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Prayers and Thoughts Needed for the Rarasaur Family

Grayson Queen.

Rarasaur’s husband Dave, a.k.a. “Grayson Queen”.

Last year around this time, MCC brought you an inadequate summation of the story of Rarasaur, an optimistic, indefatigable, widely beloved WordPress blogger who’d been sent to prison under deplorable circumstances.

As of this writing she’s still serving the remaining time on her sentence. We asked for your prayers, thoughts, and other forms of benevolence on her behalf. The happy dinosaur button in the lower-right corner of this page remains in place as tribute. Before The MAN sent her up the river, she was among the neatest of the coolest of the awesomest ’round these parts.

In her absence, her husband continued his own blog and self-publishing efforts under the name Grayson Queen. It goes without saying that times were tough for him throughout her initial months away, but a series of entries earlier this year had indicated an upswing in his fortunes, new employment opportunities, and a renewed dedication to the pursuit of his creative endeavors.

Up until last week, anyway. In the two most recent entries he reported signs of physical issues that to me sounded downright frightening at the time. His subdued writing style conveyed some slight urgency, but not really panic. Maybe he downplayed the symptoms. Maybe he did have them under control. Maybe they were wholly unrelated to what happened next.

Last night the WordPress community received word from the couple’s loyal friend DJ Matticus that he passed away this week at age 35.

At the moment few details are available, but the gracious Mr. Matticus, who’s already been immensely generous in helping to relay Rara’s ongoing behind-bars journals to her fans where possible, has provided what little is known, and he’s provided contact info for anyone who’d like to mail condolences, prayers, thoughts, or other direly needed supportive expressions of love to Rara during this absolutely tragic worst-case scenario.

I’m fumbling for words on this inconceivable occasion, but that last link has the important details and an outpouring of heartfelt words in their honor.

Thanks sincerely for your consideration.

#RawrLove

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About Randall A. Golden
Hoosier since birth, geek since age 6, father at 22, Christian at 30; launched Midlife Crisis Crossover at 39. Full-time service rep; part-time internet contributor; former message board admin; inhabits Twitter as @RandallGolden. Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of any other corporation, being, or party line.

12 Responses to Prayers and Thoughts Needed for the Rarasaur Family

  1. Poor Rara, this on top of everything else she’s had to endure. If there’s a public service or something, and it’s not too far away from me, I will go. I’m really at a loss for words. Only one. Unfair.

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  2. Oh my gosh…my hand was over my mouth by the time I got to the end of your post. That’s just absolutely tragic and unbelievable and all while this woman is stuck in prison. I truly feel sorry for them.

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    • Likewise, absolutely. I’m now told (or rather, reminded by helpful folks) she doesn’t have as long to go on her sentence. And to be so close to the finish line on one ordeal, only to have this happen on top of it…if/when she returns online later this year, I imagine she’ll need all the loving that her family, friends, and readers can heap upon her.

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  3. Daydreams says:

    Thank you for putting this out there, as hesrtbreaking as it is for a lot of us. I searched the #RawrLove tag today & found so many more of you that love & support.

    If you could, wear blue today in support of Rara. A lot of us are taking photos of ourselves wearing blue. You don’t have to show your faces if you wish to remain anonymous. Just your support. ❤

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  4. rarasaur says:

    A very belated thank you, Randall. For every pixel of sunshine and love you kept safe for me and mine– thank you. ❤

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