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Goodafternoon everybody, Here is my grandmother (Eleni)'s Obituary

Friday, November 22, 2013

http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obit.php

Here is the link
Have a good day everyone

Funeral Information: This Monday November 25th at Tarpon Springs Dobies Funeral Home 1-3

  
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PICKIE98 3/7/2014 6:53PM

    Still thinking about and missing my friend Eleni..

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MIZCATHI 2/26/2014 5:57PM

    I just saw this and I am so sad. I know nobody will read this. :-(

I left Sparkpeople for awhile because I just couldn't fake it anymore. I had more than slipped, I fell. Hard. Now I'm getting back up. I think I felt it the day Eleni passed. One day I just knew she was gone. What a lovely online friend she was, and I just went away.

May she rest in peace.

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GEORGE815 2/13/2014 8:24PM

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

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TUJUANA68 1/23/2014 7:08AM

    I am so sorry for your lost. She was the very first video I loved on here. I am just so sad to know she passed away. Something lead me back to her page this morning wanted to see her again and I saw the post. Just sadden me. Wishing your family healing . She passed at the same time as my mom who is gone 3 years now. Will be praying for her in heaven and her husband. emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/24/2013 11:41AM

    RIP, our sweet friend.

Hugs, Sunny

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SUSIEPH1 12/9/2013 5:41PM

    Ohh Brianna, I am so very sorry Eleni passed away .. We were friends and I loved her so .. She was a very special woman and loved you all.

I also lost my darling husband Colin on the 7th November.
I was unable to keep,in touch because we lost the Internet when we moved in with our daughter. We nursed Colin at home and he passed peacefully.
Much Love Susie . Please give Bill my special wishes and tell him Eleni,loved him so much .... emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/5/2013 5:17PM

    Sail on, on your last voyage.

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BLONDEMUSE1970 12/3/2013 7:07PM

    I just came back to Spark after a 6 month absence. This was the first blog I came to - and I am just stunned to find out Eleni passed. It just breaks my heart. She will be missed!!!!

Sherry

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PICKIE98 11/26/2013 5:37PM

    You are blessed to have this wonderful woman as your Gram. She will stay with you throughout your life, we know she helped all of us,, now we carry on with her memories as our guides,, funny stuff and personal sharings alike..

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DICHTAS2 11/25/2013 10:35PM

  Eleni is now at peace..I don't know if you her friends will see this But ,Thank YOu for being her friend ..Joanne

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ALIALI2013 11/25/2013 12:20AM

    That is beautiful, thank you for sharing the site...you are all still in my prayers, may you all be blessed more now than you were when our dear Eleni was here with us. I hope her spirit gathers all of you together and holds you near with the love she always had for everyone. emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/23/2013 10:34PM

    Love and blessings to you and your family. Your gradmother was a blessing to so many of us. I know she will be with you always. emoticon

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GEORGE815 11/23/2013 5:34PM

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I was near Tarpon Springs a few years ago while in Tampa. It had a lot of sponge diving at one time.

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ANNARUTH2 11/23/2013 1:05PM

    May God give you and your family peace and comfort in the loss of your loved one. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 11/23/2013 9:16AM

    Thank you for sharing with us. I went in and left a message of condolence. Eleni is certainly going to be missed, both by her family and her spark family and also many, many friends. She was a joyful person in spite of her ill health and a joy to read her blogs and see her photos. She loved her flowers and Bill was wonderful about all the flowers he gave her over the years.
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ROMANTILLY 11/23/2013 3:37AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. She will most certainly be missed.

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SMILINGEYES2 11/23/2013 12:06AM

    Thank you for posting the link.

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DEE107 11/23/2013 12:01AM

    thank you for sharing this with us your Grandmother would be so happy you did this thank you again my friend

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LKWQUILTER 11/22/2013 9:42PM

    Brianna, know that your grandmother was loved so by her SP friends. She was an angel on earth to me. Praying for all of you. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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PATRICIAANN46 11/22/2013 9:11PM

  Hi Brianna.......
Thank You so much for the information. I wish that I was closer (I live in Wisconsin). I would have loved to have been able to come to Eleni's funeral. Please take good care of yourself. I know that Eleni was concerned because the two of you were so close. She will always be with you. I lost my Grandmother when I was about your age, and I still talk to her on a daily basis.
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SHOAPIE 11/22/2013 8:13PM

    She will be greatly missed. emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 11/22/2013 7:54PM

    Thank you, Brianna for sharing with us. It has helped me mourn losing her.

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MICKEY341 11/22/2013 2:31PM

    Thank you Brianna for sharing with us, you grandmother was so proud of you, and I know she is watching over you now!

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BECKYSRN 11/22/2013 2:25PM

    Thank you for sharing...

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SEAWILLOW 11/22/2013 1:59PM

    Thank you, Brianna for sharing with us. It has helped me mourn losing her.

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FLORIDASUN 11/22/2013 12:10PM

    Thank you darling Brianna for letting us know and giving us the opportunity to share our thoughts on your grandmother's powerful impact on so many people's lives.

She was a one in a million original girl...I once told her that I almost thought of her as a mother image..and she quickly corrected me and said she was WAY too YOUNG to be my mother...but she would consider me as a sista!

That was your grandma! No wonder I loved her so much she was a Pisces and born only 1 day and one year earlier than the love of my life..my precious husband.

We often talked about my Don and her Bill...we knew we had hit the husband jackpot and we were grateful for the joy they brought us!

If there is ANYTHING we can do to help you or your family please let us know in the meantime our love and our wishes are with you!

I hope my Josher is showing her around her new digs in heaven...I'm sure she is enjoying her 'welcome home' party and she is enjoying it pain free and happy!

I'll never forget this beautiful woman...never ever never!

Hugs!

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November 21st, 2013 God gained a beautiful angel (Eleni D Tsicouris )

Thursday, November 21, 2013

After noon everybody, Brianna here again. This morning at 3:11 A.M my grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is eager to meet again with her son Tony, as well as her mother and father. She has fought long and hard enough, it's time for her to be at peace.

Miss me but let me go -
When I came to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me ,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little- but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love we once shared
Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take,
and each must go alone.
Its all apart of the Master's plan.
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
miss me but L E T me go. ~

Grandma, I as well as hundreds of other people will LOVE and miss you forever. I will keep a piece of you with me forever. Run free Grandma

  
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BECCAWITH4 12/12/2013 4:09PM

    it so nice to see all the love on here for my mother ..... emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 11/23/2013 4:35AM

    So very sorry for your loss. Be so very grateful that you had such a wonderful grandmother. RIP Eleni D Tsicouris
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JILL313 11/22/2013 10:52PM

    Briana, I am so sad and sympathy to you her family. . .It will take time for you all to heal. I know you are all taking it hard. She was a beautiful person inside & out and will truly be missed be everyone who knew her. She is at peace in Heave with some loved family members. Thank you for letting us know. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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KATIE233 11/22/2013 10:09PM

    that is so lovely, Let Me go! WE ALL WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOME DAY ELENI!i,m glad she went in her sleep. Bless you all. emoticon fly lady bug fly. emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/22/2013 8:31PM

    God bless your family. I am very sorry for your loss.

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SHOAPIE 11/22/2013 8:15PM

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NHES220 11/22/2013 1:42PM

    Brianna,
So sorry for your loss. Ms. Eleni will be missed, she had many friends here on SparkPeople. She may not have been able to get around as well as she would have liked, but she had friends far and near on this website. Some she even met in person. I'm know you will all miss her but know that she is no longer suffering and is at peace. Please take good care.
Noreen


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ROZOZ68 11/22/2013 11:10AM

    Dear Eleni, you will always be in my heart. Prayers to the family you left behind. R.I.P.

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FLORIDASUN 11/22/2013 7:55AM

    As many of you know Ms.Eleni was my 'forever friend' we got to know each other when she read one of my blogs..and disagreed with me. WHAT? But I respectfully wrote her back and told her that I certainly respected her opinion and her perspective on whatever it was that I wrote at that time...it's kind of impossible to pinpoint it because I write blogs prolifically.

Then I was thrilled when your grandma told me that Bill was coming to Ft. Myers for a bowling tournament and she'd love to meet me...we had become fast friends by then and I couldn't wait to meet her.

She drove down and took her walker inside and told me that she was 'showing off' a little with how well she could get around. I thought to myself...now this woman is the 'real deal' we talked over lunch like we had known each other a lifetime and I think we probably DID know each other in a former life!

She came back to our house and I showed her some of the jewelry I was working on and she was so enamored with it and so complimentary. I knew it had to be ELENI praise worthy for her to gush...so it was a supreme compliment. I gave her some little something and you would have thought it was a Taj Majal diamond...she just loved it.

She and Bill came over to our consignment gallery the next day and we took pics (I'll have to dig them up) and then we all went out to dinner. We loved Bill too...and had the VERY best time with your grandma and grandpa.

She loved you with her heart and soul Brianna...she constantly told us about how helpful you were and how much she loved you and all of her kids. She will now be your MOST powerful angel and will watch over you like the fierce watchdog she was here on earth.

I asked my beautiful son to welcome her as she arrived, my powerful Josh angel will show her around and introduce her to the 'cool crowd' of angels! She'll fit right in!

I wish you could teach your grandpa how to spark...we'd all be happy to support Eleni's Bill in ANY way we can. He was the bright diamond in her crown.

I'm happy she is at peace, she suffered too long. emoticon

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JOANNS4 11/22/2013 7:48AM

    My prayers are with you. Rest in peace dear Eleni. emoticon

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TATTER3 11/22/2013 3:02AM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

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MICKEY341 11/22/2013 1:16AM

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We lost a beautiful person today, inside and out. She was so special to everyone who either knew her in person or online. But know that she will be with you, in the flowers that bloom, the butterflies, the beautiful sun shine, when you see a beautiful sunset, she will always be there with her arms around you. She had so much love in her heart, for family and friends. Not goodbye, Eleni, just so long for awhile!

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COCACOLA2 11/21/2013 11:45PM

    Praying for the family. She will be missed.

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LILYDOG11 11/21/2013 10:39PM

    For an Angel emoticon is a angel.

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TIGER_LILY_613 11/21/2013 10:12PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless your Grandmother and your whole family emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 11/21/2013 9:37PM

    So sorry for your loss of your sweet Grandmother. We will miss her here on Spark too! Thank you for sharing this blog with us.

Hugs and prayers for you and your family!

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PATRICIA441 11/21/2013 9:16PM

  M thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a blessing to have such a wonderful woman in yur life. I loved the prayer you wrote with your blog.

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BECKYSRN 11/21/2013 9:02PM

    So sorry for the loss of your grandma...
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2BFREE2LIVE 11/21/2013 8:48PM

    Your family members are in my prayers and I will never forget my lovely friend.
She meant the world to me I will miss her so very much.
My heart will hold a special place for her as she is the only one who can fill that space.
Hugs to Bill and the family.
Sandy

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DEE107 11/21/2013 8:45PM

    she will be miss rest in peace my friend hugs

SO sorry Bill and the children and grandchildren tooo

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LKWQUILTER 11/21/2013 7:50PM

    Praying for all the family left behind. I know that Eleni is playing with the angels now. emoticon

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ANGELEYES67J 11/21/2013 7:26PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She will truly be missed. RIP Eleni!!

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EVWINGS 11/21/2013 6:58PM

    She was a fine letter and better friend. We'll all miss her and love her, just as you said, Brianna. May the Lord hold her near to his heart. Prayers for the entire family.

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CATLADY52 11/21/2013 5:59PM

    Our thoughts are with you all. emoticon She will be missed.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/21/2013 5:38PM

  My Dear Brianna.........
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Bill and ALL of your family. She touched us all and we won't forget her.
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HARMONYAGAIN 11/21/2013 5:16PM

    God Bless


My prayers and thoughts are with those left behind.

Thanks to you Brianna for keeping us all here who treasured your Grandmother informed. She shared her life and little stories of you all with us. Please give my condolences to Bill and all the family.

take comfort in the memories.

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SMILINGEYES2 11/21/2013 4:29PM

    She has become one of those bits and pieces that has become a part of my life and I am more because of it. Thank you for letting us know. She no longer knows pain, she has energy that bubbles over, and only years of joy.

My prayers are for those left behind. It is so difficult saying goodbye to those we love dearly. May God comfort you and your friends uplift you.

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MPARKER67 11/21/2013 3:42PM

    RIP Eleni
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SHIRLEYX 11/21/2013 2:31PM

    I will miss your grandmother. My condolences to the family, I will keep you in my prayers.

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FISHGUT3 11/21/2013 2:21PM

    I am sorry for your loss

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WENDYSPARKS 11/21/2013 2:21PM

    Sending prayers......and blessings...xoxo emoticon

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0309COOKIE 11/21/2013 2:20PM

    I am sorry for your loss Brianna. Please give my condolences to Bill also. I will miss Eleni so much. She was a sweet and wonderful friend. I will keep her and the whole family in my prayers.

Cookie

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ALIALI2013 11/21/2013 2:18PM

    Did she write that? It sounds just like her. I'm so glad she went peacefully and transformed into the beautiful angel I knew she'd always be.

I will bet she's smiling and happy with Tony and her parents, and yet also with all of you, with her comforting arms around you. Never ever not believe she's left you, because she will always be with each of you.

The sadness will pass and you will once more find signs of her with you, every day, if you just look. Please give your grandpa a hug from me, and yourself, too, and know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts.

She was blessed to have you all, as you were blessed to have her. Eleni was an angel on this plane, just as she is an angel now. I know my life changed just by knowing her here and I will always be happier having known her. I look forward to seeing her again.

Don't ever forget that smile, Eleni, but where you're at...there are always smiles. emoticon With much love.

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PICKIE98 11/21/2013 2:05PM

    We all know she will Sparkle around us, never to leave our hearts and minds.
She can now be with you honey, no pain or struggles and guide you through life. Listen to your heart and you will hear her.

Please give your Gramps a huge hug from me.. he is a dream hubby and parent, grandparent. Love him up!

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RURAL3 11/21/2013 2:00PM

    She will truly be missed. My prayers are with you. emoticon

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Attention Everyone Please Read

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This is Brianna on my grandmother's SPARK blog, she wanted me to let everyone know that she is waiting to be transferred to Hospice. She is ready to say goodbye and be at peace with her self. She has fought for too long and she is ready to be with god and watch over us. She loves each and every one of you dearly, and will be watching over you with a smile.

Brianna

  
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BECCAWITH4 12/12/2013 7:32PM

    I miss you my sweet mother so much .........

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KATIE233 11/22/2013 9:58PM

    Brianna thank you for getting on and telling about Eleni, i will miss her dearly but i know she will be on here up there playing and watching over all of us! emoticon to you for helping your grandmother now make sure you all look after Bill and Roxy. Bill and Roxy will miss her and all her children and grandchildren.thank you . emoticon emoticon

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MDMNINA 11/21/2013 12:30PM

    I don't know what to say. But everyone else has said it so eloquently. Give your Grandma my love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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DMLADKINS 11/21/2013 9:33AM

    Brianna- God's peace be with you and your family. Give my love and support to Bill. I was so blessed to meet them in person. (she looked great in that red lei!) Thanks for keeping us informed.

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PYRATEGRACE 11/21/2013 7:59AM

    You leave behind so many memories, so much love. I'm glad you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace, my friend.

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FLEMIDG 11/21/2013 12:24AM

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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ROZOZ68 11/20/2013 9:39PM

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel for Eleni and her so loved family. You will be missed by so many. You will always be in my heart. Goodbye dear friend, hope to see you up there someday.

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OURELEE1 11/20/2013 8:26PM

  All of you are in my prayers. She loved all of her family so much. You are so lucky to have her as your grandmother Charlotte

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ELAINEANNE1 11/20/2013 1:33PM

    I am so sorry to hear about Eleni, I have not been on for a while but she used to send me some lovely messages.
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ALIALI2013 11/20/2013 12:58PM

    Thank you, Brianna, for delivering our messages, please let her know that the work on the playground (we spoke about that before) is going forward wonderfully now. We got a huge donation last night towards the $30,000. we needed to update the accessible playground, and a mason volunteered to do the plaque wall, so both of those are big jumps forward. Also, remind her to smile, even now, and then smile at her, tell her it's from me. Give her a hug, too, please from me.

And to Eleni: I send my love and all my prayers, you know that everything will be fine, I know it, and just wait...one day you'll know me when we meet, because I'll be the one always smiling, and laughing..just like I've always done on here. emoticon emoticon See?

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SIMONEKP 11/20/2013 12:55PM

    May your grandmother spend the rest of her time in peace and surrounded by love.

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LYNNWANNABE 11/20/2013 11:28AM

    Eleni was a true White Hawk buddy back when I first heard of SP and joined my first team, I'm sorry for those of us who will truly miss her and for her family. My prayers are with her and all of her loved ones. emoticon

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NHES220 11/20/2013 11:25AM

    Brianna,
Thanks for the update and my prayers go out to you, your grandmother and your entire family. Tell your grandmother there are so many people here who have never met her in person, but care a great deal for her and are thinking of her. I'm glad that she is at peace and I wish her comfort. I hope Bill is well and that the rest of the family is doing as well as they can. Take care Eleni - you fought the good fight and you deserve to rest now.
Noreen


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SMILINGEYES2 11/20/2013 11:04AM

    My heart is saddened. My thoughts and prayers for her and for the family. Someday in our heavenly home we shall meet. May the peace and comfort of God be with you all. Please give her a big hug for me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 11/20/2013 10:58AM

    Thank you Brianna. Please give your gran a big hug for us. emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 11/20/2013 10:11AM

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God be with you and the family during this sad time. Your grandmother is a very dear person and God must certainly must need a special angel at this time to be in his choir. HUGS to each and every one of you!!!

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RURAL3 11/20/2013 9:34AM

    I do not know of another person that I could love more that I haven't met. I am sure more than some I have met LOL. You have brightened our days. We have laughed and cried together. You are family. I pray God's peace be upon you. I will always remember your smiling face.
In this life we face trials and tribulations and challenges of all kinds. After this, we dance with the angels and walk on streets of gold. You will truly be missed on earth but we need to remember that you will have no more pain and tears or struggles.
Peace be with you.

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JOANNS4 11/20/2013 8:01AM

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HARMONYAGAIN 11/20/2013 7:03AM

    Eleni, you have touched so many of us with your warmth, love, and support.
Many here consider you as a friend and family.
We will miss your beautiful spirit and humor.

We are sending our love and prayers.


Thank you for the update Brianna.

Lori

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NEWSTART127 11/20/2013 1:31AM

    I simply don't know what I could say that hasn't already been said. Eleni, you've always been a shining light. I can't begin to say how many of your posts and blogs that have made me laugh so hard that I've had to read them to my mom so that she could laugh, too. Eleni, you've fought long and hard, and have overcome so many challenges - all while giving so much support to your family and friends. I don't want to even think about saying good-bye, because I know that you'll be looking down on all of us, making sure that we keep doing our best.
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POPSY190 11/19/2013 11:51PM

    Thank you for taking the trouble to let us know.

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MICKEY341 11/19/2013 11:35PM

    Brianna, thanks so much for all you have done for your Grandmother! And we appreciate you letting us know her status. Please keep us posted. She is a very special person and is so well loved. All of you will be in my prayers.

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May God be with you all at this most difficult time.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/19/2013 11:15PM

  Dear Brianna.........
I have heard your Grandmother talk about you so much and I have seen pictures of you on her blogs for the past 3 years, so I feel like I know you. I know that she loves all of her grandchildren, but she seemed most tender over you. I am so glad to know that you are with her. I know that it will bring her comfort.
I saw your note about reading our comments to her tomorrow and I wanted to add to the one I wrote earlier today. Eleni, we have talked on the phone and we have written little notes to each other every day for almost 3 years. We never met in person, but, we didn't have to. We sought each other out when we were happy and when we were in need of a shoulder to cry on. We became true friends. Though I am very sad to be losing you, I feel selfish. You will finally be at peace and your heart won't hold you back. We will meet again and we will be friends forever. I want to Thank You for your unconditional love and support. I appreciate it more than you could ever know.
I will continue to pray for you and your family and I will continue to miss you. Whenever I look at my beautiful Orchid, I will think of you.
I wish you peace.
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TLG71567 11/19/2013 10:52PM

    It has been such a pleasure to get to know her. She was a talented artist and photographer, but most of all, she was a kind soul. She touched so many peoples' lives. I hope she knows how much she is loved. I hope that you all have an abundance of support during this difficult time. Prayers are going out to her and her family. emoticon

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WHITECAT19 11/19/2013 10:49PM

    Brianna, I am a newcomer, so your grandmother does not know me at all. But I am praying for her. I am also praying for you. I cared for my Dad for the last few months of his life. I clearly remember the day he went into hospice. When I could no longer care for him by myself, my siblings came to help for the last week. I hope you have help, too. You will never regret helping her and spending this time with her! emoticon (Yellow is symbolic of life everlasting, so here is a yellow rose to remind you.)

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NANALISA-4 11/19/2013 9:57PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family at this time. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 11/19/2013 8:42PM

    Thank you for letting us know. Please tell her we are all praying for her. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 11/19/2013 8:34PM

    I am so glad to be able to leave you another message.
You have inspired me so very much by sharing of yourself and your loved ones.
Today, I wrote a blog for you and although I could not be You, I am going to honor you and let people closer to me and share because of you.
You have been a blessing in my life and I am a better human being for it.
Thank you Brianna for helping your grandmother.

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DEE107 11/19/2013 8:32PM

    thank you for telling us please keep informed thank you

Praying for you sweetie

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SEAWILLOW 11/19/2013 8:09PM

    I am so glad to be able to leave you another message.
You have inspired me so very much by sharing of yourself and your loved ones.
Today, I wrote a blog for you and although I could not be You, I am going to honor you and let people closer to me and share because of you.
You have been a blessing in my life and I am a better human being for it.
Thank you Brianna for helping your grandmother.

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JACKIE542 11/19/2013 7:53PM

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MS.ELENI 11/19/2013 7:39PM

    I will read my grandmother all of your posts tomorrow when I see her again. She is in hospice now. Thank you for all the love and prayers. - Brianna

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MSROZZIE 11/19/2013 7:34PM

    You are in my prayers. God bless you! emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/19/2013 7:17PM

    Thanki you for letting us know. Give her a big hug from me and my wishes for an easy transition to the next place. emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 11/19/2013 6:59PM

    I just ran across you blog thur a fellow friend. May God be with you and your family. Those of faith never say good by but I will see you again in heaven,. There will be a meeting one day in Gods presence. We gonna give God the praise all the time. I am looking forward to this time. The former things will be a distance memory.

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ILOVEROSES 11/19/2013 6:52PM

    God bless you Eleni. emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 11/19/2013 6:18PM

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/19/2013 6:09PM

    emoticon She will be missed by all of us.

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ANNARUTH2 11/19/2013 5:57PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this! I pray for peace for her. emoticon

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COCACOLA2 11/19/2013 5:56PM

    Brianna give you grandmother and big hug and let her know that she is indeed loved. We are still praying for her and the family.

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Update on Ramp

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bill has been working so hard to get ramp done before this coming Thursday.
Here is progress so far. He is close to completing it.
beginning


Now

  
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KATIE233 11/22/2013 10:02PM

    Bill did a very good job to bad she didn,t get to use it. so sorry to the family.her friend from Lindsay Ontario Canada

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PICKIE98 11/19/2013 4:14PM

    Hmm, it is so lowkey it blends right in,, what a work of art and the railing around it is great!

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DICHTAS2 11/19/2013 1:36PM

  TO ALL OF ELENI'S FRIENDS
. SHE HAS BEEN MOVED TO A HOSPICE .HER KIDNEYS SHUT DOWN AND THE DR'S SAY SHE WILL NOT LIVE LONG..
THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR ME.. I RAISED HER AND SHE IS AS MUCH A CHILD TO ME AS MY OWN..JOANNE

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DEE107 11/18/2013 11:58PM

    Great Job Bill hugs

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GEORGE815 11/18/2013 5:34PM

    I have seen ramps at work. What a great discreet ramp. Good job Bill.

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MPARKER67 11/18/2013 10:40AM

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FLORIDASUN 11/18/2013 9:00AM

    Wowsa...tell Bill I think he is a MASTER craftsman! This ramp is SNAZZY and I love the fence...really finishes it off!

Gotta love that hubs of yours...he's a keep for sure! emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/17/2013 6:04PM

  Hi Eleni...........
Bill is the emoticon
But, then, you already know that..........

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JOANNS4 11/17/2013 5:39PM

    It looks great! I do like the fencing!


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RURAL3 11/17/2013 1:26PM

    What an amazing man Bill is. God has blessed you with him. emoticon

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ANNETTE117 11/16/2013 11:37PM

    Bill did an awesome job on the ramp. Hope you are feeling much better.

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SMILINGEYES2 11/16/2013 11:35PM

    What a great act of love--better than jewelry as he invested time and skill as well as materials to make this happen like the knight on a quest. You are loved.

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HARMONYAGAIN 11/16/2013 10:57PM

    That is excellent!
What a wonderful fella

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ROMANTILLY 11/16/2013 10:27PM

    He did a fantastic job. What a great hubby to have around - so helpful and handy. You are very lucky. "Welcome Home" to you!!!!!

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MICKEY341 11/16/2013 10:26PM

    Good job, Bill! So thankful and appreciative of everything you do!
I went to a big craft show today and I am tired!!! Hope you are having a good day and a better tomorrow!

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ARNETTELEE 11/16/2013 8:47PM

  Looks great!

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FEISTYMAMA 11/16/2013 8:46PM

    Bill did a great job!!! I love the fence!

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New Update

Friday, November 15, 2013

Day starting out great. Got my first full bath in shower. Getting stronger every day. Man coming Sat to check house out for wheelchair. That way it will be done when approval comes thru. Bill will enlarge bedroom door today and ramp in front is almost done.
I am drinking the amount of fluids I am allowed and have not touched a salt shaker. That has been the hardest. I put no extra salt on anything. That is a biggie and yes I am proud of myself.
Our daughters are bringing us cooked meals which is nice. Heather brought one of my favorites last night.It is a recipe I gave her that she uses a lot.Chicken with cream cheese on it and rolled up.Then just dump salsa on it and bake. We like yellow rice as the side. Can't get a correct calorie count but can come close.
Once I get wheelchair Bill and I will cook together when I want something a different way. He has come a long way as a cook.
I am doing great with tracking all calories and staying in my range. Did a lot of planning to have low cal snacks to take edge off hunger and over eating. One thing is thing bread sticks. I have them in baggies that I put 36 calories worth in. I don't eat whole bag. I munch on a bite now and then. Another thing I use are low fat eggo waffles. I put 2 cut into quarter pieces which are 18 each. These for middle of night when I sometimes am hungry.I also keep bag of grapes close by and count 5 cal per grape.These are kept in a drawer next to my chair.
I also have a place to keep calculator,calorie chart,small scale which is only 3x4 inches,sharp knife,Bag with measuring cups and spoons. Cups just for a visual for me.Everything I need to get calorie count for foods.

Still have a long road but it is slowly getting shorter. Keep the prayers going

  
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FLORIDASUN 11/18/2013 8:58AM

    Oh...I'm SO thankful and happy that you are recovering so nicely! I LOVE the idea that you have kicked salt to the curb. Maybe you might like some of the MS Dash which is a salt substitute and brings out the flavor in food with herbs. But check first with your doctor. I hope you are able to soon get back to your wheel chair exercises...just a tiny few to keep your blood circulating. I also hope that you can have some massages, maybe just Bill rubbing your back or arms or legs to move your lymph which keeps your blood clean.

It's soooo wonderful that you can blog a little bit here and there...I know the love of your sparkie family and your own is carrying you through and you will only get better and better.

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RURAL3 11/17/2013 1:30PM

    You are doing a great job with prep of everything. This is a big job. It is great you have all your family to help you. I will continue to pray for ALL of you. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 11/16/2013 7:01PM

    You're progress is amazing - I love your attitude.

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SMILINGEYES2 11/16/2013 3:51AM

    Wow. Your efforts to eat healthy are not only good for you but also for your family. Wrapping you and family in prayer. Hugs.

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MICKEY341 11/16/2013 1:07AM

    Glad you have had a good day and pray for a good night! A shower always makes things better! Sounds like you have everything under control! Can you have bananas? Cut them in slices and freeze, then put into portions size bags, very good snack!
Prayers going up for you for a good Sat.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/15/2013 10:21PM

    So happy to hear you had a good day!! Putting snacks in a Baggie pre-counted is a great idea! I should be doing more than that. It's so easy to eat 2+ servings when you take the whole box or bag of something.

Kudos to you for cutting salt. That is not easy, but it's something you have to do. Keep up the good work! Love ya!

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GLORYB2014 11/15/2013 7:51PM

    Prayers will always be coming, Eleni!
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LKWQUILTER 11/15/2013 6:43PM

    You are on the right track now and just emoticon emoticon

Continuing to emoticon and sending good vibes your way. emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/15/2013 6:16PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am so glad to read that you are getting stronger each day. You are also taking many proactive measures to ensure that your diet is as healthy as possible. It all helps!!!

Bill is also doing such a wonderful job of getting your home wheelchair-ready. And your kids are making wonderful meals............the fact that you are a great wife and mother is showing in the way they are caring for you now.

I am still praying...........Take care.
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ROSEHIP:-) 11/15/2013 3:05PM

    I'm glad your feeling better today. May God continue to strengthen you everyday.



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ALIALI2013 11/15/2013 2:22PM

    Hey...you know...if Bill had the wheelchair...all he'd have to do is ram it into the doorway a couple times and sooner or later...you know..it'd just have to give and he really wouldn't have to do much work from there, right? Or better yet..let you do it, that way you'd be getting your exercise and all in one full swoop...now that sounds like fun, because you'd be getting any frustrations out at the same time..see, everything works out for the best!

Oh great news on the not touching the salt shaker. *leans forward and looks at you* you've not touched the salt box either, have you? *G* Ok, just asking, no extra salt is great, I'm proud of you, too!!

*Whispers* you do know that's a sneaky way to get your daughters to cook for you, don't you...but it is a great idea...I'll have to remember that. *L* That chicken sounds delicious, especially with the rice on the side.

Good for you, being able to track the calories, if you want to track more.... *smiles and holds up my calorie counter tablet and points to it, then sets it down again.* It was worth a try, you know.

You sound like you're well organized, great job, and hey, the prayers aren't ever going to stop for you, Lady, never worry about that. You're such an encouragement, for everyone, I'm sure. Thank you for that!! emoticon emoticon emoticon (had to put that in there so you could practice using it on the wall *LOL*

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/15/2013 12:43PM

    So happy to see the improvement in your health. So proud of you keeping the salt shaker hidden away----we do have control you know we just have to be in charge of our brain!!
Glad Bill is helping with the cooking, and sounds like the house modification is coming right along.
Big Hugs and much Love sent your way.
Sandy

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KATIE233 11/15/2013 11:55AM

    Hi Eleni, glad you are doing well and improving. glad you are getting help with meals sometimes it sure helps out. did you receive my card? take care and keep going getting stronger but don,t push to hard all at once.BIG HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 11/15/2013 11:34AM

    Sounds like you have things under control. Good going! Hope you have a great day!

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