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  • stompy

    Ha, sounds like my family mate……

    Wouldn’t let me send the e mail, kept returning it.. try again later

    All the best buddy 😀

    Cheers – although we know we aren’t the first and won’t be the last to have to go through this, it is comforting to speak to someone that has been through the same recently and understands our current pain. 🙂


    No worries mate, it helps to talk about I know and to talk about him aswell……. I’ve put below what I was going to send you, you might have already seen it. It helped me to understand what was going on because most of the time it just didn’t seem real, to have had the old boy around for 25 years and then for him to be gone?…. a strange feeling. Anyway here you are, abit sopey, but says alot…..

    Death is nothing at all
    I have only slipped away into the next room
    I am I and you are you
    Whatever we were to each other
    That we still are
    Call me by my old familiar name
    Speak to me in the easy way which you always used to
    Put no difference into your tone
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
    Laugh as we always laughed
    At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
    Let it be spoken without effect
    Without the ghost of a shadow on it
    Life means all that it ever meant
    It is the same as it ever was
    There is absolutely unbroken continuity
    Why should I be out of mind
    Because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you for an interval
    Somewhere very near
    Just around the corner
    All is well.

    My e mail is if you want a chat/friendly advice or anything

    Take care mate


    My dad (as organised as he always was) wrote out instructions for what he would like for his funeral and that was in there – he had my brother (his eldest son and namesake) read it out dedicated to mum. To be honest though, I didn’t absorb any of the words as he read it as my head was in a very different place.

    He then asked for Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Floyd) as the leaving music. And that just happen to be one of mine and both my brother’s fave songs – the old sod making sure we don’t forget him 😉

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