Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I lost my Pops last night, folks.

It's with great sadness and sorrow that I spread the word of my father's death last night.
He left this cruel ol' world the same way he lived his life - with dignity. He was surrounded by family and I had the honor of holding his hand while he passed from this life.
My father was a Soldier and a III Percenter til the day he died and will be missed by all that knew him.
I'd appreciate your thoughts and prayers for my Mom and nieces and nephew.

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Glenn B said...

My heartfelt condolences. My thoguhts and prayers go out for you and your family.

With deepest sympathy,
Glenn B

wirecutter said...

Thank you, my friend.

Farm.Dad said...

Heartfelt condolences from the Farm Family to you and yours .

Anonymous said...

Condolences, peace, fair winds ...

Bill said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Kenny. I will pray for you all for healing and comfort. And understand that he is now pain free and happy!

Bill

hiswiserangel said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

III to III

Leslie Appling

Anonymous said...

My condolences sir, no words can express what it feels like to lose a loved one. Thoughts for you and your family.

Bob said...

My condolences to you and your family on your loss. I lost my mom last year, and I still miss her.

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry to hear that Mr Ken... MMRESSMAN.

Grog said...

Prayers sent up for you and your family. Please accept my regrets.

Deb said...

Ken,

Deepest sympathy to you and your family. I'm proud of Pops, and I didn't even know him.

You will never forget that moment, your dad's hand in yours, as I'm sure he never forgot the moment he first held your tiny hand when you were born. We come full circle.

May the caring of others comfort you during such a difficult time.

Deb

kmat said...

Our condolences. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this troubled time. Glen

PISSED said...

Kenny, so sorry hear about your dad passing. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you all but you were there and he wasn't alone.

I'm sorry for your loss,

John

kmat said...

Our condolences. Our prayers go out to you and your family during these trying times. Glen

weaponoffishdestruction@gmail.com said...

My condolences to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. You both will be in my prayers.
Jeff

Tom Smith said...

Sorry my friend

Kev said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, as well as your fam. I know what it's like to lose the ol' man, especially when you're as close as I was to mine. Hard to lose a hero and a best friend.

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I too held my father's hand as he crossed over. It was a great honor to be able do so. May your family know peace and comfort. I will keep all in my prayers.

David the ODDMAN said...

I am so very sorry for you and your family. May all of you get through this difficult time as best as you possibly can. My condolences to all.

millerized said...

If there is anything any of us can do, you need only ask. Betting some folk know you well enough that you won't have to, but....
Thoughts and prayers your way.

fosterhw said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John said...

My deepest sympathies on your loss.

John said...

My deepest sympathies on your loss.

G. Nezat said...

Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

G. Nezat said...

Prayers and thought are with you and yours

Bob S. said...

My condolences to you and your family. I wish I had more to offer than our thoughts and prayers but you have those.

Heisenbug said...

My condolences. You and yours will be in my prayers.

Dave said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts are with all of you.

Anonymous said...

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. He sounds like a wonderful person that will live on in all of you. Take care, Julie A

angrymike said...

I'm so sorry Ken. Stay strong, and take care of mom, she's gonna need it. God bless........

DogpackMOMMA said...

Hang in there Brother...

-dan said...

So sorry, Ken -- prayers from me and my family to you and yours.

SOYLENT GREEN said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Kenny.

Ted said...

You have my sympathy.
I will be praying for you and your family.

Ted

North said...

I just went through this with my Mom. My condolences, man. I'll say prayers for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your father. Losing a loved one is never easy. Especially your father, your mentor, your best friend. We can only hope that he is now at rest without sufferings. Know that he will live on in your memories. Celebrate the man - the legend!

Kindest regards,
John Teenstra

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss.

Teke said...

I'm sure he will be missed.
A part of him will always live on in each of you.

You have my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Rob Mariles said...

I'll keep you and your family in my prayers; you all have my deepest condolences.

cato said...

The loss, pain and heart wrenching sorrow from this life's event will slowly transform to thoughts of beautiful memories of moments of sharing,love and family dedication.

Until that time, may you all be provided His grace, strength and encouragement during this day and those forward.

Prayers and Blessings continue for your Mom, you and your family.

steve tompkins said...

ken, i am so sorry for you, and the rest of your family. you're in my thoughts.

Craig said...

I'm sorry for your loss. He is in my prayers.

Cheesy said...

My deepest sympathy to you Kenny. Prayers to you, your family and your Dad.
Chris Stoneking

The Steel Ibeam said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Kenny. You have my sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
Sincerely,
Israel
III

boilerdoc said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Ken.

Anonymous said...

My condolences also, compadre. Ain't no words.
YeOldFurt

Mountain Republic said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. God Bless your family.

MR

Corey said...

Sorry to here that Kenny. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

This one is for Pops
FUCK OBAMA

traditionsandskills said...

I am very sorry to hear that. I send my condolences to all of your family and especially to you. We're all thinking of you, keeping you and yours in our prayes.
Miss Violet/TS

Toaster 802 said...

Terrible news, but the suffering and pain are over.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever."

Revelation 21:4

Heartfelt condolences from the Green Mountains crew. Semper Fi Pops.

MizuBob said...

I am glad you were there, and your father was surrounded by family.
Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Chris said...

You have my deepest condolences at the passing of your father. Be at Peace.

Crustyrusty said...

Sorry about your Pops.

Prayers for you and your family

Crusty

Dennis said...

Kenny, so sorry for your loss.
It reminds me of a line from my great grandfathers obit in 1908
that said
"He was respected and esteemed by all,
and aside from his material possessions,
leaves his family the priceless heritage of a good name"
Take care friend,
Dennis

tiwimon said...

There are no words to express, the loss you and yours are feeling. He will always be with you in spirit and in your heart, till you meet one day again.

Prayers with you and the family in your time of sorrow.

III to III

DawnWolf said...

My prayers are with you and your family brother! God Bless!

Cheryl Isbell said...

Judging from what you've written of late, you were of great comfort and support to your dad. Our condolences to you, your mom and your family.

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Thoughts and prayers for sure. Godspeed, Kirk Lane.

Leo G said...

Peace be with you and your family Cutter.

kang said...

Deepest sympathies to you. Your family will be in my

Kang

masuro said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

elizabeth said...

My condolences. My dad lived to almost 90 and I still miss him everyday. Take comfort in the memories, it helps...

Steve said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Aw man, I'm so sorry. You & your family are in my prayers.

Al in Florida

markshere2 said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I celebrate that you were able to be there with him as he went.

May God's grace be on you & your family.

GreyNWise said...

You are a lucky man to have been able to see him out as you did. He was equally lucky to have you there. Heartfelt condolences to all of you there.

GreyNWise said...

You are a lucky man to have been able to see him out as you did. He was equally lucky to have you there. Heartfelt condolences to all of you there.

Hopefully, wherever it is that such true warrior patriots end up, he'll hook up with my father to swap stories.

SanyoSoup said...

May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time of loss.

Anonymous said...

Ken,
My condolences to you and your family.

I have experienced the same pain, now you must keep you and your mom busy to get through.

I would offer my phone number to you if you needed to talk to someone, but a stranger would probably muddle things up at a time like this.

My deepest sympathy,
Bob P.

Anonymous said...

Please accept my thoughts and prayers for you, your Mom and all who knew your Dad. I know it means much to you to have been with him.

LC LtC

Anonymous said...

He's in a safe place now. (((hugs)))
BarbaCat

timbo said...

It doesn't get any sadder. I wish you strength going through this horribleness.

Anonymous said...

God bless your Pops, we were sad to hear the news and feel your sadness. The next few days will be difficult, but remember your Pops loved you and will always be in your heart. Look forward to your return.

BraineaterBob said...

Ken,
I know there is nothing I can say that will make anything easier, but I just want you to know that I've been in your situation myself, and I can understand what you must be going through.

My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Warmest Regards,
Robb

Warlock Sundance said...

My sincerest condolences. He is at peace. I know this is tough, but lots of folks thinking of ya.

Father Confessor (Rudy) said...

I dont know you personally, but I think you're stand-up guy. I honestly felt your pain when I read this. My condolences amigo.

Mr.B said...

Yer in my thoughts and prayers.

davidc said...

Very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My deepest condolences. Thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow,

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the news. I hope to meet the man some day. You can be proud of being a great mans son and prouder yet of what you meant to him. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear about your dad..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..Wendy Kennedy..(Pissed wife)..

Borepatch said...

Wirecutter, I'm very sorry to hear this. It is a hurt that will not heal.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Eric Baugh

SingingDetective said...

My condolences wirecutter. I'm glad he was able to pass from this life to the next with his family.

rocky said...

If your father is anything like you, watch the sky for fireworks because he'll need to put things right in Heaven above as he settles in. I offer you my sympathy and condolences.
Bill G.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I went through pretty much the same thing two years in a row, my mother then my uncle. Cancer is true evil. Be sure to do the things you love as often as you can for the next few months, it will help some small measure.

Zedbob

kerrcarto said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

I was sent that Old Irish Blessing from a friend when my mom passed. I hope it helps some.

My sincere condolences.

Stinkwilly said...

Not only for your Mother, Nieces, and Nephews, but also for you Kenny.
Ya gotta rejoice though knowing that Pops is in a better place and don't have to suffer anymore. He'll be waiting on the rest of you. Prayers for you brother.

BrianS said...

You and yours are in our prayers.

armedlaughing said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

gfa

parascribe said...

My condolences, and my families prayers for your family. Sounds like your Dad lived and died a good man. I don't know any higher compliments...

Heroditus Huxley said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry you guys have to go through this.

Bootmaker said...

vaya con dios my friend, and know that it is only the ones left on this side that are doing the suffering.

Tony Turner said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Anonymous said...

Lost my Dad three Marchs ago in similar fashion. My heart goes out to you. I now know what "irreplaceable" means.'

Struan Robertson, USMC

phinster2076 said...

a good man gone to his Great Reward in Heaven, my deepest sympathies.

MissK said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Because of personal experience it's a relief for me that you where by his side when he passed. I hope that being surrounded by loved ones brought him peace in his last moments.

Sending love and prayers for you and your family and my deepest sympathies.

Dean Carder said...

Condolences to you and your family. Your father is still fighting on in your spirit.

Jeff said...

Prayers for comfort brother,from my family to yours.

Stephen said...

I am so very sorry. My condolences. God bless you and your family.

BobG said...

The pain never goes away, but it gets easier to bear after time.
My deepest condolences to you and your family, and my best wishes in dealing with the loss.

CountryRebel said...

Sorry to hear bout your father. It doesnt matter how old we are its never easy losing our father. Fathers are our first heroes...

Tim said...

Sorry to hear that.

All the best.

Anonymous said...

You will remember your father with love and appreciation for who he was. You will continue to remember him, and will miss him, but be glad his suffering is behind him and that he is in a better place. I lost my dad 16 years ago. Be mindful and helpful to your mom. God bless you.

rwtason said...

Condolences Kenny.

Bryn said...

We are so sad to hear of your loss. May your memories bring comfort to you and your family.
Bryn & Diane, Isle of Anglesey, UK.

"Pôb hêdd a bendith"
trad.Welsh - All peace and blessings (be with you)

Anonymous said...

my condolences to you and your family

Skip said...

Prayers sent to you and your mom.

Anonymous said...

Ken,

From an Arizona patriot, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

RightInAz

Robert Fowler said...

Having lost my own father at a rather young age, I can tell you that the years you have had together should be some of your best memories. My condolences and prayers to your family.

Ragnar said...

Please accept my sympathy for you any your family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry of your loss. I said a prayer for him and you.
Take care my friend.

jimmie said...

Very sorry to hear about that.

stevienatt said...

Sorry for your loss Kenny. Prayers are with you and the family while you endure.

Walter Zoomie said...

Sorry, brother. I know it's tough. I had a great relationship with my old man also. I lost him ten years ago, and I still miss him and think about him most every day.

It hurts, but the pain fades as the days pass, and your are left with fond memories and questions you never got to ask him.

You'll get through this. Just takes time.

Semper Fidelis.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Edward Teach said...

This is one of those times when all the words in the English language seem to be woefully inadequate.
Condolences, thoughts, prayers, etc to you and yours.

David said...

Thoughts and prayers

Paul, Dammit! said...

Sorry, Ken. My prayers are with you and the Wirecutter family.

Bonnie Gadsden said...

Sorry Kenny. Your family is in our prayers.

skybill said...

Hi Ken,
You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
III%,
skybill-out

hiswiserangel said...

My heart goes out to you and your family, saying extra prayers for your mom, nieces and nephew. Hugs to all of you.

III to III

Leslie

A Reader said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as well.

Buckaroo said...

Ken, may God Bless you, your Mom and whole family and hold your father at His side. I will keep you in my prayers.

Davedog said...

I'm sorry Kenny. Be greatful that you were able to be there at his passing,it is an honor.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.My deepest sympathies to your family, Sir

Oswald Bastable said...

Sorry to hear that.

From what I have seen here, he lived a good and worthwhile life.

Brian in Florida said...

My thoughts and prayers my friend. May God watch over you and your family.

rgranger said...

Kenny, you are very lucky that you were able to say good by and see him off on his next adventure.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Mr Lane. Thank you for your Service. - Steve

III%, Dist.13, FL

WoodBurner said...

My condolences.
His legacy will live on through you.

missred said...

My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I am glad to hear he went peacefully and with dignity.
My thoughts and prayers for you & Lisa, your Mom, nieces and nephews.

IntoForever said...

Sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family. Celebrate his life.

Sean

Anonymous said...

Prayers to you and your family. It's always hard for a man to lose his father.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to you and your family.

mohave rat said...

He hasn't really left you. There is more of him in you than you realize.I am truly sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers coming your way.
Montanasmama

Brennan said...

I do truly understand what you are going through, I hope that time heals your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Looking in from England

Brennan

Roswell said...

I have a heartfelt sadness for you, (my dad passed on last Christmas Eve).
You and your family are even now in my prayers! Hang on to all those wonderful memories that you have....

peter s. said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts/prayers.

Adam said...

Sorry man...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Try to keep this in mind. He is not REALLY gone until the last one that knew him has passed. He will live on in their memories.

hbbill

Mike@nz said...

Our deepest condolences to you and your family from us here in Timaru, New Zealand

Matthäus from the cell said...

Deepest sympathy, Wirecutter. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Call on us if you need anything.
--Fuzzy

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss man. I went through the same exact thing,disease and all,exactly 11 years ago to the day. Prayers for you all Bro.

CIII

Chad Solivais said...

Sorry for your loss.

toolpush said...

sorry for your loss kenny.lost my father in 1980 and i still think about him all the time.the pain eases but the memory remains.

Alan said...

My sympathies......

That Guy said...

Damn sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and yours.

MrG's said...

Damm Kenny, I am really sorry to hear that. You and yours will be in our prayers this evening.

Respectfully

"MrG"

Tattoo Jim said...

Too sad Kenny... hope all the memories of him will help you and your family in the following days, months and years.

A North Carolina salute in his memory.

Honor and remember.

LC Aggie Sith said...

My condolences on the passing of a great man. I pray for comfort and strength for you and your family, dear.

father said...

My deepest condolences, wirecutter

Anonymous said...

Prayers.

PatriotUSA said...

White lights coming your way for all concerned, Kenny.

I am so sorry for your loss and not much one can say when a loved one, a dear departs from us.

My payers will continue for all of you and we could all be so fortunate to loved into eternity as your Pops was and will always be loved.

Family is our strength and you have a great one.

My condolences to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I too am sorry to hear this Kenny. Good thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Greg (gsebes)

Huckleberry said...

Thoughts and prayers with your entire family,My own Pops is having issues and it certainly puts thing into perspective.

da_truth36 said...

So very sorry for your loss Kenny. Almost three years since I lost my dad to cancer and I still miss him. Time does heal, and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Forget where I found this, but it fits:

Death Is Nothing At All

************************

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!


Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral

Erinyes said...

You have my condolences. You have a lot of support out there for you and your family, please count me among them. Here for you and yours...

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

BigFred said...

Strength.

Zarya said...

I am sorry to hear that :( My condolances and best wishes.

Jim said...

Sorry to hear the news. thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family. I traveled the road your on 5 years ago.....I know exactly what your going through.

George said...

Ah, man, that sucks. My condolences. I'm pleased you were able to be with him as he passed. I'm sure it was a comfort to him.

WiscoDave said...

If a man can be measured by what he has left behind him, then by all accounts your dad was a good man.
Seems to me he raised a damn fine son.
Hang in there, brother. Let me know if you and yours need something.
You and your whole family are in my most heartfelt prayers...

angrymike said...

I'm really glad you came back before this happened, look at your blog friends pouring their hearts out for you.... Remember we may not live next door, but we are always here for you to lean on..........
PS, sorry bout the naked mooshell picture, I was trying for a smile..........God bless

Old NFO said...

Thoughts and prayers sent for all of y'all. And glad you could be there for him at the end. And celebrate his life!

Anonymous said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You will be in my families thought and prayers. God Bless you, and my thanks to your father for the man he raised.

thebronze said...

Very sorry to hear, Kenny. My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Don't know you well but know what it is like to lose your father. My condolences to you. Bless you all.

Will

Anonymous said...

he passes from this realm knowing he did a good job raising you. member the good times he spent with you. pass that on. peace and prayers for your family.delr

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Don F

David L said...

Many condolences to you and family on your father's death. In time the hole in your heart will be filled with his memories.

My prayers to you and yours

Swamp dog said...

Sorry for your loss. That time comes for us all, and no matter how long we have it is still sad for us to suffer a loved ones passing.

mugley said...

Prayers for sure, for you and yours, not him, he's in a far better place now, no pain, no suffering, may God Be with you

Mr. Miracle said...

I am so sorry. Hang in there, brother, and remember him always. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care of your Mom, and yourself as well. Take time to grieve, don't hold it all in like the Man you are. Let it out, even if it is just going out and shooting a whole mess of coyotes.

Sandman369 said...

Kenny,

Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Lisa said...

Godspeed. I am so glad you were with your pops when he passed.
I will remember you and your family tonight in my prayers.

Lisa P

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your loss WC
Billy K

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brock Townsend said...

Sorry, man.

Peter said...

Prayers up from here,

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family in a very difficult time. Remember the good things about your Dad. He will always be with you. M

AbbyK said...

Just lost my dad on June 29th. I do know what you're going thru. Prayers are being said from Pittsburgh, PA too

Anonymous said...

i am a hide in here and come to love your post for our country ...Prayers for you and your family

orbitup said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. He's in a better place now.

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies WC. Lost a grandmother to Lou Gerigs Disease, and watched her die over 7 years. I'm not sure which is worse. Loosing a loved one slow like her, or over a few days post diagnosis like your Pops. Either way sucks, but rejoice for his pain is over, and he's flying his Gadsen Flag in the afterlife.

Riley

Mark said...

My prayers and Condolences for you family's loss.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bruiser

III

davidc said...

So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your Dad like I do mine !

El Cid said...

I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Secesh said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

RegT said...

Kenny,

I lost my dad in '73, at the age of 50, so I have an idea of what you might be feeling right now. He was a B-17 pilot during WWII (flew BUFFs after the war).

I know you miss him, but be thankful you had him as long as you did.

Wraith said...

Much love and prayers to you and yours, brother.

Toejam said...

My condolences to you and your family, wirecutter. May your pop Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

May God bless you and yours through this hard time. Prayers from the Bell family.

Proof said...

So little to say at a time like this, except we feel for you. Our condolences for your loss.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear. Praying for you and yours.

Leigh Haines said...

Ken

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Leigh Haines
Whitehall, NY

michigan doug said...

ken,so veryvery sorry.God bless.

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