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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday Funny History



As most of you know I usually post a joke on Fridays and call it my Friday Funny. Ironically I did not post one this past Friday, for reasons unknown to me until this morning.



Three years ago a very dear friend of mine had a reoccurrence of her breast cancer. It was a small tumor and radiation was her only treatment and it worked, for awhile. A year later it was back, but in multiple areas. I will never forget the phone call she made to me telling me. I asked her what I could do for her and she said, "Just make me laugh."



So that is what I did. I found jokes and wrote them in cards and mailed them to her. My goal was to mail one to her every week. Sometimes she recieved more than one a week, sometimes a week and a half or two weeks would go by before I sent one off. She loved them. It meant so much to her to recieve a hand written card. For 2 years I sent her jokes.



When I started blogging I incorporated this into my Friday Funny. Most of the jokes I sent to my friend I also posted here. Last Friday was the first Friday that I did not post a joke.



My friend passed away this morning at 5 am. She died peacefully at home in her own bed with her husband and sons and family present. I will miss her terribly, she was a truly special woman.



I will continue my Friday Funnies in her honor...she would have loved to see everyone laughing.

19 comments:

FUN-ky Mama said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. What a kind thing that you did for her!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Alison, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. What a special person you are to have brought a smile to her face every week.

My thoughts are with you. {{hugs}}

Kim said...

Alison, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Jan said...

I'm so sorry. I've got tears in my eyes. Yes, keep up the Funny Friday, she'll know.

ChrisB said...

Alison this is such sad news I am so sorry you have lost a dear friend. My thought are with you and condolences to her family.

Jennifer said...

Oh death just sucks!! Why can't we all live until we're old and then die of natural causes at the ripe old age of 101?? I am glad she got to go on her terms though. Hang in there!

TheVasquez3 said...

OH Allison, i have no words. i am so sorry for your loss. so very sorry.

((HUGS))

TheVasquez3 said...

also...i just want you to know that i think you are an amazing friend to send her laughter...she was so blessed to have you in her life.

it sounds like a friendship that will last into the eternities and beyond.

Jeni said...

"Make me laugh." And what a wonderful friend you were in that you did that for her, again and again. All too often, I think we forget that laughter has its own type of healing qualities and sometimes, though it may not have had curative values, if it lifts someone's spirits, when facing the yuckies life brings us, it's better than a host of medications for that day anyway.
My condolences on the loss of your good friend.

Laura McIntyre said...

Im so sorry for the loss of your friend, i look forward to more Friday funnies in her honur

Sherryl said...

Hi Alison,
I'm so sorry. I remember when you started that. Keep up the tradition. It makes us all smile at least once a week. She'll be smiling at you from heaven.
Love you
Sher

lisa marie said...

I had no idea there was a story behind the friday funnies. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. You brought a tear to my eye.

Alix said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but Friday funnies is a lovely tribute to her memory.

Fiona said...

Alison, I am SO sorry for your loss. You were a wonderful friend to her.

Sauntering Soul said...

Oh gosh. I'm so sorry. If I'm ever in a similar position, I will consider myself blessed if I have a friend as wonderful and beautiful as you.

jennifer said...

Oh Honey, I am just so sorry. You honored your friend with your humor. Bless your heart.

I'll pray for you and her family.

Jennifer

Sandy said...

Alison, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your friend's family in my prayers.

bermudabluez said...

Dear Alison, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Andrya said...

I love you. If you need anything: 925-594-0671. I'll be right here.