X-Message-Number: 16467
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 21:21:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Badger <>
Subject: To My Mother

It appears I submitted my last message too late in the
evening to make the June 7th cryonet. Interestingly
enough, my reference to my mother on Cryonet happens
to coincide with her passing today at 1:00 pm EST.
More precisely, I should say that the biological shell
which earlier housed my mother's personality expired.
As per my father's wishes, she will be cremated and
she will exist only in the minds of those who knew

So here's a song for the woman who raised me:


The day my mother died
It became so clear
She worked hard all her life
Rarely shed a tear

Only wanted our love
Only wanted to help
Only wanted what was best for the family
Only struggled to be all to us that she could be

Kept me busy with my chores
I always ate at the table
Always finished my plate
And helped dad when I was able

She kept dad on his toes
She kept him on the path
Gave him reasons to stay home with the family
We were never alone...there was always the family

She loved all of the children
In the neighborhood and beyond
Offered them cookies and love
They were playmates for her son

She was an anchor in our lives
She was proud but not vain
She was the eye of the storm in my family
Found the right from the wrong when we disgreed

Still ...

I never really knew my mom ... did I?
I never really knew my mom ... did I?

Your mother dies only once in your life. 

Mine is gone ... irretrievably lost to me ...

It's not that we were friends ...

It's that we never will be.

And that's why I'm a cryonicist.

Scott Badger

"Vita Perpetuem"

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