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I am Glad today is over
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:34:04 PM »
I haven't been so active of late on the forum as I have been grieving for the loss of my dear old Dad.We held the funeral today and I had to say my last goodbye to the greatest man who has ever lived ( well he isn't but he seems that way to me). He gave me so much in his quiet way- he never judged anyone, accepted people and had the heart of a lion but was kind and generous and many times I saw him help people when others would have looked the other way.He encouraged me in music and bought me my Fender Bass many years ago and I value it even more now.I heard today that he was very proud that I derived so much from my (modest) playing career. Now it is time I shall move with life live it the way he lived his.
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 09:42:24 PM »
Sorry to hear that man.  :(
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 09:46:06 PM »
i'm very sorry to hear about your loss, i hope your memories are a comfort.

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 09:57:45 PM »
My condolences. So sorry for your loss.

Typing things to someone you've never met over the internet seems so futile in the face of such a thing...cant think of damned thing worth saying thats doesnt sound like a platitude, condescension or a bloody hallmark card. Save maybe that he was obviously a good man, and I'm glad you've taken the best of what he had to show you with you. Theres a lesson in that for all of us.  

Sympathies and best wishes

Mark

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 10:31:20 PM »
^ ^

There's nothing I can say that would put it in such a nice way as Mark has. Very sorry for your loss

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 10:55:08 PM »
Thanks you guys for your kind words. 
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 10:56:52 PM »
its sad to hear about your loss - my sincere sympathies.

i wrote alot more here though decided it was inappropriate. but briefly, it is surprising what stories come out in such situations. i write this regarding his support of your music. that must be poignant, i would find it so.
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 11:15:38 PM »
I've no good words to say mate, but I'm really sorry to hear it... This is something really hard to anyone, specially when you had great relation with him!

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 12:25:34 AM »
My sincerest condolences to you and treasure his memory.
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010, 12:55:30 AM »
Wow. Terrible news. You have my sincerest condolences. I shall raise a glass in his honour!

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 01:06:02 AM »
Sorry to hear that this happened.   I can't imagine how it feels and I am dreading the moment when I will know.  All I can say is that I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 01:10:00 AM »
^ ^

There's nothing I can say that would put it in such a nice way as Mark has. Very sorry for your loss

Ian.

same here. I'm really sorry to hear that, and I think Mark said it better than I could. :(

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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 06:23:36 AM »
Thanks everyone.It is something we all have to accept in life but you are right to say think of the good times, the fun and laughter and the fact that I had him as part of my life for so long( he was 18 when his Dad died).Thanks again to everyone- you might think that you are using just words but beleive me they are well received. En route to the chapel yesterday a couple of people stood and bowed their heads as we went past. Another lady crossed herself and other drivers were very courteous in allowing a long stream of slow cars to pass at junctions. That raised our spirits- the kindness of strangers. My Dad was a "kind stranger" many times in his life and those gestures made me realise that it is still there in the world and that there is hope for us all. 
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 08:25:18 AM »
Sorry to hear about this.

He sounds like he was a wonderful man.
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Re: I am Glad today is over
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 08:26:46 AM »
Many condolences on your loss Steve, may the happy memories live on forever.

Enjoy that bass, and I hope it makes you smile whenever you pick it up...