Godspeed Dad

1924 – 2017
93 years and 28 days. Now I get to enjoy the administrative work associated with being executor of the estate. I’ve already called the attorney for the trust, and the mortuary. Things take time when the Gov. is involved.

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The semi-sprawling adventures of a culturally hegemonic former flat-lander and anti-idiotarian individualist, fleeing the toxic cultural smug emitted by self-satisfied lotus-eating low-land Tesla-driving floppy-hat wearing lizadroid-Leftbat Califorganic eco-tofuistas ~

24 thoughts on “Godspeed Dad

    • I should post some pics of the suite of furniture he built for his fine arts degree, dining table and chairs, and a four piece sideboard…very mid-century style. Growing up with it was a unique experience.


  1. Sorry for your loss. My parents are right around 80, in good health, but we talk a lot, have dinner occasionally, and when they travel for a month it’s odd not having them just up the road. I imagine that it will be something like that. They took an extra long road trip and I’ll wonder when they’ll be back, occasionally catching myself thinking “I should call them”. Not looking forward to the day.

    My advice for children and parents, talk about the possibilities early. My parents went through some misery when my grandparents died because things weren’t clearly spelled out. They have done the exact opposite, figuring out what is going to happen with the estate and talking to me (as executor) about it on a regular basis. Not the most comfortable conversation over dinner (Nice ham. By the way, when we are dead … ) but I suspect it will make things a lot easier when they do go and I don’t have to try to figure out what they owed, what they had, and where it is supposed to go.

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    • Fortunately they put everything in a Trust so avoids the long drawn out Probate process. There’s just a lot of stuff, and duplicates of stuff…and it makes me sad sometimes when I am asked dates of birth and things.


  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

    Some day, you will see him again. In the meantime, there are a life time of memories to rejoice upon. And don’t forget to make new ones to share with him.

    All the best

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  3. My sincere condolences, sir.

    Your Dad’s testimony lives on in you. And I have no doubt that you’ve made him proud, thus far along the way.

    Prayers out, fired for effect, amigo.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

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  4. So sorry for your loss…

    My Dad passed away this spring. I sure miss his dry whit and the spark of mischief in his eyes. He had a good long life: hunted, fished, golfed, traveled, and flew everything from bi-planes to jets.

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  5. When an old man passes on, somewhere a library burns. We are diminished. I still remember getting the phone call. He was a widower and lived alone. It was not until after he was gone that we found out just how weak his heart and lungs really were. He had beaten cancer once, and was just done with hospitals and all that, and had decided to ride the river come what may—and I was OK with that.

    I will see him again. So will you.

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  6. You have my sympathy, Keith.
    From what you’ve told me, I gather your dad lived his life pretty close to the way he wanted to — which is as much as any of us can hope for. Still, it is never easy for those who are left behind. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. My deepest sympathy.

    My dad passed away in 1992. I still think of him everyday, what he taught me, how we’d get in loggerheads over things.

    May he Rest I Peace…..

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