My Dad's gone

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    My Dad's gone

    After a long illness, my father passed away last Saturday night, 8:45 p.m., 03-18-06. He was 73. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter and has a collection of shotguns and a few rifles, only two handguns, his mom's .22 and a Titan .25 of his own. He never served in the military due to leg injury as a child but you will never meet a more patriotic man or proud American. He raised two great sons, of which I am proud to say I am one.


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    My Sympathy To You & Your Family

    R.I.P. Dad

    "He raised two great sons, of which I am proud to say I am one."
    Yes he did...the one Son that we are privileged to know here on our forum is great.

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    I'm very sorry to hear about your father. I think he would be proud to know he has a son who loves him so much.
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    Terry - my heartfelt sympathies go out to you, your bro and remaining family.

    How often I wonder do we think over the years - yeah, Mom and Dad - they'll always be there!

    My Dad passed May 1st 1997, my Mom March 8 2003 - I miss them both and sometimes find it hard to remember, I can no longer pick up the phone for a chat. My Dad had also suffered a long illness - well a combination of things really, over maybe four to five years and in a sense I ''lost'' him well before he died but - I have bucket's full of great memories from younger days, and those I treasure.

    I doubt there is much any of us here can do other than be around to give you some diversionary company - but should you need anything, just holler.
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    Im sorry also about your father. I lost mine in december and i know what its like. Keep strong!
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    Stay strong CZ, It's hard I know. I lost my Mom when I was 15 and it was very hard. My dad is now going to be 79 in April and that just shocks me as he is a very youthful 79 years of age, I am very greatful for that.

    Prayers to you and your family CZ.


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    I am deeply saddened to hear about your Father's passing. My sincere, heartfelt condolenses go out to you and your family.

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    May you find peace, and may time do its quiet work and heal you. You'll miss your Dad a lot, but you have wonderful memories to hold forever. Just ask if you want to chat with any of us - we'd be glad to listen

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    sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and cherish them.
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    Sorry for your loss! I know and everyone here knows or will know what you go thru. Both my parents are gone now, but the memories are forever planted in my brain. They'll be there for you too.

    Don't recall who said in the posts but hug em when ya can and tell often how much you love em!....we're all gonna go someday, but hey, life is good!
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    I just went through this myself. I'm still going through it.

    First you take it one minute at a time. Then you take it one hour at a time. Finally you take it one day at a time. But it still sucks. That part never changes. Some wounds never heal, and some things you can't replace.

    I'm right there with you, even these 5 months down the road.

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    Sorry for your loss.
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    So sorry for your loss. My dad passed away six years ago and my mother 20 years ago.

    In fact it was rather strange. I'm not always great at remembering dates and if you had asked me when my mother passed away I would have difficulty remembering the exact year let alone the exact date. Yesterday (Mar 19) I was looking through a bunch of old pictures/documents that I'm working on archiving digitally, since I hadn't gone through them in quite awhile. Anyway, ran across the death certificate for my mother, and she had died on March 19, 1985, exactly 21 years ago to the day...hmmmm, wonder what the odds are on that.
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    Sorry to hear about your father my prayers for you and yours

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    CZ, sorry to read of the passing of your dad. I will not tell you that time will heal the wounds, but that time will create a callus over the pain. I lost my mother in 1980 and my father in 1982, but hardly a day goes by that there is not something to remind me of them. If you have read my posts you know that I had a great dad and miss him greatly. That being said I am not sad nor do I hurt because they are gone, I miss them and wish I could call or even write to them. The legacy they left is still strong and I work to pass it forward to my children and to those around me.

    Our prayers are with you during your time of grief.
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