Saturday, December 19, 2009

ANITA LYNCH, 1917-2009, R.I.P.



My mother passed away early this morning at the age of 92, in her sleep.

She'd been through an awful lot lately, medically speaking, and was just tired of it all.

I visited with her on Friday afternoon. My sister Kathy saw her in the early evening. One of the last things my Mom said to Kathy was "Tell David I can't go on like this." So she knew her hours were numbered, I think, and wasn't bothered in the least. On the contrary, based on some other things she'd said lately, I'm pretty sure she welcomed it.

Sometime when time permits, I'll probably write a much longer post about her. Right now, all I want to add is that my mother was quite impressed by the birthday wishes she received from all over the USA, and all over the world, in response to my birthday post about her on October 20th. And I want to thank those of you who sent those wishes via the comments section of my blog.


Wedding Day, 1940


Circa 1969, 1970


After having consulted with me, this waiter at a
Mexican restaurant took Mom for a spin on the
dance floor. She was just eighty-five at the time!

Thanks for your time.

31 comments:

  1. All my heartfelt wishes and condolences go out to you and your family. I remember that your mom was a very fine and gracious lady. May she rest in peace.

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  2. Please accept my condolences, Mr. Fox. Can't think of a better way to go than while you are sleeping...very peaceful. Big hugs to you today! And gosh...what a wonderful son you were to her!

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  3. Your lovely mother and I shared the same birthday. I'm sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today, David. ~xx

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  4. You have my condolences, David. I'll light a candle tonight.

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  5. Hugs and kisses. Wish I could give them to you in person.

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  6. She was beautiful, Fox. I'm so sorry that you have lost her, but to go peacefully in your sleep is just about the best way I can think of. My warmest hugs to you.

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  7. Hi! Silver Fox...
    Wow...life is strange!...I was worried about shopping for Christmas. But after reading your blog header...that became secondary, because I know that there are more important things in life than shopping for Christmas.

    My condolences goes out to you and your family too..."The Fox."

    DeeDee ;-(

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  8. Sorry to hear that buddy. Thinking of you... take care.

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  9. I am sorry for your loss David...

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  10. Here's to Anita Lynch. I'll look forward to reading the longer post whenever you feel up to it because I'd love to know more about her. What a beautiful woman! And: The picture of her in Mexico is especially wonderful. Hug, Sparkle

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  11. I wish I had something wise to say here...I'm just really sorry for your loss. Based on the Mexico picture, she was a character, and the world doesn't have enough characters.

    Take care of yourself, please.

    p.s.
    The birthday greetings blog was a special one...I'm extra glad, now, that she got all those messages. I know you both got a kick out of them.

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  12. I just woke up and yours was the first email I read. Massive condolences, David. You need anything...( I'll email over my new phone# in a bit )...

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  13. All You Anita Is Love

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  14. Your mother is VERY beautiful. Wow! Such beauty and grace. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I send you big hugs and lift you up from here.

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  15. David I'm so sorry to hear this and just before Christmas too. It sounds like she led a full and rich life. Even though it was her 'time' the loss is no less heartfelt.

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  16. david, so sorry to hear...thoughts and prayers...

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  17. My condolences on the loss of your beautiful and vibrant mother. Sending hugs from afar.

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  18. My condolences to you and all your family.Really sorry to hear that.Really sad.

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  19. Awww, sounds like she just slipped away into the next world. Blessings to you and your family. I have a candle lit to help light her way as she crosses over.

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  20. Well, it's been about 48 hours since I got that phone call. My sister and I have everything as tied up as possible until Mom's actually laid to rest on Wednesday.

    Personally, I'm doing as well as can be expected.

    Thanks, everybody, for the hugs, condolences, good thoughts, prayers, candle-lightings... all of it. It's meant a lot since I posted my short tribute.

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  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a beautiful woman, both inside and out.

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  22. This Time Was Her's

    May God bless you and keep you safe.
    His angels took your mom to that shining place
    Where there is no pain and breathing is sweet.
    Where her youth is restored and she gets to meet
    All those she loved who have gone before.
    She'll be watching you from heaven's shore.


    Words can not express how much I wish you and yours love and peace.
    Betty

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  23. @Dreamhaven: That was beautiful, Betty. Thanks so much.

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  24. Betty... when I read your comment, tears started flowing from my eyes. That was indeed a beautiful thought for our friend.

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  25. I just read the news at Skip's blog, David. I am very sorry for your loss. I know that you will be bombarded with condolences and words designed to make you feel better. It is meant to be comforting and not trite and I join with those who have already said they wish you well at this time.
    May she go to a better place and may you ultimately be reunited.

    Kat

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  26. I only read this today and I'm so sorry.

    I really am thinking of you and will think of your Mom too. The photo's are beautiful.

    Please take care.

    Love

    Jayne Xxx

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  27. More thanks, to everybody who's signed in since my last comment.

    I'm going to try to put something up for Christmas, although admittedly, I'm not really "feeling" it this year.

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  28. very sorry to read about the passing of your mother, especially so close to Christmas. Sounds and looks like she had a wonderful life which is a great blessing. Takes a long while to really wrap your head around the loss of a parent. I miss my father more now, two years after his death, than I did at the time. My mother died in '97 but I still talk to her almost every day. I hope my sons do the same.

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  29. Stopping back to check on you, David! You're still in my thoughts and prayers all this week. :) xo

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