What do you want to be remembered for?

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What do you want to be remembered for?

Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:10 am

Hang on, guys, I promise this isn't morbid!

In just passing the two year mark from the death of my father-in-law, age 60, and the upcoming two year mark of my brother's death, age 32, I have been thinking about what these men left behind.

Obviously, neither was contemplating that their "time" was when it came, consequently both left behind much that we are still coming across - papers, personal items, etc.

We just finally got some tools from DrS's father and my sister-in-law is still finding things now as she gets ready to move into a new house. Probably the funniest just happened a couple of days ago.

My brother left a computer that he had "fried" and put aside for, well, I don't know what. My sister-in-law didn't know what to do with it and it has been sitting in our attic for months. Now follow me. DrS just gave it away to his ex-wife's husband who tinkers in computers, since he is a stay-at-home mom. :o So, when his ex called a couple of days ago to ask a question about her visit with the kids, she told DrS that they had found some "interesting pictures" downloaded on the computer.

So, there stands my husband, talking to his ex-wife about porn pics that my brother had on his computer. Pretty funny. And I'm thinking to myself, what would I leave behind that people would find and wonder about? What is it I think I would be best remembered for?

What do you want to be remembered for?

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Postby pophead2k » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:19 pm

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:53 pm

I'm glad someone finally realized this wasn't a rhetorical question. :?

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Postby Poppet » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:23 pm

aw spooks, i know you don't mean it to be morbid, but it feels that way.

nevertheless, i shall depart this mortal coil at some point.

i hope to be remembered for my joy in life. if i left sometime soon (i don't really want to) i'd expect to be remembered for my love of Buffy, my sometime silly nature, and my ability to give to my friends w/o letting them walk all over me. (not that they'd mean to, but sometimes, if you don't put up boundaries, the needy will clean you out.)



my dad had porn on his computer too. i was actually pleased to see it there - i had at times wondered if he had completely dismissed that part of life, and i was glad to see he hadn't.

i have fanfiction on my computer. you'd have to read it to find out what it's about. :)
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Postby laughingcrow » Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:29 am

I just hope somone wants to remember me...but I suppose I'd have to find a girl that actually liked me first :)

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Postby Mr. Average » Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:19 pm

Raising two healthy, happy, spirited, and faithful children. That's it. Nothing else matters to me after it is all said and done.
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Postby BlueChair » Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:22 pm

More than just moderating an Elvis board, I hope :D
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Postby Toy Soldier-Scaremonger » Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:31 pm

The twitchin' impulse was to speak my mind! :wink:
I can't remember being any younger.

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Postby pip_52 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:22 pm

I would be leaving behind lots of notebooks and little scraps of paper which would confuse and astound anyone who came across them.

And I hope people would remember that I loved them, in some way.

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Postby bobster » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:16 pm

Perhaps slightly paraphrased....

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don't want to live on in human memory, I want to live on in my apartment."
-- Woody Allen

For me, well, I used to dream about being "immortal" in some way -- but now I think the goal is simply the leave a slightly more amusing and less vicious corner of the universe behind me.
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Postby Poppet » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:10 pm

bob - that quote made me laugh!!! thanks!
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Postby girl out of time » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:17 pm

i ´d like to be remembered for my impecable taste in music
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Postby selfmademug » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:06 am

I'd liked to be remembered as a good Mom by my son, a good friend by my friends (though that's something that needs work, frankly) and as the joy in life to one special person (ditto).

I'd like to be remembered as a giant pain in the ass to a few other 'special' people on this planet. It's not a long list, maybe ten people.

And I'd like to be remembered, or at least half-remembered, as the author of one funny book that made a few people think for a few days.

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:28 am

A thought-provoking question that deserves serious consideration, but the best I can come up with, is I just wouldn't want people to think I had been an idiot.

Honestly, that sums up my life--I'm just trying not to fall down!
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Postby miss buenos aires » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:32 am

This is an interesting thread to read, as I am trying to write my grandfather's obituary. If only he had told me before his stroke what he would have liked to be remembered for...but I think I know.

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Postby tallulah » Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:31 pm

It's kind of trite, but I would like to be remembered as a good person by whoever wants to remember me! Hopefully someday that will be my kids and grandkids, etc...

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Postby El Vez » Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:37 pm

I'm getting married on saturday so I hope that the life I make with my wife will be my lasting contribution to this world.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:56 pm

Congratualtions EL VEZ!! I wish you and your new wife a long happy wealthy and healthy marriage! Keeping my fingers crossed for a beautiful sunny day for you!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby oily slick » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:08 pm

for not caring if i'm remembered for anything. and for staying awake through almost an entire michael franks concert.
I'm not concerned about the very poor.

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Postby BlueChair » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:10 pm

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Postby crash8_durham » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:21 pm

My recipie for tuna casarole

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Postby RedShoes » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:25 am

crash8_durham wrote:My recipie for tuna casarole


Do we need to drag up the recipe thread so we can get this out of you? :wink:

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Postby Misha » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:51 pm

As simple as it is...

For caring and helping others. This is one big freakin planet and there are enough horrible people, I like being one of the good guys.

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Postby Misha » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:56 pm

Red,

I drug out the recipe thread.....
Where are the strong?



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Postby cbartal » Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:09 am

What do I want to be remembered for?

For about 30 seconds I guess...

Or at least till the next commercial.


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