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(Muskogee Phoenix)   Mom, coping with loss of her infant son Jake, collects prom dresses to give to those who can't afford it, calling the project "Dresses for Jake's Dates"   (muskogeephoenix.com ) divider line
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2013-02-04 01:11:18 PM  
4 votes:

brantgoose: I think I saw that movie.

Isn't that the one where one of the conditions of the free prom dress is that you have to take Jake to the prom? He's in a bottle, except, of course, when some joker unscrews the lid and Jake the Kid runs amuck with an ice pick, killing dozens of teenagers and weird chaperons and teachers.

Inspired by a true story, I hear.



The girls can get the dresses, but they have to come over to the lady's house and look into the jake jar and thank him. The rest of the visit is uneventful, but no matter how they try to rationalize it, they can never quite convince themselves they didn't see jake move, just a little bit.
2013-02-04 06:29:38 PM  
3 votes:

Shirley Ujest: JonPace: Millennium: SevenizGud: FTFA:
On May 16, 2012, at just 7 1/2 months old, Jacob died. He was a victim, like thousands of infants each year, of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome.

"How do you even begin to cope with that?" his mother asked.

Maybe start by not putting the infant in the crib face down, you FARKing tard.

/she should be in prison

The whole face-up/face-down thing has gone back and forth enough times over the years that I don't think it's a safe assumption to cry negligence, especially based on an assumption like that.

At 7.5 months the baby is able to roll around on his own, anyways.

At 7 months our daughter was walking. She's now 13 and in competitive cheer.


Wow, that's amazing progress for 6 months.
2013-02-04 02:00:33 PM  
3 votes:
i1086.photobucket.com
2013-02-04 02:22:18 PM  
2 votes:
Let it go, Jake, it's Chinatown
2013-02-04 01:09:57 PM  
2 votes:
Jake's dates???

fitsnews.com


pic is borrowed
2013-02-04 12:35:40 PM  
2 votes:
most awkward post-prom date HJ ever.
2013-02-04 02:56:46 PM  
1 vote:

FirstDennis: Dang. Why doesn't tiny pic work anymore?



i50.tinypic.com

Here. Now stop trying.
2013-02-04 02:49:37 PM  
1 vote:

branchtroy: She found out that the article that was written about her was green lighted on fark.  She about flipped.  Said that was the most horrible thing she ever read.


For gods sake, keep her out of the politics tab then. She'd really flip out.
2013-02-04 02:46:03 PM  
1 vote:
What if Jake was actually gay & his prom date was supposed to be male? What then?
2013-02-04 02:42:00 PM  
1 vote:

netizencain: "Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome"  When did 'unexplained' get added to the soup?


actually that's no longer the full name, in ICD-9 798.0 it is now refered to as Sudden Unexplained Infant/Child Instant Death Expiration Syndrome. And it is, in fact, painless.
2013-02-04 02:22:46 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: Poor Mrs. spentmiles. Well when live gives you lemons...


Burn life's house down?

/ with the lemons
2013-02-04 02:05:04 PM  
1 vote:

Cagey B: This story really hits home for me, because I too had an infant son named Jake die too soon. In fact, I've had a similar means of coping with it.

Even though he couldn't talk yet, Jake really liked to go to the park and sit by the pond where they fed the ducks. It's something we did together all the time, until one morning we woke up to find that he was no longer with us.

As I sat at the duck pond by myself, I thought of the birthday I'd planned for Jake, that was going to be right here by the place he loved so well. A birthday we'd never get to celebrate. And then I thought of all the birthdays that we would miss, until it was too much to bear. Then I considered other children, who didn't get to have birthday parties, and my mind was made up as to what to do.

I started a program where I distributed small, packaged cakes to those children who didn't have any for their birthdays. Naturally, I called them "Jake's Cakes", and each one has a picture of a duck, in honor of the little guy.


First the article made me cry, then you did. I applaud what you and this lady are doing. Hugs!
2013-02-04 02:02:36 PM  
1 vote:

netizencain: "Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome"  When did 'unexplained' get added to the soup?

Also... attention whore.  If she wanted to do something nice she should just do it.  Instead of all the fireworks and flags.  Nice idea but a bit narcissistic.


I suppose the extra precision can help, I mean, if you drop a baby in a blender the death is sudden but hardly unexplained.
2013-02-04 01:39:09 PM  
1 vote:
I too, came for the baby shrine on the piano.... Fark, ur slipping.

/i shoulda saved that.picture...
// man that thread was epic...
2013-02-04 01:36:22 PM  
1 vote:
Does he go out and harvest the dress's himself?
2013-02-04 01:22:53 PM  
1 vote:

inner ted: came for the thisisQuinninabox.jpg

farkes be slipping
leaving oddly satisfied


I came for Babyquarium too.

/disappointed
2013-02-04 01:20:11 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: I wonder how she made the connection between wanting to do something to commemorate her lost child and prom dresses for poor girls.


She was probably thinking about how much she was looking forward to seeing him take a girlfriend to prom, and went from there. "Rented Tuxes for Jake's Bros" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
2013-02-04 01:18:04 PM  
1 vote:
This doesn't sound like coping as much as it does a nervous breakdown.

But it might get the attention of people who will help her cope.
2013-02-04 01:17:22 PM  
1 vote:
came for the thisisQuinninabox.jpg

farkes be slipping
leaving oddly satisfied
2013-02-04 01:15:14 PM  
1 vote:

Magnanimous_J: brantgoose: I think I saw that movie.

Isn't that the one where one of the conditions of the free prom dress is that you have to take Jake to the prom? He's in a bottle, except, of course, when some joker unscrews the lid and Jake the Kid runs amuck with an ice pick, killing dozens of teenagers and weird chaperons and teachers.

Inspired by a true story, I hear.


The girls can get the dresses, but they have to come over to the lady's house and look into the jake jar piano casket and thank him. The rest of the visit is uneventful, but no matter how they try to rationalize it, they can never quite convince themselves they didn't see jake move, just a little bit.

2013-02-04 12:52:44 PM  
1 vote:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: While I approve of this particular charity, the name is... sorta unnerving.


Yeah, I mean, wouldn't high school girls dating an infant be completely inappropriate? Like, Chris Hansen gets involved inappropriate?
2013-02-04 11:51:59 AM  
1 vote:
-CHECOTAH?
www.spiletta.com
 
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