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Attention, please! Update on fonta

One last time for you, fonta, my very dear friend!


I know she's lovin' that choice for her memorial tribute! If you knew fonta, you understand why I chose that video. When someone is as intelligent, compassionate, generous and loving as fonta, life can be a real heartbreak. With every heartbreak fonta endured in her life, she always managed to rise above it. What a wonderful inspiration she has been to me and others!

Update: photo posted below


Please feel free to leave messages of condolences for fonta's family, who will be viewing your comments. Her children and grandchildren really do need some comforting words right now.


fonta as a young volunteer at St. Jude's Hospital

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A sad time...

That those who knew her do not have her now...
And those of us who didn't meet her personally cannot.

May we all find comfort where it is to be found.

Goodbye, Fonta

From Fonta's posts and comments, she always appeared to me to be thoughtful and wise - and she was! In fact, I'd envisioned her looking something like a Santa-Fe poster of a native-American medicine woman - in my mind's eye having a serious expression, brown eyes, dark brown hair. When I became friends with her outside the DP, I remember her sending a photo and my thinking: Who's that?

Fonta was a beautiful blonde with a twinkle in her eyes. (Her beloved mother was gorgeous; she apparently took after her.) She was stylish, too, the kind of woman who (unlike me!) could wear a cocked hat with grace and aplomb. That woman had impeccable taste.

Of course, being fashionable doesn't necessarily equate to being the best typist - especially when, as she was always explaining, she typed on a teeny, tiny keyboard. She shared some pictures of her family, and here's the note that accompanied one such photo: "Prud grandmother... wanted to show my friends!" Here she is, still making me laugh! :) ...if today through tears. Yes, Fonta had a great sense of humour, could be "make-you-laugh-out-loud" funny. She was also a deeply spiritual individual - a lifelong seeker, a believer, kind, loving... just a beautiful person.

While she was serious about Ron Paul and Liberty issues, and it was at the Daily Paul that our paths would cross, perhaps because I don't go back as far knowing her as some others, it's not politics that I even think of when I think of her, but rather the smiles that came through her words even without all the lol's, her empathetic sisterly advice and "chastisements" like be gentle on yourself, knowing that Jesus knows your heart, and her being a mom who loved and was so grateful for her children and who was a beaming grandmother.

She once sent a picture of the Mexican petunias she'd just planted, and in my mind's eye that's where she'll always now be, sitting outside by those pretty pink flowers basking in the warmth of the sun. Home.

My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thank you for the photo embed, Cat Lady!

That photo gives a glimpse into fonta's loving heart. Here is her message to the community from a few months back, when we learned of her condition and poured out our love and prayers for her:


One cannot help but, return that love.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

My prayers...

...for her family and friends to be surrounded by Love, through this time; and also my prayers for fonta, herself, as she continues her journey.

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Sad news, Farewell Fonta

Your wise words, friendship, fairness, love and compassion for all people were always well appreciated by me and many others. Your work here to promote understanding and peace in this world is especially remembered by me. Your physical presence will be missed greatly but your bright spirit and great heart will live forever. My heartfelt sympathy to family and loved ones.

Nona, my heart goes out to you since I know you were so close and so recently suffered the loss of your beloved husband. I am sending you comforting and healing thoughts. Take care and contact me if you want to talk.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Peaceful Journey, Fonta

I didn't know you as well as some, but I do remember your comforting presence here as a friendly, spirited, kind and smartly inquisitive person. Thank you for being with us then, now and always. Your light will always shine on! See you on the other side.

Sincere condolences to family and friends. May you find comfort in knowing she will always be near.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

In Memory of Fonta

"Will Ya Go, Oh Lassie Go"

..And We'll All go together___
To pick wild mountain thyme,
All around the bloomin' heather,
Will ya go, Oh Lassie go_____
Dear Fonta,
Thank you for the grace and wisdom you shared with me and many others here and elsewhere, sometimes during times that were not at all easy (you know what I speak of)...yet you sought to comfort, not to be comforted, and your selflessness was God-given, shared with us.
Thank You and God Bless You.
And to Her Family:
She is in my memories of emails, thoughts shared, always with a sense of humor to offset unfortunate circumstances, to move ahead, and make positive plans.
The Angels have her now, to watch over and guide us.
"If It Be Your Will"


"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Big Bump for Fonta


They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

So Long Fonta

Thank you for your contributions to this community.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

best wishes

for a smooth journey- the wind at her back and friends waiting on the shore ahead

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Very sorry

to hear of fonta's passing best regards to her loved ones.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Hello Fonta's family

Welcome to the DP, the home and favorite hideout of various vermicious kanids.

Thanks for being part of Fonta's life. She'll remain part of ours. If you haven't see it before, all of her writing is archived. You can have a peek into that aspect of her life and see why she was held in such high esteem here.

We're trying to create a future. Hopefully you will be part of it.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

My first and last fonta bump

You should tell us more about your friend

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I second the motion

I have to admit, while at one point in time I had been following a bunch of specific people, I spent the last year or so just refreshing the feed to keep me up-to-speed. I've missed out on talking to a lot of people.

Some people are fortunate enough to be part of a liberty movement, like Thomas Jefferson, Frederic Bastiat, Barry Goldwater, and others. Let's not pass over the patriots.

Tell us more, Nonna.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Click on her DP profile, comments and posts:



There was one post she made a while back that she recently told me she truly regretted and wished she could get rid of it. I didn't delve into it to see if she'd gotten around to deep sixing it, as I did not want to draw attention to it. It was a good post at the time. Only later did things (or rather the person who the post was about) change and by that time, the post was long forgotten and should it stay that way.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Thank you, Ira.

She is our DP friend. One of the early members here, number 406. Click on the link above, which will show you her last comments here, as well as give you a link to her profile. She was quite an impressive person and a wonderful contributor to this site.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox