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Title: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: YoungBlood on February 16, 2010, 05:05:45 PM

It is with great sadness, that I received news that one of our favorite female posters, Original Sin, has passed away in mid-January. She was feeling ill and passed on the table during the procedure.She went quietly and felt no pain.

I did not know Original Sin that well, never having met her in person. We traded PM's for the most part, and she always had a great personality. I will miss having her here and I'm sure others will feel the same way.

R.I.P OS.  :'(



Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Butterbean on February 16, 2010, 05:08:15 PM
Rest in Peace Racq.  

She was smart, beautiful and hilarious.  She will be missed.  :'(




*This thread will be strictly moderated.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: ToxicAvenger on February 16, 2010, 05:51:52 PM
WHAT???? what happened???

....i dont know what to say


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: brooklynbruiser on February 16, 2010, 05:58:10 PM
I didn't know her, but any loss in the GB is a shared loss.

My condolences to her loved ones. RIP.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: newmom on February 16, 2010, 06:13:07 PM
what the hell...im at a loss for words


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: drkaje on February 16, 2010, 06:27:43 PM
Fuck.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: chaos on February 16, 2010, 07:01:28 PM
Holy shit, we traded some barbs, PMs and general mayhem with each other, she was always cool and up for it.


PIP.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: triceptor on February 16, 2010, 07:06:42 PM
wow. this makes me very sad to hear. does anyone know any other details?


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: tonymctones on February 16, 2010, 07:17:54 PM
Very sad, my prayers are with her and her family

I never really got to know her as a poster but she always seemed like a fun upbeat person she was getbig family and will be missed


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Princess L on February 16, 2010, 07:23:06 PM
This is terrible news  :'(

She will be missed.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: powerpack on February 16, 2010, 09:05:46 PM
She told me she was scared about having the procedure, that was the last I heard from her.
RIP to a nice lady.
My condolences to her family


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: chaos on February 16, 2010, 09:33:55 PM
She told me she was scared about having the procedure, that was the last I heard from her.
RIP to a nice lady.
My condolences to her family
What procedure?

Hadn't talked to her in awhile, I didn't know she was having issues.

PM if you want.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: JediKnight on February 16, 2010, 09:37:10 PM
Wow how sad, she was such a nice person. She looked to be in great shape. What awful news.  :'( RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Playboy on February 17, 2010, 05:47:29 AM
Wow....

I don't even know what to say. What happened? I remember reading a post where she said she wasn't well. What was wrong with her?


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Laura Lee on February 17, 2010, 06:10:58 AM
Ummm, how do we know this?  Who knew Raquel personally?  I am definitely saddened by this news.   :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Butterbean on February 17, 2010, 06:14:46 AM
Ummm, how do we know this?  Who knew Raquel personally?  I am definitely saddened by this news.   :'(

She had been PMing w/Youngblood and me prior to surgery.  We have been PMing her since w/no response.  Youngblood had her email and recently emailed her and her brother emailed him back telling him the tragic news. :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: newmom on February 17, 2010, 06:19:50 AM
truely sad indeed..


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Laura Lee on February 17, 2010, 06:28:53 AM
 :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: michael arvilla on February 17, 2010, 06:33:18 AM
WTF!
life is farrr too precious and short!
RIP  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: CalvinH on February 17, 2010, 07:11:49 AM
Ahhh,man,bummer... :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: michael arvilla on February 17, 2010, 07:48:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1IowUGTHDk


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: yng466 on February 17, 2010, 08:05:34 AM
Wow,she was only 28. Does anyone have a photo of her? It would be nice for us to see and remember who she was and to honor her memory. :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Laura Lee on February 17, 2010, 08:28:38 AM
Wow,she was only 28. Does anyone have a photo of her? It would be nice for us to see and remember who she was and to honor her memory. :'(
I used to have a photo (she sent it to to me a long long time ago).  She was a very pretty girl with a kick ass body. 

I'm really having trouble swallowing this.  We all plug away on the computer, most of us forgetting there is actually another human being plugging away on the other end as well. 

Raquel........you will be sadly missed here.   :-[


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: CalvinH on February 17, 2010, 09:41:45 AM
Does anyone know what happened ???.....28 is way to fn young.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: yng466 on February 17, 2010, 09:59:50 AM
I remember when Jazzmon passed,she died of complications from a breast augmentation procedure in Ft. Lauderdale. We were gonna meet to go out,and then I heard about it :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Playboy on February 17, 2010, 10:34:21 AM
This is crazy. I can't believe she's gone. She was posting here regularly for a while.  :-\


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: yng466 on February 17, 2010, 11:12:23 AM
I don't know how to post a youtube video.There's a song on it I found so profoundly beautiful I thought it would do good to share this with you all. It's "Ocean Gypsy" by Blackmore's Night.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JysW6eI5_TU


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Princess L on February 17, 2010, 01:28:32 PM



I read a quote somewhere and I can't remember who's it was but it's what I base my life on today.

"Live everyday like it will be your last, but plan for tomorrow"

adding "No regrets" never hurts  
;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Laura Lee on February 17, 2010, 01:36:50 PM

:'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: YoungBlood on February 17, 2010, 05:19:15 PM
Does anyone know what happened ???.....28 is way to fn young.

There's not too much more to say. She was having a medical procedure done and as much information as I have (I was never told, and if I was, it's wrong to pass it along here), she passed on during the surgery.

That's about all anyone knows, and if there are people out that know more, they haven't stepped up to the plate. Nor should they.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Migs on February 17, 2010, 07:54:06 PM
There's not too much more to say. She was having a medical procedure done and as much information as I have (I was never told, and if I was, it's wrong to pass it along here), she passed on during the surgery.

That's about all anyone knows, and if there are people out that know more, they haven't stepped up to the plate. Nor should they.

let's just leave it having complications.  I always liked her and thought she was great.  She sent me a book when I was beating myself up about my break up.  It's a sad sad time.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: chaos on February 17, 2010, 08:51:51 PM
There's not too much more to say. She was having a medical procedure done and as much information as I have (I was never told, and if I was, it's wrong to pass it along here), she passed on during the surgery.

That's about all anyone knows, and if there are people out that know more, they haven't stepped up to the plate. Nor should they.
Makes you wonder if the surgery was cosmetic or was it necessary for medical reasons.

Either way it's a terrible event, she was a cool poster.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Migs on February 17, 2010, 09:09:40 PM
medical


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Ron on February 17, 2010, 09:11:21 PM

Wow - truly sad to hear. RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Princess L on February 17, 2010, 09:51:19 PM
Makes you wonder if the surgery was cosmetic or was it necessary for medical reasons.

Either way it's a terrible event, she was a cool poster.

This is what she publicly posted.


A true friend...
is one that drives you to the hospital and stays there with you until you fall asleep.
Picks you up the next day after I had to spend the night for a billion tests and "observation".

When she took me back home I found out she did my grocery shopping, laundry and cleaned my house up for me.
(I have been sick for a while).
 
http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=309570.msg4430184#msg4430184


Thanks for the nice thoughts everyone, it is a good feeling, a really good feeling.

Yes I am alive, and Princess was right. I guess it was a little self centered to say I am ill and need tests and then bugger off.
Sorry all, I won't do it again.  :-[

I got some not so great news about my tests and I have to do some thinking about what I wish to do. It scared me and still does  :-\
So in my way of dealing with tough decisions I hid out at home, drank way to much and then hopped on a cruise.

I didn't take my phone, laptop or anything.  I needed to be alone to think.
Well I didn't think, nor really enjoy myself much either.  :-\

But I did get laid  ;D

Thanks again for the nice thoughts
Racq
http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=312378.msg4479532#msg4479532



Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: yng466 on February 17, 2010, 10:16:33 PM
medical
Any medical procedure,no matter how minor,carries risks.At least in the end she didn't suffer. :-\


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: chaos on February 17, 2010, 10:23:40 PM
medical
This is what I hear.
Sad to think that in this day and age in a controlled environment like ER things like this can't be controlled.

You never know when your number is up, No Regrets.

Princess.....seems like she put some thought into the procedure vs not getting it and took the risk, damn shame.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Parker on February 18, 2010, 03:56:18 AM
It's saddening to hear. She had kinds words for me, I guess she could tell by my post what type man I am. So, I have to say, my condolences. She seemed like a good woman, with a good heart. To play on her name, it would be a "sin" not to have respect for her.

Saddened by the fact that she passed away while having the procedure done. She will be missed. And as someone said, sometimes we forget that there is another person on the other side, one just like us. With similar feelings, trials and tribulations.

I figured something was up because she never really came back. This blows my mind, but at the same time, makes you think about what you say, who you say it too, and those people that you really want to say something to, but never do.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ~flower~ on February 18, 2010, 04:24:42 AM
What a loss of a beautiful young woman who lived life her way. 

RIP OS, we had our differences but you were always fun and had a great sense of humor and truly seemed to love life and lived it that way. 

   :-[


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: 24KT on February 18, 2010, 04:35:06 AM
OMG

This is so surprising & shocking, ...I'm at a loss for words.
RIP OS. You will be missed.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Playboy on February 18, 2010, 05:36:07 AM
Just goes to show you how short and precious life really is. We all stress with our jobs, bills and everyday life. We don't even realize that we could be here today and gone tomorrow.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Butterbean on February 18, 2010, 07:27:47 AM
There's not too much more to say. She was having a medical procedure done and as much information as I have (I was never told, and if I was, it's wrong to pass it along here), she passed on during the surgery.

That's about all anyone knows, and if there are people out that know more, they haven't stepped up to the plate. Nor should they.

Youngblood, C has read this thread and says he thought starting it was a very nice thing to do.  He gave me permission to post the following:


The following information was provided by Racquel's brother:


"Please feel free to post anything I have mentioned, I see no reason why not.

There seems to be a lot of curiosity of what happened so you can post this as well if you like.

Racquel was having vision, balance and concentration problems.  They weren't too bad but bad enough to get looked at.
The doctors found a brain tumor and it really needed to be removed.  One can always tell in Canada how bad something medical is on the speed you are scheduled for surgery.  After Racquel decided to have her surgery she was on the table within a week.  She tried to remain positive because she really hated people worrying about her.  During the operation she started hemorraging and they couldn't stop it, she basically bled to death."






"Thank you for the kind wishes and very nice thoughts about Racquel.  She was one of those people you only meet once in a life time.
Yes, she was extremely smart, far to smart for her own good at times.  I called those times growing up with her :-)  but I do cherish all of the time we had together.

She used to have the cutest way of pouting. it always made me laugh.  She even used it up to her very last day just to ease every bodies minds prior to her surgery.
It will be one of my fondest memories of her.  Racquel went through some rough times as of late but during it we got closer to each other then we ever had before.

There was such an age gap between us that we didn't spend much time together when she was younger.  I had moved out on my own when she was only 8 years old.
but the last several years we spent a lot of time on my deck just talking and laughing.  She became kind of sheltered after her breakdown as a Paramedic but the last year or so
she seemed to be dealing with it and was getting the smile she always had back.  It was really nice to see her enjoying life again.

She gave up dancing almost a year ago and just spent the time traveling and doing all the things that she really liked to do.  She talked about getting a degree in Psychology but was just unsure of what field she wanted to pursue.  I told her once that she was just trying to be like her older brother and collect a few degrees for the fancy letters you get to put on the business card.
She laughed at me and said "If I was trying to be like you I would have to climb to the highest branch of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... twice".  LOL  

She passed on enjoying life again and being happy.
It is nice to think of her living in eternity like that.  Much better then her throwing her hands on her hips, tilting her head and sticking her bottom lip out at God until she got her way. :-)

We shall all miss Racquel in our own way, she was a larger then life person and I am sorry you never met her in real life, she was a lighthouse burning in a room full of candles."




Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: newmom on February 18, 2010, 07:55:09 AM
Racquel rest in peace :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on February 18, 2010, 08:15:45 AM
Thanks for posting that STella


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: 240 is Back on February 18, 2010, 09:22:12 AM
A beautiful girl, beautiful mind and soul.  Rest in peace, and may God be with you and your family.  Life is so beautiful and scary at the same time.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Mr. Zimbabwe on February 18, 2010, 12:42:30 PM
Terribly sad.  I don't really have any words....


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Lord Humungous on February 18, 2010, 12:47:33 PM
Wow I shocked! What a sweet gal with a great sense of humor. God Speed Sin!!


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: outby43 on February 18, 2010, 01:41:49 PM
wow..we PM'd a few times.  she was a sweet girl with a great sense of humor.  RIP OS.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Laura Lee on February 18, 2010, 01:42:36 PM
My heart is broken.  Thank you Stella for posting that for everyone.  I'm going to miss that little buggar.  :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Butterbean on February 18, 2010, 01:57:26 PM
I'm grateful to Youngblood and grateful to Racq's brother to help us know more detail.

Praying for her family and friends.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: MindSpin on February 18, 2010, 02:30:39 PM
Wow!  I can't believe this.  Life is so fragile.  RIP Racquel.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: yng466 on February 18, 2010, 06:49:43 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Princess L on February 18, 2010, 06:56:49 PM
Wow!  I can't believe this.  Life is so fragile.  RIP Racquel.

I think she was a wise old soul.

 :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: rockyfortune on February 19, 2010, 05:20:51 AM
My condolences to her family and to those that cared for her.


rocky


Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ToxicAvenger on February 19, 2010, 10:28:56 AM
i still cannot believe it....

may she rest in peace


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Princess L on February 19, 2010, 11:45:10 AM
i still cannot believe it....

may she rest in peace

Why do you think some of us are taking it really hard?  I mean, none of us knows eachother ~ really.  Is it because she was "one of us"? Because of the manner in which she passed? Because she was so young? Because she knew something was wrong and was scared, so she died in fear?  Because she trusted the medical profession and they let her down? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?  All of the above?  I haven't been this disturbed by a death in a long time  :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: drkaje on February 19, 2010, 12:24:43 PM
Why do you think some of us are taking it really hard?  I mean, none of us knows eachother ~ really.  Is it because she was "one of us"? Because of the manner in which she passed? Because she was so young? Because she knew something was wrong and was scared, so she died in fear?  Because she trusted the medical profession and they let her down? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?  All of the above?  I haven't been this disturbed by a death in a long time  :'(

Some of us do know each other and have also met, Princess L. :) You and I met at the Arnold, at one point there were pics. Toxy and I, despite his being painfully girly in many, many..... many areas, are very close friends.

Racqual was fun, genuine, carried herself well, often gave interesting perspectives on stuff, and really seemed like good people.

Racquel being missed on a forum (where people don't know each other intimately in most cases) speaks volumes for the loss family and friends must be feeling.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Hedgehog on February 19, 2010, 01:52:04 PM
Terrible news.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: chaos on February 19, 2010, 08:53:24 PM
Why do you think some of us are taking it really hard?  I mean, none of us knows eachother ~ really.  Is it because she was "one of us"? Because of the manner in which she passed? Because she was so young? Because she knew something was wrong and was scared, so she died in fear?  Because she trusted the medical profession and they let her down? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?  All of the above?  I haven't been this disturbed by a death in a long time  :'(
All of the above.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ToxicAvenger on February 20, 2010, 07:17:15 AM
Why do you think some of us are taking it really hard?  I mean, none of us knows eachother ~ really.  Is it because she was "one of us"? Because of the manner in which she passed? Because she was so young? Because she knew something was wrong and was scared, so she died in fear?  Because she trusted the medical profession and they let her down? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?  All of the above?  I haven't been this disturbed by a death in a long time  :'(

her and I used t talk thru PM back n forth...as friends...telling jokes etc...

for me it kinda hits home because my girl has renal faliure and is on constant dylasis


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: newmom on February 20, 2010, 08:51:09 AM
sorry to hear that Toxic, I hope she gets well


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on February 20, 2010, 09:56:52 AM
Why do you think some of us are taking it really hard?  I mean, none of us knows eachother ~ really.  Is it because she was "one of us"? Because of the manner in which she passed? Because she was so young? Because she knew something was wrong and was scared, so she died in fear?  Because she trusted the medical profession and they let her down? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?  All of the above?  I haven't been this disturbed by a death in a long time  :'(
It is because the Internet is a real place we do get attachments to, grow fond of or dislike and even hate people who we meet on the internet.
The emotions are real and it is never "Just the internet"
We all grew fond of OS and our feelings are normal emotions to that.
I am shocked........... I liked her and I am sad she is gone.


Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: YoungBlood on February 20, 2010, 10:31:23 AM
She was a larger then life person and I am sorry you never met her in real life, she was a lighthouse burning in a room full of candles."


The above statement really nails it for me. No matter what Racq said, or even it just being via PM/email, she just stood out from 99.8% of the people I've ever come across in my life.

I've sat back for two weeks now trying to understand why someone that I've never met in my life has had this effect on me. And I just cannot. I can't wrap my head around it; the situation, her passing...it's like a void has been left in my mind. And again I can't figure out why.

As a great friend of mine said the other day: "This has truly rocked me." 




Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Princess L on February 20, 2010, 03:36:16 PM
Some of us do know each other and have also met, Princess L. :) You and I met at the Arnold, at one point there were pics. Toxy and I, despite his being painfully girly in many, many..... many areas, are very close friends.


I haven't forgotten Mr. (James Earl)Jones or is it Mr. (Barry)White? ;)  Maybe Toxy helps you stay in touch with your feminine side.



her and I used t talk thru PM back n forth...as friends...telling jokes etc...

for me it kinda hits home because my girl has renal faliure and is on constant dylasis

Sorry to hear that.  Is she waiting for a transplant?


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: drkaje on February 20, 2010, 03:50:00 PM
I haven't forgotten Mr. (James Earl)Jones or is it Mr. (Barry)White? ;)  Maybe Toxy helps you stay in touch with your feminine side.



Sorry to hear that.  Is she waiting for a transplant?

I get both of those pretty often.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ToxicAvenger on February 20, 2010, 05:04:26 PM
sorry to hear that Toxic, I hope she gets well

thankyou


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: AVBG on February 20, 2010, 05:26:33 PM
I think it may be a good idea if Carl and Aaron could do a tribute on off topic with the people that knew her.. Maybe get Jack London, Laura, Stella and youngblood to share stories about what they knew of Raquel.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: INSOMNIA on February 21, 2010, 02:55:26 AM
This is sad news. I never spoke to her directly, but really enjoyed her contribution to the board. She was a very fun, intelligent, light hearted person.. & her presence here will be missed. RIP Racquel.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Eyeball Chambers on February 21, 2010, 03:03:39 AM
That's terrible!

I kept seeing this thread, but I just thought it was like the dumb threads I start when someone is inactive for a while.

Sorry to hear, god be with her family!  :(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Butterbean on February 22, 2010, 06:57:38 AM
I think it may be a good idea if Carl and Aaron could do a tribute on off topic with the people that knew her.. Maybe get Jack London, Laura, Stella and youngblood to share stories about what they knew of Raquel.

I think Jack, Youngblood and Laura knew her a lot better than I did but she really enjoyed listening to Carl and Aaron's radio show.  

In fact in one of her PMs she was in the hospital hooked up to bags w/meds waiting to find out more.  And she said "We wait, and listen to Carl and Aaron from offtopic to cheer me up."


(I'm not one to share PMs but I don't think she'd mind me sharing her words there)



Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: YoungBlood on February 22, 2010, 08:45:11 AM
I think Jack, Youngblood and Laura knew her a lot better than I did but she really enjoyed listening to Carl and Aaron's radio show.  

I wouldn't say I knew her well, she did share some things with me and I think they were private but I'm not sure if I was any more privy to that information than the next person, and certainly don't think I knew her  well enough to be on a radio show saying I knew more than anyone else.





Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Laura Lee on February 22, 2010, 10:57:27 AM
I think it may be a good idea if Carl and Aaron could do a tribute on off topic with the people that knew her.. Maybe get Jack London, Laura, Stella and youngblood to share stories about what they knew of Raquel.
She and I go back several years (on getbig) and shared a few personal stories.  She was more than just words on a computer to us all, which is a very good thing.  Like someone else said...most of us forget that there are people on the other side of this screen. 

I now add Racq to my memory bank, alongside Billy Carpenter ... getbigger friends that I'll truly miss.   :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ripitupbaby on March 01, 2010, 12:02:08 PM
I'm sorry to be so late posting my condolences in this thread.  I haven't been around much lately, and I was so sorry to hear about this.  Very sad news.  She was always a great member of this board and will be missed.   :(



Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: The BEAST on March 01, 2010, 12:12:28 PM
How very sad... :'(

My prayers go out to her family and friends....


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: RUDE BUOY on March 01, 2010, 06:05:24 PM
she was one of the wisest im sad to hear she is gone i was lucky to have had a few conversations i still cant believe it  :(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ToxicAvenger on March 02, 2010, 12:28:16 PM




Sorry to hear that.  Is she waiting for a transplant?

whether it happens or not...in 2 yrs time when i'm done with my studies and have a job and am secure...i'm gonna sign up for a kidney swap...

someone else gets mine and she gets one...recovery is quick...so i should be able to get back to work in a few weeks time...


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Princess L on March 02, 2010, 12:39:37 PM
whether it happens or not...in 2 yrs time when i'm done with my studies and have a job and am secure...i'm gonna sign up for a kidney swap...

someone else gets mine and she gets one...recovery is quick...so i should be able to get back to work in a few weeks time...

Recovery is quick for the recipient, but I've heard it's not so quick for the donor - at least that's what someone I know who did it said.  Either way, that's a very nice thing for you to do. 


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: ToxicAvenger on March 02, 2010, 02:23:20 PM

Recovery is quick for the recipient, but I've heard it's not so quick for the donor - at least that's what someone I know who did it said.  Either way, that's a very nice thing for you to do. 

she is my girl....i'll have to find a way cause...being a CCIE i'll be on call all the time....

maybe i'll work for a bit and then quit my job and not work for a bit....



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Post by: w8m8 on March 03, 2010, 06:07:35 AM
People touch our lives for reasons we may not understand

Most certainly she's touched many and we were lucky


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPCZROoTMWk

Rest in Peace


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Post by: Laura Lee on March 03, 2010, 07:05:38 AM
Kinda sad that she's not here to see all the nice things posted about her.  We all have a tendancy to think we are owed another day/week/month/year when in fact each one is a gift.  I'm sorry that she had to pass to know that we "as people" consider her as a person and not just a bunch of letters appearing on our monitors. 

So much hatred in the world and on these boards, but I want you all to know that you have all touched my life in a very special way and although I may not know you personally, I do consider you (most of you, lol) my friends.  You have supported me and helped me get through a lot in the 5 years that I've been here and I thank you.

xoxo


Life is fragile and short.  Take the time to let those you care about know that you do care.  You never know if you'll ever get the opportunity again.


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Post by: Butterbean on March 03, 2010, 07:44:36 AM
Kinda sad that she's not here to see all the nice things posted about her.  We all have a tendancy to think we are owed another day/week/month/year when in fact each one is a gift.  I'm sorry that she had to pass to know that we "as people" consider her as a person and not just a bunch of letters appearing on our monitors. 

So much hatred in the world and on these boards, but I want you all to know that you have all touched my life in a very special way and although I may not know you personally, I do consider you (most of you, lol) my friends.  You have supported me and helped me get through a lot in the 5 years that I've been here and I thank you.

xoxo


Life is fragile and short.  Take the time to let those you care about know that you do care.  You never know if you'll ever get the opportunity again.

Excellent post.  Ditto all of this!


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Post by: w8m8 on March 04, 2010, 06:36:32 AM
Excellent post.  Ditto all of this!


x2

there are wonderful people here


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: benchmstr on March 04, 2010, 07:18:52 PM
RIP very sad news.........she was cool as hell..

bench


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Post by: Overload on March 15, 2010, 03:34:12 PM
R.I.P.


8)


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: tu_holmes on March 18, 2010, 07:56:09 PM
Oh man... Just saw this.

She will be missed.


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Post by: SamoanIrishman on March 23, 2010, 09:31:47 AM
Wow this is shocking..we would email back and forth all the time as she would ask me about psychology and other things...she was such a smartass of which would have me in tears laughing sometimes. I knew of some of her struggles and her attitude towards it was most courageous. I sent this quote to her a while back and she said it really gave her strength. Now that she is at peace, I dedicate this post, this quote to OS.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

RIP Raq...you are missed.



Title: Re: R.I.P. Original Sin
Post by: Princess L on March 24, 2010, 06:59:06 AM
Repeat for those who are just learning of the terrible news.




The following information was provided by Racquel's brother:


"Please feel free to post anything I have mentioned, I see no reason why not.

There seems to be a lot of curiosity of what happened so you can post this as well if you like.

Racquel was having vision, balance and concentration problems.  They weren't too bad but bad enough to get looked at.
The doctors found a brain tumor and it really needed to be removed.  One can always tell in Canada how bad something medical is on the speed you are scheduled for surgery.  After Racquel decided to have her surgery she was on the table within a week.  She tried to remain positive because she really hated people worrying about her.  During the operation she started hemorraging and they couldn't stop it, she basically bled to death."






"Thank you for the kind wishes and very nice thoughts about Racquel.  She was one of those people you only meet once in a life time.
Yes, she was extremely smart, far to smart for her own good at times.  I called those times growing up with her :-)  but I do cherish all of the time we had together.

She used to have the cutest way of pouting. it always made me laugh.  She even used it up to her very last day just to ease every bodies minds prior to her surgery.
It will be one of my fondest memories of her.  Racquel went through some rough times as of late but during it we got closer to each other then we ever had before.

There was such an age gap between us that we didn't spend much time together when she was younger.  I had moved out on my own when she was only 8 years old.
but the last several years we spent a lot of time on my deck just talking and laughing.  She became kind of sheltered after her breakdown as a Paramedic but the last year or so
she seemed to be dealing with it and was getting the smile she always had back.  It was really nice to see her enjoying life again.

She gave up dancing almost a year ago and just spent the time traveling and doing all the things that she really liked to do.  She talked about getting a degree in Psychology but was just unsure of what field she wanted to pursue.  I told her once that she was just trying to be like her older brother and collect a few degrees for the fancy letters you get to put on the business card.
She laughed at me and said "If I was trying to be like you I would have to climb to the highest branch of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... twice".  LOL  

She passed on enjoying life again and being happy.
It is nice to think of her living in eternity like that.  Much better then her throwing her hands on her hips, tilting her head and sticking her bottom lip out at God until she got her way. :-)

We shall all miss Racquel in our own way, she was a larger then life person and I am sorry you never met her in real life, she was a lighthouse burning in a room full of candles."





Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Hustle Man on March 24, 2010, 10:42:04 AM
Wow! Just got the message today and I am speechless and taken aback! 3 death notices in the span of 4 days is too much for me to comment on right now! R.I.P. my friend!

HM!


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Deicide on March 25, 2010, 08:45:57 PM
Just found out.

I am so very sorry. :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: loco on June 14, 2010, 09:22:39 AM
RIP!  My prayers are with her brother and the rest of her family and friends!    :'(

Her last words on getbig:

Happy B'day Rip...

Nice cake Stells....


Tombstones?? Rip is only 28! (I think) what does Migs, Youngblood, Laura or even you get on your cakes now??
DUST??   ;D ;D




Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on June 14, 2010, 10:33:24 AM
RIP!  My prayers are with her brother and the rest of her family and friends!    :'(

Her last words on getbig:

I still think of her  :'(


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Post by: Butterbean on June 14, 2010, 10:50:01 AM
I still think of her  :'(

Me too. 


loco, I didn't realize that.  I just checked my last PM from her and it was the same day about 20 minutes before that.

Reading her last PM =  :'(



Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Migs on June 14, 2010, 06:57:41 PM
same here.  I was deleting text messges from my phone when I came across one of hers.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: YoungBlood on June 21, 2010, 06:05:30 PM


Awhile back, I told STella this, I was flipping through channels on my TV and the movie "Original Sin" was on. I saw that and my heart just instantly sank again.

:'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Migs on June 22, 2010, 06:24:56 PM
I was going to post this after her fridge pic    :'(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Butterbean on November 09, 2010, 06:16:20 AM
It was brought to my attention it is Racquel's birthday.  A reminder of the fragility of life.  A reminder to pray for her friends and family as this could be a rough day for them. :(


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Cy Tolliver on November 09, 2010, 11:20:25 AM
It was brought to my attention it is Racquel's birthday.  A reminder of the fragility of life.  A reminder to pray for her friends and family as this could be a rough day for them. :(

 :'(


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Post by: newmom on November 09, 2010, 04:07:57 PM
It was brought to my attention it is Racquel's birthday.  A reminder of the fragility of life.  A reminder to pray for her friends and family as this could be a rough day for them. :(

RIP OS, truely sad indeed


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on January 14, 2011, 06:20:19 AM
This was nearly a year ago, I cant believe it


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Butterbean on January 14, 2011, 07:26:06 AM
This was nearly a year ago, I cant believe it

Yeah :(, thought we'd leave it stickied for a year.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: d0nny2600 on January 14, 2011, 07:27:31 AM
Did not know her but this is very sad news. RIP


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on January 14, 2011, 07:56:26 AM
Yeah :(, thought we'd leave it stickied for a year.
You can leave it longer, I still kinda miss her


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Butterbean on January 14, 2011, 08:00:53 AM

OK


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: xxxLinda on January 14, 2011, 04:47:03 PM
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
 3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
   for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
   through the darkest valley.
I will fear no evil,
   for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
   they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
   forever.


crap translation which is the only one I was able to download:
this is Lord's Prayer 2011, have they gone mad.  I'm not reciting this I want the proper version.


My mum wants this for her funeral.  She's written it into her last wishes.  I've always adored this psalm if read properly, I'll need to google it again, I must,

 
it's a beautiful prayer for those much loved and recently passed.



You walk through the 'valley of the shadow of Death'

OS lovingly remembered
one year on
xL


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: loco on January 26, 2011, 07:08:16 AM

crap translation which is the only one I was able to download:
this is Lord's Prayer 2011, have they gone mad.  I'm not reciting this I want the proper version.


My mum wants this for her funeral.  She's written it into her last wishes.  I've always adored this psalm if read properly, I'll need to google it again, I must,

 
it's a beautiful prayer for those much loved and recently passed.



You walk through the 'valley of the shadow of Death'

OS lovingly remembered
one year on
xL

Linda,

Go to http://www.biblegateway.com/

Enter Psalm 23 and select the language and Bible version:

Psalm 23 (King James Version)

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


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Post by: James28 on January 26, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
With Keith's passing I noticed someone mentioned OS's name and having never heard about her, I looked her up. Read her posts back about 30 pages. What a fantastic live-wire, a real grand lover of life. Can't believe I never read this board and bumped into her posts.

I bet even God have his work cut out with her raising havoc in heaven.

edit.

Something she said caught my eye. April 20, 2007, 04:42:07 PM

Quote
I am just a Girl who burnt out and realised that I do not want to be a 45 (no offense to any of you who are) year old lady that goes through a midlife crisis saying "what if", so I live in the fast lane.
Going to die young and pretty  lol.

:(

She had no idea did she.


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: 240 is Back on November 06, 2011, 01:17:28 PM
life's sad...


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: danabol on November 06, 2011, 03:14:24 PM
Dident not know her but this is very sad .

RIP


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on January 21, 2012, 03:52:07 AM
This is 2 years ago already


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: yng466 on January 24, 2012, 08:01:28 AM
I still remember her,look back on this post,there's a song called "Ocean Gypsie", It's on page 2,2nd post down.....   :'(


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Post by: Migs on January 24, 2012, 01:04:04 PM
incredible how fast time goes by


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: powerpack on January 25, 2012, 10:04:35 AM
incredible how fast time goes by
True that


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: Princess L on November 09, 2013, 11:56:51 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/Themes/Egad_Blue_Ice/images/bdaycake.gif)


Title: Re: *** R.I.P. ORIGINAL SIN ***
Post by: xxxLinda on January 22, 2014, 02:20:50 PM
Rest Rac

we'll always miss you (although I never met you nor could've i ever...




You are missed
and ever remembered.  rip Original
xL