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Old 05-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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My Father

My Father passed away early this morning. He was a good man. I am very grateful that I got to spend the last couple days with him and had a chance to say goodbye. He will be greatly missed.

It is so strange how I feel right now, almost like I am hollow inside. Perhaps a part of me has also passed away early this morning.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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I am very very sorry to hear that. I know the hollowness of which you speak, as mine passed in 97. No words can fill it. Only time can make it feel smaller. Nothing makes it feel better very quickly. You will find that even more than ever before you want to call him up and ask him something.

Glad you took some of that precious time to come to the rally, was great to meet you.

My deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers for you and your family.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:38 PM
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Sorry for your loss Ray

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:56 AM
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Deepest sympathies and prayers for you and yours.

You are suddenly missing a major part of your life and you will feel overwhelmed, but it will pass. Remember the good times you spent with a good man. He helped get you where you are today.

Again, Sally and I are sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:22 AM
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So sorry for your loss.

I really dread the day I need to make a post like this

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Old 05-31-2012, 04:27 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Hopefully, the hollow feeling will be filled with wonderful memories of him.

Sending prayers and positives your way.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:09 PM
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So sorry for your loss Ray,My dad is 85,and I'm dreading the day he is gone.I lost my mom several years ago and I know the feeling that you speak of. only time can heal your feelings.

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:48 PM
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Ray my condolences as well... Prayers to you and your family.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:38 PM
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Time never heals these losses, but through our memories
of all the good times we shared he remains alive Iron
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:51 AM
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Sincere condolences Ray. I still have my Father at 83 and know how fortunate I am.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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Sorry for your loss. I lost my 28 year old niece last week to cancer.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:29 PM
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I'll add my condolences as well. My father passed way in december of 2010, still feels odd to me not to have him around. My father-in-law passed away this past February, so now my wife is going though the same feelings.

Keep the memories.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:20 PM
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Mine passed 12 years ago in 2000, and to this day, I'll do or see something and think, "Man, I need to call dad and tell him about this!" Then it hits. My condolences to you as well.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:44 PM
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Sorry for your loss. Having lost both my parents (Dad in 94 and Mom in 01), I know the pain that you're feeling. Although that sense of loss will never go away, its sting will lessen over time.

God Bless!
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:29 AM
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Not much I can say that has not been said...... but to offer my condolences.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
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