Army of Mom

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


Rest in peace

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Army of Mom for the beloved Gateway, age 7, which beeped and sputtered for its final time around 1 a.m. this morning.

It was a good computer. It survived Army of Dad's relentless sniper missions with online gaming. It survived a long stretch of online poker sessions and it put up with lots and lots of images loaded on its hard drive.

Its demise began quietly a few weeks ago when it said the keyboard wasn't connected when it was. It recovered from that bout only to be struck hard on Friday morning when it would fire up, but not turn on. It hung on Saturday morning to allow Army of Mom to check email for referee assignments for Army of Dad before it finally succumbed Sunday. AoD did revive it briefly by removing its power supply, breathing life into it with can of air. It hung on for about five hours last night allowing Army of Mom to save important work documents, family information and even gave its all so AoM could burn a CD of all the assorted images she had in her files from emails from Uzz and other family members. Gateway finally sent its last email around 1 a.m. Monday morning.

Survivors include Army of Mom, Army of Dad, Pickle, Hot Rod and Little Bit. Gateway had a special relationship with Blogger and a variety of other websites that it displayed often.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Army of Mom's replacement computer fund. Contact for charitable contributions.

Viewing will be today at the home.

Correction: We regret that a survivor was left off of the obituary. We apologize for the grief this caused to the family. An additional survivor is Gateway's younger brother, HP Laptop.


  • At 12:06 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Momilies Gateway M275 Covertible Laptop is prostrate with grief over the lost of AOM's Gateway.

    May AOM's Gateway Rest In Peace.


  • At 1:13 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It will either donate its organs to a local charity or be given a proper 21 gun salute by myself, with help from some close friends.


  • At 8:12 PM, August 14, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    Rest in peace, little Gateway.
    I don't have a laptop, but the last time my computer died it took hand-spinning the disk to retrieve data.
    This taught me about the importance of routine back-ups.

  • At 9:38 PM, August 14, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    Please accept the condolences from the custom Uzz desktop and the Uzz Mac G3 iBook...I know that iBook and AoM Gateway had their differences, but the sorrow felt is truly felt.

  • At 11:09 AM, August 15, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    AoD: If you want to order a cracking motherboard+processor and some RAM sticks to match -- we could re-gut her more cheaply than buying a new system.

  • At 11:28 AM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well I think it is a bad power supply and I am going to try and pick up a new one at Fry's today...though if that doesn't do it more new guts would be in order and I would want some help with those, just to be sure. Or we will just buy a new one.


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