Lynn, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Mob Wives Chicago, Big Brother, Inspirational Page

Good Morning,

Thank you everyone.


No word yet on donations to Lynn’s family.  Keep checking the comments – I’m sure WSL will let us know when arrangements have been made.  In the meantime here’s the other information:

The funeral will be on Tuesday  I believe the viewing is today.  I think some people are planning on going.  I hope they will convey our love and condolences to the family.

Friends of Lynn~~~~Please send all flowers and cards to Cuneo-Columbian funeral home, 10300 West Grand Avenue, Franklin Park IL 60131.

Obituary – please sign the guestbook

facebook page –

We will always Remember You (thank you Boston for creating this)


Inspirational Page

Good Morning Lynnfamily!

Since this is the first morning of the first week that we must all face the sad truth that Lynn is gone and we will not have her witty and kind words….as well as Housewife recaps and snark… start our day with, I wanted to help in some way and, after talking with NoMoreDrama, I offered to do an “Inspiration Page” that she will link on the banner of our new blog. It is one way I know to aid in the sorrow…and then the healing….of what we are experiencing.

I will likely post new inspirational messages every few days, to give everyone a chance to see them. But if you find you need more, I am happy to do it daily. I have lots of great messages, quotes, and insights to share, and I look forward to being with you here.

To start the page….and to start this week without Lynn…’s Inspirational Message is about Grief. I am posting some of my favorite quotes, with a little comment from me.

It is my sincere wish that it is some small help to everyone, and it is done with love and good wishes for you all!         ~MarDrag~

Please head over to the Inspirational Page and see what MarDrag has put together for us.


New Jersey – nomoredrama

Lynn’s blogs on the housewives brought us all here.  BB has volunteered to blog for us until the end of the season for both NJ and NY – and I think Lynn would have felt that BB was the right  – the only – person for this.   Thank you BB.  It must have been a tough thing to do.

And thank you Mardrag and Detox for writing the other content for today!


Real Housewives of New Jersey – Whine Country by BB

One scene from last night’s episode of RHONJ has been previewed over and over for weeks on the Bravo network, and talked about ad nauseam by everyone else, including an exclusive interview in a gossip mag by the alleged victim herself.  Youse know what I’m talkin’ about. I’ll get to that later.

All are getting ready to leave the campground, and Melissa is trying to get a picture of Teresa and Juicy Joe.  Joe is being his usually grouchy self while Teresa is making sexually inappropriate remarks.  She has to share in her talking head that Juicy has to “get it” least once a day or he becomes cranky. (Note from NMD – at least she didn’t have any props for us this year – you all know what I’m talking about!)

Who believes this statement by Teresa?  I think she’s blowing smoke up our asses and wants us to believe how great their marriage is.

Richie drives their RV for the first time.  In the Manzo/Laurita RV, there’s a big old gossip fest going on.  Caroline, with her ugly frowny face, asks Jacqueline about her convo with Teresa the night before.  This is the Caroline who wants to stay out of everyone’s business.  Jacqueline does her typical Jac-speak about how she thinks it went.  Lauren gets her two cents in by saying Teresa is going around screwing people and being morally incorrect.  She calls Teresa a bitter jealous person.  Lauren is getting Teresa confused with her mom I think. (Why isn’t Lauren in the RV with her BOYFRIEND? – nmd)


Albie asks Jacqueline if she thinks they were wrong about Teresa doing something wrong or if she thinks Teresa did something wrong and she’s just not telling the truth.  Caroline has to answer for Jacqueline because she can’t answer for herself.  She says she thinks Teresa is not telling the truth.  Jacqueline tells them she’s more invested in her friendship with Teresa than Caroline is. Chris L. asks Caroline and Jacqueline what they want the end game to be with Teresa.  Caroline says she’s done (for the umpteenth time) and Jacqueline says she now knows her limitations.  They agree to be casual friends with Teresa and to continue hanging around with the Gorgas and Wakiles.

Meantime in the Gorga/Guidice RV, Teresa is telling her version of her convo with Jacqueline.  Melissa tries to explain Jacqueline’s viewpoint to Teresa and tells her they are all pretty aggravated about Teresa bashing her, Kathy and Caroline in the magazines.  Teresa doesn’t take responsibility and Melissa tells her to stop saying negative things and it won’t get printed in the magazines.  Melissa and Teresa agree to a clean slate and want to keep their good relationship going.  In her Talking Head, Melissa thinks Teresa may mean it this time and their relationship is on the way up.  Teresa tells Melissa that she feels complete since she and Jacqueline have talked and the rest of the trip should be better.

Teresa wants to “do it” with Juicy in one of the vineyards and tells Joey Gorga to pull over.  Melissa tells her she will take pictures of them since Teresa is such a media whore and there’s nothing like a sex tape to keep your career going.  Teresa tells Melissa that wasn’t very nice.  So was Melissa “just kidding” or was that a direct dig at Teresa?

The whole crew arrives at their lodgings, the Lancaster Estate.  What a beautiful place.  Chris is already worried about the wine drinking starting to commence.  Richie drops and breaks a wine glass and calls Kathy to come with the broom.  They will soon be leaving for the Levendi vineyards.  This is the vineyard that Chris Laurita and the Manzos want partner with to distribute their wines on the East coast.

The original plan, according to Caroline, was for Chris L., Albert, and Albie to be the only ones visiting the Levendi winery.  For some reason, everyone is going.  What was Chris L. thinking by letting this happen?  He knows these people and he’s going to risk his business relationship by taking them?  I’m starting to wonder how good a businessman Chris Laurita is.

While the Manzos and Lauritas are all serious and business-like, the Gorgas and Guidices are making stupid jokes and Juicy wants to leave in the middle of the tour because he’s hungry.  Chris is really annoyed but keeps his cool.  They leave the vineyard and Joe Guidice and Albert Manzo get into a stupid argument about the location of a KFC.

The next morning, the owner of the Lancaster estate and the Lancaster wine maker show up to give them all a tour of the winery.  Chris is again worried that they won’t take it seriously. Chris has reason to worry don’t you think?  Lancaster is not Chris’s client but they are being very gracious hosts.


They go into a beautiful tasting room they call a cave.  The wine maker answers questions.  There is a sculpture that Juicy says is upside down man parts.  To the horror of the Lancaster people, Joe Gorga jumps on top of it like a kid.  Turns out it’s the Lancaster Lion and Chris finally tells Joe Gorga to behave himself.

After the tour of the Lancaster winery, Lauren blindfolds Caroline and they lead her to a gorgeously set table outdoors with a wonderful view of the vineyards.  It’s to celebrate Caroline’s 50th birthday, which was actually a week earlier.  Teresa hopes the surprise makes Caroline feel better and not so judgy and cranky.  Good luck with that.  All three Manzo kids raise a toast to their mom which makes her get all teary-eyed.  Albie goes first, then Chris, then whiny Lauren.  Chris Laurita also gets teary-eyed.  He’s so sensitive.

Joe Guidice then makes a very awkward speech and can’t even remember the name of the Brownstone.  Joe says he wants to continue the friendship with the Manzos and forget the bull crap.  That makes Teresa start crying and she says there are a lot of onions in the salad.  Teresa has hope that she and Caroline can have more than a cordial acquaintance. Caroline then says best thing that ever happened to her is Albert because he gave her the three kids.


Suddenly Joe gets up and says he has to call his work.  Everyone else gets up to take group pictures.  The mic picks up Juicy’s side of the conversation and it’s subtitled.  It goes like this: “Hey! What are you doing?  Oh! Don’t even tell me that (with a sneaky laugh).  We’re actually celebrating Caroline’s 50th birthday up here.  Hold on.  Here she comes. My bitch wife.  She’s such a c***.  I’m gonna hang up.  I’m gonna talk to you whenever …”  Teresa asks him who he’s talking to. He says, “A worker, what the f*** do you want?”  Teresa asks him why he walked away.  I can’t tell what he says then.  Then he says to her “You’re such a re****.  Don’t be a f***ing pain in the ass.  Speak all you want, he doesn’t even understand English.”  Then he starts acting like he’s talking business to the person on the other end.  Teresa asks him if he had to answer the phone and he tells her yes because they’ve called him 10 times and it’s usually an emergency when that happens.

They walk off hand in hand towards the vineyard, and Caroline says “Where are they going, where are they going?”  Melissa calls them back to take a group picture, but Teresa waves them off.  In her Talking Head, Caroline says she feels bad for Teresa even though she’s not going to go into her marriage.

Teresa and Juicy walk off and Teresa suggests they do it in the vineyard.  Juicy refuses and everyone is wondering what is going on.  Jacqueline says they are making out in the grapes because Caroline is getting all the attention and Teresa wants some attention for herself.  Richie and Joey look over there and see Teresa has her legs wrapped around Juicy.  In his talking head, Richie says Juicy doesn’t even want her in the bedroom, much less on gravel.  When they come back Teresa says they didn’t do anything and Juicy says she wanted a quick one.  Melissa claims TMI and Caroline changes the subject by telling everyone to look at the view and the moon.

The next morning the Gorgas and Guidices are sharing a room and Teresa wants to be alone with Joe.  She keeps trying to kiss Joe and he keeps pushing her away.  Teresa thinks the week has been a great bonding experience for her and Joe.  She’s the queen of denial.

Later Jacqueline is styling Teresa’s hair and they are talking about how the guys don’t hold grudges.  Jacqueline says Chris and Joe need to clear the air and Teresa says she doesn’t want to get involved in their issues.  Teresa and Jacqueline also talk about Kathy and Teresa’s Cookie-gate incident.  I’M SO OVER COOKIE GATE.  Teresa is ok with Melissa and Joey, but not Kathy.  She thinks Kathy keeps making malicious and snarky remarks about her.  She says when Kathy quits doing that, she will be close with her too.

Albie and Albert are having a talk about how Albie really wants the business to succeed.  Albert tells Albie he’s proud of him and Albie is grateful to be working with his uncle and brother.  I think Albie is a good guy for the most part.

Caroline goes into Kathy’s room and asks Kathy to work on her hair.  They talk about how great the trip has been.  Kathy asks Caroline what went on between Jacqueline and Teresa.  Caroline thinks they agreed to disagree about what a friendship is.  Jacqueline comes in and sits down so Kathy can work on her hair.  Kathy and Caroline keep probing Jacqueline about how she and Teresa are getting along.  Jacqueline says she now knows her boundaries.  Caroline and Kathy are not satisfied with that and tell Jacqueline she’s not happy.  Jacqueline tells them she’s fine.  Then Caroline gets to work on Kathy by telling her she’s being left out by Teresa. Caroline is quite the instigator.  Jacqueline suggests to Kathy that she sit by Teresa at dinner.

At dinner, Melissa tells Teresa and Kathy they definitely look like cousins.  Chris gives a little speech and tells them he looks forward to spending more time with everyone.  Teresa makes a toast and thanks Chris and Jacqueline for inviting them on the trip.  She also says she had a great time with her brother and Melissa, and wishes Caroline a happy birthday.  She doesn’t mention Kathy and Richie.  Caroline will not raise her glass to such a mean toast.  Everyone is at the table making remarks under their breath about how mean it was for Teresa to leave Kathy out of her toast.  Kathy is embarrassed.  It doesn’t mean anything to Richie, but he feels bad for his wife.  He calls Teresa an effing loser in his talking head.

Looks like the real fireworks start next week, plus Caroline and Teresa will be the guests on Watch What Happens Live.  Since they showed previews of it, I’m thinking it was taped instead of being live.  That will definitely be worth watching!


Tweets by theFauxMilaniaG

it’s so attractive when my mom begs my dad for sex #RHONJ

look at @CarolineManzo rocking the cleave on her 50th #RHONJ

that conversation in italian means “do you have bologna sandwiches milania’s hungry” #RHONJ

my dad is legit not fluent in english #RHONJ

cool fedora while humping the statue thanks for that visual uncle joe not scarring at all #RHONJ



“anybody want a glass of wine while we drive” #famouslastwords#RHONJ


CAN WE DO IT IN ONE OF THESE VINEYARDS. i’m done. maybe they’ll conceive a 5th baby and name her “Vineyard-ia” #RHONJ


Thoughts on this episode – Nomoredrama

Could this episode of New Jersey have been more humiliating for Theresa?  She tweeted something like she was a good employee and it was good for ratings.  She’s more gracious than I would be.  I’ve got to say – getting another magazine cover was a way of making lemons out of lemonade (sorry I couldn’t resist).

This episode had Theresa crawling over Juicy betting to get some while he was sneaking off into the bushes to call  what sure seemed like his girlfriend.  After he calls Theresa all sorts of vile (Lynn loved that word) and disgusting things, she straddles him and begs for a quick one with the cameras zooming in.

I’m no longer fond of Theresa.  She continues to make things worse for herself.  Her untoast was just another example of how she holds a grudge.  And more importantly, all of the other NJ housewives tweeted sweet things about Lynn after learning of her passing – but Theresa – a few days later – simply retweeted a tweet from DJ Fruitloops.  It just doesn’t seem like enough in my book.  I know Lynn wasn’t Theresa’s biggest fan.   Some felt like she was firmly on Melissa’s side – but a retweet – “are you kidding me?”  

Sorry – but given I can’t trust the editing and this is all I have to go on – I’m going to have to say that Melissa, Jaqueline, Caroline, Kathie, and Ashley win the day.

Collected by Keida…
 New Jersey
I’m so sorry to hear the news of one of our Housewives bloggers @lynnNchicago recent passing. Strength, Hugs & Kisses for her family.XOXO!
Whether u agreed w/what she wrote or not sad 2 hear of passing of housewife blogger @lynnNchicago taken 2 soon
May u rest in peace @LynnNChicago & ur memory be eternal! I was fortunate to have met U in Chicago! Sending prayers to her loved ones !
Oh no.. Just heard about @LynnNChicago what an absolute shame. My prayers are with her family. Such a nice lady.
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Mob Wives Chicago – by Detox

Monday                                                                                            8/20/12

Before I begin this recap, I would like to acknowledge the untimely passing of our blog leader and friend, Lynn Hudson.  I write this recap with the shock, sadness and sorrow that I am sure many of you all are also feeling.

I would like to dedicate this recap (and all future recaps) to the woman who started all of this and allowed us to form a community of, not only reality television lovers, but also, when it was all said and done, a community of good friends.

Thank You, Lynn.  This is for you.

Welcome back to Mob Wives Chicago.

This week, we start off at Renee’s house.  Pia arrives for a visit.  Pia begins the conversation by telling Renee about her recent meeting with Nora.  She says the meeting took almost no time because Nora immediately shut her down when she tried to talk and basically refused to listen to her or to let her talk at all.  Pia says that, after saying a few nonsensical words, Nora got up and ran away.  Renee interviews that Nora will never change.

Renee then takes the floor and tells Pia about the nasty phone call and nasty argument she had with Gianna’s father.  She says she has not told Gianna about it yet.  Renee interviews that it hurts her that Gianna believes the things her father is telling her.  She feels like Gianna’s father is trying to turn Gianna against her.  Renee says she is freaking out about Gianna’s reaction to her phone conversation and argument with Gianna’s father. She acknowledges that she has so much anger toward Gianna’s father; however, she still feels guilty about talking to him without telling Gianna beforehand.

Renee then changes the subject and briefly talks about her recent trip to Boston with her boyfriend Dave.  She tells Pia that they had a nice time, but her heart is just no longer in it when it comes to Dave.  Pia tells her to make Gianna a priority and put her situation with Dave on the back burner for now.  Renee agrees that she should do this.

Leah and her father, Wolf, meet at a park to talk.  Leah interviews that her mother has fallen into a depression over her cancer.  She feels like her mother may be giving up the fight.  Leah discusses the status of her mother and her mother’s cancer treatment with her father.  In response, her father tells her it is up to her mother how she handles her cancer and her treatment for it.

Leah tells her father that she would not know what to do if anything happened to him because she is so close to him.  She explains that her mother’s cancer is making her also think about her father’s death.  Her father tells her death is a part of life.  He notes that he was very close to his own mother.  One day she was there, and then one day she was not. He says he “just had to deal with it” (and implies that she will just have to do the same).

Leah tells her father that she wishes she could die before him, and she worries about her father’s health every single day.  Her father tells her she needs to worry about herself (“Worry about Leah.  Don’t worry about Wolf.”).

Nora and Christina meet at a wine bar to chat.  Nora tells Christina about her meeting with Pia.  She says it was unproductive (“I’ll say!”). According to Nora, Pia was “a broken record”.  (How so? You basically did not let her say anything!!  Was it record of silence with only yourself talking?  That’s pretty much how I recall the conversation between the two of you at that meeting.).  Nora also says that she could not get a word in edgewise, and she had to talk over Pia (….Ummmm….WHAT?  That is not how I remember that conversation going at all.  I think this is a classic case of projection).  Finally, Nora expresses her opinion that the conversation with Pia was “unintelligent.”  Nora then says she has no room in her life for Pia, and she is DONE with her!

Nora then discusses the status of the exhumation of her father’s body. She tells Christina that the closer it gets, she more she is starting to freak out.  Despite this, she is glad that they can cremate her father (which was his wish) and finally allow him to rest in peace.  Christina interviews that Nora is an emotional wreck right now.  Nora tells Christina that nothing has ever eaten her up like this.  Christina interviews that she is worried and scared for Nora, and she notes that she thinks Nora could possibly have a mental breakdown over all of this.

Next, we see Christina meet with her therapist for a therapy session. Christina tells her therapist she is now working as an intern for a local designer 2 days a week.  She is clearly happy about this.  Her therapist is encouraging and expresses how proud she is of Christina.  The therapist then asks Christina about her friends.  Christina updates her therapist on the fact that she and Pia made up after their knock-down, drag-out fight. Christina tells her therapist she feels like she has grown.  She cries, and she says she is crying tears of joy.  She interviews that she has come a long way since her first therapy visit.  She ends by telling her therapist she is focused on herself, on her future and on moving forward.

Nora is at her apartment when her friend, Julie, arrives from Florida to be support for Nora through the process of having her father’s body exhumed.  Once they sit down, Nora tells Julie that an autopsy will be performed on her father’s body once it is exhumed.  Nora says she has not been able to sleep because she has been so anxious about all of this.

While Nora and Julie are visiting, the Assistant Manager from the funeral home calls her.  He tells Nora that the exhumation may not be taking place because they only have 2 out of 3 signatures from all 3 of her father’s children.  Nora is furious.  She interviews that her brother did not sign the paperwork giving permission within the 30-day signing period required by law.  She says she is convinced that the Government is causing these problems.  According to Nora, the Government is conspiring against her.

Renee is at her apartment waiting for her daughter, Gianna, to stop by for a visit.  Renee interviews that she is nervous about meeting with Gianna.

Once Gianna arrives, Renee sits down with her.  She tells Gianna about her phone call with Gianna’s father.  She immediately admits that it was an argument.  She also immediately takes responsibility for the argument by explaining that she just “snapped.”

Gianna tells Renee that she understands.  She also says that she knows she will never know for sure what happened between Renee and her father when it comes to custody and visitation before he went to prison.  Gianna explains that she feels bad for her father.

Renee responds by telling Gianna that she did love Gianna’s father at one time.  She explains that, at one time, she was infatuated with and crazy about Gianna’s father, and her relationship with him was not all bad. Renee also tells Gianna that she does deserve to have her father in her life. She apologizes to Gianna for fighting with her over Gianna wanting to have a relationship with her father.

Gianna is thrilled.  Renee interviews that, even though she does not think she will ever be able to get past her anger at Gianna’s father, she does have to support her daughter’s wishes.

Nora takes a limo over to meet with her attorney.  Once she meets with her attorney, he tells her that he filed an emergency motion to get a Court Order to have her father’s body exhumed.  He informs Nora that this Court Order was granted, and he gives a copy of the Order to her.  Nora interviews that she is bringing the Court Order to the cemetery to make sure she has no problems.

Next, we see Pia and Renee getting into a limousine together.  Renee interviews that she rented a boat for the day to take everyone (except for Nora, of course) on a short cruise (hereinafter, this trip will be known as “the booze cruise”).  Renee and Pia are riding together to where the boat is docked.  During the ride, Pia tells Renee that she is happy everyone (except Nora) has put everything behind them and can all get together like this.  She also says she does not want to hear ANYTHING about Nora today.

Like Pia and Renee, Leah and Christina also ride together in a limousine to the boat.  During the ride, Christina tells Leah she is happy that they are all (except for Nora) getting together.  She interviews that she hopes it is just a fun boat ride with no drama.  Leah mentions feeling bad because Nora is not going to be there.  Christina tells Leah that today is the day that they will be exhuming Nora’s father’s body.  Leah says she hopes this will bring Nora peace.  Christina says she finds it a little creepy, but, like Leah, she also hopes that Nora gets peace from it.

Speaking of Nora, we see her at her apartment getting ready to attend the procedure to have her father’s body exhumed and examined.  Once she is ready, Nora hops into a limo that is going to take her to the cemetery. During the ride, Nora cries.  She interviews that she is happy that she is finally going to get closure.

Once the cemetery gates open up, the driver takes her to her father’s grave site.  When Nora gets out of the limo, she sees that her father’s body has already been dug up.  All that is there is an empty grave area. There is no casket and no body.  Nora interviews that she does not know what is going on.

Shortly after her arrival at the grave site, Nora receives a call from the secretary for the Funeral Director.  The secretary explains that the Funeral Director is already at the crematory with her father’s body.  Nora is furious and confused.  She cries hysterically when she gets back into the limo to head to the crematory.

As the limo is traveling to the crematory, police cars start following and turn their sirens on, ordering the limo to pull over.  Once Nora gets out of the vehicle, the police officers tell her that they are detaining her for investigation.  They also tell her that she is trespassing.  The police officers then handcuff her and put her in the back of a police vehicle.

Meanwhile, Pia and Renee arrive at the docked boat and make their way below deck.  Leah and Christine arrive shortly afterward, and everybody greets each other warmly.  Everybody appears to be in a very good and happy mood.  Renee interviews that she is glad she could get everyone together to have a good time.

There is a bar with a bartender on the boat.  All of the women get drinks and start drinking.  Once the boat leaves the dock and starts moving, they start stumbling around inside the boat, trying to get their balance.  They eventually make it above deck, where they also stumble around a bit because of the crazy winds.  Despite the stumbling and the wind, they look like they are having a ball.  Leah interviews that it was so nice to get together and just laugh.

After questioning, the police let Nora go.  She interviews that they only pulled her over so they could “mess with” her.  According to Nora, “they” (The police?  The Government?) are “torturing” her.

Once Nora finally arrives at the crematory, she speaks to the Funeral Director.  She is crying while she talks to him.  Nora tells him that she will not believe anything until she actually sees her father’s body.

Nora’s father’s crypt is outside of the crematory building.  After Nora arrives and finishes speaking with the Funeral Director, a crane removes the top of the crypt.  Her father’s casket is lifted out of the crypt and rolled into a garage-type room.  Once the casket is rolled all the way into this room, the garage-type door to the room is lowered all the way down.

The Funeral Director explains to Nora that he will look at and examine her father’s body first to check its condition.  He then goes into this room to do this while Nora remains outside sitting on the ground, waiting for him to finish.

After a certain time period, the door to the room opens, and the Funeral Director comes out to talk to Nora.  He tells Nora that she cannot see the body.  He explains that the body is badly decomposed.  He notes that ithas been 4 years since her father’s body was buried.  He also tells her that they were able to perform an autopsy and did so.

When Nora insists on seeing the body, the Funeral Director begs her not to look at her father’s body because of the condition it is in.  He advises her that she does not want this to be her very last memory of her father.

Nora seems hesitant, and she looks like she does not know what to do. She starts crying again, and she tells the Funeral Director that she does not trust anyone.  The Funeral Director tells Nora that a pathologist is on the way over to attempt to make a positive identification in order to ensure that this is indeed her father’s body.

Meanwhile, back on “the booze cruise,” all of the women still look like they are having a blast.  At a certain point, Renee thanks everyone for coming.  Then Pia says that she feels like they have all learned so much about each other.  Christina chimes in to say that she is glad they all got through it.  They then all give each other hugs.

Last but not least, Leah says that her wish is that Pia and Renee can one day be civil with Nora.  At this point, it is like a record was scratched and the music stopped right in the middle of people dancing at a party.  Leah interviews that Renee and Pia gave her a stone face when she said this. Pia interviews that she does not want to get along with Nora, and she feels like Leah is beating a dead horse.  Leah interviews that she is not giving up because she wants peace.

Back at the funeral home crematory, the pathologist finally arrives to try to make a positive identification of Nora’s father’s body.  He goes into the room to examine the body.  While he is in the room, you can hear him talking and captions of what he is saying are placed on the screen.  He opines that the body does not look like Nora’s father’s body.

The pathologist then walks out of the room to discuss his opinions and findings with Nora, who is still waiting outside.  He tells her that the body does not look like the pictures of her father that he has seen.  He then goes back into the room to get DNA samples for further testing in order to identify the body for sure.  While inside, he makes it clear (via his voice and captions on the screen) that he is convinced that the body he is examining is NOT Nora’s father’s body.

Back on the booze cruise, we see that the cruise is winding down, and the girls are all gathered together in one area of the boat.  Christina brings up the fact that Nora’s father’s body is being exhumed and examined that day.  Renee just looks at her without saying a word.  Pia ignores what Christina just said and says that she had a good time with everyone.  She interviews that the man is dead and has been placed in the ground.  She explains that she is not trying to be ugly, but “I mean, it’s not like he went to the 7-11 to get a Coke and a sandwich.  He’s DEAD!!”

Nora meets with both the Funeral Director and Pathologist in a room once their examinations have been completed.  They explain to Nora that they cannot proceed with the cremation without a positive identification of her father’s body.  They further explain that a positive identification can only occur via further testing of samples they gathered during her father’s autopsy and examination.  And they advise Nora that this will take a couple of weeks.

Nora says that none of this makes sense to her.  She tells the Funeral Director that she wants to see her father’s body herself to see if she will be able to identify him.  She interviews that she needs this closure in order to be able to move forward with her life.

In accordance with Nora’s wishes, the Funeral Director takes Nora back to the room to look at the body.  While she is in the room, you can hear them talking and see captions of what they are saying.  Nora says she cannot tell whether this is her father’s body or not.  She says that the body looks “too skinny.”  She is also crying.

After seeing the body with her own eyes, Nora makes the decision to wait for the results of further testing of the samples obtained by the pathologist.  She interviews that she is going to get her answers no matter what.

Onscreen, words appear letting the viewers know that DNA tests on the samples gathered were inconclusive.  However, a review of dental records proved that the body was indeed the body of Nora’s father, Frank “The German” Schweihs.

The episode ended with no previews of any upcoming episodes.  This was the final episode of the season; however, it is unclear if a reunion has been taped and, if so, when it will air.


Big Brother Nomination Show – by NoMoreDrama

From what I’ve read on-line (I’m serious about this Boogie-boycott) – Boogie showed characteristic selfishness and went for the money in the HOH contest – while his buddy Frank (they call they Brank or Foogie online) had to sit it out since he was the outgoing HOH.  Typical Boogie.

Shane rocked it and won HOH.  Here’s the funny thing.  Boogie had been planning to target Britney had one of his group won HOH.  Boogie – with his ego swelling his pea sized – had told this plan to Ian – who isn’t really in Boogie’s alliance – but ironically had replaced Boogie in the Solid Six Alliance without Boogie having a clue.  After HOH (with Brit winning safety for the week) Ian sells Boogie out.   Brit is still close to Shane – and convinces Shane that Boogie is evil and has to be put on the block.  Across the Big Brother universe people are saying FINALLY.

Ah editing.  This part makes me happy.  Boogie says to the camera, “Going into the nominations I feel great, feel a 9 on a safety scale of 1-10. Shane is in the Silent Six alliance with me and will nom someone else besides us.” (Morty recap;articlenum=121)  It would almost be worth watching just to see the smug look on his face when he says this.

“Joe pulls out Ian’s key last. Frank has a resigned look – back on the block again. Boogie has an incredulous look, as in how dare he. “


I firmly believe Boogie is a terrible player – so following that logic – he should be gone by Thursday.  Unless the producers pull some sort of twist to save him.

Oh – and according to Morty’s site – here’s the bathroom stats:

Here’s today’s AM bathroom scorecard:
3:20AM Danielle — Uses bathroom – Washes hands
3:21AM Britney — Uses bathroom – Washes hands
3:52AM Joe — Uses bathroom  – Does not wash hands
6:30AM Ashley — Uses bathroom  – Washes hands and face
7:20AM Frank — Uses bathroom  – Washes hands
8:04AM Joe — Uses bathroom – Does not wash hands
8:30AM Jenn — Uses bathroom – Washes hands
9:10AM Boogie — Uses bathroom – Does not wash hands

I found this on-line – really!


About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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626 Responses to Lynn, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Mob Wives Chicago, Big Brother, Inspirational Page

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning NMD, BB and everyone.

    Good morning Lynn.

    First day after the first night chat. Let’s do this everyone! 🙂

  2. LavaLady says:

    Thanks for the new blogs. Great writing and lovely seeing the work of Lynn carried on. It means so much to so many.

    Teresa equates lots of sex with a good marriage. She is sadly mistaken, imo.

  3. Three Blessed says:

    Wow great job…I was so embarrassed at JGorga trying to hump the statue in the winery.. What a child!

    • Zoey says:

      He truly did look like a kid dying for attention. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he’d have said ‘Look at me, look at me!’

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I wouldn’t let my 9 year old son do that so the fact that a grown man would do that is even worse. So childish….both Joe’s are childish actually.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        Add Richie to that grouping too, IMO. But Lil Joey…what’s with him anyway? Is he mentally affected with/ by somethng? He seems really slow, Forrest Gump but not as bright.

    • catmom1 says:

      I was so appalled when I saw that. Reminded me of little kids climbing on playground equipment. Then I thought of how much of an investment of $, pride, and emotion the Winery owners must have in that sculpture that I’m sure they had commissioned. How incredibly offensive and disrespectful. Suprised they weren’t all thrown out after that.

  4. trudie says:

    Thank you for creating this place for us. It feels right.

  5. LaineyLainey says:

    Good morning, lovely people. It makes my heart jump with joy to see this blog this morning.

  6. ATLnNYC09 says:

    Great blog. Lynn would be proud.

  7. KatLG says:

    Good Morning, so happy to be here!

  8. Zoey says:

    Omg, that’s so disgusting! Especially since Joe is a frigging chef and Boogie has restaurants. Both in the food industry and don’t wash their nasty hands?????

  9. Zoey says:

    Oops, how rude of me. Forgot to say Good morning all, and thank you guys for making this possible so quickly!!! And hugs to all. Hope this week goes smoothly for everyone in their own lives, and my thoughts are with Lynn’s family as they get through these next few days.

  10. This was so well done, Mardrag, NoMoreDrama, Detox and BB. (I hope I got everyone). You did Lynn Proud.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I agree!! Thanks for doing all that so well!!!!

      NoMore if you run into problems behind the scenes PLEASE let us help fight for the community WITH you.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re welcome. 🙂

    • mygirlsmom says:

      I never said this to Lynn and took her blog for granted so I am making sure I don’t repeat the mistake. A great big thank you to all involved in keeping this blog going despite the grief I am sure you all are feeling. You are doing a great job and I am sure Lynn would be proud of all of you!

    • Yes. Being able to come here today help lift me a little bit. I think we all needed it.

  11. Zoey says:

    Sorry to tarnish our fresh morning with this. I hadn’t heard that Bitter Clown had a book coming out. I wonder if it will sell? I don’t know, but I don’t think she has much of a fan base. And advice, from her??? What’s worse, this book or what’s her name’s in NY?

  12. Angela says:

    Good morning everyone! So glad to see this place for all of us to come together in honor of Lynn. Thanks to all who helped make this possible. We are shocked by Lynn’s passing. It’s nice to see all of us come together to heal, mourn, and try to move on. Watching the RHONJ I just kept thinking ‘what would Lynn say about that’. I’m super sad that she is gone but I’m so grateful she created this place for us. Now we can come here & still enjoy the recaps, snarky comments & remember the fantastic woman who gave her all & made it all possible. Have a productive Monday everyone.

  13. Good morning everyone. I’m off to work. But Lady C will check the comments and fish people out of moderation! Teamwork.

  14. AZ Girl says:

    Moved this over from Chat page. Posted right before the new blog went up.

    Good Morning everyone. Today we will all have Lynn and her family in our prayers. Stay strong.
    Thanks again NMD, BB and Boston for your efforts in keeping the blog going. Last night was great. I was mostly here but bounced back and forth from here to the chat room.

    Last night I could really see how that producer (who is now out of a job) has been pro-Manzo. No previous season has there been so much air time for the Manzo’s. Caroline get’s a surprise birthday party at a beautiful winery? She does not like surpirses nor does she drink. Vito dancing around with a wine stain on his shirt. Lauren is miserable. Albie and Albert’s talk on the terrace was really lame considering Albie is 24? 25? Greggy and more Greggy?

    Caroline has been filmed the entire season looking totally pissed off and stirring up hatred towards Tre. Last night Caroline continued her rally against Tre. Why would Bravo think this is giving them good ratings? No one is enjoying this. As for Joe and his disgusting behavior, Karma is a bitch and Tre needs to wake up.

    • Powell says:

      What if Albert/Caroline are all up in arms about Albie’s GF moving in because they pay the rent? Just asking.

    • I’m thinking Bravo will finally see Don Caroline’s unpopularity when her book tanks. It’s hard to sell books, people won’t buy products from “bravolebrities” they don’t like. (Jillzy, for example!)

      Being on a reality show is such a gamble. Was it worth it for the Manzos to put themselves out there? Maybe in the end, Chris Laurita’s ventures will do well, the Brownstone will be even more popular, Lauren & Vito will be happily married….and Caroline will get over her jealousy of Dina, who now has her own show on HGTV. She will never ever get over her hatred for Teresa!

    • mrs peabody says:

      I have a different comment on why the producer got fired. I think she was trying to show the worst side of the Manzo’s and they got upset and had her fired because of all the negative things shown about them. Teresa just got caught in the crossfire because she is the one they hated and talked about all the time. Maybe the producer did us all a favor by showing what the Manzo clan was really like.

  15. AZ Girl says:

    Off to the gym and then work. BBL

  16. I’m under the impression. T is used to her husband’s dalliances . These phone calls are not new to her. Caroline and her tribe can judge her all they want. T is carrying a secret and trying to hold a family together. (of course I think she’s as dumb as a wet noodle).

    Also Richard Walkie (blech) is the one who kept pushing Joe and T for therapy and healing (so he said) why is he still smashing T?

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      I get the feeling that she allowed this footage as a prelude to her public exit from the marriage.

      • True, it could be perfect for court!

      • AnaBe says:

        I really thought that was the case with Teresa: she is used to Juicy’s dalliances and puts up with them. A lot of her values are old school and she seems to be the type to carry on with the marriage no matter what. Also, the marriage is part of her “brand” yet another (and more important, since it’s all about money) reason to keep it going despite Juicy’s being a gross, abusive disaster. However, now I think there’s another dynamic coming into play: I think that there is more truth to Juicy’s doing actual, significant jail time than what has been put out so far. I also think that while Teresa may be reluctant to end her marriage, shemis even more reluctant to be made a fool of in public. As much as I hate to agree with Caroline Manzo, I do believe her prediction about Teresa is spot on: Teresa will divore Juicy when he goes to jail and she will write a book about it. And, mark my words, the book will make her a ton of money but more than that, it will legitimize her as a “role model”. Just wait and see…

    • disgrazia4 says:

      He needs therapy for his fixation on Teresa. Makes me think of what T said about him before. I get it now.

      As far as her marriage goes, the ball is in her court. It’s her decision and, frankly, I feel it’s unwise and unlucky to talk anybody out of their marriage. Knowing her deep pride in Italian traditions, most likely instilled in her from birth, she is making every effort to live up to her Mother and father’s expectations as an Italian daughter and a first born child.

      • Powell says:

        disgrazia I totally get that. If she wants to stay good for her and their family but then she’s gotta insist on some changes. That man doesn’t even respect her.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I know. The cheating is bad enough. But he makes it worse by topping it off with being so disrespectful, dismissive and verbally abusive toward Teresa. I mean, if you’re going to cheat on me, can you at least be sweet (and buy me “guilt gifts”, and sh*t)??!!?? I mean, COME ON!!! JEEZ!!!

  17. BB says:

    Good morning, everyone. I hope everyone is doing well this morning. It rained all night and it’s still raining. A rainy Monday morning kind of reflects my mood today.

  18. lizzle says:

    I’m not watching because I haven’t set up the cable yet…. and am having to move again due to the incompetence of my landlords whose house is about to go into foreclosure…. i digress… anyways… thank you all for the recaps! and to Teresa… “Drop the POS”

    Lynn would have had a field day with the Juicy phone call… I’m glad WCW told us what her and Lynn discussed about the phone call being dubbed by Bravo. She knew so much about production and Bravo insider info. Dang… I miss her!

    Again… thank you NMD, BB, Mardrag and Detox…. and everyone else who have made such an incredible effort to create this space and all of the other places for people to go!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re welcome, Lizzle. 😉

      • disgrazia4 says:

        Detox your Big Brother recap was right on and I completely agree regarding Boogie, With everything!! Thanks for the review. ❤

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Sorry, Disgrazia. I can’t take credit for that great blog. I did not write it. In fact, I don’t even watch “Big Brother.” LOL.

          You will have to thank No More Drama (who has gone above and beyond by setting this blog up AND doing a blog on a t.v. show. My hat is off to her!). 😉

          • disgrazia4 says:

            Oh Lord. I didn’t read it right. I am a knuckehead. NMD thanks for the most excellent recap. It was superb.

    • Powell says:

      Sorry you have to move again lizzle.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Lizzle I’m sorry you have to move!!! Best of luck.

  19. LittleNewton says:

    Good morning everyone! Great blog BB! I couldn’t think of a better person to recap Lynn’s shows. I totally agree with you that Teresa is the queen of denial. I don’t understand it!!! I feel like she is so competitive that she will never admit that her marriage is in shambles because that would be defeat. Lynn was so right about Juicy. I had tried to defend some of his comments in the past as him having no filter but when it comes to how he treats his wife, he just has no respect and it is disgusting.

    I am so sick of the Manzos. I feel like Albert is miserable on the trip, Caroline must have made him go. If that wine tour was a business meeting for Albie and Chris they sure didn’t speak up at all. Chris said he had no questions and had to get a push from his mommy to ask some. Him admitting he was a mamas boy must have thrilled Caroline since it confirmed she would always be #1. I feel bad for any girl that tries to come into that family because not only will Caroline have her ugly judgy face on, Lauren will give the poor girl Hell. I also think it is SO IRONIC that they give Teresa so much crap over her relationship with her brother when I think Lauren is 10 times WORSE than T!!! Lauren is just so annoying to watch. NMD, I asked myself the same question- why is Lauren not riding with Vito? How does he feel knowing its always them and her brothers?

    I don’t understand why Teresa cant let go of “cookie gate”. She already confronted Kathy about it and she should have left it at that. She cant run around saying she never holds grudges when she clearly holds one against everyone. If Teresa was smart, she would have made nice with everyone but Caroline and made Caroline look like a bigger bitter bit*h than she already is. Teresa just has to always be right and it makes it so frustrating to support her. Lynn would have had some strong words for Teresa.

    Can’t wait for WWHL next week. I think the clips that were shown were from times Caroline and Teresa were on separately talking about one another. Luckily for Teresa, I think all the fans are on her side when it comes to Caroline. Unfortonuately, I think Andy is on Caroline’s side.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Last night I actually had a bit of sympathy for Teresa until I realized she’s still with the guy even after he called her a “retard” to her face. Obviously Juicy Joe is verbally abusive to Teresa and most probably the girls. Only someone who is comfortable with verbally abusing their spouse would do it while mic’ed up and being filmed.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I have to wonder if Teresa grew up in a home where verbal abuse was the norm. I mean, her brother (who grew up in the same house) has had no problems calling her “garbage” and “a bitch” — all on camera, no less. I have 2 brothers and, if either one of them called me garbage or a bitch PRIVATELY, we would have some serious problems. If they had no compunctions about doing it in front of the entire nation (on camera), we would have even BIGGER problems.

        Maybe this is why Teresa excuses her husband’s disrespectful and abusive language. Maybe she thinks this is “normal” talk in a marriage. This is NO excuse, but it could explain one of the reasons why she is still with that A*SHOLE.

        • mardrag26 says:

          I wondered the same thing Detox. That kind of behavior often begets that kind of behavior and if this was a pattern on either side of their family life, it is no wonder they are perpetuating the pattern.

          However….(isn’t there always one?)….in this day and age where there are ways to break the pattern and make a new one….there is no excuse at all…for either T or J.

        • LittleNewton says:

          good point Detox. I also noticed Joey telling Melissa to shut up when they were kyaking. I think it is probably normal talk for them but Juicy definitely crosses the line. I think Teresa uses the, “thats just how he is” excuse with him but is also in denial that there are serious problems and admitting it would prove everyone else right and she just cant let that happen. I think she’d come out ahead if she admitted she was wrong and left him. I don’t ever see that happening though.

  20. PrincessPindy says:

    Thank you!! NMD, BB, Mardrag and Detox, thank you so much.
    I woke up thinking of erizzle.
    Thank you again.

  21. mardrag26 says:

    So here I am….feeling a bit ferclumpt…..reading the NJ recap because I do not watch the show, and I am so grateful for all of you who came together to keep the blog going. I sat for a second and tried to imagine not having this….or having to go somewhere else this morning…..and it Just.Does.Not.Compute! Nope….can’t imagine being anywhere but here.

    Thanks for all the hard work NoMoreDrama, Detox, BB, and everyone who participates.
    Lynn is looking down….and is so proud!

  22. Lady Chatterley says:

    Mardrag, I love the idea of the Inspiration Page – very much in keeping with the spirit of Lynn’s blog. Thanks so much!

  23. Amalfi says:

    Thanks for this blog NMD and all who contribute.

    NMD – are you seriously saying that you no longer feel the same about Teresa (in part) because she didn’t mourn Lynn’s passing appropriately with an original tweet but rather just a retweet?

    • All the others took the time to tweet something, but not Teresa. So maybe it is true that T holds grudges. Lynn & most of us were pretty hard on T & Juicy when the got caught with the bankruptcy issues.

  24. Lady Chatterley says:

    “Vineyard-ia” LOL! Classic Faux Milania 🙂

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Need a like button for this.

    • Zoey says:

      That is hilarious!

    • It was funny but I am totally soured on the Faux Miliana account since they are clearly in bed with the Manzo’s. I used to think it was Jay Mohr but now I think it’s a go between Chris M and Greggy.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        i’m skeptical about it being Critterfur. Maybe Greg. this would require a rudimentary level of wit.

        • mardrag26 says:

          As always…your wit is far above rudimentary LaineyLainey! Good to see you today. Hugs!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            MarDrag26 – you are always so nice. Thanks for the nice feedback. 🙂 hugs back to you extra tight….but NOT TOO TIGHT! lol!

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I’m with you, Lainey. I don’t think Greg or Christopher is as quick and witty as fauxmilania.

          I agree with whoever said they think it is Jay Mohr. The humor and writing is similar to the humor and writing of the New Jersey blogs he did last season.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            They are both too doltish. Greg seems to have a narrow perspective, fauxMilania seems more worldly and well-read. Will we ever know? Jay Mohr is a very good guess.

          • TMarsh101 says:

            I just started following “her” on Twitter. Didn’t she post something about Jay Mohr blocking her? I sort of like the mystique of not knowing who she is. Regardless, I think she’s hilarious and I get the sense that no one is safe from her wrath. 🙂

  25. Lady Chatterley says:

    I can’t help but wonder when things got really off course in Teresa’s marriage. They still seemed to be okay when they had that trip to the Giudice cabin last year, right? It seems like things were deteriorating steadily as JoeGiu’s unemployment stretched on, his legal problems remained unresolved (jail time looming), and she continued efforts to patch things up w/her brother.

    • BB says:

      I think Juicy’s probably had someone on the side for a long time. I’m sure all the legal problems haven’t helped his disposition any though.

  26. cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Everyone! Lynn would be soooo Proud of you! Thank you for keeping this community together!
    Thank you BB, Great Blog on RHONJ! Thanks NMD, great to read your thoughts on RHONJ!
    Thanks Detox, Mar and Keida!
    My heart is still full of sorrow… But you guys are the best legacy Lynn left to me… I am thankful for that!

  27. Lady Chatterley says:

    So, why did Chris L allow the Wakile/Gorga/Giudice freakshow to ruin his business trip? I get it that Bravo would suggest that this become a plotline for the show – but if this was actually an important business deal, why would he allow it to be sabotaged?

    • plainviewsue says:

      I am sure Bravo paid for the trip. But I am sure Bravo also said everyone has to go. If Chris wanted it to be only a business trip, then he and the boys should have flown their on their dime. I’m guessing nothing came of this deal.

      • T-Rex says:

        Exactly, renting RV’s is not cheap, plus flying from Jersey to SanFran, not cheap including all the food and wine expenses. You can’t have it both ways, you chose to be on a show with complete neanderthals when it comes to manners and etiquette so you have to take that baggage with you if you want to conduct business on the Bravo dime. Sounds like Chris L is really panicked about his finances and new job offers, since I am not watching, did his face looked panicked about all of this. I have a feeling we will see yet another HW looking for a new home, sounds like the Lauritas may be running out of money

    • Rebecca says:

      Cuz if it all goes wrong, he gets to blame Teresa.

  28. ms molly says:

    Good morning, guys. Glad to see the recaps. Very good job, NMD, BB, Boston and everyone else that made this possible. Have a great day everyone!!

  29. plainviewsue says:

    Hi all. So happy to see the blog up and running. What a testament to our wonderful Lynn. Great job to all!

    I think the WWHL episode between Caroline & Teresa was filmed before Andy went on vacation. Just a guess. I think both are filmed separately, not together. Caroline was definitely wearing the same dress she had on when she was on live a few weeks ago.

    I just hope Andy asks Caroline the million dollar question. What did Teresa do to YOU???? Just like Danielle asked Caroline. Why do you say you put the lid on their family problems when all you do is make them worse.

    Yes, it seems Caroline got a book deal with a subsidiary w/Harper Books. It’s called Let Me Tell You Something, and are you ready……………..It’s about friends, family and happiness. What does this woman know about any of this? She hates you till she likes you. She doesn’t speak with members of her family and she is miserable all of the time.

    As for the episode, yes Teresa is in denial. But my heart broke for her. Albert Manzo obeyed his wife and got into a fight with a Guidice.

    Caroline doesn’t like drama? That is what she lives for. Melissa’s fame whore remark was not a joke to Teresa, but it is a joke. If anyone is a fame whore, it’s Melissa.

    I am so tired of Kathy playing the victim. Kathy, you and your husband have said nasty remarks for two seasons. All you wanted was for Teresa and Joe to make up. So tired of these people.

    Does anyone know how many more episodes? I feel like we’ve been watching for a year.

    Jacq was tweeted if they are filming season 5, and she tweeted back they are on hiatus. Do you all seriously think they are going to bring back all five of these women?????

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Bravo is loving this drama. I could easily see them bringing everyone back and maybe adding a housewife.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Someone needs to send PlainviewSue’s post to Harper Books. ASAP!! I will NOT be buying her hypocritical drivel.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I hope Caroline’s book does the same as Jill’s and Lulu’s. That would be fun 🙂

      Unfortunately, Bravo has a hard-on for the Manzo’s so I think they will all be back next season and maybe add one or two new ones.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        If they only add more than let it be JTG and his wife. I hear their names connected to the drama and they side with T, I think.

      • plainviewsue says:

        Someone on twitter that I do not follow, but it was retweeted by someone I do, said that they heard from a very reliable source, that Caroline will NOT return next season by choice. Teresa’s hairdresser will be joining the show, and Penny will not. And are you ready………………..Wacko Jacko will return. If this is all true, this truly shocks me. After Jac’s twitter antics and her mother’s, I didn’t think there was any way they would have her back. But they sure do need the money. I guess Mel & Kathy will be on Jac’s side.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I just read a rumor that BRAVO has edited Teresa’s scene with Dina (where Dina tells Teresa, “You did NOTHING to my sister.” I saw it more than once at the beginning of the season) OUT of the show. Dina allegedly showed up to support Teresa at her Fabellini wine launch. That’s where the conversation took place.

          If this is true, it shows more anti-Teresa and pro-Manzo bias. It would not make Caroline look very good to have her own sister basically say that she is full of sh*t and has no real reason (except for jealousy) to be so angry at and hateful toward Teresa.

          That’s just like BRAVO editing out the fight between Joey Gorga and Kim D. over Joey’s refusal to pay the $50,000 he owed to Fabulous Fred (despite Fred’s repeated requests). I remember seeing the preview scene of their fight more than once during the beginning of the season as well.

          • plainviewsue says:

            Detox, why do we even watch this? The pro-Manzo bias is so deliberate. We all see the Dina scene? I’m so tired of this.

            • VV says:

              PSV, me too. I’m getting tired of all this nonesense. Bravo’s is shameless when they are gunning for some people.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m sick of Kathy always playing the victim as well. She always throws a rock and then hides her hand. Teresa directly confronts her about the little stunt she pulled (on camera) at Teresa’s book signing. Kathy was trying to undermine Teresa’s cookbook and, in my opinion, Teresa’s livelihood.

      That is NOT cool. In fact, trying to impact someone’s livelihood is one of the lowest things a person can do.

      When Teresa confronts Kathy, she plays innocent and says she meant no such thing about it being her Mother’s recipe. Teresa walks away probably thinking, “O.K. Well, maybe I was too sensitive.” Later, when she expresses her hurt feelings to Kathy, Melissa says, “Kathy says your mother called her mother for the recipe.”

      This reveals a few things: 1) that Kathy talked about it behind Teresa’s back with Melissa; 2) that Kathy was LYING when she told Teresa that she was NOT trying to imply that Teresa jacked Kathy’s mother’s recipes and put them in her book; and 3) that Kathy is a sneaky, passive-aggressive, jealous bitch (Sorry. It’s honestly how I feel).

      So, I can understand Teresa needing a little time to process and get over her anger at her OWN COUSIN who, not only is NOT happy for her cookbook success, but who is ALSO trying to undermine it. JMHO

      Oh yeah, I didn’t think Teresa’s toast was bad at all. Was she supposed to individually name every damned body! I’m sure that’s the only way that crowd would have found no fault with her toast. She’s damned if she does and damned if she does not with that crew.

      • HessyBlue says:

        I completely agree with you. I wish Kathy would just own what she says. And I don’t understand how no one else can see how passive aggressive she is being. These people are never happy, no matter what Teresa does.

      • MamaZ says:

        Teresa rode in the RV with her brother and Mellissa. She spent most of the trip with them. And since their feud was such a concern to Jaq and Caroline I think she was attempting to show them in her own inarticulate way that she was really trying to make things better between them. And of course everyone took it the wrong way.

      • Yes x100%
        More than just the cookie thing, which we are all so sick of at this point…is how they turned Teresa’s toast into a dig against Kathy. The most important relationship to mend SHOULD be with her brother ( her shitbag husband notwithstanding) and her SIL.That relationship had the most digs, hurt and anger. She made a nice remark about everyone and gave her hosts, the birthday girl and her bro and SIL a special mention. Get over it.

        • kendo says:

          Was the toast a mean toast? I was watching and thinking, what are they talking about? Did I miss it? She didn’t mention Kathy, but she didn’t give a mean toast!

          • No it wasn’t mean ….I am sure if Teresa sang the praises of everyone at that table, they would have said how she forgot to mention the kids who were at home and how she holds the baby then doesn’t hold the baby.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        I cosign that!!!

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      Sue you are so spot on. Whoever would buy a book taking advice from Caroline the hypocrite Manzo probably needs to have their head examined. If someone bought the book for me, I would burn it. She thinks she has all the answers and that is what pisses me off most about her (along with her manipulation).

  30. Lady Chatterley says:

    Big thank you to MarDrag, Detox, BB, and NMD for the great content today! Means so much to us that everyone is pulling together to keep this site humming along. 🙂

  31. trudie says:

    Good morning all! I haven’t watched the show yet, so can’t discuss it. But, I would like to share something with you.

    Over the years, I have shared with you all that I am the type of mother who sends her children off into the world with various inspirational quotes. I have framed the following quote for each of them before they left for college. I am sharing it today because I think it is appropriate for all of us grieving and for the fabulous people who are striving to continue to make this blog a place for all to gather. You have done Lynn proud!

    “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember:
    You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.
    But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”
    – Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

  32. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Thank you to all of the wonderful people that contributed to the blog today. Though we don’t have Lynn’s wit today we have her memory going strong. What a testament to a wonderful lady.

    I’m finding it very hard to like anyone on this show. I’m Team Get Them All Off the Show.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Lynn is our inspiration

    • Cartwheels says:

      I am not, I want revenge, so my ideal new cast of RHNJ would be:

      Melissa and Peggy K (the previous owner of the Lookers bar)
      Caroline Manzo and the wife of one of her stranded brothers (one who had promised to destroy her reputation)
      Teresa (by herself, not Juicy at all-hopefully the pig would be in jail)

      That is it, not too much too ask, right? 😀

      • plainviewsue says:

        Cartwheels, that would be ideal!!!!!!!!!!! If they all come back, they have to bring someone for Teresa. I believe that it’s Penny, not Peggy.

      • Stella says:

        I don’t know, most of us wanted the same thing to happen to Teresa a few seasons ago and now are very against what they see as a pile-on by her fellow castmates. If they do bring people to harass the ones that aren’t well liked, it will be continuing the same vicious cycle that we all say we don’t like seeing. But that’s just me.

        • Stellastars21 says:

          so I’ve joined gravatar and now I have a slightly new name. I wanted to test it out and see how it goes. For those of you that remember me, when you see this new name it is just me Stella. I hope it works…

      • Stellastars21 says:

        I don’t know, a lot of us here were wanting the same thing to happen to Teresa a few seasons ago and now they are not into what they see as a pile-on from her cast mates. If they were to cast new enemies of the ones who are not well liked, it would be continuing a vicious cycle that we all say we don’t like to see. But that’s just me.

        • sammyjoesmom says:

          Hi Stella. Thank you all for the amazing work you all did. It looks beautiful. I feel like I used to come to the blog to keep up on the Housewives and at some point, I had to watch the Housewives to keep up with the blog.

  33. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Good morning everyone and thank you for the amazing blogs! I’m sure Lynn is very proud.

    I’m so embarrassed for Teresa. I don’t know why she’s so set on clinging on to her pig of a husband. Even if she didn’t know about the cheating, just the way he talks to her and treats her should be enough. How sad.
    I’m sick of the NJ ladies, I hope they really change things up next season because I’ve had enough of Cookie-cake, Caroline MADzo, Passive Kathy, etc.

  34. LaineyLainey says:

    CALLED A PRINCESS… you are missed. Hope to see you again soon.

  35. Cartwheels says:

    Good morning everybody, thanks ladies for keeping up this blog, it is the best tribute to Lynn’s memory.

    All I can say is that after watching last nights episode I hope that Teresa reexamines her stand on no divorce, yes, she is from old family values, and she is family oriented and she wants her children to have both parents, but when enough is enough? She needs to cut her ties with Joe and move on with her life, the guy will never make her truly happy, he will never make anybody truly happy because he is a selfish pig. Teresa, you can do this, you can be alone and be happier than with a chauvinistic man like your husband. Cut your ties now, you won’t regret it.

    As far as the others, specially Caroline, what is there to say? she is the most judgemental, hypocrite and bully of all the series, it is her way or no way, she is bound and determined to destroy Teresa and the others one bettter help or else. Who would have thought that her main helper would be Joe Guidice? She made a huge deal out of Teresa forgetting to mention Kathy on the toast but her words last episode meant nothing?

    I wonder how Caroline’s toast would have been? To my husband whom I adore, to my boys, Chris and Albie who are the light of my life and to my fat daughter Lauren who is an asshole, may we be together forever. Way to go Caro, at least you didn’t “forget” your daughter intentionally.

  36. Kansas Girl says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you all! Excellent job! You guys rock!
    Faux Milania makes me laugh. Vineyardia!
    I don’t so much care if any of the “stars” publicly acknowledge Lynn’s passing. But I sure hope they have privately contacted the family. Tweeting sympathy seems so shallow. They know how to do what’s right and I hope they will.
    Thanks again to all of you for sticking together. We can do this.

  37. PrincessPindy says:

    I just went and re read the blog on the day we found out. I am just so sad. I was ok yesterday but not today. I guess it comes in waves.

    • BB says:

      (((PP)) It will get better as time goes by. It’s just hard right now.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Me too – PP, comes and goes. The best thing for me is being w/the fam.

      • trudie says:

        Me too. Having us all here together is so comforting. I cannot express my appreciation for those of you who are carrying the torch enough.

    • Kansas Girl says:


      Yes, grief comes in waves. It can be triggered by things that were routines now disrupted. (=different morning blog) By sudden memory. And by nothing at all. And your reactions are normal — whatever they are. They are the process your heart has to go through to reach acceptance. Know that you’re ok, no matter what. Just keep going — one foot in front of the other. We’re all going through the same process, tho each of us experiences it differently.

      Check in here. Or just hang out. The chat too — it’s a big help to “talk” and have immediate replies.

      We love ya!

    • It’s going to take awhile for me, and I feel so badly for her family. Whenever someone says “live every day like it’s your last” it never really hit home to me until Lynn passed, so young and on top of the world.

      Lynn was so into this HW blog, interviewing, emailing, DMing them on twitter. Lynn had great insight into what the housewives were really like, underneath their facades. No one can replace her, and I hope that somehow she knows how much we really appreciated all her hard work.

      For every person who did nasty, even vile things to Lynn especially on twitter, there are thousands – yes thousands! of other people who truly appreciated her. Please be careful with your emails etc. Those vile people are still out there.

  38. BB says:

    This was just posted by Carly at LynnNChicago site:

    Carly Hall says:
    August 20, 2012 at 10:52 am
    I just wanted to post an update. I spoke to Lynn’s husband and son this morning. I can’t say that her husband sounds well, but her son sounded like a smart, brave trooper. What a guy! So many of you have asked about a fund to be set up for her son and I do believe that WSL will be doing that eventually. For now, I’m making plans to send a PS3 to the house for her son. Totally impractical, I know, but I will rest easier knowing that the little guy has a great distraction during a hard time. Later, when he returns to school, I’ve promised him a new pair of Nikes. Stylin’, ya know? He was polite and eloquent and a testament to a mother who must have cared deeply about his education and manners. I was very, very impressed.

  39. plainviewsue says:

    So Caroline’s blog is up and it’s barely two pages. I think she has realized that she has destroyed her reputation & it will continue throughout the remainder of this show. If she had brains and wanted her book to succeed, she would suck it up and apologize to Teresa for treating her the way she has. How about that comment that Caroline said in the previews that Albert could destroy Joe. Now that is ominious. We all know what happened to Albert’s father.

    Remember how upset Caroline was when Danielle said she’d back and she won’t be alone?

    Kathy’s blog is up, and I am sick and tired of her playing the victim. She said that none of them knew about the phone call until they watched the episode. She said she and Richie felt bad. and that in hindsight Richie shouldn’t have said that wisecrack about Teresa and Joe and that was a little insensitive. Ya think? Why is it that Richie’s comments are always wisecracks. He called Teresa a loser. He wants her burned at the stake. He wants her to drown.

    Way to go Bravo. What an uplifting show.

  40. Just Wondering in Jersey says:

    Thank you all for building our new home. I feel better knowing we have a place to go and that I am not alone in my grief.

  41. ATLnNYC09 says:

    Next week’s episode seems like its going to be explosive….

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      Im sure Caroline’s manipulation has alot to do with her lack of contact and lack of relationship with most of her siblings. She really needs to get a grip on her constant need for control. I have to think that her marriage is not going so well since she 1) is always in other people’s family business and 2) her control issues.

  42. T-Rex says:

    Good Morning Peeps! I posted on the blog from last night that I “heart” you all, and that today has been a rather rough one, but being here together is helping. Now onto the snark, good grief, Teresa leave that lousy, cheating, no-class, no-job, verbally abusive ugly troll! Seriously, and I uhm threw up in my mouth several times reading the blog about the show, and cannot imaging the sheer pain all of you went through watching the show. Teresa, Juicy is schtooping someone else, he no longer wants the puntang he has already had, and ms. newpuntang must be making sure Juicy stays away from his wife. Again, thanks for the blogs. Teresa you are better than him(I know right, me saying something nice for once), you kids will be better off without him, you have a career ahead and as long as you chained to that dead weight you won’t achieve everything you could.

    • jezzibel says:

      Joe’s side piece doesn’t want him straying or putting it anywhere else, thats why he’s not interested in his wife, and I think on some level Teresa knows this and thats why she’s gagging for it

    • Kansas Girl says:


  43. ATLnNYC09 says:

    Who would want Juicy Joe? I wouldnt touch him with a 10 foot pole.

    • lillybee says:

      So true, who would want him? He is not attractive. He is living off his wife. He has a horrible attitude. I don’t see one redeeming thing about him.

      • T-Rex says:

        Also, from what someone either posted or I read somewhere else, Juicy is not “packing” anything in those drawers to write home about either. He really is a piece of crap, and I don’t think Teresa realizes how bad she has it with him. If my DH ever called me even a portion of what he has called her, he can pick up his shite off the front lawn because his ass would be so out of there, and locks changed, etc.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I read that about Joey Gorga too (from some woman who claims she slept with Joey a few times and had NO idea he was married. She claims she realized he was married when Melissa showed up at her house, screaming at her after she’d slashed the woman’s tires. This woman claimed that Joey told her how he loved her, etc., etc. According to her, Joey had a little…Ummm…organ. Oh yeah, he also threw money at her before he ran out of her house to deal with crazy Melissa. Who knows how true it is, but I did read that same comment on more than one blog last year).

  44. Viki55 says:

    Can someone explain why Lynn thought the phone call with Juicy was dubbed? I don’t understand what that means. Did Juicy say those things just at some other time and it was saved and edited in for drama? I feel sorry for T, she will do anything to save her marriage, she doesn’t even recognize the abuse.

    • LavaLady says:

      I asked that question as well Viki. I am wondering what “dubbed” means. Is it like Jill calling Alexis a F……B…. at the wedding. Where Jill says she said it off camera but it was heard on camera?

    • plainviewsue says:

      I don’t follow or go on Stupid Housewife’s blog, but someone tweeted something about it. She analyzed the entire call and feels that it was dubbed. Did Joe say I have to make a call or I have to take a call? Cos if he said I have to make a call, why would Teresa say why did you have to answer it?

      The scene between Tre & Joe in the vineyard was so disturbing on so many levels. She’s begging her husband for sex. She was begging her husband to smile for the camera. She was begging her husband for a kiss.

      Teresa, leave!!!!!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        i think he said “I have to make a call”… so, yes, I was cornfused, a little about that. But maybe he was “returning a call”

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I know. I had second-hand embarrassment for Teresa. Why should she have to be desperate with her own damned husband?

        Joe Giudice can make me laugh. I also feel like he does not try to put on airs for the camera.

        That being said, after last night, I think he is an a*shole to Teresa.

      • Boobah says:

        PVS – I wondered that also….I found it strange. Which was it? I didnt hear his phone ring. I mean, i guess it could have been on vibrate. But I think it was said both ways…that he had to answer it and that that he had to make a call. I swear, Bravo pisses me off so much sometimes.

      • Scorpiosue1102 says:

        I’m thinking part of it was because his phone did ping like he had a text before he said all of that.

      • melthehound says:

        I thought I heard him say he has to call his work.

  45. Great job on the blog everyone!!! mardrag…you got me to crying again.

    Lynn’s family is constantly on my mind…I wish we could turn back the hands of time…

    • mardrag26 says:

      (((((Queen Butter Bean))))) Crying is a good release, let it come. We will hold you close.

  46. HI all, I spoke to Carly via twitter this morning. She believes a fund will be set up eventually (the family obviously has some difficult and consuming days a head of them) . I was happy to see that she was also sending the youngest a gaming station to help occupy him until school starts.

  47. Under My Wheels says:

    Thank you everyone for putting this together. Feels good 🙂 Lynn would be proud.

    (Please remember the issues with wordpress in the past and avoid them)

  48. Hi ~ just wanted to tell what a wonderful place you have created~
    Lynn would be proud~
    love & hugs to all~

  49. Lulu says:

    Thank you NMD, BB, Mardrag and Detox for carrying on the torch. Great blog! Lynn would be so proud of all of you. Last night when I watched RHONJ it was bittersweet. Especially watching Caroline’s 50th birthday scene. My thoughts are with her and her family today.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re very welcome, Lulu.

    • MamaZ says:

      Yes, thank you all. It must have been very difficult to write these first blogs without Lynn.

      My very first thought this morning when I woke was that I wouldn’t get to “talk” with Lynn on the blog today. And my heart broke all over again. So I talked to her anyway in my heart. I told her how much we miss her. And how much we respected and loved her. I felt a little better for a while so I think she heard me.

      • JazzNightOut says:

        I did the same thing during the night. Woke up thinking of Lynn so I talked to her. Seemed right to do and comforting. I also respected Lynn for her honesty and directness. She was unique. I pray for her family, especially her husband and son who lived with her.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        🙂 I had a little chat w/Lynn this morning, as well, on my morning jog.

  50. Chickenwrangler says:

    Hello everyone! Thank you to NMD, BB and the other great ladies for starting this new blog. I never posted on Lynn’s site but read it most days for a couple of years. I am so sad to hear about her passing and she will be missed sorely. Prayers to her family. RIP Lynn!

  51. DeeDee says:

    Good morning all. I’m still without words having to come here rather than our first home. While reading the blog, I could hear Lynn coming through, so it feels right. Thank you for your hard work and for being here for Lynn and for us.

  52. I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

    I haven’t gotten a chance to go back up and re-read the comments here. So, I apologize if one of you has already addressed this issue.

    I went back to read Carly Hall’s last blog in honor of Lynn. There is a very nasty comment, which was left by “Jenna” on 8/20/12 @ 3:42 a.m. Is there any way someone can get that removed? I would hate for any of Lynn’s family members to see it.

    “Jenna,” if you are reading this, you are a HORRIBLE person with a BLACK heart and NO soul.

    • MamaZ says:

      What a sick, ugly individual.

    • mardrag26 says:

      Detox, maybe someone can let Carly know since she can get into the blog and she can remove it?

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      I’ll take care of it

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        Actually, I can’t do anything about comments on Lynn’s blog – I thought it was on Carly’s post here. Sorry, guys. I think that Carly may be able to do something about it.

        • RHOFrance says:

          I understand your frustration and anger toward the sad famewhoring chunck who write those offensive post but i’m kinda of happy they stay here. There are part of the controversy, that’s what made/make Lynn’s blog a great place to. People who fights, and sometimes dirty. Sure, even I, juste a reader, thought that was crass but hey, those jerks are a part also of the franchise ! If one of them feels the need to spread hate words instead of understanding that now, people are suffering a big loss, that’s there karma. Internet karma at least. That will bite them in the ass soon enough.
          (sorry, i hope i don’t make too much errors in my english, i hope you still understand the tought behind them)

          • RHOFrance says:

            A great place to READ. For frak sake, i can’t speak english properly, i will stick to read you all !

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              I understood you perfectly. Don’t just read. Comment away. 😀

              • RHOFrance says:

                Thanks, you’re really nice. I have so much feelings i’m quite not understanding tonight (23h37 on my time, it’s seems to be next morning for you, 08/21). I read Lynn for so long, cause one day i googled i hat jill zarin and i find her blog, i had never posted before but i’m in pain too. For all of you. I’m so sad. I find my feelings ridicoulous. I didn’t know her. I almost never read comments before this morning…. A mixed of shame for never posted that i love reading her, hoping that she saw that from France if she kept a eye on her stats, somebody (hopefully i’m not alone even if we don’t have Bravo legally from here !) was reading her really often from France, waiting for updates, waiting for them reaaaaaaaaal bad, and i’m hoping that her family, when the time is right for them to read this, if the time comes ever, that they’ll now that Lynn not only spokes to readers from America but from all over the world.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              I hear you RHOF! very good!

              • RHOFrance says:

                Thank you very much LaineyLainey. It’s kind of silly, considering, but my heart is warmed up by your comment. It’s hard. In my head i speak a clear english but it takes me a long time to post, re-read, make sure i make no mistake. It’s easy to undestand your language but very difficult to jump in the waters and speak. I think it took pain, loss, even more pain today, to understand how silly where my concerns about the mockery cause i can’t speek as fast as you. I just needed somebody to hear them. My husband is the sweetest but when i teared this afternoon, he coul’nt grasp his mind around it, but he tried. That’s sweet. He heard me, i got hugs and sorries but he really didn’t understood that i had really lost someone, even i never knew her. Lynn really was my connection to Bravo TV. A calm voice. A connexion to your continent. Whatever. You know what i mean. Internet times and everything. I know nobody here but i felt that i could be a partof.

                • Lady Chatterley says:

                  I had the same reaction from my husband – he tried to understand, but he didn’t quite get it. He was surprised when he saw me cry – and then he felt guilty for not paying attention when I was trying to talk to him about Lynn’s passing.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  I hope you feel truly welcomed now, RHOF.

                • Kansas Girl says:

                  You’re expressing yourself very clearly, and we’re all feeling the same so we understand. I hope you’ll keep commenting.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              You should hear my French (tapping cigar with a groucho marx accent.)

          • trudie says:

            You may not think you speak English well, but you made a great point! Welcome to the family. Please comment more often!

    • I talked to Carly, unfortunately she has no access to the blog. Julia, Lynn’s daughter was the one who posted Carly’s eulogy. I know we were all hoping the family wouldn’t see it but it doesn’t look like that will be the case. 😦

    • melthehound says:

      May Karma soon find Jenna. It takes a sad sick person to bash someone when they’ve just died. Even I, cannot be that low (and I can sink pretty far). Love Lynn, hate Lynn, agree or disagree with her, one thing that cannot be denied, is she put something pretty great together. Last night’s chat and today’s blog are a testament to that. My real hope now is that it continues. So if it soothes Jenna’s black heart to bash that, so be it. I hope she’s doing well for herself as Karma awaits Her.

      • Iowagirl says:

        Let’s get the last laugh on Jenna by donating as much as possible to Lynn’s family. What she should have earned from her hard work we can now give her family.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I think the trolls are so stupid. How is dying considered karma? We all are going to die one day, you stupid f***tard trolls. That’s not called Karma… that’s they cyle of life and death.

  53. Chris says:

    Thanks for the blog. How very devastating it is to know that the words will no longer come from Lynn herself. Thank you guys for keeping it up.

  54. Last night Caroline tweeted…

    Regardless of my feelings for T, my heart went out to her at this scene. No one deserves to hear or be spoken to like that.

    I replied

    @CarolineManzo I bet it must feel like finding out your mom called you an “asshole”. Very unfortunate for all involved.

    Does Caroline not understand the meaning of the word hypocrite.
    Was the working title of her book called “Let me tell you something, do as I say and not as I do”?

    • PrincessPindy says:


    • LaineyLainey says:

      I love you for that, Rabble. She tweeted that to puff herself up while pouring salt in the wound.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      That was a great comeback.

      For some reason, I get the feeling that Caroline’s Talking Head where she said, “I feel sorry for Teresa” was dubbed in much later than the actual season filming. My instincts tell me that Caroline is now fully aware of the backlash she is receiving for her nasty comments and her nasty behavior in general. That Talking Head and that tweet make me feel like her alleged new “attitude” is more self-serving than anything (and has nothing to do with any sincere feelings of compassion and sorrow for Teresa on Caroline’s part. I mean, it’s been obvious all season to me, but even Stevie Wonder could see the sheer HATRED Caroline has toward Teresa during last night’s episode).

      I could be wrong (but I doubt it).

      Go scratch, Chucky!

    • (hugs all my girls and guys back)

    • disgrazia4 says:

      You’re my hero. And you put it perfectly. Well done.

  55. Contessa says:

    Just popped in to read and want to thank our wonderful group of ladies that put these blogs and site together. You are all pretty special and I know Lynn would love this.

    Read the update from Carly, and it breaks my heart. My first H died of a heart attack in his sleep (many years ago) and this brings back so many emotions and feelings. I know what Lynn’s H is going through and he is walking in a fog reacting to people and he is glad to have people around him. It is very comforting to the spouse to hear wonderful and loving things about their loved one. All these comments, cards will give him solace (they did me). The days ahead, after the funeral will be the tough ones for the family. But I promise you all they will make it through, one step at a time. I can’t help thinking about Lynn today especially since it is the day of the viewing. My love goes out to all that are grieving and hurting.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


      • Contessa says:

        Thank you, but it was a long time ago 2/14/95 and I can think of him now with fondness and love which give me a happy feeling. What got me through the pain was I would say to myself, that in 6 weeks it will be better, in 6 months it will be better and joining a widow/widowers support group. The thing that will help Lynn’s h are the kids, they will all stick together and this will be a big help for him. I didn’t have kids, but my h’s family helped me through it and for some reason that is where I found the most comfort. Lynn’s husband will find it within his son and family.

        I know that many people are uncomfortable with a viewing, but for me it gave me a chance to say goodbye, I could hardly leave his side at the funeral home on the one day we did that. It was the same when my Mom died, even though I was a teenager. I wish I could go and pay my final respects and love to Lynn and her family, as I am sure everyone of my sisters/brothers on this would like to do.

    • trudie says:


  56. Eastbayca says:

    Hello all,
    Good to see you all.
    This morning I stopped by site, for old time sakes….
    Thanks to everybody who is contributing to the blogging, commenting and all, it is a job well done.

  57. toasteroven says:

    My heart breaks for Lynn’s family and friends and everyone here. My father died very suddenly from a heart attack 17 years ago at the age of 63. Never got to say goodbye but know he is with me all the time! I found this poem affer he died and carried the last paragraph on a little piece of paper with me for years. I think it prefectly sums up the feeling you have when you lose someone so precious.

    thanks to you all for getting this blog going in Lynn’s honor! Having never posted before on any blog I hope this comes out right!

    I need to go to work but will check in later.


    W. H. Auden

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    • So beautiful, thank you.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Very nice, Toasteroven. Thank You.

    • mardrag26 says:

      Oh, I love this poem! I first heard it in one of my favorite movies. Thanks for posting it toasteroven.

      • Viki55 says:

        Four Weddings and a Funeral. I went and looked it up to find all the words after seeing that movie. You can really relate to the pain and loss in those words.

    • T-Rex says:

      {{{{Hugs Toaster}}}}}} Wow, I have a similar story my father died at age 58 suddenly of an aneurysm, gone before he hit the ground the EMT’s told us. Never got to say goodbye. It’s hard to lose a loved one and even harder, in my opinion only, to have the ripped from you with no warning. Thanks for the Poem sending to my sibs and mom, because even after he passed, we are still not “over” it, we live with it.

    • Stars99 says:

      Hugs the toaster oven {as long as you’re not plugged in}… thanks for posting… = )

    • trudie says:

      Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  58. I’d like to send Carly some $$ to help pay for the PS3 and the shoes….does anyone have her email address?

  59. majnon says:

    I want to extend my thanks also to NMD, Mardrag, BB and Detox for working thru your pain and keeping everyone together. It is a testament to the beautiful souls that Lynn attracted to find a community of such amazing individuals.
    I never thought this could happen.
    Again, my condolences to her family

  60. majnon says:

    By “never thought this could happen”, I meant that Lynn could be gone.

  61. JustDee says:

    Don’t have tim to read right now, sorry if this was posted already.
    Tersea & Juicy made the Daily Mail –

  62. Grandma Wrinkle's Butler says:

    I hardly am able to comment but read Lynn’s blog avidly. I can’t believe I won’t be bashing in her wit any longer. Thank you all for continuing this, which I have found to be a place for laughter, cammaderie, and joy.

  63. TT in OC says:

    I just read the blog, which is very well-written, but have not yet read all the comments. However, I still feel there is a hole in my heart that cannot be filled. I am really surprised how Lynn has affected my life even we have never met. Hope everyone has a great Monday.

  64. sugar magnolia says:

    This morning, in my early morning haze while my coffee was brewing, my fingers automatically went to my bookmark link to read Lynn’s recap. When the sight loaded, I remembered, there would be no Lynn recap today. Made me sad all over again. Thank you to all of you who are keeping the Lynnfam together.

  65. melthehound says:

    Nicely done ladies. I’m happy to see this daily routine will continue. My day would be empty without it. I’ll be back later to read the comments and at my 31¢ on the NJ crew.

    • Contessa says:

      Looking forward to your 31cents as only you can do it! I think the Ladies have done a fabulous job keeping the daily routine going, as that helps people assimilate this horrible loss.

    • TMarsh101 says:

      Wouldn’t be the same without you Mel. I saw your post about Lynn from Friday. It was eloquent and well-written as are all your posts.

  66. TMarsh101 says:

    Wow. I am truly at a loss for words. What a shocking/horrble thing to discover this morning that Lynn had passed away. My heart goes out to her family. I’ve obviously peiced together that everyone has “moved” here & thanks to nomoredrama for creating this space. I hadn’t been commenting much lately, but would continually lurk. Wow. This is just terribly sad.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      ((( TM ))) Talking helps imo. From my experience over the weekend.

      • TMarsh101 says:

        Thanks Love. I just re-read the final JZ post. We all had so much fun that day. It was the first time I really posted & felt comfortable about being here. I’m overwhelmed by the sadness I feel for someone I never met, but truly appreciated.

  67. I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

    Has anybody seen Stella (from Hawaii)?

  68. nohausfrau says:

    Great job ladies. I’m sure Lynn would be proud that her legacy continues.

  69. T-Rex says:

    Okay, something else I was wondering, now again I could be in the minority on this one. Okay, you obviously know your mate does not work, but tells you it’s a co-worker that he is saying vile things to on the phone, then claims the other person doesn’t speak english, and you just take your man off to the side in front of cameras and try to f**k him(being crude cause it was). Or do you, as I would have done and take my husband’s phone and at least look at the number, okay I would have called the number, but I am one nosy, bitchy dino. I am not even including the Cee U Next Tuesday or Bitch information in this, but that would most certainly require the hand over of the cell phone. I am constantly on my hubs phone but that’s because he hates updating his apps, and he always thinks I download cooler apps so he makes sure I have them etc. Don’t get me started on emptying voicemails, etc. In addition could this “work” mean that Juicy has decided that he would prefer the Supranos style of work, inquiring minds are working overtime

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Perhaps he was referring to the construction at home? Towarad the end, what was he speaking? It wasn’t Spanish or Italian, was it? Or did he mix it?

      • LaineyLainey says:

        toward *

      • T-Rex says:

        I didn’t watch the program and really didn’t see in any of the recaps here and elsewhere that said when he was speaking spanish or italian that he was actually speaking with someone. Most said it looked like he had already ended the call. Now Teresa supposedly speaks Italian, and no way that loser Juicy knows spanish so unsure as to why he did that unless he was realizing he was mic’d and was hurling more rocks at Teresa verbally.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I could have sworn I heard “un poco de español”, when he said “cuanto cuesta” – i.e. “how much is it? or how much does it cost?” …but then it disintegrated into something else. I could be wrong.

          • VV says:

            I think you are right…
            btw. i did pray for your hubby to get a job as you asked me yesterday.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              thank you!! ¡gracias! merci, grazie, “Danke!” – – – i do appreciate it, VV. I got a kick out of “STFU YOU FILTHY FLY” – – I’m still giggling about that.

              • Contessa says:

                Lainey, I didn’t know about the job issue, please know I was in the same boat last year and it ended well. I am praying and sending tons of positive energy to you and your hubby for this to work out quickly. That’s a lot of stuff to carry on your shoulders with this as well. Sending you hugs!XO

    • Contessa says:

      T – I am with you about that phone, she would have never gone over to him, if she didn’t suspect something. Who cares who your mate calls, if you are in a good place. Once you suspect, you live in a horrible purgatory. She should have ripped that damn phone out of his hand pronto. Than to say he was still on the phone and talking gibberish. With regard to the work comment, please remember this was filmed last year before last year’s reunion on TV; so he still had the pizza parlor. The back to back filming is what is catching everyone offguard. Our dearest Lynn brought that to my attention in one of her comments or blogs.

      • T-Rex says:

        I honestly do not think that supposed “Pizza” place ever made any Pizza and I think it was closed way before they even started filming,

    • Stars99 says:

      It’s hard to know how much she knew about at the time it was happening… but this morning after seeing the footage? This morning I would be at my lawyer’s office drawing up divorce paperwork. Allowing anyone to disrespect you, cheat on you, lie to your face, {oh, I could go on and on, couldn’t I…}… this is NO legacy that you want your daughters to witness or model their lives after… It’s driving me crazy…. I mean like… C-A-R-A-Z-Y… It sickens me… and since they were clueless enough to go on a reality show – the kids get to live with the nauseating truth for the rest of their lives. I’m no fan of Teresa… but GET OUT NOW! They’re already divorced in almost every other way… it’s just not official.

  70. RealHousewifeVA says:

    I forget who said it or when (in chat? on the chat blog? I can’t remember) but someone said that Juicy didn’t want to have sex with Teresa so his side piece wouldn’t see him being affectionate on TV. I think this is so true and probably why he’s been such an obvious asshole to her all season. I kept wondering why he keeps being so mean to her on camera, and I think that’s exactly why.

    I wish she would just dump his ass.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      ITA RHVA!! “just dump his smelly ass” …. oops I added the “smelly” to your quote

    • kidsrfunny says:

      ITA! He is telling his “girlfriend” what a bitch his wife is. He does NOT want the cameras showing him being affectionate with his wife. If the cameras weren’t there, he’d be doing them both. (Sorry that was disgusting of me to say).

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I’m sure he gladly and willingly does them both. One of my girlfriends was involved with a married man (Don’t ask. Long story. She’s a good person who did a bad and stupid thing. Even though I wanted to shake some sense into her, my job was to be there for her as a friend — not to judge. I still gave her my honest opinion when she asked, though).

        She swore up and down that her married boyfriend was not having sex with his wife. Her married boyfriend told her this (He also told her that his wife did not understand him; was a bitch; was only still around because he didn’t want to leave his kids, etc. etc. Just think of the usual lies many married men tell. Yeah, he told her all of those). She asked me what I thought, and I just looked at her like she was crazy and said, “Yeah, right! Whatever you say, Girlfriend! I do not believe that, and I am only giving you my opinion because you are ASKING for it. Since you can’t seem to leave this fool alone, enjoy the lowlife while you can, Girlfriend. I hate what you’re doing, but I still love you as my friend.”

        ….Anyhoo, she showed up on my doorstep in tears and with her face cracked when she found out that her married boyfriend’s wife was PREGNANT with their 3rd child.

        Gee, how did THAT happen??!!?? (shrug)

        • T-Rex says:

          When I was in college I worked summers at this huge company as a temp, and I remember someone in the department I was in was involved with a married co-worker, oh they went to lunch together every day in the cafeteria, acted like they were just friends, but was telling us all the details when he wasn’t around. He was in love with her but that he couldn’t leave his wife right now, he wasn’t sleeping with his wife, she hated sex and no longer wanted a romantic relationship, yadda, yadda. Well cut to the Labor Day company picnic and lo and behold dude showed up with his clearly pregnant wife, I had already gone back to school but some of my work mates phoned me at the time. The girl quit like 3 weeks later, from a very good job and company over this, so sad. These guys never leave their wives they get their cake and eat it too. If they do, they wind up cheating on their mistress after he gets bored with her.

    • Stars99 says:

      I think so, too… at least I got that feeling when he called her all those awful names while on the phone… in English btw… not to be confused with the Spanish he was {cough, cough} pretending to speak…

  71. Cityside says:

    Found youse guys. panting and puffing…..


  72. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Okay so I just watched the online clip on of how Melissa says “admit”, she pronounces it “eggmit”

    I’m sorry but there is just no excuse for these people being this stupid. It’s not cute when you are a grown woman with children who can’t say normal words. It’s not cute when Teresa does it. Not cute when Melissa does it. Learn to speak.

    They are all so caught up in money and famewhoring, when what they really all need is a proper education.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      She says “eggmit” but she has a degree in Early Childhood Education? Am I wrong? Thank goodness she was not teaching my children.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      OMG VA-that clip on Bravo is hysterical-she says eggmit 100 times-even after they tell her she is saying it wrong. So so sad….so so ignorant!!!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      It’s just like the 1st episode when she talked about Joey’s work “ethnic.” During the 1st season, she also mentioned their LIBERRY (with no “r” or “a” in the word, thank you very much!!).

      They love to point out how dumb Teresa is, but…Ummmm…they’re a bunch o’dummies too (shrug)!

  73. LaineyLainey says:

    I believe that ship has sailed, RHoVA. You just have to reckonize (one of Gretchen’s favorites) that it’s too late.

  74. california35 says:

    hi everyone, its lunch time.
    ((( all )))

    i didnt watch NJ, but glad to see a blog about it. i am glad everyone is here … so i wanted to participate also.

    i hope teresa is not in the situation where her husband hurts her, wether because she doesnt let him anymore, or because she left him. it is not right to be treated like thay EVER, but even less when SHE is doing what she can to resolve their $ problems. the more she does, the more we see the way he treats her. we havr to see too, that they have four GIRLS who do not need to see that and who will think its ok to be treated that way. i do wonder if he is acting like that because of their $ troubles, feeling grouchy and inferior. i hope he snaps out of it PRONTO.

    • california35 says:

      oh maaan! i just read more, so it is not jut what i had seen. there is more than name calling and ignoring and all of that. there is also ANOTHER woman??!! i know there had been especulations, but man. a husband and father of FOUR little girls with tons of $ problems….cheating??? ONE – he has time for that, but not on getting himself out of debt. TWO what is the other woman thinking??!!

    • lovemamaearth says:

      ((( Cali ))) Great to see you.

      • california35 says:

        thank you lovemama 🙂

        i am sorrry i worried you guys. i am fine, i got to be, right? i did post on an old blog i think… you guys had already moved and i kept trying on the wrong place.

  75. Viki55 says:

    Phylis Diller has left the building:(

  76. PatnPhilly says:

    Hi everybody!
    Thank you to everyone who keep this blog going, I’m sure Lynn would be so proud! I rarely posted before but I made the vow to myself to post more when I can. I truly feel that RHONJ has jump the shark. I started watching the housewives which for me is only New York & New Jersey for escape and entertainment, but anymore it’s stressful to watch such mean & dysfunctional people. I used to like the Manzo’s but Caroline irritates me with that puss on her face, ewww! Jacqueline is such a drama queen! Melissa….ugh, and Victim Kathy, boo-hoo! Teresa is the worst because she has no pride and she is certifiably crazy. The men on that show are gross not one of them would I want to touch let along have sex in vineyard with! Every Sunday & Monday I sit down to watch them so I can go to the blog the next day and read what everybody had to say, that’s my escape now. Thanks again for keeping it going, you guys are the best!

  77. TZ says:

    I send my condolences to Lynn’s biological family and to her blog family.
    Along with many others, I have been around since the hub pages. While I marveled at the sense of community, I did not try to insert myself into what was clearly becoming a close knit family. I did not doubt a welcome, but knew that I would not be able to contribute anything extra or unique. Perhaps I’m “postaphobic” , who knows, but I enjoyed watching the blog grow and mature. One thing for sure, Lynn was passionate. She cared about her blog and her posters and with a mother’s heart she would fiercely defend both. The Lynnfam blog is a shining testament to the sense of community that she created. My heart breaks for you all, but I am so glad to see you draw even closer in this time of sorrow. I am sure she is proud that you are carrying on.

    • MamaZ says:

      Thank you TZ. From your beautiful post I can tell you most certainly could have contributed something extra and unique. Please don’t hesitate to post in the future.

    • Zoey says:

      Hi TZ. What a nice post!

    • T-Rex says:

      {{{TZ}}} You should post, some times folks like to see “hey I am not the only crazy one that feels this or that way” other folks do too, good to see you!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Thank you, TZ. 🙂

    • Contessa says:

      Hi TZ, That was so beautifully said, and I know I felt that way for a long time before I posted, and I just decided to take the jump. I hope you do as well. You write beautifully!

    • trudie says:

      Please come join us.

  78. NightLight95 says:

    Caroline Manzo is pushing a book on relationships? A la Zarin, this book is not going to sell either. How do they think that acting like bullies on screen translates to book sales?

  79. klmh says:

    Kinda thought we all need a smile today:

    At the Irish wedding reception the D.J. yelled:
    “Would all married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.”
    The bartender was almost crushed to death.

  80. Afternoon all..I didn’t watch the whole episode.. I gave up after the phone call…what a bunch of uncouth classless people…Give me scripted television any day of the week rather than these UNREALITY SHOWS from Bravo…
    fauz milania.. I thinks it’s the honey badger dude…LOL
    Proud of all you for taking the time to pick up and carry on Lynns legacy. You know she is proud of each of you.
    She is now at peace with her heavenly Father . I promise , it does get a bit better each day.
    Hugs and Peace

  81. VV says:

    Excellent Blogs ladies. I cannot thank enought those involved in keeping Lynn’s legacy alive.

  82. disgrazia4 says:

    Just want to say Thank You to NMD, BB, Mardrag, and Detox ( for Mob wives, I won’t forget and I read that recap too and it was good), and to all of you who are here, have been here, and will be here in the future. You are such a kind caring community of people such as I have never seen on a hw’s blog in such a big way. I am honored to know you all and I thank Lynn who made it all happen because she wanted to create a space, uncensored, for those who had an opinion and a desire to share it. From a little idea, a big community was born. This is her accomplishment and it is a legacy of great worth. She made a difference and it was good. God bless Lynn Hudson and her family and friends forever.

    She will always be remembered as The Real Housewives Expert.

  83. Winston says:

    I am finally watching the RHNJ episode and I had a light-bulb moment. Teresa is Snooki all grown up! I don’t know who edited this episode but I feel like I’m watching the Jeresy Shore with all the crude, rude and sexual behavior. Yuck!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Hi Winston! I really like Snooki, but I gotta keep it real: she’s kinda slutty (O.K., MORE than “kinda”. She’s A LOT slutty!!).

      I really think Teresa has only been with Joe in that way (which is too bad because all it would take is getting some good lovin’ from a guy with NO drama to make her see the light. Light Bulb: “What??!!??? You mean I can have this AND absolutely NO DRAMA!! I’m sticking with THIS. That other craziness is for the birds!”

      And once you know what it’s like to be treated well, you just CANNOT go back to b*llsh*t. Unfortunately, I don’t think Teresa has much experience with being treated well (by a guy who can also lay the pipe. Shrug).

      • LaineyLainey says:

        So, let me get this straight, JOGo has the tiny church organ, JoGui has the ittle pipe organ. I’m hearing Phantom of the Opera in the background….

        • Winston says:

          LOL. And Caroline at the end? She claims she feels sorry for Teresa because of how Joe treats her but then has no problem ripping Tre to shreds? Caroline’s ego needs a reality check. I can’t believe she threatened Joe Guidice. Her MO is finally coming to light on camera.

      • Nancy says:

        Hi Detox,
        I think Joe was her first love. 😦
        The good news is that she can only go up from there.

  84. VV says:

    Just a quick question. I signed Lynn’s guestbook Online a couple of days ago. I remember seeing Carly and a few other here signed as well. I went back Today and my comment is not there neither is Carly’s and the others. Has this happened to anyone here?

    • Nancy says:

      Hi VV,
      I sent a card the old fashion way like with a stamp! lol
      Hope you’re doing ok.

    • melthehound says:

      I signed it but haven’t been back to see if it ever got posted. The Wake/Viewing is today so I imagine they may have printed whatever was already there. I don’t know if it would all remain online afterwards.

    • trudie says:

      If you are talking about the guestbook on the Chicago Sun-times, I noticed when I signed it that it said it would only be available until 8/19/2012. I thought that was odd since the wake is today (8/20).

  85. Rosie O’Donnell had a heart attack last week…

    Know the symptoms and address them IMMEDIATELY.. Please … the life you save may be your own…


  86. Christi44 says:

    First, Thank you to everyone who contributed to last night’s chat and today’s blog. Wonderfully done and a great tribute to the spirit of what Lynn created.

    Second, I just read Teresa’s blog. She spends the majority saying the way Joe talked to her isn’t okay and is a bad example for their girls, but following it up with a bunch of excuses for him. She does not address that he LIED to her or who was on the other end of the phone. We know how Joe feels about therapy so we can bet they aren’t doing that. I just hope if she stays with him, they are doing something to make this better. Nobody should live their life that way.

  87. stellastars21 says:

    Ok Hart Hanson the creator of BONES had this to say on twitter:

    @HartHanson: I mean do they do it on purpose that we like only Josh Flagg? And dislike every one else except his grandmother?

  88. dsc60 (formerly IDon'tBelieveInUnicorns) says:

    Going back to my original name. I had changed it when Lynn created her own site. Kelly’s not even around any longer so… I don’t even know how I feel about things anymore. Nothing is feeling quite right. Praying for Lynn’s family and friends and everyone here.

    On a positive note… NMD, BB, MarDrag, Lady Chatterly, Boston, Detox (I pray I’m not leaving anyone out)… You’ve all done a tremendous job… and at such a difficult time… you are all to be commended. Thank you for all you’ve done. I’m sure Lynn is honored and proud.

    Onto the episode… I don’t understand how Teresa’s toast was mean. I believe she talked about enjoying her time with Melissa and Joey specifically because they were all together in the RV. She thanked Chris for inviting them and wished Caroline a Happy Birthday. Kathy didn’t invite them and it wasn’t her birthday. What’s the big deal? Talk about being childish! I guess Caroline was reading between the lines… the trouble is when you do that… anything can be manufactured and insinuated to suit whatever agenda you’re pushing.

    Same old crap… Richie was making nasty comments about Teresa… JoGu and JoGo were acting like asses… JoGu was treating Teresa like crap… everyone was talking behind Teresa’s back… Caroline was inserting herself into Teresa’s family drama (NOT putting the lid on it as she claims).

    Caroline’s book sounds like a joke. I hope the rumor is true and she’s not coming back but that sounds like bad timing considering her book is coming out in 2013.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Thanks, DSC! It feels great to have the site running and the fam gathered round, doesn’t it?

    • lovemamaearth says:

      (((DSC))) Let us know anyway we can help. Email me anytime.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re welcome dsc60 (formerly knowns as Unicorns [for short]). 😉

      • dsc60 (formerly IDon'tBelieveInUnicorns) says:

        Lady C… I’m so impressed how quickly this site was up and running. There’s a few other sites I check out and maybe post here and there but there’s no place like home. No where else even comes close.

        Lovemamaearth… thanks so much for your concern. It means more than you know.

        Detox… 🙂

  89. JustDee says:

    Thank You SO much for a GReAT blog today ladies!

    I’m so gratefull that we’re not all wandering lost around the internet but have a new home where we can kick off our shoes and put our feet up.

    (Whew, that was too many e’s!)

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      It’s so nice to see everyone here – just a few little sheep out there who haven’t made it over – hope we see them soon!

  90. NJBev says:

    Hello everyone.
    One of my best friends came down to the beach last night to stay with me for a few days.
    I made watermelon martinis and I’m still hurting. As we were talking she mentioned that I didn’t
    seem like myself and was anything wrong? Well, you know what happened and after I was done
    telling her what happened I kinda expected her to react as my husband had~(he thought I was nuts to be so upset about people who are not real, just names on the computer “Bev,
    they are not real people, just strangers on the internet, you don’t know who you’re talking to!”)
    She was wonderful. She hugged me and said she was so sorry for my loss… then she endured
    a long , nonsensical, tirade about the housewives. Then she helped me order flowers. This is
    the true definition of a friend. The watermelon martinis didn’t hurt either~~~

    I couldn’t watch NJ last night, I purposely stayed outside so I couldn’t even put it on~even coming
    to the site upsets me. I told another friend that it was so weird that a little “hate” blog turned into one of the things that I loved the most~ I don’t think that I ever realized how much I count on you guys to be there when I need help~ I never realized how much I cared for Lynn and all of you.

    ok, Im done. Im crying again and its not polite to cry the whole time you have company.
    love you.

    • MamaZ says:

      NJBev – Your friend sounds amazing.But you deserve her. ❤

    • ((( Bev ))) it is hard, the pain we are all feeling is very real….stay strong

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Now I’m crying again too. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story ((( Bev )))

      It helped me to chat at Boston’s chat site.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      Bev-Im so happy you came by…lots of love here for you!!!!

    • disgrazia4 says:

      NJ, I may have disagreed with some of your views but not on this. No, in this you are so correct. Be well friend. ❤

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Bev,
      My bff that lives in NJ just called and she was very sweet as she knew how much all of you mean to me. My sister didn’t quite get it though. If you’re not one of us it really is hard to “get it”. Thank goodness we do.
      Hang in there.

    • klmh says:

      Im so glad you had some support from your friend NJB, and I hope others have friends and loved ones that understand our loss. My husband, when I told him, I said something like it would be hard for you to understand, and he said, “no, you lost a friend”. So glad you had someone to talk with about our friend’s loss.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      The hubbies! My husband stopped just short of the “not real” response – we are all very real – I refer to you all as my EPals. I told him that we gather every morning for our coffee chat and it just extends throughout the day. I said it earlier, but I’ll say it again – I don’t know what I’d do w/o this time w/you guys. It truly makes my day.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      So wonderful to hear from you NJBEV. You have been missed. Your friend sounds wonderful. the beverages sound nice too!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      What a good girlfriend! (((NJ Bev)))

    • KTinCT says:


    • Three Blessed says:

      I get it…. 😦

    • dsc60 (formerly IDon'tBelieveInUnicorns) says:

      (((NJBev))) – Your friend sounds wonderful… just like you. I met my boyfriend on-line so he understood completely. He keeps asking how everyone is doing and how everything is going. It is hard for many people to understand however. I’m glad you found a shoulder to cry on.

  91. Message for everyone, says:

    A site was created for you all, everything is explained. two postsl. By who? When people do things, they don’t do it for the credit , they just do it.

  92. breezy33 says:

    Good afternoon !!!
    Hugs to all !

  93. not THAT Jill says:

    Well is seems we survived MONDAY on the blog. Lynn taught us well to respect one another and play nice!!
    It is so comforting to see so many of us posting here and I saw a bunch of people on the chat site yesterday.
    NMD-you are a champ-this feels like home, thank you.
    BB-you were very brave to take on blogging NJ-you did a FANTASTIC job!!! Thank you.
    MarDrag-I love the Inspirational Page-nice touch.Thank you.
    Detox-I have never seen one episode of Mob Wives BUT I read the blog in its entirety and love your writing. Your dedication to Lynn was beautiful. Thank you.
    I know there are so many more of you that are helping to keep us together and I thank all of you.
    I was telling my sister on Saturday morning that the woman who writes the blog I read had passed away-immediately she said “Lynn?”
    I guess I spoke about her more than I thought. She would be so proud of what you have all done here, I hope you are proud of yourselves too!!

  94. lori says:

    I’m in shock. I’ve been away because of surgery and life stuff. When I read about Lynn yesterday I really hoped it was some kind of sick internet joke. I cannot believe it. My heart is breaking for her family.

  95. psol says:

    Hello all, I’m in a fog. I peeped in to the blog on Thursday to wish Lynn a Happy Birthday and just got the chance to visit the blog today (I never miss more than 2 days) to get the sad news. It’s unbelievable and my heart is heavy!

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Hugs to you, PSol. I know it’s a real shock – so sorry, I know there’s a lot of catching up to do. Have you heard about Boston’s chat site? There’s live chat there – the talk there was a huge help for me in processing.

      • psol says:

        Yes, I’ve already signed up for the live chat. I can’t seem to do anything since hearing the news…my heart aches!

        Reading all of the lovely tributes from you all is helping. I just feel the need to be around the Lynn family right now.

  96. mardrag26 says:

    Hi Everybody! It is not often that I get to come back to post in the afternoons/evenings, but I wanted to stop in and see how everything was going. Can I just say how cool that of this moment there are 446 posts for today? Not counting how many lurked. It is just amazing to me.

    Like others said upthread, I wasn’t sure if people in my life would understand my sorrow….but as soon as I told my (adult) daughter Friday night, she hugged me and understood. She has seen me come out of this blasted shell (I never ever imagined being in) and knows how this blog and the wonderful women here have helped me do that. Now, as someone else said the other day…I can’t shut up! 🙂

    I am at meetings tomorrow morning so won’t be here….but I wish a good day to everyone. Tomorrow will be hard so….take deep breaths, call on your higher powers for support, and join your virtual hands in a circle of love for Lynn and each other.

    Hugs and Blessings!!

  97. VV says:

    Froggy Eyes Blog is up
    ClownOfesto is up
    Auto tune Blog is up
    Teresa’s Blog is up
    A couple of Bravo RHONJ blogs are up

    ………………….No Manifesto yet…………………

    • LaineyLainey says:

      LOL!! Auto tune…aka EggMit

    • not THAT Jill says:

      VV Revere!!! What is the hold up on the Manifesto?? You think she would get them done quickly at this point….”Teresa…blah blah blah Teresa…Blah blah blah…..etc”!!!!

      • Contessa says:

        the manifesto could be done easily with cut and paste….teresa….blah blah blah teresa blah blah blah – it is good to chuckle a bit today.

  98. Are we on Greenwich Mean time? 🙂
    Thanks to all who have continued Lynn’s legacy-great job! I don’t watch Bravo much any more (only RHONY occasionally) but love to read the recaps.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      It looks like maybe Pacific Standard???

    • TMarsh101 says:

      Hey, Dame. Always great to see you! I’ve found that Bravo shows are excellent background noise for when I have things to do around the house. They just don’t hold the same affinity for me anymore. The recaps however, are always great.

  99. LavaLady says:

    The only people who know I read Lynn’s blog everyday, several times a day were my husband, my sister,and children. Just because they would see me on the site often. Anyway, none of the above understood/understand the loss I feel. I was out of sorts all weekend. My husband and sister both said that it was sad, but moved on pretty soon afterward to other topics. Never even told the kids. I’m not criticizing them; they don’t get it. My sister will discuss NY and NJ with me, and I often mention the blog, but my husband does not get it at all. Can’t understand why I’m here everyday. I gave up trying to explain. He almost in a way resents the time I spend here, so I usually do it when he’s not around. I’m not saying he’s a bad person. But maybe I never really tried to get him to see it. Maybe it’s just something I wanted for myself. Sorry to ramble on and on. Just wanted to vent after seeing some other comments about the support people did/didn’t get.

    • trudie says:

      I completely understand what you are saying. My husband did “kind of” get it, but thought I was a little nuts after awhile. I think for people who have never experienced the type of community that Lynn created, it is a bit weird for feel such a sense of loss. That’s why it is so comforting to have a place where we can all gather. We get it.

      Thank you lovely ladies who are working so hard to continue all this for us.

    • psol says:

      LavaLady, I hear you! My daughter knows that I’m on this site all the time, but she move on pretty quickly after sharing the news. My sister however, was very comforting.

      I just want to get on the phone and call someone. When I found Lynn I was in a very dark place and reading the IHJZ blog was the only thing that kept my interest and made me smile. Lynn has has such a huge impact on my life during and after that period.

    • Lava Lady, no one in my house understands either… only helps to come here. (((( Lava Lady ))))

    • BB says:

      Lava. I was in VA alone and my husband was in NC so I called him when I found out. He was very understanding over the phone because I talked about the blog and Lynn all the time. But when I came back to NC today and told him I had a rotten weekend, he asked me why. I just gave him that look.

  100. melthehound says:

    Ok, Here it is. Simply stated, I despise cheaters. I don’t mean those who cheat on their taxes and whatnot, there are organizations to deal with them (IRS, etc). I mean those who cheat on their families and the ones they swore to love and honor. I guess Obey was taken out of that speech years ago, long before I had any idea of what a wedding even was. I’ve never liked the way Joe talks to Teresa but even then could understand some of the sentiments. Phuck’em, THey don’t matter and on that point, I think he’s right. He also calls her names though and not just in hiding, but right to her face. I guess you can say she shouldn’t be surprised by anything she sees played back but it has to hurt her on some level. She isn’t made of stone and has done nothing but defend him in the past couple years I’ve been watching though and the way he repays that loyalty is to make her look like a fool. I’m not giving T a pass here, she’s helped in her own foolish look in this case. Not just on the show but with events since. If he isn’t 100% amazed that he still has his family, then I’m stunned at his arrogance.

    As for the episode, If Chris thought that putting that crew on these tours was going to go any other way then he’s the idiot. He can get pissed all he wants but he has no one else to blame but himself for letting it happen. They clearly weren’t interested in any tour but were interested in goofing off. That’s what they do and they do it well. His own nephews couldn’t hole themselves together in previous episodes. Baby Joey mounting the Lion is what he does. Just be glad he wasn’t drunk when he did it or Tarzan may have made an appearance at the same time.

    Mellisa and her sex tape comment, I think she was sending a sublim to baby Joey. What better way to give your media whore career a boost than a sex tape. Just ask KimK Pornogate, who I think Missy wants to emulate. Here’s a tip for you Mellisa, The tape comes first THEN the reality career. You done got it bass ackwards. You could be a multi millionaire by now just from the exposure. Teresa G’s SIL in the raw. I can see it now folks. On DIsplay On Display …. puke.

    How could I let my first NJ Opinion piece on the new blog go without mentioning the others. The Manzoritas (and greggy). Luckily until the now infamous toast, we didn’t hear too much from Greggy, Let’s keep it that way. In fact, bounce him from the show all together. I don’t know the pain those of you who viewed this Manzothon endured but with 6 clicks of the mouse, it was gone from my DVR never to assault the Hound in my house. The RV conversation at the beginning was a big huge joke. Momz, If you’re done with Teresa, then be done already. It’s old. We don’t need to see your scowl every time her name comes up, even when you bring it up. MiniMomz, same thing. Does anyone believe anything was resolved or ended with that conversation? Me neither. I wonder if ChrisL still wants to be friends with the Wakilies and Gorgas after the way they behaved in that winery? I wouldn’t. I damn sure wouldn’t take them on another ‘business’ trip.

    Of course how sweet it was when Momz kiddies were toasting her… Or was it? Christopher promised never to leave. That brought tears to her eyes. I couldn’t help feeling that it meant she’d never shake him off her nipples. That leaves MiniMomz and Albie fighting for the other one. Call me crazy though, I think Albie is the only one of the three with a bit of sense. At least he talks like he wants to escape. Let’s wait and see if he does.

    That brings us to the phone call. Did he make the call or was he called. I think he made the call. Why it couldn’t have waited an hour until they finished eating is lost on me. Very stupid of him to do it in front of a camera and sound man (or woman). T says he gets cranky if he doesn’t get some once a day. Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s Her who gets cranky. I hear there are devices to help with that. Teresa, look into one. It won’t talk back to you, won’t cheat on you, and won’t treat you like general garbage. You get enough disrespect outside of your home, you don’t need to put up with it inside your home as well.

    My 31¢


  101. ramonacoaster says:

    Great job Nomoredrama, BB and Lady C!

  102. Powell says:

    OK Detox. What is the government doing to Nora as she’s trying to cremate him. Does the govt think he’s not dead? They were there the first time. This is a trip.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You know, Powell, I’m not sure. There’s a part of me that thinks Nora listens to those little voices in her head that tells her everybody, including the Government, is out to get her.

      On the other hand, there is another part of me that thinks that, because of who her father was, the Federal Government may indeed have some kind of interest in preventing her from having his body exhumed and examined. WHAT that could possibly be is unknown to me. Her father was rumored to have been involved in the death of Marilyn Monroe and several other people; however, he’s been dead for 4 years. So, what could it hurt to have her examine his body before having it exhumed.

      I don’t get it.

      Is there going to be a Reunion? I’m not even sure this show is going to have a 2nd season.

      • Powell says:

        I don’t know but couldn’t imagine there wouldn’t be. There are a lot of unanswered questions.

  103. cc101 says:

    Thank you to everyone who helped to put this together. I am another one who didn’t post but read every single day. I am going to miss Lynn’s blogs, but I am sure that she is smiling right now at how everyone has pulled together to get this up and running. Hugs everyone…it is a big void.

  104. I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

    Are we chatting during RHONY tonight? This is the episode where Aviva goes all “NO WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!!!!!”- crazy, right (except, in this case, the fury involves missing legs. IT’S ABOUT THE CHILDRENNNNNN WITH MISSING LEGGGGGGSSSSSSS!!!!!!!”)?

    That should be FUN!!!

  105. BB says:

    I appreciate all the “thanks” I received today. It was harder than I thought blogging NJ last night. It took me about four times longer than normal and I still wasn’t satisfied with it. I hope there aren’t too many more episodes of NJ left. It’s never been my favorite.

  106. fly says:

    my name on Lynn’s blog is Fly. I read her blogs religiously – wouldn’t leave my house til I had read one. I will sorely miss the “Lynn blogger family” If y’all decide someone else to gather, please let me know. RIP friend

  107. Orson says:

    Here’s a minor, mindbleach worthy observation about last night’s episode. The more gentle-minded of you might want to skip this.

    Okay, you were warned. I recall during some walk soon before the birthday celebration (and phone call) a brief conversation between T and JoGiu about whether T’s dress was too short and if (ahem) anything was exposed. Which leaves me to wonder how spontaneous the vineyard tryst really was.

    And how’d you like to have a glass of wine made from THOSE grapes? Not me, that’s for certain.

    • BB says:

      Now that you mention it, the outfit she was wearing made things pretty convenient.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      It was she (tre) who was making crass comments about her outfit… those people are too stupid to utilize the art of the double entendre. They just hit us over the head with it… “Can you see my chuckalina?” “Bravo Cameraman!…er… Joe, did you hear me? You said you could see my ting? So, can you?” really, TRE. not cute. not even remotely.

    • JustDee says:

      I could tell she wasn’t wearing panties by the way her dress was sticking in her butt crack 😦

    • melthehound says:

      I remember that. She wanted to know if her ‘thing’ was showing. 😕

  108. BB says:

    IT question. Does anyone know how to cancel a gravatar account? Or can it ever be cancelled?

    • Nancy says:

      Hi BB,
      I love your new gravatar. Your blog was great. I bet it was hard. 😦

    • Contessa says:

      Jeff, Mel the Hound can help – I think he once explained it on the blog.

      • melthehound says:

        I went and looked to see how I might kill mine. What Lady C says below is all I could figure out too.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      BB, apparently, you can’t delete your account. But, you can remove all of the images that are associated w/your email address and then hide your profile so that your account can’t be accessed by others.

  109. Nancy says:

    OT. Wynonna Judd’s husband had his leg amputated today above the knee. Man has she been
    through a lot for being so young.

  110. Nancy says:

    Are we live chatting in 20 mins?

  111. Not the right time says:

    Thank you all, for being here,for continuing. Just thanks

  112. CdnFillie says:

    Awesome blog…Lynn would be so proud of you. First time since Friday I am seeing a light at the end of this tunnel…

    Teresa…my goodness…this was the most disturbing episode for me to watch. She has no clue what her reality is…so sad.

  113. BB says:

    This is a test

  114. Rita says:

    Teresa did mention Lynn in a reply. She said something about it being so sad and shocking IIRC.

  115. So happy to find this and see that others are carrying Lynn’s “torch”. She was a wonderful writer and I looked forward to checking her blog daily with my cup of coffee. She will be missed by many!

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