Thursday, February 26, 2009

Six billion minus one (subtitle; things that make me cry)

Hello! I'm back on planet blog, after what seems like an orflee long absence. Well, if you read Make it smirk, my sister's blog, you'll know that our dear old Dad just died, so we have been in Dunedin to say our final goodbyes.
This was him in December last year, just days after hearing that he had "days or weeks" left to live. He really was as cheerful as he looks- told us funny stories until we wept with laughter, stayed upbeat all the time. If we succumbed to tears he quickly jollied us out of it, saying "I've had my life, don't be sad." I can hardly see to type for crying now actually, I already miss him so much.
Six billion people in the world, now minus one of the really good ones. More about craft next post.

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10 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your father's death.

    What a lovely, lovely picture - he looks like the sort of man everyone would be happy to know.

    Thinking of you. xx

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  2. I guess I didn't realize he had already passed on, I thought Mary Nanna was making a skirt for when the time came. I'm so sorry. What an amazing photograph, I almost can't believe it is real, for the pure joy on his face. Thinking of you and Mary Nanna. Take care now.

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  3. Oh my goodness. What a joyful picture of someone who sounds like a wonderful man and father. Is this the origin of your and Mary Anna's glorious sense of humor, perhaps?

    I send my deepest regrets. I got all misted up reading your post and I never even knew your dad.

    Love,
    Iris

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  4. Oh Miss Smith, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. From the photo he looks like a wonderful person. I also thought from the look on his face that you and Mary Anna might have inherited your mischievous sense of humour from him.
    My thoughts are with the two of you and the rest of your family.
    Take care, kia kaha.
    Louise

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  5. So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Lovely photo, he looks a really upbeat, cheerful man. (((hugs))) for you and Mary Nanna.

    Take care
    Norma

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  6. Wow what a cool photo,its always cool seeing new ones. Hope you and Grandma and Sylvie and Harry got back ok and arent too exhausted.

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  7. sorry to hear about your dad. Good to hear he was in good spirits and Im sure happy to see his grown up kids shine : ). Bendiciones

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  8. Hey there Miss Smith

    Her cetainly did look like he was full of the "joy of life" and he looked like that in all the other photos in his ceremony too. You have a very special family Miss Smith and I now understand more about where you all get some of your talents from!

    It was lovely to see you, even under such sad circumstances, and I hope your children have recovered from being pelted with toys by young Flynn. Looks like we will be travelling up north very very soon :-(

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  9. If you've learned anything from reading my blog, it's that I joke and josh my way through all that is heavier than a feather.

    As much as I fuss, I can't imagine life without my parents. I'm so very sorry that day has come for you and your family.

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  10. Hi Miss Smith

    Haven't visited in a while. So sorry to hear about your Dad. We're sending you lots of hugs.

    Love the Maisy quilt - we love Maisy too, an addiction that started with your present to Philip.

    love and hugs
    Diane

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