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    • #286470
      ArtfromArk
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      She was 86. She lived a long life, but it was often a tough life, because she was abandoned by her husband when we kids were young, and she had to raise us by herself, at a time when it was particularly difficult for single mothers.

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286473
      Haikugal
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      I’m so sorry to hear this Art. Your Mom sounds like a hero, good on her!! My best to you and your family.

      • #286476
        ArtfromArk
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        She spent her last working years working for a charity, helping others, including the mother of one of my former classmates.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #287398
        Cold Mountain Trail
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        Very sorry to read that you’ve lost your mother.  It sounds like she was a lovely lady.

         

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      Pam2
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      • #286489
        ArtfromArk
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        I really appreciate your kindness

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286479
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      It’s such a tough, cold and confusing time for anything, and to think your mother has left… I am so sorry for your loss.

      I still believe (as with my own mom) that they are within our hearts and truly never leave. I still feel my mom’s presence in time of deep thought.

      I hope that you can properly be comforted at this time. Hugs to you and your family.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #286484
        ArtfromArk
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        My kids are planning to visit me next week to console me. They’re really good kids, even if they’re both adults now.


        @mrmickeysmom

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286481
      N2Doc
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      Losing Mom always sucks. Sounds like she made the best of a bad hand in life.

      • #286523
        ArtfromArk
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        @n2doc

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286488
      djean111
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      Judging from what I know of you – just your posts, but often we can tell more from that than actually meeting someone – your mother was a wonderful person and mother.

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      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      • #287111
        ArtfromArk
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        She said that she had voted for John F. Kennedy, even though she had cast her first presidential vote for Eisenhower. Both of her parents were Republicans, and in those days, she had led me to believe that she was a Republican, too. But she was afraid to let on to her parents she didn’t agree with their political beliefs. But she did support Winthrop Rockefeller’s bid for the governorship of Arkansas in 1966, because “Winrock” was more progressive than his Democratic opponent. This was right after the Faubus era. “Winrock” won, and was governor for the next 4 years. He was probably the only truly progressive Republican governor the state has ever had. Certainly better than what we have now.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286491
      ArtfromArk
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      She spent her last working years working for a charity. There wasn’t much money in that, but she helped a LOT of people, and I was so proud of her for that.

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286493
      sonofspy777
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      so sorry for your loss….

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      • #286503
        ArtfromArk
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        @sonofspy777

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286496
      roody
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      She must have been a great mom.

      • #286502
        ArtfromArk
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        She was a great mom. She had such a tough life when we kids were young, and she ended her working career working for a charity.  @roody

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286517
      Awknid
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      It’s hard to loose anyone dear to us, especially your Mother!  Try to remember the good times and forget the bad (if any).  And take care of yourself !

      • #286521
        ArtfromArk
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        I always appreciate kind words.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286527
      KenTankerous
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      Your Mom was heroic. The world certainly is a poorer place without her.

      Not much comfort in this,  but you were extremely lucky to have such a great Mom for so long.  Sadly,  I have friends who weren’t so lucky,  in the quality of their Mom or the length of time they had them. Not much comfort, I know.  But it helped me when I lost my Mom a couple of years ago to remember how lucky I had been in comparison with my less fortunate friends.

      Sending courage and comfort,  brother. Peace

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      • #287113
        ArtfromArk
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        @kentankerous

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286537
      General Disarray
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      I’m from Pa. but we probably lived similar childhoods My mother was a proud, strong woman. She raised her children to be survivors and for that I am forever grateful.

    • #286551
      NV Wino
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      .

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        ArtfromArk
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        @nvwino

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286561
      mrdmk
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      You have friends here and we feel for your loss. Losing Mom is difficult. Keep your closest family and friends near you at this time.

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        ArtfromArk
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        @mrdmk

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #286608
      Bernie Boomer
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      Nothing makes losing a beloved parent easier except time; still I offer my sympathies, understanding, and a virtual hug.

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      jbnw
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      I know how hard this can be —

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    • #286849
      HalfCentury Man
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      Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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    • #287051
      eridani
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      eom

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    • #287095
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      Sorry for the loss of your mother, Art. I really didn’t understand how valuable our mother was until she was gone. It is funny, but one of her favorite old sayings was, “You’ll never miss the water till the well runs dry.” She loved those old sayings.

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    • #287135
      Average Gazoo
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      Grief has a strong physical component.

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    • #287168
      MissDeeds
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      My mom passed away five years ago, and even though we had a difficult relationship, it was an earthquake. I hope memories of your mom and her goodness will comfort you in the days and weeks to come. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    • #287791
      JonLP
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      I was raised by a single mother so I understand the struggles.

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    • #288673
      ArtfromArk
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      I really appreciate it.

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #289154
      Passionate Progressive
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      Deepest condolences to you and your family Art.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

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      • #294639
        ArtfromArk
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        I wasn’t able to travel back to the US for the funeral because of this corona crap. And if I had gone back to the US, and arrived back in Japan on March 26 or later, I would have had to spend 14 days in “self-quarantine” in Japan.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #294705
      MissDeeds
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      The time in which we are living is horrible, it inflicts unimaginable pain and suffering. The most common, ordinary rituals/customs are now out of reach. Try to reflect on the good times you had with your mom and the relationship you had over her lifetime. Truly, that is what matters.

      What is happening now is out of your control. You did your best. Peace.

      • #295168
        ArtfromArk
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        I tried to spend as much time as possible with my mom whenever I visited her, which was usually 2 times a year, even though that cost me a lot of money in air fare and lost wages. And I take solace that all 6 of her grandchildren were able to see her before she passed away, including her two grandkids in Japan.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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