…and life goes on…


Today’s Music: Jimmy Buffett – Pencil Thin Mustache
Note on Today’s Music: I play a lot of Jimmy Buffett. One day my mother heard this and asked what it was. Whenever I put in a Jimmy Buffett tape/CD after that, she’d ask if this song was on it.

Rest in peace, Mom. The best mother a son could ask for.

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65 responses to “…and life goes on…

  1. Guapo,
    My most sincere sympathies, to you and your family.
    Eric

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll have you in our thoughts. xo

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  3. I’m so sorry, Guap. My sincere sympathies. Stay well. xo

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  4. Dearest Guapo,

    I will think of you and your mother whenever I hear “two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket and an autographed picture of Andy Divine”. May she rest in peace.

    With my deepest sympathy,
    Sara

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  5. I’m so sorry, Guap. She looks like such a nice lady. Rest in peace, Mama Guapa.

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  6. That is a beautiful woman right there, Guap. And next to her is a man I am certain she is proud of.

    Thank You, Mama Guapola, for the gift of your son to all of us here.

    I am very sorry, my friend, for your loss.

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  7. Words must seem really hollow right about now. If there is a better place, I hope she’s found it. Peace, Guapo.

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  8. I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

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  9. My deepest sympathies Guap.

    Jon

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  10. I’m sorry about your mom. I’m coming up on the 4th anniversary of my mom’s passing. She and I would go on drives and listen to Jimmy Buffett’s Feeding Frenzy Live and he cracked her up. He is happy making. Hugs to you. maggie

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  11. So sorry for your loss, Guap. Moms stay firmly in your heart, no matter how long they’re gone.

    RIP Mama Guapa.

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  12. My sympathies to you, Guap. Very sorry for your loss.

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  13. She was a fantastic, engaging woman who brought up a wonderful son. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  14. That’s sad news. I’m sorry for your loss and will say a prayer for your mom.

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  15. Some flowers for you http://liveclay.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/lilac-wine.jpg I wish I could do more. I know this next chapter in your life will be difficult, especially in the beginning. Sending you lots of love, and hoping you will again experience some of the joy, humor, and coolness that you spread around each and every week, even while grieving.

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  16. Deepest sympathies, guap. Hardest thing ever to lose your mom. Think happy memories.

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  17. My very deepest condolences, Guap. I hope your happiest memories of her provide some comfort to you.

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  18. My heart goes with you and your family.

    I happened to take my mom to a Buffett concert in Vegas right after she got her cancer diagnosis. We had the best time and the memories comfort me when I miss her.

    May Buffett and happy memories bring you peace. It’s those changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes… Nothing remains quite the same.

    I’m sorry for your loss my friend.

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  19. Sorry to hear about your loss. Strength to you and your family during this time and in the days ahead. May the memories bring you comfort. … and the Like button is to let you know we are with you!

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  20. I’m so sorry, Guap. My thoughts are with you.

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  21. in deepest and most sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother my friend. May she rest in peace. My thoughts are with you and yours.
    <3Lizzie

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  22. No… I feel so sorry for you. Was she the family member who had fallen ill a while ago? Luckily she left a great son like you. Many, many hugs to you and your family. Our thoughts are all with you.

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  23. Guapo,
    First my deepest sympathy and empathy. It will be 5 years since losing my father.
    You never forget their love, the pain stays, but the good memories make you laugh harder as time goes on, instead of making you melancholy.
    Think it’s fab that your mom dug Pencil Thin Mustache -great fun song, and a tune my mom would love as well. Think I’ll burn her a Buffet CD and include that tune especially.
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful memory of yourself and your mom.
    xxx
    Be well my friend,

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  24. I’m sorry about your Mom. Blogosphere love and support coming your way.

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  26. Kind of thought something was wrong..you haven’t been yourself…My heartfelt sympathy to you and all those who loved her. Here is a big, strong hug from miles away…..xoxo Suzanne

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  27. free penny press

    EG- sending you lots of love & support.. My Mom loved Michael Bolton..It’s been a year since she passed and once a week I play that CD.. you will too.. So very sorry for your loss šŸ˜¦

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  28. Oh El Guapo,
    I am beyond sorry. She truly must have been a woman of immeasurable love and kindness to have raised a son a wonderful as you. I realize that I am merely a blog friend, but if there is something, anything, I can do just say the word. Hang in there, friend. – Heidi

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  29. I’m so very sorry, Guapo. I hope you’re able to focus on all the sweet memories. She raised quite a wonderful son – likely her best accomplishment. She looks like a good and kind soul. Hope you can find peace and comfort during this hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxo

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  30. Oh, Guap, I am so sorry. I had a feeling something was wrong last night when you were Twitter Silent for so long.
    I wish that I had any words to lessen your pain, but my lexicon is sorely lacking. The words, unfortunately do not exist.
    Know how grateful I, like so many others, am to your mother for bringing such an incredible son into the world. Through you and your gifts with words, humor, music, and the immeasurable kindness of your heart, you have touched so many lives. You have made the world a better place for so many of us, and so has your mother, by bringing you into this world.
    Thank you for sharing your world with us.
    We will be here now to help hold you up when the tough days come.
    Take one moment, one deep breath at a time, dear friend.
    Know that more love and light is coming your way than you can even imagine.
    Boatloads of it is coming from me.
    Always,
    Amy

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  31. Guap, I’m so sorry. Don’t forget to remember the good times. Sending love.

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  32. What a beautiful lady and now when you hear that song, you will think of her and remember! Sending prayers to your family.

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  33. whiteladyinthehood

    Oh,Guapo! My heart just broke for you! I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a sweet and thoughtful person – I wish I could think of something better to say, but I’m at a loss. (definitely, thinking of you and hoping you are okay, friend.)

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  34. Beautiful. The song an the photo. Sweetness.

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  35. Guap, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Mama Guap did well. Much love, friend.

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  36. I’m very sorry for youa and yours and may God’s light shine upon Her!!!
    Sooz

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  37. El Guapo,
    I am sorry for your loss. Your mother must have been an amazing woman to produce such a wonderful, kind, adventurous and generous man like you. My thoughts are with you.

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  38. I’m so sorry, Guap.

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  39. Peace to you and may your memories give you comfort and sweetness.

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  40. Sorry for your loss Guap. My thoughts are with you.

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  41. El Guapo, so sorry for your loss. A lovely memory of your mum, thanks for sharing. ((Hugs))

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  42. Wow, that is the sweetest picture! Your mum would be so proud of you!

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  43. Oh, El Guapo, I am struck by this sad news. I’m so sorry for your loss. I wonder if this is related to the hospital visits? You must have been under a considerable amount of stress for some time and yet you blogged with grace and never complained about the strain. I don’t think there is any loss greater than that of a parent. Your mom must have been a lovely woman to have had a son as thoughtful and considerate as you. I will be thinking about you and your family. Cyber hugs to you all.

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  44. I’m very sorry for your loss Guapo. And though words seem inadequate at times like this, please know you’re in my thoughts. Much love for you and your family from San Antonio.

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  45. Guapo, I’m so sorry for your loss. Time with those we love is never long enough, but they do live on in our hearts and memories. I know she must have been a very special woman because you are a special man. You are always gracious, positive and generous. You look at life as an adventure and a gift. Such a wonderful spirit as yours must have been nurtured by another wonderful spirit. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  46. My condolences, Mr. Guap.

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  47. If you miss her, then she lived a good life. Loving, kind people are always missed, never the others.

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  48. I am so sorry for your loss Guap! Please know you have the blogosphere here supporting you whenever you need us! May peace be with you.

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  49. I’m very sorry to hear this. I think it’s wonderful you had such a loving relationship with your mom while she was still with us. I agree with Calahan, she sounds like she is worth missing.

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  50. Awwww, moms. Sadness. I’m sending you many hugs.

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  51. Hey, Guap. I am so very sorry to hear your news. My heart is with you and your family at this time. Please let me if I can do anything at all for you.

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  52. Guapola, I’m so very sorry. My condolences to you and your family.

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  53. My deepest condolences, Guapo. May your sadness pass, to leave only the memories of love.

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  54. I wish I had known your mother. She must have been very special to have raised a man like you. Love and prayers from Sundown Bayou. ā¤

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  55. Oh, Guap, I’m so, so sorry for your loss.
    Moms are awesome, and even not having the chance to know your mom, I can guarantee you two things:
    1) She loves you
    2) She’s proud of you

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  56. Just read about your Mom’s passing on Frank’s blog. My condolences mi amigo.

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  57. Guapo, having lost a parent, I know how you feel. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  58. I am SO Sorry to read about your Mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. Very sweet photo of the two of you. Navar says she will always be in your heart. We both wish you peace.

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  59. So very sorry for your loss. Nothing but positive thoughts for you and your family, from a fellow blogger. ā¤

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  60. I’m so sorry for your loss, Guap. I’m glad you’re still joking around, that’s what helped me too when I lost my dad.

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  61. I see such kindness in your mother. And she did a wonderful job judging from the way you turned out. You are such a kind, funny and caring person and that’s why you are so loved by all of us. Losing your mom is one of the hardest things we go through in life. Even though you think you’re prepared, you can never be prepared. I’ll be thinking of you and sending you all my good wishes. ā¤

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  62. Your mom looks like a sweet person. So sorry for your loss. I like that picture of you two. I know she’s looking down on you and smiling.

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  63. Just saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending lots and lots of hugs to you my friend!

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  64. Very sad šŸ˜¦ I hope you’re doing okay x

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