Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shakespeare buck condolence card

Shakespeare buck

This beautiful card came in from a dear pen pal, condolences on my grandfather's death this summer. I link the post about his death here because the photo I used in it helped inspire this kind soul to choose this card, which is beyond perfect. You couldn't have chosen a more perfect card if you had known him.

The quotation by William Shakespeare reads:

His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world: "This was a man!"

It made me cry, but in a sweet, remembering sort of way.


  1. My brother-in-law (who was ill and could see the end coming) had an abridged version of this quote inscribed on his gravestone.

  2. Good morning Ilona. I love Shakespeare and quotations but don't remember the one on the card. You would not happen to know which of his plays it came from? Also last Friday my mothers birthday and I was thinking about alot that day and wishing she were still with me probably just as much as you thought about your grand father and wished he were around still.

  3. yes dont you just love it when ppl connect and kind of know how you are feeling ? I think some of our pen pals really do connect with us . thanks for sharing and posting this .

  4. I don't know what play this is from. Someone else might?

  5. Gorgeous, this card really touches the heart!

  6. Quote origins: a commenter on another post votes for Julius Caesar.