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Thursday, October 22, 2020

I just took the blog down titled "Yung No MO"----
Apparently it upset people---
I am so sorry--
I never ever meant it to be that way---
It was not meant to upset anyone -----I am part of a Chinese Family so it wasn't meant to be a "slight " to anyone--I do feel very bad!---
I shall miss yu all a lot--- I shall not be writing anymore--
I enjoy "Spark" so much--- but I really am sorry!
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    Okay...NOW I see why I stopped getting notifications for your blog. I am very glad you've clearly decided to stay with us and give us your daily point of view. I am so seriously sick of people looking for something to get their panties all bunched up over. There are enough REAL problems in the world without looking for things to be offended about.

    Hang in there, Lynda. We like you just the way you are!
    24 days ago
  • MSMARTI1958
    WHATTTT???? I like ALL your blogs, why in the world would anyone take offense? I’m a lurker only but I always start my morning with your blogs, I am addicted. DON’T stop blogging because of some idiot.

    25 days ago
  • no profile photo TROSSIE31
    Please keep blogging, Lynda. I really enjoy reading your posts and would miss them very much.
    Shame on the person/people who upset you. We certainly live in strange times!

    25 days ago
    People are much too sensitive these days. Please don't let that stop you from blogging. I love your daily updates!
    26 days ago
    Please, don’t go!!
    These things happen here and there. I did not read the BLOG but I intuitively know = you are a good person. We can’t please everyone, this is so. HUGS You give much too much to be gone and you obviously have fun BLOGGGING. It’s wonderful. Just stay. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    27 days ago
    I loved it!
    27 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    No, please never stop blogging... you keep us sane! Don’t let the few who don’t really know you ruin the day for those of us who do know you!
    Please, please, keep Sparking every day! Be blessed by all of us who appreciate you so much. emoticon
    28 days ago
    I just liked your blog as a sign of support. I look forward to your blogs and I'm sorry if people got super sensitive about it. Don't stop blogging.
    28 days ago
    I just now read this, and my heart stopped!!!! emoticon All I can say is I am so happy you decided not to leave us!!!! emoticon Praise the Lord!!! emoticon
    28 days ago
    emoticon you are much too old to let a person get under your skin

    BLOG away Linda!! Have you ever looked at your followers?

    Hugs my Friend
    28 days ago
    oh my gosh I am so sorry that some one got upset please blog every day
    28 days ago
    I couldn't get my Spark to work yesterday and somehow I missed the response to your cute blog. Then this morning I couldn't find anything from you, so I started checking it out and found this - you left, but thank goodness, you came back! You are so loved and I look forward to finding you here each day. If someone doesn't like what you write, they don't have to read it, but apparently you have a loyal following that does like what you write! Thank you for soldiering on (is that spelled right? I guess you know what I mean!)
    29 days ago
    You are my daily boost. Please don't stop.
    29 days ago
    I thought it was cute - glad you will blog some more.
    29 days ago
    I am so happy you decided to reconsider your decision to stop blogging. I would miss you so much if you hadn't. All your followers on Spark love you and look forward to your blogs every day. Thank you for deciding to continue on. I would miss you, Himself, the dogs and Sushi. Keep on keeping on.
    29 days ago
  • TIGGER2908
    I'm so sorry people got offended. Our culture has become so oversensitive lately, hasn't it?
    I, for one, thought it was funny, especially considering that you are part of a cross-cultural family. Don't stress about it. We all love you anyway.

    29 days ago
    It's a sad day when YOU of all people have to take down a blog! One bad apple shouldn't ruin the bunch. You are one of the most witty and fun people I know. I always get on here first thing and look up your blogs. As a matter of fact, today I had to use the search to find you! I do hope you will continue your blogs.


    29 days ago
    Oh no I missed what happened, I am glad to see you are back emoticon
    29 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    Sorry to hear someone was offended. Please write again when you feel comfortable.
    29 days ago
    I am so sorry this happened. I hope you will continue to blog.
    29 days ago
  • KIMBER2245
    I missed that blog. So sorry you got such backlash. I've been searching for your blogs for two days. Please don't stop blogging. I look forward to them all.
    29 days ago
    Please know that you are missed and that you should come back. Please!
    29 days ago
    I miss your blog. I always look forward to your posts. You are one of the brightest sparks on this site. Whenever I want to give up on my journey I pull up your blog. I love to see where your son is flying off to. I love hearing about the Germans(dogs) and the many adventures of your family. Thank you so much for sparking over the years. I do hope you post again. You are a treasure.
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo NANPAT1
    I was heartbroken when I didn't see your blog on my page. It is the first thing I read and starts my day off with a smile. It is impossible to tell you what your stories and narratives mean to me. It is an escape from having to stay at home all the time. Please do not let one blog post stop you from writing your journal. So many people will miss it. Me included. emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
    Love you, your family, your pets, and your blog. You've never posted anything I found offensive - truthful and funny, yes, offensive, no. Your blog is one of my favorite parts of SP. I hope you continue for a long, long time on here. emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    Come back!
    30 days ago
    I don't know how I missed this blog. I thought Young No Mo was cute. I say if people don't like your blog.
    Don't read it. I love reading about you and your family. Please don't stop! emoticon
    30 days ago
    After missing your blog for 2 days, I went searching for you. Tho' this is the first time commenting, I have been reading your blogs for a few years now, and it is a big part of my Sparkpeople experience. I am so sad that people get offended over the least little thing. These belittling ones should not make the decision for everyone who loves your witty, down-to-earth posting of everyday life. I'm praying for you today, that you will be comforted from the hurt you must feel. And I hope you will reconsider and keep writing for those of us who love you! -Carolyn in Indy-
    30 days ago
    Some people are simply mean because they have no joy in their life! Phooey on the naysayer(s). Keep on blogging, Lynda! We need your humor during our dark COVID winter.
    30 days ago
    As many others on here, I too have never written a comment to anyone nor have I ever read so many blogs from one person. Knowing how people become offended over every little thing, I had a feeling that someone would make an issue out of your blog. I am always on heightened alert of what to say and how to say it because I have been an elementary teacher for 21 years. Being in the education field is tough because one is scrutinized for whatever comes out of the mouth. I feel as though I walk on eggshells every day, especially with parents listening to me while I teach virtually. My family knows you as the "lady from Canada", and considering my 16 year old is obsessed with Canada, she will be heartbroken as well. With all the stressors that I am going through right now, you were my Zen in the morning, before I faced the real world for the day. As soon as you rescued Sushi, I was hooked, as I have given(and still am) many cats a loving home. It takes awhile to get over the way someone has portrayed you to be a bad person over something in which you had no bad intentions to begin with. You will sit and replay this ugly moment over and over in your head, but will eventually miss this therapeutic blogging that you do, and we will miss our therapeutic reading that we do. Looking forward to reading about your life again...
    30 days ago
    Your blogs make many people happy and should continue. In this day and age, it's almost impossible to make everyone happy. Some people have gotten to be so senitive and are offended by everything. What has this world come to? Please continue your writing and sharing your life with us. Your blogs are the first thing I go to when getting on Spark.
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    Trust me, you have more Friends here than not. People are sensitive to different things and in this day of always being aware of them, well it is Impossible!! Each day I read your blog and it gives me SUCH JOY, I look forward to having my coffee with you daily. Please do take care of yourself first and foremost. I hope this too will pass and feel terrible for you if anyone has hurt your feelings, which I fear they have done.
    30 days ago
    Please Lynda don't stop writing - your blogs are wonderful!!! emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
    Lynda, Please don't stop posting. My husband is also young no more and I love sharing your experiences. They remind me that my life is not so different, no matter how unique my experience is. You've taught me something about blogging too.

    Please stay with us. emoticon
    30 days ago
    Lynda. PLEASE ,keep telling us about things in your part of Ontario. I was shocked when I saw something on "Over Seventy Spark pages that you had stopped your blog. I loves seeing the lake and the kids emoticon emoticon emoticon Maureen
    30 days ago
  • JILLIAN0216
    I was very sad to see your blog missing. As some others said, don't stop writing just because a few were offended. If you feel that no longer writing is best for you, it is understandable. emoticon
    30 days ago
    Just because some people can't take a joke does not mean you should disappear! Most of us love your stories and blogs. Please don't take my daily chuckle away! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
  • SASD03
    Please come back. We all miss you dearly. I've never written to anyone on here. I look forward to your blogs. I feel like I know you and your family. We want to hear about the dreadmill, the Germans, sushi, and where your son is getting off too. If Himself wearing his ears today or did you hoof it up to the road and back. The queen won't be able to find you if you aren't blogging. You see, there are many of us that enjoy what you have to say. What happened to the day when we could say what we wanted and not offend everyone. Those were the good old days. Please please reconsider and continue. emoticon
    30 days ago
  • SASD03
    Ease come back. We all miss you dearly. I've never written to anyone on here. I look forward to your blogs. I feel like I know you and your family. We want to hear about the dreadmill, the Germans, sushi, and where your son is getting off too. If Himself wearing his ears today or did you hoof it up to the road and back. The queen won't be able to find you if you aren't blogging. You see, there are many of us that enjoy what you have to say. What happened to the day when we could say what we wanted and not offend everyone. Those were the good old days. Please please reconsider and continue. emoticon
    30 days ago

    I was so busy yesterday, I did not look at any of my usual blogs. Now I am sick at heart, and my stomach is tied in knots.

    If someone complained about that innocent blog, shame on them! If the leadership of Spark has done this to you, they have disgraced themselves!

    Please come back!

    Love, Kathleen

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    30 days ago
  • no profile photo MAROGERS1
    I can't imagine not having the opportunity to read your blog and share in your life. I've never commented before and have only just found your blog, but I must share how much I look forward to checking in on you each day. This is such a hard time for so many of us and you probably have no idea how many smiles or how much support you have provided. Along with your many other fans I hope you will reconsider. Thank you for sharing your spirit and your corner of the world with us. I feel like I'm saying good-bye to a dear friend.
    30 days ago
    Oh dearest Lynda, I was concerned when I finally got to my emails not to see one from you so I had to search out to see why. Figuring I had done something wrong. And I came across this blog post.

    YOU CAN'T QUIT!! As you see when you read all the comments YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO US!!! You make our days. Life without your blog will BE HORRIBLE!!!

    I read the blog and I have no idea what the heck someone could make an offensive comment about the blog. All I can say is I apologize for their rudeness. And if it was SP management then I am going to have to re-think about using this web site.

    I hope and PRAY that you will come back and blog.... I can't imagine my life without your daily stories about life with Himself, the dogs, Sushi, and what is going on in your neck of the woods.

    PLEASE COME BACK!!! I miss and love you

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    30 days ago
    Hi Lynda,

    Just here to support humour in general and your right to express your humour specifically. At this point you must see the difference between a few people with one opinion and an awfully lot of people with another opinion--the latter supporting you.

    I have a high regard for humourists, comedians, and the like. I do cartoons, one liners, funny cards and posts on Facebook with my own drawings. I don't expect them all to hit a home run. It's thrilling when it happens. It makes me feel, a little bit, like I'm in that league.

    Sharing your humour can be such a personal thing. It's really sticking your neck out. But isn't all forms of sharing of opinions like that? Sometimes we're on the opposite end of things: a few people "get us" and many do not. Sounds like life, doesn't it?

    We fight for freedom of speech and then find ourselves called to stick up for some whose opinions we strongly disagree with. Again: life!

    I hope you will be able to ride over this. My strange slant on things is often: Well, if everybody agrees with me, I'd better check to see what I said. (My funny....groan).

    30 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2020 7:31:09 PM
    I am so so sorry that some one who didn't know would complain about you funny blog they did know you at all you an emoticon person . You blog was the first place i went when i turned the computer on each morning and had my tea. it was fun hearing about your day and family . i thought and thought how to write this note did not want to up set any one . we need humor in our sad world right with so many wanting to cancel anything they do not personal like instead of just moving on. I am praying that at some point you will came back and share about you and Himself your fur kids and human ones. and help us make it though the pandemic and we an enjoy seeing you in you clown mask.
    I am not as gifted at writing as so many have been . but i can see how loved you are don't let a few unhappy .... make the rest of us suffer they will soon leave spark any way because we are happy little group emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
    I, as well as 100's others, am shocked that you have been criticized for your blog which by the way I missed. In my opinion, and I am entitled to my opinion, this world has truly gone way over the edge. It truly annoys me that so many are taking offense of so many things. Where and when is it going to end. Can't remember where it started but if memory serves (But mostly memory takes a hike) the first of the craziness started with gender. All of a sudden, after centuries, the feminine had to be taken into consideration no more gentlemen but now gentlepersons, numerous sports teams have had to change their names because someone was offended and on and on it went and continues to go. Why is the skin so thin now I wonder. Many jokes have been made of my nationality and many people try to imitate the broken English spoken by my kinfolk. Never once have I been offended and for sure didn't make a big scene about it. Many thoughts are tumbling through my head but I don't dare put them here............

    Lynda, please don't let "that" person or persons bully you into not blogging. Your blogs are so loved by so many folks as has been attested to here that it would truly be a shame for you to quit honouring us with your charm and wit, not to mention the knowledge you share with us. It hurts to be misunderstood and to be criticized, rise above it and continue being Lynda we all love. I will be waiting for your return, please don't take to long.
    30 days ago
  • KURTZIE1998
    I am so sorry, sometimes their are people who just don't understand or think they are some PC police without any knowledge of the person. Hugs Don't stop writing, you always do such a great job .
    30 days ago
    I am stunned! As many others have said Please reconsider! Your blog is about you and your life! If someone finds it offensive suggest they not read yours.
    30 days ago
  • DOTZ1111
    Lynda, just look at all the support here for you. Be yourself girl. You are witty, funny and can make me laugh with just a few words on a short post as well as your blogs. Don't let someone stop you from being you. There are some in this world who seem to make a full time job out of being offended but as you can plainly see here, most of us are not like that.

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    30 days ago
    I seldom comment on any blogs but let me join the chorus of those asking that you continue to blog. Your blogs are so much fun to read. I enjoyed the blog in question but admit I wondered if in this PC time some would take the title badly. No one would have said anything about it when I was young. Maybe those that did object don't know much about you and didn't realize that you have a Chinese family.

    Please know that so many of us love you and thoroughly enjoy reading your stories about everything happening in the great North. emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
    Let the Offended people go, not you! They can blog elsewhere, where the sun don’t shine!
    30 days ago
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