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In Memory of "DigginDirt" -- RIP

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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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I'm very sad to share that we've lost one of our own -- DigginDirt. She passed at home at the end of April, though I only just learned of her passing.

Her real name was Kathy, and she was an archeologist by profession, and worked at Native American mounds in Kentucky. She was also active in her own community and politics, fighting corruption and malfeasance locally. She ran for office once, and helped a colleague with their campaign for office. She made a positive difference in her little neck of the world, and that's pretty awesome.

Like all of us, she had strong opinions! She was also very bright, thoughtful, fair and concerned with the current state of affairs in our country and the world. I got to know her after the Bundy standoff in Oregon, and the death of LaVoy Finicum. We also shared a love for gardening -- otherwise known as playing in the dirt! -- and pets.

When my mother died, Kathy was a true friend to me, and gave me a shoulder to cry on. When her husband suffered a stroke and then passed a few weeks later, I did my best to return the favor. She was such an amazing wife and friend to her husband, as she nursed and nurtured him for those few days between his stroke and his passing. Even as her own heart was breaking, she knew that he would never want to subsist as a vegetable, and she accepted his death as a blessing for him. Her love for him and what was best for him always outweighed her own heart. Her selflessness at that time will always be a source of inspiration for me.

My only consolation today is that Dirt is once again with her beloved husband, and he is once again with her. I will also be sending our (ATS) condolences to her family, and letting them know she was appreciated and will be missed by her ATS family.

So, Dirt, this is for you. Thank you for being a wonderful friend to me personally. And thank you for being part of this amazing ATS family and helping make it what it is. You are and will be missed. Rest in peace, Dirt.



ETA: I posted a message to the memorial page her family set up:

From Kathy's online "family" at ATS, our love and prayers and condolences to her family and friends. She was a valued member of our community and her wisdom will be missed. Brightest blessings to all of her loved ones -- Bo and the ATS community

FYI: I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, but probably won't comment much (if at all). I would rather let everyone's beautiful and heartfelt words shine on their own as a tribute to DigginDirt. I think we all agree she deserves that honor.
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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:15 PM
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Sad news.
RIP DigginDirt.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea


I remember her threads, she was really sharp and knew her area of expertise well, kind of reminded me of Byrd. She'll be missed.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:23 PM
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Sad news. I'm sorry to hear that she's gone.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea


Incredibly sad news to hear. Her insights will be greatly missed around here.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:34 PM
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Rip.
She will be missed



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Sad to read the news , she was a smart cookie.
RiP DigginDirt



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

I'm so sorry.

I can only offer my most sincere condolences.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

I'm sorry to read this sad news


My condolences to her friends and family.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 02:09 PM
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Hopefully she can find a nice place in heaven where she can dig alongside her hubby for the rest of eternity.

R.I.P



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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I remember seeing that name on some posts from time to time. May she rest in peace, and those family and friends that have her in their memories, find comfort in those memories.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 02:38 PM
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RIP Diggindirt, after reading this.. gotta admit I'm crying a bit. Your post was touching. Went searching for her threads, but the ATS search engine didn't bring her up.

RIP Diggindirt, thanks for presence.

Found one
give a star and flags😔
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Sincerest Condolences 😔
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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 02:51 PM
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Too bad we don’t have a place to our departed members.

I will miss her as well.

RIP



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family. To some extent, she is immortalized with her contribution on ATS. I'm sure I'll read past threads and see DigginDirt once in a while.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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So sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.




posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 03:48 PM
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I'm sure Kathy would've appreciated that touching tribute you wrote about her. The bond you had with her lasts forever. You and your friend are connected for eternity and will surely be reunited one day. My condolences to you and to Kathy's family and friends.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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RIP. Wishing her family strength and condolences'.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 04:11 PM
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Sad to hear. May she rest in peace



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 05:09 PM
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So sad to read this. Rest In Peace Angel!



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 05:18 PM
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Very sad, she seemed like a wonderful person.
RIP



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