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Persephone Hazard

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Many apologies if this isn't the right place for me to have put this, or...whatever. I've been putting off posting this full stop, but I suspect that today is the time.

My beloved father - ken, known to so many of you as the Ship's second most prolific poster - is grievously ill. As many of you will know, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December and things have progressed significantly since then.

Over today and yesterday things have deteriorated to the point that I feel quite strongly that if you would like to come, please do come now.[Hospital and room location removed](It may be that I was not supposed to post such specific details; if so and the hosts edit them out, please PM me for them and I will let you know where to find us.)

We're looking at a few short weeks, perhaps mere days. I don't know for sure how things will pan out, and God willing we are soon to move to a hospice. I will of course let people know - perhaps on this thread - the details of that once they are set in stone.

Otherwise, your prayers and thoughts are so very much appreciated. I'm sorry I don't have the right words to do this message justice. Dad has given so much, both here and elsewhere, that telling people about the current state of affairs is almost more difficult than I can bear.

[ 19. May 2014, 08:35: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but it's a lot easier to make up a thousand words than one decent picture. - ken.

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Kelly Alves

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Oh, no. [Votive]

Thank you so much for telling us, Persephone. I can't imagine what you are going through.

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Sioni Sais
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I've just spotted this and I'm lost for words. I'm desperate for you and ken. I can't get up there but pass my love and prayers on to him.

[Votive]

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Kelly Alves

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All I got is swear words and tears right now.

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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Gee D
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[Votive] [Votive] for you and your father.

We had a few spars on some boards, but he very much reminded me of what I call a good old-fashioned evangelical of the school which was so dominant in Sydney as I grew up: liturgy in accordance with the 1662 BCP, dignified if simple vesting. and thoroughly in accord with a valid Anglican tradition. May God be with you at this terrible time.

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Oh,no. Oh so sorry to hear that. Prayers for all.

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Welease Woderwick

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Holding you both in the Light.

[Votive]

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I always appreciated ken's point of view and how he expressed it. I will really miss his contributions to the Ship. [Votive]

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My prayers....

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Emma Louise

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I still can't quite believe it.

Sending you and your dad love from down here x

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Prayers for all [Votive]

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comet

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tell him we love him, Persephone. Tell him we're there in spirit with him right now. and with you. You have our hearts, dear girl.

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Grits
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I am so, so sorry to hear this. I have always enjoyed ken's posts and opinions so much. Please tell him we are all praying for him and sending him our love.

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Amos

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Oh no. Persephone, I am so sorry. I've always wanted to meet your dad, and never went down to London for a Shipmeet. If he's receiving visitors, I'd like to pay him a visit.

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Grits
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Persephone, your PM box is full. I was wondering if you could share a mailing address for your dad. I'd love to send him a card. You can message me if needed. Thanks!

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Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and shut it when I've said enough. Amen.

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M.
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I knew he was ill but am so sorry to hear this, Persephone. I don't know quite what to write at the moment.
My and Macarius' prayers and thoughts are with you both always.

We've had some good chats in the pub.

M.

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Kitten
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Oh Persephone, I'm so sorry.
[Votive] for your Dad, and for you

[ 17. May 2014, 05:48: Message edited by: Kitten ]

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[Votive]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grits:
Persephone, your PM box is full. I was wondering if you could share a mailing address for your dad. I'd love to send him a card. You can message me if needed. Thanks!

Have PM'd you.
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Emma Louise

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Same here busyknitter if that's ok?
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Grits, your PM box is full.
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[Votive]

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Persephone and busyknotter and ken and all who love him [Votive]
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[Votive] for ken and all his friends and family.

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Gracious rebel

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[Votive] Words cannot express.

He had hinted that he was ill, but I never expected this.

So glad I made the effort once to attend a London meet, so met Ken, a kind of hero figure for me.

The Ship won't be the same place at all.

Prayers for all the family. [Votive]

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Japes

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[Votive] ken, his family and his friends.

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This is a blow most grievous. I can only pass on my fondest regards, deepest sympathies and most heartfelt prayers to you both.

[Votive]

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Such sad news. So sorry for you & your family.
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So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for ken, and all his family.

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[Votive] ken

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Spike

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Last time I saw him he was still very upbeat and positive about the whole thing. So sad to hear how quickly this has developed.

I'll try and get in over the weekend.

[Votive]

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Comfort, strength and healing for all concerned. Not recovery, sadly, but healing. [Votive]

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Oh, my. I have no words. May God's love surround you all. [Votive]

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
Last time I saw him he was still very upbeat and positive about the whole thing. So sad to hear how quickly this has developed.

I'll try and get in over the weekend.

[Votive]

Ken has shown nothing but remarkable determination to fight this dreadful disease. Only a few days ago he was quoting Deuteronomy 30:19-20 at me.
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quote:
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tell him we love him, Persephone. Tell him we're there in spirit with him right now. and with you. You have our hearts, dear girl.

This. Please, Persephone, assure him - and be assured yourself - of our most heartfelt prayers. [Votive]

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So sorry to hear it. Love and prayers for Ken and his family.

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[Votive]

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[Tear] [Votive]

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[Votive] ken, Persephone and busyknitter

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Very sorry to hear this. I wish him peace of mind and ease of body.
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I am so sorry. I don't have anything intelligent or helpful to say except may God be with you all.

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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
Very sorry to hear this. I wish him peace of mind and ease of body.

Yes, from me too.
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Busyknitter, could you pm me the details too?

Thanks.

M.

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Lucia

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[Votive] For Ken, his family and friends.
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I had no idea. [Votive]

One of the greats.

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[Votive]

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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So sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you all x [Votive]
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