Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stop the madness!

Gazooks! Now Billy Mays, the pitchman, has died unexpectedly. It sorta shakes a person up that death is so darn sneaky. It makes you feel like you can't depend on tomorrow anymore.

For years I have been planning a poster of all my favorite things for my kids to use at my funeral. So far, I have the poster board and a folder labeled "Poster" with two things it it. I have also done a poem (which still needs work) and I've made list of recordings that I wanted to put on a CD for the occasion. Obviously I'm not taking my own demise seriously enough.

Don't get me wrong--I fully plan on dying. For one thing, I can't afford to live to a really old age. And for another, I probably won't hold up very well and it's no fun being old and never getting to go anywhere. It seems getting out of the house is necessary to my sense of well-being.

However, since I'm already older than any of the recently deceased celebrities (except for Ed McMahon), I guess I'm doing OK.

Long Live the Bloggers!


Barbara Blundell said...

HI Ms Sparrow,
Long live Bloggers- and so say I ! Although I think it's wise to make plans it's much easier for your loved ones and it doesn't mean you'll go and sooner ! Sorting out my mums house with a lifetimes hoarding was a mammoth task and I vowed I'd make it easier for my children

Sparrow chic said...

They are now saying Billy Mays hit his head when landing in Florida Sat 6-27. He was interviewd after and said he felt fine. His wife also said he wasn't feeling very well before going to bed last night. Wow !! A senseless death yet again.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Always a good idea to have things ready. I told my family (all 2 of them) to have me cremated CHEAP and just dump out the ashes any old where. No funeral, no memorial, it's just over.

I have a will so it's all ready.

Sparrow chic said...

Like my mom, I want to be cremated. My husband has also expressed the desire. We have a special place to have our ashes placed, under the cover of darkness because thats what made it a special place.