Monday, January 14, 2008

Ann Zezima: 1936-2008

Posted by Mickey Z on 01/14 at 11:11 AM
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  1. Mickey...thank you...It’s pleasant to know a Mother was greatly appreciated. My mother seldom received any expression of love or this patriarchal society, I suppose many mothers feel unimportant and neglected.

    Posted by joe of maine from   on  01/14  at  12:06 PM
  2. And some people think war promotes can that be?

    At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday.

    Posted by joe of maine from   on  01/14  at  12:23 PM
  3. Mickey...I am very sorry to hear the news about your Mother. No words can console you now, but please know that all of those who have witnessed the relationship between you and your Mother have been enriched. We have all seen that a very special kind of love is possible.

    Posted by RMJ from Mickey Z 4 Prez Hdqts  on  01/14  at  01:32 PM
  4. RMJ said it, having read of the ongoing treks to Texas, I sympathize, while at the same time feeling your gratefulness for the relationship.

    Posted by Peter (the Other) from Paris  on  01/14  at  03:44 PM
  5. Losing beloved family or friends is a learning experience nobody wants; yet we all must inevitably receive.
    You were very fortunate to have a Mother who not only nurtured and imparted wisdom but who you also counted as a dear friend. 

    A life well lived is something to be celebrated.
    I raise my mug to Mrs. Z.

    Be well, Mickey Z.

    Posted by Youngfox from Canada  on  01/14  at  05:04 PM
  6. Many condolences to you and your family, Mick…

    this post is a great tribute to your mom.

    Posted by JOS from Oak Park  on  01/14  at  07:27 PM
  7. RMJ gets my vote for quote of the day, and I can only add the principle that’s informed me whether the passing of my grandmother or the cat I had for half my life: the suffering is over. Sadness follows, but there are good memories, too.

    I have that Walt Whitman quote on my ‘fridge. It stops at “...great poem,” though.

    Bumper Sticker Of The Day: “When life gives you lemons, ask for some tequila and salt.”

    Posted by Zen Prole from Urth  on  01/14  at  07:39 PM
  8. I second RMJ and everone else’s well wishes here, Mickey. My condolences, and my admiration for this tribute to the person your mom was and what you two shared together.

    Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen  on  01/14  at  07:47 PM
  9. Dear Mickey:  so sorry to hear the news about your mother passing away.  Like Rosemarie, I think that no words can console you now.  Please accept my sympathies ..

    Posted by Helga Fremlin from Daylesford, Australia  on  01/14  at  08:51 PM
  10. I also share RMJ’s thoughts.  My hope for you Mickey is that your road ahead will eventually smoothe and that you find more lucidity of thought.  Take care.

    The photo of your Mom, so memorable, really hits home.  I love that photo.

    Posted by Robert B. Livingston from San Francisco, California  on  01/15  at  09:47 AM
  11. And Ralph is still telling it like it is:

    Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen  on  01/15  at  12:09 PM
  12. Mickey and Michele - we are thinking of you. The week that my mother died, Calvin and Hobbes was running a series about a baby raccoon. It really meant a lot to us that week.

    Hugs all around.

    Posted by Nancy from   on  01/15  at  05:24 PM
  13. Hey Mickey and all,
    Greetings from Scotland. Sorry to hear about your loss Mickey. Sounds like an awesome lady! Take care, Paul.

    Posted by Paul M from Scotland  on  01/15  at  06:53 PM
  14. I’m sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Mickey.  She sounded like a super lady.  Thanks for sharing your pain and tribute with us.  With kind thoughts and hugs to you and your family,

    Posted by deb from San Diego  on  01/15  at  07:17 PM
  15. Thank you, my friends.

    Posted by Mickey Z. from Dubya Land  on  01/15  at  07:56 PM
  16. Mickey, we are nothin else really, but, our Mom’s sons....
    I strive to r’member some times…

    Stay positive MZ!

    Posted by Tommy from I live by the River  on  01/16  at  01:57 AM
  17. Sorry for your loss, Mickey. I had the same experience, lung cancer in my case, when I was 23. It was an anti-wake-up-call that cleaned up any remaining life-illusions. It’s so good that you obviously had a great relationship with her with no outstanding regrets.

    Posted by Andy from Shanghai  on  01/16  at  03:24 AM
  18. I’m truly sorry for your loss Mickey. My thoughts and love are with you and yours.

    Luna and family

    Posted by Luna_C from   on  01/17  at  01:58 AM
  19. on the small chance anyone was foolish enough to believe that Obama would be any different:

    Posted by JOS from Oak Park  on  01/17  at  09:27 AM
  20. In deepest sympathy.

    Posted by Keir from The Hague  on  01/17  at  04:14 PM
  21. You have been in my thoughts all week, and I’m sending you love and warmth (through the internets, can you feel it?) Your mom was a wonderfully caring and compassionate woman, and she passed those traits on to you… as another commenter said above, we are our mothers’ children.  You were blessed, and so was she.  Sending you all my love… xo

    Posted by Jenn from Brooklyn  on  01/17  at  10:29 PM
  22. sorry to hear about your mum.

    Posted by Alex from Thailand  on  01/18  at  10:26 AM
  23. My thoughts are with you and your family Mickey.

    Posted by Mew from england  on  01/18  at  01:12 PM
  24. Hello Expendables. I’m back in frigid NYC. Thanks for all the comforting commentary.

    Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria  on  01/20  at  10:41 AM
  25. Dear Mickey and Michele,
    Loss is hard… THere is a blessing in knowing that it is coming so one can say I love you and thanks and all those things that NEED to be said… No regrets. No matter what it sucks.  My mom died of lung cancer, 13 years now, and it still sucks but it does get easier to remember the smiles and laughter.  Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman whose legacy will live on in all those she touched.  Take care and STAY GOLD!
    Love, Michele (SteppingStone)

    Posted by Michele from Rego Park  on  01/20  at  11:13 AM
  26. much strength to you and Michele and your family, Mickey. A friend of mine passed with cancer recently, -i like to think peple who die are alive when you think of them.
    be well,

    Posted by owen from barcelona  on  01/21  at  10:32 AM
  27. Langston Hughes sez:

    I loved my friend.
    [She] went away from me.
    There’s nothing more to say.
    The poem ends,
    Soft as it began--
    I loved my friend.

    Posted by michael s. from pennslyvania  on  01/22  at  09:16 AM
  28. Thank you for the poem, Michael.

    Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria  on  01/22  at  11:23 AM
  29. Sorry for your troubles Mickey. Lost a friend to cancer recently. I wish you and yours strength and fortitude. declan

    Posted by declan from dublin  on  01/22  at  01:35 PM
  30. Mickey,I wish you and your family much faith, hope and peace during this difficult time.
    ed w.

    Posted by Ed Wysocki from auburndale,ny  on  01/27  at  01:16 PM
  31. Mickey,

    So sorry about Ann.  I just heard.  She was a wonderful woman and your tribute is lovely.  I am glad you got to spend some quality time with her before her passing.  I am also really glad to have had the opportunity to know her.

    You and your family are in our prayers.


    Posted by Joan & Tony from Queens, NYC  on  02/09  at  02:12 PM
  32. Vote for Lucy Sunshine in honor of Ms. Zezima!



    Posted by Nancy from   on  03/11  at  12:01 PM
  33. Hey Mickey,
    Sorry to hear about your Mom!  I don’t remember her that well since the last time I saw her was like 1980 when we lived on the same block but I could tell that she was proud and adored you and your father too!  Best Wishes and keep in touch.

    Posted by John Douvlos from Sunnyside, NY  on  10/19  at  07:01 PM

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