i bought some little plastic baggies and put some various spices and some corn starch into them and tied them up in a pretty green organza bag. it's probably the most insane thing in the world, but it's one of my most treasured memories.
No, not insane... Just incredibly sweet of you. Its interesting to think that the innocuous things we do now, the things we take for granted, end up being precious memories, either for you or for someone else.
My condolences, dear. :)
â€œThis lifeâ€™s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.â€ -William Blake
my grandmother sang and read to us all the time. she generally sang 1940s pop songs to me (especially the mexican ones, south of the border and serenade of the bells), but sang silly songs to all of us. we were going to read bill grogan's goat at the funeral. but my uncle decided to nix it. lame-o.
This year I was saddened to learn of the death of one of my best loved authors, George MacDonald Fraser. Amongst his many other achievements (as a soldier, journalist, newspaper editor and screenwriter), Fraser was responsible for the wonderful Flashman series of novels, a set of scandalous diaries, attributed to Harry Flashman, the caddish bully from "Tom Brown's Schooldays". To anyone who has never read these books, I urge you to give them a try, they are a fantastic read, often scurrilous, usually informative and always hilarious, they tell how a cad, coward, lecher and bully becomes a great hero of Victorian Britain, weaving fact and fiction together with a deft hand. Fraser died on the 2nd of January 2008, at the age of 82 (obituary with more info here). He had a new book on the shelves at the time of his death, a fitting tribute to his prolific career. He will be missed.Mutate and Survive
A couple of different sites that wrote up his death used as an element of the headline that he failed his final saving throw. I didn't know him at all, but he kinda sounds like the kind of guy that would appreciate the humor.
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Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
That's really crappy news. As coincidence would have it, I spent this evening playing my AD&D campaign with friends, an evenings entertainment that we would almost certainly never have enjoyed without Gygax. I think that's kind of a nice tribute to him. His role in shaping the game was massive, so by extension he influenced the whole modern gaming world, especially mmporg's. He certainly made D&D the wonderful, quirky little game that it is. He will be remembered fondly.Mutate and Survive