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Oldsilver - sad news

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Magna Wed 17-Apr-19 16:54:14

Shocking and tragic news about the lovely Oldsilver whom many of us knew and loved. She collapsed on Monday. An ambulance was called but they were unable to revive her. Devastating for her husband and son, who are not surprisingly shocked and traumatised.

So much love going out to them.

I know she was on MN a lot, in Chat, AIBU, menopause threads among many others, and - way back - as one of the original Nobdies, which is how I knew her. She was funny, loving, generous and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of seventies and eighties music that was unparalleled. I can't believe she's gone.

Please post any memories of her below. Her husband wanted MNers to know and we'll be sending him the link to this thread.

Go boldly, Olds. You will be fiercely missed.

CJCregg Wed 17-Apr-19 17:00:24

Oh, Olds. Dearest Keeper of the Lists and spinner of the best tunes. I can't think what to say except that life was brighter and funnier with you in it. All love, to P and D and I will never forget you.

BoysieNobdie1 Wed 17-Apr-19 17:02:32

I can’t believe it. She was an amazing, funny, generous and kind woman. A fantastic friend and the best Nob.

Much love to MrOlds and YoungOlds, you are both in my thoughts. flowers

Taffeta Wed 17-Apr-19 17:02:48


Oh boy

Will never forget this wonderful lady. She thought the absolute world of her lovely family and I send them my heartfelt condolences.

CJCregg Wed 17-Apr-19 17:06:42

CJCregg Wed 17-Apr-19 17:09:10

Message withdrawn.

Taffeta Wed 17-Apr-19 17:11:37

Oh she loved Quantum Leap. I'd forgotten that was why she said "oh boy" when we jumped.

Magna Wed 17-Apr-19 17:19:32

Many moons ago a thread was started for nobodies. There was a spelling mistake and nobodies became Nobdies. Never in my wildest dreams I would have thought that that thread would end up bringing me friendships that would reach out of the internet and become real life.

We all tell our kids don't meet people off the internet, you need to stay safe. I'm so pleased I ignored my advise and got to meet some amazing friends, one of which was Olds.

Writing this is so difficult, I know it's true that my lovely Olds is no longer with us but I don't want it to be true. The laughter we shared, tears we shed and music we agreed/disagreed about was a very small part of the friendship.

My heart and love go out to MrOlds and MiniOlds. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. My heart is breaking as it is.

Olds I will be raising a glass of cider to you later and singing along to the wurzels. Sleep well my love

StiickEmUp Wed 17-Apr-19 17:22:38

Sorry to hear this I remember her well from the Nobdie threads.

BoysieNobdie1 Wed 17-Apr-19 17:23:45

Oh, Maggles. ❤️

CJCregg Wed 17-Apr-19 17:32:42

Hello Sticky. Thanks for posting. We'll probably have a commemorative Nob thread for Olds, would be lovely to see you there.

SoMuchToBits Wed 17-Apr-19 17:33:29

Can't believe you are no longer with us, Olds. sad

I will miss you so much, as will my plastic pal NormanTheForeman.

Many condolences to MrOlds and Oldsboy. xxx

StiickEmUp Wed 17-Apr-19 17:51:04

CJ no problem, I loved them threads brew

PM me the link I’ll be there grin

MsYamada Wed 17-Apr-19 17:53:55

Olds sad What are we going to do without you?

Thinking of you, MrOlds and MiniOlds, she was a wonderful lady.x

Magna Wed 17-Apr-19 19:12:56

I keep thinking of the Eurovision threads the Nobdies used to do. Olds was as mad as I was on those evenings. Cider had nothing to do with it all (oh no)

BoysieNobdie1 Wed 17-Apr-19 19:16:38

Oh, I loved Eurovision Night with the Nobs. grin

Magna Wed 17-Apr-19 19:18:53

So many threads Boysie. Olds would have known the record - she was amazing as our keeper of lists.

NicoAndTheNiners Wed 17-Apr-19 19:19:44

Oh yes I remember her from Eurovision nights. Really sad news, thinking of her family. flowers

RatsoMcRatso Wed 17-Apr-19 19:27:52

I don’t even have the heart for dry ice & creoles.

This is flippin dreadful and I am waiting for Bobby to step out of the shower.

ShahOfSplosh Wed 17-Apr-19 19:29:37

Oh no, lovely Olds! So sorry to hear this flowers (BellaDesconocida)

CJCregg Wed 17-Apr-19 19:33:28

Bella flowersflowers

MonsterBookOfTyson Wed 17-Apr-19 19:39:47

I am in utter shock. Olds RIP lovely. I will always remember your humour and kindness.
Sending much love to D and P.
<Nobdie hugs fellow Nobs>

SpangledPandemonium Wed 17-Apr-19 19:57:05

So very sad and shocked. Lovely lovely Olds. Thinking of her family. She was an absolute gem.

Magna Wed 17-Apr-19 21:18:15

Olds loved a Big Brother thread. We would happily chat about Neighbours but Big Brother I could never get into.

I'm raising a glass or two for you tonight my friend

Prequelle Wed 17-Apr-19 21:20:41

I didn't know her but I can see how adored she was. I'm so sorry.

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