Pub Rants

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  1. Dana Willhoit said:

    Look at those birthday hats and that plastic doctor kit! That is the cutest thing ever! I am so sorry about your loss, but how lucky you were to have such a great dad! I lost my dad to cancer when I was 21, and I know how terribly painful it is.

  2. Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said:

    My eyes, my eyes. They’re leaking. My dad was born the same year – 1936. Blessedly, he’s still healthy but I can’t imagine losing him.

    Still aching from the tragic and unexpected loss of my nephew a year ago, I feel your pain.

  3. Stephanie Thornton said:

    That’s absolutely adorable. It’s a gift to have had so many years with your father- my mother died when I was 12 and I wish I’d had more time to know her. I’m so glad you have such great memories of a wonderful man to cherish in years to come.

  4. Being Beth said:

    I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this time of loss and grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing these photographs and allowing us to get a glimpse of your daddy as well as your special relationship. Today’s photo makes me smile.

  5. Kerry said:

    Again condolences for your loss.

    I can’t help but notice in that picture what an easy smile your father has. He must have done that a lot. Like others, it made me smile as well.


  6. Amy Sue Nathan said:

    Loss is so personal, but it’s easier to bear when shared.

    Thank you for sharing it here, with all of us.

    My sincerest condolences to you and your loved ones.

  7. C. Amos said:

    I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Jess Morrison said:

    No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family, and I hope these comments lend you some sort of support.

  9. Madeleine said:

    Oh, what a darling picture!

    My dad’s only in his early forties, but the very thought of ever losing him is dreadful.

    May he rest in peace, and I wish you well during this sad time.

  10. Tony Yuse said:


    So sorry for your loss. Your words echo close to my heart. I lost my Dad a few months ago and wanted to say that you pay your Dad a wonderful tribute by sharing your thoughts with us. Thanks- J.Anthony Yuse

  11. Kim Rossi Stagliano said:

    My Dad had those glasses too. Judging by those gift, you could have been a book doctor. (Yes, you may groan.)

    I am sorry about your Dad. My dad gave me a dozen roses on my 13th birthda and I’ve never forgotten that gesture. Dads and daughters have something special. I’m sorry, Kristin.

  12. Anonymous said:

    What an amazing difference one single life can have. Oh, to have been loved like that by your Dad, it is no wonder you have succeeded. All the best to you and your family as you celebrate his life.

  13. sandy said:

    What’s playing on my iPod right now . . . “We’ll Meet Again” By Johnny Cash (It might be a good song for you to hear at this time)

    I found your blog a couple weeks ago and I really enjoy it. After being away for a few days, I was able to visit it today and just saw your January 6th post about the loss of your dad. My sympathies and thoughts are with you.
    Like you, I was a Mid-westerner, the photo of your dad in front of the Christmas tree looked like it could have come from my family’s living room/den, Johnny Cash is my favorite artist, and I also lost my dad just about this time last year. I’m glad that you have such good memories of time spent with him, so hold onto those, and I hope that each day gets a little bit easier for you.

    Don’t you find it weird now when people that don’t know you well and therefore may not know what has happened recently with your loss, ask how your holidays were, or wish you a Happy New Year? I thought it was weird, and I was relieved when those awkward questions disappeared after the post- holiday small talk was over with.

  14. AM said:

    I recently lost my father. I miss him a great deal more than I ever imagined. I am genuinely sorry for your loss.

  15. cindy said:

    Wow, this is one of the most proudest moments Picture I have seen in a long time, Look!, I have my Design Kit- and Proud Dad – God Bless and smile