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BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.


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Although I am relatively new to this thread, I am very sorry to hear this news. I wonder if your mother and my mother met in a parallel universe: They share so many movie and movie star likes!

 

I am looking forward to your re-posts. And I hope posting them will make the upcoming days easier for you.

 

 

Marianne, you already sound like an old friend!  How wonderful and fun that our two moms enjoyed similiar movie memories.

 

Thank you so much for sharing this with me, and for your kind thoughts.

 

I'm not sure how far back I can go on this thread but I'm hoping I can retrieve some of Mom's best bits.

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Barb. whenever you absented yourself from here for any length of time I tended to worry a bit about this. And so, condolences on the passing of your mother. And thank you for sharing her with us all these years. Always pure delight at her musings and in your telling. God bless you and your mother and be kind to yourself in the days ahead.

 

This thread is a sort of monument now. I'm glad you mentioned periodic best-bit retrievals. I'll never think of hirsuteness again (ha!) without a parallel thought for Henry Fonda and of course your dear mother. I like the "Etc..." part of the title, because there is so much more.

 

My mom died in 2009, age 94 --- you have my deepest sympathy for what you're going through now.

 

Do take care, Barb

 

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It is still rather surreal for me.  Things haven't really sunk in yet, even though I'm coordinating and attending to all the arrangements with a clear head and a deceptively calm exterior.

 

 

It requires time to accept. It was of recent the fifth anniversary of my mother passing. I feel that it may be that I will never truly recover.

 

This will be a time of great distinction between the public you and the private you. Do not try to carry the brave public face into your private time. It does not help. My grandmother would say that a lady would at all times appear to be a graceful swan gliding elegantly across a lake and that she would never let any person see that below the surface she was paddling like crazy. Be a strong and brave lady with all those you meet and allow the tears to flow freely as they wish when you are alone. 

 

We are here for what you need.

 

You have our sympathy and our prayers.

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Barb. whenever you absented yourself from here for any length of time I tended to worry a bit about this. And so, condolences on the passing of your mother. And thank you for sharing her with us all these years. Always pure delight at her musings and in your telling. God bless you and your mother and be kind to yourself in the days ahead.

 

This thread is a sort of monument now. I'm glad you mentioned periodic best-bit retrievals. I'll never think of hirsuteness again (ha!) without a parallel thought for Henry Fonda and of course your dear mother. I like the "Etc..." part of the title, because there is so much more.

 

My mom died in 2009, age 94 --- you have my deepest sympathy for what you're going through now.

 

Do take care, Barb

 

laffite

 

 

 

Matey, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your own mother.  

 

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words about Mom.  She really was a Gracie Allen character when it came to movie critiques.  Mom knew what she liked and what she didn't, and never hesitated to let us know, even if plots and actors were occasionally (or should I say often) mixed up.

 

Over the course of about four years her dementia was progressive as it always is, and she had to move from her apartment to assisted living, then a nursing home.  Her hospice care was a blessing -- Mom did not suffer at the end. 

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Barb:

So sorry for your loss. You Mom was a pip, and I enjoyed all the stories. Nice to see some of the old gang post here again. We miss you around here.

 

Rich

 

 

Rich, it's wonderful to see you -- thank you so much.  I'm very grateful you enjoyed Mom here on her very own thread. 

 

I have to tell you that after taking care of necessary paperwork and planning my mother's final resting place (i.e., being the adult) I treated myself to FROM HELL IT CAME.   It was even more deliciously awful than I remembered.

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It requires time to accept. It was of recent the fifth anniversary of my mother passing. I feel that it may be that I will never truly recover.

 

This will be a time of great distinction between the public you and the private you. Do not try to carry the brave public face into your private time. It does not help. My grandmother would say that a lady would at all times appear to be a graceful swan gliding elegantly across a lake and that she would never let any person see that below the surface she was paddling like crazy. Be a strong and brave lady with all those you meet and allow the tears to flow freely as they wish when you are alone. 

 

We are here for what you need.

 

You have our sympathy and our prayers.

 

 

SansFin, please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers for your mom's passing.  Two of the hardest things in life -- holding on and letting go.

 

I will shed many tears for my mother in private in the coming days, weeks, months and years, but will not break down in front of relatives and friends at Mom's funeral next week.  I refuse to be reduced to a blubbery heap anywhere but in the privacy of my own space, and believe me, I am a world class blubberer.

 

Thanks so much, my friend, for your comfort and support.

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From one "world class blubberer" to another.. you just be you, dear friend. Sometimes you will just need to cry when (and wherever) you need to .  So it is OK if it slips out now and then.  

 

And PS:  let others help you, if you can. I know it is a good thing to be strong, and to do your best to keep your "stuff" together. But you are also human and you have every right to go through whatever feelings you have.. whether public or private.. at a time like this. Just remember you have many people who care about you.

 

Sending love your way, and continuing to lift you up in prayer, dear girl.  

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Oh Kathy thank you so much for those comforting words.  You always lift me up, my friend, and these days I need more "lifting" than usual.

 

I'm hoping I don't experience any delayed physical reactions like panic attacks, which I'm susceptible to.  I had a lot of them over the years after a beloved first cousin suffered and eventually died from multiple sclerosis.  I lived with and looked after him for about a year until he deteriorated.  It was extremely traumatic.  My cousin was only in his 40's when he passed.

 

But this was my mother, my childhood now "officially" gone, and the full realization of her death has still not really hit me.

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Dear girl, you are having to recreate a whole new "normal" right now.. so I am sure there will be many times when emotions will come and go.. and sometimes come back again. I am no expert, but I am sure panic attacks must be very hard to deal with even in the best of circumstances, so I imagine they would be just awful when things are at their worst.

 

Just hang in there, pace yourself, and give yourself whatever time you need to grieve. And know that there are many here who care about you and are wishing you well as you take this next step and find your way forward from here. 

 

I will continue to pray for you that God will bless you and grant you all that you need to rest and recover, step by step, with each coming day. 

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Thanks so much, Ma Stone!  I am trying to utilize more unconventional forms of relaxation techniques.

 

One that is working is signing up for the TCM online Hitchcock course.  It is so much fun and has taken my mind off things for the time being.

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Thanks so much, Ma Stone!  I am trying to utilize more unconventional forms of relaxation techniques.

 

One that is working is signing up for the TCM online Hitchcock course.  It is so much fun and has taken my mind off things for the time being.

 

I am taking this online course, too. I hope that it continues to work as a diversion for you.

 

I am enjoying the Hitchcock course (and online discourse) immensely. It seems I'm not as knowledgeable about Hitchcock as I thought, so I expect to be learning a lot.

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One that is working is signing up for the TCM online Hitchcock course.  It is so much fun and has taken my mind off things for the time being.

 

Hooray! That sounds like it would be very entertaining AND informative too, Miss B. When I saw they were offering it, I thought of signing up.. but alas, my schedule has gotten a bit too whacky this summer, and I had to let it go. I am glad it has been a welcome diversion for you, youngun! Enjoy. :) 

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I got an online "certificate" for completing the Hitchcock course.  Sorry that it's all over!   

 

But I'm here to wish FrankGrimes and Molo14 happy August birthday wishes and blessings.  You two are very special people who deserve all the best in life.  

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I hope that all here are well and happy.

 

We watched the eclipse from the parking lot behind our home. It was a first for both of us. I can not describe it except to say that it looked exactly as all the pictures of it but it was simultaneously incredibly awesome. It is easy for me to understand how people believed once that it is a powerful omen sent by the gods.

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I got an online "certificate" for completing the Hitchcock course.  Sorry that it's all over!   

 

But I'm here to wish FrankGrimes and Molo14 happy August birthday wishes and blessings.  You two are very special people who deserve all the best in life.  

 

Barb, congratulations! I hope you'll go for your Ph.d. When you find yourself in a situation, do hear strains of Bernard Hermann? I hope not.

 

Happy Birthday to Frank and Molo. I miss you both around here.

 

And you too, Barb. Hope all is well.

 

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I hope that all here are well and happy.

 

We watched the eclipse from the parking lot behind our home. It was a first for both of us. I can not describe it except to say that it looked exactly as all the pictures of it but it was simultaneously incredibly awesome. It is easy for me to understand how people believed once that it is a powerful omen sent by the gods.

 

Sans, I am sending blessings to you and your husband.

 

I didn't see any eclipse here in South Florida.  In fact, there seemed to be more sunshine, lol!

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Barb, congratulations! I hope you'll go for your Ph.d. When you find yourself in a situation, do hear strains of Bernard Hermann? I hope not.

 

Happy Birthday to Frank and Molo. I miss you both around here.

 

And you too, Barb. Hope all is well.

 

Laffite

 

Thank you, Lafitte!  I'm doing a bit better and wishing you all the best as well.

 

The only Bernard Herrmann music I want to hear is not in a Hitchcock film, lol.  I'd much prefer his beautiful score from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as I'm having a "situation" with Captain Gregg!

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I didn't see any eclipse here in South Florida.  In fact, there seemed to be more sunshine, lol!

 

 

There is a formula for calculating unit-density-area precisely but you need only look at a map to see the cause: the eclipse was across the middle of the country and so the sunlight for that area had to be pushed aside and go somewhere else. I hope that you were using an appropriately higher-grade sunblock that afternoon. 

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Hi, guys, made it through one scary Sunday and the power outage aftermath.  Thanks my TCM friends, for all your thoughts and prayers.

 

My building and apartment did not sustain any damage; others across the state weren't so lucky.

 

We in Boca experienced the "back end" of Irma but it was rough. 

 

Hurricane season ends November 30.  Needless to say I cannot wait.

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