Thanks for popping in. Our darling Dad died late last night, just before midnight. It’s been a struggle for a while, and I guess, at 85, the old body was just worn out. But not the spirit – never the spirit!
My brother Steve and I were with him. In fact, we camped in his room at the beautiful nursing home with him all weekend, the three of us, right till the end. Never left his side. And he knew it. I won’t dwell on it, but suffice it to say we had a send off to remember. Magical. Music, Love and Laughter. Honestly. We had the best time! Dave popped in. Grace was on the phone the minute she woke up in NY too, joining in! The caring, wonderful staff were amazing. Looked after us like family. And at 10 past 11, on Sunday evening, he decided enough was enough, to move on, and hook up with his lovely sister Evelyn and her husband Kevin – who was his best and oldest friend from when they were kids. I told him that Ev and Kev would be waiting for him, and the first thing Kev would say would be, “what kept you so long ?!“
Quote of the day today. #9. I made it up.
Like our Mark said, when he called earlier from San Francisco, “He was The Man, Mum”.
Tomorrow we’ll spend the day with Mum. Drink tea and talk. It has been a tough couple of years for her too. Grace and Mark will be winging their way back soon, so I am stepping away from Work and the SHAC for a while. I need some time to focus on the family. I’m sure you understand.
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Barb x x x