Fiesta Friday #77 is A Tribute to Selma

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  1. elamb says:

    I wish I could give you a real hug right now, Angie. We’re all going to miss Selma and her kind and encouraging words. She really was a diva, wasn’t she?

  2. Jhuls says:

    Very beautiful poem, Angie! I don’t know what to say more than that I (and we all do) miss Selma! Thanks for having Fiesta Friday. Hugs!

  3. Beautiful poem Angie xx I feel and share your pain xx

  4. Beautiful poem. I’m sending my love on this somber day. xoxo

  5. What a beautiful poem even though the author never meant for it to be anything but a sermon. Good choice Angie to remember someone like Selma . Funny about Jhuls being called “Bubbles” – that was a nickname I had when I was younger but for other reasons I am sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful words from Henry Scott Holland and Angie, thank you for organizing this wonderful tribute to dear sweet Selma.

  7. coconutcraze says:

    I know Selma was a very active member here and this is a heartrending news. As a community on Fiesta Friday I believe, we are all linked to each other by an invisible thread. After reading about her, I feel the pain strongly. Angie, your tribute is so beautiful and it is comforting us!

    • Angie says:

      Well said, Sridevi. I’m so glad the tribute offers some comfort to you. And you being here offers us much comfort, too. Thanks so much. XOXO

  8. Suchitra says:

    This was a wonderful event you organized Angie. This is the least we can do for all that she did for us. May her soul rest in peace. She will forever be amidst us in Fiesta Friday.

    • Angie says:

      I second that, Su. Selma lives on in our hearts and I know many will continue to find inspiration from her blog. Thanks for being here. XOXO

  9. A beautiful poem and a lovely tribute, Angie.

    I really wanted to have my post for Selma ready by Friday but I’ve been feeling a bit on the poorly side and I really wanted to be able to give her 100%. I’m going to be reading all the posts submitted though, of course.

    Fiesta Friday won’t be the same without her, but I think you’re right, she would definitely want us to honor her by keeping it going as normal next week. I’d like to think she’ll be joining us each week too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Aaw…that’s so nice what you said about Selma joining us each week. What a comforting thought. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. Hopefully you’ll feel better soon. And then I’m going to ask you to co-host. I always have an ulterior motive, haha… No pressure, only when you can. The tribute is permanently open, btw.

  10. Angie, this tribute is a really beautiful way of honouring Selma and a lovely idea to leave it open for others to add to in the future. I was so saddened and shocked to hear that Selma had recently passed away, her legacy of food and friendship will live on in the blogging world for many, many years to come. M.xx

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Margot. She was an extraordinary person. Hard to believe there won’t be anymore comments and emails from her. That’s really sad ๐Ÿ™

  11. Lili says:

    Sorry I’ve been a bit late contributing Angie and thank you for the lovely tribute and organising this event, along with the Sue, Elaine and Jhuls, for Selma. Reading how special she was for many people is very moving. Hugs to everyone. Lili x

  12. petra08 says:

    Your poem is beautiful. It makes me so sad to read all the tributes and it shows how many lives she touched! I am so glad the blogging community is coming together, Selma will always be with us! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  13. I was so sorry to hear of her passing and you’ve built a wonderful tribute here – Selma left behind a legacy with her blog.

  14. Sheri Fox says:

    I’m coming to this post very late after spending the past six months relocating. I am so sorry to read of Selma’s passing. She was such a supportive and special person and brought so much spirit to Fiesta Fridays. My hearts go out to you, Angie, and her friends and her family. She will surely be missed. ~

    • Angie says:

      Hi, Sheri! So nice to hear from you and I’m sorry to have given you such sad news right up front the minute you came to visit here. But, yes, it’s a tremendous loss for our FF family. Selma was instrumental in making Fiesta Friday run as well as it could be. I hope you’ll come to the big 100th bash. It’s this Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sheri Fox says:

        Congratulations and thank you for the invitation! I would love to bring a sing-along I’m just finishing. Inedible and possibly very bad but hopefully people will join in and it will help create a nice festive atmosphere. So sorry again about Selma, but I look forward to seeing my FF friends again ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Maggie says:

    Jhuls’ told me about this tribute to Selma and, while I am not part of Fiesta Friday, I do have a contribution that I’d like to share. I adapted her Kale and Chickpea soup. May I link it to join the other contributions

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