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« on: March 22, 2004, 08:29:50 pm »

My mom passed away a little under a year ago. My sister and I are doing are going to release some helium balloons at the park in memory of my mom and some friends will be there with us.  I am making this slideshow thing on my computer of my mom and I was gonna have whoever wanted to, come by my apartment after the balloons and watch the slideshow.  Well my mom didn't get her picture taken very much cuz she hated it but she took a million pictures. So I was going to put pictures in there of my sister, myself, my dad, friends, etc. that she had taken because it is supposed to be a slideshow of her life and that is her life but I'm having second thoughts now.  Is this whole slide show thing a dumb idea? Is the idea of me putting pictures of others in it, a dumb idea?  I won't take any offense if you think it's silly.  I just wanna know before I do it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 08:31:45 pm »

I don't think it's a dumb idea at all! It sounds very thoughtful to me. I'd put in at least one or two pictures of your Mom, maybe just at the end though. If you're honestly trying to honor her life, you really can't go wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 08:32:22 pm »

I think it's really sweet.  Her photography is an extension of herself, and they are pictures of people who were dear to her, right?

I'm very sorry for your loss, though. *hugs*
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 08:41:23 pm »

I think its a great idea to honor your mother. And when honoring a lost loved one, anything that comes from your heart cannot be considered 'dumb'.

Its your way to express your feelings, and I think its a great idea. I think you're making your mother proud.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 09:23:11 pm »

Personally--i think it's a great idea. But i wouldn't be able to if that was me---i would break out crying. Nothing is considerd domb if it has something to do w/ that---any1 to tell you other wise----just hit them---they will shut up REALLY soon i bet
So sorry for your loss *hugs* i now the feeling--my grate grandparents died---then a few months later my grandma died ---so you aren't alone.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2004, 01:04:16 am »

No its not a dumb idea at all!!  Think of it this way: you want to show off her life in the slideshow, well a big part of her life was taking pictures...even if she wasn't in them, its still special because its something she did and created:)  And I personally think that when you do something in memory of a loved one who has passed away you should focus more on the good that they did than anything else, your mother is a big part of who you are individually and as a family so why not celebrate that?  I think its a great idea and you and your sister should definetly go for it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2004, 01:51:51 am »

Of course it's not a dumb idea! A think it's really sweet, and I'm very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing someone that close to me. My mom loves to take pictures too.

I'm a little leery of the helium balloon thing because they could pop over the ocean and choke the sea animals, but that's just me being a nature freak.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2004, 05:13:30 am »

I good friend of mine who passed away recently also loved to take pictures and we didn't have many of him as well. A friend made a book with some pictures of him, but most important, with all the photo's he made and loved. He wasn't too fond of seeing his own face in photo's but photography was his passion. His parents told us he would've really, really loved it. I think the slideshow is a wonderfull idea. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2004, 10:35:17 pm »

I think it's an excellent idea.  If it was me, I would make the last picture of the slideshow a picture of your mom.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2004, 04:11:41 am »

I think its a beautiful idea...nowhere even close to being dumb. Pictures are usually taken because there's a moment and emotion that needs to be captured so that it can be remembered for ever. Quite often because they're something that brings the person joy and sweet reminisience. I personally believe that being in any of those pictures your mother took would be so emotionally moving because that ment you brought that much joy to her life. It's such a wonderful idea!! As a side note, I also do the balloon thing...with a wee note attached to the string or better yet written on the balloon.
I'm am so very sorry for the loss of your mother and I wish you the absolute best.

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2004, 09:34:36 pm »

that is such a good idea and very thoughtful of you and ur sister. i defenitly think you should go through with it! so sorry about your mom.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2004, 07:47:02 am »


Quote from: Mr's erotic cakes foundation. on March 23, 2004, 05:13:30 am   

I good friend of mine who passed away recently also loved to take pictures and we didn't have many of him as well. A friend made a book with some pictures of him, but most important, with all the photo's he made and loved. He wasn't too fond of seeing his own face in photo's but photography was his passion. His parents told us he would've really, really loved it. I think the slideshow is a wonderfull idea. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2004, 08:44:54 pm »

Well, thanks for all your support.  I showed the slideshow on saturday and it turned out really well. I worked very hard on it because I wanted it to be perfect. I put pictures of my mom and her family and friends in there and there was also music.  It's was a totally windy day so the balloons took off nicely.  There was a good turn out and I'm happy with how the day went.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2004, 12:18:08 am »

I'm really sorry about ur loss 
But i think itz a g0od idea!
A way to show every1 the images of your mum and putting pictures of family and friends also shows who were close to her in life and who she luved and what she luvd if u wantd images that symbolized her. It's not a dumb idea at all. Best of luck with it! 
Best Wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2004, 05:23:08 pm »

Honey, that was a really sweet, thoughtful and lovely thing you did.  That was such a beautiful idea.  You made your mother proud.  And i'm glad it went well for you.
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