Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Departure Of Eddie's Father

Hello, all. I'm sorry that I have been silent for so long, but it's been a rough stretch. To make a long story short, my father passed away last night in his sleep after a recurrence of prostate cancer which had been in remission for a number of years. We had a good visit with him yesterday and he seemed more lucid than we'd seen him in a long time. I should have taken it as a sign. I was able to tell him that I loved him, and felt that he understood what I was saying. Thanks once again for all the support you've given over the last year. You have my gratitude.

25 Comments:

Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Eddie, please accept my humble condolences.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Eddie, I echo the Rev!

Rough times, but glad to hear you had some quality time with your Dad!

Peace to you! the old (audio-history)

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have been down that road and danced to that song with the first man I ever knew, my father. May they smile down on us both and still wonder what the hell we're listening to.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

So sorry, Eddie.

4:25 AM  
Blogger tumbleboy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you had that lucid visit with your father. I'm sure that helps to smooth his passage into what ever happens next after "life",and helps you too in your acceptance of what has happened. I found though there was such sadness at loosing a parent it was big learning experience with a kind of stark beauty to it that I found comforting. Your touching story reminds me of that. Please be gentle with yourself and look after your family.
best wishes and look farward to your blogs if you choose to continue,
tumbleboy

6:51 AM  
Anonymous zab said...

Sorry to hear the bad news Eddie, please accept my deepest sympathies.

Take care of yourself.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without parents, we wouldn't be here.
Glad you could talk to him a last time. Remember that forever !

He's bloggin' the blues now.

Please accept my condolences.
JeanD

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my condolances eddie

6:53 PM  
Blogger Puentes Amarillos said...

Eddie: this time is so hard for you,I´m know I lost my father some months ago but you must remember he with a smile and a lot of love forever,please accept my condolances from Buenos Aires Argentina.

IRONMAN

7:49 PM  
Blogger RYP said...

Eddie,
my condolences from Essen/Germany.
Remember the good times you've had with your father!

RYP

7:12 AM  
Anonymous rocketboy said...

my best wishes in this difficult time.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous metal dad said...

sorry for your loss. will keep a good thought for you.

10:43 AM  
Blogger alvega said...

I lost both my parents, to breast cancer and massive heart attack respectively in 95 and 98. I can relate to what you're going through. It's going to get worse. Then eventually you get on with things. Hold on tight.

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just looking thru various blogs and saw your post about your father. Having gone through the same situation a few years ago, I can feel what you've experienced. To me it was the greatest loss of my life because I loved my father so much. I still miss him greatly, however am comforted by thoughts of him and his gentle soul. Take care.

5:53 AM  
Blogger 1 said...

eddie,

I am so sorry about your big loss, I ill pray for you and your family.

4:18 PM  
Blogger noreen said...

I am sorry for your loss. My Father was just diagnosed.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss ... eventually, this or that way, thanks to god, eternal repeating of the universe or some future scientists, one day, you and your father will be again together. There will be some solution.

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Eddie. It was good that you could give your caress while he was living between the family.
So... the life goes on...
And we need to follow our destiny. We must make ours better and accept the inevitable one.
Good Luck
Lelo, from Brazil.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Louie said...

I`am sorry for your lost, my condolences


Lisbon
Portugal

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad died of cancer too a few years back--mellanoma. Sorry for your loss. I know he'll never be replaced, but it sounds like you had a good relationship with him.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie,
my condolences from Chrisoupolis(That means Gold city/Macedonia/Greece.I saw before two days the movie "five persons you meet in heaven" and i was really moved - it makes me see things different. I think it will be a relief tou you watching this movie. My best wishes.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Igor said...

My condolences...all the best for you and your families!


Igor

camascaranga@msn.com


Brazil.

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Adriano said...

sorry for your loss.

Adriano from Italy

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, man, accept my condolencies. On the other hand, understand that your father's not away from you. He's by your side right now, OK. Peace!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous WOZZ said...

I don't know you at all - first visit here - but I lost my Dad to cancer 10 years ago this year. Glad you had the chance to say what you needed to - so did I. Thanks for the blog and belated condolences.

3:00 PM  

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