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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 PM
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My father died 12-27

My Dad, age 90, passed away on Monday, December 27. He was a good man.

He particularly enjoyed my rally stories and I would recount the trips I've taken on my bikes. Dad had wanted a bike for many years, but my mother would not agree and he mentioned, over the years, that was a regret he had.

Hard to believe all the history he lived through, 1920 - 2010.

I shall miss him.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:06 PM
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My condolences to you and yours.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:26 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:11 PM
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Sorry for your loss at such a joyous time of year.

Sounds like your dad was a heck of a man, as you said, he lived through so much of the history we only read about, a very interesting and world altering period of time. And a full 90 years on top of it! If I make it to 70 I'll be surprised!
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:25 PM
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That sucks, sorry man.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:57 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Our condolences to you and yours.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:52 AM
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condolences to you and yours, after 11 years since mine went I still find myself talking to him and getting the answers he would have given me.

Funny that I listen to him better now than then
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:31 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss Jerry.

Our prayers and warm thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:27 PM
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With Much Sympathy

Sorry about your Dad. Mine died in 1976 & I'm not sure I'm over it yet. Still find myself wishing I could talk to him.Her was only 63.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:55 PM
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Unfortunate part of living, however I am pleased for you that your dad made it so far.
Even though my dad ( 1911 ) left when I was 14, we did have many conversations about bikes. He rode for many years.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:11 AM
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Jerry,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I DO know what it's like, so all I can say is you will ALWAYS think about him, and hopefully it will put a smile on your face.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:11 AM
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Thanks to all for the comments. I appreciate them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:02 PM
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Sorry to hear about your Dad. I bet he would be Proud that his son did what he wasn't able to do with all your bike trips and memories from traveling. Your Dad's generation was indeed the greatest, living through tough times, wars, all of which made the true American spirit. Hope your Dad get his wish in Heaven and rides...................xs1100 of course.................regards, Mike in Sun Diego
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:03 PM
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Your Dad surely must have been a good man to have lived 90 years. Looks like he raised a good son as well. I am fortunate to still have my Dad (81) and treasure every conversation we have. You can always celebrate his life through the experiences you shared with him.

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:06 PM
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Wishes for Jerry and Father , Godspeed

I am very sorry to hear of your loss Jerry, he lived to be 90, he must have been in wonderful health to have made it that long. My condolences to you and yours.

I lost my Dad in 1994, he was only 64, he was also blessed with great health until the leukemia struck him down in the time frame of only eight days. Ive wanted many times to have a chance again to toss out questions to my Dad as well as hear his uproarious laugh.
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