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Old 08-30-2008, 04:44 PM
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Nor do I. And when I think about it, I don't feel sad actually. Not that I'm heartless but I find it better to think of the good memories you have from her or some anecdotes. The one that always made me laugh is the story of Sarah and Diana going into a limo parked in the garage and Diana impersonating the chauffeur and Sarah imitating the Queen Mother. That's the stuff I like to remember of when I think of Diana.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:55 PM
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I always remember her on special days..like her birthday, 31st august, her childrens birthday's etc but dont do anything special.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:31 PM
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Her death and Dodi's death are still like a hard kick in the gut. Usually the 31st of August here in the USA is a holiday (Labor Day - end of summer) but ever since 1997, it is a gruelling , sad, somber day. I still cry.

There is a part of my heart that died there in the Alma tunnel.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:03 PM
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I don't do anything special really, but I've been feeling really depressed today I know it's not "time" yet but it just really hurts to think today was her last day, sometimes I wish someone could have stopped her, I know I sound soo cheesy cause I mean I don't know her , I never met her I barely remember her but after learning so much about her this day really gets to me.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:33 PM
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If I hadn't read this board I wouldn't have even realised that it was the anniversary. The date has no meaning for me at all. She has been dead for 11 years and I never met her so she was just a blip on the radar who had no meaning in my life or what I did or thought.

I can't understand why people would be still upset or anything, except for her family and really close friends, this long after a stranger died.

I would hate to think what you people would be like on the anniversary of a close family member - in our family we might get together this year for my mother's second anniversary and have dinner but I doubt it.

I am not saying you shouldn't be doing anything just that I find it strange.
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:59 AM
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I live close to the Pacific Ocean in the USA, so I take balloons to the sea and let them float upward to the sky until they are out of view. Last year it was ten, this year eleven. I also have a friend in the London area who places flowers and a card for me at KP. The day is always a bit somber for me as I wonder what Diana would have been doing, would she have had more children, who would she have married, what charities would she be involved in.......Eleven years and it seems like yesterday. Sad, very sad.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:59 AM
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I have to say that I don't think of Diana at this time, but of her sons. My heart goes out to them.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:46 AM
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Few news links :

Diana to be remembered on anniversary - Yahoo! News UK
11th anniversary of Princess Diana's death - Europe, World - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
NDTV.com: Remembering Diana on her death anniversary
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=622349
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:02 PM
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I still remember from the memorial service last year, Prince Harry joyously injecting the statement from both he and William about their mother when it was supposed to be a "reading". William looking down, choking back tears....

Oh, my heart aches for them every anniversary.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:06 PM
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I have found/seen nothing on the UK news even mentioning the 11th anniversary. Perhaps at last, the boys are able to remember their mother in private.

One small section -

Tributes have been paid to Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 11th anniversary of her death.

Fans of the Princess made their annual pilgrimage to her former home, Kensington Palace, to leave flowers and tie pictures and messages to the iron gates

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/2008083...y-dba1618.html
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:33 PM
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Personally, her death is the LAST thing that I want to remember about her.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:48 PM
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Goodness--it all seems a bit morose, doesn't it? Remembering her death with such lingering sadness and sentiment is almost morbid. I think it is best to remember her life and celebrate it. That's what death is, isn't it? Yes, its the end, but it's also a celebration of a person's life. Personally, while not the biggest fan of Diana, the image of her that I can most relate to her that makes me smile is that of her running up to her boys and hugging them after they had been apart (she's in this red and black checked suit) and you can really see the love and enthusiasm she brought to motherhood. I'm sure that is how her children remember her as well.
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Goodness--it all seems a bit morose, doesn't it? Remembering her death with such lingering sadness and sentiment is almost morbid. I think it is best to remember her life and celebrate it. That's what death is, isn't it? Yes, its the end, but it's also a celebration of a person's life. Personally, while not the biggest fan of Diana, the image of her that I can most relate to her that makes me smile is that of her running up to her boys and hugging them after they had been apart (she's in this red and black checked suit) and you can really see the love and enthusiasm she brought to motherhood. I'm sure that is how her children remember her as well.

I too remember that footage.
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Remembering her death is like remembering the saddest part of the story. I think it should be the day you recall the good stuff, whatever you liked about her. Would you prefer remembering the paparazzi pictures took after the car crash or the footage jcbcode99 mentioned? My choice is made.
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Goodness--it all seems a bit morose, doesn't it? Remembering her death with such lingering sadness and sentiment is almost morbid. I think it is best to remember her life and celebrate it. That's what death is, isn't it? Yes, its the end, but it's also a celebration of a person's life. Personally, while not the biggest fan of Diana, the image of her that I can most relate to her that makes me smile is that of her running up to her boys and hugging them after they had been apart (she's in this red and black checked suit) and you can really see the love and enthusiasm she brought to motherhood. I'm sure that is how her children remember her as well.
How right on you are jcbcode99, today really isn't a sad day, it's a day of remembering the life of this woman and not her death. My favorite memory of the Princess is when she was in the mother running race back in 89 or 90. I will always remember the image of Diana running to the finish line with the wind blowing through her hair and this big smile on her face.
My second favorite image was when she walked in the landmine field in Angola the trip was simply amazing.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:59 PM
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I looked through some early ROYALTY mags that a friend of mine recently sold me. Those were the days, when she was Lady Diana and then a very young wife and mother. I enjoyed remembering those times today.
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Finally! I found a youtube link that shows the footage of Diana running to meet the boys.

I am still looking for a photo of the mother's race--that was such a great picture of her. Don't get me wrong--I love all the pictures of her in the gowns and the jewels but even with the world at her feet and priceless jewels of the incomparable Queen Mary upon her head and neck she looked her happiest with her boys. That's the Diana I miss-the mother. I can sit back and criticize her role as the PRincess of Wales, the dissolution of her marriage, engage in the ever raging Camilla/Diana war--but I cannot criticize her as a mother. She was a fantastic mother and those are the pics I love of her. Her sons don't miss the woman in the jewels--they miss the mother who used to give them nose kisses.
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Now that I'm much more calm(I was really upset last night I think it really hit me how long it's been that's why) I have to say some of my fave Diana footage was her and the boys at Thrope Park and she was laughing her head off, I just loved it.
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Awesome work, TheTruth! I looked and looked and looked. I think those photos completely capture her exuberance for motherhood. It's a timeless image. Like I said, I love seeing the outfits and the jewels but this is the Diana that make so many love her.
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16 photos at the german magazine Bunte "Her way to the glamour-Queen"
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