Here Lies Saxon Henry

It’s #LetsBlogOff Tuesday and we were charged to write our own obituaries. Is it any accident that this is the shortest post I’ve ever written? Probably not!

Saxon Henry always left them laughing, even when she said goodbye. Case in point, her last gasp at the poetic: There once was a chick from the boonies whose family thought she was loony; she struck out on her own to see poetic seeds sewn which led her to blog-off every other Tuesday!

To see how the rest of the #LetsBlogOff gang signed off for the last time, click here for a list of their posts.

 

  • Rufus Dogg

    This is so weird! “Singing in the Rain” was on just the other day on TBS and Donald O’Connor was singing “Make ‘em Laugh” I thought that was a great concept to write an obit around, but in the end, I gave up as the words felt like I was pulling a bed sheet over a mattress that was way too large.You nailed the concept with your limerick (poem :-) )

  • Saxon Henry

    Wow: isn’t it funny how the same ideas occur to different people during drifts of time? I’ve always wondered if that saying “there’s something in the air” is true. Are you sure you weren’t just being too hard on your “bed sheet” post? Can’t wait to read your missive…your posts are always a treat (pun intended)!

  • cindy frewen wuellner

    I thought sure you’d work in a line about blogging w/ loonies too, as we are! oh sure, of course Rufus Dogg would like Victor dog and the victrola. heh. cindy @urbanverse

  • Rufus Dogg

    @cindy I will accept corporate sponsorship in my obit and funeral only if they pay handsomely for the mention while I am still alive. That is why no place of employment will EVER be mentioned in my last bits. They had my soul when I was alive and they can’t have any part of it when I’m dead.http://www.dogwalkblog.com/corporate-sponsorship-at-my-funeral.html

  • Joseph

    Short and sweet. And leave them laughing. Actually, my fondest wish is that whoever would come to remember me would end up laughing. My wife always says, “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” And we laugh about something every day, no matter what the day actually holds.

  • Betsy De Maio

    Love the poem! Great post. :)

  • Chamois

    @Rufus and @Saxon A recent episode of Glee featured a few songs from Singin’ in the Rain (this one’s a mash-up with Rihanna’s “Umbrella” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbZcYy6AAGg ). I guess it’s just everywhere!Great post – humorous and probably wins the Shortest LetsBlogOff Post of All Time trophy! Kudos on accomplishing 200+ words’ worth / Wordsworth of creativity in one short poem!

  • Chamois

    @Rufus and @Saxon A recent episode of Glee featured a few songs from Singin’ in the Rain (including a mashup of the title song with Rihanna’s “Umbrella”). I guess it’s just everywhere!Great post – humorous and probably wins the Shortest LetsBlogOff Post of All Time trophy! Kudos on accomplishing 200+ words’ worth / Wordsworth of creativity in one short poem!

  • Steve Mouzon

    “Leave them laughing…” Wow, wish I could do that! They shoulda named me Earnest… but when you can’t do something, it makes you appreciate those who can!

  • Saxon Henry

    You two are funny! I didn’t think about the Victor dog, Cindy: what a great mind you have! Guess that’s the visual acuity of the architect, eh? Loved your trip to the Space Station in your post! Rufus, your post was terrific! Spitting on someone’s grave really got me!

  • Saxon Henry

    That’s so true: if I couldn’t laugh about half the things that happen to me, I’d be in a straightjacket right now! Thanks for stopping by. I’m still trying to get around to everyone’s posts…I’ll make it eventually!

  • Saxon Henry

    Thanks, Betsy: still trying to get around to everyone’s posts…hoping I can do so by the end of the night! Thanks for stopping by…I so appreciate the support…

  • Saxon Henry

    Love the Glee clip! What I’d give to be able to splash around like that. In my mind, I see myself dancing just that way; in reality, I’d probably be flopping all over the place because I’m not that coordinated or at the very least sticking Gwyneth Paltrow in the eye with an umbrella! Loved your post, Chamois! Your innate sense of humor is killer good! And I like that I managed a short post for a change. I get a little carried away with my Words’worth in every post! The hazards of being fecund, as Rich has pointed out in the past!

  • Saxon Henry

    Thanks, Steve! I tend to be a chronically serious person inside my own head so it felt really good to just lighten up for a change (wow: I just heard my mother’s voice come roaring out of my childhood saying, “Would you just lighten up for a change!”)…took my obit to make that happen, I guess!

  • emily

    Hi,I love your obituary. The “Blackface” bit, not so much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackfaceThanks,Emily

  • Saxon Henry

    I knew the “bit” was a “bit” risky, Emily, but it is a classic. Sorry if I offended. Thanks for stopping in!