I lift my head and start again,
knowing that if I stumble
you will always be there to help me along the way.

Night night Sue, sleep well
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 03, 2017, 09:31:22 pm
xxx Joy
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 03, 2017, 11:24:22 pm
I cannot believe that our Sue has been gone two years on 4th March - I miss her every day.  She was one very special lady.

Joy your poems throughout this thread get me every time I read them xxx

She is up there keeping an eye on us all

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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on March 04, 2017, 05:14:44 am
Same here, I can't believe it's that long ago, and it seems like yesterday. :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Cornish Cleo on March 04, 2017, 02:28:24 pm
I too think about Sue every single day, such was her influence on our lives, and it is indeed hard to believe that it is two whole years.

Joy, you are indeed a wordsmith and thank you for expressing so eloquently what we all feel.

I hope you are enjoying a very large glass of red, wherever you are Sue, because we are all raising our glasses to you.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2017, 03:54:57 pm
Love that photo xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 04, 2017, 05:18:54 pm
Miss you Sue & your sense of humour xx
Title: Our Sue 2 years on
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 04, 2017, 06:11:06 pm
Rarely a day when I don't remember you Sue xxx

Joy your words say it all xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on March 04, 2017, 07:00:51 pm
Thinking of you Sue on your second anniversary. Lovely photo Gilly,  just as I remember her.

Xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2017, 07:26:22 pm
:cry: xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 04, 2017, 08:23:49 pm
Still missing you Sue ... X

As always, love to you Hannah, Gareth and Mike... Hope you are all doing well. XXX
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on March 04, 2017, 09:41:30 pm
Heard this Sue and thought of you and my mum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIB8EWqCPrQ


Miss you loads gorgeous lady, you were one in a million xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 04, 2017, 10:29:42 pm
Nikki, I listened to that, gorgeous,  & yes I had a tissue ready.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2017, 10:45:11 pm
Very poignant, Nikki xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on March 05, 2017, 06:06:10 pm
Sometimes I do a 'search' on FBC, as I am always hoping to come across photos of my dear Ollie  - and Sue's observations on all things bearded collie often pop up during these searches - and she usually makes me smile at something she has said. Even now, two years on. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Clovertor on March 07, 2017, 03:36:08 pm
I agree, Sandy.
Think about you often, Sue xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Joybells on June 11, 2017, 12:46:10 pm
Morning Sue,

Did you ever feel like shouting, “Stop the world, I want to get off?” Well, there you go then, you would know what we are on about.( I really must stop using the royal “we”, but herself is such a part of the days that I always seem to think in the plural.)  Want to do too many things all at once and it doesn’t work, need to decide priorities.

Well, I have taken decisive action – out to the kitchen and made a brew. Think what I need most is a coffee and a biscuit, and that will put the cat among the pigeons, madam will no doubt take the view that the biscuit should be for her; tough!

There you go, what did I say? Gordon Bennet, if I could make a noise like the rustle of a biscuit packet the recall would be 100%.

What a pain. Two minutes after I put the washing out what had been bright, blazing hot was suddenly a very doubtful grey. Dilemma. Do I take a chance and nip out or do I stay put and keep an eye on it, and that wouldn’t please Millie; she’s sitting here looking at me as though I have just given her six lashes with the cat’o nine tails. It’s pretty obvious that unless she was actually involved and handing me things, and of course nicking a few pegs, hanging out washing wasn't much fun, we should really be out walking or playing tug.

Ha ha, see, cloud has sidled off and washing is waving cheekily in the breeze. If the gloves could stick up a finger they would.

At least I am enjoying the coffee. What I really wanted to do was go up to the farm supplies depot and get some breeze blocks, sadly none lying around in the skip at the moment. I want to sort out my water butts, fix them to the drain pipes so that I will have a good supply for when the days of blazing sun return. If I’d done them last week I would have had a lake’s worth by now. At least I have put in most of my plants; poor things have been lingering in too small pots for ages, they must be quite relieved to be able to spread their feet a bit. The veggies are leaping ahead, I picked a monster strawberry the other day, five and a half inches round, completely filled a tablespoon, and there are more to come.

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Right, coffee all gone, going to take a chance and go and get the blocks. Just keep an eye on those clouds, please; a good puff away from the sun would be most welcome.

Did I ever tell you about the husband and wife who wanted to go and live on their boat but the wife was a keen gardener? Bless him, he bought a second, bigger one, took it down to hull and deck, had it moored alongside the one they lived on and put in/on soil and a shed. Hey Presto, all happy. Brilliant!!

Better go; but only till another time.

Sleep well and warm in angel arms
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on August 21, 2017, 08:58:24 pm
Well Sue, it looks as though we have the bar to ourselves again. I did think, - should I go and tidy up the kitchen, then I sat down till the thought went away. Improving am I not?

I've just had a run through your thread; those miserable so and so's at Photobucket had really had a go at us and nearly all the lovely photos have been blanked out. I hope the next wasp along crawls inside their underwear. Sorry, don't mean to offend but it makes me so cross. This is our special link with you and they have spoiled it.

You would never guess what happened recently, Remember how we were talking about our old lifeboat Pentland, and we googled it and found a video on youtube, well, I had a phone call from Paula while she was on holiday in S Wales and she said "Mum, I am sitting on Pentland". You could have knocked me down with the proverbial feather. We had so many happy years on that boat, I really didn't want to part with her. And I had worked on that hull till it was smooth as silk, and she slid through the water like a greased eel. Well, would you believe, but my Son-i-L 's best friend has just bought her. Guess who will be heading for Wales before long. :D  :D

I really miss our boaty chats and being able to spend time on yours; there is something magical about the gentle creak of timbers as she rolls gently in the swell or the chuckle of the wavelets on the hull when she runs against the tide. Ok, chasing your meal around the table when it's a bit choppy can be a bit of a pain but when you can sit on deck on a quiet evening and simply watch the stars it's something to be savoured. Even the stomach churning crossings of the Irish Sea have their silver linings - a few missed meals is a great help with the dieting and you don't half appreciate the  few conveniences when you do get to harbour.  

Ah well, being landlocked does mean that I can play in the garden. Mind, it has been a bit chancy recently. I couldn't help but notice that since you left us we have had a noticeable increase in sudden showers. Hmmm. your new Boss hasn't decided it was safer to have a sprinkler system fitted rather than keep you out of the kitchen has He???

You will be pleased to know that the Milliepede is well and still as big a madam as ever. We have been working towards some tests and some days she is right on the ball, and others you would think she has never had a lesson in her life. Why didn't I stick to golden retrievers. :roll: Then just when I am about to advertise her free to a good home, or any home sometimes, she turns those big eyes on me... well, what can you do. I swear she practises in front of a mirror! Anyway, I have spent most of the week making some jump equipment so we can do some different activities in the little field across the car park. A few splinters, a whacked thumb and paint on my best working jeans, ( didn't realise that overalls were holy) and they are almost finished. She'd better jump them or else....!

Better stir my stumps and take her out for the last walk, dark already so we will need the flashing collar but she is usually pretty quick and gets to the field well before me and often same on the way back. If she could open the back door she'd be sitting by the fire by the time I got back in. Sometimes I think it is hardly worth my going.

Well, I have enjoyed "our" chat; it does make you feel closer and as I have said before, you are so often in my thoughts, you might as well sit on my shoulder.

Night night Sue

Joy and your Milliepede
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on August 21, 2017, 09:03:43 pm
Oh Joy :lol:  :cry:  :wink:   Well you made me laugh anyway.  You have a wonderfully descriptive style of writing as well as being humorous.  Bet Sue's laughing her head off up there with Him.  

xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on August 21, 2017, 11:31:00 pm
Oh Joy, I thoroughly enjoyed reading those lovely memories of yours, with tears in my eyes. I can imagine it all, and it also made me laugh  :lol: How fantastic that your son in law's friend has bought it!!! I bet you'll be off, ASAP :D  :D So many memories for you. :D xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on August 22, 2017, 08:45:35 am
:D  :cry:  :D   Joyzie, what a star you are, X
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on August 22, 2017, 09:32:53 pm
What a wonderful post Joy x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on August 29, 2017, 04:56:15 pm
Lovely word Joy  :D  I do miss seeing Sue's posts  on FBC  :cry: x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on August 29, 2017, 10:40:59 pm
Me too, and her personal emails. :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Dorsetangels on September 02, 2017, 08:45:34 pm
Sue was a wonderful person and is still missed by us all.
Title: almost December 12th, Happy birthday Sue
Post by: Joybells on December 11, 2017, 10:59:50 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE


What’s life like in heaven, I do wonder Sue,
They’ve probably never met someone like you.

Are heavenly wellies all sheeny-shine white?
Those beautiful wings – are they heavy or light?
Those long flowing robes look so lovely, it’s true,
but who has to wash them, I hope it’s not you.

Now those flippin’ halos, they must be a pain,
whenever you bend do they fall off again?
So, who keeps things tidy and puts things away?
Hope they don’t ask you - can just hear what you’d say!
 
Now I know you have your priorities right,
that once you were settled you’d show them the light.
I bet they are now used to hearing you say
that wonderful phrase of yours, “ just walk away”.

I bet you don’t do all that dusting and stuff,
you’d chuck back the duster and say, “ That’s enough!
AND - only the edges of SOME clouds need ironing,
‘cos they need to have quite a clear silver lining.”

So when clouds are clearing and sunshine breaks through
is that merely chance or is that down to you?
I’m sure when the good Lord is sending us showers
you put some aside for the heavenly flowers.
 
I know you take time out and dress like a lady
and nip out for car rides with Harry and Sadie.
We sat on the beach once, the sea roaring loud,
and there you were, driving a car through a cloud.

So round up those cute angel lads and their lasses,
And bring out the bottles and polish the glasses,
We’ll fill ours with red and we’ll raise them to you
And sing Happy Birthday. We miss you, our Sue.


Forever sharing our days.

P.S. Actually, you might appreciate it if I didn’t sing, but, hey, what’s a croak or two between friends.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 11, 2017, 11:25:11 pm
12th December is the Birthday of our Sue - I would like to think that you are up there and seeing all of us here who will be raising a glass or two to you.

Will always miss you my friend

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

(https://s5.postimg.org/qiec7z45j/7963ac23-fe08-41dd-bfd0-c4935ec1351d_zpsqk0e7ren.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on December 11, 2017, 11:40:43 pm
(https://s6.postimg.org/lcxoccq1t/sueandmacsittinginthegarden.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Happy Birthday Our Sue ... Still missing your quiet ways, your hushed humour and your sobriety ...  :roll: :wink:

Love yer Xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on December 12, 2017, 12:04:53 am
Joy that is a lovely poem, and very fitting for Sue.

    We all still miss her and I think of her a lot, especially at these times.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on December 12, 2017, 07:25:11 am
Lots of love Sue ...xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2017, 08:35:36 am
wotcher, Sue xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on December 12, 2017, 08:50:28 am
Happy birthday Sue, we miss you.xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 12, 2017, 09:37:24 am
Miss you Sue xx Hope you are having a  glass of something good x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on December 12, 2017, 11:04:56 am
Wonderful poem Joy, Happy Birthday Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on December 12, 2017, 01:06:37 pm
Joy you've excelled yourself yet again.  Happy birthday Sue,, miss you more than you'll ever know.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on December 12, 2017, 01:47:27 pm
That is brilliant Joy   :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Barbs on December 12, 2017, 08:11:19 pm
Fabulous poem Joy, just spot on as always.
Glass raised and am thinking of you and yours Sue xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on December 12, 2017, 08:42:12 pm
Happy Birthday Our Angel
We do still miss you a lot.  Xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2017, 09:23:25 pm
Joy sent a copy of her poem to Sue's daughter Hannah who loved it and sent Joy a copy of the photo below of Hollie for her to post on here and so Joy asked if I would put this lovely picture on.

(https://s5.postimg.org/pn9vma6tz/thumbnail_1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Sue was such a proud grandma
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on December 12, 2017, 09:25:29 pm
Happy Birthday Sue, I can never do the ironing with out hearing the words " step away from the ironing board". Miss you and your lovely smile and caring word. xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2017, 09:25:47 pm
Like her nana, such a pretty girlie xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on December 12, 2017, 09:31:22 pm
Beautiful photo of Hollie.  So like Sue x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on December 12, 2017, 09:42:48 pm
Happy Birthday Sue. Another year without you. Missing you. Xx

Adorable photo of Hollie, Sue would be so very proud of her.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 12, 2017, 09:43:43 pm
Gorgeous pic :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kirstancourt on December 12, 2017, 09:59:05 pm
Happy Birthday Special Lady - missed in so many ways but always in our hearts xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on December 12, 2017, 10:08:18 pm
OMG isn't she like her grandma!
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on December 13, 2017, 01:01:20 am
What a delightful photo of Hollie, and so appropriate for this time of the year. :D  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on December 13, 2017, 11:10:37 am
Hollie looks so like Sue,  lovely photo.
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 05, 2018, 12:00:21 am
Sleep well our Sue

Love from Joy and your Milliepede
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2018, 11:10:09 am
Well today would have been Our Sue's birthday and its an even more special day this year as Hannah her beautiful daughter is getting married today.  Sue would have been such a proud mum and i am sure she will be looking down from above.  Gareth Sue's son is walking Hannah down the isle today and below is hopefully a picture of Hannah on her hen night.  I will post a picture of the wedding when they are available.

(https://i.postimg.cc/8cTDZ2Rb/hannah-hen-night.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkpdzssK)

A big day to celebrate for more than one reason xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on December 12, 2018, 12:10:24 pm
Happy birthday Sue - rarely a day goes by when I don't remember something you've said in Chat, or posted.  As Gilly says, you would have been so very proud. Sorry screen gone blurry again
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Joybells on December 12, 2018, 01:25:23 pm
Quote from: "munchkin"
Happy Birthday Sue, I can never do the ironing with out hearing the words " step away from the ironing board". Miss you and your lovely smile and caring word. xxx


Well, Sue, I have to say that for me it is the smoke alarm. My only excuse is that mine is far too sensitive.  :D

The Millipede and I are still bumbling along, trying not to notice that bits of us - well, me anyway - are wearing out.

But

I really don't need special days
to think about you Sue.
When there's a presence here with me
it surely must be you.

So don't you think 'cos you're up there
you're wandering on your own,
just be assured my boaty friend,
it's with us lot you roam.

So on this extra special day
I hope that you're aware
that all our days, our hopes, our loves            
are there for you to share.

And as I go along my way
so many things I see
bring back your wit, your cheeky smile,  
and that's enough for me.


Sleep well my friend, forever warm in the blanket of our love.

Joy and your Milliepeded
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on December 12, 2018, 04:12:23 pm
Thanks for posting Gilly.  So sad that Sue isn't here to see Hannah get married  :cry:

Congratulations Hannah, looking forward to the wedding pic

I  miss Sue's humour on FBC, it's not the same any more  :cry:  :D  x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2018, 04:29:54 pm
Congratulations, Hannah! Please can you pass on our loves to her? Sue would have been so proud and happy xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on December 12, 2018, 04:45:29 pm
Joy that 's absolutely brilliant.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on December 12, 2018, 05:27:06 pm
Happy Birthday Sue,

I had a reminder pop up in my calendar to tell me it was today.  It did make me smile as I could just imagine you cheekily  nudging my calendar.  Hope you having an extra special tipple tonight to celebrate Hannah's big day.

Sleep well x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: DoubleTrouble on December 12, 2018, 06:53:02 pm
Congratulations Hannah. Sue would certainly have been so very proud today.

It's very rare that a day goes by that I don't think of you or a post you made, or Harry and Sadie come to mind. Can't believe its been this long since you went away.

Xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on December 12, 2018, 09:03:25 pm
Happy Birthday Sue, another year and we all still miss you. Hannah congratulations and we can't wait to see the wedding pictures.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on December 13, 2018, 05:20:15 am
Many Congratulations Hannah xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Threebeards on December 13, 2018, 05:25:48 am
Ditto here and Hannah, you'll be a beautiful bride.:D

    Looking forward to the photos too.  :)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2019, 01:43:43 am
Four years already.
The days slip by so quickly, Sue. They say it happens when you are enjoying yourself !! Aha, I can see the nod and quick grin - you will obviously work out that I have been playing in the garden a lot, or, alternatively mooching along the trail with Millie.

You would have enjoyed it this morning - all mist and dark silhouettes, rather lovely I thought.
(https://i.postimg.cc/NfS7tLkr/misty-morning.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

and, of course, we couldn't leave out your Milliepede. You will be pleased to know that I have delegated the laundry duties
(https://i.postimg.cc/Gmpf94W3/little-helper-wahing-016.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

though I suspect that the temptation to chew rather than hand over the pegs is getting hard to resist. :D
(https://i.postimg.cc/xCKJwy36/helping-016.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

So there you go Sue, we haven't changed much; still trying to come up to scratch.

P.S. Just noticed that the smoke alarm has reached its expiry date, life is suddenly going to be a lot more peaceful.

Thinking of you as always.

Joy and Milliepede
xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2019, 09:44:42 am
Lovely posting Joy.

I find it hard to believe that our lovely Sue has been gone for 4 years, I miss her so much.  We met through the FBC when we were expecting our Mackenzie and she and i flew all over Scotland (virtually i mean and not for real :lol: ) looking at place names, and then at  Scottish names, and of course we settled on a good old malt whisky. We actually met in person at Crufts 2009 when a group of us all got together with our FBC logos printed on our chests.  So sad when we think that both Sue and Jill have gone from our lives (but not our hearts).  Will have a troll through photos later to find one or two if you all dont put some on first.

I have put on some photos below, the first being Sue with my lovely Jim who also went to the bridge last January, together with a wedding picture, honeymoon picture and a couple of sue's grandchildren Hollie and Jack which Joy sent me to post.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xCPxJwKC/suewithjimmy-1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Wedding
(https://i.postimg.cc/Ssb3zL3Z/thumbnail-2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Honeymoon
(https://i.postimg.cc/nLDNzSRj/thumbnail-2-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JyRpYxWM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yxVGL1Vc/thumbnail-3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Hollie following in Sue's footsteps with her love of boats

(https://i.postimg.cc/2SJPCNwN/thumbnail-1-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4FMjNVX)

And finally a copy of Sue's logo for those who miss seeing it xxx

(https://i.postimg.cc/gJpt0zLQ/suelogocolour.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2019, 10:59:14 am
Thanks for the pics  :)  I have so many happy memories of Sue and Jill, we had such fun times back then. Both sorely missed, but never forgotten. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2019, 11:24:55 am
wotcher, Sue  xxXXxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2019, 12:26:45 pm
Lovely Gilly. Thank you for posting the photos and especially Sue's Logo - so bright and cheerful, just as she was.

xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 04, 2019, 12:45:01 pm
Great photos Gilly & blimey look at little Hollie!
Sue will be looking after the newbies up there, especially Jill & showing them the ropes.
Can't believe it was 4 years ago she was taken. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2019, 02:28:15 pm
The last photo i have of Sue and I together when i was up staying with her on Ben Hope her beloved barge.  Note that Hollie is still a baby.

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Dear Jill wrote her own words to Dock of the Bay below and posted it on our thread recording our time together.

Sittin' in the afternoon sun
They'll be gassin' till the evening comes
Watching the boats T bone in
Then they watch them T bone away again, yeah

They're sittin' on the dock of the Medway
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
They're just gassin' on the dock of the Medway
Wastin' time

Gilly left her home in Deb'n
Headed for the Me-he-hedway
Cuz she got a friend , a Kentwin
And nuffin's gonna keep her away

So, they're just gonna sit on the dock of the Medway
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
They're sittin' on the dock of the Medway
Wastin' time

Looks like no ones gonna move
Everything still remains the same
They can listen to what ten people tell 'em to do
But I guess they'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' there resting those Beards
But then no one will leave 'em alone, listen
Two and half Kilometres they roam'd
Then they headed back to Sue's home

They're just gonna' sit at the dock of the Medway
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
Sittin' on the dock of the Medway
Wastin' time

_________________
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2019, 03:54:42 pm
:D  :(  :D  xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 04, 2019, 04:38:33 pm
Beautiful photos xxx
Special thoughts of you today Sue xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on March 04, 2019, 04:49:10 pm
Lovely photos and such happy memories, but how I wish we could turn the clock back to the "good old days" of the FBC.

Sue, how can it be 4 years? Bet you and Jill are having a really good chinwag xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: SandY on March 04, 2019, 04:54:12 pm
Lovely photos. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 04, 2019, 04:55:35 pm
Oh I just love that mock of the day  :lol:  :lol:   Lovely pics; Sue I miss you on FBC more than words can say.  There'll be a candle in the wind for you tonight xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Baillie's Mom on March 04, 2019, 06:02:37 pm
Lovely postings ladies.  I rally cant believe it is 4 years.  FBC hasn't been the same since we lost Sue.  I wonder what Jill and Sue and all the fur babies are getting up to x

I still have my teeshirt with my logo on.  I cant remember if it was Gilly or Sue that helped me with it.  

Lovely memories of those days.  Wish we could turn the clocks back.  

x
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on December 12, 2019, 08:46:55 am
Today the 12th December would have been our Sue's ****birthday - dont worry Sue i will always keep you looking forever young xxx

Today is also Hannah and Paul's 1st wedding anniversary and we wish them the best on this special day.

I have posted a few of my favourite pictures of Sue again as they are not showing now in this thread.

(https://i.postimg.cc/3NSmPCqq/feeef721-ef43-4ed3-a385-a33d89c29648-zpsgfgwhr7d.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/K8CVjgK0/Sue-and-Mackenzie-oval-pic-zpsxkxe5neh.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/R0K1Nt33/7963ac23-fe08-41dd-bfd0-c4935ec1351d-zpsqk0e7ren.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE  - HAVE A GREAT DAY UP THERE- YOU HAVE NOW GOT YOUR MUM WITH YOU SO THERE WILL BE SOME PARTY 8)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on December 12, 2019, 09:24:54 am
Thanks Gilly, those photos are lovely - very poignant.  Happy birthday Sue, I raise my glass to you (has to be fruit juice tho cos I don't like alcohol :roll:  :lol: ).

xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on December 12, 2019, 11:35:45 am
Thanks Gilly, Happy Birthday Sue.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 12, 2019, 12:16:44 pm
Wotcher, Kentish - Happy Birthday - will raise an extra big glass xx
Title: Sue
Post by: Joybells on December 12, 2019, 02:50:12 pm
I am a juice sipper too Sue, apart from the very occasional G&T that is, sadly I have been led astray by someone close to your heart. Name no names but just check back on a certain photo!

Just thinking about it brings back so many memories, and a bit of a tear, but I'd better get rid of that else I will be getting a heaven sent rollicking. Talking of which, I am getting a few sideways looks from some newish dog walking friends when the pouring rain has me muttering -"Sue's left the tap on again." When I explain and say that you left us four years ago they say- "She must have been someone really special".

Well, that just about sums you up, doesn't it.

So often in our thoughts

Lots of love from Joy and your Milliepede

Remember this one? Your punch line :D  :D  :D  :D  

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fsvs7pqM/Judygplus029-3-2900-zpscf34c4a5-SCOWLING-MILLIE.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Our Sue
Post by: JulieC on December 12, 2019, 06:06:31 pm
Lovely photos, I never tire of seeing them. Happy Birthday Sue; I'll bet you and Jill are partying right now.xxxx

 Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Hannah and Paul.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on December 12, 2019, 07:24:24 pm
Thanks for the pics Gilly, lovely to see our Sue again. Never forgotten. Happy birthday Sue. xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on December 14, 2019, 06:17:30 am
Lovely photos of Sue, very fondly remembered. Still miss her novels  :D
Happy Heavenly birthday Sue, I know it's late but I think you celebrate for weeks up there xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on December 14, 2019, 09:16:34 pm
Awww I missed this :(
Belated Birthday greetings Sue. We miss your tales & chat.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on December 14, 2019, 09:28:08 pm
Happy heaven birthday Sue, I hope you are keeping up with all the grooming and bum washes like you used to. I assume the wine still comes out of a box up there. Big hugs to you and all the fur babies, miss you loads xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on December 14, 2019, 09:40:55 pm
Nikki ...  :lol:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on December 15, 2019, 02:51:44 pm
XXX
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Rip Van Pauline on December 29, 2019, 11:48:32 am
Lovely photographs xxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2020, 10:52:00 am
5 years ago today our lovely Sue lost her fight with cancer.

I am sure i am not alone in missing her - she was a great friend

Couple of pictures below with Mackenzie showing his love for her  8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VsDqrmNF/jumpingforsue.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)



(https://i.postimg.cc/L6gJ9pg5/snogged.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Thinking of Hannah and family today xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2020, 11:03:12 am
xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2020, 11:13:05 am
Sue will never be forgotten, i love seeing her pics pop up on here.  It's not the same anymore  :cry:  xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kirstancourt on March 04, 2020, 11:34:52 am
Such a special lady xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: kathryn on March 04, 2020, 12:15:36 pm
A lot of lovely memories of Sue xx
Miss her x
Title: \sue
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2020, 05:15:26 pm
The day rolls round and round again
so sad you had to go
and though we all still feel the pain
you might be pleased to know
that every time we think of you
we can't quite help but grin
as we recall those distant days
and memories rush in
of how you wrote the Tollgate rules
of camping don'ts and do's
and how it was it seemed to be
the don'ts you'd always choose
and huffing puffing up the dunes
a quite exhausting feat
your running, red faced commentary
i'd better not repeat
those famous words of wisdom
that still pop into my mind
whenever there are chores to do
that really aren't my kind
so I'm quite pleased to "step away"
and leave the chores awhile
and spend my time on other things
that leave me with a smile
so many thoughts of you our Sue
still lighten up my day
your innate wisdom shared with all
in such a natural way
the quick retort that reaches to
the heart of things that count
I never knew another soul
so quick to dispel doubt

So, once again your Milliepede
and I send all our love
and I'm quite sure you'll share it out
with all your mates above.

Forever wrapped in the blanket of our love

Joy and Millie
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2020, 06:33:15 pm
Aww Joy that is so lovely xxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 04, 2020, 09:22:30 pm
Joyous in every way - magic, Joy.  Lost in admiration.

xx

Sue I could never forget you xxx you were so special.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 05, 2020, 11:39:25 am
That's lovely Joy.
Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 05, 2020, 09:29:11 pm
A wonderful poem Joy. I missed this post yesterday :(
Chat is a lot quieter these days without Sue. I still hear her voice though at the end of the night 'Sweet dreams each'
Title: Our Sue
Post by: munchkin on March 05, 2020, 09:42:53 pm
Beautiful Joy, now step away from those chores xxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 28, 2020, 09:00:20 pm
Well, watcher sue, I have just had a very tasty bacon and cheese buttie and we are now sitting toasting our feet/paws by my lovely wood stove. I know it's almost May, but you know how I feel the cold and it has suddenly returned with a vengeance. So we are now very cosy and I feel a lazy gossip coming on.

We are so fortunate living here at this difficult time. I have just been for a two hour walk along the trail and passed only five people. It's quite interesting to watch them, you can lay a bet as they approach on what they will do when closer. It's a pretty straight run most of the way so you can see them for ages, one group of four spread out and filling the trail but then smoothly drifting into single file as they come closer and pass. Must be locals I say, probably a bit unkindly, but we were inundated at one point with visitors who seemed completely unconcerned about passing nose to nose! I did once have to make my point by climbing up the bank! Fortunately things are back to being reasonable with folk automatically swinging to one side; almost like a dance at times.

We have had a quiet morning with me taking heed of some prodding to sit in the garden and read a book except that I sat by there fire - see, you are not the only one with the right idea.  Not that I had planned a walking marathon today but I thought I would just nip onto the scales before we went; it was quite disconcerting when they shouted, " Will one of you get off"! Obviously sitting on the edge of my veggie beds and poking the soil with a small fork is not having the desired effect. Neither is putting tiny seeds into small pots. Now that is a fairly new activity for me, I have previously been able to benefit from Gilly's labours, all that experience should definitely not be wasted. Trouble is, some of them are so small they are hard to grip properly and they either drift  down and land all on the same spot or, even worse, drift down and miss the pot completely and when they are your last few that can cause a good deal of Anglo Saxon to slip out. Good job my neighbour is hard of hearing. But then, later, watching and waiting to see them pop up and steadily grow is quite exciting, almost like having your own children - except that I am going to eat this lot.

Millie is her usual bossy self, unfortunately having a bit of a bladder problem at the moment, but so good when I tangle my self in knots trying to put a doggy nappy on, (her, not me).  She still looks and behaves like the beast from hell when people come the front door but I am quite happy with that. I have to say, she loves her new roll as fire monitor even though she hasn't quite got the idea that she isn't supposed to nod off while on duty. Ah well, you can't win 'em all.

I had better sign off - have yet to go and give my green babies their night time drink, then a short walk with Millie and then, if I can keep my eyes open, a visit to chat.

In this time of booking slots for red wine and beans, (some people have odd priorities), may we put in one for just a few days of rain, then back to the sun. Some of us have hedges to trim and brambles to fight.

Night night


PS we were warned
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Joy and your Milliepede
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on April 28, 2020, 09:13:58 pm
:) Joy....I shall break into the WeatherPiggyBank for you...shall do my best...xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on April 28, 2020, 09:19:45 pm
Ummmm Sue.... if you can hear me....Joy is talking about my priorities just in case you were wondering  8)

Well done Joy on relaxing today - sitting in front of the fire is as good as sitting in the sun.

Happy planting xxx
Title: mm
Post by: Joybells on April 28, 2020, 09:26:49 pm
Oooops, must type more quietly next time
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on April 28, 2020, 10:20:50 pm
Thanks Joy for cheering me up.  My scales went into overdrive as soon as I put one foot on this morning, never mind 2  :( .  Its rained all day here but no puddles in the garden, so we really needed that rain.  I can almost hear the army of slugs and snails as they march towards my little runner beans - I have stationed the defences (animal friendly slug pellets) but -

Round here we might as well not be in lockdown as far as social distancing is concerned.  Sue, I bet you're laughing your head off up there at the chaos down here - well, you just carry on laughing  :lol:
Title: mmmm
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2021, 04:16:53 pm
Oh my goodness, I can't believe that the day has come round again and as it is John's turn tomorrow there are lots of memories drifting by. It is almost unbelievable that so many raise smiles and mind pictures as clear as they day they were created.

Must say, happy memories are probably very useful at the moment when we are still enfolded in this cloak of social distancing. Not sure how you would get on with that, Sue, guess you'd be pretty ok with the social bit but distancing from your mates --  hmmm --- especially the four legged ones. Quite a challenging environment when slot finding to have groceries delivered needs the stamina and determination of a trained marathon runner, frustrating when your request for carrots delivers a single one - check the spelling next time!- but there is the odd bonus when your small joint is substituted by a large one as that is the only size left. Sadly I haven't been able to join in this fun activity as my dislike of shopping generally and my pre-winter habit of stocking up has left me with still enough tins and frozen packets to feed an army and bread, fresh fruit and veg is only a dog walking mile down to the town where, in true "open all hours" fashion, old fashioned Wirksworth still has shops that stack all the fruit and veg outside. A quick nip in to hand over your basket and then to pay the bill and contact is minimal. Or you could indulge in the highly organised open farmers' market on a Tuesday.

The day is dull and drizzly, you are obviously not keeping an eye on things, though maybe I misjudge and it is just another opportunity to fire up the stove. We have just sat for an hour reading about a man whose miserable life was further devastated by the sudden onset of blindness only to be transformed by the relationship with his guide dog. Like Millie, Dez, the black lab, was convinced that the world had been created simply to love and fuss him but when his master, ( now that is a misnomer if ever there was one), needed him to be a guide and protector he was there without fail. Well, Millie fulfils the first role but not so sure about the second. In fact she has just tipped out her toy box, had a mad five minutes flinging them around then suddenly flaked out in front of the fire. Wonder who is going to put then away :roll:

It will soon be time to go along the trail which today will probably be deserted. I never guessed when I drew up plans to live somewhere with close access to the open countryside,( for Millie), all vital services a walk away, ( or a short bus ride if the shopping bag is too heavy), that not only would I actually find such a place but that a situation would arise when being here would make my life so much more bearable.

Ah well, Millie calls, better be off. I have not written for ages, it doesn't mean that you are not in my thoughts - especially when I see your sign "Joy's cabin" which now marks my small bedroom door.

We were blessed when you were with us, we are blessed that memories of you still help us along.

Sleep well my friend; you are forever wrapped in the blanket of ur love.

Joy and your Milliepede
xxxxxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2021, 05:00:29 pm
xx Wotcher, Kentish xx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Gerrie on March 04, 2021, 07:19:37 pm
It would be Crufts this weekend and I am remembering the way we moved quickly towards each other and crushed in the sort of hug that friends do when they haven’t seen each other for a year. Precious... I think of you each time I read the “in the interest of dogs there is no hygiene in this kitchen” magnate.
Give Mollie and Lizzie a big fuss from me.  We fetched Mols ashes home today. Hate being without those we love, hurts.   See you anon dear friend xxxx
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2021, 09:36:01 pm
Thinking of our Sue and all her lovely family - hard to believe that six years have gone by.

   


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Title: Our Sue
Post by: maxnick on March 04, 2021, 09:38:25 pm
Awww Joy, that is lovely.
Gerrie, I still think of her every time I look at my magnet too & of course she is always 'with us' in chat.
Hope you have a large red in hand Sue :wink:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 05, 2021, 09:29:35 am
Love it, the pics, the memories.  You carry on having a good laugh up there Sue..

xx Mary
Title: nn
Post by: Joybells on December 13, 2021, 12:57:17 am
Well Sue, another year rolls on, it is birthday time again. As I so often say to others, my present to you is NOT to sing Happy Birthday. Yes, I am the only mother whose child asked her not to sing to him when he was put to bed AND, I almost forgot this, there was  the "Mummy. please don't shout at me in your quiet voice" when a telling off was called for. I did seriously wonder about learning to sign!

The day ran away with me today; I sat and thought of you this morning, did really mean to write then but chores beckoned... you see I still need you to remind me to "step away". Fortunately this was an opportunity to go and be fed, my son-in law is a great cook, no black clouds in his kitchen. So, I'm not going to turn that down, now am I??? I must say I am scoring well in mine, had dried up, burnt black saucepans four times these last two weeks. Bet even you never managed that.

You would be pleased to know that I have fixed the "Joy's cabin" sign to my blue bedroom door, your seaside  knick knacks have found homes all over my house and the photo of us three, heads berried in our fbc computing, hangs proudly on my wall, still making me smile.

Oh dear, nodding off, time to say "Goodnight" Just remember when you drift away - you are always in our thoughts and still part of our lives.

Joybells and your Milliepede
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Title: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on December 13, 2021, 03:35:04 pm
:cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on December 13, 2021, 04:44:40 pm
Here is a lovely photo of Our Sue, Sadie and Harry taken by Our Jill Smiff back in August 2011 ... needless to say, we miss them all. XXXX

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Title: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on December 13, 2021, 05:05:48 pm
That is a lovely photo :(
Title: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on December 13, 2021, 05:52:00 pm
Aww, wotcher Sue xx
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Devon-Maid on March 04, 2022, 10:09:46 am
Missing you our Sue - seven years have gone by since you left us.  One of the lovely things about this forum is that we can still read your posts and laugh at the banter as well as remembering our good times together. 

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Gareth, Sue and Hannah
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: judy g on March 04, 2022, 10:41:51 am
Wotcher, Sue xxx
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Heidiwuff on March 04, 2022, 10:50:19 am
Miss you Sue.  I have a little model of a canalboat, and every time I look at it I think of you.  xxx
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Jacquietwig on March 04, 2022, 11:22:24 am
Still miss Sue's funny and informative posts.
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Mac & Tali on March 04, 2022, 11:54:34 am
We regularly find that her spirit has visited and left us messages ....

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Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: scruffymuffins on March 04, 2022, 12:37:54 pm
 I miss Sue too  :( x
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Nina07 on March 04, 2022, 03:09:52 pm
I am so relieved, and more particularly on behalf of those of you who knew Sue well, that this new website has been able to accommodate all the posts and photos of her thread.
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: Joybells on March 04, 2022, 08:04:47 pm
I am not sure if I will be able to find you on the new site without help Sue so, though I will try again, just in case, we have hightailed it back here.

This peculiar stop/go life continues, thought in many ways it's not so different for us two; we still plod down to the town through the woods and Millie still makes dirty great footprints on the kitchen floor when we get back. and, NO, I don't rush off to clean them up -but don't tell anyone. in fact you would be pleased to see that it gets better cos the summer clothes I washed in August are still sitting in the ironing basketball, well, not much use to me at the moment with all this freezing wind and rain are they.

I had some lovely photos from Hannah after Hollie's birthday - she is a real little poppet and it is so obvious who her Gran is, and Jack is a proper little boy now; golly, where did those two babes go!!

Ah well, better get on and cook supper, don't worry if you near the smoke alarm, it's most likely the students next door.

Wink  Wink  Laughing  Wink

Joy and your ever loving Milliepede xxxxx

Oh my goodness, Sue, you surely must be guiding me, I have just copied this from the old site, Lordy, better go and lie down till the shock fades away. eeew, I am proper chuffed, was feeling bit sad that I might not make it.
Title: Re: Our Sue
Post by: The Pimms Queen on March 04, 2022, 09:32:36 pm
Lovely photos Gilly, I can't believe it's been 7 years. We have lost too many others since then too.