Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dad is gone

Dad took his last breath today .
  Sailing the boat he built .
1957 western Venezuela
2015 Freeport, Maine
Happier times
Today after a two and a half year gut wrenching struggle with cancer he is now back with his dog BJ again .

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  1. Please accept my condolences. You never quit missing them, but the pain gradually diminishes.

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    1. Thank you Gorges. Wish I could some how have spared him the suffering. It was so brutally hard to witness. If you would, please, put a word in with the man upstairs, he could use the help.

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  2. CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY.
    GOD IS GOOD AND THIS EARTH IS EPHEMERAL.
    I SEE WHERE YOU GOT YOUR BUILDING TALENTS.
    THINK OF THE JOY YOUR DAD IS EXPERIENCING NOW!

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    1. Thank you Deb. It was an unusually difficult end. I am used to fixings things. This one had no fixing and that is hard to accept.

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  3. My condolences to you and yor family.

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    1. Thank you Yael. It is nice to hear from you again.

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  4. I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers.

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  5. My condolences. It doesn't matter how long you've had him, you always want to have him longer. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, it sure was not an easy road in many ways. But I so wish I could have kept him from the pain .

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  6. The pain of missing them never ends, it rears up at most unexpected times, and hurts a lot. I know, lost my mother to cancer 9 months ago. Stay strong and remember the good times. Your father is in a much better place, we here on earth need to survive. Best wishes from India.

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  7. Seems like he had a good , long life and had a good family. Overall, I'd say he grabbed the brass ring. It's hard on the remaining family, I know. But you should all feel pretty good about the support you gave him. I expect he appreciated it.

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    1. I think he felt proud of his success. And though he said he was OK with going I never quite believed it. Like I said the end was gut-wrenching, both for him and us. We did what we could but it was not good enough. I am used to fixing things, it is what I do. This one I could not fix.

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  8. My condolences. I never know what to say in these situations, remember the good times and the times you laughed together. Write down some small memories in a book somewhere, even just silly things, one day, years from now you'll be glad you did. Sounded like he went surrounded by people that love him.

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    1. Thanks Kev. It was a tough ride, especially the final four days. We were behind the curve on the pain meds and never could quite catch up. Mom, my sister and I were there with him when he passed. Gut-wrenching experience. And it will be a tough road ahead as well. Lots of stuff on my plate right now. I suppose that's OK as it will keep me from dwelling on it all too much right now.

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