Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blue January

My dear Daddy passed away on New Years Eve morning.  He had been in Hospice for a month or so with abdominal cancer.  He had his 96th birthday in November.  He was retired Air Force.  One of the Greatest Generation.


He was a strong willed quiet man with twinkling blue eyes and a big sweet heart. His mind was clear and strong but his body just wore out.


My Mother just celebrated her 94th birthday and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day.  We are all missing him.


Our grandson Neal is named after him! Big shoes to fill!


He love our little Yogi and Yogi loved him, too!

17 comments:

  1. Polly, I am thinking of you and your family. That namesake is so cute and will always give you happy thoughts of your father every time you see him!

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  2. Sorry of your sad loss but your Dad has left many wonderful memories for you to treasure and tell story of to little Neal..

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  3. I'm so sorry Polly, hold on to the wonderful memories you have.

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  4. Oh so sorry to hear about your dad. Sounds like he had a wonderful life surrounded by family that loved him! What a sweet picture of the baby AND cute little Yogi.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Cling to the many wonderful memories you made together. Hugs to you......Barb

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  6. I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. How blessed that your parents had so many years together! Hugs!

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  7. OH Polly, I am so sad. I know this is hard, a new life for all of us without dad.
    Well, my sweet mom died last October, that was so hard, Then my adorable Pierro kitty died in November, that was just devastating given my already torn heart.
    I will keep praying for all of you

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  8. So sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that you have great memories of him.

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  9. No matter how many years they are with us, it's still tragic when they leave and my heart goes out to you and your family. My own dad passed away almost 4 years ago, at the age of 104 and I think of him every day.

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  10. Deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. Even when it is expected, it still hits us just as hard. I lost my own Dad the year after I married and I still miss him terribly and think of him every day.

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  11. Polly, losing a parent is so hard and the only hopeful thing I can offer is that I still talk with my mom and dad, both certainly in heaven, every day. Know we are all thinking about you and wish you peace.

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  12. Polly, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. I am so sorry. Even though he lived a long life, it was too short. How wonderful that he met his great grandson and namesake.

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  14. I am sorry to read about the loss of your dad. May all your good memories bring you comfort.

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  15. Oh Polly so sad to read,sending you big hugs.

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)