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(Columbus Dispatch)   Woman dies peacefully at home, of cancer, after first throwing a goodbye party that lasted an entire month   (dispatch.com) divider line 105
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2014-01-15 09:23:03 AM
Must be Irish

/dnrtfa
 
2014-01-15 10:10:09 AM
This, my friends, is how it's done.

TFA: Her most searing regret was that she would never experience becoming a grandmother. So her sons presented her with copies of the children's book Goodnight Moon, and she recorded a version so that one day her grandchildren could be tucked in by the grandmother they never met.

As a fairly new Grandfather, this brought me to tears. I always enjoyed reading to my Sons when they were young and now it's twice as much fun!  Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan bless this woman.

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2014-01-15 10:36:33 AM
Her most searing regret was that she would never experience becoming a grandmother. So her sons presented her with copies of the children's book Goodnight Moon, and she recorded a version so that one day her grandchildren could be tucked in by the grandmother they never met.

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Wow, that hit me right in the dustometer and activated the bawl gland.
 
2014-01-15 10:38:34 AM
I guess that's a way to have a huge party and not have to deal with the cleanup.  Some people are so lazy.
 
2014-01-15 10:40:13 AM
Jeez it's dusty in here.
 
2014-01-15 10:41:06 AM
It's My Her Party

*sobs*
 
2014-01-15 10:43:10 AM
A full month long goodby party? Still way cheaper than a week in the hospital!

/good for her. She went with style!
 
2014-01-15 10:44:38 AM
So she got cancer from the month long party?
 
2014-01-15 10:45:20 AM
Holy Fark it is dusty in here.

Nicely played Marcy Glanz. RIP
 
2014-01-15 10:45:56 AM
I'm glad she had her sweet-sixty party.

62, but who's counting.
 
2014-01-15 10:47:46 AM
Doing it right.
 
2014-01-15 10:49:16 AM
Don't forget to check the toilet water tank for beer bottles.  People at my parties always left their empties in places like that...
 
2014-01-15 10:49:32 AM
Not too sure that I could do that.  I'd probably roll up in the corner and shut the door.

\o/   Good for you!
 
2014-01-15 10:50:45 AM
Bravo. But some swine's cutting onions in here. Dusty, dusty onions.
 
2014-01-15 10:51:06 AM

Satanus Maximus: Don't forget to check the toilet water tank for beer bottles.  People at my parties always left their empties in places like that...


Better than a pile of shiat.
 
2014-01-15 10:51:08 AM
Fark Her. I wasn't invited.
 
2014-01-15 10:51:39 AM
Already told my friends and family I do NOT want a funeral....plan to leave aside a chunk of money for them to throw a bash at my favorite bar.  Drinks on me!
 
2014-01-15 10:52:56 AM

namegoeshere: It's My Her Party

*sobs*


...and she'll die if she wants to?
 
2014-01-15 10:53:02 AM
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Did she get a good pounding one last time at the party?
 
2014-01-15 10:54:46 AM
Well done.
 
2014-01-15 10:54:48 AM
good christ it's dusty in here.


Good for you Mary, good for you and your loved ones.
 
2014-01-15 10:54:55 AM
Damnit, I hate crying at work.

*sniff*
 
2014-01-15 10:57:45 AM

MBooda: namegoeshere: It's My Her Party

*sobs*

...and she'll die if she wants to?


I dare you to watch it without Kleenex. I dare you.
 
2014-01-15 11:00:42 AM
... Greatly Stelle?
 
2014-01-15 11:04:11 AM
  Farrokh Bulsara approves. His goodbye party was describeds as  "the most incredible example of excess the Mediterranean island had ever seen"
 
2014-01-15 11:06:45 AM

miss diminutive: Her most searing regret was that she would never experience becoming a grandmother. So her sons presented her with copies of the children's book Goodnight Moon, and she recorded a version so that one day her grandchildren could be tucked in by the grandmother they never met.

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Wow, that hit me right in the dustometer and activated the bawl gland.


What you said.
 
2014-01-15 11:07:41 AM
I want to start my party now.

You never know.
 
2014-01-15 11:10:32 AM
After the party, did she go on a Sunday drive?
 
2014-01-15 11:12:06 AM
That is the way people should view their end of life.  Celebrate and say goodbye.
Of course what you expect to happen after you die is based on religious belief, which can ruin the party.
 
2014-01-15 11:13:09 AM
Sounds like how my gramp went, peacefully in his sleep. Unlike the other people!
 
2014-01-15 11:13:53 AM
If TL;DR, don't miss this poignant comment made by a friend of Marcy Glanz: "It was as if, by facing her death through the prism of love, she transcended it."
 
2014-01-15 11:15:40 AM
Hero tag must still be in bed with a hangover.
 
2014-01-15 11:16:46 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sounds like how my gramp went, peacefully in his sleep. Unlike the other people!


If you intentionally botched that, bravo.
 
2014-01-15 11:16:47 AM
If I could just die in my sleep, that would be a phenomenal blessing.

/RIP Ms. Glanz
 
2014-01-15 11:20:52 AM
Who the hell is chopping onions at this hour?!?!?!
 
2014-01-15 11:22:51 AM
Either I'm a robot or Fark is inhabited by the most emotional folks on the Internet.
 
2014-01-15 11:23:33 AM
Awesome.
 
2014-01-15 11:24:20 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sounds like how my gramp went, peacefully in his sleep. Unlike the other people!


On his bus?
 
2014-01-15 11:25:30 AM

tricycleracer: Either I'm a robot or Fark is inhabited by the most emotional folks on the Internet.



*bursts into tears*
 
2014-01-15 11:27:00 AM
A friend of mine died in December, age 60, and hers was a similar experience. She was diagnosed with cancer in July, and knew she didn't have long. She spent most of the last few months hosting various parties and get-togethers with friends and family. She called it her "amazing journey." In many ways it is a real blessing to have that kind of time to enjoy together, as opposed to a sudden unexpected death.
 
2014-01-15 11:27:09 AM
You know, some people run from death. Other come out swinging like they can beat death. Then there are the people who meet death eye to eye on their terms.

//Hats off to you Marcy
 
2014-01-15 11:27:54 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: If I could just die in my sleep, that would be a phenomenal blessing.

/RIP Ms. Glanz


Unlike screaming in a fiery wreck like your passengers?
 
2014-01-15 11:29:17 AM
RIP Awesome Lady

We should all be so lucky.
 
2014-01-15 11:30:35 AM
"

tricycleracer: Either I'm a robot or Fark is inhabited by the most emotional folks on the Internet.

futuristablog.com

"Robot & Fark"
 
2014-01-15 11:31:11 AM
When I was in college, somehow I got hired for some local guy's "I'm not dead yet" party, to provide music and food.  Dude was slowly dying but wanted to spend his funeral expenses on a party that he could be at and enjoy, rather than be at while embalmed.

Dude was cool about it, me and my friend did a pretty good job at it, and all his friends seemed to be happy.  He paid us in cash, so we wouldn't have to worry about his check clearing after he died, which was both appreciated, and a bit odd.  And then everyone went home happy.  9 days later, I saw his obituary.  Still not sure how he found me and my friend to organize his event, but, at least he was there to enjoy it.
 
2014-01-15 11:31:53 AM

miss diminutive: Her most searing regret was that she would never experience becoming a grandmother. So her sons presented her with copies of the children's book Goodnight Moon, and she recorded a version so that one day her grandchildren could be tucked in by the grandmother they never met.

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Wow, that hit me right in the dustometer and activated the bawl gland.


Same here. That was a beautiful idea.
 
2014-01-15 11:33:19 AM
I will say that grandkid stuff is beyond powerful. My FIL was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Oct '12. At the time, my wife was pregnant with #3 and we weren't even sure he would make it to the following February when our daughter was born. He is still doing okay and has survived beyond what most PC patients could ever hope for.

Our kids give him a reason to wake up everyday and get chemo every couple of weeks. It's amazing to us that not that long ago, we weren't sure that he would see his granddaughter and now he will get to celebrate her 1st birthday in a few weeks.
 
2014-01-15 11:35:15 AM
Pancreatic Cancer is a harsh biatch.  Sending you the best possible thoughts, ladodger34.  I'm intentionally not adding my stories about personal experience with it, because, it wouldn't help, and I'd rather offer my support instead.
 
2014-01-15 11:35:26 AM
Oh my god I was bawling as I read TFA. My dad died of cancer back in 06. He lived his last days in Tennessee, in his
parents' living room, overlooking the lake he loved to fish and boat in. I was fortunate enough to be able to be there
for his last days. I remember calling my mom to let her know for certain that I was coming and when she went to put the
phone to my dad's ear, she warned me not to expect him to say anything because he didn't talk much anymore. I told
my dad to hang on and that I was coming.

He lived for 3 days after I got there. In the space of a day in a half, he went from sort of being able to talk to not at all.
His last words - literally - were, "Well f*ck shiat!" which he uttered when I told him that his oldest buddy was driving up
from Florida to see him.

His last day on this earth was a good one. All of his close friends and family were there, music on the stereo, and we
had highlights from his beloved Redskins' glory days on the TV. We ordered in chinese food and were sitting around
talking and reminiscing and all of a sudden it's like all of the air went out of the room and we all of us looked over at
my dad at the same moment and we knew that he was gone.

I stumbled across an unexpected gift, though. Back in 2004, Nils Lofgren, who had been a Rockville / DC area local
musician back in the day, had come back to Rockville and did a lot of studio recording there. My dad was very good
friends w/ the owner of the studio and a musician in his own right and also had a fair amount of production know how.

He helped with the recording and production of a lot of Nils' music in the studio that year, which is cool. But the really
cool thing is that I was on YouTube about an hour ago and just because I wanted to hear the song, I searched for
Grin's "Like Rain" and happened to come up with a version that had been recorded live in Rockville in 2004. I was
listening to it and holy crap - in the harmonies, there was my dad's voice. He was singing backup :) He's not in the
video, since it focuses mostly on Nils, but I know my dad's voice anywhere. "Like Rain" was always in one of his sets
back when he played in bands around the area.

/ gonna dry my eyes and go listen to it again...
 
2014-01-15 11:35:35 AM

tricycleracer: Either I'm a robot or Fark is inhabited by the most emotional folks on the Internet.


You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise.
It's crawling towards you.
You reach down and flip the tortoise over on its back, tricycleracer
The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over.
But it can't.
Not without your help.
But you're not helping.
Why is that, tricycleracer?
 
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