A sad day

17 September, 2009
Rat Fink

BoomR’s wonderful mom-in-law passed away yesterday morning.

I never met Millie, but from what I’m told, she was a lovely and vibrant octogenarian who adored her children and lived an energetic and meaningful life.

What better lesson for the rest of us? Everyday silliness and annoyances can really get in the way of what’s really important: living a meaningful life, and loving your family.

So today’s post is dedicated to Millie’s memory. I say to all my fiends who read and post — or who just read — if you would like to, leave a message here for BluVox, BoomR and the rest of their family, so they can know that we’re thinking of them. Unlike flowers, these condolences can be permanent via a bookmark or just returning once in awhile to read them. I hope BoomR and BluVox can derive some comfort from them.

So BoomR and BV, my thoughts are with you today. I know what it is like to lose a parent. May your wonderful memories of Millie sustain you during the days to come. Hugs – L.

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17 September, 2009 7:02 am

I, too, express my sympathies to you, BoomR and BluVox, on the death of BV’s mother. You are in my prayers as you grieve her passing but also remember and celebrate her life and her positive contributions to yours.


17 September, 2009 7:09 am

BoomR and BluVox,

I, too, know what it’s like to lose a parent. Both of mine are gone. A loving hug and talking about their wonderful lives were a big comfort to me and my sister. Please know that I’m praying for all of you and sending you big hugs. I’m sure that Millie was a wonderful lady and helped to make you both the great people you are today.


17 September, 2009 10:37 pm

My sincerest condolences on your loss. I know she will be sorely missed.


18 September, 2009 9:15 am

RF my dear, you are sooo very sweet to remember Mildred like this – I was actually going to steer her your way so she could join the ranks of the RatFink-ites here, but sometimes things just get away from us…. Thanks to everyone here for your heartfelt condolences – they are much appreciated. The last couple days have been really tough with having to make all the arrangements, figuring out how to deal with things in her apartment & her car, etc. Sooo many memories as I’m now having to help pack up things that only 2 years ago… Read more »

The Thriller
18 September, 2009 9:30 am

I grieve for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with you. I did not know your mother personally BluVox, but based upon the bits of information I have gathered from this blog, and from my brief conversation with BoomR on his visit here, I believe I have glimpsed her character. If she could look into your eyes right now and hold your face in the palms of her hands [as only a mother can], what would she say to you? Perhaps this: Death is nothing at all… I have only slipped away into the next room. I am… Read more »

18 September, 2009 3:43 pm
Reply to  The Thriller

Thriller – Truly wonderful – thank you sooo much for sharing that! I will make sure BV reads your messages and those amazing words from the Canon. Maybe I will print that off & read those words when we spread her ashes here. She said she didn’t want any big memorial service…besides, her family is scattered all across the US right now (PA, So Carolina, TX, and California). She asked to be cremated & her ashes spread over the garden by our pool “…so I can always be with you guys…” Of course, she will ALWAYS be with us, no… Read more »