Posts Tagged With: Death

Two in the Bush

 

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I don’t think they made it.  (See previous post.)

The little bucket hanging from the tree by my patio yesterday, was gone today.  I don’t know why but it made me far more sad than it probably should have.

On a lighter note, Borders still has lots of stuff, so get there to get some stuff at their discount rates.  Smile 

I’ll be in my box if anyone needs me.  Smile

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This Week’s Thoughts

Who could think of Elizabeth Taylor and not think of beauty?  Violet eyes and coal black hair.  She had a glamour and a certain charisma that many have tried to copy, and most have failed.  She was a lovely child who grew into a beautiful woman, seeming to skip that awkward teen phase all together. 

And the era’s end caught me by surprise.  So, Adieu Miss Elizabeth.  We bid you sweet farewell.

Elizabeth Taylor was born with it, but the rest of us have to work at it.  Even at that we probably barely get a passing grade in comparison!  LOL  I found these beauty tips online and thought I’d share them with you.

11 one-ingredient DIY face masks

4 Do-It-Yourself Hair Remedies

For sure I am going to try some of these!  Ha, I even remember the girls using some of these tricks back in the 70s, when the whole “natural” movement started. 

More important than outer beauty though, is inner beauty.  Some people ignore that, have you noticed?  We need to cultivate that too.  Kindness, compassion, empathy.  Too bad there’s not an avocado mask for any of those!  Those require real work!  It’s kind of sad, I think, that our society doesn’t seem to reward that kind of beauty as much as it does the outer beauty of a person. 

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Friday Fragments

And boy oh boy do I feel fragmented.  I learned of the death of Captain Phil Harris on Wed. afternoon and just can’t get my head around the fact that he’s gone.  Captain Phil was a lively old salt … only he really wasn’t that old, just 53, younger than my own brother would be.  Captain Phil called it like he saw it and didn’t mince words.  He was  – as Darc likes to say – refreshing for his bluntness and honesty in this PC age.  I thought of him as one of those kinds of men who could be either a man’s man, or a ladies man, depending on who he was with. 

Captain Phil was one of the best of the Bering Sea Cowboys, and I am going to miss him terribly.  Go with God, Captain!

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Messages can be left here for the family and friends of Captain Phil Harris

 

Fisherman’s Prayer

God grant that I may live to fish,
until my dying day,
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray,
When in the Lord’s safe landing net,
I’m peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged,
As big enough to keep.

Author Unknown

Cornelia Marie’s website

 

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My boy is sick.  Not bad, just seems to be a bit of a sore throat, but still.  He hasn’t been sick in 3 years, neither have my daughter or I.  Darc’s had a cold or 2, but for the most part we’ve been blessedly healthy.  So it hurts to see my son not feeling well.  Hopefully by the time this posts he’ll be all well and back to his usual smart-alecky self. 

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So funnies are practically mandatory today.  Death requires its due diligence of grief, sorrow, and sadness, but it also requires laughter after the fact to temper it.  It’s always hard to see that in the moment.  I got this one in an email from Elizabeth, so thank you sweetie for sharing.  :)

 

The guys were all at a deer camp and no one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn’t fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? "He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."

The next night it was a different guy’s turn. In the morning, same thing–hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!" He said, ‘Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."

The third night was Fred’s turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy; a man’s man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn’t believe it.

They said, "Man, what happened?" He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night… Bob sat up and watched me all night."

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It’s Friday, it’s been a rough week – laughter is good, so indulge.  :)

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Candles

If I had done a doggone thing over the weekend, I might be able to blog about it.  As it was, I mostly sat around watching TV or clearing things out of my Reader.  Oddly, on Sunday both Darc and I had the weirdest feeling that we’d left something undone, or that we were late for an appointment of some kind.  It was pretty strange. 

Sunday night though, for whatever reason, Darc went to visit an old forum he participated in several years ago.  I used to pop in there too sometimes, even though the forum topic had absolutely nothing to do with me.  I was just taking an interest in what interested my husband and yeah, I guess I’m pushy like that.  ;)  There was a guy there who insulted Darc once, and I kind of got my dander up and went after the guy.  A few months later, Darc started corresponding with a gentleman who offhandedly asked him if he was the same Darc who was married to that Falcon lady, and of course, Darc said yes, he was.  The man referred to me as “a tigress” and told Darc that he was impressed with how I’d gone to bat for him.  I still have an old email where he once asked Darc to pass along his regard to me.  He always made me feel so special, even though I barely talked to him myself.  He was like that – able to spread good will and encouragement, just by being who he was. 

Life and circumstances being what they are, Darc lost touch with him.  We were going through a lot in our own lives, and so was he.  And tonight when Darc thought to check out the old forum, he found out this gentleman had passed away over a year and a half ago.  I think we both felt sucker punched. 

He had a saying he liked: A candle never loses anything by lighting another.  So, in honor of you RB, even though I am late, I wanted to say I’m so sorry you’re gone.  Certainly my life grew one candlelight dimmer tonight, as did the world the day you passed.  Rest in Peace.

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In Sympathy

Goodbye, and thanks for the memories.

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It has been a strange Hollywood week.  Ed McMahon was elderly and apparently in ill health.  Farrah was in intensive care and her family had been called in to say their last goodbyes the night before her death.  Michael Jackson caught everyone off guard.  Three celebrity icons gone.  It seems odd, like the end of some kind of era.  But eras never really “end” do they?  They sort of overlap one another and just … evolve somehow.  The people who died this week haven’t really been in the public eye in a while, and Hollywood will go on to the next “biggest and brightest” star story tomorrow, like it always does.  News is only news until the next story comes along. 

Still, I enjoyed Michael’s music, I envied Farrah’s beauty, and Ed’s straight-man to Johnny brought me a few laughs.  I’m glad I got to witness part of their lives, at least. 

Do they wish to be remembered fondly, with smiles?  Or with tears?  I don’t know.  I do think that laughter can be the best medicine sometimes, and while I certainly mean no disrespect to the families of those who have passed, I did hear a joke that made me smile despite my shock and sadness at the loss of these three this week. 

“Heeeeeere’s Farrah! … Heeeeeere’s Michael!”

And God said, “Doggone it Ed, knock it off!” 

I pray they found peace in Christ before they passed, and that they are now indeed resting with Him.  My sincere condolences to the families of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.  May God comfort you during your sorrow.

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An Obituary

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When I first read this story, half of me wanted to laugh, and the other half was saddened.  No doubt, this woman got exactly what she asked for.  I mean, if you can’t even generate a modicum of grief in your children upon your death, how bad of a mother must you have been in life?  Did she believe that after her death her children would still put “Beloved Mother” on her tombstone, even if they didn’t mean it?  If she did, she was badly mistaken!

At the same time, I wanted to laugh because I so admire the cajones of this woman to print the obituary she did.  It takes a lot to announce to the world that you won’t lament the passing of your mother.  So many would be appalled – and then they’d argue.  “Oh, I’m sure you don’t really mean that, about your mother.”  “Oh, what a terrible child you are, to speak ill about your mother that way!  And to speak ill of the dead on top of it!  How dare you!”  Yeah, those people are out there, and you know who you are.  And you can STFU.  Somehow there seems to be this idealized notion that being a mother means instant saint, and nothing could be further from the truth.  You know those silly signs, “A mother holds her child’s hand for a while, but holds their heart forever,” or some such drivel like that.  I mock it because I know it’s not true.  The major inflictor of child abuse and/or death, is the mother.  (See here and here if you’re interested.) 

So to the woman who had the stones to write the obituary she did about her mother, I say this: I’m sorry you had the kind of mother you can’t even mourn.  I’m sorry you grieve more for a notion than a person.  My heart goes out to you and your family, and I pray you find the peace you need so much.

As for the rest of us moms out there, some of you are so successful at mothering you make me green with envy!  I applaud you!  Us other moms?  We need to try just a little harder.   We should never stop trying to be just a little bit better at this mom thing.  Ever.  AND encouraging every other mom we know to do the same thing. 

Dolores Aguilar 1929 – Aug. 7, 2008

Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008. She will be met in the afterlife by her husband, Raymond, her son, Paul Jr., and daughter, Ruby. She is survived by her daughters Marietta, Mitzi, Stella, Beatrice, Virginia and Ramona, and son Billy; grandchildren, Donnelle, Joe, Mitzie, Maria, Mario, Marty, Tynette, Tania, Leta, Alexandria, Tommy, Billy, Mathew, Raymond, Kenny, Javier, Lisa, Ashlie and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Joseph, Karissa, Jacob, Delaney, Shawn, Cienna, Bailey, Christian, Andre Jr., Andrea, Keith, Saeed, Nujaymah, Salma, Merissa, Emily, Jayci, Isabella, Samantha and Emily. I apologize if I missed anyone.

Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing. Her family will remember Dolores and amongst ourselves we will remember her in our own way, which were mostly sad and troubling times throughout the years. We may have some fond memories of her and perhaps we will think of those times too. But I truly believe at the end of the day ALL of us will really only miss what we never had, a good and kind mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope she is finally at peace with herself.

As for the rest of us left behind, I hope this is the beginning of a time of healing and learning to be a family again. There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart. We cannot come together in the end to see to it that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can say their goodbyes. So I say here for all of us, GOOD BYE, MOM.

Read the true story here —>>snopes.com: Dolores Aguilar Obituary

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Goodbye …

Goodbye Vickie Lynn

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

Rest in Peace, Anna Nicole

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