Saturday, 21 February 2015

Strange Soggibottom.



Soggibottom cottage. Daft name for a cottage, unless your a happy go lucky guy and know that is the name that suits the place you live.

Tony the soggibottom carpenter, such a happy go lucky guy.

I have borrowed, pinched, stolen borrowed can be forgiven and it is the word that suits. I have borrowed the photo's from a friend.
They show my very happy go lucky, tomorrow is another day, beautiful caring, guy at his best.
Skilled, articulate, caring, loving, peaceful. Just a few words.

Over the last few months it has been very hard to keep up two blogs and try to pretend nothing has been different.
It has been a strange time when one of us always tells others who have asked he is fine. Still told me was fine a few seconds before he left soggibottom.


I miss my blog proof reader.
I will dearly miss the brave guy who has never ever complained once when he has been in so much pain over the last few months. My guy. Tony, I hope somewhere you are proof reading this and approve. Short and ultra sweet. I never do short and sweet. This might be a bit longer.
 

I promise to blog, such silly things, never to be a diva and never not care. Always be myself.
Feed and house the bees, feed the birds. Take mutt out to our usual haunts. Cuddle her lots and hug her more because she misses you already and has gone so very quiet.....
Just like Soggibottom. It is very quiet.........
Thank everyone who has already sent such lovely words and cards.
Thanks again to all those that say. BLOG AGAIN.
Thank you most to someone who has always given me a good perspective on the most important things of life.... Silly stuff is silly stuff and things are just JUNK, things..... replaceable. You my dearest husband are irreplaceable.
Thank you for teaching me the most important things, love, laugh and care.
Not to be my usual outspoken self too much :-)
I won't forget. I promise x x x

46 comments:

Dolores said...

A beautiful tribute to a lovely man.

WoolenSails said...

My heart breaks for you and wish I could be there for you. Know that I am with you and spirit and always here for you.

Debbie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Tony, our sweet friend..
All those important things you mentioned Tony taught you,,,
I have a feeling if Tony were speaking right now, he would say you "taught each other",,, each holding the other up at certain times.
What a wonderful life and journey you both shared. Footsteps on the sand...and quiet moments..
Both of you would give away all you had to help someone else.,,That is how we will remember Tony,,, and his love for you and sweet Freya.
We are so sorry your heart is hurting right now....
we want to say.,... we love you.
love
tweedles and moms

Ruby said...

I was so very sad to hear this news. I have been thinkin' of you guys all day, and sendin' {{{hugs}}} and love across the Pond. You know we all love you, and we are here for you and if you ever need a laugh, an awwwwe, or a 'WTF', or a margarita ~ I am here!
To your most handsome, sweet, and funny Proof Reader Tony ~ you will be missed...
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Murphy said...

I can only imagine that it's hard to see how our partners are so entwined with every breath we take until the day comes when we no longer have them. We are so sorry for your loss. We wish there was something we could say that would comfort you but of course comfort is something that happens sometime in the future. Just know that our hearts hurt for you.

Murphy & Stanley & Mom

Allie said...

And....crying again. Oh Midge if I could I would hug you so tight...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh my word, we had no idea Tony was so ill. Our hearts break for you - your love for him shines through your beautiful tribute to him. We are sending you much love and hugs and hope that you will be well. So very sorry for your loss.

Hugs, Kathie and The OP Pack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Charlie Downunder in Oz left some love for you over on my bloggie.
They love you too,
love
tweedles

Francis Gortmaker said...

Dear Michele, what a loss!

Julie said...

Sending you loads of hugs and loves
Lives and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sue said...

(((Midge))) Thinking of you and sending huge massive hugs. Sue, Polly & Honey

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh Midge, I am so sorry. I did not know. How you must miss him. Sending love and prayers. Lynda xxxxxx

WendyCarole said...

Sending hugs and furry purrs from Tia too. xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so very sorry to read this and our hearts hurt so much for you. What a handsome man your Tony was. Huge hugs to you, Midge ♥

Molly TheWally said...

Great tribute to a lovely man. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Niky Sayers said...

Dear sweet kind Midge, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time and wishing there was a way I could ease your pain xxx

Marg said...

Oh gosh, we are so so sorry. I had no idea Tony was so sick. What a very lovely tribute to him. We know he would approve. Big hugs coming your way from all of us. You take good care.

Sue Doran said...

You are never far from my thoughts, Midge. You have so many people and animals that love you, I am so glad you continue to blog, it's what Tony would want. xxx

Idaho PugRanch said...

Thinking of you with love and caring
hugs
Linda, Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

I do not really know you, but then again after years of reading and writing perhaps I do. Your Tony sounds like a very special and wise man. Soggibottom the cottage and blog are a part of you both keep talking to us <3

rottrover said...

Sending thoughts of comfort from California. We are so sorry for your loss.

Lisa and the rotties

Dory and the Mama said...

We are sending lots of love and hugs!
Mama Beth, Dory and the Boyz

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear FRIEND,
I was so very sorry to hear of Tony's Passing. This was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful individual.
I wish that I could be there to give you a hug and to share some of the fabulous memories and to ease your sorrow.
You will be in our hearts and thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Lana

onespoiledcat said...

It means not one thing that we didn't know you or your husband....or your lovely sounding place "Soggibottom", because no matter what, sometimes you just need everyone to say "we care" and give you a hug. Our gift is a hug....a heartfelt one.

Hugs.....Sammy and Mom Pam

Jans Funny Farm said...

It is hard to lose a pet, but so much more painful to lose a beloved best friend, soulmate, husband. He sounds like a wonderful guy. We are sending you a big warm hug.

Marty the Manx said...

We are so very sorry to have to be reading this wonderful memorial post. We know you mostly through sweet Princess Leah. Sending you Luv from our little Pack.
Marty, Mom and the Gang

Mary Ann said...

I'm so sorry. I didn't know. Take care of yourself my friend.

speedyrabbit said...

Beautiful Midge just beautiful,you know where we are if you want a change for a little while and Freya is always welcome too,xx love always Rachel,Nick and Speedy

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Freya and Mom
We are so very very sorry to read of the passing of your husband/soul mate and Freya's Dad and Friend Tony to all.
You will remain in our prayers and thoughts.
hugs madi and mom

LBJ said...

I had known about this through another source and left you a note, but didn't know how much you wanted to be private. We are so hurting for you, losing a spouse and best friend is the hardes thing in the world. May the memories bring you some comfort in the coming days

Lin

Lovable Lily said...

Sending you many hugs and love from Florida. We are truly sorry for your great loss.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Millie and Walter said...

What a beautiful tribute. We are so sorry for your loss.

Millie, Walter and mom Cindy

Sue said...

I am so very very sorry. Though I knew Tony wasn't well, I had no idea. I wish I could be there to help or just hug you and drink tea together.

I know how hard it is to keep up a cheerful face when one's partner is in distress. We have a similar problem here. Sometimes when I disappear from the blog it's because I just don't have the strength to deal with it. You are an inspiration to me. Please take good care of yourself.
Sue

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Its another day , and we are right here hugging you,, and sending you love,,, and wanting to say
we love you,,,,,,,,,,
and wish we could make the hurt go away..
Blogville is circling around you!
love
tweedles and moms

Faye Henry said...

Oh Midge.. I am just so sorry for your loss. Such insignificant words for such a huge ache in your heart..I pray for God's peace and strength for you, dear heart.. You are in my heart and mind.. Take care of yourself.. xo

KB Bear said...

My friend Tweedles sent me over. I just wanted you to know that Blogville is behind you, sending love and hugs during this time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful picture of him and what a terrific tribute to Tony. He sounded like a wonderful friend and husband. It just went to fast. I am still amazed and I am praying for you.
I love all the things he taught you in life and you will mourn but you will also continue on with what he taught you. Hugs and love.

Bev Green said...

We do not know each other but i just wanted to send our love an hugs to you at such a sad time...your tribute was beautiful and clearly a man who will leave a huge hole in all your lives..with all our thoughts and hugs Fozziemum xxx

Charliedownunder said...

Mum and I are so sad for you. We have tried to leave a comment many times but the words wouldn't come. Our friend Tweedles left a message for us. Thankyou Tweedles. Our love and prayers are with you. Huuuuuuugs!

Joanna said...

Midge, I'm so sorry and don't know what to say. I believe in prayer so I'm at it for your Tony and for you. A beautiful post which must have been very difficult to write.

Momo and Pinot said...

Sending you our hugs.

Momo, Pinot & mom

Duncan said...

What a beautiful tribute. Sending big hugs from California!

stellaroselong said...

You were so blessed to be a part of his life, from this tribute I can tell he was a true gift to you and he leaves behind even more. Not many can say they are able to find this type of person in their life, even with loss you were blessed. stella rose and momma.....

Shashi Nayagam said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend and husband.

How Sam Sees It said...

Thinking of you - hugs and love.

Monty and Harlow

Sketching with Dogs said...

I am so sorry to read this. It must be heartbreaking for you to lose someone you love so much.
My deepest condolences.
Hugs, Lynne x