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To a Real Hero - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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To a Real Hero
Every summer the TS fandom throws itself into the Moonridge Auction with a generosity of spirit I've yet to see matched. People help in every way, from donating items, stretching their talents to include art and/or stories even when RL is wreaking havoc. Then there are the Moonies. The brave ladies who join me each year in putting the auction together. In a normal year, this includes "Posting Day" when we load all the "to be auctioned off" items at thefreeauction.com site. It's a laborious project, especially as we deal with our different time zones. And of course, these wonderful women send out copies of the hated 'announcements' and updates in order to cover every list/journal/blog possible.

But the Moonie I work the closest with each year is Susan, or Virginia Sky (as you may know her from her incredible artwork - and as cluesby4 on LJ). She's given hours and hours to the auction, serving as our webmistress. She creates new and beautiful splash pages each year, complete with imaginative backgrounds for every page - and all that with me looking over her cyber shoulder. And of course, once the donations start pouring in, she loads them to the site, keeps it updated throughout the auction, and afterward, updates the site with winners and totals. Susan has worked hard every year, even when teaching and caring for her elderly parents. She never broke stride or let the auction down. This last auction had to be the toughest yet as her mother's health was failing, but you'd never have known it as she delivered yet another beautiful website and kept it faithfully updated; a tribute to her courage, dedication and love.

Her mother passed away this month.

It would be great to be able to give Susan a real hug, to help out in any way possible, but several states separate us. So instead, I give her this small thank you for being the wizard behind the curtain; a great friend, and a beautiful soul.

thank you susan


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bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: September 28th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been thinking about her, and wondering how she was doing. I know how difficult it is, adjusting to life without the responsibility she carried for so long. My best wishes to her join yours.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: September 28th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's a lovely tribute Aly - big hugs from me too.

chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: September 28th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Adding my best wishes to yours, Aly.
math_magician From: math_magician Date: September 28th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's never been a more generous and loving person than Susan.
stargatesg1971 From: stargatesg1971 Date: September 29th, 2012 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Adding my best wishes to yours too.
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