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"Hanoi Jane" mourns her own mortality

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Jane Fonda, the Vietnam era radical and Academy Award movie star is feeling her own mortality at 76-years-old crying over "the smallest things," she blogged Sunday.

In an entry entitled “Crying,” the emotional Fonda avoided any mention of her war activist days of the 1970’s that included sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery utilized to shoot down American B-52 bombers and jet fighters.

No comment from the American Legion, Wounded Warriors or seven-year Vietnam POW, Sen. John McCain.

"The Fondas have always been cryers," wrote Fonda, once know as “Hanoi Jane” to thousands of Vietnam vets. "My father (Henry Fonda) once said, Fondas cry at a good steak. My son and daughter are the same. But I find my emotions are way more accessible than they were when I was younger, and I’ve come to feel it has to do with age. I have become so wonderfully, terribly aware of time, of how little of it I have left; how much of it is behind me, and everything becomes so precious."

No reason was given for her blog outburst. Fonda has starred in such movies as "Barefoot in the Park," "On Golden Pond," and “Julia.”

"I ache for unwanted children in the world, for polar bears, and elephants, whales, and Monarch butterflies, and dolphins, gorillas, and chimpanzees," she wrote.

No mention of the 54,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War. But she does hope to fertilize some of the very things she tore up "in a few decades.”

She revealed that she has no plans to be cremated or buried.

Being the environmentalist to the end, she added, "I’m not going to be cremated, uses up too much energy and gives off too many toxins, nor do I want to be in a coffin. Just dump me in a hole, and let me morph into whatever as quickly as possible."

No comment from the families of the 54,000 killed in the Vietnam War and many who perished from the very anti-aircraft batteries she posed on in 1971 deep in North Vietnam.

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