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RussellAP

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07-11-2013 08:32 PM

He was 96 years old.
He taught me to read and write when I was 3. He was the coach of my ball teams, and was always there when I needed anything.

I took care of him the last years of his life, but when you get to that age nothing seems to help. I had to satisfy myself in just doing what I knew was right even if he didn’t like it much.

I hope now, somehow, he understands.

All my skill came from him.
All my life, I used what he gave me and now it’s my job to do the same for my children.

Mom passed a year and a half ago.
Here they are in better times.

Thanks for reading.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 07-11-2013 08:38 PM

RIP

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 08:39 PM

I am very sorry for your loss

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 08:46 PM

I am sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing with us.

-- β€œAnd the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 08:47 PM

Russell, I’m sorry for your loss. Know that they are together in a better place.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 08:54 PM

Sorry to hear this Russell… Thoughts and prayers to you and your family…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 09:07 PM

My condolences Russell.

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 09:10 PM

RIP. Russell, my Dad passed in 1999 at 81, however my Mom just had her 90th Birthday last month. Regardless of when they pass, we miss them and wonder forever, how things ‘could of been’ or ‘should of been’. All said and done, we still miss them and hold them dear to our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 09:22 PM

So sorry for your loss Russ.

Lost my father May 30, 2012 (moms birthday).

Even though it was a long battle with a slow decline, the loss is still such a shock when the call comes- and you realize that you still were not ready to lose him.

All the best to you and your family as you grieve his loss and celebrate his life.

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 09:27 PM

My thoughts are with you Russell.

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 09:43 PM

My condolences on your loss.

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#11 posted 07-11-2013 09:53 PM

Condolences on your loss. And prayers to you and yours as you pass thru this tough times.

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#12 posted 07-11-2013 09:57 PM

They are gone and all we are left with is good memories,I feel your pain Russell.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#13 posted 07-11-2013 10:01 PM

I’m very sorry for your loss Russ…
May the Good Lord bring You and Yours Peace and Comfort in your time of need.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 07-11-2013 11:32 PM

Sorry for your loss Russ. You have a lot of great memories, all the best to you and your family.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#15 posted 07-11-2013 11:48 PM

Sorry to hear it Russ. Best wishes.

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