Monday, April 16, 2012


My Friends,

I watched a very good movie on Saturday: The Iron Lady, for which Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She deserved that award, too. Streep really inhabits the character of Thatcher as only she can do.

Anyhoo, at one point in the movie MT says something about being remembered for what you've done. I'm sorry I can't quote the script exactly, but it's not on IMDB.

But we can turn it into our What? Monday question without the exact wording. What have you done or accomplished for which you're remembered?

And I don't necessarily mean feats for which you'll have immortality. Why would people remember you right now?

I feel pretty comfortable about answering this question. I believe I'll be remembered because of my children. My children will have children and each generation will be better and more talented. I can't wait to see what my children will accomplish during their own lives, other than having children of their own, which they'd damn well better hurry up and do. I know people already remember them and me because of their musical, artistic, mechanical, mathematical, and writing skills.

I think I'm also remembered because of some of the articles, stories, and poems I've written. I know I made some people very happy by writing newspaper articles about them. When I quit working in journalism, I had a drawer full of thank you notes from people who appreciated my work. It was so kind of them to let me know.

Now, what about you? No matter how big or small, What have you done or accomplished for which you're remembered?
I look forward to reading your answers because I know you do a great deal of good with your lives.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


  1. Well definitely with the kids thing too. However, that's also part of why I'm writing novels right now. It's nice to think that in a hundred years some great great grandchild will pick up a dusty book (or dusty old ereader) and see a book written by me.

    Of course, then they'll read it and immediately begin to question just what kind of weirdo they're descended from. :)

  2. Rick, Perhaps you should leave a note for your descendants, explaining you weren't as much of a freak as you appeared to be.

  3. Obviously, for my beautiful & talented children & grandchildren! As for me, personally; there are some people who make others happy by entering a room--others by leaving it. I hope I'm in the first group.

  4. Of course you're in the first group, fishducky, she wrote in an attempt to placate a friend.

  5. I think if I keeled over today, people would remember me for my weird sense of humor and innate kindness. Maybe some day I'll finish farting around with my novel and get the darned thing published to give them something more tangible to remember me by, but for now, all I can leave them with is good memories and lotsa love.

  6. Hmm, maybe I'll be remembered for never being able to answer these kinds of questions. Glad to hear the movie was good!

  7. Susan, I think giving love is a great way to be remembered.

    Nicki, I know you'd be remembered for being such a sweetheart.

  8. My best guess is that I'll be remembered for being crazy- hopefully funny crazy not scary crazy.

  9. I already remember you for being crazy, my bodacious friend, and crazy in a good way.

  10. Ya know, I'm not sure.

    What I do know, is that I want to watch The Iron Lady :)

  11. I havent seen this movie yet but heard so many times that it is good. Well I really dont know what I will be remembered. Atleast hope it will be for being a good mother. As I have given up work and traveling which I loved to be with my kids and to spend time with them.

  12. It's a great movie, Elisa. I loved it. And you'll be remembered for your kids and your writing. You can count on it because the junebug says so.

    PAPS, Giving up what you love because you love your children even more is a great reason to be remembered.

  13. I'll be remembered for being a cunt.

  14. I would like to say my children. But, in the end I think I will be remembered for two things. The things I have made for people I love, and for my writings. Not that they are spectacular in anyway, but because they documented the little things, my thoughts, feelings, and the moments that are all of our lives.


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