Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Welcome Gertrude Janeway (Mrs. John W. Janeway)

"It didn't seem like it has been too long since I was playin like a young 'un." --Gertrude Janeway

Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.

Today we honor and welcome famous longest lived widow of famous civil war veteran John W. Janeway into our JOY-ous club. That's right Widows. The club nobody wants to joy-n. Ever.

Gertrude was 18 years old when John proposed. Her parents were against the marriage. John was 81 years old.

Gertrude died January 17, 2003 at age 89.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What does the Invisible Man drink at snack time?

A: Evaporated milk.

Mourning Quote:

"The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in awhile and watch your answers change." --Richard Bach

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Write something. Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


1 comment:

  1. Linda,

    Wait a minute. Did I read this right? Gertrude was 18 and John was 81 when they married? Gulp...no wonder her parents opposed the marriage.

    You always uncover the most interesting tidbits.

    Head on over to www.fuelmyblog.com and get your blog listed on "the great wall of blogs" so more people will read your daily posts.


    Suzanne Lieurance
    The Working Writer's Coach


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