Forgive me, Blogger, for I have sinned.
It's been I dunno how freakin' long since my last post BUT...I've got quite a few helluva good reasons for my lengthy absence, so please make my postin' penance a light one.
Well, it looks like it's off to the funeral races yet again for MeanDonnaJean. Yes, I have ANOTHER funeral to attend early in the a.m. tomorrow in CT. There must be somethin' seriously sinister brewin' down that quaint Connecticut block, for my parent's 89 year old next door neighbor, Angie, hath just passed.
I was born 'n raised in the house next to hers, and Angie was there long before my fat lil' ass ever stepped foot into it. Our two homes sit side-by-side and are identical to one another. Both homes were newly built on prime country land that used to be a workin' dairy farm owned by the Joss family, who still call a portion of that same general area home. My folks purchased our home not long after Angie got divorced from what was apparently a severe gamblin' husband. Angie was a single mom long before bein' a single mom was ever heard of, nonetheless ever thought of as bein' "cool". Angie was a divorced young woman who raised her one and only child, a son (who very coincidentally has the same name as my father....hmmmmm???) on her own....and she did a helluva great job at it, too. Angie lived and died in that very same home....the same as my Mom did before her, and not too very long after my Dad passed as well. I guess tightly-knit CT community members do that kinda thing.
Anyway, so since Angie and her son were ALWAYS there for US, the newly orphaned remaining Longo siblings must now be there for HER, and that we WILL.
So MDJ is off on another early mornin' train ride to CT to once again mourn yet another dearly beloved soul who has departed this earth. This year has really begun with a miserable BANG.
Oh, did I fail to mention that in between the time of my Dad's passing on 1/16 and Angie's passing, that my bosses mother-in-law passed too? Unfortunately I never DID make THAT wake/funeral tho. The very recent blizzard of 2010 putta stop to that one (thank God for THAT.....but I SWEAR, if I have ONE MORE fuckin' FUNERAL to attend, I'm gonna be attendin' my OWN!).