Thursday, March 5, 2009

Documentary Interview and Award

Hello friends, I´ve been a bit busy lately and I want to excuse myself for this weekend also. I´ll be away from blogland because I´m being interviewed for the documentary that is being made on the murder of my mother, Susan Pittmann and her partner, Christine Puckett. (Click on the sidebar, "Goodbye Sun" for more detail.)


This is my mother at 50 years old (and Chris), just after graduating from her bachelor´s degree program in Social Work from Wayne State University, Michigan. I am so please and proud that she attained her deferred dream of a college education after raising five children. She also lived an active socially conscious life and spent most of her time working to make the world a better place for everyone.

Please send me positive thoughts so that I can share my part of the family story. I hope to raise consciousness about this horrible crime and perhaps help people to understand that we are all connected to each other and our actions, words and attitude either positively or negatively influence society.


May we all come to accept that everyone has a right to happiness regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

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But before I go, I have the Premio Dardos award to give to my dynamic, intelligent and engaged bloggers. Fhina, from the blog, A Woman of No Importance has given me the following award for my "beautiful life and excellent reviews." The instructions were that I should give it to 15 (!) bloggers for my own reasons. Awardees should link back to me and pass it on to 15 blogs of their own selection. (Just do what you can!)
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"This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”
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1. Charmaine´s High Desert Diva








5. Jude´s Cariad in Crete


6. Cherie´s Butterfly Dreamer




8. Butternut Squash´s Goddess of the Confluence


9. JBA´s In Good Shape


10. Elis Cooke´s Journey by Journal






13. Reyna´s The Gold Puppy


14. Michelle´s The Truth as I Know it


15. Moannie´s The View From This End

Dear blogger friends, I hope I gave to everyone who wanted an award. If I missed you, please help yourself.

I send everyone of you appreciation and love.

42 comments:

  1. Oh my dear dear friend. I am sending you many hugs and positive thoughts your way. My past job gave me so much respect and admiration for family and friends of victims. Many people don't realize they too are victims of the heinous crime that took their loved one away. I'm sure your mother is very proud of you doing this for her memory even though it is very painful for you. More hugs...I will be thinking about you.

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  2. HI there! Let me just say, that you're in my thoughts. I do hope you get to share all that you need to, and that this also helps others. Everyone needs to be aware and made to understand. Thanks for doing this.

    And- Thank you soo much for the award! that's so nice of you!

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  3. Thank you Cynthia. Sending you loads of positive thoughts and energy!

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  4. Thank you Cynthia.

    Wishing you all the good stuff for your interview.

    xxxx

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  5. Thinking of you Cynthia and I sincerely hope that the interview and subsequent documentary is everything that you wish, xv.

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  6. Good luck on your interview! I did go to the site after you mentioned the story about your mother in a comment. I hope it goes well and I'll look forward to reading about it. I know your light and heart will shine through on camera as well as it does here.

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  7. I am sending lots of positive energy, love, kisses, and thanks!! I look forward to hearing more about the documentary. I'm sure your Mom would be so proud of her amazingly kind, generous, and talented daughter.
    Much love,
    Catherine

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  8. Cynthia - Me again. When you return to blogging - I'm not sure what this award is called. I can't read it and it looks exactly like the Premio Dardos but am not sure now. I copied a clearer version of it from another blog but that was for P.Dardos. Don't want to post the wrong award!! No hurry. I will not get to it until next week.
    All the best,
    Catherine

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  9. Cynthia, how sad and absolutely insane! I wish you strength and confidence for your interview.

    Love,
    Susan

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  10. Biggest squeezie cuddle, wrapped up with a whole heap of positive thoughts,courage and love coming your way. Post Haste!xx♥♥

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  11. Good luck with the documentary Cynthia - it must be quite traumatic though to have to live it all over again. Be strong.

    Another thing - My French Fancy Award was not to be passed around. It was only for poeple I chose to give it to and I'm going to be difficult and ask you to get it back.

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  12. This was in the post about my awards (note last sentence)

    *It was quite hard to make sure that all my favourite blogs were included and that is why some of the categories might seem rather absurd. Please don't pass it on - it is just from me to you.*

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  13. Thank you all for your support and affection <3

    Ms French Fancy, Sorry about the misunderstanding!

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  14. Thank you so much for this award, the value of it means a great deal to me as I feel I have blossomed in this wonderful community of Blogland. I saw it in my sidebar and realised that FFF, my daughter must have put it there for me.

    It is amazing to me how deep my feelings go for people I do not know and will never meet; the incredible stories of love and loss, of striving, caring, and comittment that inspire me to do better and to trust you all as you trust me.
    Thankyou.
    I wish you all the strength in the world for your interview.

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  15. It is said that happiness and distress are like summer and winter..v have to live with them..i am proud to be your friend..how u have retained yr cheerfulness despite what has happened....the wishes on blogland come straight from the hearts and hence powerful..all the best..C

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  16. Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)


    Your award will go live sometime today


    Award Code

    Thank you,


    Bill Austin

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  17. It must be a wonderful healing experience to be part of this worthy project and to see the story getting due attention. It must be sad too. I am sending positive vibes your way.

    I’m happy to see you’ve connected with Mama Shujaa too.

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  18. Dear friend, I send you courage, strength and all things positive :-)

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  19. Cynthia, my apologies for the delay here. I have been very busy with lots of things going on.

    I wish you the very best of luck with the interview...which I am sure will be a brutal process. Hang in there these things which are important to you are well worth the effort.

    Congratulations on the award! It is well deserved.

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  20. So sorry for your loss. My father was mudered over 35 years ago and the pain of his loss is still acute in my heart. I agree whole heartedly with you that we all deserve peace happiness in life no matter what.
    Good luck with your project!

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  21. Cynthia, so sorry to have arrive here so tardily - I hope everything went as well as might have been expected, and that you are being helped to heal a little by all that you are putting yourself through for such vital and important reasons. Your mum and her love would have been so, so proud of you, little dove ...

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  22. Oh Cynthia, i've been trying to leave my comment and loving wishes, I guess my computer was having trouble. Here i am, finally. I hope everything goes for you just as you'd like,need, it will, i'm sure,you are such a strong, beautiful woman.
    Namaste
    xxx lori

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  23. Thank you dear friends. Everything went so well...and indeed it was difficult to relive the memories but worthwhile. Thank you all for your support and positive energy. <3

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  24. I am so terribly sorry! I read the story of your mum and her love in shock....how unbelievably awful that the killer had 'mentioned' his intent to kill them, and nobody reported him. wtf? ((((hugs)))) I'm just blown away by this...

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  25. You know, I think I remember this story. I am so sorry for this loss and I pray that your words, through this blog, and the documentary, bring the change that's needed. You can be that impetus for change.

    Sometimes people are just evil. It sounds like your mother's murderer was. He needs only to be a bed wetter and arsonist to fit the holy trinity of serial/spree killers. He has cruelty to animals, not to mention humans, down pat.

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  26. I feel sad for your Mom my friend....

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  27. Cynthia -Thank you so much for the award! I shall post it proudly!

    I wish you the best of luck with your interview. I'm sure your Mom would be very proud. I remember reading about the senseless murder of your Mother and Christine and my amazement at what is brought about by ignorance and hate.

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  28. Good for you for taking part in the documentary. I do hope it shakes sense into the narrow minded....

    Thank you so much for the award. A nice treat to come home to...

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  29. Thank you so much for this award and also for your generosity in awarding it to any blogger who would like to partake. Way to go!

    So sorry to learn about your mother's tragic death, so glad to know someone is making a film about it. I hope I'll have access to the film at some point. Wow.

    Sending good energy and lots of appreciation for this wonderful award!

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  30. Hi Cynthia,

    I have been thinking about you. I have been thinking how proud your mom must be to have such a cool daughter who can get her story told. Good luck to you. I hope it goes smoothly.

    A Big thank you for the award. Peace.

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  31. I hope everything is going well for you Cynthia and that digging up these very painful memories for the documentary are not having too depressing an effect. What a stupid thing for me to say - of course it must be depressing and you are very brave.

    Come back soon

    x

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  32. Dear friends,

    I'm reading and re-reading these supportive comments with a heart so full of love and appreciation. How dear you all are to me, both new blogger friends and old. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your open regard for my mother and her story. What a powerful tribute to her memory!

    May you all feel blessed a hundred-fold for the strength that you have given me to tell this heart-wrenching story. <3

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  33. Cynthia, sending you love and lots of positive energy....xoxoxoxo

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  34. Cynthia ~ thank you so much for the honor of this blog award. I read about your mother and I was so saddened to read she was murdered. I have an uncle that was murdered years ago and it is horrible. Hugs to you sweet lady.

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  35. Thinking of you and sending you love and light
    Linda

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  36. May we all come to accept that everyone has a right to happiness regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation - wonderful..thanks friend for passing by my blog..cheers and do stay connected..

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  37. Hi Cynthia
    Thank you so much for this thoughtful award! it is greatly appreciated! I will add your link to my blog! I wish you all the best with exposing this awful event to the light. I so hope it helps promote more understanding and acceptance in our world! namaste Elis.

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  38. Cynthia
    Please stop by Psyche Connections and pick up a much deserved Sisterhood Award. You and your blog are much appreciated
    Linda

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  40. Thank you all again for you love and support. I feel fortunate to connect with you all in such a deep manner. <3

    Writer on Board, AE, I tried to leave a comment and then email but somehow the POP3 is not accepting mail. I enjoyed your entries, especially the one about critics and the photos of intense flowers...beautiful. Thank you for your visit to Oasis.

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