June 28th 2009 10:52 pm
While the world was busy gasping and exclaiming over the sudden death of Michael Jackson, I was busy helping another family arrange the funeral of my former nanny.
Surprised much? I had a nanny. I called her Nana Claire. She was my second mother until first grade and aptly enough, she and my mom shared the same name. She took care of my older siblings and I was her last – and favorite – ward in our family. She was of tough Irish stock and incredibly loyal. I remember how she watched me like a hawk while I ran with the family dog at our summer place in Nantucket. "Not so fast!" she’d yell in that distinct brogue of hers. Then she’d run after me, scoop me up and take me to the porch where I had to "eat tea". She never used the words "eat your snack". It was always "eat your tea".
And she was fierce. Oh boy, I remember when this other nanny told me to stay away from her ward because I was a "bad influence" – Nana Claire stormed the playground and, with hands on hips, told her never to treat me that way again or she’ll have her deported. "I know you don’t have the proper papers to stay in this country, you smelly b*tch." FTW!
So anyway when I entered "big school" my folks shipped her off to care for my dad’s brother’s babies. Every Christmas my siblings and I got a card from her. I still have every single card she sent us.
She died of cardiac arrest, just like Michael Jackson. Nana Claire didn’t follow a healthy diet. She said she’d rather die young than give up red meat and oat cakes for "that tofu sh*t". Sadly, she got her wish.
R.I.P. Nana Claire. I love you.
And heeeeeeeere’s something to hate…..
You sick Chinese jerks. You shameless piles of dung. "4 Commemorativing of Micheal Jackson"??? OMG, can you get any more callous and exploitative? You use a recently deceased celebrity just so you can call attention to your spammy in-game mail, you just can’t get any lower. Hell, you didn’t even spell his first name right! Because of this stupid, insensitive stunt, I am blacklisting your sites and declaring them bonafide f*cktards and telling my readers NOT TO BUY FROM THEM:
SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE!!!
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