Sorry to have missed this thread. It is always tough to say goodbye; I prefer to think of it as a "see you later." I hope your father's passing was peaceful. It looks like the family got to spend some time with him in the last week or two, which is a great thing, even though it is difficult to see a loved one's health failing. May your family find peace, solace and rest for your souls during this time of grieving.
The burial was today. It was nice. We had a viewing at the funeral home for two hours before, followed by a procession to the grave site.
My dad was in the Air Force and a Mason, so we had a military honor guard with a 21 gun salute followed by a ceremony done by his Masonic Lodge. I think he would have been happy with how it turned out.
One really cool story I thought I'd share. Last night my mom went into my dad's wallet and pulled out three $100 bills that he always kept for emergencies. She insisted that I take it to help pay for the hotel room, but it just didn't feel right to me.
Throughout my entire life my dad has never let me buy a meal. One time I thought he did. He let me pick up the check for lunch with him and Mom. We went back to my apartment after lunch and when they left I found that he had left cash on my dresser to cover the lunch.
After the funeral I took my oldest son along with his wife, sister, and grandmother (all from his mom's side), and my wife and twins to dinner. At the end, I was going to pay and my son's grandmother grabbed the check before I could get my hands on it. She gave the waiter a credit card and off he went.
He came back almost immediately and told her that he was sorry but he couldn't take the card because it was expired. The card's expiration date was 10/2019, just two days ago. I smiled, reached in my pocket and gave him two of those $100 bills. I looked at my oldest son, winked, and said "Your Grandad got to buy one last dinner."
I think he would be happy to know that I used his emergency cash for that.
Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers. If nothing else it has helped internally to be able to come here and share with you guys.
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during these time we presently in, just a friendly reminder to thank and appreciate all those who are risking their own health to help and assist those who are currently infected with this virus. We take them for granted, expect them to always be there and yet seldom realize how much they are...
He was apparently a very talented NJ native who passed from COVID-19.
This was a blast from the past pretty catchy funny video.
My Wife's brother (Richard) is gravely ill, and hospitalized up in Gainsville, FL, with a serious fungal infection, diabetes, kidney issues, and extreme weakness.
Should anyone want to help with prayers and positive thoughts, the family (and moi) would be most appreciative.