Passing of Granny / tributes and rememberances

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Post May 24th, 2016, 11:42 pm

Very sad news to report about our "Granny". I found the below Obit when doing searches. I periodically had been doing searches and found her address where she had moved from Chattanooga to Macon to be with her daughter. I sent a note to that Macon address in April hoping that she would see it or answer; I never heard back, but the note went through as it was not returned to me.

I found this Obit as posted below:

Ruth Ann Calahan, passed away on May 1, 2016. Born in Crossville, Tenn., Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Edna Carey. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Nelson Calahan, of Chattanooga; her daughter, Bridget Braley (Stan),of Macon, Ga.; grandsons, Spencer Braley (Catherine), of Macon, Ga., and Andrew Braley, of Macon, Ga.; and great-grandson, Beau Braley, of Macon, Ga. Register online at Harts Mortuary, Simply Harts has charge of arrangements.

Perhaps we can use this forum to remember her as she was a big part of our cam family.

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Post May 25th, 2016, 12:36 am

Hi Granny, :rose:

you know, I told you once wrote that I lack in such exceptional cases, the right words, but I will try.

I thank you for your friendship, to show your infinite patience with how
I can post things in "our" Forum. You showed me that you can learn "everything" if you really want it. is patiently. How many times I wanted to give up, but no, you have motivated me again and try again, and always told: "It seems no one when you practice." And you were right. I then ventured, pictures to posten.Vielen gratitude.

Dear Granny, wherever you are now, I'll never forget you. :( :cray:
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Post May 25th, 2016, 2:22 am

This is such saddening news to read.

Granny was a kind and very caring person, she thought a lot of everyone in this community and brought us a lot of laughs. Granny will forever be missed.

Granny held the largest share of all posts on this community. 39,295 which is actually 50.76% of the entire forums posts at this current time. Her favorite thing to do appeared to be taking screenshots of the cams and posting them, she must have watched them for hundreds, if not, thousands of hours. We have a huge amount to look back on and remember her by.

Rest in Peace Granny.
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Post May 25th, 2016, 3:20 am

Such sad news.

It was always a delight to discover Granny's screen shots and greetings cards to everyone.We have much to look back on and remember her by.

I wish peace and strength for her loved ones.

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Post May 25th, 2016, 9:27 am


Remembering "Granny" whose many posts, and enthusiasm for BYGC, made a lasting impression here.
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Post May 25th, 2016, 4:23 pm

We have lost yet another 'family' member, and like all family members, we grow to love them over the years.

Ruth was special. She was always around, not necessarily on chat all the time, but like a good friend, always there. Many of us had further friendships with her through emails and PMs. She loved photos and family. She was a very private person, but did occasionally talk about her grandchildren. Whenever we visited our grandkids she would say "take your camera and get lots of pics of Cooper and Fynn".

Her forte, of course, was her screenshots. I've been looking through (literally) thousands of her shots. Her captions were always delightful.

While the news of Ruth's passing is sad beyond words, I think we would all agree that it is good to have closure. There has been an air of uncertainty since 11th July, last year, when she last posted. She has joined our other late members in our memories, and I just know that Ruth, Kezza and Cross will be having a fine old chinwag.

I'll always miss you, Granny. :giveheart: :rose:

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Post May 25th, 2016, 4:42 pm

Wow!Words just can't express how I'm feeling.So I'm going to try to say what's in my heart.
Granny,when I first came on this site,you were so nice to me and always spoke.I loved chatting with you,it was so easy to talk to you,I felt that I knew you forever.
You always made up awesome birthday cards and all other cards.I was so surprised of the card you did up for me.It made my day.
I'm not sure what all was going on with you,but I know in my heart,you're not suffering anymore.Now you can see us all here on earth and be our guardian angel!!
I'm praying God is with your family every step of this journey they're enduring now,and your friends from all over as well.
Granny,I'll miss you but I know one things for sure......You'll never be forgotten ANYONE!!!!!!
Please know that you are still loved and respected and always will be!!!!
Love you Granny!!!!!!!
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Post May 26th, 2016, 1:25 am

Granny I know in my head you're much better now but my heart says I miss you so much. It's just not the same without your presence here at the BYGC. You always encouraged everybody to post and keep keep up the friendships we've all made here. Rest in Peace, Granny, You are missed and loved by so many people
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Post May 26th, 2016, 11:51 am

I will miss Granny so much and I know she is feeling no pain now. God has seen fit to take her to Him. Love you Granny.
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Post May 26th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Words to describe how I feel are better put here in this video.
I know here at BYGC we all have something special together as a family.
To loose someone here is a feeling we will never get get used to. :(

Love you all even though I find it hard to jump on daily to express that. :giveheart: Hope you find comfort in the following video xx

Kim Steedman :yahoo: