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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Still Miss You, Momma

Short post on BW. Today was the 6th month anniversary of my momma's passing. I was busy most of the day and I knew I would be. A good thing, but it doesn't mean that I missed her any less. It means that I'm still grieving, but working through the stages of grief as I go along.

One thing I know is that she would have been so disappointed to hear BS about bloggers and the accusations about EE being pseudonymous with the alias "Cherubim", I invite any of those folks to come here.

It appears Eugene Robinson quit circulating the NY Post rumors. Too bad I didn't keep those on my hard drive.

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  • I’m sorry you are still grieving your loss. Especially with the loss of a loved one but with other struggles in life as well, the process takes time. The path and the duration are different for each one of us but you will make it. Please remember you are not alone and lean on your family and friends during the difficult times.

    The garbage that has been posted about Elizabeth Edwards is disgraceful. While there are wonderful things about the internet and the free speech it affords, there are downsides when the privilege is not accompanied by the responsibility it entails. Stephen Colbert highlights the issue whenever he encourages his “nation” to post silliness on wikipedia and they successfully do. People can post anything online and the reader has no idea if any attempt to verify the content was made. (It reminds me of kids who would watch a movie instead of reading a novel for school not realizing the teachers would catch them every time because of the discrepancies.) Perhaps the pendulum has to swing to one extreme before it moves to a more reasonable place. In the meantime, my heart breaks for Mrs. Edwards and her children.

    Regarding the book Andrew Young is writing, I’ve heard it is rare for details of a book proposal to be published. It is due in part to publishers wanting to hold specifics for when the book is released but in part because unlike a book that a publisher has reviewed to prevent legal action, a proposal has not been verified. Other media outlets previously would not take the risk of printing such content but it appears the impact of the financial crisis has led to even some MSM repeating any “story” they think can make them a buck – case in point, Jon & Kate. How many people knew who they are before the onslaught of ridiculous media coverage?

    Politico’s article on Young exposes a sad side of him that certainly isn’t flattering or redemptive. The more that comes out about him, the more I think of the scripture “he that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.” (Yes, I realize it applies to Edwards, Hunter and Baron, too.) For the life of me, I cannot understand people selling out for money but I guess it happens daily. Even more confounding is the idea that a book where he admits to his poor choices, to put it kindly, excuses his behavior or helps his family in some way. There are no "winners" in this saga.

    I do hope it ends soon and Mrs. Edwards finds peace and happiness! She too has family and friends to lean on who can focus on her gifts, especially the joy that is her children, and replace the darkness their light.

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 2:59 PM  

  • Indy--I have very little family to lean on. I have many bloggers who care than family. Sad, and my momma would have said this was not what she wanted, but we of her have different ideas about our grieving, and most especially, her estate issues.

    By Blogger benny06, at 9:54 PM  

  • Benny,
    I'm sorry to hear your family is having issues, especially about the estate. I know of a woman who went around her home putting stickers on everything with the name of the person she wanted to have the item. Between that and her will, all she had was accounted for so there would be no doubt who things should go to. It sounds bizarre but it saved them from fighting.

    Sometimes friends are closer than family. As Mrs. Edwards pointed out in her first book, strangers can be great sources of help and comfort, too. It sounds as if you have that support. My prayers are with you!

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 1:08 AM  

  • Hey, Benny:

    Who runs the Elizabeth Edwards News link? Is there any way I could get them to take down the items having to do with catfights?

    That is not "news" and is completely unsubstantiated, and in my opinion does not belong on that link.

    By Blogger Frances, at 12:36 PM  

  • Andrew Young is creepy! I can’t tell if he’s mentally ill or simply evil but either way I wouldn’t want to meet him. Who wants to have a job as “butt boy” to anyone? Supposedly this guy graduated from law school but then goes to work as a gofer. It just doesn’t sound right.

    I suspect much more will become public about him (and eventually about Hunter) because as soon as he sold his story, he put himself in the public eye and in the line of fire. I don’t know how much money he’s getting but there is no amount that would get me to do this to my family yet it sounds like his wife went along with it.

    So the PlayStation fiasco was his fault but he blamed a volunteer. Was he trying to hurt the campaign or just stupid? Elizabeth was right to keep him out of her home but Edwards should have thrown him off the staff. I guess by that point he knew too much. Somehow I doubt his book will “tell all” about his strange behavior.

    The story that he would claim paternity temporarily until Edwards later straightened it out makes no sense. So Young was always willing to expose himself as a liar but just thought it would be temporary? And he thought it would result in anything but his being shunned by those inside the campaign and potential future employers? Doesn’t add up!

    The thing about the tape is beyond weird. So he supposedly “found” it during/after the moves with Hunter. If it was lost or misplaced, that doesn’t make it his property. So exactly how is it his “hole card” as the article says? He can’t sell or otherwise release it if it’s not his. He could demand money - correction more money - in return for not making it public but that would be illegal so hopefully if he tries it, he’ll get busted.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 4:21 PM  

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    By Blogger benny06, at 5:10 PM  

  • I'm sorry, Benny. Yeah, I've had problems staying on topic. Hugs to you-- and your mom looking down on you from above.

    By Blogger Frances, at 6:30 PM  

  • Benny,
    How are you? The anniversaries, holidays and special occasions following the loss of a loved one are always difficult. I wish I had magic words to help you not feel the pain of missing your mother so much but I don't think such words exist.

    If it provides any comfort at all, you and your mother will always be with one another through the bond you had. She continues to touch people through you. Share your memories of the touching or funny moments you had together. God bless you both.

    By Blogger indyvoter, at 10:43 AM  

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