Remembering Lynn Hudson

August 16th 2012

Lynn Hudson’s 49th Birthday.  Her blog was filled with well wishes.  Lynn was absent from the blog; that was typical.  She had a full-time job and young son.  After posting the morning blog she’d rarely check in – yet we all expected her to say something to acknowledge the birthday wishes. When a new morning blog hadn’t been posted on the 17th, posters began to get worried.  Boston posted “where are you Lynn?”.  Word began to seep into the blog that she had passed away.  It came from twitter – from Carly – the pair did a weekly radio show on Real Housewives.  Wall Street Lady (WSL)  confirmed the news to Boston.  At that point it became real to the rest of us.

We will always Remember You (thank you Boston for creating this)

We will always Remember You (thank you Boston for creating this)

To me it felt surreal.  I had never met Lynn, but she was part of my daily routine.  Her blogs on the housewives touched a cord in me that made sense in a sometimes incomprehensible world.  She stood up for the underdog.  When Queen Bee Jill Zarin tried to get Alex McChord fired; tried to get viewers to hate Bethenny Frankel, it was Lynn who aim and fired squarely.  “I Hate Jill Zarin,” her blog’s headline blared.  Not once, but for over a year.

Who can ever forget this photo!

Who can ever forget this photo!

Lynn was the first housewives blogger to meet the housewives.  After chit chatting with Simon on twitter, she hosted a party for SilEx (Simon and Alex) when they visited Chicago.  She rubbed elbows with the DC crew at Kat’s book signing.  She met Bethenny at one of her events and was assured that Bethenny (and Julie) read the blog every day.  She was photographed with Andy Cohen. lynn hudson and andy cohen

Lynn Hudson and Bethenny Frankel

Lynn Hudson and Bethenny Frankel

The blog was labelled “the hate blog” by Bobby Zarin on national TV.  SilEx was lambasted for meeting Lynn and spending time with Wall Street Lady – a poster who became a good friend of Lynn’s.  Jill and her assistants reported the blog to wordpress every day to try and get it shut down.  Eventually Lynn moved the blog to a new platform; she kept posting daily.  It was the wild west of  housewives blogging, and Lynn was forging the way. Lynn was outspoken, committed, and fearless.  She was also kind, caring, and welcoming, and her blog became more than a blog about irrelevant reality show stars – it was a blog that created a place for people to share, lean on each other, and build friendships.  Lynn made each day a little brighter.  She is missed. NoMoreDrama ______________________________


On August 16th, 2012, Lynn Hudson posted her last blog.  It contained recaps of Million Dollar Listing LA, Top Chef Masters, the NJ blogs, and all kinds of other interesting things about reality TV put together by the ever-enthusiastic, hardworking Lynn, who loved all things housewives.  I had also posted a small tribute to Lynn because it was her birthday that day.  Little did we know it would be the very last blog we would ever see from our beloved friend Lynn.

There were many hits on the blog that day wishing Lynn a Happy Birthday, with a few of the usual nasty trolls along the way.  The blog happily rolled along that day with its usual discussion and overall happy, sometimes snarky, camaraderie.

The next morning, at around 10 a.m., one commenter asked if there would be a new blog that day.  Some of us thought maybe Lynn had been out celebrating her birthday the day before and she was taking the day off (which would have been very unusual).  At about12:37 p.m., someone noticed that Lynn had not been on twitter that day.  I started to get an uneasy feeling and I e-mailed Lynn about that time to ask if everything was ok.  At about 12:52 pm, another LynnNChicago regular posted some disturbing twitter feeds from PrettyPlusMore (Carly Hall) that Lynn had passed away.  Nobody wanted to believe it was true and we were all hoping beyond hope it was some type of cruel hoax.  Sadly, it turned out we had lost our beloved Lynn on, of all days, her birthday.

Needless to say, I was completely shocked, stunned and didn’t quite know what to do with myself.  I’m sure my family thought I had lost my mind getting so emotional about someone I had never met, but they were very understanding just the same.  They knew I had become attached to this blog and fond of Lynn because I talked about it and her often.

On August 18th, Lynn’s good friend Carly Hall posted a wonderful tribute on the LynnNChicago blog.  That same day, a regular poster, NoMoreDrama (formerly HouseWifeAddict) posted this:  “A space has been set up for us to continue our comments at”  Some of us (me, Kansas Girl and others) were collecting e-mail addresses so we could all somehow keep in touch.  Another regular poster, Disgrazia, started a “Friends of LynnnChicago” Facebook page.  Our own boston started the Chatzy room.  I know I’m forgetting to mention others who worked hard to keep us all afloat during that time, but you know who you are.

I never met Lynn in person, but just from the communication I had with her through e-mail, I felt like I had added another good friend to the many I’ve made throughout the years.  Today, I like to think of her looking down from Heaven and feeling happy, honored and proud to know that her love of talking about those darned housewives still lives on through this blog and other social media outlets.  She was a special person who can never be replaced.  I just wanted to take a moment to say, “Happy Birthday Lynn. I miss you and think of you often.”  Always, BB.


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Happy Birthday Sasha


About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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249 Responses to Remembering Lynn Hudson

  1. Nancy says:

    Beautifully said NMD and BB. I miss her every day. Thank God we kept her “family” going.

    • Noelle says:

      Bless you Lynn.
      Heartfelt [[[[HUGS]]]] to her family and ((HUGS))) to Cathy too. xoxo
      Love you and miss you.
      So young, and beautiful. You were needed somewhere else more.
      Boo for us, but I’m sure you’re shining brightly where your at now.
      Happy Birthday. *SMOOTCHES* 😉

    • Laineylainey says:

      Yes, very grateful to have found Lynn. Very grateful that her work continues! Thanks for honoring her on this day. We must remember to let our loved ones know how we feel, while we are here on earth and be good to one another here in the LynnFamily everyday!

    • Amalfi says:

      Thank you so much for everything you created and for this community that still gathers under your name… at your place.

      Miss you, Lynn. You were one of a kind.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Thanks NMD for opening up a place in cyberspace in Lynn’s memory and thanks BB for your tribute to Lynn. I still miss her and wonder what she would say about the shows. I hope her family and friends are doing well. Hugs and kisses to everyone on the blog.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Adding my thanks to you both for all you do, and to all members for keeping things going (which includes commenters who comment!) Proud of our community!

  2. TexasTart says:

    …….a moment of silence for the fabulous Lynn Hudson……..

  3. Stars99 says:

    I am so thankful for Lynn – she brought us all together! That’s a gift I cherish. I always looked forward to reading this blog every day because it just made me laugh so much! Although I was a longtime lurker and only commented after her death – I still thoroughly enjoyed each blogger’s perspective and the comments of response. Although I didn’t have any personal interaction with her… her death still really impacted my life. It was just so inconceivable… unimaginable… I really believe that a person’s value, in part, can be measured by how much they’re missed when they’re not around. She is sorely missed and widely loved.

  4. Laineylainey says:

    Happy Birthday, Sasha! Hope it’s the best birthday, yet!

  5. I was lucky enough to know Lynn in the real world. We were “two ladies who lunched” (yes you can giggle) and talking all things housewives and the mundane stuff that makes up our lives. We wished her Happy Birthday on the blog. I also sent her an email too. So I want to share our last email exchange with everyone.
    I sent this to her at 1:00pm:
    Hey Lady! Have a wonderful day and enjoy knowing that everyone (who really matters) loves you. Thank you for giving a daily blog to a group of people who enjoy both your writing and each other’s company. I can live without coffee creamer in the morning, but it would be bad not to have your thoughts to start the day! Don’t sweat the small stuff and have a wonderful day! Best Wishes,T
    I was surprised to see this response from her sent at 6:53 pm that evening:
    Muwahhh!!! You always know just what to say! xoxo I love you T. Thanks, Lynn

    So NMD, thanks for taking the reigns (keyboard) so quickly while we processed the shock of Lynn’s sudden passing. To those who set up facebook, chat room and collected e mails to keep us together in this time of loss thank you as well. We grieved together and we stayed together because we lost a beautiful woman who was giving and gifted. Lynn gave us a community in a little corner of the internet with a blog that had “hate” in the title but was full of love, respect and friendship. So I wanted to share our last e mail exchange with the community that became LynnFam because even on her birthday, Lynn found time to thank those who’s lives she touched. Everyday I am thankful that we are all still together in that little corner of the internet, with so many who are willing to blog the shows she loved the most. Lynn you are missed.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      And Sasha have a wonderful birthday filled with laughter and love!!

    • Amalfi says:

      What an amazing exchange. It was great that she knew in in the last hours of her life through your words (and hopefully by the magnitude of what she had created) that she was truly and deeply valued by our community.

      You do know just what to say.

    • Buttercream says:

      Thank your for writing what is in my heart, but just could not articulate as well as you have … Lynn was a special woman … fierce, brave and kind all rolled into one bundle of enthusiastic joy. Kisses in heaven above for her and hugs to her family always.

      Happy Birthday Sasha!

  6. rabblerouser2010R says:

    I miss you Lynn and think of you often, especially when I visit this blog. Although I definitely appreciate all the hard work and contributions NMD and the other bloggers have made, I still wonder when we are discussing one of the shows what Lynn would think or say. Around this time last year, we were all wondering if Bravo was just teasing us in their promos that suggested he was talking to another woman in the vineyard in Napa,,,,and now a year later the Guidice’s have been handed down a 39 count indictment.. Although, I am sure she saw that coming a mile away as she now is watching from the best view around.

    But of course, she was much more than just a blogger. She was a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She is still missed by many and certainly left her mark upon this world.

    I am so grateful that Cathy still stays in touch and gives us updates on how her family is doing.

  7. djprincessc says:

    I have been meaning to ask this for a while and it kept slipping my mind, but whatever happened to Carly Hall??

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I still see her on twitter. She wasn’t really a regular poster on the blog but her and Lynn had a great internet radio show following some of the RH shows.

  8. I still miss Lynn’s blog because it was such a part of my morning routine, I will forever be thankful to her and what she did. I have met a wonderful group of people through her and while I did not comment a lot, I logged on at least twice a day. Know that I wish you a very Happy Birthday Lynn!! You made such an impact in so many lives and you are missed dearly!!

  9. I remember when I first joined Twitter she was one of the first people to accept my BravoTV comments and respond to me. I pretty much agreed with her on everything. Her blog was phenomenal and always brought a smile to my face….she wrote what I wanted to say but she was the one who had the fan base to say it. Hearing the news last year was devastating and I will never forget her. So grateful that NMD has let me start recapping for this site because I feel like one of the ‘family’ now. Lynn was definitely my inspiration to blog in the first place. RIP Lynn, forever in our hearts ❤

  10. chismosa says:

    Thank you NMD immensely for keeping this all going now one year later.
    It’s like when I’d heard about deaths of people I knew in my life, or the actual day of 9/11 — I can remember such details of sitting nonchalantly to get on the blog and thinking this was a joke. I was late and didnt understand this joking around.
    Life is so awful so much (too much for me…) and it’s very hard for me to find silver linings so I’m so grateful for all you here and the community of love, support, and what is so important — LAUGHTER

    Thanks to BB and Boston and everyone. And special shout out to those of you who take precious time to BLOG actual shows and websites. It is much appreciated.

    Thank you and blessings and hugs all around !

  11. chismosa says:

    Happy BIRTHDAY Sasha….. My sister in many opinions!!!!

    Have a great day! 🎉🎉🎁🎊🎉🎁🎊🎉🎁🎊🎉🎁🎊🎉🎁

  12. melthehound says:

    Happy Birthday Sasha 😀 Hope it’s a great one for you.

  13. zoekayla says:

    Good morning, all. I loved Lynn and her blog. She communicated a few times with me through email, and she was always so genuine and friendly. I read it every day when I could. I would go through times where personal or work concerns consumed my time and attention, but I would come back; posting and lurking. I found out about Lynn’s passing about a month after it happened. I was so upset, but Mel the Hound helped me find my way to this blog, the chat room, and the FB page. Love ya, MTH!
    The true essence of Lynn has been preserved, and all three sites are flourishing, growing, and continuing the HW snark and support for fellow posters. I’m so sure Lynn would be very happy to see her “work” carrying on!

  14. Lulu says:

    Good Morning all. If it wasn’t for Bobby Zarin I never would have known of this blog’s existence. I spoke often with Lynn on twitter. She was a very kind woman. She worked in the area I lived near. She would tweet about lunch sometimes and I would recommend different places in the area. I can’t believe a year has passed and will always remember her. Thank her as well for creating this wonderful community!! Ironically it was around this time that I conceived baby Aiden. I’m happy this blog is still up and going strong! Love all of youse unlickers!

    • melthehound says:

      If it wasn’t for Bobby Zarin I never would have known of this blog’s existence.
      Same here, Lulu…. So, when you all wonder why I’m here causing trouble, you can thank Bobby Zarin 😉

      • HuskerHuny says:

        I, as well, would never have found this place had it not been for Bobby Zarin’s big mouth – and for that I say thank you Bobby.

        On this day of remembrance, I also want to thank Lynn for starting this blog which brought together an amazing group of people I would never have had the chance to ‘talk’ to.

        Thank you to those who stepped up to keep it going. And it’s still going strong and growing each day. All of this from one women’s thoughts and efforts. So cool.

        I appreciate each and every one of you although never having met you in person. But being here daily makes me feel like I have. What a gift we all have been given.

        Thank you Lynn. Look over all of us and know how missed you are.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Oh, this is bringing back the night NY was on and Bobbie said the words “hate blog” to Simon. I sitting on the sofa and started both laughing and shouting. Oh, that was a night! We were instantly famous!

      • mm in oc says:

        I actually typed in google “I hate Jill Zarin” to see what would come up and Lynn’s blog was right there! I relished reading through her commentary on all things awful about Jill and agreed with her 95% of the time.

        Love the folks here!

  15. trudie says:

    I posted this last year when I heard that our Lynn had passed. It was applicable then, and it is applicable now. Thank you to all of you who work so hard to carry on in Lynn’s place.

    Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, 
That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight? 

    I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    ~Henry Scott Holland

    • ladebra says:

      That is beautiful Trudie. I miss Lynn, and hope her family knows how much she is loved.

    • melthehound says:

      🙂 ..

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Oh that is beautiful. Thank You for sharing it again.

    • hildogatl says:

      Wow, that totally choked me up and I have just sat at my desk and cried and cried as reading those beautiful words reminded me of my wonderful, amazing mommy who I too, lost suddenly and unexpectedly to several things but the final straw was a heart attack just a few short months ago. While I didn’t know Lynn personally, I was always lurking…never commenting but I too, remember sitting at lunch opening the blog like I always did wondering…this isn’t like Lynn to miss a day…then I saw the message the next day and it brought tears to my eyes as I had just lost my daddy to a heart attack, suddenly. My heart ached for her son because I knew the feeling all too well even at 32. It’s never easy to lose the ones you loved the most and the ones who always, no matter what, had your back. I pray for her family often. Thank you ladies for the friendship, the laughs, the venting and the tears.

    • Boobah says:

      Trudie, this is really beautiful. Thank you.

  16. VV says:

    R.I.P. Lynn, you are missed.

  17. melthehound says:

    I have different memories than many of you have. They don’t really matter though except for one, which is a common memory with all of you. She put together this place, where we all gathered every day. I expected to see it every day just like I expect the sun to rise and she only failed us one time. August 17, 2012. Through no real fault of her own of course. I have always felt she gave us a gift. One that has nothing to do with television or any television show. That gift is each other. Whether we agree or disagree or fight or go along to get along, this has been and remains a place where people express their opinions with little fear of getting trashed. I don’t think Lynn liked me very much especially by this time last summer. That’s okay, I probably wasn’t very likeable nor very nice. Hey, we all know it’s the truth 😉 Once in awhile I find myself slipping back into that mode falling into that hole and I have to climb back out. I sometimes forget that behind these gravatar quilts and photo thumbnails, there is a real person. Please, don’t take my disagreement with any of you personally. I may trash and disagree with what you say but it is never about you. I still try to respect Lynn’s golden rule but, just like the rest of you, I’m human. I have gone personal attack mode one time here only and the second after I hit ‘post comment’, I regretted doing it. I still regret it.

    Up until this day last summer, I always joked when I set a meet up time with friends, that if they didn’t see or hear from me by the time I say I’ll be there, I’m dead. My word is very important to me and I don’t let anything get in the way of keeping it. However, I don’t make jokes like that anymore because as we all learned that day, no one is guaranteed the next day. If you don’t remember anything else, remember that.

    If I’m thankful for anyone around here, it is to NMD for stepping up and keeping this blog going. To those who contribute with their own brand of snark on these crap shows we watch. To Disgrazia4 for setting up the facebook group that many of us participate on. To Boston (sorry I don’t remember the zip code part of your name 😉 ) for opening the chatzy room that QueenButterBean has kept going. I’m thankful to Lynn for setting the ball in fast motion here but I’m thankful to those of you who have kept it going. Especially the blog, it is a monumental task to keep it going on a daily basis. Yeah, this post is a little self serving but that’s the way I am sometimes. To those of you out there who are still fighting with a dead woman, you live sad and pathetic lives and can simply go fuck yourselves. If I can get over it, so can you.

    • Exactly, ppl forget ( Im so guilty as well, I’ve said things I feel horrible about!) that ppl behind the avi’s are human.
      So, you heard of Lynn b/c of Bawby Zarin, so does that mean you didn’t know Empress of Aiken until afterwards as well?

      • melthehound says:

        Before then, I didn’t even know HW blogs of any sort existed. Watching the housewives was my own dirty little secret. Coming here gave me a place to vent and even hate on them 😉 I met Empress here briefly and when she started her own blog, and asked for writers, I offered and she accepted. We even contacted Lynn about it, to get her blessing because, I was also writing here about a couple shows.

        Not that it’s an after thought but today is also Empress’s birthday.

  18. Like so many others, I started my day with a cup of coffee and reading this blog. It took a long time, but I started posting a bit, and had interactions with Lynn. I was welcomed into the warm bosom that this blog had become. I recall vividly the moment I was reading and it came clear Lynn had passed. Devastating. Yet, this morning, it is so good to remember her and honor the legacy she has left here.

    Many thanks to NMD for carrying on, and all those who assist in keeping the legacy alive…you are all so appreciated.

    I used to say I could see Lynn, sitting atop a fluffy cloud at a desk, hunched over a shiny silver laptop, typing away, blogging about the goings on in the streets of heaven…and today the vision is as clear as ever. Raising my hand to wave and wish you a Happy Birthday Lynn. You are loved and missed.

    Waving to you all as well…and sending Love & Light to everyone today. And wrapping this blog and all of you in a warm Hug! Be well…and together today!


  19. Lynn was such a dynamic personality – I miss her style and quick wit.

    The continuation of the blog really is a testament of how she brought people together.

  20. Carly Hall says:

    This is so well-written and beautiful. Love you guys.

  21. OneMoreInBoston says:

    beautiful tribute to our friend
    thank you

    • not THAT Jill says:


    • OMIB I have missed you, and hope that you will start dropping in again. .

      • plainviewsue says:

        For some reason, I can’t make a new comment, so I’m just responding to NMD’s.

        I still have Lynn’s final blog saved in my favorites. I will never delete it.

        Thank you to all of you who have kept this blog running. I also wonder what Lynn would say regarding different HW situations. Esp the infamous Jill Zarin interview with Andy!

        God bless Lynn’s family.

        • Noelle says:

          (I’m having the same problem Sue, unable to post, only reply. NMD said to try a new email addy. I think she said BB was having same problem. I tried a new addy, worked for a time and then right back to replying only. It’s a wordpress hiccup. 🙂 )

          Great to hear from you OMIB. Sending *HUGS!*

        • melthehound says:

          Why don’t one of you try a regular post.. Maybe you’re getting put into moderation for some reason. If I see you there (or if NMD does), can free you and you may be able to post regularly… Worth a try…

          • Noelle says:

            There is *NO* regular post!
            I was not in moderation, I doubt she is too!
            Left with only replying to replys.
            Have a nice day.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Nice seeing you OMIB. Hope you are well.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      OMIB! Miss your comments here! Hope you can come back!!!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      HI Boston, its good to see you.

    • chismosa says:

      Hi OMIB- hope you’re well 💙💙💙

    • NJBev says:

      I miss you girl.
      Hope you are well.
      did I mention that I miss You?

  22. Vegas Chick says:

    Even though I missed some of the early days of Lynn’s blog, i.e, “I Hate Jill Zarin” (hehe) because I didn’t stumble on to this blog until after Russell Armstrong’s suicide, I liked her immediately. She had talent and took a more journalistic approach to blogging about the HW’s unlike all of the others out there. She had an ability with words that included snark (Lynn could cut through perception with a sickle) but she was never insulting or particularly cruel. I didn’t know her for very long, but I miss her wit, style and grace. RIP Lynn… you are loved by many. xoxo

    PS: Thank you NMD, BB, et al for keeping Lynn’s memory alive through this blog.

    Happy Birthday, Sasha!

  23. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. TGIF.

    And I will also say again Happy Birthday to our dear Lynn. Sasha Happy belated Birthday to you. I hope you had a great day

  24. ItzAngieDuh says:

    I got soo teary eyed reading that tribute to Lynn. I never met Lynn in person but she was like my good girlfriend. I was shocked to learn she had passed away on her birthday but I will be forever grateful for this blog & it’s community. Kudos to NMD & everybody who worked to keep this blog alive. This blog is a part of my daily routine. I know when I come here I will see names that are familiar to me & read lots of snark about these infamous HWs. When I heard Bobby Zarin taking Simon to task about this blog-I ran to my computer & snuggled in. I’m thankful for all the people who post here daily & support whatever anyone else is going thru. This blog is my soft place to fall, so I just wanna say thanks to everyone here & happy birthday to Lynne & Sasha! Happy Friday!

  25. nMD,
    You forgot a couple things:
    I don’t know if you all are aware but Jill also got Lynn’s Adsense suspended and her fired from Rumor Fix.
    Also, what really disappoints me is:
    Bethenny did NOT donate a dime when she passed away.
    Hear me out please.
    When Lynn passed, her and I were not speaking. When I look back, it was really stupid. This is the thing.. When you get in housewife arguments so to speak you do not think they are going to die. Did I hate Lynn? If course not. Even her and WSL argued behind the scenes, LOL. Anyhow, back to Bethenny, rather you liked Lynn or not, people read her blog daily! including ppl at Bravo and she had an impact. Even Caroline Manzo said she may not liked she wrote.. But.. Err I forget the rest… but Bethenny, really? All Bethenny could say was; “What a dedicated fan” ? A fan Bethenny? Did you call all your fans when you stopped following them? Lynn did a lot for for her and considering that Kristen Johnson — who is not a millionaire even donated. I even gave something. Not much, $25 , but still.. I felt horrible.
    Also, please understand that I am not saying these things to make anyone upset, I am just stating facts. People have tried to reach out to Bethenny nicely over the year and got no response. I know this to be a fact, please do NOT ask me how I know.

    I asked Cathy the other day how Her son was doing and she said good and he got his cast off.

    • Lulu says:

      That’s Bethenny’s MO though “Step on people to get where you are at.” She’s built an empire off of other people’s ideas once a hustler always a hustler.

      • melthehound says:

        I watched on Bravo, yesterday the 25 top HWs moments. Released in 2010. She went into SiLex’s house for a dinner party or something like that and something stuck in my mind. Not that their place was under renovation but her comments that she wouldn’t have an event in such a hole (TH)… Further, while she was having dinner or just before then, with Jason (1.0) she talked about her cleaning lady. I thought Season One, she was impoverished? Could barely pay her rent. Where the hell does anyone like that get money to pay a maid? I get the Bravo paycheck part of her income but I call bullshit on her entire story and her.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Bethenny’s true colors are coming out. The fact that Jason was there pretty much on the ground floor as her business was taking off and supported her along the way doesn’t mean a thing to her…the fact that he fathered their child doesn’t either.

      Bethenny might have money…but she will wind up alone..

    • chismosa says:

      Thanks for that insight Miss Fabulous– all GREAT points

      True character comes out in times of trouble.
      We see Beth’s 👿👿👍

    • VV says:

      Kjo has always been very respectful of Lynn. I am sure and I know she gave more than $25. The link NMD posted above is a recent fundraising and she gave $300.00. How I know is because only 3 people had donated at the time I checked and 2 showed how much they donated and Kjo didn’t. It was simples math to figure it out.

  26. Just Wondering In Jersey says:

    I’m all choked up. Everyone’s words have touched me. Remembering Lynn is something I do everyday. I’m grateful to her for starting this blog and I’m grateful to NMD for continuing it for us. I have no idea what I would do without this blog. It is the first thing I do when the cat wakes me up and I check back often throughout the day because you folks are important to me.

    Happy Birthday Lynn, RIP. Happy Birthday Sasha.

    OMIB you have been on my mind this week so I am happy you stopped by. Please come again soon.

    • VV says:

      I found Lynn’s blog thanks to the ungrateful Bethenny Frankel whom I used to follow on Twitter. Lynn was one of 10 people that B used to follow on Twitter. Now I think B she only did to get at JZ. B uses people.

      • VV says:

        This posted in the wrong place. It was meant to post on the previous post.

      • chismosa says:

        Wow VV Thats how you came here?

        Gotta love B for that! Giggle

        • VV says:

          You didn’t know? The irony 😆 Yes, I was a fan. Until she started pulling that crap with Jason during the last season of her show. It was so obvious to me that she was setting everything up so, that the divorce (several months later) wouldn’t come as a shock.

  27. Rebecca says:

    God our Father,
    Your power brings us to birth,
    Your providence guides our lives,
    and by Your command we return to dust.

    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for my family,
    relatives and friends,
    and for all the dead known to You alone.

    In company with Christ,
    Who died and now lives,
    may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
    where all our tears are wiped away.
    Unite us together again in one family,
    to sing Your praise forever and ever.


    What a beautiful tribute to Lynn NMD….
    So comforting to read all the comments.
    I still have all my email exchanges from Lynn in a YELLOW folder… ( yellow for friends )and when I find myself thinking about her , I go and read them.
    You can almost hear the excitement in her words when I sent her something I dug up on one of the HWS… lol
    She called me her ” secret ” spy … and one day when she said that I sent her the song..SECRET AGENT MAN… she really did have a good sense of humor……
    This song was sent to me on my FB yesterday and I immediately thought of Lynn and my son..I don’t know who the gal is , but her voice is awesome
    Enjoy your day…
    hugs and peace to all

    HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO OUR ” EMPRESS”.. hw from AIKEN… love ya gal

  29. TexasTart says:

    Hello everyone. When I first read this blog last night, I simply posted “a moment of silence …” because it feels out of place that I should have something to say on the topic when I did not “know” Lynn either in real life or the blog. Oh, I knew who Lynn was. I found her blog through Twitter, at the time NJ was airing, but I didn’t venture into comments. I didn’t have a clue Lynn had a “family” living in her message board!

    Come and go, at random, I would. Then fast forward to this time last year and I found out through Twitter….I immediately went to the LynnNChicago site and there was a blog like normal dated, Aug 16…but what happened to Lynn?! I wanted to know, so I went to read comments. It was heartbreaking to read your shock and sadness. I was blown away by your compassion and respect for one another. You knew one another and could grieve together. I realized I had found a special community of people…and the bonus is they’re watching the same crap I am on TV! Which is something I didn’t share with friends or family in real life. And on top of that, I was a little set back that I too, was 49 years old and maybe I could have the same fate. Maybe I ought to pay better attention to not stress out so much, maybe the laughter from this place would enhance my time between all the serious stuff I was doing on a computer! So I stayed.

    And I have visited the Lynn’s Place blog, everyday since the first NMD post. I remember you folks figuring out how comments worked and NMD was the only one yet to be the gatekeeper and she would post that she had to go to the store, but no first-time commenter could be cleared until she came back. I thought of the sacrifice she made to keep this going. I was impressed because this is not a place to make money, as it was set up and she probably had a job and family of her own. Sorry if I am rambling folks, just reviewing my thoughts from a year ago. My prospective is more like witnessing the birth of something rather than a death.

    I started commenting in September last year. I remember it was a Miami chat. And I remember posting gradually days after. I had learned things about people who frequented and I thought to take my time and find a niche. The TexasTart name was intended to be attached to this cartoon cowgirl art and I was going to use tart – smart ass quips with Texan flair for commenting on housewives. It was going to be my shtick. And if I was to be considered a Tart, well that was just funny. And sometimes I’m a smart ass in real life, so maybe that’s not all lost, lol. I remember Powell was the first time I wished someone Happy Birthday. I thought that was such a cool tradition on the site. I still think it’s ironic that Lynn would pass on her birthday, a day everyone was thinking of her.

    So while I have respect for the work Lynn did and collecting some very interesting and funny people along her journey; my post is more along the lines to congratulate NMD for her success in keeping it going. I was absolutely astounded that through her grief she learned WordPress and set up the site and had material to post. I have set up a web site before and it’s time consuming and frustrating. And BB through her grief, if I recall correctly, was blogging shows that Lynn did, right out of the gate. A very special thanks to virtually unspoken people that have served as a gatekeeper of comments. One of the best things is trolls are kept at bay and there is no garbage here, that’s just in NJ, lol. I want to, but hesitate to list more people for fear of leaving someone out, but I know there were so many more of you that were contributing by collecting email addresses, consoling people, setting up chat, Facebook and volunteering to blog!

    I have read every person that has blogged for a year now. THANK YOU ALL for making this a place I enjoy and feel at home. I consider you are a testament to the type of person Lynn Hudson was and I wish I did know her! Continued blessings to her family and all of you in the community that make up the Lynnfam. hugs.

    • chismosa says:

      Hi Tarts and I really love that you pointed out how much we owe to NMD and the gatekeepers.

      Love love

    • Powell says:

      TexasTart that was beautiful. You all are just going to have me crying at every comment. I miss Lynn and am so thankful that NMD jumped right in to keep what Lynn loved going. All of our bloggers are such good sports to blog the shows we love to hate every week. And TexasTart I look forward to your comments every day. ❤

      • TexasTart says:

        That is so kind Powell, I look forward to you too…..and Chismosa with her mystery boxes, lol. ❤ ❤

      • TexasTart says:

        Powell, I meant to say that you were the first one to welcome me and early on I had hoped you didn’t think I was competing for first post – it just happens that’s a time of day that I read online!

  30. jezzibel says:

    Lynn gave everyone her time so it is fitting that we give her memory some of our time as well.
    To Everything There is a Season
    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
    A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
    A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace
    Ecclesiastes 3. 1-8

  31. AZGirl says:

    Good Morning everyone! Thank you NMD and BB for a beautiful tribute to our Lynn. I remember my first post and Lynn was the first to welcome me.
    Lynn and I exchanged emails several times. Mostly when the blog was getting hammered with trolls. One troll I had figured out was IA.
    I will never forget all of the wonderful experiences she shared with us when meeting all the HW. We are all blessed to have such a great blogging community. Thanks again NMD, BB, QBB, Boston and all the rest who contribute here. Youse guys are the best.
    Happy Birthday Sasha!

  32. AZGirl says:

    If I remember correctly the night Bobby Zarin called out the blog when talking with Simon I think we had over 1000 posts that night. That was so crazy.

  33. shamrockblonde says:

    Lynn – I “met” her on twitter and followed her home, to here – on the anniversary of 9-11, before her passing, she learned that my cousin was a NYC firefighter and was murdered that day – she expressed her condolences to me on the blog, but she also sent me an email as well – me – someone she barely knew – I found Lynn in her words – I got to know her spirit through her words too – she was generous to a fault, slow to anger and quick to laugh – she felt our pain when one of us was hurting and always addressed it, always let us know that we were in her heart – that is a unique person – I miss Lynn very much, but as I look through all of these posts, I am very aware that her spirit lives on through all of you – NMD, thank you for keeping a blog roof over all of our heads, a place where we can continue to come together – to laugh, to cry, to be silly and even to be angry – it was what Lynn always wanted, and you have taken an enormous task and made it seem effortless – that in and of itself is a gift – thank you too, Lynn for your kind words and for opening your heart to all of us –
    May God hold you always in the Palm of His Hand –

    *hugs entire board really hard* – I love you all – always –

  34. AZGirl says:

    Has anyone checked on Bert? 🙂

  35. Butters'Mom says:

    My Dearest Lynn-
    It has been a year since we’ve had the pleasure of your company. I cried the day you left us and think of you daily. We’ve carried on without you. Many have succeeded you (and though they do a fantastic job I think they would agree), no one can replace you.

    I too remember the night Bobby Z outed us to the world. We were all giddy with excitement and took to the blog…”is he talkin’ ’bout us?”

    I cannot physically hit the “unfollow” button on Twitter or delete the “favorites link” on my cell phone or computer.
    You will forever be in my heart. Love you and all of “Lynn’s family”.


    • ramonacoaster says:

      I was excited and thrilled when Bobby outed us too. Lynn and her blog became a part of an RHONY episode that day and it will be preserved for as long as our memories can hold it and for as long as Bravo keeps broadcasting it. What a fun night that was!

      • Powell says:

        Ramonacoaster you’re right. I didn’t think about Lynn being a part of Bravo tv history. 🙂

      • NJBev says:

        Ramonacoaster, you are so right!
        I’ll never forget that night, we were
        “giddy” with our new found “fame”

  36. Sasha says:

    Thanks for my birthday wishes ya’ll!!

    It was nice reading everyone’s thoughts on Lynn.

    I remember last August 16th, I did a quick peek in to see what everyone was talking about. I saw that Lynn and I had the same birthday. I made a mental note to come back later and comment on it. I didn’t make it back until the next day and was shocked to read of her passing.

    I’m sure she would be proud of how the blog has continued on.(SMILE)

    Now I must go seize more of this day!

  37. Itsnotreality says:

    I first came to Lynn’s blog in a very dark time in my life. After being diagnosed with Lupus, I had to stop working and leave my job due to my illness. I viewed lupus as a death sentance and pushed everyone in my real life away and just kind of gave up on life. Then I found Lynn’s blog and all the great people who commented on the blog. I saw women and men who had gone thru so much yet still were able to have such great attitudes in life. Lynn gave up so much of her time despite all her commitments. She created something that has become so much more than a blog. Thanks to Lynn, Diva, NMD, BB and everyone else you really have inspired and helped me so much . My lupus is now under control and I now appreciate all I have instead of focusing on what I do not. Feliz Cumpleaños Lynn y que Dios bendiga a tu familia.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      HI Itsnotreality,

      I am so glad your diagnosis isn’t as devastating as you once thought . I hope you continue to do well.

    • Powell says:

      Itsnotreality where have you been? 🙂 Miss you. I’m glad you’re doing well.

  38. designernailsdiana says:

    I will never forget what happened the day Lynn died. The next day I was up early and I kept hitting refresh repeatedly so I could beat Powell to be the first poster of the day. I kept waiting and waiting. I too thought Lynn had just taken a day off after celebrating her birthday, heck if anyone earned it she sure did. I’ve never tried to be the first poster again cause I’m scared someone else will be gone too. I’m silly that way.
    Carly confirmed what we all dreaded. Our Dear Friend had passed away.
    I still cherish the tweets and twitter emails she and I exchanged. She encouraged me to share my blog with everyone and Retweeted them as well.
    My husband was very understanding about why I was crying over a person I had never met face to face. He said “Lynn touched your life and you’ve mentioned her often so you go ahead and cry while I hold you. Tell me more about Lynn”.
    I absolutely loved it when Cathy came to join us on the blogs and on twitter. I just know Lynn is watching and approving of how great we are all getting along.
    Thank You NMD for keeping the blog going and preserving her memory. I am so grateful for all the bloggers here. Without this blog we’d be missing a lot of great information about our RHO’s shenanigans.
    I Love You Lynn and Miss You Very Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Wonderfully said. I, too, didn’t know Lynn personally but she was definitely part of my life. I loved keeping up with her witty comments on twitter during the shows & seeing her thoughts in the blog after. She is missed.

  40. SoutheastVA says:

    The tributes are beautiful. I stumbled upon this site one day and found an online home. Lynn’s son and my daughter are the same age so we had a few comments back and forth about parenting. I miss Lynn. I’m grateful that this legacy of hers is still going strong. It’s a testamemt to how she brought us all togehter and how much we cared about her.

  41. T-Rex says:

    HUGS THE FOLKS HERE REALLY HARD! What a lovely tribute to Lynn. WOW it’s been a year already, myself like others here, think of Lynn fondly each day as we come to this blog so wonderfully kept in tact by NMD and the other bloggers. I came to Lynn’s blog nearly at the beginning, was a lurker for awhile then finally started to post. It was funny I was googling something about the show and typed in words Hate Jill Zarin, and Lynn’s blog popped up in my search. I don’t normally read blogs, but the title made me want to venture over to see what it was all about, and well here I sit today still with the loving memory of Lynn and all of you whom I have come to know through the blog. When Lynn had to change sites I was so clueless as to the behind the scene manipulation going on, but Lynn hid it well from many of us. I, like others, didn’t know Lynn IRL, but was so giddy the first day I got a shout out in one of her blogs. I enjoy each day I get to spend with all of you, do we disagree yeppers, but we still manage to stay friends! I hope Lynn’s family also knows that we are all still thinking of them as well today.

    • nyc mama says:

      I found Lynn basically by the same route long ago when Lynn started the IHJZ blog. I was frustrated watching the show and JZ’s obnoxious behavior and was pleased I found a place to read that others felt the same as I about this lowly Dlist reality star.

      My thoughts to her husband, son, sister and the rest of her family and friends and I hope they take some comfort knowing that she is in a place where she is happy and able to snark to her hearts content on the newly minted lowly reality stars that keep popping up alhtough it doesn’t help fill the hole in their hearts it is at least something to hang on to.

  42. Nancy says:

    Lynn and I had many e-mail conversations about this skater and other things. I think she would have liked this one.

    • Noelle says:

      That’s true beauty and grace. Amazing.
      NO ONE sings “Ave Maria” like Josh Grobin.
      His voice truly gives me chills.
      Very appropriate and thoughtful post for this day.
      Thank you Babydoll Nance. xo

  43. I hope no one recaps Bethenny’s show here.. *hint* *hint* if any one wonders just see my other comments.

    • melthehound says:

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ‘talk show’ recapped here so I don’t think we have to worry about that 😉

      • Lynn would advertise it and talk about it everyone once in a while.

        • melthehound says:

          That’s different than a recap.. Her talk show was new last summer and only in a limited market. I never saw it locally because it wasn’t shown here. I think saw a clip once on youtube and yawned. I was willing to tolerate (if you will) Bethenny for awhile until her ‘cobwebs on the penis’ remark. That told me all I really needed to know about her and worse, it make me ask the question, was Kelly BeenSomeone, really that crazy on Scary Island, or, did she have a point… Then when she announced her divorce just before the announcement of her continued talk show, you could say I was done done done with her. Now every time I see her or a story about her, I cringe and the hellhound is snarling to come out and play.

    • chismosa says:

      Last year during the 6 week trial run no one bothered so I doubt it

      • realhousewifeva says:

        Why do I have memory of it being recapped on here?? Am I losing my mind, I could swear someone recapped Bethenny`s show whenever they had a chance to watch it… maybe it was just in the comments, though?

        • chismosa says:

          You know after I wrote that above I had 2nd thoughts!

          I think since it was not on all over the country maybe in comments those who could watch it did write up a bit?

          So I could be wrong !

  44. Powell says:

    If you all aren’t bringing tears to my eyes you’ve got me smiling from ear to ear. Everyone has said the most beautiful words in tribute to our Lynn. Thank you NMD for your thoughtfulness and kindness. ❤

  45. Powell says:

    Cathy I want to say thank you to you and Lynn’s husband, children and the rest of your family and friends for allowing us to share a little bit of Lynn with us. I am grateful to get to know just a little bit of her kindness.

  46. LavaLady says:

    Happy Birthday Sasha.
    Happy Birthday Empress of Aiken.

    Lynn would be so proud of all of you. Bloggers and posters. I’m a little sad today. But we have a great place here, and Lynn is at the heart of it. I am happy I “knew” her in the early days; I am just as happy that the blog has continued in her memory. I read every day even though I don’t comment too much. Love to all of you; best wishes to Lynn’s family.

  47. If Lynn hadn’t taken the bold step to create this blog, out of frustration with Bravo and the way it treated it’s viewers, I’m reasonably certain that I would never have considered starting my own, More importantly, though, is what happened here as the loveliest result – the place and the opportunity for all of us to get to know and care about each other. What greater legacy could any of us ask for?
    Thank you, Lynn. Job well done.

  48. boston02127 says:

    Beautiful blog. Thank you.
    For our borrowed angel and my beautiful friend Lynn:
    This is called “Borrowed Angels.”
    They shine a little brighter, they feel a little more
    They touch your life in ways no one has ever done before
    They love a little stronger, they live to give their best
    They make our lives so blest, so why do they go so soon?
    The ones with souls so beautiful
    I heard someone say

    They must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life
    They come along, into this world, and make this world bright
    But they can’t stay forever
    Cause they’re heaven sent
    And sometimes, heaven needs them back again

    They reach a little deeper, they see what’s in your soul
    And even when they leave, you know you’ll never let them go
    The world’s a little richer, just cause they came along
    Their love goes on and on, so why do they go so soon?
    The ones with souls so beautiful. I heard someone say

    They must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life
    They come along, into this world, and make this world bright
    They can’t stay forever, cause they’re heaven sent
    And sometimes, heaven needs them back again

    How else can you explain why they’re here and not here to stay?
    I believe there must be, must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life
    They come along, into this world, and make this world bright
    But they can’t stay forever, cause they’re heaven sent
    And sometimes heaven needs them back again
    And sometimes heaven needs them back again

  49. boston02127 says:

    Happy Birthday Sasha & Empress of Aiken.

  50. VV says:

    Caroline has a new website. She has a section for single moms ( isn’t this B new area of expertise). Below is the link. Click at your own risk.

    Tips for a Single Mom with Young Kids via @CarolineManzo

  51. It'snotreality says:

    Lynn touched so many with her just her words, I can just imagine how much she meant to the people in her life. Today must be such a hard day for her family. I pray for them that each day is easier, that when they remember her that is all the wonderful moments, that they know that she loved and will always love them. I especially pray for her young son and that he knows that she was so proud of him.(((((((Lynnfam))))))))

  52. princesspindy says:

    I have had so much fun on this blog. When I heard Bobby say it, I went straight to google!! I was so happy to see that I was not alone. I think I still am in shock that she is gone, It seems longer than a year because so much has happened….. but then it doesn’t. I just remember googling away because I was going to prove that she was alive….and then when it was confirmed I just cried. I am so thankful for all of you and for Lynn. I loved when we were all being silly and she would surprise me and jump right in and play with us!! But I think I loved even more when she would smack down a troll, lol!!! I love a good Troll Smacking!!!

  53. AZGirl says:

    Well Hells Bells it is 111 degrees here and Mr. AZGirl wants to paint the garage tomorrow. Sometimes I think I married a genius and then……well tonight he is at Lowes buying paint.
    Watched last week’s NJ again this afternoon. I saw on the FB page that Manzo’s are getting a spin off. Really?
    Memo to Bravo. Manzo’s suck. They are depressing as hell. Do the Bravo people not watch this show? Al is miserable. Lauren, Albie and Caroline are all suffering from depression. Chris is a goofball. Bravo thinks viewers want to watch these morons? Viewing that dinner scene was uncomfortable to best. I rather watch Richie and that is how low the bar is going with me.
    Meanwhile, Teresa, Joe and the kids are TV gold. All of them. Too funny. The girls are helping mom. They are setting the table, welcoming their cousins and enjoying Sunday dinner. Manzo’s look like they hate each other and Al wants to jump out the window.

    • Noelle says:

      Amen. amen and amen!!

      Al does want to jump out a window, but he knows the Don will be there to catch him!
      What a conundrum!! 😉 tee heeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Powell says:

      LOL AZGirl. Mr. AZGirl can have his fun painting the garage. You paint your nails. 🙂

      The Manzo’s? I wouldn’t watch if it was the last show on tv. The Guidice’s I just might. And Al jumping out of a window? Of course we wouldn’t want that but I surely had a visual of him trying to get away from Caroline. If the Manzo’s are getting a show I think it will last just as long as RHODC & I loved those ladies, except for Michaela.

  54. California35 says:

    😦 our sweet Lynn 😦

    Nice blog to remember her 🙂
    Thanks to her we are all here and thanks to all those who are keeping this place going.

    Thank you all 🙂

  55. KTinCT says:

    Beautiful blog and comments about our dear Lynn, a small part of the legacy she left behind…….Sending hugs to everyone….

    Happy Birthday to Sasha and Empress 🙂

  56. Boobah says:

    I’ve been struggling with what to add to an already very moving tribute to our dear Lynn. I only exchanged a few emails with her. I think back and remember the last email…I made her laugh. I recall feeling her smile as I read her brief response to me.

    She created something very special. Something that goes beyond a blog about the housewives. Even though I only post occasionally, I read often and it’s easy to see the true friendships that have developed here. It never ceases to amaze me – and I attribute it all to Lynn. And now carried onward by NMD, BB, and the many others who have stepped up to blog for us. I am so grateful as this is my own private get-away where I have enjoyed so many comments by so many people. Oh the memories since I first stumbled upon this blog!

    I cannot believe it’s been a year. I remember exactly where I was when I read the blog on that terrible day. I was completely dumbstruck. I just couldn’t believe it. Then I remember that we were worried the blog would break due to so many comments. I remember being so upset. Thank goodness we managed to continue on.

    I appreciate you all very much. Thank you Lynn. I think it’s safe to say, you are missed very much by us all.


  57. Cartwheels says:

    Happy birthday Lynn, you are missed but I know you are also smiling seeing that your legacy still goes on with the many wonderful bloggers on this site.

  58. Rusty says:

    One of my very favorite memories is the final day of the IHJZ website name. Fun comments from SO many people lasted all day. It was the best! BEST to all of the oldies!!!

  59. cusi77 says:

    I met Our beloved Lynn Hudson Last Year on April 24Th. 2012, In Chicago, we went to have Dinner in a very old Restaurant in Town: “The Pump Room” in The Hotel Ambassador East.

    We had exchanged Emails for about 2 years as well as phone calls. I love her like a Sister! And She will be forever in my Heart and thoughts!

    When I arrived to the Restaurant she was already there… I literally run to her and gave her a big hug and kiss! She was like the best friend one can have! I fell like I knew her like forever! We talked about Housewives and personal best friends talk.

    I asked her: “How do you do to post a New Blog every Morning?”

    She told me: “I woke up at 5:00 AM Every morning… Sometimes I wish I could sleep a little bit more, then I recall there are so many people waiting for the Blog at 8:00… I just can’t leave them waiting…”

    Lynncita was one of the most generous woman I’ve ever met! She was not just writing a Blog for her own fame… She was doing it for every one of us! The healthy and the ill, the ones with a new baby as much for the ones dealing with some kind of chronic ill, suffering the loss of a loved one, as much for those losing a pet. She knew who was posting a comment as well of someone missing for several days and she personally send them an Email to know if they were doing well!

    We have met one of the best human beings, selfless and always thinking on everyone, before herself! We have an Angel watching over us! She must be so proud in Heaven for NoMoreDrama keeping the family Together. And thanking everyone contributing with the Blogs.

    What Lynn left was a legacy of Friendship, love and compassion. With her only rule: Respectfully Agree to Disagree. Thank you everyone for keep coming to this safe space NMD provided in Lynn’s memory. The best legacy of Lynn is to know we have one another to laugh, share and as well to lean on each other.

    Love to everyone of you,


    • TexasTart says:

      Very touching, thank you for sharing.

    • not THAT Jill says:


    • Boobah says:


    • melthehound says:

      Love you right back, ((((Cusi)))) and I could not have said any of it better myself.

    • NJBev says:

      Well, I know I’m a day late and a dollar short,
      but I couldn’t get to the site yesterday.

      I want to say “thank-you” to NMD, BB and all
      the rest who have worked tirelessly to keep
      the “Lynnfam” together-
      I still can’t believe that Lynn is gone. So young,
      on her birthday? It’s like something from a reality
      show itself-
      I miss her. Very much.
      I remember the first time I googled “I hate
      Jill Zarin” and her post on Terry Alley’s site
      came up!! I wrote some crazy post like”OMG I
      can’t believe I finally found someone else out
      there who is as crazy angry about this B*tch
      as I am” she answered me back “You are not
      Dear God in Heaven. Please take good care
      of our Lynn. We miss her much. She created
      a close family-kept the “trolls” at bay. I know
      I have come here many times when things were
      tough and always found a kind word, a remedy,
      a recipe, whatever was needed to brighten
      my day.
      I miss you lynn, and I thank you everyday for
      welcoming me into your family. I will be forever

  60. realhousewifeva says:

    Rest In Peace Lynn…the sadness we felt on this day one year ago will never go away. Truly showed me how life can change in an instant. You created quite a legacy based on the mutual dislike for one narcissistic, annoying housewife 🙂 I often wonder what you would say about lots of the things that go on with the housewives when watching the show. I know you would tell us all a big ol` I TOLD YOU SO after the 39 count indictment against the Giudices 😉

    Funny thing is, to be honest, I rarely agreed with Lynn, especially on RHoNJ lol.
    She was striking Miami while I was watching and enjoying… She loved her some Ramona, while Ramona makes my ears bleed….I won`t even get started on the Simon/Alex love (LOL) But it never mattered! It wasn`t all about having one similar opinion on a subject. She gave her opinion and allowed us to give ours. That is hard to find on other blogs.

    Thank you to NMD, BB and all the others who worked (and still work) so hard to keep this going. Honestly, I think about it a lot…how you all were able to keep everything running so smoothly, so quickly. Hope you all know you are appreciated.

    • Powell says:

      Realhousewifeva howdy lady. I’m laughing w/you saying you often didn’t agree w/Lynn re:the HW. At times I didn’t either & she would just say “that’s ok hun”. Memories. 🙂

  61. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you’re having a great Saturday & not painting the garage like AZGirl. 🙂
    It was so beautiful to see everyone on the blog yesterday sharing love for Lynn. I bet she was looking down on us saying her mission was accomplished.
    Well everyone be good and have a great day.

  62. chismosa says:

    Teresa’s deal and prosecution rejected

    Not sure if link works. On huffington post

    • VV says:

      “Sources” say that this happened “allegedly”

      • cusi77 says:

        What I love is that the sources are Reality TV, US Magazine… Such a reliable sources.. (Insert here eye roll!)

      • Orson says:

        I think that if the report is true, it suggests the prosecutors are confident they have a good case against her. And Teresa’s attorneys don’t disagree.

        • realhousewifeva says:

          I think it`s a given that they have a strong case against her. I`ve read the feds don`t mess around unless they are extremely confident and usually will get a conviction.

    • chismosa says:

      Oh ok sorry I thought at least this wasnt RO or other stuff.

      Thought HuPo was a teeny tiny bit above.
      Who knows ……

      • Sasha says:

        Chismosa, I think Huffington Post is decent enough. I read about the plea deal rejection on quite a few other sites though.

        I tend to believe it though. It’s what I would have done if I were in her shoes. I would have had my lawyer try to help me avoid any jail time at all.

        • chismosa says:

          Sasha I hesitate to post about her legal situation because I don’t know much and also I’m in the minority club of not liking Tre/ hating her (somewhat independently of her financial issues)

          I did think HP would not reprint something if their writers didnt follow up as well. Maybe they were attributing the “break” of the story to RO

          who knows

          Hope your birthday was nice !!

      • VV says:

        Huffington Post is quoting RO. First paragraph reads: “… reported.”

      • melthehound says:

        Post the articles all you like, Chismosa but, it’s always worth questioning these ‘anonymous’ or unnamed sources. Freedom of the press was originally meant to keep the people informed as to the doings of the government without fear of repercussion from the government. Sadly, it has become so bastardized that it doesn’t really mean anything anymore. Anyone can say what they want and before a single fact has been checked, it becomes truth. That’s the problem with the RadarOnlines, they run with stories they pulled off of some gossip wire or the internet without bothering to check it out first. I’m speaking in general here not specifically of the Guidice cases. In their cases, I believe the government is making an example because they are public figures. Many people are marched into court daily for the same type of things all the time but none of them, John and Jane DoeQpublic, become news.

        • VV says:

          Jeff, I don’t think they are that famous. RHONJ pulls 2.5 – 3 million viewers weekly. If you compare that with other networks is not really all that much. I am puzzled still why they chose to go against them outside of the people that watch reality TV nobody knows who they are. Are the FEDS wanting to make an example for people that iny watch Reality TV?
          There are much bigger fish to fry at a much larger scale for tens of millions of dollars. Where the judge or prosecutors, investigators wives or daughters HW reality TV watchers and she disliked Teresa and Joe? ( I’m 1/2 kidding here) Anything is possible… To me they were targeted. The reason has yet to fully surface. You could be right to make them an example…I’m not ready to accept that one yet. Yes, I understand if a crime was committed they must pay. However, there are thousands of people that did and stilldo the same and much worst and on a much larger scale than the Giudices did. Why no go after them. I’m sure they can find fello judges, politicians, bankers and investors etc etc etc. Why not them too?

          • melthehound says:

            2.5-3 million are a lot more than the 2 or 3 who may know John Q Public… I don’t think they have world wide fame either but I will bet my own stack of century notes that the number of people who know who Joe and Teresa are, grew exponentially in the past couple weeks.. My point was they are public enough to make an example out of. Did or didn’t do it really doesn’t matter at this point. The message has been sent that, ‘see, this is what’s going to happen if you try to pull the same shit’. Just like when the mob takes out a rat and leaves him stripped naked in the trunk of a car with a dead rat stuffed in his mouth. It sends a message to everyone else who might be in a similar situation 😉

            • VV says:

              Don’t get me wrong. I went to a party last night and only one more person knew who they were out of a table of 10. I understand their name is out there more now. I’m just having a hard time with FEDs thinking lets make an example of them”. I mean seriously my tax paying dollars pay the government official salaries and this is the best they could come up with?…as opposed as politicians, investors, bankers or other more prominent people that are really screwing the system for tens of millions of dollars. I mean 10 times worst.
              Okay, enough ranting…
              Time will tell because the truth always comes up sooner or later…

  63. VV says:

    Hey Chismo, What’s up with B now saying she’s not as rich as people think. Is it because she’s hanging out with Billionaries and her millions are pennies in comparison?

    • chismosa says:

      Meaning NOW she’s not as rich?
      Well maybe compared to her billionaire boyfriend?

      I think she’s getting some flack for commenting about the HWs not being really rich. Something about all that
      She was so “in debt” in her days on RHNY but she didnt live downtown in some seedy area with 3 roommates. She was like 5 blocks from JZ

      And I’ve said it before she was raised in nice expensive schools and nice areas.

      • VV says:

        I think she’s afraid of being scrutinized now that her show is getting ready to air. She has lied for too long. IA had an article on the boat incident for her show and is clear she lies and is not honest. There is a difference between being blunt and cruel like she sometimes is a being honest.

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