Friday, June 12, 2009

It's Friday Again?

The Bag Lady has been having a bit of a hard time coming up with blog posts. Part of this is due to her lack of imagination, but a large part of it is because she is being distracted by real life.

When she started out blogging, she tried to keep her anonymity, to a degree. As time went on, she did let things slip a little, so that by now most of her regular readers (bless you, one and all) have a pretty good idea where in the universe she is.

The Rancher's boss died suddenly last week. The funeral is tomorrow. It has thrown all of us for a loop. Mohinder was from India, and went back to India on a 'working holiday' every spring. He was in India when he was taken ill and subsequently died.

He was "Uncle" to a huge number of people. As far as I understand it, being called Uncle in the Indian culture does not necessarily mean there is a blood relationship, but is a sign of respect. Moe was the patriarch of his family and will be sorely missed by all who knew him and worked for him.

Rest in peace Uncle Moe.

26 comments:

Geosomin said...

Sorry to hear about Moe. We've got a number of people from India in our department...I've been told that Uncle is a term of respect and endearment...like family you choose :)

I hope you have a nice weekend.

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - thanks.
They are forecasting very warm weather for the next few days, so it should be a wonderful weekend!

Hope your weekend is great.

Lucas said...

Not to in any way diminish the loss you all will be feeling, but I find it somewhat comforting that he was in his home country when he passed away. Warm thoughts go out to all who knew him.

the Bag Lady said...

Lucas - That's true - he loved India, but his family is bringing him back to Canada for burial. He will be sorely missed in both countries.

Reb said...

Very sad for all who knew him.

Enjoy your weekend.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, sis.

Emily said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss. I read the article and Moe sounds like an incredible person, the kind of person that we need more of in this world.

I hope you have a good weekend!

the Bag Lady said...

Emily - thanks. Moe was a great guy, and we'll miss him.
Hope your weekend is terrific!

Leah J. Utas said...

Moe gave a great deal back. We could all learn from his example.

Aleta said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Moe. I hope that his soul finds peace in his home land.

Hugs

Missicat said...

Sorry to hear about Moe. I agree it was probably comforting that he was at home.

Is it really Friday? Not just a trick?

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - that's so true!

Aleta - thank you.

Missicat - thanks. And yes, as hard as it is to believe, it really is Friday!

Sagan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that. That's really tragic. *hugs*.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan.

kcinnova said...

Moe sounds like a great guy. I hope his family finds comfort in the outpouring of love and support from so many friends who loved and respected him.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, kcinnova. I hope they do, too.

bunnygirl said...

Peace to all who knew Moe. We're all diminished when one of the good ones passes on.

the Bag Lady said...

BG - thank you. His passing has left a big hole in a lot of lives!

Hilary said...

Baggie I'm sorry to hear that Moe passed away. Best thoughts being sent your way.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - thanks so much!

David Cranmer said...

He seems like the kind of person I would have liked to have known.

the Bag Lady said...

David - I'm sure you would have liked him - most people did!

Amy Mullis said...

It's been a rough week here, too. My thoughts are with you.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Amy. Hope everything is okay with you.

Crabby McSlacker said...

So sorry to hear! And I totally know what you mean about real life vs. blogging!

Real life has to take precedence.

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - at times like this, I am really not that crazy about real life! The funeral was so sad.....