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**Founders Day Special Event: A tribute to weaver

grammaboodawg
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Apr 26 2017, 11:28am

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On April 10, 2008, weaver first shared her idea: "I keep thinking we need an annual TORn Thanksgiving Day event. You know, the kind of thing where everyone could post the things about TORn and the Boards they really like, or which have made a difference to them."

The question was, where to start? As usual with TORn, we turn to each other. After the great reception of her initial query, weaver continued her inspired quest on June 20, 2008 as a birthday mathom in the form of a modest proposal. After many discussions and many suggestions of the DATE to select for our Anniversary, we ultimately chose the date when TheOneRing.net was officially registered by our Founders on April 26, 1999. It immediately grew into a special day not only to celebrate TORn, but to honour our Founders as well. weaver proceeded to organize and launch our very first Founders Day on TORn's 10th Anniversary / TORniversary on April 26, 2009.

Thanks to weaver, we have our very own holiday and a place to express how much TORn, means to us. Thanks to our Founders, our Admins, all those behind the scenes who keep this place going with the highest standards, and thanks for each other.

Then, on October 5, 2016 we received news about weaver that struck at our hearts. TORn member dernwyn shared the sad news... A beloved TORnsib has sailed West.



This year's 18th Anniversary and Founders Day is dedicated to our dearest friend and Founder of TORn's very special holiday. Thank you, weaver. You are sorely missed, Dear Friend.

*bows deeply*


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Greenwood Hobbit
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Apr 26 2017, 12:56pm

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A fitting memorial. *sniffs* [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Aunt Dora Baggins
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Apr 27 2017, 2:10am

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Thank, Gramma. [In reply to] Can't Post

Weaver was truly a TORn great, doing so much good in her quiet, unassuming way, often behind the scenes.

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Ettelewen
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Apr 27 2017, 3:01am

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To weaver *raises glass* [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks gramma, for (as always) a perfect post and fitting tribute. To weaver!


Modtheow
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Apr 27 2017, 6:22am

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to weaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

A Reading Room friend from long ago.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 27 2017, 5:08pm

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To Weaver!


dernwyn
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Apr 29 2017, 3:29am

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*raises mug* To weaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you, gramma. Never will I ever forget the bestowing of that "Tech Princess" T-shirt!

{{weaver}}


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Altaira
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Apr 29 2017, 8:58pm

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Modtheow! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a pleasure it is to see you! Hope you're doing well out there in RL, and can drop in more often. You're missed. Smile


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Altaira
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Apr 29 2017, 9:06pm

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Wonderful tribute, gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

It's so nice to read through the posts you linked to. Great memories of weaver and the time she spent with us.

Thanks for this. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Darkstone
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May 8 2017, 1:58pm

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A wonderful person. [In reply to] Can't Post

Her Reading Room posts, such as the ones about "seeming" in LOTR, were always illuminating.

She was a great and enthusiastic organizer of board activities.

She's the one who encouraged me to start leading discussions.

She gave my bonus questions some very intriguing answers.

She'd always notice if I hadn't posted in a while and send a worried e-mail.

She was a very nice Lady.

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Once Radagast dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Radagast. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Radagast. But he didn't know if he was Radagast who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Radagast. Between Radagast and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Aiwendil dreaming he's both Radagast *and* a moth!
-From Radagasti: The Moth Dream


grammaboodawg
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May 9 2017, 10:43am

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5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


One Ringer
Tol Eressea

Jul 20 2017, 3:28am

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Weaver was one of the few I felt remotely close to on these boards. I was sad when I heard of her passing. I remember the year I was the lead on organizing founders day. I didn't manage it perfectly but it was weaver who acted as my rock and kept things steady.

I really do miss her, and only wish I'd spent more words here with her.

Cheers, weaver.

"You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain."

 
 

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