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Farewell to a friend--Pal Palsimon

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Goodbye to a friend. She will be missed here on OpEdNews. I hope her passing is painless and peaceful, and that she goes where Will Rogers wanted to go (where dogs go.

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Friends,

I just received the following email from Pal Palsimon.


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"Jerry I am closing my account with OpEd and many other organizations now. Very soon will close my eyes for last time. Thanks for being my friend. Love to you and yours PAL"

I'm sure there are others here on OEN who will miss her as much as I will. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver this week. This, after a long, hard time waiting for a doctor's appointment. She was told she needed to go to hospice.

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If you are a believer, please pray for her. RIP, Pal, my friend.

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I will miss her too.

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Oh this is such sad news. Fairwell to a lovely spirit who will be greatly missed.

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I did not communicate with Pal, but I enjoyed her essays and her comments very much. I saw her as both a scrapper and a giver.

God bless you, Pal. Easy passage. (and strength to your loved ones.)

I hope my 2 doggies greet you on the Rainbow Bridge.
With respect.

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Thank you for letting us know; I'm so sorry she got this diagnosis. I will miss her too; I loved all that she wrote. It sounds as though the medical establishment has failed her; how sad. Prayers being sent from an animist.

Will her writings and articles stay here on Op Ed news, i hope?

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I wish you a safe, sweet and magical journey, dear one, to infinite love and light. Surrounding you with love and hugs of comfort.

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And thank you Jerry, for letting us know, and for your touching tribute.

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Jerry,

Thank you for posting this. She was a special lady.

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Thanks to you all. At a time like this words seem to fail me. This song conveys my feelings better than anything I can say. click here

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Forwarded from Pal:

Jerry I saw your article and was very touched. I tried to reply to it, but I am now on inactive and it would not let me post. So, I ask you to post the following message from me on that article:

Oh Gee. Jerry I am weak but I still think this is a little premature and I feel bad. I am still wiggling.

But it is true, I can no longer do politics. I love all of you very much and will miss you terribly.

I learned from Sister Giant and was inspired to write this poem, which I give to you all for prayers at night:

Sweet Dreams by Pal Simon (palsimon)

Now it's time for a comfy night
When my toes wiggle down under in sheer delight

My skin is lovingly caressed by this silky sheet,
And my puppy is joyfully snuggled at my cheek.

I shall forget yesterdays joys and sorrows
And hope for great outcomes in my tomorrows.

So now, wisk me along the immediate highway
While I have my sweet dreams of a perfect new day



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Subject: Could not find a way to close my account Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2017 05:55:45 -0700 From: Palsimon To: lobdillj@att.net

Got message and looks like my effort to stop getting emails did not work; but I was glad to get your message. I don't know how much longer I have, but I am not well enough to keep up with all the emails or do any more political activity. This is a personal message and was glad to get it. I am in hospice now, but still trying to convince doctors I should have an operation to relieve me for another year or so. Working on it. Otherwise, I know my days a nearing an end. I hope you guys are doing okay. WE older folks have a great need to relay our experiences with how end of life is going, especially for people who are still thinking a lot..... and want to share. But I just can't any more. Regards, Pal

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Thank you.

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Thank you Jerry, and I think it is very special that OEN commemorates the death of a longtime member and great contributor.

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Thank you Jerry.

Pal found a wonderful home at OpEdNews and her slant on #politics was "tell it like it is" with the #truth always her top concern.

May the Good Lord bless her and grant her everlasting peace.

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God bless you Pal.

Your work here did indeed make a difference, and I will much miss your insights. God's love awaits you.

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Sad news, indeed.

Go with Goddess, bright lady. Be well.

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I will miss her thoughts here but we can still take in her lasting legacy and on going work which will continue here and here.

Pal Simon was formerly educated at University of West Florida in journalism, political science, economic theory and law with a BA in communications and political science. She has been an activist for social democracy for many years and supports peaceful revolution to overthrow capitalism.

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Thank you, Jerry, for the tribute and chance to acknowledge Pal's kind, clear and courageous spirit.

Rest in peace, my friend.

-JF

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