Open Thread Dedicated to ElliesDad

From Klown’s comment in the previous thread, this seems like a good song for a good man.
🎵“I’ve read somewhere statistics show
The man’s always the first to go
And that makes sense ’cause I know she won’t be ready
So when it finally comes my time
And I get to the other side
I’ll find myself a bench, if they’ve got any
I hope she takes her time, ’cause I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman
Honey, take your time, ’cause I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman”🎵

All our thoughts and prayers are with ElliesMom.

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68 Responses to Open Thread Dedicated to ElliesDad

  1. votermom says:

    previous thread was full

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      This is a very nice choice 🎼 for elliesmom and dad.

      Thanks for the post as well he previous was not only full, post and replies were no longer active.

      • DeniseVB says:

        That rarely happens, but sometimes threads run longer in days and comments. Holiday weekend and Elliesdad made the last thread exceptional this time. I hope all go back to read every comment, I’ve never felt such love here or anywhere on the internet in the past 10 years, my gawd, 10 years? We are family ❤

      • swanspirit says:

        What Elliesmom wrote was so beautiful, and the song is the icing on the cake. ❤ 🍰 We are blessed to have them.

      • Woke Lola says:

        I fixed it. deep settings had it set to close comments on posts older than 2 days. I changed it to 10 days for now. I’ll reset in a couple of days.

        • lateblum says:

          Thanks Lola. I thought I had messed something up on my iPad or worse, on WordPress. I tried leaving a comment about it, but my comment must have been eaten alive by WordPress.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Thank you. Denise mentioned holiday weekend. Combine that with keeping a close eye on Sir Dorian aiming toward areas where many TCHers reside meant the post had a longer life than is typical. I was able to “like” elliesmom’s beautiful post using my tablet . Just not comment/reply.

  2. votermom says:

    I see some magic abracazam is happening… 😂

  3. lyn says:

    Poof went the Melania post.

  4. 1539days says:

    Was the thread locked? All the reply links and post boxes were gone.
    There’s never a good time for someone to leave, but the best time is before there’s a lot of pain and suffering.

  5. votermom says:

    Mothy, that child you posted about earlier was found dead

    • Mothy67 says:

      I know so sad. I have taken uber twice here and both time’s the driver seemed sketchy.

    • lateblum says:

      Oh no. I’ve only ever used Uber once, with my daughter. I hate cabs. Don’t know what I’ll do about transportation when I can’t drive.

      • Constance says:

        I use Uber all the time. I haven’t had any really sketchy drivers but I had one guy ask me out and I’ve had two guys that were just horrible drivers. I thought I was going to die. I’m hoping that they get the self driving cars going before I age out of my driving years. That would have been so great for my parents. They wouldn’t give up the cars but they were awful at driving and couldn’t even remember where they were going to drive.

        • lateblum says:

          My mother stopped driving when I was in h.s. But my father had to have the car keys taken from him. It was a very sad day for him and for us even though we were the people who confiscated the keys.
          I hope you get your self driving car.

  6. Woke Lola says:

    Elliesmom, you have been the picture of strength throughout this ordeal. I think back to all the little details you’ve shared about your journey with Elliesdad the last couple of years and I see clearly that he is in a better place, and you are an amazing and loving woman. He was as lucky to have you as you were to have him.

    I hope you get some time to fall apart for a while, sleep for a while, and then come back stronger than ever. I think he would want you to go ahead and do all those things you all discussed for retirement over your incredible decades of marriage. When you’re ready, of course. But I do look forward to watching you do them. Much love to you and yours.

  7. elliesmom says:

    Thank you all for all the love, and thanks to the Klown for providing us a place to share it. ❤

  8. ginainmo says:


    Reading your posts over many years, it was clear that you and ED were an extraordinary couple who were highly blessed to journey through this crazy life together. The love for and regard in which you held each other was palpable in your posts.

    I love how you saif that while your paths may diverge for a time, he will always wait for you and that you will some day reach your final destination together. Your post was just beautiful. You make me want to follow the very same roads in my own marriage.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. 

  9. helenk3 says:

    Ellies mom
    I am so sorry for your loss. When the hurt slows down a little, please take the time to remember all the good times you and Ellie’s dad had together. I hope someday you can smile when you think of them. You two had a love that will last even though his body is not here. But his memory is in your heart and that is a good thing.
    my prayers for you and your family

  10. Angie says:

    Speaking of good husbands and wives, how’s the bad wife doing?

  11. Mothy67 says:

    What is happening in South Africa? People being burned alive! Farmers murdered. Land seized. How long until they come completely undone? And how will it be Trump’s or climate change fault.

  12. Woke Lola says:

    Denise, cleanup on Facebook. I’ve sent you a message

  13. Angie says:

    Wait for it 🤣🤣🤣

    • jeffhas says:

      The officer couldn’t just process the ticket, courts issue a summons to appear, fine her if she fails to appear, add the fine to her car’s registration, which means it must get paid if she wants to drive without getting her car ticketed or impounded. ????!

      Seems like a terrible use of force and resources. Some po-po’s like the authority they are given a bit too much. I actually think that has always been the driver in many police confrontations that go wrong… it’s not a ‘race’ thing in most cases, it’s an abuse of authority. Some people who like to have authority over others seem to be drawn to Policing.

      Having said that, on balance, when the sh*t hits the fan, of course you call the police for help… some, not all.

      Just my opinion.

  14. Mothy67 says:

    Watched Chapelle’s show. Funny. Hard to believe that any of the critics have ever been to a comedy show. It was pretty tame.

  15. Mothy67 says:

    I think I am going to try and incorporate “Waiting on a Woman” as a gift for my mom on her anniversary. This will be her second without my dad. It’s in two weeks. I could frame a picture with the words engraved or even a nice print.

    • elliesmom says:

      She’ll love it!

      • Mothy67 says:

        I owe you such a debt of gratitude. I was there. My dad was on the sofa and then he wasn’t there. My mom kept crying Jim don’t leave me. I had to go on auto pilot. The dogs were barking, my mom was crying. I had to sit for a half an hour with my dad who was no longer my dad. I was angry because I had to put my grief aside. I could not feel because somebody had to be rational. Your honesty has allowed me to see a little of my mom’s experience. I thank you for sincerity. I see a bit more.

  16. Dora says:

    The reason there are so few whites left in South Africa is because they are being slaughtered. No one cares.

  17. Mothy67 says:

    “And now there’s so much more I see
    And so, by the way, I thank you”
    I treasure all of you.

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