As an intermittent visitor of NMP I was shocked to visit tonight and see this thread.

I neither personally knew nor shared any posts with Kazzie but was a great 'silent' fan of both her posts, humour & popularity.

To a mere onlooker, she must have been a FANTASTIC person to know and I'm sorry that I never had the priviledge - but it doesn't make it any less shocking to learn this sad news.

I'd like to dedicate the following to Kazzie's family:

A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,

And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches straight and tall....

One day, a beam of light shone through a crevice
that had opened wide -

The rose bent gently towards its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side...

Now you who deeply feel its loss, be comforted - the rose blooms there -
Its beauty even greater now, nurtured by God's loving care.

I'm, maybe ashamedly, not a religious person but I recently had occasion to buy a card for a friend and these words struck me as very moving.

Having read the posts tonight, I wish I could have incorporated a drink and some ciggies into the poem - it would appear she would have enjoyed that.

Salt of the Earth springs to mind

My thoughts go out to Kazzie's memory, her loved ones and those that were lucky enough to know her.

With Best Wishes