Thursday, March 13, 2008

the tragic death of a dear friend

my hamster, Sugar Magnolia, has left us. i'm to depressed to blog so i'm just posting the mass email announcement that was just sent out. he was my best friend. thanks for your support at this time.

------ Forwarded Message
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 22:01:18 -0400
Subject: the tragic death of a dear friend

“Your candle burned out long before your legend ever will.”

Our beloved hamster, Sugar Magnolia, has passed away after a long and happy four months. Shoog’s life, though brief, was g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s, to say the least. She was fortunate enough to be able to escape for half-day vacations throughout Crossett and experience a myriad of mind expanding adventures.

We encourage you all to use this as an opportunity to share your memories of Sugar with the rest of us. We will be compiling a memory book in his honor before we bury him tomorrow.

We are having a really hard time dealing with this tragic death and welcome you to stop by to offer your condolences and join us in our grievance. Out of respect to Sugar, we ask that you exclusively wear black for the rest of tonight, and the three day mourning period that will follow. Flowers & cookies may be sent to Crossett 102. Donations in the form of Black Sheep or Freshside gift certificates may be made in Sugar Magnolias name and also left in Crossett 102.

I have attached the lyrics of “Candle in the Wind”, Sugar’s favorite song. We ask that you either memorize them or bring a printed copy of them so we may all sing it together one last time before we say goodbye to Shoog.

A burial followed by séance will take place tomorrow, so stay tuned for the time/location, if we don’t get her taxidermy-ed.

Your support in this hard time means so much to us. Feel free to forward this email as necessary, we are so besides ourselves that we can barely type.

"Candle In The Wind"

Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something as more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe

Rest In Peace, dear Sugar Magnolia.
Jah will take care of you now.

We love each and every one of you.

the women of Hussyville Square

------ End of Forwarded Message

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