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Sally Tlasek
(AKA "Goldi-Lox")

O G-d, full of compassion, Who dwells on high, grant true rest upon the wings of the Shechinah (Divine Presence), in the exalted spheres of the holy and pure, who shine as the resplendence of the firmament, to the soul of Sally, who has gone to her supernal world, for charity has been donated in remembrance of her soul; may her place of rest be in Gan Eden. Therefore, may the All-Merciful One shelter her with the cover of His wings forever, and bind her soul in the bond of life. The Lord is her heritage; may she rest in her resting-place in peace; and let us say: Amen

(Prayer submitted by LP user Marguerite, 1/13/2015)

=== In Memoriam ===

Sally Tlasek, moderator and co-creator of the Liberty Post forum, passed away unexpectedly in November of 2014. Her body was discovered by local police who had been called in on November 13th by condominium management due to packages piling up in front of her apartment. Sally had no living relatives and was survived only by her companion cat, which was subsquently saved and adopted out to a new home.

Known as "Goldi" by Liberty Post participants, Sally was a very private person. Even amongst those who knew her for years, or even decades, little is known of her family background or private life.

Sally was born in 1948 and originally lived in the Baltimore, Maryland area. She moved to Florida in or around the year 2000 to pursue a job opportunity, ultimately retiring there. Early in her adult life as a young mother Sally went through the most painful experience possible for a parent; watching her young son die of leukemia despite undergoing a series of excruciating medical procedures. (At the time, circa 1970, treatment was much cruder than today and the survival rate much lower.) This experience planted the seeds of distrust in the medical establishment which lasted the rest of her life. Not long afterwards her marriage broke up. Sally never remarried.

One of the things that distinguished Sally to all who knew her was her love of individual liberty and freedom. She railed against what she saw as government increasingly ignoring its founding principles, careening out of control, and becoming more oppressive. Despite a busy work schedule she always found time to be politically active and to volunteer her time with freedom-oriented organizations.

Liberty Post gave Sally an outlet for her political interests and she put her own unique stamp on the forum. Although at times she would make controversial decisions when she believed issues important to her were being endangered, overall Liberty Post was a special place to many participants and that was due to its being "Goldi's Place."

In the years just prior to her passing Sally suffered from declining health due to a number of medical issues. The exact cause of death is not known but as she had made no arrangements it was likely a sudden and unexpected attack brought on by a pre-existing condition.

Her remains were cremated by the county due to there being no next-of-kin, and the ashes likewise will be spread over the ocean assuming they remain unclaimed. (As it turns out this is very close to what she would have wanted, in an LP article posted years before her death, Sally made it very clear that her preferred final disposition was cremation with ashes spread over the earth.)

Although she may have lacked traditional family, Sally's online friends at Liberty Post were like family to her. She will be remembered and missed by all.

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