Monday, March 1, 2010

Lynda Green 11/7/47- 2/24/10

Hello bloggers.  I am not completely sure how this works but I am Courtney, Lynda's daughter.  I logged on to her blog to write this post to inform any followers or readers that my Mom, Lynda, passed away very suddenly this past Wednesday.  We held lovely services in Alfred, Maine for her on Saturday, Feb. 27.  Her memories will live on and anyone is welcome to share any thoughts or memories or stories you may have had of her.  If anyone would like to make a donation in her name, we are asking to please donate a children's book to a public school or library in her name or you may donate to a local women's shelter.  She was a strong advocate for children and teaching children to read and when she was working in administration in the schools, would often pop into a classroom to ask if she could read a story.  She also was a strong believer in equality for women and women's rights.  I have asked her closest friend, Karen, another avid quilter who actually was the force behind Mom getting started, to please finish any of Mom's unfinished projects- especially the wall hanging she made for my grandmother's 85th birthday.  My mom was the most amazing person I have ever known.  She will be missed.
"They are not gone who live in the hearts they left behind." -Native American proverb
Thank you,
Courtney Green

45 comments:

  1. Courtney, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. I knew Lynda in a virtual way, since I never met her in person, but I could tell she was a wonderful, caring person. She left me encouraging comments when I started my blog and seemed to always see the bright side of life.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Molly

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  2. Oh, Courtney, I'm so sorry for your loss. I was just getting to know your mom through our blogging journey. The world has lost a very talented lady.

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  3. Oh Courtney, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful, giving person. I met her when she first started blogging. She was involved in my first fabric swap and then again in a signature swap. I will cherish the fabric she has sent me. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
    ~Karen~

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  4. I didn’t really know her, but I knew her well. Lynda was a generous caring person and I will miss her very much. Peace and prayers to her family at this difficult time.
    Marge Gordon
    Delaware Quilts

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  5. Courtney, my heartfelt sympathy is sent to you and your family. I've only recently found your Mom's blog when she posted the beautiful blue and white zig-zag quilt. May the Lord give you peace during these difficult days.

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  6. Sweet Courtney, please know that I am deeply saddened by this news. While only knowing your Mom through blogging she had a positive inpact on anyone she encountered. She was an amzing woman and will leave a black hole here in blogland. Sending prayers to you and your family, thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

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  7. Oh, I'm so sorry...I have enjoyed her blog and enjoyed having her participate in our Year of Schnibbles. She was always positive and kind. My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family.

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  8. My prayers are with you and your family. It is sweet of you to let your mom's blogger friends know what has happened.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God heal your broken hearts.

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  10. Dear Courtney and family, My sympathy to all of the family. Your family will be in my prayers. Your mother was a beautiful person.

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  11. Oh, Courtney...NO...I am so upset to hear about this. Your mom and I "clicked" online right away when we first met there. She read of my difficulty with my new sewing machine (and how my dealer had sort of cheated me out of a walking foot for it). Your mom had an extra one and sent it to me. I sent her some fabric as a "thank you". We joked back and forth once in awhile in emails. She got a kick out of my "bottomless Amish shopping bag" in November and did a post about HER Amish shopping bag in December. She also took me up on my photo challenge in January (around the end of the month) and posted a photo of you at that time jumping with a horse. I was one of the first to sign on as a follower of her blog and we had things in common as we both were retired educators. I am so very distressed to hear of this news. We had hoped one time to meet up in the Lancaster area if she was going down that way at a time when I could get there, too....and now I am sad that will never happen. Please know that you and the rest of her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. I didn't know your mother, but saw Karen's post this morning. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've browsed back thru her blog and she has done some wonderful quilts. She will be missed. Jennifer
    purpleheartorijennals.blogspot.com

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  13. Courtney I am so sad to hear that your beautiful Mom has passed away. I am praying for you and your family to achieve peace in time.
    Lynda was such a very sweet person. I will miss her and the blogging friendship that we had.
    God Bless, Melissa

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  14. So very sorry on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go your way as you get through this difficult time in your life.

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  15. I have been enjoying your mother's blog and especially her participation in a year of Schnibbles quilts. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Treasure her quilt and your memories of her always and know that she is missed by her fellow bloggers too.

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  16. So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing, she will be sadly missed by all of us. Sharon.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  18. Oh my gosh....I am sooo sorry. Prayers are said for you and her. HUGS

    Debbie
    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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  19. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have followed and enjoyed her blog.

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  20. Very sorry. I too enjoyed her blog and getting to know her.

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  21. Courtney,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care ~Natalie

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  22. My condolences Courtney to you and your family.

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of you mother. I lost my father on Fathers day 2008 so I feel your pain. I jsut keep reminding myself that hes in Heaven and looking over me and my family as I know your Mother is also in Heaven looking after sll her loved ones. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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  25. So sad. My prayers are with you. I am just speechless.

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  26. Courtney..I did not know your mother but your loss is felt in a very sad way. My heart is heavy for your loss and I hope through Karens finishes your memories will last forever. with Sympathy...

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  27. Losing one's mother is a day most people dread, I know I will. What a shocking, sudden loss, so very sad. Know that even to those of us who only popped in occasionally to see what your mom was up to, she was a friendly warm person and will be missed.

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  28. Courtney, I am so sorry. Your mother was a delightful woman. She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs, many hugs.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  29. How sad this news is. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I'm so glad your mother shared what she did through her blogging.

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  30. Courtney, thank you for letting us know about your mum. I'm sure I'm not alone when I send my condolences to you and your family. Hugs Naomi from Australia

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  31. SO sorry for your loss! I wasn't fortunate to know your Mom but she sounds like a truly beautiful person!

    Hugs!

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  32. This is such sad news. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. I heard the news at her friend Karens blog this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugs!

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  33. Courtney----I didn't know your mother, but she sounds like an amazing woman that raised a very loving daughter. My prayers are with you and the family.BettyLou

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  34. I am so sorry to hear about your mom......

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  35. My condolences. So sad for you all and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

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  36. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom will be missed by a great many fellow quilters.

    Anita aka Granny Patches

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  37. Courtney I am sorry for your families loss of a most wonderful woman and educator. I didn't know your mom but you should be proud of your mom and yourself.
    Hugs Always
    Terri

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  38. Oh goodness, where to begin. even though I wasn't a regular follower of her blog, I dropped in every so often because she was from Maine and I have connections there.
    How sad for you, my condolensces.

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  39. I am so sorry to hear of Lynda's passing over. I was just feeling like I was getting to know her; here in blogland. I can imagine what a wonderful person she was in your life, I'm sure you were blessed to have her, and I'm sure you were a blessing to her as well.

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  40. I found this site through Sinta's blog...and I'm so sad! Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

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  41. I am sorry for the loss of your mother, Courtney. She must have been a wonderful woman! Thinking of you.

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  42. Deepest sympathy for your loss!

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  43. I'm not sure if you will get this or not, but I wanted you to know that I still miss your Mother. She was a very special lady.
    Marge

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