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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Musings on Anna Nicole Smith

The saddest part about this woman's death is the motherless infant she's left behind. For the life of me, however, I cannot fathom all the media coverage and the sorrowful mournings. AOL took a poll on the cause of death and for whom most had concern. No where was the question or the spot to post my real feelings: who the Hell cares! There is so much happening in the the world around us, so many others more worthy of our attention -- others who have had such a positive effect on the world, why pay so much attention to this wreck of a woman who has always seemed hell-bent on destroying herself? Maybe I've answered my own question: her life is like that accident we don't want to look at, but can't help but gawk at. Perhaps we do so in a combination of disbelief and abject embarrassment (and maybe relief that she's not our daughter!!!) It must have been a really slow new's week.

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