Straight Up with Sherri

Saturday, March 26, 2005

A Rose for Terri.....In My Hometown.

I read THIS at Blogs for Terri.

I cannot go to Michael Schiavo's house tomorrow, but I will place a rose. I will place a rose for Terri at the alter of my church. One single rose. I will also be placing a rose for Terri at the doors of City Hall in my town. No Easter Lillies for me this year.

I invite you all do to do the same...............

Posting may be light for a while. I am taking the lead of the Schindler family.......

It is time to mourn......

But I promise you Terri.......

I will never forget...........

A rose for Terri


  • I will do the same.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:33 PM  

  • This makes me cry. We are losing her, and it is so sad. What has happened to us? What has this country come to? We need to make sure this was not in vain - laws MUST change.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 11:32 PM  

  • Guess everyone is gone. It's over.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 PM  

  • We are still here... we are waiting...

    By Anonymous curmudgeon, at 11:38 PM  

  • Sherri,

    Thank you for all you are doing. I am just absolutely sick over this. A woman is being LEGALLY MURDERED in America. We must not forget this. We must get the truth out and see justice done.

    G-d bless, and happy Easter.

    By Blogger Asher Abrams, at 11:44 PM  

  • PS - I don't know if there's anything to this, it's too early to evaluate. But Discarded Lies has a thread on a possible Scientology connection that might be worth looking into:

    Discarded Lies - Scientology and Schiavo

    By Blogger Asher Abrams, at 11:48 PM  

  • Sarah D.

    I went out today to Walmart... had to get some things....

    Before I left, I read the post at Blogs for Terri about the roses..

    I was quite upset...

    I got to the store and everyone was just oblivious....

    no worries....

    No cares...

    I was mortified...

    I sat in line and thought "How many people in Germany knew and looked around seeing everyone else going on with life as usual?"

    We have reached a new threshold in America..

    Bobby said it right. If Terri were not disabled, this wouldn't be happening. THis is the thing that gets me.

    Everyone acts like she has alzheimers or cancer... she is not terminal. she is brain damaged. That's it. So what if parents start saying "Hey, my child is handicapped..........Can't afford their care....... Quality of life will never change......"

    A neighbor of mine has a little biy- Cory. He has less brain activity than Terri. Is He next? He has a feeding tube, etc...

    I am in shock at how many people HONESTLY DON'T CARE!

    then when you point out that this is the same arguments and the same ideology that Hitler used in the T-4 program (NOT THE DEATH CAMPS-LET'S GET THAT CLEAR BEFORE PEOPLE GO INSANE!)- they think you are saying it is like the death camps and call you nutz. Why do they call you nutz-- because that could NEVER happen in America.... OH YEAH!!!


    The whole T-4 program is HIDDEN form America- and to be honest- even if they knew- I still don't think they would believe it. It is like Felos coming out and saying Terri was peaceful and beautiful. You know there are people that will actually BELIEVE THIS!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:48 PM  

  • shoshanna

    G-d Bless you and thank YOU!!!!

    I am finding comfort being here with you all at this hour.....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:50 PM  

  • I have read a lot abou the Scientology possible connections...

    I never posted on it, because I felt it diverted attention from Terri and added to the whole image of us Pro- Terri people looking like conspiracy theorists...

    I don't discount their influence in this case at all,, but there were a few things that were a bit over the top... when they started attacking those close to the Schindlers, I stopped reading........

    Some of their info is good, correct, accurate, etc...

    but then they start to head off the cliff a little....

    I still think people should read it though and be aware....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:54 PM  

  • curmudgeon

    I would just like to say thank you for being here....

    I get a kick out of you!!!


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:56 PM  

  • okay--

    now I am the only one posting!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:56 PM  

  • Sherri,

    Exactly. Where will it end. I hope the heck Grandma doesn't get totally fed up with Grandpa when he can no longer feed himself - and he doesn't remember who he is.

    This needs to be fixed. Now.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 11:59 PM  

  • Which is worse: indifference or very popular comedy shows doing takes on this

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:03 AM  

  • I will post a thought for you, Sherri. You are certainly not alone. As I comment, I see that you have had 68 visits in the past hour. People are doing important things in their lives. Preparations for Easter, eggs for the children, ironing their best clothes. preparing for visits with their families. Many important things that are a part of life. Things you were doing several hours ago while I moderated (and maybe messed up) your blogsite. We work together, all of us. Your groupies, minions, and trolls have held faithful to you over a very long time now (or at least intense). God Bless you. Christ had died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:06 AM  

  • philly girl..... Terri i dont remember exactly when it was that you came into my life and or how you touched my heart
    was it so many years ago was it when we both grew up in the city of brotherly love
    one girl from the north and one from the south
    did we share the same laugh at a game at the vet
    were we both on a cold street called broad on new years day
    was it that we both wore our hair the same way
    or maybe we both wore our school girl uniform too tight
    was it that we both shed a tear the same day when we heard of a girl named Karen
    was it that we both married to young to a man with to much control
    what is it Terri that draws people across time and space to hear and tell your story
    what is is Terri your courage your grace the tears we see on your beautiful face
    what is your message Terri .. what is it you are trying to say
    i Pray day and night that we get to hear it some day

    God Bless All

    By Blogger keeka, at 12:07 AM  

  • Hi Sherri,
    Thought we'd check in. This is so sad. I'm holding my sleeping baby girl in my arms and can't even begin to imagine what the Schindlers are going through--to be so helpless to do anything effective for their daughter.

    BTW, I think you should be more willing to delete the trolls in the next week or so.

    By Blogger Beautiful Belgian Babe, at 12:07 AM  

  • Sarah D.

    I agree, I probably shouldn't announce this here and now- but what the heck...

    I recently was voted as the Secretary in my distirct for the GOP... I am resigning....

    Not to say I will never support another Rep. candidate, but I will not WORK for the GOP.

    This will be my first step...

    I will also be contacting a friend of mine who is an attorney- I helped his campaign over the summer..

    I want to find out ALL the laws here in GA on these things and be sure to start FIXING THEM!

    I will also continue to expose what is going on in Florida and ANYWHERE ELSE I CAN...

    I will do all I can do ensure that Terri's suffering was not in vain...

    I am sure I sound like I am on a soapbox right now- but after what happen to my grandma and Terri-- I am determined....

    Straight Up has evolved into somehting different once again...

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:10 AM  

  • RWNJ

    You my dear, are gold! Thank you for your words of encouragment...
    We are ALL a TEAM!


    That was BEAUTIFUL!!!

    thank you for sharing this....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:11 AM  

  • bbb

    thanks for stopping in!

    Hug and kiss that baby for us!!!

    yes-- I will certainly use that delete button a little more during this time of mourning...

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:15 AM  

  • That sounds wonderful Sherri, convictions need to be acted on. We all need to do what is necessary to make sure this doesn't happen again.

    RWNJ - please, point us to the path that we need to take. I know you know what it is. :-)

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 12:18 AM  

  • I posted a new thread--


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:31 AM  

  • Sarah D.,
    Please keep in mind that I am one of very few right wingers on this blog. Most all of you are what I consider to be passionate conservatives. There is very little worthwhile to salvage in our current government. Singly, the greatest threat is the usurpation of power by the various judiciary systems. They have become gods in their own minds and that of the collective left. This is the first thing that must be fixed. I will give a detailed plan on how that happens later. To try to identify this as a Republican/Democrat thing is misleading. But more on that later, also.
    What we need now is prayer. For Terri, for ourselves, for this Nation, and for the world. We will pray thanksgiving for the good things the Lord provides, and ask for Divine Providence. We will ask for courage and strength because the impending battles are going to get mean. I hope this is enough to bolster your faith in God and in the future of America.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:32 AM  

  • compassionate conservatives is RWNJ's politically correct way of calling us a buch of bleeding heart Republicans...

    Just kidding RWNJ!

    Just had to get that in there!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:39 AM  

  • RWNJ - I'm not sure I'm as compassionate as you deem me to be. But, I will spend my time right now praying about and contemplating what is happening in this country.


    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 12:47 AM  

  • Sherri,
    That is probably correct! I love you all and what you have stood for. Insofar as we agree, it is our perceptions of the government, and its relationship to the people that we have disagreed. You will become more right wing as you become more engaged in this struggle (you already are, I assure you). But remember that being rightist does not mean being good. Nazis and supremacists (White, Black, Green, etc. are right wing also). All dogs are mammals, not all mammals are dogs.
    I am a Constitutionalist; I am not a Libertarian, a Separatist, or a Nationalist. But then, you should all know that by now.

    Sarah D.,
    You are more compassionate than you think you are. You just wear the chip on your shoulder more prominently than I do.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:56 AM  

  • Both men threw chairs at each other. Michael shoved a table at Schindler. The father and son-in-law put up their fists and began shouting. Mary, shaken by the show of anger, stood between the two men and physically separated them.

    It was the last time they spoke

    That is part of a pretty long piece at the LA Times: How Friends Became Enemies

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 AM  

  • but then they start to head off the cliff a little....
    Are you for real?
    you seem to have launched a rocket over the same cliff.
    trying to compare nazi germany to the U.S. get a grip Sherri. this the same America that helps pay your way through life so you have the time to write this stuff!!!!

    By Anonymous ylb, at 1:36 AM  

  • I just need to get something straight about why some people are so emotional about this. Is it due to your belief that she still has some cognitive ability, or do you believe that all people should remain on life support even if they are in a persistent vegetative state? And if you believe the latter, do you believe they should remain on life support if they have a living will? And do you believe the government should pay for it if they can't? I'm not really sure what the heart of the issue is for posters here.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 PM  

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