The world is a bit quieter this morning due to the loss of our loving prolific commenter and friend Anne Marie. She was often referred to as our Warrior Queen because she never failed to stand up for what she believed in. She believed in equality and justice for all and was never afraid of speaking out against oppression, injustice, greed and stupidity. She seemed to take pride in the title Warrior Queen, as she should’ve.
Anne Marie loved to enjoy life, have fun and loved music. Her Saturday night dance parties kept us tapping our toes for years. Due to the unfortunate turn of events in November of 2016, her Saturday night dance parties turned into Saturday night Protest parties. However she knew how to have fun with her protests and still kept our toes a tapping.
One regret I have is that I never got the chance to do a twirl across the dance floor with Anne Marie. I am sure she could cut a rug when the opportunity arose. She had that spark that made life magic. A spark that I could tell loved to dance.
However there was one dance music group that I don’t believe you would find Anne Marie enjoying on the dance floor. As we all know she was quite outspoken about many things and one of them was her rather dislike of a group called ABBA. Rather dislike? Nope. Hated? Yup, that’s more Anne Marie.
I’ve always rather enjoyed ABBA and I love an ABBA tune while taking a twirl across a dance floor. However for obvious reasons I’m a bit melancholy this morning and don’t feel like dancing. I feel like listening to a beautiful voice singing a beautiful melodious tune.
Anne Marie, I hope you don’t mind that I take a moment remember you in the same post that I also post the tune Dancing Queen. If you do please forgive me. I just want you to know as you cross into the next chapter of your journey that you aren’t only my Warrior Queen, but also my Dancing Queen…just not the ABBA one.
One thing Anne Marie taught me was to have a good time.
Times get hard, politics can suck, shit happens, illness comes and it goes, we age, life isn’t always fair, work is …well work and sometimes all we can do is scream FUCK!
We can always stop and have a dance party.
She taught me to feel the pain, but to get up and change my attitude. To get up, get back to it and most of all have a good time. Life is short, why waste it?
She taught me that we can create our own family through our community.
Sister Sledge – We Are Family – 1979
Anne Marie, you are family!
Gingers were always Anne Marie’s favorite. I’m sure she approves of this one even if she will not be commenting on him today.
Fearsome says he will comment for her…. “Hot Daumn!”
It is with great sadness that I write this.
Our beloved friend and blogger Anne Marie in Philly has passed away.
I cannot fully express my gratitude that you came into my life. I thank you for the laughter, smiles, smooches, encouragement, likes, comments, tears, fun, companionship, hospitality, outlook, perspective, bitchyness, joy and most of all love. I will miss you greatly. I will always carry you in my heart and share just a piece of you with everyone I possibly can.
My condolences in your great loss. Please know that I am always here for you.
As a young man stepping into puberty, 1976 was a carefree summer of fun. Life was new, life was exciting and life was exhilarating. I was changing and the world was changing.
This tune was full of joy and always gave me a kick in my step.
Wings / Paul and Linda McCartney – Silly Love Songs – 1976
🎵“Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what’s wrong with that?”🎶
There is nothing wrong with that.
Thank you Paul McCartney for your many places in the soundtrack that is my life. This one never fails to bring me joy.