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Rest in peace
26 June 2013
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Funny Paper
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Well, I'm not too broken up about my topic being merged.  I wasn't planning on being a regular reporter of celebrity deaths or anything.  I just thought others might want a place especially for that (distinct from their Aunt Ruth dying, or their cat Sneeze passing away...).

 

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26 June 2013
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In truth, I merged the two threads then noticed they were actually intended for different purposes. So sorry about that. It's up to you how you use the non-derail thread, but go ahead and use this one if you want.

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26 June 2013
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To be honest, I wasn't completely sure how well Funny Paper's thread would work (no offense intended, FP) but was happy to try it out. I felt it might become a ghetto that few people visited, and on those grounds was already losing my faith in it. One thing had already struck me, there were several comments on my mention of the passing of author Iain Banks in the impossible to derail thread — though most professed not to have heard him, while posting about actor James Gandolfini's death in the thread that was — an actor who was probably known by many more because of The Sopranos — was only commented on by FP.

I had worries that a thread for the dead celeb might not be visited that much. As Linde's said, "...I'm more often in the impossible to derail thread than I hope to be in this thread. I just don't see myself visiting different threads to read about who died this time, even though I'd like to know."

For me, I like this thread being reserved for events that matter personally, so that when it's used, those of us who use the forum a lot see it for it is — one of the members of our community having suffered a personal loss they wish to communicate their thoughts about. If those times are lost among reports of the "famous dead" then they may be lost as only certain people visit a thread that mainly reports celebrity deaths.

For these reasons — how FP's idea didn't seem to be taking off, and my thoughts on what this thread should be about — I shall go back to using the wide-ranging conversation of the impossible to derail thread to mention the deaths of those in the public eye that get my attention.

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26 June 2013
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Personally I think it would be more touching, personal and even supportive to have a thread for the passing of loved ones separate from that of celebs. We already live in a celeb-orientated blob that swallows up pretty much everything in its wake.

As for James Gandofini I didn't have a clue who he was until reading about him.

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30 August 2013
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The great Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away this morning aged 74 from a short illness.

A brilliant man, excellent writer and a national treasure not to mention his poem "Digging" saved my arse in my exams this summer! If you don't know of his work, I encourage you to read it. He will be sorely missed!

 

 

Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney

I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.

In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.

The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand

And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand

In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.

Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,

Wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.

A four foot box, a foot for every year.

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30 August 2013
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^Aw, wow. He's always been a favorite of mine. Rest in peace, Seamus. It's the end of blackberry season now... "Each year I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not."

31 August 2013
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Ah, very sad. He'll be sadly missed. RIP Heaney.

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1 September 2013
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I just read that David Frost died.

This is unbelievably sad. Rest in peace.

Edit: Much more detailed BBC obituary. And Hey Dullblog tribute.

parlance

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3 September 2013
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September 9th is my sister Terry’s birthday & this is the first year we will not celebrate it with her.  I cannot believe it has been 8 months since she passed away. 

I think about her every day, of course.  I think about our relationship as Sisters and about what we went through “together”.  It makes me angry, but moreso sad that her life was over too soon…that she died before her time.  It’s not fair.

We didn’t always see eye to eye.  We could be mad at each other and say some pretty nasty things to each other, but it was always very temporary and we forgave each other readily. 

One thing the “Three T Sisters” could always see eye to eye on was The Beatles.  We all loved Paul the best.  I was always so jealous that my older sisters had Beatles wallets, but because I was too young, I got some silly purse instead.  I always told Ter I was gonna steal her wallet (cause Tracy lives too far away), but I sure never wanted to obtain it the way I did.

When we heard (in the Spring of 2012) that Paul was coming to Edmonton & Vancouver all three sisters were beside ourselves with excitement!  When the dates were released, Ter’s heart sank with disappointment.  The Edmonton shows were November 28/29 and she was having knee surgery on November 9/12.  Being that Rexall Place (the venue) has stairs everywhere – there is no way she could go.  She’d still be on crutches and it would have been nearly impossible.  First Tracy got tickets for the Vancouver show, then I got tickets for the November 28th show. Unbeknownst to Ter, one of her good friends, knowing she was a huge Beatles fan, bought her a ticket to Paul’s show on the 28th.   She was so touched, but had to turn it down.  Her friend went to the concert and bought her a t-shirt and a program and gave it to her for Christmas.  She was so thrilled about that.

Christmas Day 2012 was the last time I ever saw my sister.   She came in my house flaunting her Paul McCartney t-shirt in sisterly fun!  Yes, I was jealous.  The line-up was far too long for me to stand in if I wanted to see the concert, so I missed out on the t-shirt.  We had a great Christmas Day together as a family.  Five days later, without warning, she passed away.

On August 14/13, I found myself in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan getting ready to go to Regina to see Paul again.  I pulled on Ter’s Paul t-shirt and told her silently that she would be with me in spirit that night…watching Paul together.  Wearing that t-shirt to the concert introduced me to many warm, wonderful people.  When the concert began, as we were singing and dancing & I could feel my sister there with me.  When Paul sang “Here Today”, with my Sissy’s shirt wrapped closely around me, I cried from the bottom of my heart, wishing with all my heart she was Here Today with me.

If she was here today, she would have said “You got to see Paul twice in less than a year?  YOU are a spoiled brat!!”  And she is right.  I am beyond blessed to see my idol twice.  And I am beyond blessed to have had Ter as my sister.  And I am blessed at the bond we shared, as sisters and as Beatles fans.  No matter what happens in my life, whatever I may do…when I hear a Beatles song, I will always think of you! 

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

4 September 2013
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Thoughts are with you Trud on a difficult day. A very touching post, one of the most touching I ever read on here. Hope you, your family and friends, find a way thru.

 

 

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4 September 2013
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Trud, I'm so glad you were on good terms with your sister before she passed away. Your bond with her sounds really special. {{hugs}}

4 September 2013
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Thank you, MMM and Cbatcu.  I appreciate your kind words.  It feels good to have written that & shared it here.  I haven't really had an outlet..(not including family, of course), so I appreciate your listening ear, or seeing eye, as the case may be.

I'm very grateful that I was on good terms with my sister too.  I couldn't imagine it being any other way.  The last words I said to her was "I love you" heart

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

4 September 2013
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That is a beautiful tribute, Trud. My thoughts are with you.

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4 September 2013
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Trud, my heart goes out to you and my thoughts are with you. As much as we argue sometimes, I'd be distraught if I ever lost my sister. I hope you and your loved ones find a way to deal with this difficilt time.heart

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5 September 2013
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Trud, just wanted to say, my thoughts are with you. I lost somebody who had been my closest friend since I was 17 in unexpected circumstances in February 2011. It is difficult, and dates attached to them remain difficult. I am glad you felt able to share with us, and the ways in which you are remembering Terry and holding her close are truly beautiful. My best wishes to you at this difficult time.

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5 September 2013
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Great tribute, Trudy. I've got a sister too, and a mother whose birthday is also in September (the 10th in fact), and happily both of them are still with us. But September's also the month I lost my Dad six years ago, so I know it's hard to lose someone close in the family. And yet I can't imagine how awful to lose someone at such a young age - especially when you're just a kid yourself. I'm so sorry for you, and so glad you've been actively posting here all these months instead of sitting somewhere, crippled by depression.

I wish you and your family whatever happiness you can find on the sad days ahead...maybe try to think of funny times and laugh through the tears.

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6 September 2013
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Thank you everyone heart  Your thoughts and kindness mean a great deal to me heart

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

7 September 2013
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Paul paid tribute to David Frost: his site and FB links (different photos with Frost at each)

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9 September 2013
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HeyTrud said
Thank you everyone heart  Your thoughts and kindness mean a great deal to me heart

We are all sending you warm thoughts today. You are welcome to lean on our virtual shoulders.

28 October 2013
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I just saw that The Examiner has a mention of Paul's guitarists' tributes to Lou Reed if you want to have a look.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

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