Saturday, March 10, 2007

Fanny Vandergrift Osbourne (Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson)

"Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
Good Mourning Widows.
Joy to you and me.
Today we honor and welcome famous widow Fanny Vandergrift Stevenson wife of famous poet author Robert Louis Stevenson to our joy-ous club.
Fanny met Robert in Paris in 1876. "It was love at first sight."
They married in May 1880.
Robert Louis Stevenson died December 3, 1894. He was 44 years old.
Fanny lived until 1914.
Mourning Joy:
Q: Why do cows wear bells?
A: Because their horns do not work.
Mourning Quote:

"Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill. "
--Robert Louis Stevenson *inscription on his headstone*
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.

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