Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Shout Out to All A to Z and IWSG Bloggers

From our Ninja Captain Alex J Cavenaugh:
In memory of Tina Downey, the A to Z Team is hosting a sunflower Sunflowers for Tinatribute on
September 8, 2014 – Remembering Tina Downey.
Prior to that date, for those of you who are members of the A to Z or the IWSG and want to participate, please purchase or plant a sunflower in her honor. (If you have to resort to plastic, that’s cool.) Take a photo of your sunflower and post it in her memory on Monday, September 8 on your blog. Tina loved her sunflowers, and we want to splash the blogging world with sunflowers that day and honor a truly amazing woman who was friend and family to so many. You can sign up HERE or HERE now or add your link when you post your sunflower.
Please help us spread the word! Let’s brighten the Internet with sunflowers the way Tina brightened the lives of so many.
Tina’s blog was at
Tina Downey
For those of you following this blog who didn't know Tina, the name of her blog says all there is to say about her. She was a loving gifted woman/blogger who touched many of us, whether we just found her yesterday or knew her for years. A major team player on the A to Z Blogging Challenge, she brightened a lot of lives with her positive outlook on life even when it was beating her down. Check out her blog if you'd like to see what we all will miss...


  1. Hi Lisa - duly noted and entered .. and sunflowers will be bought.

    It's a huge shock for us all .. she was a dynamo around the blogosphere and was always cheerful .. she did brighten up lives and keep positive despite her own health issues ...

    Cheers for now and I'll be there for the 8th .. .Hilary

    1. You are wonderful, Hilary. Yes, a huge shock. I didn't know her as well as some, but she always brightened my day and I felt for her and her medical issues...

  2. I thought I should follow the email link and come check out your blog. If Tina has taught me anything, it's that I need to do what I'm thinking I should do sooner rather than later.

  3. So sad about Tina. Great idea with sunflowers.


  4. I second what Liz just said (but don't tell her)

    And I *absolutely* second what Father Dragon said, "While alive, brother, while alive."

  5. Anonymous3:57 PM

    My fave quote is from Winnie the Pooh, I think. Don't be sad cuz it's over, be glad that it happened! Which I'm using to say, I am glad I knew Tina!


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