The Fish wrote:[b]I'm thankful he was at least spared a slow horrible death from cancer and it seems yo have been sudden.
It was a strange sensation with the two of us in the room. Who knows how you would react. I just recall through the tears muttering Goodbye you dear sweet man. And he was. He did more for me that anyone could imagine. I don't recall any disagreement or falling out throughout my adult life, I have had nothing but total unconditional love from him my whole life, and I feel blesed indeed.
So the moral of the story is tell those you love you love them today. Tomorrow may be too late
Glad he went relatively fast - it's what I hope for us all, although I'm sure it won't happen. I feel really good I got to spend the last two years of my dad's life with him and wouldn't have traded it for anything although sometimes he drove me nuts.
As I relayed to Rayge when a parent of his died recently, just by being on this board for so long and getting to know folks, our parents seemed to have done reasonably good jobs. I discovered long ago that my legacy, if I had any, was being a good dad and raising our kids to be good people. Sure, we all have our quirks, but by and large, I think our folks did that.