I'm adding Rosie of Smokey Mountain Breakdown to my new finds. Velociman sent me over there yesterday and she immediately felt like a kindred soul. Follow the link to her Digging a Hole post about digging a grave for her recently deceased dog. If you can read it without tearing up, you're a stronger person than me.
On a cheerier note, thanks to GUY K for passing on this link to a fabulous collection of 50s music. Whether you grew up in the era or just love the sound, there's hours of listening pleasure there.