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Re: Good Builder

It was me who deleted the post which was advertising building services. I realised that it left the post by Cooperlola looking as though it was recent, but I just could not bring myself to delete that too. With hindsight I should have posted on the thread myself. I am sorry if you found it upsetting.

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Re: Good Builder

Those that remember dear Coops with fondness may like to know that Ian is still living in France and has now remarried.( an English lady I believe they both knew from long ago ) He has had a couple of health problems over the years but currently seems to be fine.
Sadly Coops old horse Valerian passed away last month but she had made a very good age, due largely to Ian's tender care....he sometimes posts on FB
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Re: Good Builder

Bonjour mods

I wanted to report the post but, for some reason, there was no report button.  I thought of replying to the effect that self-advertising was against forum rules.  However, I didn't want to post to encourage the poster by saying anything to him.

I have had Coops very much in mind just recently for various reason and it felt very strange to see her name.............

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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Re: Good Builder

Hoddy, I can understand that.

Russethouse, thanks for news of Ian, good to hear that he's OK, maybe creaking like many of us. Valerian did extremely well, as you say, no doubt due to his care.

I still have happy memories of Coops' Itchy feet tour, great fun.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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Re: Good Builder

Five years ago today that Coops passed away..so missed.

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Is it 5 years already, RH?

I now remember the day and how horrified I felt although we did know it was only a matter of time.

I think of her now and then, the things she said, the laughs we had.  Most of all, I remember her spirit especially in recent months when I too have been treated for cancer.  Little things come back, inconsequential in themselves but now meaningful to me.............I remember her telling us about her wig and now I have chosen one, razor-cut and "rock chick", as Coops said hers wasBig Smile [:D]

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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Re: Good Builder

5 years? Seems so much shorter.

An excellent piece of advice to follow, Mint; I hope it looks great.

Yes, we knew that she hadn't long but it was a huge shock. I think so many of us had been helped by her, had been given information by her and had been impressed by the efforts she had put in to improve things for so many people.

She was a huge example to us all - that one small person could strive to overcome so much.

She was a great storyteller too.

I also think of her from time to time, and receive a jolt when searching for something here on the forum or when some business resurrects an old thread - and there she is commenting or giving advice again.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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