Tombstone Honoring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds Will Break Your Heart

Tombstone Honoring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds Will Break Your Heart

Carrie Fisher is, of course, best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. But she was also widely beloved as a comedic writer and actress. Fisher suffered from bipolar disorder and spoke openly about her struggles with her mental health. 

For all those reasons and many others, the world was shocked and mournful when she died after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles in late December. Then, just one day later, her mother and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital. She died soon after. Fisher and Reynolds had an incredibly close mother-daughter relationship that was documented in the film Bright Lights, released posthumously in 2017. 

Reynolds’ last words were reportedly, “I want to be with Carrie.”

In honor of their love for one another, there was a shared private memorial service for both for them simultaneously, at which it looked like Carrie Fisher’s urn was shaped like a Prozac pill. At least, according to Cher:

Yahoo News reports that a somewhat more formal memorial was created to honor both women, erected at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood. The statues show Debbie and Carrie together, sculpted in a classical Greek style, holding each other in a warm embrace:

It’s a little more formal than a Prozac pill, but it gets the message across. If that doesn’t make you weep openly at your desk, here’s a chaser: Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, honored the most sacred day of the year for Star Wars fans on May the 4th by sharing this throwback on Instagram, in which she is being carried by her mom and followed by Chewbacca as a guardian:

What a family.

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Mother Explains The Perfect Way To Break The News About Santa To Kids

Sooner or later the truth has to come out. You know, about the really old guy that manages to somehow delivers presents to every house in the world in a few hours. I had a friend who still believed in Santa when she as 12 years old.

So obviously it can be difficult for some parents to break the truth to their kids. So mother Charity Hutchinson recently decided to share an amazing way she recently learned to break the whole thing down with minimum tears.

“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa. This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit.”

“When they are 6 or 7, whenever you see that dawning suspicion that Santa may not be a material being, that means the child is ready.”

“I take them out “for coffee” at the local wherever. We get a booth, order our drinks, and the following pronouncement is made:”

“‘You sure have grown an awful lot this year. Not only are you taller, but I can see that your heart has grown, too. [ Point out 2-3 examples of empathetic behavior, consideration of people’s feelings, good deeds etc, the kid has done in the past year]. In fact, your heart has grown so much that I think you are ready to become a Santa Claus’.”

“‘You probably have noticed that most of the Santas you see are people dressed up like him. Some of your friends might have even told you that there is no Santa. A lot of children think that, because they aren’t ready to BE a Santa yet, but YOU ARE.'”

“‘Tell me the best things about Santa. What does Santa get for all of his trouble? [lead the kid from “cookies” to the good feeling of having done something for someone else]. Well, now YOU are ready to do your first job as a Santa!””

“Make sure you maintain the proper conspiratorial tone.”

“We then have the child choose someone they know–a neighbor, usually. The child’s mission is to secretly, deviously, find out something that the person needs, and then provide it, wrap it, deliver it–and never reveal to the target where it came from. Being a Santa isn’t about getting credit, you see. It’s unselfish giving.”

“My oldest chose the ‘witch lady’ on the corner. She really was horrible–had a fence around the house and would never let the kids go in and get a stray ball or Frisbee. She’d yell at them to play quieter, etc–a real pill. He noticed when we drove to school that she came out every morning to get her paper in bare feet, so he decided she needed slippers. So then he had to go spy and decide how big her feet were. He hid in the bushes one Saturday, and decided she was a medium. We went to Kmart and bought warm slippers. He wrapped them up, and tagged it ‘merry Christmas from Santa.’ After dinner one evening, he slipped down to her house, and slid the package under her driveway gate. The next morning, we watched her waddle out to get the paper, pick up the present, and go inside. My son was all excited, and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. The next morning, as we drove off, there she was, out getting her paper–wearing the slippers. He was ecstatic. I had to remind him that NO ONE could ever know what he did, or he wouldn’t be a Santa.”

“Over the years, he chose a good number of targets, always coming up with a unique present just for them. One year, he polished up his bike, put a new seat on it, and gave it to one of our friend’s daughters. These people were and are very poor. We did ask the dad if it was ok. The look on her face, when she saw the bike on the patio with a big bow on it, was almost as good as the look on my son’s face.”

“When it came time for Son #2 to join the ranks, my oldest came along, and helped with the induction speech. They are both excellent gifters, by the way, and never felt that they had been lied to–because they were let in on the Secret of Being a Santa.”

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32 Animals Taking A Break Because Being An Animal Is Hard

I used to have a dog that would sleep for around twenty hours a day. The remaining four hours were spent looking for a good space to sleep. He would normally settle for the same spot where he always slept. 

My family and I would always wonder what he was doing that was so exhausting. Being a dog sounds like a pretty sweet gig. 

As it turns out all animals need to sleep. (Who could have guessed?) So we have collected some of the best sleepers. Please enjoy. I am going to take a nap.   

  1. This big boy who just has an big day

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  2. These friends who are ready to call it a night

    My day is made

  3. This exhausted mom

    Mamma doggo does a love on her puppers

  4. Who says calves can’t be cute?

    Calf falling asleep on lap

  5. Being born is hard work

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  6. Dreaming of High Fives

  7. Small hamster. Big dreams.

  8. This bean bag chair is mine by right of sleep

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  9. No. No more playing today.

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  10. A very cozy sleeper

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  11. This book makes a good blanket

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  12. Always forward

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  13. A recipe for disaster

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  14. A very sleepy muse

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  15. We all get tired after eating

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  16. Just rotate the room 90 degrees

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  17. Nailed it

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  18. They’ll never find me here

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  19. Ugh, just carry me

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  20. Exercise is hard

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  21. City life is exhausting

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  22. Drink your squirrel

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  23. Puss in boots

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  24. A perfect bed

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  25. It is like they were made for each other

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  26. This can’t be comfortable

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  27. This is not a toy

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  28. This kitty recovering from surgery

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  29. This cat doubling as a T-Shirt design

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  30. Sleepy Hot Dog

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  31. Who needs bunk beds?

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  32. A fluffy, sleepy pretzel

    cutest paw

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These Are The Friendliest Countries In The World And America Doesn't Even Break The Top 10

Whenever my friends and family visit from overseas, they’re usually shocked by how closed-off people are in North Jersey and NYC. They were dumbfounded that I didn’t know more about my neighbors and at first, I thought they were just being dramatic. 

The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that I really don’t know my neighbors at all. Hell, whenever I drive if someone cuts me off I throw out such horrible swear words and vile insults that I’m taken aback by just how disgusting I can become.

But according to this report, the rest of the United States doesn’t really suffer from that problem: it turns out that there are countries that are a lot less friendly than America.

InterNations surveyed more than 14,000 people from 67 countries around the world to find out what the most and least friendly countries were.


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The study specifically focuses on ex-patriates, i.e., people who have decided to leave their country of origin to go and permanently live in another country.

The United States dropped 13 places from last year’s study, coming in at 26.

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One of the biggest drawbacks many cited as to relocating to the US was the amount of taxes and lack of services provided for said taxes. But if you’re a US citizen, you wouldn’t need a survey to tell you that.

They also broke down the reasons why people moved abroad: some did it for school, work, for romance, or to accompany a spouse’s work relocation.

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According to the report, the friendliest country surveyed was Taiwan. The least friendly? Kuwait, which was pretty much confirmed by this guy.

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Malta, Ecuador, Mexico, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Australia, Austria, Luxemborg, and Czech Republic rounded out the top 10.

The survey considered many factors, including quality of life, ease in finding a job, political stability, and overall friendliness of the people.

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You can check out the entire report here, which provides a boat-load of data. Definitely worth looking into if you’re planning on shipping out in search of greener pastures.

Where does your country rank on the list?

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