7.22.2007

T.F.M.

This will be strange. But I'm sad Tammy Faye Messner died...

Pause.


I know. But here's why. I used to work at an Express store at a mall outside of Charlotte. She was a regular customer and really, really nice. We used to get moderately rich people in there every once in a while who'd buy up the store, including some wives of Panthers' players. I won't say who but one of the wives was an evil woman. For no reason. Because she was not attractive and her man was rude. Birds of a feather I guess.

But not Tammy Faye. She was one of those people who walked in with a smile and a nice word for everyone. She had a glow about her. Even stranger than my own interaction with her is my aunt's. My favorite aunt, Louise, was getting her second hole and feeling very nervous. (Joy, now see why I was gettin on you about the name Louise? Lol.) Tammy Faye was in the mall and saw my aunt's expression. She walked into the store and held my aunt's hand while she got her ears pierced. Fab, right? So funny. So rest in peace Tammy! You rock!

14 comments:

4EverJennayNay said...

yea. i heard about it around 4am when i was getting up to take my next dose of medicine. i was kinda glad she was out of her misery. she was down to 65lbs. i had to do a tribute post to her too.

La said...

I really liked her. Mascara aside, I wish that in full health I could be half as brave and graceful as she was fighting cancer.

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

I liked her too, and that's based on VH1's surreal life.

that's cool that she used to come in express and be a sweetheart :-)

Organized Noise said...

That was nice. A lot of people don't get to see that side of people in the public eye. Glad you can have a fond memory of her.

Honey-Libra said...

I just read that...may she rest in peace. I use to ask my mom when I was little why she wore so much makeup...I tell ya God Bless her she touched lots of lives...

Sha Boogie said...

yeah, your right she did seem to have this 'glow' about her..

shani-o said...

She did rock! I thought she was so awesome.

Bklyn Diva said...

girl.. you sound like my mother!!!! but glad to know she was a woman of good spirits!! RIP

yet another black guy said...

what a nice gesture, from you and her. sad that most people mocked her for her make-up and marriage than showed public compassion for her battle with cancer. R.I.P. Tammy

Chris said...

forgive me for saying this but...Tammy Faye was a G about hers. She managed to make a name for herself long after her goofball husband got caught with Tituba from the Salem Witch trials...I mean, uh, Jessica Hahn, and she battled Cancer like a straight up champ. That appearance on Larry King was her saying, "Uh, look here, I'm fixin to split, I'm going somewhere that's better than here, y'all take care, and I'll see you later." R.I.P. Tammy Faye.

Tasha said...

I agree, every time I saw her on TV I thought she had something special about her. She fought that cancer like a heavyweight champ. I'm glad that she is no longer suffering. May she rest comfortably in eternal peace in God's hands.

1969 said...

I am glad she is no longer suffering. She had gotten so frail. Poor thing.

Royce's Daughter said...

I liked her too! I actually cried when I saw her on larry King last week as she gasped for air and struggled to speak. Say what you want about her makeup and outfits...she was who she was and made no apologies for it. She lived her life always praising God...how can I hate on her for that. And even when mistakes were made she didn't run but tried to be a Christ like example...THAT'S HOTT!!

May she Rest In Peace among the Angels!

jameil1922 said...

jenn... somehow i'd missed that interview until today.

la... she was fab.

stace... i know!

bk... its funny that i sound like your mom. lol. my mom has a tammy faye story, too. how strange.

black guy... i think some were taking it back after the larry king intv but its a bit late you know?

chris... you are loose. lmao crazy man!

t & 69, word.

rd... i didn't cry but i gasped and said no! and immediately searched for the details when i got to work and shared my tammy faye stories.