Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Sad news

Funny, an old Beatles song keeps running through my head. A day in the life.

I read the news today oh boyabout a lucky man who made the gradeand though the news was rather sadwell i just had to laughi saw the photographhe blew his mind out in a carhe didn't notice that the lights had changeda crowd of people stood and staredthev'd seen his face beforenobody was really sureif he was from the house of lords

*shrug* Not sure what this song.

The mother of one of my childhood friends died. Her funeral is tomorrow. I was at the iris farm with a friend and my family when I got the call from another friend. It was surreal, but it didn't hit me until I called my boss to tell him I'd be leaving work early tomorrow to go to the funeral. I don't know what she died of but I'm pretty sure she had cancer years ago, so who knows if it was that or not.

Ironically, I was going through my emails today and found this from my sweet sister-in-law and it is appropriate. Keepers was the subject.

One day someone's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute. "Sometimes,what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away . never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it . . . it's best we love it . . and care for it .. and fix it when it's broken .. and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage . . and old cars . . . and children with bad report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what. Life is important, like people we know who are special . . . and so, We keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way. Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life.


I'm not a big fan of goofy chain emails, but this may be one of those silly little ones worth passing on in memory of Betty Stringer.


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