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March 01, 2012



Oh Mary. I am so deeply sorry. I wish I could do something real to help, but just know I'm keeping you all in my heart right now.


Oh I am so so sorry! Can't think of anything else remotely adequate to say!


Nothing to say about something like this, other than it is a blessing he did not suffer for a long time. Praying for you, Mary,


This just makes my heart ache for all of you. I'm so sorry, Mary. No words to express my sadness for you at the loss of this sweet funny loving man. Hold each other tight.


Mary, I am so sorry. I'm glad for him that it was fast. But so sad for you and your family. I just love you to pieces.


Mary, my love to you and your family. From your writing, I know your dad to be a wonderful man who leaves a wonderful legacy.


Oh, Mary. How incredibly sad this was to read and I send my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.


Enough. Your big, loving, wonderful family has had enough pain, loss, grief and stress for two or three years -- in less than a year.

I hope there is a tiny smile in your heart when you are reminded how many hearts you have touched by sharing your family with us. Our hearts share this loss with you, as we did the last one. Wrap this cyber hug tightly around you tonight.


I am so, so sorry. I lost my dad last year and don't wish that pain on anyone.


I'm so sorry for your loss, and your family's loss. What a terrible time.

Harriet M. Welsch

So sorry.


Mary, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you all.


So Sorry for your Loss.

Liza Lee Miller

I'm so sorry, Mary. Thinking of you and your family.


So sorry. You are going through such a rough time, just hang in there. And be gentle with yourself - nobody does this "right," you just do the best you can.

Susie Sunshine

I'm so sorry.
All my love to you and your entire family.


Oh, dear. What sad news. You've had enough sadnesses for a lifetime in just this past year. I'm so sorry for you, honey.

You've written and spoken about your dad with such love and tenderness over the years. Your thoughts were a great testament to the person he was, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing that adorable photo. I especially liked the book title.

And your mom? How is she handling all this?

I remember when my dad died, Mom's dementia provided something of a buffer.

Thinking of you, with love.


Oh, honey, I am so sorry.


I am so very sorry for your loss. From what you have written about him, we know your dad was a wonderful man, and that he will be sorely missed by his family. My heart is just breaking for you Mary, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Miz Robyn

I'm so very sorry.


Mary, I am so sorry. My thoughts go out to you and your family.


SAD for those who are left to grieve.

You gave him a Great Gift by being there at the moment he left you, and was welcomed into Heaven.

We'll pray you through this.

Gentle Hug, M


I am so sorry. I'm not sure what else I can add that others haven't already said.

liz michalski

Sucky doesn't begin to cover your year. I'm so sorry for you and everyone else in your family.


Oh, Miz Mary.




Very sorry. Sigh.

Cathy S.

Oh, no. I am so sorry.


TOO fast and not enough time to prepare!! I am so sad about this and send you all my love. You know I have a dad like yours and will be devastated to lose him. There is just never enough time with the ones we love. Never.


Oh honey, so sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your Mom.


Oh, Lord. I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and your family.

kris (lower case)

really sorry for your loss.. seems you have had a lot of it lately and i hope things get better for you soon.


So sorry for your family's loss.


Oh Mary, I am so very sorry. I will be thinking of and praying for your family.

Pam J.

I felt a pain in my heart reading this. There are literally no words that can capture the sadness of losing a parent. Your grief is shared by many.

robin andrea

My deepest condolences to you and your family. In just a few days my father will have been gone 20 years, and not a day goes by that I don't think of him. Something always reminds me. I know this will be true for you, in the very best way. Your love is what is meant by everlasting life.


I'm so sorry for your loss. He will always be in your heart.


So Sorry.


I am so sorry.


I am so very sorry.


Dear Mary,
You have shown your love for your family in every post you have written.
It is heartbreaking to say a final goodbye to a beloved parent but his last days were spent as we would all wish to go: surrounded by a devoted family.
My best wishes to you all at this sad time.


Sweet Mary...your title says it all...a hundredfold and more.

Kate F

Dear Mary, Re-play a loop of your memories constantly, and smile as you bathe in their light and warmth. I thought immediately of your mom... and how this will be so hard for her. Trust your instincts and you'll know just what to do for her, and for you. Praying you peace and love, Kate


Oh my, Mary. So, so sorry. Hold onto all your good memories, they will get you through the tough times. Keeping your family in my thoughts during this sad time.


So sorry -- how great, though, that he was surrounded by family. Oh, boy.

the bee

All I know is that he has the best family ever. I know that you will all find the right thoughts and verses for his service. I have cried all week for this sweet man, for the family that loves him still and for your mom. I cannot imagine how great her grief is as well. As always, love from me and my entire family.


Mary, I'm so sorry.


Came back and read this again, and noticed that my first comment is gone. Not that you give a rip at this point, but I do want you to know this is heartbreakingly sad. Your mom must be really bewildered. I'm glad he got his Last Rites. I don't think my Daddy did and it was important to him. Well, that's it for now.


I'm so sorry Mary, I'm thinking of you and your family. We grieve because we love, and to love is a wonderful thing.


Oh Mary, I am so sorry. I felt like I knew your father through your writing, and he sounded like a delightful person I would have liked to know in person. Much sympathy to your whole family.


Holy shit. I just clicked on your blog from Jane's, looking for new ones to read. I know you don't know me at all, but I am really sorry for your loss. What an awful shock. x

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