Kyle Richards Defends Sister Kim Over Bunny, Talks Lisa Rinna

Kyle Richards went through a lot of drama this season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and now she is breaking it down in a new interview on The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro.

Kyle actually confessed something fans may not know after the dramatic season one finale with her sister Kim. “I did go to therapy after season one and the therapist put me on Lexapro because I was having panic attacks after the limo thing with my sister,” she shared. “It was too much. And I’m a very emotional person. So it was really, really hard.”

Kyle went on to say that the drama can be “really, really challenging, way more so than, you know, acting or remembering lines for me – one hundred percent. It’s very emotional and you carry it with you and it’s very anxiety provoking. ”

Kyle also explained where her sister Kim was coming from at the reunion when she tried to give Lisa Rinna back the bunny she had bought for her grandson. Kim “did not feel it was sincere from Lisa Rinna. It was on camera, she felt like it was like trying to look like she was, you know, trying to make amends,” says Kyle, “but it wasn’t authentic is what Kim felt, so she didn’t want to give her grandson this bunny that she felt like had a bad… juju… so she brought it back at the reunion.”

Kyle insists she had no idea Kim brought the bunny, which is why she shut down. “I plug my ears when she pulled out the bunny – it’s so funny, I go like this and I plugged my ears, but it was first ‘Oh my God like Kim has balls.’ She does. And I knew that she meant what she was saying and I was like ‘Oh my gosh.’”

As for Rinna being upset at Kyle’s jokes about her lips? “I’m like you joke about your lips all day long, you know you have all these emojis with the big lips and the zipper with the lip, I’m like, I mean…sorry!”

Thank you to RealityTea for transcribing Kyle’s interview!

Photo Credit: Bravo


132 Replies to “Kyle Richards Defends Sister Kim Over Bunny, Talks Lisa Rinna”

  1. Kyle can actually do good if the meds she announced to help her anxiety can benefit others–IF SHE ACTUALLY SHOWS HOW they help her behave while filming!

  2. Truth be told, I am likely the only person in the world who didn’t give two hoots that Kim gave back that bunny.

    I find it overblown and not nearly as egregious as other shenanigans that have been pulled on the show, e.g. someone implying their cast mate’s husband was an adulterer (Camille vs. Kyle), having your Psychic Friend gleefully declare at a dinner table they can predict your enemy’s death (Camille vs. Kyle), hiding someone’s crutches at a party (the Richards vs. Brandi) publicly outing a cast mate as not being the biological other of her children (Brandy vs. Adrienne), planting tabloids in group situations to drag out harmful infidelity rumors on camera (LisaV vs.Kyle), making fun of someone’s ethnicity (Brandy vs. Joyce) driving a wedge between siblings (Brandy vs. Kyle), throwing wine in someone’s face (Brandy vs. Eileen), trying to rattle skeletons on air from a dead and court directed gag-order buried rumor-come-divorce-scandal for a storyline (LisaV vs. Eileen), and toying with people’s legitimate illnesses to carry one’s lack of a storyline (LisaR vs. Yolanda and Kim), and then a husband blatantly lying about seeing a vagina to make an episode edit (The Kemsleys vs. Erika).

    While Kim made a dramatic gesture to be sure, in the grand scheme of foolery that is on this show, it didn’t even rank anywhere near others in terms of offensiveness and having actual collateral damage to people’s lives. If I were someone dealing with a sh** starter like Rinna who’s always out for her next scandal, hot one minute, cold the next & using me as a scapegoat to ensure her employment, I would give that Amityville Bunny bunny back, too.

    Lisa has made herself the center of attention and the star of the show, but as entertaining as she can be, she also has cutthroat tendencies that wouldn’t allow me to trust her bony ass as far as I could pick her up and throw her. She is ruthless to those she perceives as weaker than she is, and unless you have proven yourself to be stronger or more powerful than she is on this cast, she doesn’t have a genuine bone of concern in her body for you. That bunny gift was staged for optics, and I wouldn’t trust the energy behind it either. Lisa Rinna gifts you to the face, then stabs you from behind as soon as your back is turned.

    I am VERY sensitive to energy, and frankly have never been above dumping someone’s sh** in the garbage if it carries bad energy from friend OR frienemy. Granted, I wouldn’t relinquish the gift in a group setting, because, well, OUCH, that hurts, and shows a lack of etiquette…but I’m also not allowing malignant energy into my personal space for anyone…especially not someone that continually sets out to hurt and disparage me. So sorry, I don’t want your little blue demon. Take your possessed ass bunny right back to wherever it is you hide those icy glares, hands that went for my throat, and text messages saying that you will F*** me up, because that’s the REAL you and I don’t want that around my family nor in my home.

    1. I LOVE “The Amityville bunny” reference, very nice! I have never liked Kim, but I agree with every word you just said accept it was Kim that hid the crutches, and Kyle didn’t know till the end of the night. She wasn’t there when BG was looking for them. I think that night she was so concerned about Kim, nothing else mattered. Kim came to that stupid party looking to me like she just got out of bed. Her make-up was smeared all over her face, and Kim always hides in bathrooms when she is using and boozing. I think her and Rinna are even in evil. Both of them are nasty. I hope so much her and Harry Hamlin get a spin-off, although I have no idea what they would show, that way I don’t have to drag the dot past her segment to keep from gagging. She has had exactly 2 events at her home, both outside, or anywhere for that matter for her entire time on the show. Oh, wait…she was given that Angel Food Award, so that was an event centered around her. We know zip about her except she has her ass waxed on TV and she personally makes me as sick as Kim does. Whenever the light is on her for her behavior, she points to someone else’s as worse. That is a very immature reaction to the BS she spouts about “her truth.”
      And, as I have said before, I would never leave my baby or child alone with Kim, Mom or no Mom, Grandma or no Grandma, ever in this lifetime. Kim is way to unpredictable, and one never knows what might set her off into a drunken spree, with or without pills included. Even after 5 years of “sobriety” any alcoholic can slip. I’m not saying it isn’t a disease, I am saying I wouldn’t and don’t care why anyone might lose control and forget they had my Son with them. So, so many accidents can happen in a normal, sober household that adding a drunk Kimmy into the mix is just to risky.

    2. I agree with everything you said Wine and Roses. I wish I had your memory. I forgot half the incidents you cited. Good job.

  3. When my husband and I met and got married over 37 years ago he brought to our shared house some wedding gifts from his first marriage. Some pieces of furniture and decorative stuff. I only got rid of the last of those wedding gifts (crystal glasses wine, sherry etc) 7 years ago. It never bothered me. I thought they were nice and we couldn’t afford nice wine glasses etc so I kept and used them. Can you tell I don’t really believe in the bad juju? I’m being a bad West Indian for feeling that way. Since I grew up with lots of stories of Obeah ( that’s what we call it in Barbados). I learned not to make fun of people who do believe even though we do it behind closed doors.

    1. Goodness Michelle, Did not know you’re from Barbados, my sister lives there & I’m from Trinidad & Tobago originally myself. Do you still live there?

      1. Oh wow Starr….I was born in Trinidad but grew up in Barbados. All my fathers family are Trinis and my mother’s family are Bajans. I still have an aunt in Port of Spain though everyone else have pretty much left.

        No, I live here in the States now. South Florida. From my family I’m the only person living outside of Bim (God’s retirement home). I’m actually going down next Thursday for the weekend to celebrate Mother’s day with the whole damn gang.

        Sweet you’re born in Trinidad. When did you leave?

        1. Oh, enjoy with the family. I love B’dos myself. Dont travel much anymore–health. I have tons of family in Trinidad & I mean tons.
          It was a wonderful place to grow up in, I have so many happy memories. Everyone so friendly & helpful, always will be. I love West Indian food, stewed chicken, rice, provisions, kalaloo soup, sancoche soup, saltfish & dumplings & all curried dishes.etc: Unfortunately my family does not, so I rarely ever cook the above. Plus, I am a vegetarian because of my deep love for animals.
          We had the same experience when the Queen visited, waving the small British flags given. Like you, I was a little white girl with flaming red hair, so I kinda stood out myself. Happy days those were.
          Enjoy your time with the gang & lime a lot.

        2. Oh I forgot to answer your last question. I left the day after I was married & moved to Boston, but returned many times thereafter.
          In the early years we lived in Wood Brooke & then we moved to Good Wood Park. Both in the P.O.S area you could say.

  4. So nice to know there is a fellow Ohioan on here. Here in NE Ohio we have had quite a few thunderstorms yesterday and today. Have a good daySunshine.

  5. I find it suspect that Kim returned that bunny on National TV. She couldn’t just throw it away and be done with it? No way! She used the bunny to bring attention to herself and provide possible story line material for future appearances or a permanent spot on the show. For something she felt was “bad juju”, she held on to it long enough to bring it to the reunion. Kim needs to focus on her recovery and quit carrying around resentment for someone she can choose not to have in her life. Don’t like Lisa Rinna? Stay away from her and the drama!

      1. You mean you can ‘see’ me???? I don’t know what happened…I had to do a new profile!! I’ve missed my friends!!!

          1. Awwww….y’all are too kind!!! I’m so far behind, I haven’t had a chance to watch the last reunion. We went to Nashville or Nashvegas and had a blast!
            How are you?

              1. It was a lot of fun! We did it up right! Too many drinks, too much food and too much fun! It rained more than not (which is why a beach trip is necessary), but didn’t stop us! I was a little skeptical going to Nashville and now I’m hooked!!! Loved every minute!

                1. You work so hard, I’m glad you had a great vacation. You deserve it. We live about 30 miles from a beach and I never go

        1. They lost you? That is weird. It is great to see you again. We were all wondering if you were on a long vacation or something. Was that gala in Nashville? I know it must be a great town with a lot of very musical and artsy types living there.
          I only stopped at the airport in Nashville once or twice on the way back to NJ from PR, as a country star exited the plane, many years ago. Funny, the flight attendant told us we could use the bathroom in First Class because ours was not working or something, and when I walked into First class (not the bathroom), a man shielded himself from me. I knew nothing about country music back then…and found out later it was Eddie Rabbitt who got off in Nashville. My FIL knew who it was. That was eons ago.
          I hope you had a great time at that gala. I am sure you wowed them all!

          1. The system wasn’t allowing me to post…so I made a different profile?! The gala was in Dallas, it was beautiful. A lot of ‘fancy’ people with me and the hubs – ha! We always feel a little out of place just because we choose to live a more simple life.
            Eddie Rabbitt that’s great. We missed Brad Paisley at Tootsies by 30 minutes.

        1. That happened to me too a while back, I couldn’t post. It was so frustrating if I had something to say. When it is days later, people are over it and no one to discuss it with. So glad you made it thru the weird and treacherous winds of the internet. Welcome back.

        2. I tried to reply below after the offer of a ride, but it did that disappearing act, then it won’t post. So, thank you SO much. It has been too long, my kids were early teens,and my Pit Boss rode his Harley to the work party. He took me puttin’, and I think it was the first and only time my hubby was jealous. We have to keep those husbands on their toes, right? Haha.

  6. Kim’s actions were totally a stunt move, but I remain confused as to why people think that Kim embarassing Rinna by giving her back a gift on television is anywhere in the same ballpark as Rinna spreading rumors (or since Rinna had no knowledge and made them up, lies) that Kim was not sober and was near death. Those two things are not even close to being on the same level. Rinna had much worse coming, frankly.

  7. Good Morning Sunshine. I am sorry I missed this until today. You are so sweet.
    We are doing well here, thankfully. Hubby had surgery Monday and was checked by the eye doc yesterday, and all is well. He went back to work today. His vision is so much better in that eye now. He sees the doc next week, and they will discuss his other eye…which was the clearer eye, but it does also have a cataract. He has to wear those dark sunglasses when outside but not forever.
    It is bright and sunny here today, and I just took my dog for a walk and came back and gave him a bath and blow dry, so he is nice and clean. It is a very pretty day here.
    I hope you have a lovely day and week. Thank you again for your blessings. You are very appreciated. XOXO (On my laptop, so not sure how to find emojis.) 😉

  8. Hey Rain! What happened? kt was here and then she disappeared? Maybe she was busy.
    Nice to see you kt! It is great to hear that you had a great time in Nash Vegas. 🙂

  9. Haha I don’t know about that. I just got dressed and I look like a 20 pound Turkey stuffed in to a 5 pound bag

  10. I don’t know about that – there were a lot of hot chicks – with bigger boobs who filled our their dress. LOL

  11. Hi again Sunshine! I am keeping my fingers crossed about the kidney stone. He is to have lithotripsy for the remaining kidney stone that is three times larger than the last 2 stones in the last few months. They will use ultrasound to blast it to bits…that hopefully will pass more easily. That is next on the agenda, later in the month, since they would not do it so close to the eye surgery. It is no fun getting older.
    Thanks for your concern. XOXO

    1. So the Lithotripsy (I’m assuming that’s some kind of lazer?) is to blast the 2 larger pieces into smaller bits so they can pass easier? Lordie Lordie….no such thing as passing easier at all! By the way, drinking lots of coconut water will help them pass faster along the way (as per the Caribbean doctors). Your poor hubby. Good luck.

  12. I think I just wrote that to Sunshine at the top of this page.
    He went back to work today. He had the surgery Monday on the one eye and sees so much better already. He was at the doc’s yesterday for a checkup and he is doing even better than expected, so he is very happy. Now he will have to have the other eye done…not sure when. He sees the doc next week.
    The kidney stone is the next thing to have blasted…near the end of the month, and I need to get that date, myself. It is a lot at one time.
    I am well. I just took a nice walk with my dog on a nice sunny day that is not too hot or humid, so I feel fine. My eldest sister has a health scare now, as of yesterday. She went to her doctor and she has A Fib with a rapid Ventricular response. She has been medicated…but not admitted, since she felt no symptoms herself and sees the cardiologist tomorrow for more tests and monitoring. She went to the doctor for her tummy issues…and it was found by accident, with a heartbeat in the 160s… I worry about her, and just got off the phone with her. She is on the correct medications, but I wish she was admitted for observation…
    Thanks for asking. You got more than your bargained for there, though!
    Love you. XOXO

    1. Hi Sandy. I’m so happy that the hubby is doing better. I hope everything goes good for your sister. You guy’s are in my prayers

      1. Thanks so much, Daisy. You are sweet.
        My sister is so concerned about her husband, she sometimes just does not think about her own health. She was on her way, with him, to one of his doctors today when I called her. He usually drives, but he has a world of health issues, and she is the one with better health. Then she has “a friend” who had heart issues and surgery, and now she is worried about surgery. I told her not to worry herself sick listening to stories from friends. Well, she did have some big disagreement with her son the other day, and now she thinks it caused this heart issue. Her son, my nephew, has a hot temper and he is the one with problems. Over the years my nephew has become extremely successful and lives like the BH Housewives. He even has a Bentley now…and he is not the same person he was before all of this. He is stressed out or something and he has anger issues, etc.
        I feel sorry for my sister and her husband with children who just don’t respect them they way they should.

        1. Sandy, this is not my business to be sure, but we give my mom a small dose of citalopram every day for anxiety since Dad died, a very small dose, and it has made a total difference in her health and nervous energy. Again, not my business, it just helped so much.

          1. Thanks, Sunshine. It is hard for me since I don’t live too near her, and my niece does talk with me about her, but she is too self absorbed herself to do very much and she also has been very difficult at times. My niece did go to the doctor with her, anyway. I cam talk my sister, but I cannot talk with her doctor, due to privacy laws.

        2. That’s so sad Sandy. We as women tend to put everything ahead of us. I hope she can get some answers soon. It’s very sad that some children forget everything that ones parents do for them. I hope that they will work it out

          1. I think the money and power went to his head. He has become cold as a result, and that is worrisome. I also think, by what I am hearing, that he has a drinking problem. I told my sister that you cannot reason with someone who is drinking like he is, and then she says alcoholism is not in our families? She is some sort of denial, saying alcoholism does not run in our families. She did say she knows he drinks a lot, and even said his speech was slurred when he last called her in a rant about her forgetting something quite minor in the scheme of things. He drinks a lot, and I believe a lot of what he does against his parents is some sort of displaced aggression. I think the problem with my niece and nephew, is that they were very spoiled and overindulged, and it was easier to buy things for them to quiet them down when they had tantrums, etc., than to deal with the problems. Now, one child is very successful (probably because he married well too), and the other lives off mom and dad for life, thinking they will live forever too…It is sad but true.
            Sorry to vent here. I spent years trying to reason with my sister when the children were younger, but she did not listen. Now she deals with this…

            1. That’s all so very sad. Alcoholism doesn’t have to run in family for someone to have it. Sometimes you just have step away and let them figure it out. My sister spoiled her children beyond belief and yes I see things in them that will be problematic in the years to come. I tried to talk to her about it but that didn’t go over well

              1. Daisy, I understand. She would tell me how difficult her children were when younger, and I would say that you cannot reward negative behavior. She went on doing the same thing and did not listen.
                Even when we could afford more, we did not just buy lots of things for our boys. They had to earn them, like with a good report card, or for a holiday like a birthday or Christmas. We never just bought them things like new cars. They drove older cars after high school that we chose. They got summer jobs. They did very well in school. We taught them it is wise to be frugal, and they both are, too. Well, I made sure my boys grew up as friends, and they are very close friends who do a lot together. I am lucky they are so close at almost six years apart. We did our best.

                1. We are so alike in our parenting beliefs. All one can do is our best, and good parents do that. It comes natural to some, it was for me. I had a friend who said to me she would have more kids if they behaved like mine. her little girl ran her Mom, and what a little brat she was. She, the mom, said to me one day “do you just MAKE them do it?” I was confused, and said, “Yes.” I had the chance the next day to be an example. My 2 year old had a little tantrum, her 2 and done because she was tired and the mom friend was staying with us for her vacation, and the other little girl got away with this crap. She threw a “Golden Book” ( remember those?) on the floor, and just looked at me like “whatdya gonna do!” I said, real sweet like always, “pick up the book, honey” She actually said “no.” Well, I said it again, and her little lip started trembling because she knew this was uncharted ground for us, but not the brat kid. She just stood there, you know, let’s see how far I can push it like all kids do. So, I just stood up behind her little self and took her little arms and used my knee to bend hers, and picked up the book using her hands, by now she was crying, t was horrible for me too, and I walked her to the bookshelf ad we put it on there.

            2. Why, I wonder, like the weird Eden, do people think it HAS to be in the blood? If your ( the universal “your”) drinking causes problems in your life, then you have a drinking PROBLEM. Only the person themselves, and maybe the closest ones know if they have an alcoholic on their hands.
              I wondered what you thought when Eden was being so strange when Kim said she was getting a little anxious about her daughter being pregnant. That she felt a little like when she was herself pregnant. I didn’t think like Eden did and said in talking head “Why are you having anxiety about your daughter’s pregnancy? One drink and Goodbye!!!” Wow, that was weird to me. I know you have son’s, but being so smart and a nurse and all gives you more insight, IMO. I hope you take that as the compliment it is, not a burden. Most of my blood siblings had or have a drinking or pill problem. I was very young when I quit using drugs, and all it took was one really good doctor to explain what I would look like and be at 30 if I didn’t stop at 19, when I tried to say I didn’t use. He said “I am not you Dad honey, and I can’t tell anyone. But honey, you will never have children if you don’t quit using meth.” Back then “bennies or dexies” It made my endometriosis way worse, and he said so before my first major surgery on my female parts. I’d had that since puberty, and 9 weeks later, I was pregnant. That doctor, Dr. Forrester, saved my life and my soul.

  13. He’s my arm candy! He’s way hotter than me!
    Yes…can never find pants long enough.
    So…what did I miss?

    1. kt , I’m not sure you were around but our lovely Sue passed away! I’m sorry to be the one to tell you sweetie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      1. I’m so sorry, Rain! I know you were such good friends. I wish there was more I could say, I am speechless and have a broken heart. I loved Sue, I will light a candle for her as I listen to her songs!

        1. Kt, poor Suze was in so very much pain toward her last days, and she was dyspneic as well. She became bedridden at her home and she was on oxygen. She still wrote me a short one a couple days before she passed, planning her next week with visitors.
          The only thing that helps to deal with her loss is knowing she is no longer in such terrible pain. She is sorely missed.

    2. Me too with the pants. My Daughter was 1/4 inch shy of 6 feet, and could never find the right jeans until her big sister turned her onto “True Religion” jeans. She bought a bunch of right fitting expensive jeans and all for her back when she made lot’s of money. Nan looked so good with her hair down to the waist of the jeans….
      Nashville sounds fun.
      Garth Brooks came into the restaurant I worked in way back. It was on the Airport, the private air field was outside the windows that were all along one wall. It was really beautiful at night. Anyway, it was early, I was the opener, and he sent someone in from the private air company to make sure he wouldn’t be mobbed, the place was empty! The restaurant was in the middle of the business and warehouse district, business lunch clientele. Best clients I ever served, I worked there for 6 years. He was a jerk, and the 2 people with him also. He left me a scrunched up dollar, I kid you not. He was actually pissed that no one was there to mob him, that is for sure. I knew the woman who came over to tell me that I was to pretend I didn’t know who he was, which was so hilarious, as I wouldn’t have recognized him from Adam, we both rolled our eyes, because we got celebs in there a lot. The President came there twice, Secret Service all over, now that was exciting. I still have the card of one of the Secret Service men who was the boss gave me. Gold embossed card, nice man, a real gentleman, and very very good looking. I was a young woman then. I got to stand 10 feet from the 1st President Bush. What a sharp dresser, and I have to say of all the “stars” I saw there, he was the most impressive.

      1. Yes, they are about the only jeans long enough.
        I have heard Garth can be a jerk. I’ve heard the same of Reba – which is shocking, but it came from a reliable source. My mom met the 2nd President Bush when he was Governor, she shook his hand and said ‘you’re more handsome in person and I’m never going to wash my hand again’ He smiled and said something like aren’t you sweet. She also met Reagan.

  14. Thanks, Rain. I know my hubby was surprised they did not admit her because her heart rate was quite rapid. I just don’t get it. Her doctor did a lot right and then she just called the cardiologist and she has an appointment tomorrow? Years ago, the cardiologists I knew would see her in the ER and admit her for observation at least overnight and run the proper tests. She is not young, and that is even more reason to observe her. So, I had to tell her to not overdo it. She is quite thin and runs around a lot. She goes up and down two flights of stairs in her huge home all the time. I told her not to do that so much…and walk slower. Anyway, I don’t get it about the doctors. They both graduated from excellent schools and great residencies/ fellowship, too.
    I walk Corey at least 3 times a day. This one walk was half a mile and he is a toy breed at a little over 9 lbs weight. He actually walks very fast too. I gave him a bath and blow dry and he is napping now. I woke very early…5. I need a nap now I think..but I won’t nap. XOXO
    Love you! Thanks for being you!

    1. I bet you do need a nap. All the worry makes a girl tired. Emotional tired is harder, IMO, when we feel helpless like you must do right now. The worst day with Suzy for me was my BD, just 3 days before she passed, and she sent me one of those e-cards. God, I cried my eyes out all day, because I knew, she was down to writing words, no punctuation or wrong place, she was just too tired to fix it and that was the sign for me. God will take good care of her now. Rest In Peace, Sweet Sue, we will never forget you.

    1. I would go puttin’ right now if a Harley pulled up, chopped or stocker, sissy bar or not. Nothin’ sounds like a Harley, putt, putt, putt……..damn, no motorcycle emoji.

  15. Hi, I am sorry I did not get back to you sooner. With the hubby home and then my niece all worried about my sister, and my sister’s health scare, I was not online as usual.
    I agree about Kim watching any child or animal unsupervised. She cannot be trusted. I wrote animal, since I believe a lot of what happened with Kingsley was owner related. If you raise a dog to be mean, it will be mean. She also did not deal with the problem early and let him bite others. Well, anyway, there is no way I would let her watch my child if I was a parent of a young child. I think she should get to see the child, but she cannot be alone.
    Rinna tried to be nice, maybe, or maybe not, but I think the bunny may have been Harry’s idea and not hers. Did I read that somewhere? My memory is fuzzy. I think it was not quite right when she and Kim were not friends. Either way, if someone gave me a bunny like that, I would say thank you and then just never mention it again. I don’t think it was bad luck, but if I did not want it, I would just donate it or something. It is not the bunny itself that was the problem.

  16. That sounds like a nice idea. I have never had a real massage. I chickened out years ago when I received a gift card for one at a present.
    Thanks, Rain. XOXOXO

  17. Oh holy shit, Rain, do they realize they’re like chihuahuas chasing a greyhound? You’re not being fair, hahaha!

  18. You’re too sweet, Rain. Friday is my granddaughter ‘s senior night at softball. She wants us to walk with her on the field with her momma, because she said the three of us raised her. What a kid she is.
    When she was little, she used to hate going by cemeteries. She would hold her breath. One time she asked if her Opa and I would be buried there. I told her, no we are going to be cremated. She said that was so great, and could she please have our top halves, the part where are hearts are?
    She is a wonderful person.

    1. Wow! That was deep for a child, or anyone now that I think on it for a minute. Yes, we are all going that way in my family, too.
      That is so wonderful to hear about her wanting you both to walk the field with her, what an honor and what a special young lady she must be. I am so happy for you.

  19. I will go back and read all I missed. Next time I’m on shift, I will have all the firefighters, EMT and Paramedics dance to her song in her memory. I think that’s the best way I can honor her. I’m sorry I wasn’t here with y’all during that time.

    1. Kt, Sue would have loved that. Such a perfect way to honor her memory. Can you record and post it here? A guy in uniform dancing around….. Too hot

      1. I will try…I tried once for Sue – the guys suddenly got shy and wouldn’t perform! And some are hot and others yeah, not so much. LOL

          1. I guess it’s cause I spend too much time with them…haaaa…I know all their gross habits. But you’re right!
            So Kileen area huh?

            1. When you know their gross habits that does take the fantasy out of it. I lived in Belton in my younger years

              1. It’s like having 10 brothers….which is probably why I was HW to have some female drama. Pretty area, I lived in Austin for a while – Georgetown is family base.

                1. Ugh brothers. One sister is more than enough for me. Austin was always fun. Almost like being in another world

                  1. I have one brother, 4 boys and 1 husband…I’m surrounded!! My sis lives in Austin – nice to visit but…always nice to come home!

                    1. In my family it’s almost nothing but bitchies. I’d prefer more men. I normally get along much better with guys. Most women just don’t get me

  20. I agree with Rain (again) we all love you and so did Sue but even more important we ALL have mad respect for you and everything that you do to help others

  21. Yes, I’ll wear it again and either trade with a friend or resale. I shopped while in Nashville too…yikes!
    We really did…who knows we could have seen the next Garth Brooks?!

  22. Oh Sandy…..nice! Sandy Lane…how long ago was that? I watched Elton John playing tennis on the tennis courts there with a girlfriend. It was one of my hanging out spots as a teenager. It was knocked right down to the ground a good few years ago now and rebuilt and unfortunately, the local rif-raff can’;t gain entry so easily any more. I have been since it was rebuilt (for dinner) and they did a fabulous job of it.

    As far as the Queen….I have a Queen story… Bajan grandmother just adored the Royal family and since Barbados was a place they all visited often, we would take to the streets to wave at her too. One day (I think my last memory of the Queen’s visit..’60’s?) my grandmother dressed us up in our finest, even with little white lace gloves, and hats. She drove us to a spot along the route and parked up. We got out and sat on the bonnet (hood) of the car with our little English flags. I swear the Queen looked right at us and gave us an extra wave as she drove by in her convertible. We couldn’t have been missed actually…….3 little white little girls sat upon a car surrounded by local black people. We stood out.

    As far as Rihanna is concerned, I understand that a guy I dated way back in the 70’s is an uncle of hers but I haven’t really verified that however.

    The Jolly Roger is still going strong! Man, that is an institute now. One more quick story……back when I was a kid and we walked to school we had to walk right where the Jolly Roger was moored in the harbour in town and we would stop and watch as the people loaded on to it and we would always pick a few people out (it was a game), the straighter laced the better, then on our way home from school we would watch them all disembark. We watched for our picks……We would compare their straight, sober selves getting on the boat and watch how stinking drunk they were when they got off. It was hilarious ! Well, we thought so anyway.

    Its changed a lot since my growing up. We actually have a highway which I STILL can’t navigate very well. It still always want to drive the “Coast Road” because I knew that like the back of my hand.

    Thank you Sandy and Starr. Its fun talking/writing about my little island. 🙂

  23. The front entrance of Sandy lane back when and now is still the same except spruced up beautifully. I can absolutely see the waiter bringing his hot dogs on a silver tray. That’s funny.

    We’ve seen many starts. I saw Mick Jagger with Jerry Hall, Paul McCartney and Linda walking the beach (he was a pretty frequent visitor until I think he got charged with possession of marijuana…..joke, right?!). We watched, now this is old “Tamarind Seed” being filmed on the beach with Omar Sharif. He was so lovely. He would take like a million pictures a day with locals. Anyone who asked he always gave them a picture or autograph. Tom Jones rented a house near to my aunt and he hit on her a few times. She claims she never took up with him because he was married but well………Claudette Colbert lived in Barbados, though she was a big bitch and when she died the locals were angry because she didn’t leave anything to her loyal staff. I frequented a hotel that was right next door to Ms. Colbert’s home so while sitting on the beach or by the pool side we got to see a lot of Frank Sinatra who was a frequent visitor with her. He wasn’t the nicest person either. We knew from experience not to approach him but the tourist didn’t know so we would watch them as they approached him or took a picture without his permission. He would usually be rude and tell them no and if someone took a picture without his permission, he walk right over to them and rip the camera out of their hand; open the back of it and rip the film out of it. He quarreled with me once at the local hospital. He was right to, but it still urked me. I worked at a posh hotel and one of the guests had to send a message via Telex so I typed it for this very nice and chatty man. He asked about local pubs and places to go and where did I go (while we waited for a response). I did see him a few times and he was always chatty and friendly. I even saw him at the airport flying home. He came up to me and chatted again about his stay. We said goodbye and off he went. It was only then that I found out who he was. My girlfriend who worked at the airport came running up to me asking me about him and she couldn’t believe I didn’t know who David Bowie was……..

    1. Wow Michelle, none of the above ever happened my way except for Robert Mitchum & Rita Hayworth that was filming there & actually had lunch at my cousin’s home. Oh & Rock Hudson as well–I got to see him having lunch at Simpson’s hotel as we went to swim there every day during our summer break. You have definitely opened up some old memories for me.

      1. Starr, I think we’re close in age……did you ever go to the Yacht Club? In P-O-S. I remember my grandfather taking us there to the HUGE swimming pool. I can even remember the changing rooms and everything. Then we would have lunch after swimming.

        Robert Mitchum……I love that guy. He reminds me so much of my hubby not in looks but in personality. A no-nonsense strong character one you have to beat around the head often so he knows who’s really boss?! Rock Hudson….wow! Love. Rita Hayworth….I wonder what movie they were filming. Do you remember? I would to find it. How did they get to have lunch at your cousin’s house?

        1. Hi Michelle, actually we lived right next to the yacht club. I would take my kids walking along the shore & it was there we found an abandoned pup that we took home & called ‘ PollyAnna’. The love of the family.
          R. Mitchum, R.Hayworth were in T’dad filming “Fire Down Below”. Somehow, my cousin invited them, they accepted & was there for lunch. You know how it goes there, everyone knows everyone, so my cousin must’ve known someone who knew them & that’s how that happened.
          But no, never swam there as by that time, we had a pool. Before marriage, I & many cousins swam at the Simpson’s pool, in the Shorelands area where the yacht club is & that’s where Rock Hudson was staying, at the hotel with the same name & was on the veranda having lunch. He sure was handsome.
          Those were the good old days & simple ones too.
          Enjoy your vacay.

  24. Yes I have an accent. If you don’t recognize West Indian accents I sound like I come from a lot of places, apparently…….British (though that’s not far off since the Welsh accent is very like a Trinidadian accent), South African, Australian most of the time. Thanks for letting me share ’em. 🙂

  25. Yes, alcohol or pills, using and/or boozing, either way she is a risk I would NEVER take with my kids. They’re grown now, but I remember my own sister and the one time I left my 6 month old with her. She had her for 4 hours only. Never again. She let her get sunburned, which was unfuckingbelievable to me, being in the Sun can kill a baby. People looked at me like I abused her, as her little skin on her cheeks turned brown and flaky. God, it was awful, for her and me. I took her directly to her Pediatrician and he gave me a Rx. for her skin, so apparently it didn’t hurt after that 1st day. I was lucky he knew who I was as a Mom, or he might have called someone…..but my sister had the same doctor. We lived in a tiny mud puddle town, I never go back there now, but anyway……never something I risked again in my life.

  26. R. Sandy, so sorry. Another death in the family yesterday, a well known, well respected icon. So, been a bit off. Will respond to Michelle now. Thanks for the holler.

  27. Goodness R.Sandy, I hope your sister will be okay. You’re dealing with so much, your husband’s cataracts & Kidney stones–so painful. My hubby suffers with that as well. I will be keeping you & yours in prayer.
    At this point on my end, since Jan.2nd, we’ve lost by now over 23 members of our family–all in Trinidad. Rough.

  28. I hope you all don’t mind me butting in, have enjoyed these beautiful stories that are warm and lovely memories. I would like to thank you for sharing, and offer my condolences, dear Starr.

  29. First, I keep on missing stuff and here we are 4 days gone! Why do you even HAVE stitches? By now I am sure, barring infection, that the pain is a tight itchy feeling, crossed fingers.
    Mine were also good at restaurants. When I came to Reno, I got a job on the first day. I worked 6 days a week, which was good since 2 days in every pay period had overtime. Anyway, my husband of 32 years in July worked there until it closed, maybe 15 more years. We always went out on Monday night. The kids were small and learned that it was just easy like dinner at home. No big. And, we went to nice places, Black Anges, Marie Callendars, Miguel’s, regular restaurants. Not KFC or McD’s, EVER. I mean when they became teens once in a while I would send my 17 year old, with her younger sisters tagging along to a fast food place to bring dinner home, but that was if I was simply too exhausted to worry. Besides, bi-annual fast food isn’t toxic, hahaha. This is why our children are such well rounded members of society, who contribute to the betterment of the world. Yours are younger than mine, so mine didn’t have electronic toys or gameboy type entertainment. They knew who the boss was from the time they were tiny. It was never a struggle, just a fact. I do not and never have argued with children. Mine was a peaceful home with established rules, and as long as those were followed all was well. The rules didn’t change at whim, as some of my friends and family thought best. I mean, who’s perfect. I gave in too, on occasion. If they weren’t too tired I would let them stay up later and/or……but that just shows flexibility, not weakness.

    1. Sorry I missed this too. I was busy with my sister in the hospital and she is still there since Thursday.
      I was thinking of you tonight and wanted to send you kisses and hugs and saw this from you. I felt you needed some hugs or maybe we both do. ((((((H U G S)))))). XOXOXO

  30. Thanks so much 3 D’s. Unfortunately your one great loss is the biggest of all & something you’ll never get over. But have the comfort that one day you will be re-united. I truly know & believe that.
    My relative who will be buried tomorrow will bring in crowds of thousands. The family is setting up live the entire thing for us who cannot be there. Wow, the president came to the house to pay homage as well as the Prime Minister.
    This is going to be a big one & well deserved. May his much deserved soul rest in peace now.
    Thanks so much again, so much appreciate.

  31. Thanks so much R. Sandy. Just got through attending live the funeral. Thank goodness for modern tech, all the family, not there, far & wide were able to share, so grateful for that. It was a life well lived, RIP Tony.

    1. Hi Starr. Yes, it was nice you could share that time with your family from afar. I know it helps with all that you are feeling right now to have that closeness and to be a part of it.

    2. Oh Starr, I’m so sad for you. I do hope that one day soon you’ll get to go back down to Trinidad for a visit but it will be a happy time of reuniting. Not so much for a funeral, eh?

    3. Starr…..I just figured out who your family member is? I knew Tony many years ago. I worked for him. My first job actually for one of his businesses in Barbados. I actually worked for the managing director and the CFO but when Tony visited, I being the secretary, had to take the minutes of the meeting (in shorthand…ugh!). Yes of course Tony got a huge funeral. The man was Trinidad! He’s almost damn near Barbados too! You must also know Steven E? That’s who I worked for. Sorry I only just put it together. I found out about his passing last week. How are ya’ll related?

      1. Michelle, 100% correct. Wow!!!! what a tiny world. I would never have have known that, you worked for him. What a sherlock Holmes you are.
        You’re right, Tony was Trinidad & a great part of our family.
        Very humble man for all his money. He was my husband’s relative. I love his wife & grew up with his kids, so I’m family as well. Who is Steven E? did not know his workers & am presuming he was one?
        Trinidad has lost a great man & the family even more.
        2 of his grand-daughters are married & live in Barbados.
        Oh Wow again Michelle, who would’ve thought.

  32. Lucky him. Hubby had two stones pass in as many months…terrible pain and he gets the nausea and vomiting with it too. My young son gets them the same way and had three events from age 18 to 22….and fingers crossed no more at almost 26.
    Hubby never had them until he was hospitalized with colon issues about ten years ago or so and just that once, and then recently so many all at once. We are not sure if radiation that he had somehow contributed to this or what exactly. My father in law is 92 and quite healthy and he had one kidney stone once in his life.

    1. My husband was prepared for the worst and luckily it turned out really good for him. That was …………….oh gosh………………..32+ years ago?! and since then (knock wood), nothing since. The doctor I called that night to pay a house visit (yes they still did that back then even in Barbados), said to my husband, “well now you know the pain your wife suffers going through natural child birth”……….that wasn’t nice but I did feel a little vindicated. No laughing matter when see them suffering though. When I took the hubby the next day back to the doctor he shot him up with a pain killer and he thought he was walking on air. We had to climb a flight of stairs and I had to stand behind him and push him up because he couldn’t figure out how to fly up them.

      1. I said that to my husband after he was over the episode. I said that is the closest thing to labor pains and childbirth you will have, and he said at least labor pains pause between contractions…but kidney pain is constant.
        He never had a baby squeeze out of him either. I had one natural childbirth and one Caesarean after 26 hours of intense induced labor that led to a uterine tear….Men. Sorry, but he does not get it.

  33. So sorry Michelle, began to respond to you yesterday, then my computer decided to not allow me to get in. My son just came & reset everything for me.
    I am surprised with each of your posts & I will tell Norman. Now are you’re with a company of their’s again or some other from the family?–which is so large one can never tell.

    1. Hey there…sorry it’s taken me this long to get back to you (even back on the board actually….) ….my husband owns an export company and he sells raw materials to a family owned company here in Miami. This Miami company buys for the Trinidadian companies. We sell to only one particular sector of the Miami company. As you know the family S of companies is expansive.

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