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Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly (Nov 2011)

Deckman 10 Nov 11 - 06:03 PM
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Subject: Obit: Ellenpoly
From: Deckman
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 06:03 PM

It is with great sadness that inform you of the passing of "Ellenpoly." She was an ex-patriot and had been living in London for the last 17 years. She returned to the Seattle area three weeks ago. She died from cancer and slipped away peacefully.

Our world is greatly diminshed. Hug those you love. bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ellenpoly
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 06:13 PM

That is sad, Bob. Thanks for letting us know, though. She was always a thoughtful person here at the Mudcat. Hate to lose another one of us. Grateful to hear she went peacefully.

My condolences to her family and friends,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ellenpoly
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 06:15 PM

I enjoyed her posts and her warmth. RIP.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Acme
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 06:55 PM

I had wondered about her - we didn't see her here for a while. Ellenpoly posts.

My condolences to her friends and family.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Deckman
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 07:09 PM

Thank you for posting those SRS. That's something I wouldn't have thought to do! bob


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 07:12 PM

Very sad.........Deepest sympathies to those who knew her best.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: gnu
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 07:14 PM

Indeed Spaw. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: jacqui.c
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 07:21 PM

How sad. She was a lovely lady - she was Kendall's tour guide around London back on 2004.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: kendall
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:10 PM

I'm deeply saddened.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:14 PM

Lovely Lady = met her a couple of times , sad to hear she has left us


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Deckman
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:17 PM

Lead ... she mentioned meeting you, and Kendall and Jacqui also.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: SussexCarole
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:20 PM

So sorry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:29 PM

Still teary. I will miss her messages so much. I "saw" so much through her eyes, especially around London. I always hoped to meet her face-to-face, but I feel I knew her well through Mudcat and through our many emails.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: GUEST,emjay -- must renew my cookie
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 08:32 PM

I submitted the preceding without realizing my name wasn't on it.
Martie (emjay)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: freda underhill
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Bob. I'm shocked and sad to hear of her passing. Ellenpoly and I became good friends through Mudcat, I have some of her artwork that she sent me. She was a very clever, very beautiful woman.

freda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 09:18 PM

Sniff....

B~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Mooh
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 10:04 PM

How sad. Prayers for her loved ones.

No one die for a while, okay?

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 11:14 PM

Oh! Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 04:58 AM

So sorry to hear this news. I was another whose life she touched. She was a very kind thoughtful, and considerate lady.

RIP friend.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 06:30 AM

Condolences to her family and friends. RIP Ellenpoly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 07:16 AM

Sad news indeed.

If you can add Ellenpoly to the Mudcat Roll of Honour thread, we can ensure she is added to the list.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 07:26 AM

I never met her or had much contact but am still saddened. She sounds a lovely lady.

Condolonces to her family and friends.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 10:43 AM

THis is a bit of a shock indeed. My condolences to her friends and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Deckman
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 11:38 AM

A Remembrance of Ellen Polly (Polyhronopoulou)

As I read the many postings that Ellen made to mudcat, it came to me that she touched the lives of many more catters that I was aware of. Because of this, I decided to write some personal memories of Ellen. This will be long:

My first meeting with her was one of those events that stay with you all your life. It was about twenty years ago and I was visiting the late Walt Robertson in Honolulu. He had been telling me about this wonderful lady he'd met, but he was keeping her under wraps until just the right moment. Walt was like that! That moment came as Walt and I rode our motorcycles out one day. I was following him and I pulled in behind him at a left hand turn lane. Suddenly another motorcycle pulled along side him and I saw this beautiful woman. Then she leaned over and kissed Walt! I still remember
thinking: "Keerist ... what a friendly town!" Of course they had "staged" this for my benefit.

This turned out to be the lovely Ellen. She and I quickly bonded and the three of us had great adentures together. During my second Honolulu visit I was awestruck as I watched the two of them perform the leads on stage in C.S. Lewis' "Shadow Lands."

Ellen and I became even closer when Walt was passing away of cancer at his Kingston, Washington home. Ellen came over and helped him through that three month process. I would go over on Sunday's and relieve her so she could maintain some sense of sanity. After Walt passed, she stayed with Bride Judy and me for several weeks while she figured out what she wanted to do next. It was then that she decided to move to London.

She came over here for a visit about two years ago. We all had great fun and talks. And I was able to help her fullfill one her lifelong dreams ... to catch a trout. I don't know who more surprised, Ellen or the fish!

She was diagnosed with breast cancer about nine months ago. She had the lumpectomy and against medical advice, elected to NOT receive any treatment. This decision was pure Ellen, and none of us who knew her well were surprised. Few tried to talk her out of that decision ... once she made up her mind ... you'd best keep out her way.

She arrived here in the Seattle area about three weeks ago. She moved with a longtime girlfriend and her family. Judy and I had a long visit with her two weeks ago. And then I had a long, and private, visit with her just two days before she passed. Her passing was very peaceful.

Ellen was one of the most amazing persons I've even met. She was brilliant ... her mind came up with stuff that just made you shake your head and say ... "Why in the hell didn't I think of that?" Her hours in London, being nine hours ahead of my clock, worked perfectly for us. I'm always at my desk at three in the morning, and we could e-mail, and mud chat all we wanted. We "talked" this way at least every other day. She was the rare "buddy" to whom I could say anything. I'd dump on her, she'd dump on me. She'd argue with me in return, and I'd do the same.

You might all appreciate our last words to each other. It's a phrase that we both learned from Walt. At our goodby, for her to say this was "so Ellen."

"C'est la god damned vie" bob nelson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Genie
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 11:43 AM

I didn't know Ellen personally or have much interaction with her at Mudcat, but she really does sound like a lovely person, and I'm sorry I didn't get to meet her when she came back to Seattle. It's really sad that she had to deal with cancer and has now been taken by it. My condolences to all her friends and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 11:49 AM

Thanks Bob. I knew you and she were friends, she told me back in about 2005 that you were putting an album together. She said it was hush hush for the moment, but that she was looking forward to hearing it when it was done.

Passing thought re the trout episode. Forellen is the german for trout (plural) Neat huh!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Micca
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 01:41 PM

There is a previously unpublished pic of Ellen Here I remember her well as a very kind, very private person who didnt like having her pic taken This was an accident as I was taking a pic of Richard!! This was at The Black Lion Pub here in london , I think during one of Kendall and Jacquis vists


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 05:15 PM

So sad. Thanks for letting us know. Go well, Ellenpoly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Beer
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 05:40 PM

condolences to all her love ones.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: LilyFestre
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 05:59 PM

Rest in Sweet Peace Ellenpoly. <3

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Hollowfox
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 09:59 AM

I'm sorry that she's gone, but if it must be so, I'm glad that it was peaceful.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 10:06 AM

Well, damn it all!

There's gonna be a heckuva a reunion one of these days....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: GUEST,Linda Toppo
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 08:41 PM

I just found out today (January 4) that Ellen has passed away and was shocked and deeply saddened. Ellen was a very dear friend who helped me enormously during our years at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Michigan. We had lots of laughs during a cross-country trip together in her convertible, including her foray into cooking a chicken (took 3 hours over a campfire).

Our communication over the last couple of years became mostly very long emails (I would post her my annual reviews of the plays at Oregon Shakespeare festival).

She was beloved by my parents and family. I've never posted here before but cried as I read the wonderful comments made above. She will be very much missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 09:19 PM

Oh dear! RIP.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter - Ellenpoly
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 09:21 PM

A complete and total bummer...

B~


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