August 1, 2014 at 1:43 am #20798
In case you all were wondering where I’ve been, my father passed away on Monday after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was 83…
Back home for just a day or two, to square things away… he will be laid to rest on Monday at a national cemetery nearby with full military honors (including a horse-drawn caisson, a riderless horse with boots reversed, honor guard and 21 gun salute… which I think is extremely dignified).
Of course, everyone is invited back here afterwards, so we have to make everything look nice now, since there won’t be time later… which means I won’t have any time for posting anything until after Monday sometime… still have to deal with catering, lining up tables and chairs, making everything look just “so” for the guests… still have to go to the national cemetery and hand-deliver some paperwork that got overlooked, make sure that they reserve a spot for Mama (as the spouse of the deceased, she rates a spot next to Daddy), find out where everyone needs to park, etc, etc.. about 10 billion things to do before Monday…
By the way… Daddy was a Korean War vet. A combat photographer. Toughest man I ever knew. I really don’t think men of his mettle will be seen on this earth again… it was his time, and his passing is a mercy. I don’t think he much liked the direction this Republic has been going in… or where it’s headed. I don’t think he would have wanted to live to see what’s coming down the pike at us…
If you all have time and think to remember, just hoist a glass in honor of an old warhorse. I’d be much obliged.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1August 1, 2014 at 2:09 am #20800
Sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathy.August 1, 2014 at 2:11 am #20801
Malgus, truthfully, I didnot know whether yr brief abscense was due to an obligatoryily sense ofv ..whatever…or what. But I did ‘ feel’, maybe a ‘chivkthing’? …astorey was in the wingd. My mostbheartfelt condolences Sir M…but try n find peace knowing yr father lovedu Iif a bit grumpy :)…) man. I can sense he beyond loves.. he adored his son..you M…and wondered how he was so fortunate to hold your love and high regard between his palms. He IS atpeace M.. he does know how much u love him. U will meet again. G od bless. LBreath. PRAYERS for yr peaceful acceptance be with you. Thank u for considering yr many friends here concern atbyr abscence. Tweva
more than he and the era he was raised in, cud ever edpress, Know he is so very proud of his son, his abilities, his intelligenfe…and rests at easenknowing, yet amazed,…is a father to such an erudite, ~well-considered, well spoken (August 1, 2014 at 2:14 am #20802
Darn tablet..even with stylus msg all screwed up. So dorry, M ..be well..many hearts travel with u…TwevaAugust 1, 2014 at 3:00 am #20803
Thanks y’all.. really. It’s appreciated… kinda busy, but…
Real fast.. thought you all might like this… no idea what those folks are saying, but it’s pretty…
edit- I remember this from Kingdom of Heaven when Baldwin, the King of Jerusalem died.. thought it was pretty…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1August 1, 2014 at 4:12 am #20809
Really beautiful. Time to take a moment and be grateful for everything we have.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")August 1, 2014 at 4:36 am #20811
My condolences I will raise a glass to your father.August 1, 2014 at 4:43 am #20812
My sincere condolences to you and your family, brother.
For your dad:
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.August 1, 2014 at 5:13 am #20816
I am sorry to hear your father passed away. I wish you all the best in dealing with the funeral.August 1, 2014 at 6:28 am #20817
I am sorry for your loss Malgus.August 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm #20826
My prayers are with you.August 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm #20827
Malgus, I am very sorry for the great lose of your father. I do believe you will see him again in the future with God. Condolences to you and your family.
My grandfather also had Parkinson so I know a little about it. May God bless you and your family.August 1, 2014 at 5:21 pm #20837
A toast for the fallen.August 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm #20838
Malgus – deepest sympathies brother. Glad that your dad is getting his just deserved send off, as all veterans should for serving. Take all the time you need and make sure you take some time for yourself also – we’ll all still be here when you return. I’ve been there with my mom too so I’ll talk to the Man Upstairs for you although I’m sure he’s got your dad’s place already prepared.
Semper Fi, K
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas PaineAugust 2, 2014 at 2:12 am #20868
My sympathies for you and yours. A burial with military honors is a very special thing. My father-in-law, a WWII vet, had that and it was very moving.
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