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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2014, 12:56:37 AM »

Six years today: still missed, still special and still very much loved. XX  Smile
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I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that's why we were brothers - because you did too. No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away or half way across the world, you'll always be with me. And you'll always be my brother.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2014, 05:23:50 PM »

My dad died suddenly in 83, of an Aortic aneurysm. One of my fave. memories is watching KING KONG VS. GODZILLA at  the long gone East Side Drive-in. Mom worked nights as a waitress, dad days delivering dry cleaning, and he and I liked the kinda stuff that made mom say 'I just don't get it.'
 Bluesad Smile Cheers












i had the same taste in movies. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2014, 08:19:16 PM »

I'll have a glass of wine for your father and for his wonderful son.
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2014, 09:08:41 PM »

Cheers, fella.   Cheers

From what you've described, it was a...well it was something.  More than I can say on my end, but that's neither here nor there.  He raised a fine fellow.   Thumbup
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2014, 09:27:40 PM »

I usually dont reply to posts like this-because-I post s**t like this-and irealize-what the hell am I gonna say-except-I do know how you feel.
I really do.
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2014, 01:33:24 AM »

I'll have a glass of wine for your father and for his wonderful son.

*Hugs*  Smile
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2014, 01:39:08 AM »

Cheers, fella.   Cheers

From what you've described, it was a...well it was something.  More than I can say on my end, but that's neither here nor there.  He raised a fine fellow.   Thumbup

Thanks, Brother Happy  Smile

Dad was a complex person: he grew up rough on the streets of Cape Town and his only escape was the cinema. He once told me that he could sit in a cinema for the whole day and that would motivate him in life. He passed that on to me. He was also in trouble with the law a lot as a young man and was given an ultimatum by the judge who told him that "You can either go to jail or you can go join the army, navy, police or air force: maybe being a soldier, seaman, cop or pilot will get you straight."

Dad went to the army and the rest was history.  Smile Smile
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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2015, 08:15:52 AM »

It was seven years on Saturday 16th May: this Saturday was really, really a hard day to get through alone.  Bluesad
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2015, 01:01:19 PM »

Know how ya feel Bro.
Lost my dad suddenly in 83. Aortic aneurysm.
U.S. Navy in WW2, married mon in 54, had me in 56...wonder why Godzilla is my fave.?
Got my sense of humor and taste for fun movies from the old man. Saw KK Vs. G at the old Eastside drive in. He worked days, mom nights, and sometimes we hit the cheap movie places.
 
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2015, 05:48:17 PM »

A tip of the glass in his honor . . . and yours!   Cheers


Take joy in the memories, my friend.  To quote LOTR:

"I will not say 'Do not weep,' for not all tears are evil."
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2015, 02:06:12 AM »

Know how ya feel Bro.
Lost my dad suddenly in 83. Aortic aneurysm.
U.S. Navy in WW2, married mon in 54, had me in 56...wonder why Godzilla is my fave.?
Got my sense of humor and taste for fun movies from the old man. Saw KK Vs. G at the old Eastside drive in. He worked days, mom nights, and sometimes we hit the cheap movie places.
 


*Hugs*
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I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that's why we were brothers - because you did too. No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away or half way across the world, you'll always be with me. And you'll always be my brother.
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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2015, 02:07:11 AM »

A tip of the glass in his honor . . . and yours!   Cheers


Take joy in the memories, my friend.  To quote LOTR:

"I will not say 'Do not weep,' for not all tears are evil."

Hugs
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I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that's why we were brothers - because you did too. No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away or half way across the world, you'll always be with me. And you'll always be my brother.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2015, 02:10:36 AM »

This is really strange: seven years on and for the first time, I felt crushed on Saturday, dreading the day.

I went here www.brooklynmall.co.za to go see Furious 7 and I was standing in the foyer of the cinemas there. A wave of sadness washed over me (cliche, I know but it happened) and I left.
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