One year has passed 05 September 2013, since you dear Linda Danielle, Ironside, left us. Memories of your life, of your works and your deeds will continue in others.

In Memory of Ironside* Steel Magnolia* @MyNanny25
16 January 1955 - 05 September 2012 @ 23.20 pm


Letter from Heaven 
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.

Here, there are no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were
gone.  As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you

And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.

God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years

Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all what God has planned.

But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...

That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.


If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,

then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,

just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your
mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,

Remember you're not're coming here to me.

Always in my thoughts love from Pamalam xx



Amusing poem written by Ironside. 

Road Rage -
Just driving along at an average pace,
What's the hurry, I'm in no race,
When a car from nowhere comes into view,
What's his problem? I haven't a clue,
Beeping and shouting, flashing his lights
This kind of driver gets into fights,
Its been a bad day, I'm not in the mood,
People these days on the road are so rude,
Well, I'm not giving in, it's my right of way
Whatever happens, I will have my say,

Slowing down as he overtakes,

His rear lights show he's slammed on his brakes,

He gets out leaving his door ajar,

Walking swiftly, he approaches my car,
I wind down the window, I refuse to get out,
It's just me and him, no one else is about,
Excuse me Madam he says with a smile,

I've been trying to talk to you for the last mile,


He says he's a Policeman, his card shows the proof,

Did you know Madam, your bags on your roof?

Dani Smiles at Maria xx


Maria Carmen writes a letter to Dani /Ironside


 May be I'll try to write a letter from Earth to Heaven

Look at this: I'm having an enormous
difficulty in writing about you


Every day I remember you; every day you
 appear in my computer as I've kept your photos. And my throat
 knots up with the sadness of the loss of a friend. And I've also kept
all the mails we wrote to each other. They are so many really many
but they aren't enough. It's difficult because it's really painful that

you had to leave. You warned me. You told me and wrote that on a

mail. You had gone to a doctor's appointment, one of so many, and
you with your courage asked the doctor how much time you still had.
He answered. And the time he gave you ended up being right

And you asked the doctor with your husband next to you.

I remember well that day and can't forget it. I began writing
because of this bad news, of your announced death, and because of it
a still find it hard to talk to you today two days of a your first
anniversary of your trip there to Heaven, from where You wrote a
letter. I miss YOU very much as lack very much your company. It
was a daily happening and it was so rare you telling what of bad
was happening to You. You could say something about it No, I don't
forget what you told me the pain, you writing more and more so that
You wouldn't think about your disease and when the despair was too
much, You even told me about your suicide attempt, that one, with the
car against a tree BUT  then you would play with your special
sense of humour to lighten the pain. All the pain Like when your
husband said, that night the night of your departure, at least your
pain was over with him by your side holding your hand,
accompanying you. It was him there by your side but it was also us
through him accompanying you in your
voyage. Sorry, Dani. I .can't write any  
more. But before finishing  this letter, I
want to thank you so much for having been  
my friend. I love you and you are present every day and I miss you
so much and forever Probably I'm being selfish. Yes, I am!
 I am because I feel helpless without your daily presence.
Carmen (Like You call me) xx


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