Sad and smiling

My Dad died last week. We’re sad and smiling, as we recall so many memories of time spent with him. I don’t want to write anything lengthy here. My aim is to catch up reading your blogs, and to be writing my more usual posts from next week. Perhaps bits and pieces about my Dad will be woven into some of the stories.

The photograph is from summer 2019, when we enjoyed our last evening out together. He was very keen I had a beer photograph to post on the blog! We went to a bring your own beer local curry house, and ate too much and laughed a lot, like always.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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23 thoughts on “Sad and smiling”

  1. Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, Adam. I’m sure the good memories of time together will continue to bring smiles to you & the family. Let’s raise a bottle in remembrance of those great people who brought us here.


  2. I am sorry for your loss and would love to hear memories of your father woven into your blogs. “Bring your own beer” curry house, I never heard of such a thing. My Dad died in 1984 and the memory that still makes me laugh was when he drove through a stop sign without even slowing down and I yelled “Dad! You didn’t stop!” (It was a main road and usually was busy-we were lucky). He immediately exclaimed, “Don’t tell your Mother!” I have never heard him say that, except in that moment and it still cracks me up or at least makes me smile. Take care and take time.


  3. Oh PC, I am so sorry to hear your dad died. I know you were close to him and you and your brothers had good times with him. It is very fortunate that you last saw him fairly recently, and that you have sweet memories of your time together. Fortunate, too, that he lived so long, but somehow these fortunes don’t really help with the fresh pain of your loss. Take it easy, my friend, it’s really hard to lose a parent.


    1. Thank you, Jet. It’s hard, and we couldn’t safely be where we wanted to be – so frustrating (a funeral service online is awful, even if the only option) – but we do smile and remember all the happier times.
      Thanks again, your thoughtful words are much appreciated.

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  4. Oh no. I am so sorry to read that you’ve lost your Dad, Adam. My condolences to you and your family. What a nice memory of your time with him last year. Take care. 💙


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