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Old 06-17-2012, 11:21 PM   #3521
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Thanks BT.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #3522
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Thanks Alix. We're still waiting for final word. I gave him a hug from PF and burst into tears. He seemed to need that hug. It isn't unexpected, but who knows how it will hit Stirling when it is official.

Of course, there is a slim chance the old fart will pull through. I say, we're off to Cornwall immediately if he does. We raised a glass or two to him tonight.
Sounds like you needed that hug, too! {{{{{{{{{{TL and Stirling}}}}}}}}}}
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #3523
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We got the call this morning. Stirling's dad passed away last night. Our Facebook pages have been flooded with condolences.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #3524
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So sorry for your and Sterling's loss.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #3525
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We got the call this morning. Stirling's dad passed away last night. Our Facebook pages have been flooded with condolences.
I'm so sorry. I've noticed over the years, losing the father is difficult, it's the last of the older generation leaving this generation to be the next to go. I'm so sorry.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #3526
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I'm so sorry for your loss. As an older person myself, with two living (sometimes barely) parents, every time a friend loses a parent I realize that I'm going to lose mine some day, and that day is not that far away. It makes them more precious to me. I just hope you were able to enjoy some time with him before he left you.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #3527
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We got the call this morning. Stirling's dad passed away last night. Our Facebook pages have been flooded with condolences.
I'm sorry, taxlady. My prayers are with you and Stirling. Big hugs to you both. I know how I felt when my Mom called about my uncle on Friday night. I'm glad you have eachother to comfort during this time!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #3528
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Losing a parent is a very difficult event to go through. But if it is the last parent, you feel like now you are an orphan. No matter how old you are. All of a sudden you become the oldest generation of the family. My deepest sympathy to you and Stirling.
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Losing a parent is a very difficult event to go through. But if it is the last parent, you feel like now you are an orphan. No matter how old you are. All of a sudden you become the oldest generation of the family. My deepest sympathy to you and Stirling.
Thanks Addie.

Yup, I'm an orphan. Stirling still has his mum.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #3530
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Not that much today. My Dad and I are on a bit of unsettled ground right now (long story), and he's in NY state. I've been a lazy bone today with not much ambition. My Mom's brother (my Uncle Bob) passed away Friday night, and I've just been just layin' low. It happened so suddenly, starting out with a stroke. It's hard, because you try to call people and no one is home, but that is understandable. The bright spot of the whole weekend was that we enjoyed a great corned beef dinner on friday night and had leftovers in sandwiches last night. I'm on/off here at all hours, because I can't seem to sleep.
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you that you & your dad can find common ground with some inner peace.
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