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My Dad passed
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*    Posted 12-12-2003 at 06:24:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
He was 88. Died in his sleep after an 11 year struggle with Parkinsons, Padgents, and Asbestosis. THe last 4 years he was in a nursing home nearby. We visited him often. Between sis & me he got a look at us everyday, except for an illness or two we had.

He worked on the Pennsy line for 34 years. That is where the asbestos got him. He fired on steam locomotives before the diesels came. I will miss his train stories. He was one tough man.

Lost both of his parents when he was young. There were 5 boys. Two went to an orphanage. Dad was never around when it was time for him to be picked up. He lived with his two older brothers in the house their father (a carpenter) built.

Odd how life makes it's circle. The Lord knows I miss him so. Glad my boys could know their G'pa even though they are little.

He once told his nurse that he saw more of his grandsons then he ever saw of his own son. I believe that is true in many a mans history.

Well, give your love to your elderly kin. It will help you through it when they are gone. None of us get out of here alive, so let it rip. My Dad did.

TO35    Posted 12-13-2003 at 04:38:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry for your loss, Will pray for you and your family...


Sarah    Posted 12-12-2003 at 20:12:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
My prayers are with you, and the family.

KellyGa    Posted 12-12-2003 at 18:44:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bless his soul. He isn't suffering anymore, he is at peace. I know you still miss him, and always will. I used to think that feeling would fade, but it doesn't, you just adjust to it, and live with it. You take care of yourslef now.

Randy    Posted 12-12-2003 at 15:54:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you were blessed to have had him in your life. Good to be you. Remember to tell your kids stories.

sdg    Posted 12-12-2003 at 12:51:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry to hear about your dad. Your family is in our prayers

Redneck    Posted 12-12-2003 at 12:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
God rest his soul.

Patria    Posted 12-12-2003 at 09:56:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry to hear about your loss..

ken in maine    Posted 12-12-2003 at 09:47:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very sorry to hear of your lose.. Deepest sypathy and regards to you and your family.

LH    Posted 12-12-2003 at 09:38:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry about the loss of your father, you have my sympathy and prayers

Brian-2N    Posted 12-12-2003 at 09:22:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I feel for you. I lost my mom one year and 6 days ago. I lost my mother-in-law 3 months ago.
Do what I did last year. Celebrate Christmas-gather as many loved ones close to you and don't avoid the holiday. I'm sure your dad would appreciate it.

Jim11    Posted 12-12-2003 at 08:33:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me pass along, what seems to me as one of the best things someone said to me, when my father died; " It will get better, as time goes along".

Wisereader    Posted 12-12-2003 at 07:18:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very sorry for your loss. Love is such a powerful thing, so much of your Dad you will continue to carry and pass on, and all the more because of the time spent with him. Within yourself and in your memories he will remain extremely close.

Salmoneye    Posted 12-12-2003 at 07:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sincere condolences...

Kraig WY    Posted 12-12-2003 at 07:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
So sorry for your loss. I can understand your sorrol, my father passed away in '87. My prayers are with you and your family.

Willy-N    Posted 12-12-2003 at 06:54:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear about your loss. I have loss both parents my Father when I was 11 and my Mother at 50 and still miss them both! If you have to go in your sleep would be my choise. 88 years of Memorys what a great life he must of lived! Mark H.

Red Dave    Posted 12-12-2003 at 06:48:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

~Lenore    Posted 12-12-2003 at 06:44:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know my dad saw more of his grankids than he did of me. He and my mother divorced when I was two. He lived in Texas, I may have seen him five times in the next seventeen years.

I married a Texan, moved to Texas and then my dad became a part of my kids lives. He was a wonderful granddad, the kids think he was the greatest. They really miss him since he died.

I know you (*) will miss him, but you and your sis can be comforted that you were there for him in those later hard years. God bless and comfort you and the grandchildren, too.

calypso    Posted 12-12-2003 at 06:37:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Very sorry for your loss. A fine story of a good life btw. 2 years ago today my mother passed after 10 years of breathing problems. My father stayed in the hospital room with my mother the last three days of her life; He was so upset from losing her that they kept him in the hospital. 2 days later my father, who was in perfect health, died in the same hospital room. His heart was broken from my mother's passing - a love story. They were both 81. It is difficult adjusting to their being gone ;-(

Judy in IN    Posted 12-12-2003 at 07:37:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. However, I like to think of how my Priest phrases this. He says that death is just a change in existence. You have been blessed with a good father in this life;something not everyone gets. I love my father dearly-I will be a mess when he leaves....
Something I have recently started doing, is borrowing old pictures from the different Aunts and Uncles and scanning them on my 'puter. I then repair (if needed) and print copies to share with them and my siblings. I also burn discs for them. You might want to do the same. They reminisce about their lives, and we are there to share.

* *    Posted 12-12-2003 at 07:47:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm feeling like this is either Les or Clipper. Either way, whoever you are, I know what you're going through and it will get better. Not easier, just better.

Les    Posted 12-12-2003 at 09:35:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know who * or * * are but it ain't me. My father did die from Parkinson's back in '93. Not the way I hope to go.

Clipper    Posted 12-12-2003 at 08:35:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
My deepest sympathy for your loss....seems like the good Lord needed another angel.Hope the good memories you have of him will ease your pain...

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