Monday, 17 January 2011

Eheu Fugaces


The rabbit was sad, and in a way shocked, to learn of the death from cancer of Susannah York , aged 72. The shock is from remembering her from when he was an adolescent - a beautiful, as well as talented actress. And talented she undoubtedly was, while viewing fame and celebrity with an appropriate indifference. By all accounts a lovely woman, she was a passionate supporter of such causes as she thought merited support. 72 isn't that old and cancer is a cruel disease. The above pic is of her as I would like to remember her - young and sexy as hell.
There are consolations, though. Another Nickel In The Machine has become one of the rabbit's all time favourite blogs. Postings are highly irregular but when they come they are quality. A couple have been posted recently. Enjoy.
Oh and a more major consolation is the news that the rabbit is to become a grandfather for the first time in July. I've got the ultrasound scan pic but I can't really post it without permission - it just blew me away, though. I'll ask...

16 comments:

Barmaid said...

I must be an old fuddy duddy as Ms York got her kit off a bit too much for my liking. But then I'm a bird, so I guess her talents were a little wasted on me.

A Grandfather eh, surely you're not old enough!

Scarlet Blue said...

She was a stylish lady.
Congratulations on being a future Grandfather!
Sx

P.S I am not at all distingushed, but it was kind of you to say so.

Barmaid said...

Oh, and I almost forgot, I have a copy of the baby scan and can confirm that baby has definitely got your ears:-)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_J9PlRvGGXS8/SiY2IAD_v6I/AAAAAAAAAyo/Se9tbGaFkdA/s1600-h/baby-rabbit2.jpg

Rob said...

Sorry for being irregular!

Posting becomes more regular when I'm not working.

Glad you enjoy the blog. I love writing it. Another story next week I reckon.

Rob

sybil law said...

You're a grandfather?! Wow! Congratulations!!!
Never heard of that woman but she was beautiful, for sure.

white rabbit said...

Thaks to all for kind thoughts...

Barmaid - I can't say 'gets her kit off too much' came to mind.... And yes, being a gradfather doesn't quite fit my self-image yet but I'm working on it.

Scarlet Blue - If I say you are distinguished then you are distinguished. This blog isn't a democracy, you know!

Rob - Your blog is a class act. Just keep up the good work...

Sybil - She's probably better known over here but she was in 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' and later was Superman's mum.

Petit fleur said...

Congratulations grandpappa bunny!!! wow!

And yes, Susannah is stunning. I'm sorry to hear that sad news.

peace,
pf

savannah said...

she was lovely and i thought unrelated as an actress. congratulations, sugar, on the impending grandfather status! xoxoxox

simply wondered said...

clearly you breed like ... oh wha'ever.

Mrs. Hall said...

AAWWWW!!!

The bunny . . is a grand bunny!!

can I give hugs here? A hearty slap on the back??

JoJo said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby!!

downtown guy said...

Congratulations! Pass the cigars!

Findon said...

I agree about Susannah and congrats on the forthcoming grandchild.

Law Minx said...

BUNNY!!

You are to be a grandfather!! Many, many hale and hearty congratulations! I do hope Bunny-With-Egg is feeling well and not under too much of the sympomatic cloud of early pregnancy, and that you yourself are not in reciept of similar symptoms by way of sympathy! Should you, or any of the bunny line ( if bunny with egg is a buck and not a doe) wish to experience feelings of such sympathy, I could always lend you an empathy belly....!!

The passing of SY is indeed a sad event; as you quite rightly state, 72 isnt old and cancer is a tragedy; she remained quite beautiful, I think, in a fragile sort of way, until the end; its a pity that end came too soon.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

Congratulations. pass the vegetarian black puddings* instead cigars.



*Sort of like vegetarian haggis.

white rabbit said...

Again thanks to all.

Hank/Laci - No cigars! I am a reformed nicotine addict. Ans as for the idea of vegetarian black pudding! Blasphemy!!!

Minx - Your offer of an empathy belly is - erm - among the strangest I have had. I had to google it...

Hmmm!