by Janet Blue on June 14, 2021


As a youngster I spent lots of time with my dad’s parents. When they reached Dad Tom’s and my age, I remember them  constantly talking about how one friend or another had passed away. It seems that is what is happening right now with our friends. This past week two friends died, and they aren’t the first ones of 2021. One was 89 and the other 102, so they both had great long lives. But those losses and other recent ones got me thinking about angels, and that’s what led to today’s Spark.




Sometimes it takes me hours to find just the right Spark, but I knew the moment I saw this quote from Luciano De Crescenzo that it was perfect; though, instead about losing friends, it is about supporting each other.

As is often the case, I was unfamiliar with the author, so I suspect you may be as well. De Crescenzo was an Italian writer, film actor, director and engineer who lived from August 1928 to July 2019.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

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Your favorite, fun-loving best friends will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Please stop by Friends Furever to see what the heck they get up to or into. I know it will be entertaining.


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meowmeowmans June 15, 2021 at 10:41 pm

We’re so sorry about the passing of your friends, Mom Janet and Dad Tom. The spark you chose is lovely, and so very true.
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Eastside Cats June 15, 2021 at 5:27 pm

I say my family over the weekend, and we talked about friends who’ve passed recently.
Guess that happens when a bunch of old geezers get together!
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Lucy and Xena June 15, 2021 at 12:02 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of your friends. That is a beautiful quote.


Sue Brandes June 14, 2021 at 6:52 pm

Very nice spark. Sorry for your loss.


Brian Frum June 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm

That really is a nice Spark and I’m sorry to hear about your friends.
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Emma and Buster June 14, 2021 at 4:21 pm

It doesn’t matter what age they are, it’s still painful to see them go.
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Canadian Cats June 14, 2021 at 1:06 pm

We’ve also reached the age of losing friends. It is sad to have them leave our area. Yet, we know the new area will be much more accomodating for them. God byes hurt!



Ellen J Pilch June 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

I am sorry about the loss of your friends.
Nice spark. XO
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Timmy Tomcat June 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

Yes Dad says he remembers those times when his parents did the same thing and says so many of his old friends are now Angels. Great spark!
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Sandee June 14, 2021 at 9:39 am

We are losing friends and family too. It’s what happens. It does make on reflect on their lives though. Love your Spark.

I will head over to Friends FurEver tomorrow for the next installment on two of my favorite kitties. Always such fun.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids June 14, 2021 at 8:07 am

That’s a beautiful Spark and so true. The photo of Kizmet and Sawyer is purrfect for your Spark.

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Teddy and Mom June 14, 2021 at 5:40 am

That’s such a wonderful SPARK…..the quote says so much in so few words. We NEED each other in this life for together we are whole. We’re sorry you lost some friends recently – that’s always hard. Saying hello is so much more joyful than saying goodbye. Hope your week ahead is a happy one!!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Mango and Mom Brenda June 14, 2021 at 4:24 am

Mom Brenda and MEEE MANGO, we loved today’s Spark! Let your light shine before men and women! So we can see each other as Yeshua ie Jesus said,” Love GOD and Love your Neighbor!

And yes Willow is now eldest Hello Kitty Lovers! And Mom had to let Aspen pass over the Rainbow Bridge about 18 months ago now! Aspen she had a black face as she was part Siamese part Snowshoe and a tiny bit Himalayan cat too! She had some white mottled with a bit of black interspersed! Well Mom got Aspen cremated! Her wooden urn had one black speck in one corner, about the size of one thin dime!

Mom considered asking the crematorium to give Moms a different wooden urn! Then, Mom felt Aspen saying “ Mom, it’s me! Your Aspen! I have my black face and I want to say, I am here! It’s MEEE to quote sister Mango! And I loves you Mom and my Cat Scout friends! I have gone where there is no sneezing with any colds! No more sickness and no more death because THE King Yeshua He conquered Death and the grave! Until you see Mom’s! Look at that Black Spot on my Wooden Urn, and recall my love of eating plain yard grass!


Canadian Cats June 14, 2021 at 1:03 pm

So very touching. I am teary eyed. This was such an intimate message for yur mom, Aspen.



Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs June 14, 2021 at 1:50 am

That is such a cool spark! A great idea, we need to help eachother and give support these days, maybe more than ever.

Sorry about the loss of your good friends. It always hurts, no matter if they lived long or not. The ties that bound you together in friendship are severed. ((( ♥ )))
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