sad nooz

When I first started reading and posting here in rec-crafts-beads, I
was delighted to find people who share many of my own passions and
also some troubles and ways of dealing with them. I made friends, many
of whom I have never seen in the flesh. We share our love of beads,
creativity, family and friends, our hopes and fears, our ways of
overcoming pain and fear through creative work. One of the brightest,
twinkliest, and occasionally prickliest was Sooz, (Susan Hara) who,
once assured of my true interest in beads, welcomed me here and gave
me many moments of pleasure with her posts. She was a driving force in
this group for many years. Her love of beads, color, animals, and her
husband Kevin were all shared freely with us here.
Sooz died of brain cancer last night, and she is no longer in the pain
that was a daily part of her life for many years. I rejoice in her
freedom from that and mourn the loss of her words. Good night, my
friend. Sleep well,
Sarajane
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Sarajane
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I did not know she was ill because I never got any replies to my emails to her in the last two years. I have three pictures of her up on my workroom wall.
Sooz was the instigator of the BFNR parcels but there really was a reason. The ones I got were to cheer me up when I started with my serious heart problems. Reading your message made me feel very cold inside. I treasure all the things that she sent me over the years since she breathed new life into RCB. Even now that seems to have gone.
My condolences to everyone who feels the loss of Sooz. May her God keep her in the palm of his hand. Hugs Shirley
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Shirley Shone
(((((((((((((Shirley)))))))))))
She was diagnosed about a month ago, after a fall. I like to think of her as out romping with the dogs now, who she missed so much when they went ahead. And finding the stars an acceptable replacement for Swarovski crystal.
love you, my friend, glad to see you here even for such tidings. Sarajane
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Sarajane
Thanks so much for letting us know this. Having a hard time responding to this. Pete and I sat here and cried when I read this. I've loved Sooz dearly and admired her tremendously, as a beader, and especially as a person.
Tina (After a couple horrendous years, I've pretty much just hidden away.)
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Tina
As well as having my RCB gallery still on the wall I also have a picture of one of her dogs. I check the group everyday hoping someone will post something but I did not expect this.
Thank you my dear friend and the love is returned. Hugs
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Shirley Shone
Good to see you here now, Tina. I feel like I do at funerals; glad to see the people there, but so sad for the reason. (((((((((((((Tina and Pete))))))))))))))))))) SJ
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Sarajane
Sooz delighted in this group back when it was active, even when she sometimes got infuriated. I wonder now if the cancer had anything to do with the mood swings that would occur. In a Caring Bridge post from Sooz when she was diagnosed, she said the scans showed cancer permeating the tissues " like lace throughout" and I thought, yeah, thats our Sooz, finding something strangely beautiful to say even about that.
I've missed her, and you guys. She was sick a lot and didnt always have the energy to answer emails even before this, and we've all been busy with our various things, both the good and the hard. So, in honor of Sooz and her love of beads and of us, I'm going to post here again more often, and show off more beads.
Sarajane
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Sarajane
Strange - I had a similar thought. I was never active here and can't claim knowing Sooz at all, but I am so sad to hear of her passing. I loved her style. Keep posting folks. Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
I will keep posting in the hopes that others will come back. Lots of the RCB peeps on FaceBook.
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Linda2
I think I will make a post on Facebook pointing people here--lets see what we can do to revive this group. Do we still love beads? Yes, we do. Are we still online? Well then!!
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Sarajane
That would be wonderful, SJ! I know Shirley still checks in here and she won't join Facebook. It would be awesome if we could get this group going again!
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Linda2
Well I tried many times to get it back and so did Maren. Last year I had an horrendous year, not as I am going to say on here. Too much personal info. I have done some bead work but my all time consuming passion at the moment is Genealogy. Been doing my DH's and find he descended from Nobility His 10th great grandfather was Sir William Crich, born 1550 Lord of Crich, which it not so very far from were we live. You are right about me not joining FB would not touch it with a 10 foot barge pole. I am on Skype though with a web cam. Hugs Shirley
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Shirley Shone
Wow, do we now call you Lady Shone? LOL.
Facebook is not so bad. You can be as private as you want to, and only allow "friends" to view your page. Sooz had a private page and so do I. I am constantly amazed by the RCB people I find on there, including she of the wonderful stories, Kathy Nicklas-Varrasco. But if you won't join us there, we shall have to join you here.
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Linda2
Alas no Lady Shone VBG. Sir William had two sons, one the elder also called William who inherited the title. The other son called Ralph is DH's 9th great grand father. Well as for me I seem to come from a series of miners and a customs officer in the 1700's.
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Shirley Shone
There must have been some brilliantly talented craftspeople in your lineage as well, for those of us who know you, know that there is nothing you cannot accomplish. I still have the lovely bookmark you made for me and I treasure my beautiful "bead spoon" that you sent. Have you been able to visit any boot shows lately?
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Linda2
No I have not been to any boot sale's or antique fairs for a long time. I have not been driving and cannot walk very far with the bulging disc in my lower back, It is like a gigantic toothache all down my left leg.
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Shirley Shone
hirley still checks in here and she
Shirley -- I came back just in homage to Sooz, and to see you. Glad to see you here and sorry about your disc. I am pleased you have found other ways to keep yourself busy, with the geneology. That stuff is really fascinating to read!
Becki
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Beckibead
That's a shame, you always found many treasures there. I will wave my wand and send healing thoughts your way so that maybe you can get some relief from the disc. Because of back problems, our friend Valerie Moore recently had a pain stumulator implanted and is recovering from that surgery. Hopefully soon she will be pain free.
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Linda2

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