Farewell

Dad, you will be missed.

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You taught me about tools.
You taught me about building and fixing things.
You taught me about working hard.
You showed me how to be a good man.
You showed me how to be a respectful partner.
You always put mom and us kids first.
You created such an amazing life for us.
You were a patient, playful grandpa.
You seemed to really be enjoying retirement.
You were so young.

I love you.

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9 Responses to “Farewell”

  1. Jonathan says:

    It seems like your dad was a great guy. I know that you will carry on his legacy without hesitation. All the best to your family at this difficult time.

  2. Steve says:

    Mike – So sorry for you and yours on this sad occasion

  3. Pondero says:

    Oh man. I’m so sorry to hear this news. The photos are wonderful, and I hope they characterize your fond memories. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

  4. jim says:

    Mike, the photos do tell a great story of his life. Peace to you and the family.

  5. Pat S says:

    So sorry, Mike. Awesome tribute to your dad, this post. Really paints a picture.

  6. james M says:

    Mike, wishing you the best while facing the loss of your father.

  7. Eric Simmons says:

    Really sorry to hear he has gone. I hope those around you try to fill in the hole that is left. I know they can’t fill it but their efforts to fill it make it less painful.

  8. Sara Huston says:

    Mike, just dropped by to catch up on your blog, and we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Thats a hard loss for your whole family. Your eulogy is beautiful, it sounds like your dad sowed lots of seeds of peace and love in his lifetime. Thinking of you and your family –
    -Sara & Gary

  9. Wade says:

    So sorry to hear this Mike. Stopped in today to see what you have been up to. I hope you, and your family are well.