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annamaryse wrote in lj_turns10
HI. I've been involved with LJ since 2001, didn't have my own journal until a bit later.

This is a little maudlin, but in the past ten years some LJers have lost their lives. Some MEMORABLE ljers.

I think there should be a feature in the book to honor those users for whom a great part of their legacy remains that their journals remain on LJ. These users remain in our hearts, our memories, and on our friend lists. In some cases, LJ kept people going as they fought valiantly against disease, in other cases they were suddenly struck down (for instance by a bus) in the midst of living their normal lives.

Friends have logged in to post sad notices on journals and let friends know what happened. andypop is an example of one a great loss who touched my life.

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LJ has also been a great personal news service to let others know when not-so-fatal catastrophes have struck - it has the ability to serve as 'information central' for people to come together and help or just offer support... and in times of loss and grief, it's fantastic because our words will live on - for as long as LJ exists - hopefully forever.

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spazzy_camel is a user who lost her life to a brain aneurysm in Jan. of 2007.


My LJ "community" lost inkpot on June 10, 2003. Maureen (Mo) was the sister of unblinkable and the daughter of deltamiss. She was a beautiful friend, a great encourager. A comment from Mo would bring a smile to a person's face for the whole day!

Mo loved photography, and even her amputations due to cancer -- the cancer that killed her -- the pain of which we experienced along with her family through LJ -- didn't stop her gumption for life and art.

She would have been 33 this year.

Edited at 2009-02-13 03:42 am (UTC)

My friend Jimmy, guido_fawkes (James Sterling Phillips II - he loved his full name) died on May 24, 2007. Unfortunately that's the only journal of his he didn't delete, and the others have been purged.

That boy was the kindest, funniest, most magical person I have ever known.

Thanks to everyone for these posts!

ericthemad - lost so suddenly at the age of 40 to an aneurysm - I do miss my friend, and just this past Christmas meglimir lost her long battle with breast cancer - her journal was a tribute to survival, the hard part is watching her husband sammyd soldier on now without her.

thezerosystem passed away back in 2005, as well as wouldprefernot2. Both wonderful internet friends and strong, amazing folks.

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