Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Last Dame M Update

As she died this morning, this will probably be the last Dame M update, although I expect I won't be able to help myself and will write some more. I have been back reading my blog and there was so much I had written about her. For nearly ten years she played a big part in our life and some of her many friends became our friends. She made us smarter and more educated in the ways of the world. She gave us a perspective.

Thanks to you lasses who offered advice and thoughts via my blog, and thanks to AM who offered practical help. It was all appreciated.

If you click the Dame M tag on this post, almost all I have written about her is there, plus a couple of posts that perhaps shouldn't, but there are also some that are not tagged where she was mention in passing. Here are a few of my selections. She was incredibly clever.


http://highriser.blogspot.com/2005/09/bala.html

http://highriser.blogspot.com/2005/08/embroidery.html

http://highriser.blogspot.com/2006/02/another-dame-m-tale.html

http://highriser.blogspot.com/2006/12/dame-m-where-she-belongs.html

25 comments:

  1. Andrew,

    My condolences and deepest sympathies.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear of the Dame's passing, Andrew.

    The older generation have so much to share with us. I'm glad we've heard some of her stories through you.

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  3. Condolences, Andrew.

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  4. Sorry to hear of her passing, Andrew. My condolences, sympathy and best wishes to you and her other friends and family.

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  5. Like your other readers, I am sorry to hear of Dame M's passing and send you my most sincere sympathies. I'm sure both her life and your own were enriched by your friendship. Thank you for sharing your stories.

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  6. My Condolences Andrew....

    ~ May Dame M Rest In Peace ~

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  7. Anonymous12:30 am

    It's so sad. I thought she'd be ok once she was in hospital. R's email came as a bit of a shock. I feel really far from home tonight. Hope you guys are doing ok. Vik.

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  8. Terribly sorry to hear Andrew, She sounded like a colourful lady and I always enjoyed reading about her.

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  9. Some people leave gaps that aren't able to be filled, she sounds like one of them.

    Condolences mate.

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  10. My condolences Andrew.

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  11. Obviously a life well lived.

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  12. Im so sorry to hear this news Andrew.

    *HUGS*

    Keshi.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear of this and you have my deepest sympathies.

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  14. Oh, Andrew. I'm sorry.

    My thoughts are with you.

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  15. Condolences and ((hugs)) on Dame M's passing, so sorry to hear she's gone.

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  16. Thank you one and all. :)

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  17. Anonymous2:37 pm

    As a regular reader of your blog I've especially enjoyed the tidbits about DameM and am saddened to hear of her passing. Condolences to you.

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  18. Sorry to hear Andrew. Hope you and R are doing okay.

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  19. My full condolences to you Andrew and all who knew Dame M.

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  20. Andrew, I never tired of reading about this wonderful lady and well, if you never spoke of her again it would be a shame. Somehow, I think you shall write of her again. Good people aren;t forgotten easily.
    Huggs to you and to R and all your wonderful friends who enjoyed Dame M..for just being herself.
    RIP Dame M

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  21. Sorry to hear about this. She sounded an interesting woman, and her death is no reason to stop the fantastic stories involving her that you post.

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  22. Dame M sounded like the kind of "old boiler" - if you'll excuse the expression - that I would've sat and shot the breeze for hours with.

    Sympathies to you and R.

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  23. Sorry to hear about the passing of Dame M, Andrew.

    The stories you told us about her made it seem like we all knew her well. Obviously she played an important part in your life.

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  24. Andrew, this is very sad news. My condolences to you and R. May this fine old lady find her peace.
    Like many others I have loved reading about the extraordinary Dame M and I hope one day you will be able to continue writing your memories of her. Take care.

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  25. Very sad news. Dame M is very much a part of this blog.

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