Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Heartfelt and Emotional THANK YOU!!


To each and every one of you that took the time to comment and send emails,

It means a lot to me to have the support from all of you.

There are more things to handle as some of you know and some will come to know.

I take solace in the fact that Dad didn't have to go to a care facility. The stories of 

care there or at home are usually negative.

At this time all is well. Mom is doing well and improving.

One positive note, Mom has a family member that works at the funeral home we are using.

She will be visiting with Mom this week and it will make it a lot easier for this next stage

in the process.

Again, Thank you all.



  1. Rickvid in SeattleMay 21, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Always a hard row to hoe when a guy's dad passes. I was by my dad's bedside as he died. Hard to see that strong, eloquent, tough, tender spirit go.

    One day soon we'll all be together where the days are long, the sky is bright and the beer is cold. Well, at least I figure there'll be beer. I mean, come on. Praying for your and your mom. Gotta go find my helmet, too.

  2. Chive on and remember to share memories of your dad between each other. It really helps.

    1. Clay is exactly correct. Hanging out with family before Dad's funeral I learned where the horse that my Dad bought for my kids name came from. Hell of a funny historical story from the 30's I would have never learned other wise. May God bless us all daily. Keep the faith men it is the only way through.

  3. sorry for your loss and best wishes

  4. Irish - My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are correct that it is much better that he passed before being institutionalized. Senior mind diseases are terrible to watch and take a toll on the caregivers.

    My advice to you is to always remember the good stuff about your Dad and be happy for those times you had together.

  5. So sorry to hear this sad news. I dread my turn in your shoes. My prayers for you and your mom.

  6. Injecting a lil' humor here:

    My final comment (I wish!) would be, "So long, and thanks for all the fish!".

    I'm that kind of guy. Ask Cederq or Phil...

  7. Lost my dad in '86, my mom in 06. Keeping good thoughts for you and yours.

  8. it's coming sooner or later for all of us, sooner for some
    i admire your strength and opportunity to bring strangers in for a hug, big hug pal, or at least a firm handshake and my sincere condolences

    may your mom keep up the good fight, my mother in law did after losing her husband...very inspirational to see older folks push on

    prayers for peace, strength and health for all those your Dad considered loved ones


  9. I am so sorry for you loss. I really had a hard time reading thru your earlier post. Your story hit me hard. The short video was awesome. You should remember your dad like that and be thankful for his long life. I Know that you and I are close in age and my father passed over 20 years ago and my mom almost 40 now. I say that to say this, even in this time of grief realize that you are lucky you had him around for so much of your life. May you be blessed in this time and God grant you comfort.

    Teddy P

  10. Irish Proverbs

    May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine be warm upon your face. May the rains fall upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    May your troubles be less, And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness, come through your door.


  11. Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

    - Eskimo saying

  12. God bless sir. Need anything, maybe I can help, do not hesitate to ask

  13. Glad to hear things are looking up! God bless!

  14. God Bless you and take care .

  15. My grief was controlled by jotting down short notes/stories about my Dad whenever some memory popped up. Quirks, silliness, profound moments, his sayings, his recounted memories, unbelievable events, my wrong/right perceptions about him. Those after me will be able to know him, too. Deeper than an obit, yes? May you be comforted in your loss, Mr. Irish
    - Mississloppigarro

  16. I cannah believe you did it. Above and beyond. Thank you. And sorry for your dah.

  17. I lost my Dad seven years ago on May 18. I, too, was at his side and watched as the angels took him home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Irish, my heart goes out to you, you right now are going through a flurry of emotions and things to organize but you will get to the other side of it and then have time to cherish all the times you laughed and spent time with your dad. Hang in there.

  19. My condolences.

  20. Prayers for you and your family as you go through this time of sorrow.

  21. It is never easy Irish but it is also never alone. Mom passed away 15+ years ago and sometimes I still get the urge to call her about something. The best I can offer is.... to say to him "Meet me on the other side with the Angels Anthems sweet"
    Celtic Irish

  22. Sorry for your loss John. - Jacob & The Widener's Crew

  23. I am truly sorry for your loss, Irish. As so many others have said, you're all heart. In this time of personal grieving your loss, you couldn't let your readers down. Thank you for pushing through, I hope it helped you get through the tough days. I know you will have more tough days, but they will get easier with time. Take care, Brother!

  24. I get on your blog every so often. Sorry for the loss of your dad

  25. Just got back from a two-week trip to New England to visit friends and relatives probably for the last time. We are all getting long in the tooth. Sorry I was out of the loop for a while, but please accept my deepest condolences. Similar experiences to what others on here have said. God bless, Irish.


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