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Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 AM   #41
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So sorry for such a loss. My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:55 AM   #42
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i'm glad you did get to drink a final toast with/to him. hopefully, it'll be a fond memory that will help ease the pain. that really is way too young to be taken. my prayers are with you
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #43
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Neither my brother or I could bear to pour it out. So on Saturday, when my dad's brothers and families started arriving, we pulled it out. My brother, sister-in-law, and I cracked open our own beers, and clinked cans with my dad's and drank to him.
That can had been in his hand, sipped on by him, and was ready for him after his nap.

That was the last time I had a beer with my dad.
Think I have something in my eye...

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #44
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Yooper, I am so sorry for your loss. Grab on to those memories and never let them go.
I lost my dad in 1997 and he was just 66, just retired and enjoying his family and grandchildren. His funeral was in our church and we had it just 2 days after he passed.
The church was filled to capacity and there was a line outside the church to get in almost a block long. It lasted longer than I could bare but the amount of people who loved and respected him helped our family in ways no words, pictures or thoughts ever could.

To this day, almost 15 years later, thinking of him can bring tears to this grown-ass man. But, that's good because if you're still feeling a loss after a long while, that just shows how much love there was. And, I do believe you will see him again one day.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #45
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Wow, sorry to hear about this, Yooper. You have my heartfelt condolences.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #46
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Sorry for your loss Yooper.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #47
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Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #48
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I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #49
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You have my condolences. Sending out a prayer for you and your family.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #50
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Thank you all for the kind words- and those of you who remembered his favorite beer!

He has two 30 packs of Genny here, so I'll take them home for Bob and I.

Here's something that I want to share with all of you. He had a habit of opening a beer, and turning the pop top about 1/2 way so he could identify his beer.

He'd drink a bit of it, and then pop it back in the fridge for later.

When I got here on Friday, about 18 hours after he was found, I opened the fridge. On the shelf, there was an opened Genny, with the top turned about 1/2 way. We assume that he opened the beer, sipped on it, and then put it aside for later. He was found at 6:30 PM, sleeping in his chair.

Neither my brother or I could bear to pour it out. So on Saturday, when my dad's brothers and families started arriving, we pulled it out. My brother, sister-in-law, and I cracked open our own beers, and clinked cans with my dad's and drank to him.
That can had been in his hand, sipped on by him, and was ready for him after his nap.

That was the last time I had a beer with my dad.
That's awesome Yooper. What a fitting send off.
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