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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pops

Today is my father's 73rd birthday, our first one without him.
I miss him very much, more than I can tell anybody. I can't even try to put it into words.





28 comments:

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

I still miss my Dad after sixteen years. The horrible ache is no longer there, but the sadness of not being able to share my life with him is not gone. And it never will be. In time though, the memories will bring a smile to your face and comfort to your heart.


WiscoDave said...

Take care,Ken. You have a great many friends that have your back.

Anonymous said...

Ken,
Sorry for your loss, they lied-time will not heal your pain, but time will take some of the sting.

Remember him and the good times and he lives within you forever.

It looks like you had the Patriot Guard Riders? They are the org. that helps me to give back, fills a bit of my losses, 100s of funerary missions and each one still moves me. Join, you'll be glad you did.

Take care,

greenman227

Toejam said...

Ken,

I Lost my dad 30 years ago and my mother 4years ago.In both cases I was devistated and even now when my mind wanders back to the not-so-good times (divorce and job loss) when both of them stood by me and helped me back on my feet although they were barely scraping along themselves I have to go off by myself for a good cry.

The hurt never goes away I'm afraid, but it eases with time.

Hang tough Ken.

Wind River Ranger said...

My father died at the age of 88 seven years ago. While we (his four sons and three daughters) had all been waiting for "the call," it was sad beyond anything rational. We will always treasure his memory.

There was nothing anyone could say to us. We knew no one else understood.

But they did.

Carry on, my friend.

crankyjohn said...

We should all have sons who would honor us so.

Roswell said...

WC, your Dad... like mine left an empty spot that can never be filled. I go through all the pictures, replay the memories in my mind, remember all the life lessons taught. I miss my Dad...
My heart goes out to you today Ken...

hiswiserangel said...

Love and prayers to you and your family. Know you are loved and that your Pops is proud of the man you became.

angrymike said...

Yup, I lost my dad in 86, I still miss him today as much as a week after he died. But I do seem to smile now when I think of things we did together. I does get better Ken, and remember the things you did, the places you went together are all part of who you are. I hope your mom gets beautiful weather on her lunch today, with Pops............

Brad_in_MA said...

Wirecutter,
Get your hands on that big ol' revolver, and fire off a cylinder or two in you Dad's memory. Let the gods know he may be gone but not forgotten.

My buddy Jay G. (ma-rooned.com) has a 1911 pistol that belonged to his dearly departed grandfather. Once or twice a year, the old 1911 comes out and Jay runs a mag or two through the gun -- just to remind everyone that his legacy lives on.

Brad

A Texan said...

I, too, lost my father this last year, so my heart goes out to you. April 7 would have been his 80th. I have a big hole in my heart, and I miss him terribly. On top of that, Mom was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemo, and that SOB Obama got another 4 years...so on the whole, my feeling is that you can take 2012 and shove it where the sun don't shine.

However, I'm sure that both your and my father would have wanted us to go on, to remember them and be a credit to their memories for sure, but to go on. Remember the good times, remember the funny stories, pass on their values and be comforted by doing so.

E. Shane said...

It never gets easy, brother. I still got my dad around, but my parents didn't raise me, my 'mommom' and 'poppop' did. Ain't a day goes by I don't miss them, and nothing I wouldn't give to have em back.

Hang in there, man.

PISSED said...

Hang in there WC.. And go have the corned beef and cabbage with your mom at the cemetary.

Buckaroo said...

God Bless your Dad, Ken. He was a hero. Millions reading this website remember him. My the Lord Comfort you and your family and Take Care of your Dad.

The Dude said...

Never Fun..Sucks anyway you look at it, Hang in there

taminator013 said...

Last month was the 19th anniversary of my dad's passing and I still miss him. Only made it to 61. It does get easier as the years go by, but you never forget them. I feel for you.

Deb said...

A day of reflection, memories and great tales to tell of your dad. Have his favorite cake in his honor and re-tell the best stories you've got. What a great dad you had, Ken.

Sarthurk said...

I love that photo! If I showed that to my siblings, and said it was our dad, they'd believe it.

He's 82 right now, but fading fast. He was in the Marines during the Korean thing and never got sent. He was a Platoon leader, but had a forest engineering degree, so they sent him to build roads with the ACE in S. Carolina.

Well wishes and prayers,
Sarthurk

drjim said...

My Dad passed away in '92, and I still miss him.

Hang in there, Ken...the memories will always be with you.

Ron Russell said...

My father passed some 6 years ago at age 85. A good man, better than me. Looks like your old man liked the outdoors. Looks a little like a Thompson Contender he is shooting, but hard to tell.

Brock Townsend said...

Touching and I remember the post last year.

lamb.s@att.net said...

he is not gone
he is in you

death is not the end
death can never be the end
death is the road
life is the traveler
the soul is the guide

a brother

Mr. Miracle said...

Sorry, brother. I feel it, too. I miss my Dad daily. Wear his wedding ring, and I find myself looking down at his hands once in a while. It never goes away, but it does become bearable. I will let you know when I get to that point. Hang in there, you will see him again.

AMartinez no not that one! said...

Prayers for your loss. Been lurkin for a long time, AMartinez

wbhickok said...

May God bless his soul. May he be smiling in heavens knowing his family and children are loved, happy and prosperous as surely he wished it. May he always be in your heart for love and heroism, your thoughts for guidance and wisdom and your smile for his grace...
Surely his spirit looks from heavens with pride, joy and love. Knowing his time on this earth brought about a better life for those God blessed him with.
Someday his light will again be upon you and you'll marvel again in his presence... Keep him alive in your thoughts and speak his words to your children...
God blessed his soul...

Anonymous said...

Thoughts & prayers with you Ken.

I'll never stop missing my Dad as well. Ten years now & I'm still not ashamed to cry.

Hold onto those good memories.

Be grateful for the fact that you had a loving, caring father.

Live your life in a manner which honors him & the lessons he taught you.

Remember there are a bunch of us out here who understand a bit of how you feel, and support you!

God bless,

Brian in VA

sig94 said...

My dad died on Father's Day 1990, only 64 years old. I'll be the same age in a few weeks. Take good care of yourself for the sake of your loved ones. You're the only self they've got.

MissK said...

He's watching over you Kenny, and your family.... Hugs