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(31,978 posts)
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 12:03 AM Dec 2023

This Sunday's LOLcat Thread

Will be dedicated to the memory of a dear soul, who I met on DU in 2004. Her ID was KitchenWitch, and she lost her valiant fight against cancer two days ago. She left DU some time ago, I found her on facebook, and in the years that followed she became a sister to me. We shared highs and lows, sports, and movies, and so many other things. I adored her wit, her kindness, and her ability to make a smile happen on the darkest of days. She doted on my great nephew and niece, and effortlessly made the world around us a better place, just by her presence in it, and the love that flowed from her. Rest in light and love, Dear Lady. You made so many people feel better about who they are, and I will be forever honored to be one of them.

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This Sunday's LOLcat Thread (Original Post) SalmonChantedEvening Dec 2023 OP
I remember KitchenWitch. May her soul fly free. niyad Dec 2023 #1
I recall the user name, but didn't get to know her. My condolences. sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #2
I remember her - it's been awhile. Ocelot II Dec 2023 #3
A most lovely remembrance for your special friendship Deuxcents Dec 2023 #4
RIP KitchenWitch. greatauntoftriplets Dec 2023 #5
I never had the good fortune to make the acquaintance of KitchenWitch. ShazzieB Dec 2023 #6
... littlemissmartypants Dec 2023 #7
So sorry you lost a dear friend. May the wonderful memories you have always be with you. Fla Dem Dec 2023 #8
My condolences... 2naSalit Dec 2023 #9
i'm sorry to hear this sad news. i remember & liked kitchen witch on du but never met her in person orleans Dec 2023 #10
. . . Dem2theMax Dec 2023 #11
I, too, remember KitchenWitch mnhtnbb Dec 2023 #12
. . . thatcrowwoman Dec 2023 #13
What a wonderful tribute. Solly Mack Dec 2023 #14
I remember her wryter2000 Dec 2023 #15
My condolences on our loss, SCE. Niagara Dec 2023 #16
RIP Kitchen Witch. PatrickforB Dec 2023 #17
Sorry to hear this Tom Kitten Dec 2023 #18
same here. I also remember KitchenWitch. yellowdogintexas Dec 2023 #26
A very wonderful post. chouchou Dec 2023 #19
I remember her! ChazInAz Dec 2023 #20
I remember her Mad_Dem_X Dec 2023 #21
Also a friend to me Whoa_Nelly Dec 2023 #22
Thank you for your tribute, SCE. Kitchy was loved so well by so many. SOteric Dec 2023 #23
So sad. Lex Dec 2023 #24
Yes, I remember her. tavernier Dec 2023 #25
Condolences, SCE Bayard Dec 2023 #27
I remember KitchenWitch. Thank you for such a a heartfelt tribute. Arkansas Granny Dec 2023 #28
Condolences,SCE gademocrat7 Dec 2023 #29
I missed this. Kali Mar 2024 #30
Just read Not Heidi Mar 2024 #31
Rest in peace KW Ellen Forradalom Apr 26 #32


(17,438 posts)
4. A most lovely remembrance for your special friendship
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 12:17 AM
Dec 2023

My condolences for your loss as you’ve described her as a beautiful soul in your life. 🌺


(17,247 posts)
6. I never had the good fortune to make the acquaintance of KitchenWitch.
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 12:59 AM
Dec 2023

But I thank you for sharing this with us, and I am very sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I wish you peace and healing.


(34,310 posts)
10. i'm sorry to hear this sad news. i remember & liked kitchen witch on du but never met her in person
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 02:20 AM
Dec 2023

your words about her are simply beautiful-- i'm very sorry for your loss.

i did one of those site searches on google and found this thread titled "Happy birthday Kitchen Witch!"
thought some people might like to read thru it. it's from april 7, 2008



(31,604 posts)
12. I, too, remember KitchenWitch
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 07:26 AM
Dec 2023

but never got to know her beyond posts here on DU. I am sorry to hear of her passing and for the loss of her to you as the sister she had become. May she rest in light and love.
And for you, dear SCE,


(8,418 posts)
16. My condolences on our loss, SCE.
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 01:54 PM
Dec 2023

Unfortunately, I didn't get the pleasure of knowing KitchenWitch. It's devastating when we lose people here on DU.

R.I.P. KitchenWitch

Tom Kitten

(7,367 posts)
18. Sorry to hear this
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 02:43 PM
Dec 2023

I remember KitchenWitch, back in the 'oughts. The Lounge back then was a pretty happening place, lots of fun and interaction. One of the nicest people here
I went on a five year hiatus from DU and when I came back it had changed tremendously, lots of people were gone. I wonder what had happened.
RIP, KitchenWitch.


(22,472 posts)
26. same here. I also remember KitchenWitch.
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 12:41 AM
Dec 2023

and lots of others who are not here now.

I often wonder about some of those DU Lounge denizens

SCE, my condolences


(21,236 posts)
22. Also a friend to me
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 10:03 PM
Dec 2023

She brought a great group of some DU'ers and other fellow democrats while I was in SoCal in 2004. She and her husband picked me up, and we all met for dinner...about 25 or so people. It was the first time I had ever been in such a large group where I could be comfortable as Dem and speak and share like that.
She was a lovely person, cared much for others, spoke her mind, share her wit and humor, and so much more.
My heart is broken, and she will be missed for a very long time, by me, and many. many others.

Thank you, SCE, for dedicating the next LOLCats to her. She was very loved.


(22,559 posts)
23. Thank you for your tribute, SCE. Kitchy was loved so well by so many.
Sat Dec 30, 2023, 10:16 PM
Dec 2023

A relentless fighter for what is good and right, a delightful, twisted sense of humour and a fierce baseball fan. She was such a force of nature that I honestly thought, even battling two forms of cancer and Diabetes that she would prevail and be back to snarking on Facebook in no time at all. For much of the DU community on Facebook her loss has been a body-blow. We are devastated.

Fair winds and following seas, my friend.

Not Heidi

(1,399 posts)
31. Just read
Thu Mar 28, 2024, 06:19 AM
Mar 2024

B.G., I just read your lovely words about KW. I wish I had met her. Kathy and I were all set to go and visit her in the hospital, but Kathy fell ill, and we couldn't go. The next day, we learned that KW had succumbed to her illness.

I know she was a beautiful soul. It's evident from your words, but, like you, I'd known it for years. ❤️

Ellen Forradalom

(16,173 posts)
32. Rest in peace KW
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 11:23 AM
Apr 26

I remember her from years past on DU, but only in recent years did I have the pleasure of meeting her in person, when I was able to take her taxi!

KW was a delightful person and we are poorer for her loss.

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