Sunday, May 20, 2007

Louisa Frederici (Mrs. William Frederick Cody)

"I noticed my wife felt grieved over the manner in which these people had treated me." --Buffalo Bill

Good Mourning, Widows.

Joy to you and me.

Today we honor and welcome to our joy-ous club, the club nobody wants to join, famous widow, Louisa Frederici, wife of "most famous American in the world," back in 1920, Wild Bill Cody.

Wild Bill Cody was born February 26, 1846 just west of the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa.

Bill married Louisa in 1866.

Louisa Frederici became widowed January 10, 1917. Wild Bill was 70 years old.

By all accounts, Louisa spent most of her marriage alone, as Wild Bill played at Indian Scout and traveled about the country entertaining the public recounting stories about his wild past.

During the course of their marriage, Bill and Lucille had 4 children: Arta Lucille, Kit Carson, Orra Maude, and Irma Louise. Only two survived and had children of their own.

Wild Bill received Medal of Honor 1872. It was revoked 1917. Restored 1989.

Louisa died in 1921 in St. Louis, MO

Mourning Joy:

Q: How do you know when a dog has been naughty?

A: He leaves a little poodle on the carpet.

Mourning Quote:

Experience is a good teacher, but she runs up big bills. --Minna Antrim

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.

Set the timer for ten.

Read today's mourning quote. Again.

What spirals your brain?

Write it.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Widows.

And remember, we're not alone.


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