Famous Last Words

Have you ever thought about the last conversation you had with someone you loved? Did you gossip together? Did you argue? Did you rush through your conversation? Did you say “I love you?”

Unless you never had another chance to speak to that person, you may not remember the answers to these questions,. If you were fortunate enough to have a chance to say “goodbye” to a loved one, then you probably do remember your last talk. But if you lost someone suddenly, you may not.

It’s been almost 10 years since the sudden, unexpected death of my older sister. I barely remember our last conversation – it was “generic” at best. I’ve re-lived my conversations with her and others  who have passed suddenly, but it’s always the same… “What was the last thing we said?”

I was reminded of this last week when a friend died suddenly and I perused through her recent Facebook postings. There were no “re-post this if you agree…” or “my boss gets on my nerves” or “I have a headache” posts. Instead, there was a YouTube video of “How Great Thou Art” by Carrie Underwood and loving photos of her first grandchild, only a few months old.

Just as we should all pay more attention to our conversations with those we love, we should also think twice before we post on Facebook or Twitter…what if this is the last thing people hear from me? Is this how I want to be remembered?

What will YOUR “famous last words” be? They may not go down in history as a quote from someone famous, but they just might be something a loved one can hold on to for a lifetime.

With my sister, Cathy, the night I was crowned Miss Greenville)



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7 responses to “Famous Last Words

  1. yvette harrelson

    I love this post. I will keep this in mind when I have a bitter moment or have had a horrible day. I would rather post about something positive if it were to be last.
    Thank You for the reality check Tiffany.


  2. Joette Humphrey

    Loved reading your blog, Tiffany! Great thoughts!


  3. Mary Cartee

    I have often thought about Cathy and our last conversation….we talked of getting together and catching up, but that day never came and I often regret not planning a definate date..Think of her often, she was so good to me.
    Mary Cartee


  4. Beverly Adams

    Great thought Tiffany. I too have lost a sister. Thanks for helping me reflect.


  5. arthur morris

    Very nice. how do i follow?


  6. Janis Ross

    Thanks for sharing Tiffany, this is good. I do remember Cathy; I know your family misses her.


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