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January 25th, 2007

(no subject) @ 04:36 pm


One of those momentous things that I think should be commemorated: today is the 40th anniversary of my father's untimely death. I remember breathing a sigh of relief when I turned 35, because my father never made it that far. That was sixteen years ago. What's sad is that I remember more about him being dead than I remember about him being alive. And it sucks. Here's a picture of the two of us, taken the summer before he died. When I saw this picture, it made me realize just how young he was.

Anyway, enough navel gazing. I'm off to help Mary make kugelis, which is pronounced KOOG-u-la and is kind of like potato pancakes in a loaf form.
 
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From:sharonthenurse
Date:January 26th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
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Hugs, John. Losing a father at any age is rough, but that young... Great picture!
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From:wingguy
Date:January 26th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure he'd be proud of you today John.

Thanks for posting the picture.
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From:friendsafire
Date:January 26th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Love the plaid coats...couple of handsome guys to be sure...

My sincerest sympathies and empathies, j. Last December 10 was the 40th anniversary of my own father's death, although he was a bit older than yours--59. Your dad was so young, which makes it sadder still.

Funny what you remember. A couple of buried memories came back to me (I was 13, probably a bit older than you were) and bit me on the butt after all this time. Weird, huh? Anyway, other anniversaries have come and gone, but this one felt different. Did you find the same?

Nonetheless, keep your chin up and powder dry. Hope you didn't gorge too much on Mary's kugelis!

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...