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It's a digital age, man. So to you we present our virtual talk show of Nonsense: The Silly. The Beautiful. The True. In our own words or those quoted by others. With our own art or that created by others. We will laugh. We will smile. We will entertain you all the while. So grab a drink, come in and let's chat. We'd like to meet you, your mama, and your hot cousin Fred.
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1.10.2008

Life & Loss.

What: Philosophy & life lessons from one cool kid.
Where: Minnie's for the best little hamburgers, little sandwiches; and little drinks.
Why: Their cousins's dog just died.
When: Yesterday, noonish.

Fran (ageless): We used to have a black poodle. A big one, named Mary Ellen, when I was your age. She was great...sweet...nice. Anyway, I was there when she died. I was about ten and we came home from a trip...and she died.
Jack (9): How did you know she was dead? Did she collapse?
Fran: Yeah...it was really sad. I just sat there...and pet her. And tried to make her comfortable.
Jack: Well, it's the circle of life. I mean, you just gotta respect that.

wise & wonderful truths are everywhere,
*f

6 comments:

*a said...

i serrriously luv that your poodle's name was mary ellen. even if this is not a trufe....don't ever tell me. i just want to live my whole long-legged life believ'n that your big poodle's name was mary ellen.

Pa Trash said...

At age 9 who ever knew you could have an old soul.

judithe & francine said...

Mary Ellen was wonderful! We called her Mary for short. Thoroughly confusing um, many MANY of my mother's friends (who shared the name).
*f

judithe & francine said...

This is the best story EVER. Love it, love you.
*j

judithe & francine said...

Confusing them when she yelled at her that is. Like:

Dinner Party
Kitchen
1995

Mom: "GET OVER HERE MARY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"
*Mary 1: (confused face)
*Mary 2: (offended and confused)
*Mary 3: (maybe shedding a quick tear even)
**Mary The Poodle: walks over to mom with tail between legs

*Benson, Readel, & any Sterling Mary at even given time

**she was so cute she looked like a big black lamb but kind of fatter and more lazy and no baaaah-ing.

Care said...

I like this post. Applicable for dogs and people too. Sometimes all you can do for someone is sit there, touch them, and think good thoughts to send them to heaven.