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July 14, 2011

She’s Gonna Fly (55)

Soon she’s gonna fly right off that bridge
That three-way arch they call the Tridge

She always loved it, her place of peace
And thus, from there, she’ll be released

The wind will blow and she’ll drift on down
To flow with the river from town to town

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

  

This Saturday we'll be scattering my mother's ashes off the Tridge - a three-legged foot bridge that spans the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa rivers in Midland, Michigan.

Mom discovered the Tridge a few years ago, after she retired near there.  She always considered it a meditative place to visit - her 'place of peace' she called it - so we know she'd approve.  

Rest in peace, mom.

17 comments:

  1. She will enjoy the journey - I believe
    It is harder for you as you release her

    best to you Eric as you do...

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  2. A restful journey she will have ~

    *hugs*

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  3. man hugs erics...i am truly sorry...

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  4. My Grandpa used to say...
    "Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust, if it weren't for your A**hole, your belly would bust!!"
    Loved your 55 Bubba.
    Thanks for returning to the Fold.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. Oh, Eric. I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers.

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  6. Bless her in her new found paradise and may she greet you many many many decades from now.

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  7. Your poem is a lovely tribute. May she rest well and you find peace despite the loss.

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  8. I'd choose a place like that too - sounds ideal...

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  9. Eric, my heart goes out to you. I think your 55 is beautiful.

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  10. ...Michigan is a beautiful place for her to rest.

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  11. What an amazing tribute to your Mom. She'll know what it is to fly. xoxo

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  12. Beautiful 55, Eric. Peace to you, and you know your mom already has it.

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  13. That's awesome. Good byes are tough. Good luck.

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  14. sorry to hear abt your Mom but I am sure she will like it there.

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  15. It's nice that you can aid your Mom in her final request. Sincere sympathy.

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  16. and may you also find peace and comfort in this ritual.

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  17. neat trip in the air.
    beautiful 55.

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