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(San Luis Obispo Tribune)   Former 1st Lieutenant in the Marines during WWII passes away at the age of 93. She was also a Hollywood dancer, college professor, Amazonian explorer, award-winning photographer, and loving mother. They don't make 'em like her anymore   (legacy.com) divider line 109
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2010-03-21 11:03:38 PM
Now THAT is a life.
 
2010-03-21 11:04:33 PM
I want to be her when I grow up.

/already so far behind though... dang it
 
2010-03-21 11:06:10 PM
They don't make 'em like her anymore

too bad. she was a hottie back in the day.
 
2010-03-21 11:07:45 PM
Wow! *Hand salute*, awesome Marine.
 
2010-03-21 11:10:18 PM
Shirley Eleanor Nash, 93, died peacefully Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Garden House in Morro Bay, her hand held, being told she was loved, her favorite Andres Segovia album was playing in the background, and her room was filled with flowers and cards from friends, family and the Marines.

If you have to go, this has to be one of the best ways I can think of.
 
2010-03-21 11:13:35 PM
except for the World War II veteran part, it all seems fairly easily doable, if someone were so inclined. masturbating caged animals for artificial insemination seems like a better life, though.
 
2010-03-21 11:27:22 PM
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!"

/new favorite quote
 
2010-03-21 11:35:02 PM
LadyHawke: body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming

unless your timing is off, then you're stuck with a lemon until engine stops turning over.
 
2010-03-21 11:54:29 PM
They don't make 'em like her anymore


Thank god, or I'd never get laid. I'd just keep getting my ass kicked.
 
2010-03-21 11:56:48 PM
kmmontandon: They don't make 'em like her anymore


Thank god, or I'd never get laid. I'd just keep getting my ass kicked.


Those two things are not mutually exclusive.

/just saying...
 
2010-03-22 12:03:40 AM
This Canadian and woman Marine says thanks to Subby for posting, and "woohoo" is the new favorite quote.
 
2010-03-22 12:28:26 AM
I can just picture her giving St. Peter a high-five as she walks confidently through the gates, not even stopping to say hello. Godspeed.
 
2010-03-22 12:29:32 AM
canaDn: This Canadian and woman Marine says thanks to Subby for posting, and "woohoo" is the new favorite quote.

Are you a Canadian who became an American citizen and then joined the Marines? I ask because there are no Marines in the Canadian Forces. There was a proposed Marine Commando Regiment set to be created on the base in my hometown, but as of yet no actual progress has been made by the Canadian Military.
 
2010-03-22 12:52:38 AM
God speed, awesome sexy example-to-people-of-both-sexes.
 
2010-03-22 01:06:37 AM
What, no hero tag?

I also want to be her when I grow up. Damn, what an amazing lady.
 
2010-03-22 01:24:54 AM
SoothinglyDeranged: canaDn: This Canadian and woman Marine says thanks to Subby for posting, and "woohoo" is the new favorite quote.

Are you a Canadian who became an American citizen and then joined the Marines? I ask because there are no Marines in the Canadian Forces. There was a proposed Marine Commando Regiment set to be created on the base in my hometown, but as of yet no actual progress has been made by the Canadian Military.


I am totally just guessing here but; JTF2 might have enveloped any "Canadian marines" programmes that might have been in the works.
 
2010-03-22 01:25:12 AM
BuckTurgidson: God speed, awesome sexy example-to-people-of-both-sexes.

You know, when I read your post, I could hear the collective voices of millions of teen-aged girls and young women in this country saying, "Yeah... whatever!"

/it's sad
 
2010-03-22 01:26:28 AM
WOW...damn, what a wonderful journey through life she had. I hope I have just half of the adventures she had.


Good Find Subby, +1 internets for you
 
2010-03-22 01:29:36 AM
Her final words:

Ive got Ovaries of steeel.
 
2010-03-22 01:33:58 AM
www.hayabusa.org
 
2010-03-22 01:36:24 AM
That is quite the list of euphemisms for lesbian.

Which just makes it even more hot.

Of course I mean, you know... the part where she was 93 and all, not the part where she is dead... you sicko perv.
 
2010-03-22 01:37:03 AM
She stomped on the terra while wearing her ovaries on the outside!
 
2010-03-22 01:37:50 AM
She was lucky. If Fark had been around in her day, she would have become one of us

/leans back, cracks open another Mountain Dew and reaches for the Cheetos

//RIP, super-achieving hard-as-nails photographer professor-woman
 
2010-03-22 01:41:16 AM
CraicBaby: What, no hero tag?

I also want to be her when I grow up. Damn, what an amazing lady.


I totally agree. Except for the becoming a lady part. Don't think I could pull that off.
 
2010-03-22 01:41:37 AM
There's a reason they were called "the greatest generation".
 
2010-03-22 01:41:45 AM
Raging Thespian: Now THAT is a life.

Absolutely. If there's something you want to do, then by Jove, DO IT. Don't sit around whining about how hard it is, or what others would think, or how it's such a risk. Just go. Do. It's rarely as risky as - and often lots more interesting than - you think.

Semper Fi, Marine. Carry on.
 
2010-03-22 01:42:15 AM
she once applied to Hearst Castle for permission to do on-site research of its architecture and interiors, but was declined. She then applied for a job as a guide and was hired, which allowed her to do her research and get paid too

What a lady! May she rest in peace.
 
2010-03-22 01:45:52 AM
Socialized Medicine did it.
 
2010-03-22 01:49:25 AM
img1.fark.net
 
2010-03-22 01:49:32 AM
I feel pretty rude doing this, but I'm going to anyway. There was an earlier thread submitted about another amazing woman who died, but it got redlit, so I'm going to toss in this link Margaret Moth

A quote from the article:
"And she was fearless, the kind of woman who not only kept the camera rolling while under fire, but zoomed in on a soldier who was shooting at her."
 
2010-03-22 01:49:36 AM
Can I have her stuff?
 
2010-03-22 01:51:23 AM
The world needs more of these broads. We've got enough fat girls with a metric assload of cats biatching about their office gigs, thanks anyway.
 
2010-03-22 01:53:18 AM
Damn, what a babe! I bet she was never bored.
 
2010-03-22 01:55:09 AM
Ninja Wicked: I am totally just guessing here but; JTF2 might have enveloped any "Canadian marines" programmes that might have been in the works.

That would make sense, but I suppose without any clear indication from the Forces we may never know what happened.
 
2010-03-22 02:01:35 AM
Holy shiat. I would've loved to listen to her stories for hours on end.
 
2010-03-22 02:04:12 AM
[citation needed] for someone who has done so many things, it's kind of sad that there wasn't a single guest book entry from anyone who knew her.
 
2010-03-22 02:09:15 AM
Not to take anything away from a woman who was a total class act, but we have a lot of female Marines now who are just as amazing. Please don't forget that.

Semper Fi, and screw the idea of resting in peace. Rest in awesome, Lt. Nash. The world sucks a little bit more without you in it.
 
2010-03-22 02:10:36 AM
Damn. Now that's a life to be proud of
 
2010-03-22 02:11:05 AM
img1.fark.net sheds a tear for the fallen.

/Semper fidelis.
 
2010-03-22 02:11:10 AM
Apparently the only thing missing from her life were carriage returns.
 
2010-03-22 02:15:37 AM
Lake: [citation needed] for someone who has done so many things, it's kind of sad that there wasn't a single guest book entry from anyone who knew her.

I'm guessing the people that knew her were probably holding her hand, telling her she was loved while her favorite Andres Segovia album was playing in the background. They may have been a bit preoccupied to have signed an internet guest book.
 
2010-03-22 02:25:32 AM
Maybe you should have used the Hero tag for this one.
 
2010-03-22 02:32:01 AM
There is a reason why they are called 'the greatest generation.' Yeah, 'cause a guy wrote a book with that title.


The concept is ridiculous.

Studs Terkel had a point when he said that that accolade belonged to the sixties generation, for they had the mentality and will to oppose war. Of course, it is really just a non-sequitur

The war was not this wonderful thing. For one thing, many nations were slaughtering civilians in their millions for specious reasons. Ours included.

The American soldiers did not comport themselves much better than any other army in history in statistical terms, as reported by all responsible researchers.

When Germany fell, the refugees went west not because they thought the Americans wouldn't rape them, but because they hoped their famous hypochondria might lead them to using condoms while doing so.

People should seek their historical information from sources other than Hollywood and corporate media shills.

The great depression didn't impart virtue but suffering for many. The same is true for the war.
 
2010-03-22 02:40:26 AM
After reading through all of that drivel in the obituary, I'm not seeing too terribly much in the way of 'special.' Marine? Yay, so were a lot of people back then. Dancer? Whooptie do. Professor, God help us. Oh, she even took a 'trip' up the Amazon to go photograph brown people's jungle leftovers.

Am I supposed to be impressed? You did a lot of stuff, some mundane and some mildly interesting. Great. Congratulations. You're dead. Rot in peace, doll.
 
2010-03-22 02:45:21 AM
Thank you for your service, Shirley Eleanor Nash.

Ooh rah.
 
2010-03-22 02:49:38 AM
I'd spoon her (with the lights out).
 
2010-03-22 02:49:55 AM
That is quite the obituary. Where is the hero tag?
 
2010-03-22 02:50:24 AM
No, really.
 
2010-03-22 02:53:11 AM
I like that she named her daughter Pandora.

What an inspiring lady, all around. Rest well!
 
2010-03-22 02:54:13 AM
Menstrual Cyclist: After reading through all of that drivel in the obituary, I'm not seeing too terribly much in the way of 'special.' Marine? Yay, so were a lot of people back then. Dancer? Whooptie do. Professor, God help us. Oh, she even took a 'trip' up the Amazon to go photograph brown people's jungle leftovers.

Am I supposed to be impressed? You did a lot of stuff, some mundane and some mildly interesting. Great. Congratulations. You're dead. Rot in peace, doll.


I bet your life is much more interesting. Here's your toll, troll.
 
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