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Old 18-12-2008, 17:17   #1
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My Father, born 6/6/1927, passed this last Tuesday. He was a veteran of WWII and served with Carlson's Raiders on Makin and Guadalcanal. While he was one of the meanest, nastiest persons I ever met, he mellowed later in life and we became fast friends. He will be missed.
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Old 18-12-2008, 17:48   #2
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Very sorry to hear of your loss. We all mellow with age, but it seems to take combat vets a tad longer.



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It is wonderful when our parents finally become our best friends. I lost my best friend, my father, 12/16/07. My thoughts are with you.
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Charlie, I'm very sorry to hear your father passed away.

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My Dad was born 3/3/1919 WWII Navy...Taught me to sail and build boats, got to be even better friends after my mom passed, spoke with him yesterday...really not looking forward to whats coming.
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Seems like we are all losing them at the same time. My Dad past away August20/2008. The first thing that came to my mind was I had not said enough to him. I was in the hospital myself during this time experiencing my second heart attack. Thank God things did not come in 3's that time!
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Old 18-12-2008, 20:07   #7
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I chatted on the phone with him Saturday. We talked the weather, my race car and the boat. He complained about his ribs aching then. I hear ya about the 3's thing. He was the third this time. A cousin and Uncle preceded. I just smoked a very nice Romeo y Julieta vintage in his honor, in a snowstorm outside. He'd have chuckled at that.
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Sometimes it is not what you have lost, but what you have gained by having someone in your life. I am sure there was smile beaming down on you through the snowstorm...............i2f
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