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Valerie, my family and I are sending you all our love. I feel so fortunate
to have had the chance to spend time with your father; what a beautiful,
thoughtful, talented, interesting person who made such important
contributions to the world in so many ways, including the support of
SignWriting.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 6:05 PM Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 22, 2019
>
> My dearest friends, and Stefan!
>
> This is a very big gift to all of us, to hear from you again.
>
> THANK YOU for your birthday wishes, for your art work and animated gifs,
> for the design of the animation which is really quite fantastic, and thank
> you for being YOU - Your talent is unending and is always a big part of my
> happy birthdays.
>
> I AM GRATEFUL YOUR HEALTH IS OK, STEFAN - BLESS YOU.
>
> Our family has gone through a major transition in the past 12 hours, and I
> can tell you all that we are very fortunate to know each other. Love and
> generosity is what the world needs, and I was blessed to be in a family
> with love and generosity.
>
> We would not have SignWriting if it were not for my father, who was an
> ardent fan of SignWriting. I held him in my arms all day yesterday and now
> he is with the angels, at age 97, and I will never forget my 68th birthday,
> which brought him home.
>
> Because you are my friends, I had to tell you. I need to share with all of
> you, because you are my online family, and everyone needs family.
>
> Thank you again, Stefan, and I will now read the next messages. It is
> exciting to read messages on the SignWriting List again -
>
> My love to everyone -
>
> Val ;-)
>
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>
>
>
> On Feb 22, 2019, at 12:10 PM, Stefan Woehrmann <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi Valerie and hi to all SignWriting fans all over the world....and I know
> that there are so many of them
>
> Same procedure as every year ---- big smile.
>
> Let us celebrate!
>
>
> Today is Valerie`s birthday I want to wish you, Valerie, all the best !!
>
> Today is a wonderful day!
>
>
>
>
> SignWriting is so much fun ....creating little animated gifs I can use the
> symbols you invented for different reasons!
>
>
>  TODAY is your day, and thank you, for all the things you doing for the
> world to become a better place…for your family …for your friends .....
> Thanks for your ingenious invention …for your wonderful tutorials   ...
> for your generosity to share your ideas with us…and for your friendship
> ;-)
>
> I  have created quite a lot of cards and animations over the years, but
> today is a wonderful opportunity to create another Happy Birthday card just
> for YOU Valerie.
>
> So many people around the world will share feelings of gratitude towards
> you for your never ending patience, respect, strenghth, optimism, humor,
> ....
>
> All best
>
>
>
> --
> think positive - think steps - think future
>
>
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-- 
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway, she/her/hers
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
Oberlin College



Honorable mention, Edward Sapir Book Prize in Linguistic Anthropology
http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/bookpage/SABINbookpage.html

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