The Queen Mother dies in her sleep today!

  1. This morning, England's Queen Mother died peacefully in her sleep with her daughter at her bedside. Her passing is said to leave a big hole in the hearts of all Englanders as she was a rock and a compassionate woman, much like the late Princess Di was.

    My husband and I had always followed her on the news for years -- amazed at how long she was 'hanging on' to life, and still staying actively involved in her duties and such -- even after two hip fractures, she kept going and going and going.... Wow! What an amazing 101 year old beautiful spirit indeed! May she rest in perfect peace!

    Thinking of the Queen Mother makes me think of my deceased Maternal Grandmother and how she too remained actively involved in life until her death at the age of 95! I hope I am blessed to live as long as my Gramma -- in good health, too, because she too had a hip fracture in her mid 70's, but bounced back like the ol' trooper that she was. I think of her as my rock of Gilbralter, too! A very strong woman, so full of love, kindness, compassion, and a love for the Lord all of her life. I miss you Gramma Lula! :kiss

    I wanted to share this wonderful news with you all in hopes that you would share with others about a very special elderly person in your life who you learned much from, admired, and loved so dearly...dead or alive...please share your stories here. Maybe the elderly person you most admired was a former -- or happens to be a current -- patient of yours. Thanks for sharing! It will warm me heart a lot to read your stories! :kiss

    "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." -- Andy Rooney
    Last edit by live4today on Mar 30, '02
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  3. by   mario_ragucci
    I don't mean to chime in on this thread with an off question, but does anyone know how or when ex-President Reagan will die?

    Who can make a desicion to let him die? I mean, he is a ex-president. Would his next of kin have any say about his life, since he IS an American Icon?
    No politics on this, but, knowing the admiration and respect he has from many people, can he experience a natural death? Surely he must be receiving the best care in the entire world. The best care in the whole world could keep a person alive indefinately.

    Personally, I think corporations and media will decide when ex-President Reagan dies. His death will be the spearhead of the greatest "80's" marketing retro bash you can imagine. His death will be an event, and I think it will be a planned and controlled event.

    I'm sorry the Queen Mum died, and one of my grandma's died at 89, and the other is still alive at 90.
    Grandpa's rarely get as old as grandma's :-(
  4. by   micro
    I have noted that there have been a lot of public deaths this week.......
    Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Dudley Moore(god, I loved this actor and man-----Arthur)
    lost several patient at work this week.........
    The Queen Mom.........


    now change subject to life.....and living.......
    knew my grandma when I was three........
    lost her husband when I was 18, grandpa.........
    Grandmother.......lost to leukemia
    Granddad lost at 90.........
    parents alive and going strong.............just bought a new car.........
    other set of parents alive and going south literally.....going south.......in their van.........

    you bring up a thought process.......the well known people.......and they are "ill".......yes, Ronald Reagan is probably getting the most outstanding care.....and that is cool by me.......
    but it surely doesn't stop them from getting affected with human frailty(ck splg).........

    The Pope: am not catholic.....but understand that the Pope is a public figure and the Head of the Catholic church,etc.....but he is getting so weak.......

    just micro taking in all thoughts and expounding her thoughts about the worl.....d and us humans in it.........

    _________________________________________________
    life, truly enjoy every moment to its fullest that you can...
    those that you have touched...
    those that touch you...
    the seagull on the windowsill(or pigeon)
    the feelings that you feel
    because you see life is long, but yet short
    but it is so, so very very real.............
  5. by   semstr
    Billy Wilder also died this week.
  6. by   Furball
    The Queen Mum was pure class. What a beautiful face and charming smile and a heart as brave as they come. Rest in peace.

    Sincerely, an American with a tear in her eye.
  7. by   CATHYW
    What a lovely lady, and what class! Active until 2 mos. before she passed away. If I live to be old, that is the way I want to do it.
    Mario....what can a person say? You come up with some of the most oddball things! Of course, a person could never say that you follow the herd, and I think that is a blessing. It is entirely possible that President REagan may outlive some of us. A person with Alzheimer's who receives good care, and has no other health problems can well live to a really ripe old age. My mother-in-law is the same. She will be 80 in August, and has no health problems other than the Alz. Many of her family members lived to be in their 90's. She is what we used to call "cheerfully demented."
    Micro....sorry that you lost several patients this week. What type of nursing do you do? I don't think I've ever seen it .... probably missed it somewhere.
    I entirely agree with you about the Pope....that poor gentleman should be allowed to retire, or something. He has been a real trouper, through all of his health problems.

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