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Sunshine625: "In The Words Of Those Who Love Her"

Updated on May 6, 2017
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At Date Of Writing Sunshine625 Has:

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1060
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Preparation

When I decided to write this tribute to Sunshine625, I was excited. Mine was going to be the best tribute ever written. I would investigate, find bits and pieces of information that all would want to know, and Sunshine625 (a.k.a. Linda Bilyeu) would shine greater than ever before!

Then it hit me. "What do you say about a person that's already told everything there is to know about them?"

Of course, I could do a comedy roast!

"Born June 25th, 19*3, Linda was the fourth of six children. Her parents had gotten it right three prior times, and then Linda happened. Not giving up hope, her parents had two more children that proved they'd figured out their mistake. Linda grew up quickly as 5'1" doesn't take long to achieve. She was a shy child, but has grown up to be quite a _____ at times. 19 months ago, Linda came to Hubpages and she found herself a home behind the computer and has never left it, except to occasionally shower."

No, that wouldn't work.

Finally, it hit me. "Why not let others tell the story of what Linda Bilyeu means to them?"

In secrecy exceeding CIA requirements, I incorporated the talents of Midget38 to assist me. She set up Facebook chats, emails, and basically, everything my feeble brain couldn't. She was essential to this project's success.

Slowly, the plan came together. Each hubber had four simple questions to answer. Hopefully this would tell her story.

You have now been brought up to the present. Here is the rest of the story in the words of just a small sampling of those Linda's helped to move closer to reaching their dreams.

Katrina & the Waves "Walking On Sunshine"

Halloween Linda
Halloween Linda | Source

What Makes Linda A Special Hubber?

"Linda personally goes out of her way to make everyone feel special in their own way...She truly never stops and is so dedicated to all of us." (Janinehuldie)

"Linda always goes out of her way to make new hubbers feel welcome! She's a great person and takes pains to explain the ropes." (Suelynn)

"She is not only supportive of other hubbers, she's encouraging. Even when you think you may have written your worst hub she usually takes time out to comment and voice her support." (Aleciamurphy)

"She has a very kind and passionate heart for others. She has the way that can make you feel at ease and happy while reading her awesome work." (UnknownSpy)

"Linda is indeed her pen name. She exudes the positivism, optimism and radiance that Sunshine does each day! (Marcoujor)

"Sunshine, smiles, sharing spirit and an endless supply of generosity & goodwill." (Docmo)

"Of course one can't forget she is the Queen of Lists!" (tillsontitan)

"Charm, charisma and a sunny disposition is to be envied." (TTombs08)

"When came on the scene it really was a ray of "sunshine." (Rastamermaid)

Roy Ayers "Everybody Loves The Sunshine"

President Sunshine625
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What Hub That Linda Has Written Best Describes Her To You?

" Linda has so many great hubs that showcase her creativity, intellligence, and her positive and down to earth nature. Her "How to Feel Like a Rock Star" of my favorites. It is about being the best person you can be." (Danateresa)

"Grandma Sunshine" because I think of Linda as an absolute ray of sunshine that brightens up even the cloudiest of days of all. (Janinehuldie)

"This is an easy one, her hub entitled “Sunshine Random Fun Facts”. She has a marvelous collection of hub titles but this one brings out the Linda we all know and love with her honesty and humor." (tillsontitan)

"I was going for the "Sunshine Smile" hub but I think her amazing spirit comes in the "Cancer Caregiver Tribute" hub." (Docmo)

"I love her hubs about cancer- particularly cancer etiquette. I have personal experience with those who've had cancer and there are times you feel you don't know the right words to say. That's who she is- she may not be able to say what she wants but she's there for you." (Aleciamurphy)

"Her hub, "Sunshine: Random Fun Facts", is definitely a fun, easy to follow, and hilarious piece of work that best describes her." (Kdubarry03)

"Her Hub: "Don't Allow Anyone to Steal your Sunshine!" (Ishwaryaa22)

"Sunshine's Fun Facts is my Favorite" (Jeolmoz2)

Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"

Just a Pussycat at heart.
Just a Pussycat at heart. | Source

What Has Linda Done For You That Makes Her Special To You?

"Linda takes the time to connect no matter what she juggles on the home front. I can count on her for support, advice, honesty and SUPREME friendship. (Marcoujor)

"Reached out to me, became my friend and taught me a huge amount of information about SEO" (TTombs08)

"Linda was really friendly and welcoming and that made a huge difference in being a stranger and being one of the group." (Suelynn)

"She has helped to create an online newspaper,the Sunshine Times, that helps to get our hubs more views." (Midget38)

"I don't know how she finds the time!, but she always gives me advice on the dos & don'ts on Hub Pages" (Jeolmoz2)

"She's a very caring spirit and with me being a very busy parent among other things,I see she's even developed an emag to help others get traffic and exposure." (Rastamermaid)

"She is always there. She will read anything you write and always leaves a comment." (tillsontitan)

"She invited me to her FB group, gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home in another exciting world" (Ishwaryaa22)

The Brady Bunch "Sunshine Day"

Hot Mama Linda
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If You Had One Sentence To Relay All Your Feelings About Linda What Would It Be?

"Linda IS sunshine personified: warm for those who need warmth, burning hot when she sees injustice, casting away shadows and cynicism." (Docmo)

"Linda is a truly positive lady who pays it forward!" (Midget38)

"She's a "true comrade" and she likes to get her "Country On!" (Jeolmoz2)

"Shine, you are such an amazing woman and i love you :)" (Unknownspy)

"Linda is a warm ray of sunshine in a sometimes gloomy world." (Danateresa)

"My feelings for Linda: I found her to be very helpful, supportive and caring! No wonder she won the Hubbie Award 2012 for being the most helpful hubber!" (Ishwaryaa22)

"Thank you for all you do for all of us on Hubpages ...as well as from the bottom of my heart I want you to know how much I value your friendship." (Janinehuldie)

" I envy people like Linda. I wish I could be more like her." (Mary615)

"Linda is a sunshiny doll!" (Suelynn)

"You are the best, Linda; can I get a yeehaw?!" (Kdubarry03)

"Her HP names fits her well Sunshine 625." (Rastamermaid)

"Her hub name says it all- she's still standing when it would have been easy to give up or give in." (Aleciamurphy)

“Sunshine almost always makes me high” (tillsontitan)

"My idea of a BEAUTIFUL DAY is CRUISIN' with my homey, LB... then, I'm AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE...!" (Marcoujor))

"Thank you, Linda, for simply being you." (TTombs08)

John Denver "Sunshine On My Shoulders"

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A Few Final Words

So, you've heard the words of only a few whose lives have been positively influenced by this wonderful person. Sunshine625 / Linda Bilyeu means so much more than she realizes to so many people.

You've heard everyone else speak. Now, I have but one small part to add.

When I first came to Hubpages, I found a few folks that would read my hubs. For the first month, I tried numerous avenues to build traffic without a lot of luck. I had just joined a couple of Facebook Groups, and then, a week later, was approached to enter Linda's. Having not seen much success in the other two, I was somewhat apprehensive.

Anyway, I joined. Suddenly, by doing as directed, my views started jumping. Now, my daily views (on a bad day) equal my first month's totals. Through support, care and guidance, either by Linda or those that assist her, I feel as though I'm succeeding. And, with that continued support, there's no way to fail.

That's how all feel that have had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with Linda. Her love and support reign supreme. Sunshine625, has indeed, made our days much brighter.

"Thanks Mom!"

"And, No, you can't have a vacation."

One Last Note:

First, my apologies to those involved as space would not allow all answer to be used. Also, some answers have been edited for space requirements. I hope you feel the meaning was kept.

As stated, this had to be done in complete secrecy to surprise Linda. Please don't feel left out if you weren't contacted. It's extremely hard to leave personal messages in various places that have views by all concerned. Most contacts were made in a private chat, or by email request. Don't feel left out or upset, please just tell Linda below how you really feel! God Bless!

©Copyright RCRUMPLE2012. All Rights Reserved

Andrew Reed "Sunshiny Day"

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh-----My-----God.....I'm happy to see this special hub make the rounds once again. Hard for me to realize it was 20 months ago!

      Well, all I can say twenty months later is that when it comes to Linda Sue, Our Little Miss Sunshine....getting to know her better is a total treat. Her energy, sense of humor and common sense attitude makes her a magnet to everyone she touches.

      She is simply one-of-a-kind and I love her to pieces. She knows she's my main squeeze...and I do NOT give that Title to just anyone!

      Thanks for sharing this with us again. It's a perfect tribute because it's true and well-deserving........Hugs, Paula/The Effer

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey RC, Take any Facebook quizzes lately? ;)

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Cute, funny, awesome, beautiful, just like Linda.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Richard, Nell said we are pinned on Pinterest! We are famous!! Ouch about the pin though, kinda sharp! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Just came back for another read via Pinterest! lol! voted up and shared again, nell

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda - Good of you to keep the link. This is another example of HP's doing its best to hide hubs. I remember a time when creativity was appreciated. Now, it seems to be the target. Keep smiling!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sunshine is sending smiles to you also Steph and MM!!

      RC you get a goofy grin because every time I see the photos in this hub I LMAO! :))

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Maria - Really good to see you, again! I know Linda will be as happy as I that you stopped in! Her smile does indeed make a day much brighter, there is no doubt. Thanks, Sis, it means a lot!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Wanted to stop by to say HI to my bro, Rich...and to see our Linda's sunshiny smile to brighten up this rainy Saturday!

      Love and hugs to you both, Sis / MM

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Thanks Stephanie - Sunshine definitely deserves all the accolades as she's a great person in every way! Many thanks!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady! Hugs and smiles to you and to Sunshine! :)))))

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I did! Thank you:)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Happy Valentine's Day, Sunshine!

      I hope you had a great one! You truly deserve it!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      PDX just shared this on FB and I thought it was a perfect time to stop by and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day RC! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Making me smile all over the place!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Michelle - Good to see you here again. Don't forget, none of this would have happened without your help! Many Thanks!

      Jo - Really nice of you to visit! Linda's a great person in every way! She's helped so many people in so many ways on Hubpages. She really brightens up everyone's day! Greatly appreciate the visit and your kind words! Many Thanks!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Great job, a wonderful and dazzling tribute, Sunshine625's smile alone is like pure 24 carat gold.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hello, Richard and Linda, coming in again to say that this is a great tribute!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      deergha -

      So nice of you to stop in!

      I know I speak for Linda, too, when I say thank you for your kind words. Linda is truly a ray of sunshine in this world we live. She has helped so many achieve and never asked for anything in return. She is a wonder, to say the least.

      Greatly appreciate the comments and votes! Many Thanks!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Its such a shining hub like the sunshine herself. Shine all your way on and on....rcrumple and sunshine both my best wishes always. All votes way up and sharing it too.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      LOL! Scaring kids on Halloween, awesomeness!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda -

      So nice to see you!

      My wife says "It's in the mail!" Halloween is over and she says she got the pumpkin and leaves out of it, and has never had such a successful item on a manaquinn hanging from a tree that scared so many kids away. We never had the first candy muncher as they all ran as fast as they could by the hanging bikini doll! lol

      Good to hear from you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey RC, I'm just stopping by to say hello and wondering if I could get my bikini back? I think you've borrowed it long enough. :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Graham -

      So good of you to visit, sir!

      Linda is a tremendous individual. She's assisted so many on hubpages reach their goals and better their skills. And, she's always done so with a smile, regardless of her personal obligations.

      Thank you for your kind comments! Greatly appreciated!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you, I really enjoyed your hub. Great presentation the videos added so much and your lovely subject is someone rather special.

      Voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      BongSantos -

      So nice to meet you!

      Linda is a great individual in every aspect. Visit some of her hubs and comment and I'm sure you'll soon appreciate what she stands for.

      Thanks so for commenting! Greatly appreciated!

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      Jobb Gosamo 4 years ago from Philippines

      The preface is a delish riot. A tribute done in this fashion is love unfolding right before your eyes. The naughty, delectable drollery is simply delightful. This is wit. I have yet to meet Linda here, but already I'm in awe of her. Great write, so glad accident brought me here.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      YEEHAW!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Shauna - Linda is a great person whose generosity has been experienced by many a successful hubber. She deserves all the praise that all of those she's mentored can give. Thanks so for your kind words. Greatly appreciated!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Awesome, Rich! It's nice to see so many tributes to the awesome friends we make on HubPages. Great job!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Arian - Good to see you here! Linda makes such a difference to so many people. She's just an absolutely fantastic person! Thanks so for your kind words, and the YEEHAW!

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      Arian Rey 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      A ray of Sunshine makes a difference to a hubbers of HubPages. Salute and two thumbs up for this awesome tribute! YEEHAW!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rasma - Thanks for stopping in! Linda is a great lady and works so hard to help everyone. She's a dream come true for so many. Many Thanks!

      Theresa - Everyone recognizes all that Linda does, it makes something like this easy. It's easily seen in the words of those she's helped. Many Thanks!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Rich - What a well-executed tribute to Linda. Very nicely done. Great and varied selection of songs. Nice work. Theresa

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Incredible tribute to a very wonderful lady and great music too. Enjoyed much and passing this on.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rick - Thanks for your kind words. Linda's a blessing to most of us in many ways. I can definitely relate to the success she's helped you achieve, and the friendliness she demonstrates daily. Many Thanks!

      Daisy - Thanks for stopping in! Linda deserves all the praise she gets, and more. I know she'll appreciate your kind words. Many Thanks!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rich,

      Thanks for all the time you put into organizing this tribute to the most hard-working, caring person I have ever met. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Richard, this is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. Linda was one of the very first, if not the first, to greet me here on HubPages. She reached out, made me feel welcome and encouraged me to step out and 'pimp' myself as well as others. If I had to guess, I would say that half of my traffic and followers today are the direct and indirect results of what Linda does for hubbers every day. She's a great lady and certainly deserving of your excellent tribute. Well done!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Thanks, Linda! They all love you, lady! Take care of yourself and keep smiling! Yeehaw!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Popping in to give you a Yeehaw RC! :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Vinaya - Linda is indeed an awesome individual in every way! Your interview did a great job of demonstrating this and it would be an atrocity not to have included it. I'm glad you approve! Many Thanks!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Hi R,

      This is awesome tribute to awesome writer, friend and HP community member. I loved your presentations. Photo manipulation is wonderful.

      Thanks for linking my interview with Linda.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Rajan, Mel, Peggy, Maria, Anamika, ignugent17 .... Thank you for your kind comments! Keep on shining! :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mel - I'm so glad you've experienced what so many have in Linda's generosity and efforts. She truly is a ray of sunshine to all those she comes in contact with! As far as the hub is concerned, Michelle help me so much in getting the word out and setting up people for questions, I have to give her much of the credit. And those that contributed all did a great job giving fantastic answers. I was only a small part of it all. Thanks so for your comments!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Peggy W - So good to see you! Linda has so many great hubs it's amazing. She's the queen of lists and positive vibes reign supreme in her hubs. I know you'll find many to your liking! Thanks for you kind words!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Meldz - Linda does so much for so many people I have no idea how she accomplishes it all. HP needs to take a step back and really take notice. Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Maria - I'm so grateful for all of your participation in this and thank you greatly for it. Linda's such a great sport, even at the police department! lol I know both Linda and I thank you for everything!

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Richard, this hub is outstanding!! I am a huge fan of Linda's. She's been so helpful since I've started here, always a friendly word to say and full of fun. I have a great deal of respect for her. Well done on this truly fantastic tribute to her! I love that you made it a surprise and got others involved too. :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Amazing tribute and I especially liked the roast that you did at the start. All I can say is that I have obviously been missing out and need some of that sunshine over here in Houston. Heading on over to that hub of hers that you highlighted right now. Thanks!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Rich,

      I am glad to know Linda more and I respect her for all the things that she has done in her life and in hubpages. It is really great to know such a wonderful person.

      Thank you very much for the funny things included. :-)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Rich,

      This is a fabulous tribute to Linda that is as cool as she is. You and Michelle did a wonderful job.

      I have been so busy baking a cake with a file and figuring how to get past Security to get this honey out of the hooey. I have never seen a more gorgeous mug shot in my life. I hope she gets to write a hub with a list of dos and don't for that shot. Knowing you, it would be broadcasted all ver the news.

      Oh, the music...so awesome! Voted UP and all and hee haw! MM

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rajan - Linda is always warm to all who know her, as you know. She makes it easy to put something like this together. We appreciate your kind words.

      Anamika S - Linda's smile can brighten up the darkest of days. And, it's always there regardless of what she's going thru personally. Thanks so for commenting!

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      This is indeed a great tribute to a wonderful fellow hubber. What strikes me first about her is her 'sunshine smile'.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very endearing tribute, as bright and warm as Sunshine herself.

      A great job, Richard. And thanks for sharing.

      Voting it up on all counts; the funny too, yes, I like when she's at her wittiest. Passing this on.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      shiningirisheyes - Linda has so many great hubs to choose from the list goes on and on. She truly does bring sunshine to everyone that comes in contact with her in any way. Thanks for your comments!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow - Such a fantastic write up. I just finished checking out Sunshines625's profile page and I'm still laughing at one hub in particular - 50 things women want men to know. She is a great source of humor and TRUTH!!!

      LOL

      Thanks for this very deserving hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I love you peeps! Thank you Rema, Martie, Alecia, Mary, Tills, Ish, Lesley...everyone who commented. Y'all rock my socks!

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Can I make a slight change to one of my answers Richard? The answer to Q1 should read "Linda's friendly and loving nature (not to forget her infectious smile) makes her a special 'person' and not a hubber. Sorry about the typo. I consider her a great human being and not just a hubber. Thanks Richard. Cheers, Rema.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rema -

      So right you are! I have tried to do that in every response made here! This is a celebration of Linda. I am only the messenger. I am sure she will appreciate your answers to the questions. As you are well aware, she is a very special person to many of us all. Many Thanks!

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Richard,

      No worries that all hubbers that Linda knows have not contributed to this awesome hub about the most friendly hubber on HP. Whoever wants to can add their answers here in the comments section like I want to do here. The point is to talk about Linda, right Richard?

      Q 1: What makes Linda special? Linda's friendly and loving nature (not to forget her infectious smile) makes her a special hubber.

      Q 2: Her best hub: Free Hub Hug at: https://hubpages.com/community/Free-Hub-Hug though this is a very tough question to answer as all her hubs are very interesting to read.

      Q 3: About Linda in one sentence: Lovable with an Infectious smile, Nice and courteous,Downright humorous,Absolutely amazing.

      A great fitting tribute to the warm and friendly person that Linda is. I am very happy that you made this hub Richard. Thank you.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Martie - I appreciate your kind words concerning the hub. Linda is a truly remarkable person as your comments have so demonstrated. There simply aren't enough adjectives to describe her efforts and generosity. Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Alecia -

      Good Morning!

      It is the words of you and the others that contributed that made this hub what it is, in addition to the tremendous individual Linda is. The comments to this hub is demonstrating just how fantastic she really is! I have to thank you and everyone that took the time to write answers to my questions, and kept the secrecy intact! Many Thanks!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      rcrumple, this is an excellent tribute to a remarkable woman. I don't know words that would describe my admiration for Linda aka Sunshine in accordance with my warm feelings for her. She has proven herself as a go-getter, a hard worker, reaching her goals systematically and determined with a positive, enthusiastic and contagious spirit. I adore her and treasure her friendship and support.

      Voted up, true and awesome!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Richard you did an awesome job of capturing the one and only Sunshine! The pics are funny too! Great job and many hub hugs :)!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      ishwaryaa22 -

      I have to thank you for your participation in this! Your comments helped to make this tribute to one we all love. I'm humbled and exceptionally lucky to have folks like yourself so willing to share. Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mary -

      Good to see you again!

      I'm caught between calling her Wonder Woman (although in the bikini shot she did look a lot like Linda Carter) or Supergirl. She fits both titles so well!

      Many Thanks!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A fantastic tribute to one of the most supportive hubbers ever! Sunshine Madam have an unique gift of bringing sunshine everywhere and she is very likable! No wonder she gained superstardom on HubPages! You did a fabulous job! Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I came back this AM for a reread of your wonderful tribute. When I think of Linda, I think of Wonder Woman; remember her????

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mary - As I just spoke to UnknownSpy, I have to thank you sincerely for the part you played in this. Without your participation, and that of others, this tribute would never have occurred. The words you all spoke were filled with truth and praise and are the backbone to this tribute. It is you I thank!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Myz - Thanks so much for being a big part of this. Your comments spoke so well of what we all think of Linda. I sincerely appreciate you and everyone else did to make this a successful tribute!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Lesleysherwood - Thank you for stopping in. All that participated in this hub said it so well. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Faletame has his sources Linda, that also reach far and wide. : )

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Julie - You said it so well. Regardless of the distance in between, Linda has always been there for hubbers. I'm sure Linda appreciates all you've expressed! Thanks so much for the compliments.

      La Thing - Thanks so much for your comments! Linda is always there, no doubt, a great friend in waiting for whenever you need her. Much Appreciated!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Well Richard you not only pulled this off (with the help of our wonderful Michelle) but you made it humorous and beautiful...hard to do guy! The funny thing is (pardon the pun) it was not an easy thing to do but you did it beautifully. We all know Linda and appreciate her for the great hubber she is...oh, and about that bikini, no wonder you give out fashion advice looking like that Linda ;)

      Richard, Michelle, and Linda...to quote my good friend Spock, "Live long and prosper"!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Rich, i agree! Best tribute ever!

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      Lesleysherwood 4 years ago

      I love this hub... it describes a wonderful person exactly.. She is everything you say and more! Thank you

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I am honored with all of your thoughts, comments and humor too. I'm still trying to figure out how Richard got a pic of me in the bikini ;)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hey, Richy, great tribute to a wonderful lady! And I am going to put in my TWO CENTS, as we say it here in the States (Nell, lol) :) 'Linda in that 'shining star' that shines on you even when you are far away from her!'...... She is a great friend, and a loving one! And you, Rich, did a wonderful job with this hub. Voting up and awesome!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Rich, great hub - Linda will be blushing! Others commenting have nicked all of the best adjectives I would use to describe her so I will settle for saying that for Linda it's smiles not miles that matter and she has gone out of her way to be a friend, mentor, greeter, encourager and all round good egg to hundreds of hubbers wherever they are in the world - we love ya Linda! As Nell says 'YeeHaw!'

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mhatter - Just a sunshiny sunshine day! Linda's a great lady, and that's an understatement. Thanks for your kind words, sir! Greatly appreciated!

      Julio - I thank you for being a part of it, sir. You contributions here helped to make it what it is. I know Linda's happy seeing them, too! Again, many thanks!

      Linda - Take a look at Sunshine625's profile and check out some of her hubs. You're gonna be surprised to see how most of them are to make people smile or deal with life's conflicts. I really think you'll be impressed. Thanks so much for your kind words. Really appreciated!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I haven't yet had the pleasure of an encounter with this obviously special lady but it only took this read to know that she has made her mark on this community. What a lovely tribute. One could only hope to be so well thought of in any circle in their lifetime. Beautiful hub tribute rcrumple.

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      Julio E Olmo Sr 4 years ago from Florida, USA

      Great Tribute Richard!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Impressive tribute, but you knew that. Fun, funny yet tastefully respectful. ow could any not fall in love with this or Sunshine. I get it! it is Sunshine's sunshine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Then that's a double YEEHAW and a WOOT :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda,

      I gotta give you one back, lady. You're a special person, as you can see by all the comments. You deserve so much more than we can give. So, for you, "YEEHAW!"

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mary -

      Thanks so for contributing here! Your words of praise helped out tremendously. Linda's a great person with a tremendous heart, as we all know. I just wanted her to know how we really felt about her. Thanks so much for your help and kind words!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm feeling the love! RC you got yourself a YEEHAW!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      You did a wonderful job with this tribute. I can't believe you kept this a secret from her because she knows everything that goes on around here! She is truly an amazing person. I envy people like her who can multi-task, and make it seem so easy. She is a whirl wind full of sunshine! She has been a good friend, and they are hard to find.

      Thanks for doing this tribute for our Linda!!!!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Deborah - You are another example of Linda's generosity. It's so good to hear from all that she's had a part in helping. I thank you for your kind words, my dear, and am humbled by your compliment. Many Thanks!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      well let me tell you how great Sunshine has been to me.. she took me under her wing 11 months ago.. and has been so good to me.. she is truly a great person and great hubber and a wonderful delightful writer..

      Richard what a wonderful job you did with this tribute to a wonderful hubber and friend. And You are great too my friend

      Bless you

      Debbie

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Suelynn - Thanks so much for your kind words. I know Linda will be reading all these comments and be more than appreciative of your praise. Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mohan - I thank you for the photos and your contributions. It all helped tremendously in the making of this hub. Linda deserves all good graces from above to shine upon her, as she shines hers upon all others. As you know well, she is an awesome person that never stops helping others. Thanks so much, sir!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bruce - Thanks so much for commenting. Linda is a shining star on HP, to say the least. I couldn't agree more about her helping so many people. Thanks for your kind worlds!

      bdegiulio - Linda reached out to you and so many over her time on HP, endlessly doing her best to see others succeed. The number of people she's helped is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

      Suzette - I couldn't agree more. Her small stature is simply a charade for the huge heart she has and shares with many. She's a great person, for sure. Thanks for commenting!

      Faith Reaper - I appreciate your kind words. Linda's non-stop for hours on end. I, personally, don't have any idea how she does it. She's truly amazing. I won't share my thoughts on Keith Urban. lol Thanks so much for everything!

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      Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      rcrumple and Midget38: Great job and well done. Linda, you're a treasure and you know... what goes around comes around. I am not surprised everyone thinks so highly of you... you always put yourself out there for others. Love this hub and voting up and across. :)))))

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Well done Richard, this is an awesome tribute to Linda who deserves this and more. Her spirit and generosity shines through everything she touches. ( Including me. Yeah, That's right, She actually hugged me.) She's a funny, adorable, awesome person.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda - so glad you like this. There's so many people whose lives are better because of all you've done and continue to do. You are the Sunshine, and will always be! No brag.... Just fact! : )

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      RC, you did it!!! What a cleverly written and delightful hub about a lovely person, so full of fun energy that it just bounces all over the place warming all's hearts with her beautiful light from within---her heart shines brilliantly. I share her same love for Keith Urban, who wouldn't? Excellent Voted Way Up to the Sun -shine!!! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Janine - I really appreciate your assistance with this. You and many others made this work well. Linda's a great person and your words and others help to demonstrate this. Many Thanks!

      Victoria Lynn - Thank you so much for your kind words. Linda does so much for people I really don't know how she has the time. I just know all of us are happy she does. Thanks again!

      Paula - Linda shines and shines as you know! She's a fantastic individual, and one heck of a Rock Star! Many Thanks!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful tribute to Linda and she is so deserving of this. She may only stand five feet but she is a tall woman as evidenced by her HP participation, commitment to friends and that never ending sunshiny energy that I find amazing. Thanks for a great article.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great tribute Rich. Linda is one of my favorites and I was so glad when she reached out to me. Well done.