Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bonnie Rockne (Mrs. Knute Rockne)


"It's my show." --Knute Rockne

Welcome famous widow, Bonnie Rockne, wife of famous Notre Dame Coach, Knute Rockne, to our joy-ous club, the club that no one wants to joy-n.

On March 31, 1931, Notre Dame Coach, Knute Rockne, was killed in a plane crash.

He was 43 years old.

Bonnie Rockne was a Roman Catholic.

Knute converted to Catholicism in 1925.

After the death of her husband, Bonnie purchased a plot at Highland Cemetery, a few miles west of Notre Dame campus. Though, Notre Dame had 2 cemeteries and Knute was to have been buried there, it was Mrs. Rockne who insisted her husband be buried at Highland.

Bonnie Rockne wanted to be sure that Knute's grave be taken care of in perpetuity.

At Notre Dame Cemetery, at that time, it was the responsibility of family members to care for a loved one's grave, i.e., mow the grass, plant the flowers. Or, pay a fee.

At Highland Cemetery, the price of maintenance was included.

Mourning Joke:

Q: A man walks up to you and says - "Everything I say to you is a lie."

Is he telling you the truth or is he lying?

A: He's lying. Even though he says he's lying when he says "Everything" he says is a lie, some of the things he says can be a lie, and this is one of them.


Mourning Quote:

"Take calculated risks. That is quite different than being rash." --General George S. Patton

After we rememer Him, fingerhug your pen.

Open your joy-nal, set the timer for ten minutes, and go.

The topics are: risks, rash, different

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

:)L

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