Friday, October 15, 2010

Edward Joseph McDonald 9/7/32-10/15/09







My dad died a year ago today.  I really wish he hadn't.

10 comments:

  1. aw hon, I know that feeling, my Dad died 2 years ago in December. Thinking of you

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  2. This post made me cry. Very touching.

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  3. Me too, tears... I lost my dad too...I still have good days and bad days when the feeling of loss just gets the better of me and I can't ignore it anymore. Take your time to cry and grieve. This quote always brought some consolation to me (I tried to translate it in English, I hope I did it justice, it's from the Dutch writer Arthur Japin):
    'Sometimes death brings someone even nearer to life.
    From now on you carry what you loved within you
    You will never fall short again
    There’s nothing left to loose
    No one will ever come between you
    That’s how death preserves what it takes from us, forever save…'

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  4. So sorry :-( I lost my dad too, five years ago. It really feels unfair sometimes.

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  5. I lost my dad (Frank Edward McDonald), 6 years ago, and my mom 8. I miss them everyday.

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  6. What a lovely photo tribute.

    I am sad to here about your father's death. There's a void that can not be described. My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family on this anniversary.

    Take care.

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  7. May you find much comfort in this time of great loss. I loved seeing all the photos.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. He looked like a very loving father to you and grandfather to your children. The pictures warmed my heart! Kisses and hugs for you today as we remember your Dad.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful tribute. I know how it feels my dad: William Donald Wyss born June 17th 1930 passed on September 29th 2009. I celbrated Day of the Dead last year in his honor, I went to Someday Lounge because they were having a celbration for that. I contacted them at let them know about his passing so they invited me to come in befor the clebration to make an altar for him and to help build the big altar on stage. I made a sugar skull for my mom, had my face painted like a skeleton, I made a small banner (while I was there) that said I love you dad with a picture of a sugar skull on it and then I marched with my banner in the parade through the streets of down town Portland. The front of the parade was like funeral procession with two uniformed police officers on motorcycles, five hearses. Then following was a samba band dressed like mummys and all of the celebration/parade participants. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate my dads life. I will for sure go again this year also it was very family oriented with lots of children, so if it is something you are into you should for sure go!

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  10. It's so hard, isn't it? Lovely pictures - what a handsome man! My dads been gone three years --his birthday was Monday -- still miss him - it'll get a little better.

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