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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 1, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #8010521

Diane Sell. makshi passed away July 31, 2010. She just celebrated her 9th anniversary here at Dave's Garden, having signed up July 21st, 2001. She loved plants and gardening even though her health problems prevented her from being extremely active. A generous trader, she loved sharing seeds and plants with newbies and was always happily participating in the trading threads. She was an animal lover too, and was a well-loved fixture over in the Pets Forum where she loved hearing about the furry family members of all of us. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

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tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #8010545

Diane certainly did love to share both her plants and herself. I will treasure the things I got from her. I will also treasure the memory of a lovely and generous lady. She will be sorely missed. My best to her family and friends.
Bev

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #8010569

I didn't know Diane very well, but enjoyed the few trades, threads and dmails that we did share. One thing that I am going to miss about Diane is that sometimes, she could speak her mind frankly in a context within which not everyone agreed with her - but she was so cute when she did it that the effect was to stimulate an interesting dialog and not a battle.

She was always so pleasant and intelligent, no matter how much others might deviate from that standard. And always her voice enriched the common passion for flowers and all things beautiful in nature that this website shares.

Andy, please accept my sympathy for your loss. Your mom will be very much missed by many in the DG community.

Karen
TurtleChi
Danville, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #8010638

I will miss her and her very big heart. She loved plants and loved to share her plants with others. I am sorry for her loss and will keep her family in my prayers.
Love,
Susan
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #8010668

I didn't participate in the swaps but would like to lurk and read the fun posts and really enjoyed Mashki's posts. Sometimes its hard to get someone's personality through internet typing but others really come across well.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family for their loss.
plantlover49
Hamilton, OH

August 1, 2010
8:01 AM

Post #8010678

I didn't know Diane, but she sounds like a wonderful person, my thought's & parayers go out too the family

Elizabeth
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2010
8:12 AM

Post #8010695

Makshi was a generous and tender-hearted soul, always reaching out to share something of herself, whether with a humorous observation or an offer of plants or seeds. She's part of the heart of this community. She'll be missed so much by so many... but she'll also be remembered with a smile.

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TurtleChi
Danville, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #8010702

I can't agree more. Well said.
Hugs,
Sue
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2010
8:28 AM

Post #8010729

Makshi really was "a part of the heart of the community". I'm seeing posts in her honor all over the DG community--a tribute to the contributions she made, and her kind soul. She will always be remembered as a good friend to many.
1tjl
Eastern MA, MA

August 1, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #8010767

Sending my sympathy, thoughts and prayers to family and friends. TJ
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #8010796

She was a beautiful soul and a lovely lady - she will be missed.
bobyrd
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #8010884

I am so sad to see a good soul and lover of nature leave this world. The sorrow is for the ones who knew and loved her and will miss her so much. She was an asset to Dave's and her presence will be missed.

Bonnie
zinniared
Virginia Beach, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2010
10:39 AM

Post #8011035

Sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers for Diane and her family.

Linda

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #8011045

Andy, I am praying for healing for you and your family in your time of loss. Your Mom was a beautiful lady and loved by many at Dave's! Her love of flowers and animals and her spirit of sharing resonated in the posts I have seen from her. She will be greatly missed by her friends here...

Kelly
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2010
10:50 AM

Post #8011057

My thoughts & prayers are with her family, she will surely be missed, what a lovely lady.

MrsBonnie
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2010
11:22 AM

Post #8011132

Andy,
Your mom was a wonderful generous hearted soul.She was loved by many here and we will cherish the memories.

Lynn

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #8011410

Diane, thank you for your very generous heart. I will treasure the seeds you sent me. You were so loved here and will be missed. Just wish you could have seen the huge SuperSteak tomato I picked yesterday off the plant I grew from your seeds!

Claudia

DebbiesDaisy

DebbiesDaisy
Lyndonville, NY

August 1, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #8011531

Ohhh, this just grabbed my heart big time.

I am so sorry to hear of our dear friends passing, many times she would send me d-mails of comfort, love or advice...

Edited to add: I was in a Christmas Ornament swap with her a few years ago...I certainly have a dear treasure. A glass Angel ornament in a blue globe

My condolences to her family and friends...Heaven certainly has a new Beautiful Angel

Debbie

This message was edited Aug 1, 2010 4:55 PM

kooger

kooger
Oostburg, WI
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #8011789

I'm so very sorry to hear of makshi's passing. I also traded with her and one day sent her a large box of craft magazines I needed to share.

I remember when she changed her name and we all had to guess what her new name meant. Sweet, sweet lady!

9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #8012055

oh, I am so sad to hear this. she was a wonderful lady! :'(
defoecat
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #8012080

When I first came to DG and as a newbie, met her and her generous heart. She shared seeds with me many times, and always put in a lovely note with them. I will miss her and her generous spirit.
budgielover
Pinellas Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 2, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #8013215

Andy
I am so sorry for you loss. I just lost my Mom too on July 17th and it is very hard so I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jan...
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #8013319

Honeybee, Honeybee - gone but not forgotten...

I am growing her Red Cup Tomato this year and will add her to my Memory Garden next year.

You have my deepest condolences at your loss. Truly a lovely lady!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2010
1:52 PM

Post #8013777

I really did not know her, but its sad that we lost someone who was kind and loving. From what everyone has posted I'm sure I would of loved her also.

My prayers are with the family and ask them to remember that she is now in God's garden and having a good time.

maccionoadha

maccionoadha
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 2, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #8014157

Though I did not know her, I am truly sadden to hear of her passing. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Aquene kah nahonnushagk (Peace and farewell),
WautuckquesSochepo (SnowRabbit)

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

August 2, 2010
6:07 PM

Post #8014299

I will miss you, Makshi!
You were so generous and thoughtful after I lost everything to Katrina! Heaven is so blessed to have such a beautiful angel in the garden! Love you and will surely miss you.
Julie
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #8014519

I'm so sorry that Makshi is no longer with us. But I am thrilled to know that she is once again whole and in no pain. I saw her posts frequently and thought of her as a regular - kind, pleasant, upbeat, and humble. Traits we could all learn to exhibit more.

My heart goes out to your family, Makshi, who, I'm sure is missing you very deeply. I'll keep them all in my heart - they were indeed fortunate to have a mother and relative such as you.

Kathy
Hillbilly_Gran
Jasper, AR
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2010
7:09 AM

Post #8015203

My thoughts and prayers are with you Andy, your mother had a wonderful generous spirit and will be greatly missed.
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #8015531

Andy I am sorry for loss. Your mom was greatly loved here on DG and will be remebered always for her kindness and generosity.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2010
8:09 PM

Post #8016963

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so sweet to trade a very generous amount of canna seeds with me. Her memories live on in my garden.
Chicory31
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #8020220

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I like many others had a wonderful trade(s) with Makshi.
She will be missed =(
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #8020983

Thank you guys, for all of the kind things.
I can barely type, I am bawling.
My mom was tenacious, and loving and so full of life.
She smiled at everyone, and was so kind to everyone, even though a lot of folks would look away from her, even the neighbors, because she was in a wheelchair, had oxygen, whatever.
I called her my Lil' Frankenstein, with so much love, because she was put together so often.
If I take anything from her passing, besides a broken heart and seared soul, it is the knowledge that every moment may be your last with that someone.
PLEASE, sit with your mom if you get a chance (MAKE THAT CHANCE), hold her hand, hug your dad, laugh at a stupid joke, just SHARE with your loved ones.
I thought, foolishly, that my mom would be by my side forever, that we would both pass away in a nursing home sometime in 2035.
It is not plannable.
Love that special someone today, please.
For me and my mom.

Andy Simmons (pic of mom, a couple years ago, helping to vac those slippery Magnolia blossoms LOLOL)

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #8021047

Beautiful, Andy! Your Mom was so blessed to have such a sweet son! I'm sure you miss her terribly, but she will live forever in your heart!
cyndiehook
Central, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #8021346

Andy,
It goes without saying that we will all miss your MOM.
I most recently traded her tomato seeds for canna seeds, which I have never grown in Maine.
They are now growing in my garden, and each year I plant them out, I will think of her and smile that I had a chance to share in her life.
Cyndie
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2010
4:37 AM

Post #8021968

Years ago she sent me amarillis seeds I thought she was nuts, I have had beautiful blooms and will cherish them as long as They last.
She will be missed.

Lavina
ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 8, 2010
5:23 PM

Post #8027495

She will be Greatly Missed!!

(((Andy)))
Lotusblossom
Newark, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #8029942

A great lady and always ready to do what she could. I'll miss her.
tazzy
Sand Springs, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2010
9:27 PM

Post #8036788

So sorry for your loss ,
God bless you and family
hope43
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2010
9:16 AM

Post #8041229

So sorry for your loss and your advice to everyone is wonderful one never knows. i had traded with hrr .. she was wonderful kind lady..
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

August 16, 2010
9:09 AM

Post #8043099

Andy, I am sorry for your loss..regards to you and your family.

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

August 18, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #8048605

I'm sad to say I did not know this wonderful and such loved lady.
My loss I'm sure. My prayers and thought are with this family. Please Know she is in GOOD hands now where there is NO pain or suffering and No sickness. I can only imagine the beautiful gardens in heaven she will be able to walk in. GOD BLESS you all.
May you walk in HIS presence and be wrapped in her love.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #8069206

I just saw this today...I still think of her as Honeybee...and thought at one time she and Andy might move to my area...I sent her lots of stuff about our area...I am glad that she is now in the Heavenly Garden of no PAIN! Prayers to the family. Jo
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2010
8:27 AM

Post #8070442

Yeah, Jo, that move never worked out! LOLOL
And actually Makshi is Indian for Honeybee, which is pretty cool.
Thanks for the kindness and love, folks.
I still feel at a loss.
Andy
Lotusblossom
Newark, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2010
7:19 PM

Post #8071646

You will always feel the loss, Andy. But it gets better with time.
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #8102751

I am starting to put the finishing touches on her Memorial Garden I am putting in my sisters' yard.
I took some pics of her bench I put in the garden, I will post a pic soon. :)
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #8102769

Here is a pic of her memorial bench, the garden is still being worked on.
I put white marble rocks under her concrete bench, then I had a bunch of blue fish tank rocks, and a ton of plastic beads, different shapes, I poured on top of the white rocks.
It makes me happy. :)

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #8102771

The bench is beautiful Andy;o)
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2010
3:34 PM

Post #8102850

I think it is great and what a wonderful place to set and remember your mother.

june_nmexico

june_nmexico
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2010
4:14 PM

Post #8102916

What a serene and lovely tribute to your Mother, Andy.
She is always with you in spirit but when you take time
to sit on that bench, she will be even closer.

roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

September 16, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #8103066

That is just a lovely Memorial to a great lady. You are a wonderful son too. Jo
Lotusblossom
Newark, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #8145124

I second what Roadrunner said. You have created a beautiful place.
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

October 15, 2010
12:07 PM

Post #8157611

Thank you for the kind words.

Unfortunately, I have moved about 3 hours south of my sister, and the Memorial Garden and bench are at my sisters house.

I am trying to get there to pick up some more of my moms bulbs, and her Mimosa tree and Madevilla before it gets too cold.

I am now in Corydon, IN. It is nice out here, mom would have loved it, very wilderness-y. :)
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 15, 2010
12:14 PM

Post #8157623

I just heard this news from Andy. Makshi was a much loved participant on the Dahlia Forum. We will miss her very much there. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours Andy.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 5, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8293776

I was just looking up an old thread in the pets forum and saw the "in memory" below her name. Andy, I'm so sorry.
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8781802

She will forever be Honeybee to me...may your flight into the heavenly garden bring you peace and comfort.

"eyes"

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 11, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8886090

I still think of Diane often...

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8895520

Me too nanny_56! Everytime I see one of her plants bloom in my gardens... ♥

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