Two Years

Only C. T. Hair would have packed a pocket knife in his checked luggage on the flight to see his first grandchild, and jokingly suggested taking this photo.  Only Yours Truly would have thought it was a great idea and actually taken it:


I’m well aware I promised to delete this pic, Dad.  And maybe if you’d thought of this incriminating evidence when TWO people told you to go to the emergency room because you didn’t look so good, things might have turned out differently.  But you didn't.  So I’m posting it on the internet instead - just to annoy you and your “won’t go to the doctor even if I’m dying” ways.  (Ditto about that bumper sticker I put on your car.)

How my Dad would have loved this blog.  And he would have called me, many times - still chuckling, to tell me so.  It’s the two-year anniversary of your death, Dad, and I miss you.  I still miss you.

 

6 comments:

  1. Tears. Very beautiful. Will comment more later.
    xo

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  2. So sorry for your loss. The pain is always there but it does diminish as time passes. Hugs!

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  3. You brought tears to my eyes. I miss your dad. What a GREAT man he was and always will be. I will forever be able to hear his chuckle.

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  4. What a sweet photo. So sorry about your dad.

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  5. I feel a bit irreverant because I can't stop laughing at the west side story silas picture. I have the strange sensation of being back at my grandfather's funeral when the priests incense choked my cousin and me and started a fit of giggles that ould not be checked for the entire service. The strange juxtaposition of the solemn, the sad and the silly. That's death for ya. I guess that's loss for you too. I can't tell you how much you sharing your experience of losing your dad has meant to me. I really can't. It is like you have carved a space out for my own experience. anyway. This post has all the elements of the experience. The absurdity, the frustration, the sadness, the sweetness and the echoing feelings of loss and missing. I for one am delighted that the pictureof the knife weilding baby is extant.

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  6. What can I say about uncle Cal but he was an amazing man! I loved coming up to Cedar to visit your mom and dad. I still think of him often and remember his laughter. I am so glad I found your blog. This is your cousine Charese. My blog is nickandcharesemoorefamily.blogspot.com
    Your children are beautiful!

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