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Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:41 pm
by Helensification
Being irritable at such a time is totally understandable mk, so don't worry, people will understand.


I tend to go into myself on those aniversaries and think of all the good times gone by. People may think I'm being ignorant on such days but I'm not, it's just my way of dealing with things. I have already lost most of my family so there are many anniversaries unfortunately.

It would have been my mum's 70th birthday yesterday (Tuesday) and it's hard to believe that I only had her in my life for 21 years but I can still picture her face clearly.

So those of you who still have their parents, as mentioned by mk last year, please cherish them whilst you can.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:54 am
by Sir Hilary Bray
Thinking of you buddy, and of course it goes without saying, we are all always here for you.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:15 am
by freemonk
I totally understand what your going through, and am going through it myself now. This Friday will mark the 1 year anniversary of my Dad's death which happened whilst on holiday in Florida.

I, along with my family, just can't believe that its already been a year. We still miss him everyday, and to mark this anniversary all the family are going down to Stratford on Friday and staying over to have a chill out time and a few drinks in his memory. It's weird because we'll be marking the anniversary of his death on the Friday, but celebrating what would be his 68th Birthday on the Saturday.

It just shows how short and precious life is. :(

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:47 am
by STranger81
mohicankid wrote:i still talk to him, well his medal at least, i keep it next to my bed at all times. a bit silly as i'm not religiouse and i do know its just a lump of metal! but it helps.
Not silly at all from where im sitting. My Dad passed away in 2005 and its the small things that I cherish. Like old Chesterfield FC season tickets from when I was a kid and we used to go together, or a book about Columbo he used to have in his locker at work to read on lunch breaks.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:55 am
by boggyb68
Si, you did not come across as irritable at all.. I found you in you're usual top form.

I fully understand and appreciate what you are feeling, I get the same on my old man's anniversary.. and it was 10 years this year..

Also glad I took the trip to the hospital for you this time.. ;)

Take it easy.

B.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:00 am
by Antiriad2097
You were so completely unphased by it on the outside that when you mentioned it, I had no idea you were so upset by it. I feel I let you down somewhat that day. Sorry :(

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:23 am
by jdanddiet
You were fine MK, I thought as upbeat as ever, especially considering. Reading this thread, I think I'll give my old man a phone call.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:01 am
by RetroBob
I can't add much here other than solidarity with MK and to say that I am frankly terrified about the time when my parents go, I genuinely do think about this regularly.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:08 pm
by Coxy
Condolence's MK. I have a rather odd situation with my own family, but that's enough about me.
I wish that I could actually attend some of these great sounding retro gaming events, and meet people with like minded interested and hobbies, but also meet genuinely inspirational people like yourself.
Well done for being so strong throughout this tough time. Keep at it, your dad would be proud.

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:42 am
by mohicankid
Antiriad2097 wrote:You were so completely unphased by it on the outside that when you mentioned it, I had no idea you were so upset by it. I feel I let you down somewhat that day. Sorry :(
don't be silly!
thanks every one, i was irritable this past couple weeks, just ask poor dave ;)
If somthings bothering me but i have somthing to do, i tend to drive all my energy into whatever i'm doing, its when i stop being busy it gets to me! that pluss the fact that i don't like sharing my burdens means i tend to just get on with it!
i will be heading up to my dads spot in the next week or so, and again after replay, as thats when i found out!
thanks again guys, see you about! :)

Re: R.I.P my dad

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:47 pm
by witchfinder
This thread is an excellent reminder to us all that we should appreciate our dads... I'm going to the football with mine tonight and shall buy him a pie! Can't buy him a pint, it's an alcohol-free game, bloody UEFA rules! :x