Monday, March 09, 2009

You are all WONDERFUL.

I'm taking a break for awhile, probably about a week. We lost the Playboy of the Western World four days ago (we're checking all our pockets and the dryer) and right now the Biker and I are going to hang out in the real world and get things situated.

You can save your condolences; they aren't necessary. This was a good thing, and while we're all sad, we're relieved too. The Playboy had just come through a very difficult couple of months. It had been just one thing after another, and on top of it all he was recovering from a horribly painful bout of the shingles. All of that had stressed his system past what it could tolerate. After a couple of weeks in the hospital he'd been released into interim care. He was in his favorite facility where everyone knew him and loved him - in fact I'd had members of the staff say to me 'You know, don't take this the wrong way but I can't wait for him to be here full time!'
He was doing well, running around visiting and gambling and gossiping and whatnot. That morning the nurse gave him a haircut. When she was done she told him he was beautiful, and he looked in the mirror, agreed, and said "Let the party begin!" And a few minutes later someone walked past his room and found him sitting in his wheelchair. He had just slipped away to the party.

Those were his last words.

Isn't that something?

Isn't that the most amazing thing?

Right now, all the angels are singing 'It's Raining Men'

27 comments:

  1. That is something - best last words ever, quite possibly.

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  2. Bugger! another party I am not invited to :-)
    Truly marvellous parting words

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  3. Let the Party begin!

    I hope he won't mind if I use that when my time comes. What-a-guy!
    xx oo

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  4. Good last words.
    Definitely better then "Let's try the green cable ..."

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  5. Best way to go... one minute happy and feeling good... next minute, off to the ether for the party of the afterworld.

    Hugs to you, my friend. No matter who much you say you are okay with what happened, there is a sadness inside. I know... been there myself.

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  6. Those *are* great last words :)

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  7. what a way to go, sugar! *raising a glass to the playboy!* and to you & yours xoxo

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  8. Yes, a good finale.
    You need the break; take care.

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  9. He went out on a high note.

    I just want to go out on a high.

    And you had better be back by the 22nd of March as I am holding an EVENT and I need you there to supervise Beast as he does the washing up.

    And while I'm rambling on, what the hell has happened to Garfer's blog? Click on it and you get his blog, but the posts have disappeared. Probably run off to the Lake District again or that pine marten ate him.

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  10. Uh...Garfer's posts have returned.

    No, I'm not drinking. Much.

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  11. i just lost my fil as well...and while i was glad it was before the pain and delusions set in...it still is difficult...i've been off for a while myself and just trying to get things going again...take your time and know we will be here when you return...

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  12. Cool place to party. I will wait.
    In other words I am reading JuJu and sometimes leaving comments. Ha. Try and find them, they are like easter eggs.

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  13. Ahhh. So glad he's at the party now. No more pain or issues. I'll drink a beer to the playboy of the western world later today. I have to go to work first and the beer breath might take some 'splainin.

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  14. Dear FN, will miss new stories about Playboy. Loved the older pieces. I send my very best first class hug.

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  15. *hangs head, sends his angels your way*

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  16. I hope he won't mind but I'm going to quote him when I get there...

    Found out via babyFirstness. Am sending sunshine to your tomatoes and big love from me xxx

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  17. Always enjoyed your stories about the Playboy, the world will be duller without him!

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  18. another painful right of passage in the FN circle pulled off with such panache and savoir faire.

    ((((...))))

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  19. wasnt there something else here?

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  20. I'm glad you can see his passing as a good thing. But we'll miss him here. Even as a blog character, he sure was something!

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  21. wonderful! but we'll miss him, I hope where ever he's gone they're prepared for the party!

    (XX)

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  22. i forgot what i was going to say. oh well. that's nothing new.

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  23. What a lovely legacy to leave :-)

    I guess the rest of us can only hope that we leave such fab words and actions behind.

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  24. What a classy way to pop off, I hope the nurse pressed into him a few times while cutting his hair.

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  25. A haircut, a complement and instructions to party; now that is the way to go.
    x

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