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Updated on March 6, 2016


This was written by my daughter-in-law for my Mom and read at the funeral.

I may not have known you long,

But know that you have inspired this song.

You are very special, there's no doubt.

I'm all cried out.

When I think of all that you have done

After losing a husband and first a son,

Maintaining your strength within and without,

I'm all cried out.

While raising four kids you went back to school.

A wife and a mother with a PhD: very cool.

Then you sailed the world teaching captains with clout.

I'm all cried out.

You're a published author of books and blogs.

You've amassed a huge collection of hogs.

Your jokes always made us laugh and shout.

I'm all cried out.

I can't thank you enough for welcoming me

Into your wonderful family.

You taught us to find the humor throughout.

I'm all cried out.

You're the best Great Grandma with more on the way.

The children always loved to visit and play.

You never minded how they would run about.

I'm all cried out.

The cheery smile upon your face

Always made us feel welcome at your place.

Christmas will never be the same without….

I'm all cried out.

As all these thoughts race through my head

I promise no more tears to shed.

That's not what you would want somehow.

So I'm all smiles now.

With Love,

Robyn Kane


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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      I am so very sorry for your loss--but so heartened to read this piece here today!

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      2 years ago

      Sorry for your loss Larry I know what you are going through. My Mom really enjoyed communicating with you on HubPages. All the best to you during this difficult weekend.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Well, I guess we have a comparable sadness.

      I'm back and trying to get caught up. I'm sorry for being gone. My mother passed away. You're among the few followers I'm sending this message, because I have always valued your feedback whether we agree with one another or not.

      I feel like I owe you an explanation for why I haven't been supporting our writing community lately. You will see this message on other people's comments, but I assure you it isn't being sent out blindly. It is only going to those who in my experience have been give and take supportive in our little community as to warrant an explanation.

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      2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Your Mama was a special friend here on Hubpages because we all thought she liked us best. We loved her very much and laughed with her. Right about now, God is smiling at her wit.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem and tribute.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      2 years ago from Washington, DC

      RIP veteran hubber, drbj. Your contributions to the HubPages community and to the field of psychology and education will be remembered by all the lives you touched.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very sorry to hear this--RIP drbj!

      It is a loss not only to you and your family but also to the HubPages community.

      She will be missed at HP.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sherry and Robyn,

      My heart goes out to your family and you. Dr. B.J. was a talented writer. I enjoyed reading her humorous pieces. She will be missed.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      I am so sorry for your loss. She always made me smile with her articles, and I always learned something new too, we will all miss her x

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      2 years ago from Orlando, FL


      Thank you for sharing the beautiful words of your DIL with us. I am sorry for your loss, and ours. Your mom was a special kind of woman. She will be missed, but she will always live on with her words that mean so much to so many.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago from Beautiful South

      This is a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. I know you and your family will miss her. We will all miss her here on HP. I will never forget what a fine person she was and how she became my friend. I will miss her, too.

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      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Sweet and touching remembrance for a wonderful, funny, creative and talented lady. I miss her. My condolences to your family in your time of loss.

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman. Her wit, clever writing and warm encouragement were treasures we will always remember. Thank you for this lovely poem and tribute to your dear mother, a very special person. We will all miss her.

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      drbj and sherry 

      2 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you all for your comments it is so heartwarming to hear such wonderful things about my Mom.


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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      It's a lovely poem and tribute to your mother, Sherry and Robyn. I'm glad you've shared it with us. I miss her.

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      Mary Wickison 

      2 years ago from Brazil

      That is a beautiful poem. She will be missed but has left a legacy of a life well lived.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Lovely touching poem from a welcoming heart. Thank you for sharing in this time of remembrance of the joy she brought with pen . . .

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for creating the poem, Robyn, and thank you for creating a hub in your mother's name, Sherry. Both actions are a wonderful way to honour drbj. She was indeed a special person.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Robyn, this is such a beautiful tribute to a warm, loving, kind, witty, beautiful soul. Thank you for telling us so.

      She will be missed.

      Blessings and hugs with sympathy

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      De Greek 

      2 years ago from UK

      RIP old friend...

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      Martie Coetser 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      From the bottom of her heart your daughter-in-law expressed her grief and the grief of all who have had the privilege to know Dr. BJ. Thanks for sharing this, Sherry. I'm posting a link to this in my tribute to your mom.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a beautiful poem. This talented lady gave us laughter and wit. I will miss her as will all of us here on hub pages. Thank you Sherry.

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      drbj and sherry 

      2 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you all for your heartfelt comments.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia


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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      This is beautiful. just perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

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      stella vadakin 

      2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Sorry for your loss.

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      Sharon Smith 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I can only hope that I leave a touching legacy such as Dr. BJ. Beautifully heartfelt Robyn. Thank you Sherry for keeping in touch with the HubPages community. Thinking of you and your family.

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      drbj and sherry 

      2 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you all for your condolences . My Mom was the most awesome lady I have ever met.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful She was a special lady who touched many with her wit and caring comments on our hub's. I miss her already. RIP DRBJ.

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      2 years ago

      I have not logged in for awhile, but this poem, written in the past tense of a favorite author, drbj...has passed away? How this woman's words always made me laugh with her writings, would that she be greatly missed.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm terribly sorry for your loss...and for our loss...she was a special human being.


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