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#315605 - 09/18/19 11:17 PM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Cokie Roberts
December 27, 1943 – September 17, 2019



Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died today. frown
Cokie Roberts was a great journalist!
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#315833 - 09/25/19 05:53 AM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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My sister died on Sunday, from a very rare, extremely aggressive form of ovarian cancer. One month from first symptom to final breath. She had a difficult childhood, but made the best of it: Math degree, taught elementary school and later Middle School math. Programmer at the Navy Electronics Lab. Married an upstanding Naval Officer, and had two children.

One of her elementary school students was inspired by her so much, he named a character in his Disney show Recess, after her. That character is the only nice, sane teacher at the elementary school.

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#315834 - 09/25/19 06:28 AM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My sister died on Sunday, from a very rare, extremely aggressive form of ovarian cancer. One month from first symptom to final breath. She had a difficult childhood, but made the best of it: Math degree, taught elementary school and later Middle School math. Programmer at the Navy Electronics Lab. Married an upstanding Naval Officer, and had two children.

One of her elementary school students was inspired by her so much, he named a character in his Disney show Recess, after her. That character is the only nice, sane teacher at the elementary school.

Sorry to read about your loss, P_I_A. frown
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#315836 - 09/25/19 11:24 AM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My sister died on Sunday, from a very rare, extremely aggressive form of ovarian cancer. One month from first symptom to final breath. She had a difficult childhood, but made the best of it: Math degree, taught elementary school and later Middle School math. Programmer at the Navy Electronics Lab. Married an upstanding Naval Officer, and had two children.

One of her elementary school students was inspired by her so much, he named a character in his Disney show Recess, after her. That character is the only nice, sane teacher at the elementary school.


He named a character...you're saying one of her students went on to be a mover and shaker at Disney. Tell us the name of the character and from now on, when we think of that character, we will think of your dear sister.

Is this her character?

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Miss Grotke (voiced by Allyce Beasley) is the 4th grade teacher of the main cast. She is known for her mild manner, yet eccentric personality, basically being that of a hippie, including her vocabulary. She is well loved by her students, especially for her tendency to stick up for their rights and encourages them to express themselves. Her dialogue establishes her as an advocate for the environment and race/gender rights. She also moonlights as a magician.



I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
One month, that is astoundingly cruel.
Our prayers of support to you and her husband and family.
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#316052 - 09/28/19 06:52 PM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Yes, that is the character. He wasn't a Disney employee and it wasn't a Disney produced show, but it was carried on the Disney channels. My sister was a little disturbed that he made her Black, but it fit the character's personality better.

>One month, that is astoundingly cruel.

At least it was fast. Most cancer deaths take a very long time. Thank you for your thoughts.

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#316330 - 10/06/19 08:00 PM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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The music world is mourning the passing of eighty year-old Ginger Baker, who helped revolutionize the role of percussion in rock decades ago as the heart of the rock supergroup "Cream", featuring Ginger, bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton.

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#316407 - 10/07/19 11:08 PM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My sister died on Sunday, from a very rare, extremely aggressive form of ovarian cancer. One month from first symptom to final breath. She had a difficult childhood, but made the best of it: Math degree, taught elementary school and later Middle School math. Programmer at the Navy Electronics Lab. Married an upstanding Naval Officer, and had two children.

One of her elementary school students was inspired by her so much, he named a character in his Disney show Recess, after her. That character is the only nice, sane teacher at the elementary school.
Your sister is not gone, she will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
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#316422 - 10/08/19 06:38 AM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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she will live on in the hearts of all who knew her


Yes, she had quite a memorial service. I had no idea so many people knew and appreciated her. I worry about her husband. Both of his daughters live far away and have started their own families. The one in the Bay Area has been coming down here on weekends. Hopefully, he will spend time with each of them on a regular basis.

Last Friday, we went with John to see her get cremated. Seems a little ghoulish to keep the body around for that long. I guess I prefer the Jewish idea of having everything done within three days.

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#316594 - 10/12/19 04:51 AM Re: The Departed - 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Robert Forster, an Academy nominated actor with over a hundred films to his credit, died at 78.
His latest accomplishment was a role in the Breaking Bad movie El Camino.
His Oscar nom came from a universally acclaimed role as bail bondsman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s "Jackie Brown".

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