Saturday, August 31, 2013

ITS BEEN SIXTEEN YEARS

I remember this day like it was yesterday. It was a Sunday and we were watching a movie in the family room. I remember Adam coming down from his room, he would have been 18 at the time, and told us that he had just heard that Princess Diana had died in a car crash. 

We turned on the news and I was in shock. I cried a lot of tears for her. I really admired her, related to her unhappiness in her marriage and I still miss her very much. I attended a memorial service for her at a local church and of course watched everything I could on television the days/weeks following her death. 

These are a few of my favorite photos. 



July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997
(Took this photo from the coverage on TV)

16 comments:

Sandra said...

I cried to

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

I remember that time as well. I was driving home from visiting my mother when the news of the crash came on the radio. Such a sad time, and it makes me sad that she isn't getting to experience the birth of her grandson.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I remember it too. I was living in Houston at the time.

Deb said...

Such a loss...beautiful photos

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

I remember too. August 31st is my parent's wedding anniversary and they cancelled their celebrations because they were so devastated.

Of all the celebrity deaths, this was the one that shocked me the most. I was in disbelief for weeks.

Thanks for remembering and sharing.

Wishing you a blessed day.
xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

she really impacted a lot of people.

Mevely317 said...

I'll never forget ... and still believe this world's a bit diminished by her passing.
Oh gosh, how many tears I shed in the days after. "Mr. Wrong" (my significant other at the time) had the nerve to remark, "Why? You didn't know her."
Yes, I did! The whole world knew her.
Thanks for sharing this!

Renegades said...

I remember it and being sad that someone famous that reached out to the everyday people was gone.

The Boston Lady said...

I remember that we had not watched the news the night of the crash and I woke up, went outside to get the paper and saw the headlines. I gasped so loudly my husband came out to see what was wrong. Then of course was consumed with the coverage and the sadness of her family. I remember "the boys" walking behind the hearse which bore the flowers marked "Mummy". What fine young men they have turned out to be. I believe it is because of her influence, while she was here with them and her continued influence after she was gone. Ann

Sonya said...

I remember coming home from my grandparents and hearing it when I turned on the TV. So sad. Watching Will & Kate come out with the baby made me tear up thinking of Diana and how much she would have loved being a part of this.

Little Penpen said...

I loved her, too. I remember hearing she had been in a crash that night before I went to bed. I told hubby about it and said "ah, it's probably a fender bender and they are making a big deal about it." He woke me the next morning by saying "the princess died"... I can still hear his voice saying that to me. so sad!!

Chatty Crone said...

She died the same year as my brother and Mother Teresa - she was a wonderful woman.

nancygrayce said...

It was such a tragedy!

Laura said...

Such a tragedy! I remember right where I was too. Felt so surreal... even though I never saw her to know of her absence felt strange... :-(

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I remember that day too :(

Unknown Mami said...

I can't believe it has been 16 years. I remember exactly where I was just like I remember where I was when I heard the news about Elvis and John Lennon.

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