Son shares a last beer with his dad

Son shares a last beer with his dad

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    I would dearly love to have had the same opportunity with my dad.
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    Nice way to turn out the light.
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    The story really touched my heart. My dad died from cancer in 1967 when I was in Nam. Being Jewish he was buried quickly like two days after he died. He had been ill for a year but near death was not obvious. I got the word of his death about 12 hours before he was buried. I did. not get to visit his grave until late in 1968. I have always been a bit bummed out that I could not be there as his final hours approached. He loved beer and I would have surely suggeled some into the hospital. The sons should should be commended for making sure that dad got his last wish.
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    When my time comes, I hope i get to share a final dram of whisky with my two son's.
    A fitting way to say goodbye.
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    I was with my Dad when he passed at 99 1/2. He looked up from his bed and said, "Where are we going, Phil?"
    I said, "I'm going home, Pop, and so are you."
    "OK, then," he said, smiled, and went.
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    Did the same with my Dad.
    Wished I never opened this one, but thank you!

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    Four years (and 3 days) ago my dad died at home...we knew the end was close, so I and my kids were all staying at dad's. That last night my kids each said goodnight to Opa, and my oldest (12 then) gave him a fist-bump and a high five.

    I ask him how he was and he said, "I am done now. I just got a high five on my way down the tunnel." He went to sleep and never woke.

    That's how it should be.

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    The last thing I did with my Dad before he passed was change his diaper. I'm willing to bet he never changed any of mine.

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    My Dad was in a coma for a week before I found out he was in the hospital. When I arrived, all the decision making fell to me. My stepmother(divorced) was useless, as were the step kids. After letting the doctors make one failed attempt to eliminate the flesh eating bacteria from his face, I had to make the decision to "pull the plug". I told the doctors that if I let them do the next operation that if he survived it he'd get out of the bed and "Kick my ass". I gave the steps 24 hours to say their goodbyes. When I returned to the ICU, the nurses went into action and ,shortly thereafter, he was gone.

    The doctors told me they were relieved when I "made the right decision". That was over twenty years ago.
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