Call your Dad tonight just to say "hi"…
Something had been bugging me to call my dad as I had not spoken to him for a couple of months. Called Friday had a good two hour catch up and he died the following day.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Goes for all of you who’ve lost your Dad, or aren’t in contact for whatever reason. I love me Dad, we work together and we fight like fook but I can’t really imagine what it’d be like without him.Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
Called Friday had a good two hour catch up and he died the following day.
That makes me sad and happy at the same time Engineeringcowboy.
I hope it was a good chat and gives you some comfort.
I wish my last chat with my dad hadn’t been me doing all the talking,and that it’s true about hearing being the last sense to go.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
or aren’t in contact for whatever reason
Unfortunately some folk are **** and some of us got them as dads
Those of you who mourn your dads are the lucky ones though it may not seem it at the time of your loss and dealing with it.Posted 4 years ago
I feel for your loss as i never had one to loose [ no I am not bastard but he is ]
It is a shame but such is life.pegasusMember
Long Distance II
Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
put hot water bottles her side of the bed
and still went to renew her transport pass.
You couldn’t just drop in. You had to phone.
He’d put you off an hour to give him time
to clear away her things and look alone
as though his still raw love were such a crime.
He couldn’t risk my blight of disbelief
though sure that very soon he’d hear her key
scrape in the rusted lock and end his grief.
He knew she’d just popped out to get the tea.
I believe life ends with death, and that is all.
You haven’t both gone shopping; just the same,
in my new black leather phone book there’s your name
and the disconnected number I still call.
— Tony HarrisonPosted 4 years agocoastkidMember
My dad is in a nursing home, 14 months now. Suffered a stroke, lost leg mobility so in a wheel chair. Dad is still compos mentos upstairs but needed care and help my mum could not do on her own. He is looked after well. Great nurses and carers but in a home. Never imagined that happening.Posted 4 years ago
That is the worst thing. It is like a bereavment you do not get over.
But my dad is still alive and switched on. Cannot put a price on that compard to some residents in the Home.
I visit dad and show him my blog-it`s become his eyes of around the county he used to see before he retired when he was East Lothians first, then senior Countryside Ranger (first Countryside Ranger in Scotland).
Many of us do things because of our fathers, everything i do is my dads fault!, every minute you can spend with your dad is a minute to treasure… 🙂
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