Saturday, September 1, 2007


It hardly seems possible that it has been 10 years since a sad and terrible accident took the life of a young and beautiful soul. She is missed today... as much as she ever was...and there are many in this world, myself included, that have mourned her passing.

I remember the day Diana and Charles were married. I set my alarm and got up at 4am to watch the festivities live (and believe me there isn't too much that would have gotten me up at that
I enjoyed watching her float down that isle...she looked so beautiful and I thought she was the luckiest girl alive(of course we didn't know what was in store for her). I was glued to the TV all day watching highlights of the ceremony...and rebroadcasts over and over again...I remember it like it was yesterday.

I also remember that terrible night 10 years ago. I had gotten the kids to bed and I was up playing on the computer ( I am sure y'all are stunned by It was very hot that night so I couldn't sleep....and the first news bulletin came on that Diana had been in a car accident. I sat staring at the TV in shock...immediately beginning to pray that she would be ok and not wanting to even consider the possibility that she might be hurt. Honestly it never even entered my mind that she might be dead.

As I watched and waited for word, I called my sister at work. She said she had also heard and would call me back if she got more news. About 10 minutes later, the news came on that she was, infact dead. It is one of those moments in my life I will never, ever forget. All I could do was sit there and cry...shaking my head, not wanting to believe it. I was in a state of shock and sat up all night watching TV, somehow hoping that maybe the news was wrong...and she would be ok... Looking back, I wonder if maybe that is how people felt when Kennedy or Martin Luther King were assassinated.
The day Diana was buried, I again got up at 4 am to watch the funeral. It struck me as odd that I have only done that twice in my life and both times it was for Diana. Honestly, I couldn't make it through her was too much for me to handle. I taped that funeral and to this day, 10 yrs later, I have not been able to bring myself to watch it. I still have the tape...and I tell myself someday...but I still haven't seen it all.
Diana was a kind, gentle and loving woman. Like anyone she was human and made mistakes but she also gave of herself and used her position to help others and shed light on important issues. For that, she will forever be loved.

While I was gone on holidays, Dorky Dad awarded my blog with the "Nice Matters Award". I was surprised and touched by such a nice award and I truly appreciate it.
I have taken a few extra days to decide who to pass this award along to because honestly....I think you are ALL super wonderful and nice. It has been hard to choose just 5 and I apologize if I pass it along to someone that has already received it goes...
1) Capt Corky - I pass this award along to Corky because quite simply, he is amazing. His blog is hilarious, original and full of cute pics of Corky Jr(who is also amazing). Corky is a nice guy and always has a friendly word to say ...and if that aint enough he is a do ya beat that????lol
2) twas brillig - ok this gal is simply awesome and her blog rocks!! Her stories are a fantastic read...she is the force behind SOS along with her buddy Kate (who is also fantastic btw)...and she is also friendly to newcomers...I think she is great!!
3) JJ - This lady's blog is full of amusing stories of her dear sweet little girl and their family adventures. I thought of her for this award because she was really nice to me right from the start...and always responds to my comments (even the dorky
4) burfica - ok some of you who are regular fans of this gal might think..hmmmmm niceness and burfica in the same sentence?? lol. Although I have to say she is one of the snarkiest smartasses you will ever meet...I am telling you this. She greets everyone that visits her blog with a friendly comment and makes all feel welcome... I have no doubt that if any one of us needed her, she would be there without hesitation.
5) phoenix - this guy is a pretty cool dude!! Although not a daily blogger, when he does post it is always worth the wait. He is a fellow Canadian and was warm and welcoming to me right from the start. He has read my rantings and goofiness and left comments that alway make me smile and feel good. Even when life is kicking him in the crotch, he is still around with a friendly comment to cheer me up...what more can you ask for in a blog buddy.
Well, as I said, it was hard to choose...I love you all..and enjoy stalking you...hee hee hee. See y'all tomorrow for SOS.
As always, to be continued.


captain corky said...

Thank you very much for those kind words Canadian Flake. I'm very flattered. Your blog rocks too!!!

Libby said...

i'm glad to see that someone else (well, who doesn't?) misses the princess, and the thought is always in my head "what if...?" of the saddest things i've ever known to happen...

Phoenix5 said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Flake! I've learned over the years that friendship is to be highly valued, and that a kind word at the right time can work wonders for our well-being. Having experienced that, it is only right that I try to pass it on.. or pay it forward, as the movie called it.

I really enjoy reading your blog too, my friend.. even when it about a TV show I know nothing about! LOL!

Burfica said...

OOOoOo my friend, thank you so very much.

I don't know if I would say I was really nice. But you are right about one thing. When I'm a friend, I'm a major friend, and if one needed me, I would be there in an instant!!

I am very honored to be thought of that way.

OoPs, yup, here it is. I'm actually blushing.

MomThatsNuts said...

I remember hearing about it thinking what the heck is the world coming to? Very sad, my mom watched all day the day that they got married. Guess Big Mama always wanted to be a princess. Not me, I wanna be a PIRATE...


Anonymous said...

I came right over when I got your comment...Thank you for this. That is great. It means a lot to me to think you think I'm nice...I try...but I can only do what I feel...and your blog and your comments inspire me to be better...

you totally deserve this award...thank you for sharing the love!!!

HoosierGirl5 said...

Hey there CF, I finally dropped by. I always had a special fondness for Diana because she and I have the same birthday, July 1. Nice post.

Thanks so much for all your nice comments on my blog.


Alekx said...

It seems like these incidents really bring reality crashing down on everyone.
Kennedy, King, Diana, Oaklahoma, 9-11

A sad world but still so worth living in.

Miranda said...

It was sad. I remember I was in the bar, singing kareoke. They turned off the machine and turned up the tv. It was the night before my brothers wedding. He now will never forget his anniversary.

Canadian flake said...

corky - you know I luvesssss ya...anything for a fellow

libby - I was so tragic.

phoenix - glad you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy yours...we will have to get you hooked on Survivor because Survivor Fridays are coming

burfica - hahahaha made ya blush did I?? LOL.

mom - pirate eh? is that because you wanna use the sword on some bad guy or ya just want a parrot on your shoulder?? LOL

jj- you are more than rock girl!!

hoosier - yw anytime.

alekx - yup you said it.Hope the foot is healing well.

miranda- it was a sad day for the entire world I think...I will surely never forget it.