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Old 01-08-2011, 03:43 PM
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Ninety is a ripe old age but doesn't make it easier to bear. I just lost my best pal and he was only 40. All very hard to get your head around. Condolences to you.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:55 AM
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Thanks again for the comments. My Dad was a pretty good mechanic, taught me how to use tools properly and take things in order. He bought me one of those "Visable V-8" kits and helped me assemble it; taught me patience.

Dad also operated heavy equipment in his early years, mostly D-8 Cats in northern California logging operations. Had quite a few stories about those days!

He ended his career as a mail carrier and acting Postmaster in Unity, Wisconsin, and had been retired for 35 years. He also loved to dance, and other hobbies included learning geology, lapidary (cut and polish stones) and collecting sea shells. He often took his collections on the road to local schools; the kids were always impressed by minerals that glowed under a blacklight.

Anyway, I have many, many good memories of him. At his celebration of life gathering one of my cousins sang "You're No one 'Til Somebody Loves You" (old standard) and it was obvious my Dad was someone to a lot of people.

Thanks again for the comments, much appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:57 AM
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Sounds like he was and still is an awesome man!

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:47 PM
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Sympathy to you Jerry,
Sounds like many fond memories and good lessons learned from him.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:27 PM
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family i too lost my dad back in november its been almost two months now and i still find myself wishing he was still here with me one thing i know for sure he will always be with you we keep them in our minds and heart my dad wasnt much of a mechanic though but it was fn to come over to his house and fix his car for him while we talked about anything and everything All i know is i will be glad to be with him when my time comes.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:31 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear you lost your Dad.
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:25 AM
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Sorry to hear about your fathers passing. My condolences to you and your family.
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