Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Deaths Happen In Threes They Say

My generation was affected
by the style of a special
Lilly Pulitizer. 
She was well known for her 
brightly colored fabrics
many made into shifts...
usually pink and green.
What most people don't know
is that she developed those prints
to hide the fruit stains that came
from selling produce at her
fruit stand in Palm Beach, Florida.
She was a stylist and a socialite
and, from most accounts,
a kind woman.
I think Jackie Kennedy put her
"on the map" for most people
by wearing her clothing....
a Palm Beach connection that served 
both of them well.
Those were the sweet days of Camelot
for many of us.

 Margaret Thatcher.
I don't know a lot about her politics.
I do know that she was a strong woman,
served in Parliament
and was called 
The Iron Lady.
She was well respected
and stood strong in a man's world.

If you want more info about her
you can find it here.

And, last but not least,
Annette Funicello
She was a Mousekeeter 
that stole our hearts and then 
went on to make beach movies.
She was a sweet, lovely person
and lost her battle with
Multiple Sclerosis.

Heaven has three new angels.
I hope they all held hands,
wearing pink & green polyester shifts,
going through the gates.
The world will miss them all.
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Japolina said...

Three amazing women. I love Lilly P the most. May they all rest in peace

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I was wondering about the third woman and I totally forgot about Lilly! Quite a trio going to heaven this week!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yep, I was so sad yesterday. Talk about the end of an era, but Margaret Thatcher was such an amazing thinker and leader. What a loss.

Pam said...

I had never heard of Lilly Pulitizer until I saw a story on her death. But, as soon as I saw people talking about her I realized, of course, that I had always known her style and brand. All three women will be missed.

Anonymous said...

such a tender post,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have always said it happens in threes and certainly did this week. Three special ladies indeed.

Susie said...

Thanks Diana, I think they were 3 very strong independent ladies. I am sure they will be missed. xo,Susie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a sweet post Diana...they will all be remembered!

Patty Patterson said...

I wonder why deaths come in threes? It's kind of crazy but it does seem to happen that way. Even NILMDTS sessions seem to come in threes in one of the local hospitals here.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

And all 3 have left a mark on the world for such very different reasons... Thier legacies will live on.

Beth said...

A lovely tribute for these beautiful ladies.

andy said...

Wonderful people ! Have a great day !

Melanie said...

Did not know about Annette Funicello, so sad to hear this!

Three special ladies indeed!

Richella Parham said...

I thought exactly the same thing yesterday. What wonderful women. Margaret Thatcher is one of my heroes. I was privileged to hear her speak once; she was brilliant.

Note: yesterday a young friend of mine asked me, "Who was Annette Funicello?" I nearly cried.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diana, Yes, you are right, so sad to hear of the passing of these ladies.
Margaret Thatcher was known as the Iron Lady here in England and she had to be strong to "make it" in a man's world.
Three lovely ladies who will be missed.
Best Wishes

Gayla said...

Such a very sweet tribute to three special, famous women. My heart was sad to lose Annette... such a Sweetheart of my childhood.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana,
Yes, heaven does have 3 new angels. All these amazing ladies are inspiring. My mother always said, passing comes in three's. I have seen it many times.
Thank you for this special tribute.
Have a wonderful day.

Sarah said...

Three special ladies indeed, and each one strong and successful. Thanks for the tribute!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I know, yesterday was a sad day. My mom always said it comes in threes and it sure did this week.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Annette Funicello they showed her before she died. Oh my I was so shocked. What a terrible disease that disformed her Beauty.

It showed on the news her in a wheelchair and her hubby taking her for a walk.

She could not talk to him anymore. Her body was so blown up. It cried me to tears. She was my little Annette whom I ran home to see on The weekly show from school as a kid.
I seen all her movies.

Thacher she was iron lady for sure. The other one. I dont recall.

Cristina Garay said...

Indeed, three amazing ladies! Lilly P. and Margaret H. the ones I recall the most. So sad!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Tears in my eyes for Annette, loved her and grew up with her on tv...really sad!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, The world has lost some special ladies but as you said, heaven has three very special angels in attendance. Our lives were richer due to their influence.
Hope you are well; we are having a snow day-such a bummer, I'm ready for warm weather.
Have a great day!

Blondie's Journal said...

These losses are so sad. All three women were such big influences on the lives of women our age. It saddens me the most to know how much suffering Annette Funicello went through the last 20 years of her life.

And let's not forget Roger Ebert, loved (mostly!!) by all, and a Chicago icon. Having wrote for the Chicago Sun Times for 45 years, his picture was the entire cover on Friday. I read each and every article and felt sad for days.


pollydove said...

Awe ... I love this! Sweet tribute Miss D. (I always LOVED all this Lily P too!)

living from glory to glory said...

I believe you have brought a great need for us to remember. Amazing women who have earned the respect of us all. We should all want to be a woman of influence!
We are called to be world changers for His glory.
Blessings, Roxy

We are still laughing over your last post!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

3 great women for sure

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


Wonderful women to be sure.

Thoughtful post.

Ruth Kelly said...

Yes, we will,

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I adored all three.
Maggie will most likely be my most admired woman in my lifetime. I played her final speech at Parliament on You Tube yesterday.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I was saddened by this, especially Annette.
I wasn't really aware of the designer until recently when I saw an article on her clothing.
I am Caroline Kennedy's age so I think I was more interested in her style than Jackie's
How's the weather over on the East Coast?

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I hadn't heard about any of these. I use to watch the national news while I was on the floor doing my yoga stretches. But then I couldn't get the channel to change from 34. So USA it is.

Dewena Callis said...

What a beautiful tribute to these women, Diana! Each a strong woman who influenced so many. Annette and Lilly Pulitzer especially, part of an era of femininity here. I still have not seen Meryl Streep as Thatcher. Must do that soon. I saw Paul Anka this morning on t.v. talking about having written Puppy Love for Annette.

I think every boy I knew when I was young was in love with Annette.

Nonnie said...

Very thoughtful post here to these ladies. I didn't know that about Ms. Pulitzer, but Margaret Thatcher was an amazing woman and, Annette ... having grown up with the Mouseketeers in the 50's, Annette was a favorite of guys and girls. Everything I read about her I liked. Sad to hear of her passing.

Sweet Tea said...

Amazing women.
I personally have always LOVED Annette. When I was a kid I wanted to BE Annette. I wanted my name to be Annette and I envied her beautiful eyes, her voice, and all the fun she had in the beach party movies. She was the ultimate Mouseketeer. What a strong woman this lovely young gal became.

20 North Ora said...

And I'm sure they are singing "M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E" all the way.


cestMoi Sandy said...

Oh how I loved them!
I had never heard of the last one though... Guess that is what happens when you grow up in a different country. You hear of people you may have never heard of before.

But alltogether! Amazing Woman!
No matter if you were known or not.
We are all amazing!

Every single one of us is making memories, touching someone else,
making a difference, giving without taking...
Because that is what we do...

Have a lovely week Diana.


Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
What a sweet post and I didn't know about Lilly passing away. I also loved Annette and used to love watching all of the beach movies as a kid.

Lucille said...

I'm sad for all three of them. I know that Annette was sick for a long time. I don't know what Lilly or Margaret died of. I hope they did not suffer. I am mostly sad for their families because it's always those who are left behind who suffer the most.

Missy George said...

They were truly amazing women indeed..They will be missed.

Leslie said...

Makes me feel sad when we loose people that are special snd that have done so much good.. Three amazing women. Such a nice tribute Diana!


Oh sweet friend, I didn't know about Annette Funiccelo, the Mousekeeter I used to love and wish I was her, kinda in love with the cute blond boy! God keep these wonderful ladies souls. You wouldn't know, but famous and gorgeous, Sarita Montiel, Hollywood actress from Spain, also died yesterday. Thanks for sharing and for coming by, you know I love your visits! Big hugs,

Nellie said...

Three amazing women, Diana. This is a beautiful tribute to them. xo Nellie

Kelly said...

I didn't know that Lily Pulitizer died too! Wow! So many special women that left their mark on all of us.

Debbie said...

Bless your heart, sweet Diana.

Laura said...

i also didnt realise that lily pulitzer had passed... how sad. I loved her colours and prints.. so bright and cheerful.
Margaret Thatcher was not a favourite for many brittish people unfortunatley. She made a whole lot of people suffer terribly. I lived in the uk at the time of her governing and even though i was just a child, i cant forget the sadness she brought for so many. But i am sure she will be forgiven!; none of us is perfect. She did suffer at the end of her life and perhaps she had some regret. We just dont know what others go through do we?
have a fabulous day diana xxx

Hope Filled Living said...

A great loss. So sad.

Cranberry Morning said...

Strong and impressive women. I've always had great admiration for Mrs. Thatcher. But I'm really hoping they're wearing cotton shirts and blue jeans. They deserve it after all those years of suffering through polyester. :-)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Beautiful Post. Beautiful women all gone too soon!

Bless you friend.

Love, Rebecca

camp and cottage living said...

I just saw a special about Annette last week,it was shocking. I'm glad she's not suffering any more.
And I love Margaret Thatcher, but I'd never heard of Lily.
May they all rest in peace.

Merlesworld said...

The first lady I don't know but I remember the other two, they we all strong and independent ladies may they rest in peace.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

What a nice post, Diana. They certainly were three very strong ladies. I didn't know much about Ms. Pulitizer but did kind of keep up with Margaret Thatcher and Annette was always one to watch and seemed like such a lady even as a little girl. In celebrities it seems that death does pretty much always come in threes..Hope you are having a good week..Judy

Maureen said...

I suppose this post shouldn't make me smile but it does. I guess that means I have nothing but happy thoughts connected to those ladies and that is a true legacy indeed!
Ps - I so wanted to be Annette

Anonymous said...

One of Grace

One of Strength

One of Humor....

HE is smiling upon them!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Three angels indeed, only you forgot, I'm sure they'll all have Mickey ears on!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Just got my email back so I'm happy to leave a comment on my favorite blog! I agree with the Anonymous idiot/spammers. I get a ton of them and delete-delete-delete. I admire all three of the women you blogged about. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

SavannahGranny said...

These were three strong and accomplished women. Most of all they were ladies.xoGinge