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This is my Dad

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mellowinman, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011

    Scottsman. Born in the 20's. Emigrated to Canada in 1959, where he and my mom had a baby girl. Came across the border to Minnesota in 1963, and that's where I come into the picture.

    He's got maybe days left to live. He's 85, and has lung cancer. I am driving to Indianapolis tomorrow, where I will catch a plane, and go spend some time with him at his home in Florida.

    I'm going to do a nice thing online, showing you more about this amazing man.


    That's him on the right. In the middle of the photo are the King and Queen of England. It's around 1944 or 1945.

    My dad has always been proud to be working class, but not in some way that he dislikes people for wanting more. He taught me that education is important, and that you can always aspire to be whatever it is you want to be.

    I'm really messed up and sad today. For the next few days, I won't have access to this, or any other forum. A lot of you would be surprised to know how much you do to make me feel good sometimes, and I will miss the support a little.

    I'm going to go say goodbye to my dad, a man who has always been there for me, and never let me down.

    I'll say more about this later; that's all for now.
  2. So sorry. Seems you've been fortunate to have had each other. My sincerest condolences.
  3. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I lost my dad unexpectedly last year. Hang in there man.
  4. Sorry to hear that his time is short. Treasure those memories!

    My dad died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 15 (almost 39 years ago). I sure wish I had more memories of him.
  5. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    My condolences
  6. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    You have my condolences. I just went through a similar ordeal when my father passed earlier this year. Hang in there.
  7. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad. He sounds like a great man. You are both blessed to have each other.
  8. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    My condolences mellow. Sounds like you have lots of great memories to hold on to. When your dad goes I hope he's comfortable. I'm sure he was a wonderful man.
  9. Damn, dude. Certain aspects of adulthood suck severely, eh? Not being flippant- I'm also a *63*, and my father is 91, in iffy health. I don't *know your pain* or have any words of wisdom for you, but do appreciate your presence here and ... aw, eff it. I drink to you and your father, that's all I got
  10. St. Louis Scot

    St. Louis Scot

    Sep 16, 2013
    Austin, Tx
    I'm sorry, brother. I'm praying for your strength and encouragement.
  11. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    My sincere condolences.
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    My condolences
  13. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Sorry to hear about that mellow, your father seems like a great man.
  14. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Best wishes, Mellowinman....

    Sometimes words just cannot express.......
  15. Here's to you and your Dad, Mellowinman...
  16. absolutely....good wishes

    all you can do at this time is remember the good times...and be sure and tell your kids how great your old man was

    dying is something that will happen to us all, and i'm sure he was very proud of you and happy with how you turned out.....rejoice that he had the good life he did, and be happy you had him as long as you did.....

    not that this advice will make you feel better right now....only time will do that,my friend

  17. Sorry to hear, man.

    I went through this back in November.

    Take care,

  18. Safe travels Mellow. Enjoy the time with your father.
  19. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    God bless
  20. I'm sorry to hear about your dad man... Condolences to your family as well