Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blog is now open for business for all.

Sorry for the inconvenience of having to set the blog to private over the past about my nephew's obituary. Google was faster than i thought it getting it off. I only mention this now because I hope nobody checked these past days and thought i kicked them out. If so, I apologize. (I don't have emails organized on my home computer and i knew i was missing folks. the problem with the Google search is over.)

We're making a video for Josh's ceremony. We're using "Above the Bones" by Mishka. If you have a chance, check it out. It's a beautiful reggae song with a very perfect message. For the baby pictures I'm trying to decide on whether or not to use Lennon's version or Ben Harper's version of "Beautiful Boy" . I'm leaning towards Lennon one minute and then Ben Harper the other. The only issue i have with the song is "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." but there is a line in nearly every song that doesn't fit.

Though the Mishka song is perfect. Equeyaya, you little music queen, you might even have this song already.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my family.

I'll be back very soon with a wine musings to replace this one. Maybe tonight.


jojo cucina cucina said...

i think i figured it out and set it to private. the problem is i don't have everyone's emails and it's late and so i'm only getting in the ones i know with folks who post most since i'm not planning to keep it this way. I am only going to set it to private for a short while, or until the Google Search gets rid of the last name.

Sorry for this inconvenience. There is a very good reason for this.

~grits~ said...

yes you have it set to private - it said so when I came here this morning.

You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

equeyaya said...

I'm sorry you have to worry about that with everything else that is going on. I'm glad I was able to see your post about Josh yesterday before you had to take it down. You have a wonderful family, and I know that you all will draw support from one another to get through this and celebrate Josh's life.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Grits and eque, thank you both. I'm so glad to see you were able to get on. I'll keep checking Google under his name and put it back to the way it was when i see it gone. I know i don't have everyone but i added as many as i could. (If someone emails you about it let me know so i can add them.)

Hopefully i can change it back by Sunday. and when i do i will delete this post too.

I wasn't even going to put up his obituary at all but then i just wanted to, because you are all friends of mine here too and i felt it would help rather than make it harder. And it did help. I liked having it here, but i had never planned on keeping it here too long. Just until you all knew then I was going to copy it into a file and delete the post.

Troy is going through a messy divorce before this happened. I hate making a drama about this, but i just know it would be very bad if Troy's soon to be ex found my blog. I should have known better than putting up an unusual last name like Josh's. Usually i am more careful.

Thanks again. i'll be around. -- jo

equeyaya said...

I'm glad you shared the obituary. Troy did an excellent job with it. I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child. After seeing that, I was probably one of a very few moms at the college yesterday NOT crying as I left for home without my daughter.

IslandPearl said...

I totally understand, jo. It's a shame that such things have to be considered, but such is the world we live in.

I cannot imagine the depth of pain your family is experiencing - he was so young.

Modern Hippie said...

it still shows up in a google search as private though, it just says your not allowed to see it. but SOMEONE could find your blog in general.

louielouie said...

you may need to keep it private FOREVER

that would make me feel very special, not at all angry.

It would be like I was a member of an exclusive club of some sort.

Could we have an oath or a theme song or at least a membership card?

There's some girls from high school I would like to wave my card it at the next class reunion - wait the last one was 20 years ago and they were drunk, and I was there with two husbands, both better than any one of theirs - never mind.

How about some Greek Letters? That would be swell

jojo cucina cucina said...

Thank you all. I'm relieved that Google Search no longer picks this up. Lesson learned about use of last names, especially if they are unusual like our family name.

I'll change this one but wanted to explain for a short time in case someone wondered what was up.

thank you all again.

equeyaya said...

I had not heard of Mishka but that is perfect - very soulful. I would go with Lennon's Beautiful Boy, unless Josh especially liked Ben Harper. And why do you have a problem with that line? I listened to that song a lot after our son was stillborn. That line especially resonated with me because I had all of these plans for growing our family and "life" happened and dashed them outside of my control. It made me realize how insignificant my plans were and how life is more about how we cope with the unexpected turns it takes. I hope I can see the video.