Category Archives: In Memoriam

In Memoriam for the individuals killed in the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, March 16, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1220)

In memoriam for the individuals killed and injured at the mosque in Christ Church, New Zealand yesterday. My thoughts are with their grieving families and friends, and their community reeling from this heinous act of violence.

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Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

I always loved watching Emma Chambers playing Alice Tinker (below left; with Dawn French, below right, as Vicar Geraldine Granger) in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley over the years when it was first broadcast and then in reruns … Continue reading

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Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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In Memoriam–Heaven couldn’t wait:  RIP Prince, April 23, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #902)

The losses to the entertainment industry keep coming:  David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, George Kennedy, Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, and others. Prince in “When Doves Cry” video, Cap by Grati And now his purpleness, the purple one, The Artist … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: For the Nine Murder Victims in the Charleston, SC Church Shooting, June 21, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #771)

Thou shalt not kill. It is the sixth commandment of the Judeo-Christian God’s law. Yet nine people were murdered last week on June 17, 2015 in a Charleston, SC in the Emanuel A.M.E Church. It was a Wednesday night. And … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Dr. Maya Angelou, Her “Woman Work” is Done, May 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #573)

Poet, author, educator, humanitarian, and leader, Dr. Maya Angelou (image right) passed on yesterday, May 28th, 2014.  She was a great great lady and inspiration to millions of individuals. Her loss will be keenly felt by many, including me. I … Continue reading

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WCW: Three Simple Gifts of Love, February 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #519)

The title of this post might be a tad misleading–for love is neither simple nor relegated to only three examples or types of love.  But love in its many forms is certainly a gift. And my blog here is eponymously … Continue reading

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Honoring President Nelson Mandela’s Passing as the World Mourns, December 5, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #479)

This man of peace healed his nation of South Africa–and he was an example of courage, conviction, and conscience to us all. Peoples around the world mourn his passing today. Rest in peace, President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). (Image … Continue reading

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In Memoriam for Michaela Servetus’ Mother, August 31, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #444)

One of our sister friends in RA World and blogging land–Michaela Servetus of the Me and Richard Armitage blog–lost her mother to cancer on Thursday after a long illness.  Servetus shares her grief with us here.   Please give her some … Continue reading

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In Memoriam for our Nephew: KD Lang singing Hallelujah, 2/03/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #355)

Our grown nephew died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday morning from an undiagnosed health condition. He was a loving husband and a doting father of a young daughter who was Daddy’s girl.  He was a son.  And he was our nephew. … Continue reading

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Sad news in US and in China where school children and staff were killed and injured by mad men today, 12/14/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #325)

Dear Friends, I hope that you will forgive me if I depart briefly from our Hobbit movie and Richard Armitage love fest today to solemnly and respectfully recognize the horrific loss of young life today in Connecticut and the injuries … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage as Seen from Heaven, 10/14/12 Gratiana Lovelace

The middle of October is always a sobering time for me.  The weather turns colder and wetter–necessitating switching seasonal clothes around in the closets–and my husband keeps pushing for us to buy snow tires for our car.   Mid October is … Continue reading

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In Remembrance, 9/11/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #267)

It crept up on me–September 11th.  But for a dear friend gently reminding me, I might have gone about my day as usual–swimming, working, writing, puppy and husband wrangling, etc.  Sometimes it seems like I have too much on my … Continue reading

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Remembering Emma, 11/02/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #45)

Prologue:  My dear friend Emma Elizabeth died on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011.  Though I did not give Emma’s funeral eulogy, I wrote one–to help me through my grief.  I’ve been thinking about sharing it for a while now.  It’s … Continue reading

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Remembering My Mother, 10/14/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #33)

Today, October 14, 2011, marks the date thirty years ago that my Mother became my angel in heaven when she was only 58 years old–I was 21 years old.  She had had a long and difficult two year battle with … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady: My Grandmother Momo, 9/17/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #16)

The last day in August this year  was a momentous day in history–well, my history anyway.  It was the 125th anniversary of the birth of my wonderful late grandmother whom we all called Momo.  I am her namesake.  She was … Continue reading

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In Memoriam for 9/11 Ten Years Later: A Compilation Video of Three Poems, rev9/11/11GratianaDS90 (Post #12)

This Sunday marks the 10th Anniversary of the four devastating attacks on U.S. soil on 9/11 when over 3,000 people from over 60 countries lost their lives that day. So, it is a loss truly felt by people and families around … Continue reading

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