I'm sorry to hear that. I know very much how you feel, I didn't get into
woodworking until after my father's death and thus could never demonstrate
to him that I'd retained at least a bit of what he tried to teach me. He
was one of those guys who could build or fix anything regardless of what it
was made of, I wish I had his expertise with electronics in addition to
woodworking, plumbing, metalwork and so on--no contractor ever made a dime
off my dad's house.
Remember that everything you loved about your dad lives on in your heart,
and whenever you have a moral decision to make all you have to do is ask
yourself what he would have done.
Allen, my condolences for your loss. I hope your Dad went doing what
he wanted to do with his life.
I hope it also reinforces for those of us out in the field how
important that safety equipment really is for us all. Not that it
would have made any difference for him, but I appreciate you bringing
that up with posting.
Leon old salt, I couldn't be more sorry. I hope she went quietly and
gently, with a smile in her heart. Like Rob said, you think you know,
but you don't. I am sad for your loss, but I know she is in a better
While I was only trying to comfort Allen, "in this particular instance", I
truly feel his pain. My intention was not to hijack his thread or draw
attention to me but more to let him know that he had some one right beside
him in his time of grief.
To those that have directly responded and made comments here in this thread,
Thank you. Some of us have not seen eye to eye in the past but in this time
of grief you have not let our differences stand in the way. Thank you again
for your heart felt comments.
In my mothers case she had lived a long and full life. On December 10th she
and my dad received the news that she most likely had cancer in her lungs
and liver. That also happened to be their 60th wedding anniversary. In the
days and weeks that followed I made countless trips taking them to the Dr's.
office and the clinics and the hospitals for further diagnosis, treatment,
and testing. As many of you probably know she had stage 4 lung cancer and
the prognosis was terminal. I am thankful that she really never suffered
with that terrible disease.
The last of the "Charlotte, Burn's Girls" is resting now. 8/1/1922 -
Thank you all.
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