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KristiW Posted - Apr 05 2016 : 1:26:49 PM
Dear Farmgirls, it is with a heavy heart that I am passing on this bad news about one of our sisters. Portia Troupe was killed in a car accident yesterday. She was an art enthusiast and a regular swapper and leader on our forum; she was especially supportive of me while I worked to get our mail art program off the ground. I am so very saddened by the news and I'm trying to figure out how we might honor her memory this month. I am sending a card to her husband Don, but I was also thinking it would be nice to send something a little more special that would reflect our condolences. Maybe a collage of pictures of the mail art she contributed?? Please flood my inbox with ideas and I will make it happen.

I hugged my family extra tight last night and told them how much I love them. Portia's death is a reminder that everything can change in one instant.

Farmgirl Sister #6

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firecatinc Posted - Apr 06 2017 : 4:01:46 PM
Going to miss her so much.

Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
TexasGran Posted - Apr 06 2017 : 11:17:53 AM
Deborah, I had only been in swaps with her for less than a year...but several times I emailed her to ask about the techniques she used in her card making. She always responded and gave me helpful information. She was always kind and sweet. A Godly woman.

Let God's light shine through you every day.

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Beverley Posted - Apr 06 2017 : 08:48:00 AM
I am so sorry to here this also!

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buzzn bee Posted - Apr 06 2017 : 05:59:57 AM
Thank you Marilyn. But I have to apologize, I think I was in such shock when I read about Portia's passing, I did not notice that it was in 2016.
I feel foolish for my blunder, and especially that I sent out an email to Beth J and CeeJay about it last night. I am sorry for not noticing the year, but I am not sorry for
what I said about Portia. She truly was a very special lady and farmsister.

I have been away from MJF for awhile and did not know. I had known Portia for a little over 7 years. She will certainly be missed forever, but always she will remain in our hearts.

Deborah H
Buzzn Bee
TexasGran Posted - Apr 05 2017 : 4:07:48 PM
Deborah, we were all shocked when Portia suddenly
went to join our Heavenly Father. You have put into words, very eloquently, the way we all felt about this special lady. Thank you.

Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
buzzn bee Posted - Apr 05 2017 : 2:13:13 PM

How heart breaking. Portia was so unique and one of a kind. She loved all her farmsisters.
I was blessed to have known her for 7 beautiful years. I was blessed beyond measure by her friendship.
My very first farm-sister gift came from her. She loved my farmgirl name "Buzzn Bee" and had commissioned
a teapot with a handpainted bee on it. She was a very devout servant of the Lord. She was never afraid to
let her Christian light shine. She certainly has shined a path for many of us farm-sisters. We will
miss her terribly.
Rest in Peace dear friend. Until we meet again may your Heavenly Apron be spun from the purest gold and may your
apron pockets be filled with the love of your Lord and Savior as well as all your farmsisters.
KristiW Posted - Apr 27 2016 : 07:16:04 AM
Thank you Marilyn for your offer to help with the cost of flowers, but MaryJanesFarm took care of it from all of us

Farmgirl Sister #6

TexasGran Posted - Apr 26 2016 : 6:02:01 PM
Kristi, thanks for sending the flowers. Would you like some donations to help with the cost?

Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
forgetmenot Posted - Apr 25 2016 : 08:31:34 AM
Thank you, Kitty!

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
Bluedog355 Posted - Apr 24 2016 : 8:08:01 PM
So saddened by this news. Thank you Kristi for sending flowers and leading the way to offer support to her family.

Farmgirl Sister 6578
Sobyn Posted - Apr 22 2016 : 10:06:02 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this, I didn't know her but my thoughts and prayers are with her family!


Farmgirl Sister #3275
February 2016 Farmgirl of the Month

Bear5 Posted - Apr 20 2016 : 10:37:45 AM
Very sad news. Portia was a blessing to me, always so sweet and thoughtful. She will be missed.

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
meguira Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 7:10:48 PM
This i so sad. She was extraordinaire! She has been so very encouraging and positive! A great loss.
Alise Posted - Apr 12 2016 : 11:33:20 AM
Oh, this is so sad! I received a wonderful felt heart from Portia in one of the swaps- it's big and happy and I had told her it seemed like she had sent a big hug to me through the mail. I am sorry I am unable to get a copy of it sent off to you, though, Kristi, to add to your collage. Thank you for sharing the photo of the flowers you sent- they are beautiful.

Blessings to you on your life's journey.
mjscanlan Posted - Apr 08 2016 : 05:23:11 AM
I am just stunned and saddened. With all the art and creative cards that I have received from her over the past years, it feels like I know her. God's strength and Grace to her family during this time. I know she was received with open arms by Heaven and all the Angels.

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
mrssarahhall Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 6:37:37 PM
Portia and I swapped quite a few times as well, I will send you some photos of the beautiful things she made for me for the book Kristi, what a great idea.

Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau

KristiW Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 4:38:40 PM
Thanks, we felt that bouquet was more reflective of our farmgirl style and Portia herself. And thanks for your offer Aimee, MaryJanesFarm took care of it

Farmgirl Sister #6

becky 2002 Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 2:34:12 PM
The flowers look beautiful - thank-you for doing that
n/a Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 2:23:12 PM
I too was moved by this news. I pray God will rush his loving arms around all of her family.
To Portia, Until we meet again at the rainbow bridge. Farmgirl hugs Portia. Kathleen

Have a blessed day. Farmgirl Sister #6701
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 10:14:19 AM
The flowers are beautiful, Kristi. Thank-you for sharing the photo with us. The bouquet feels very reminiscent of our beloved MaryJanesFarm!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
Bleeni Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 09:06:35 AM
Can I help with any of the flower cost?

KristiW Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 08:57:44 AM

I am sharing the flowers we are sending to Portia's family, with all of our love from all of us farmgirls.

Farmgirl Sister #6

Killarney Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 07:27:40 AM
I am still in shock, like all of you! I sent you an email Kristi.

texdane Posted - Apr 07 2016 : 05:22:06 AM
I just saw this sad news on another post. How horrible. What a loss.

Prayers for her family.

Farmgirl Hugs,

Farmgirl Sister #1155
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2013

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Kitty Komforts Posted - Apr 06 2016 : 11:00:34 PM
Thank you Kristi...I am new to the farmgirl family this year and am so very sorry for your loss; I am sending great love and care for all who knew Portia and her loved ones.

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