Dad’s Gone

My father passed away at the age of 84.  Another member of the Greatest Generation has left us.

I will be attending to details, and will leave the politics to others.

He was 84 and not in good health, so his passing is not unexpected and yet still painful…for some reason, I keep coming back to Robert Kennedy quoting Aeschylus:

In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

I hope so…


11 thoughts on “Dad’s Gone

  1. Bwana, I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother three years ago and I still miss her. Also, my dad is old and his health is not so good, so I’ve had some experience with loss. There’s nothing anybody can say right now that will make it easier. All anybody can do is express deepest sympathy to you at a very difficult time.

    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Condolences, bwana. My parents (though divorced) are still with us, and I can only be thankful that my sons are able to know their grandparents. Mine (grandparents, that is) were kind enough to stay with us until their grandchildren were practically middle-aged, and though one then possesses more of the faculties to deal with the loss, I’m not sure that made their passing any easier.

  3. Bwana:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. For all the years we have known each other, I am sory I never got to meet the good doctor. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.


  4. Every comment here is about Bwana except James Young’s. James Young’s comment is about James Young (AIAW has a reference to her own folks, but it really is about Bwana. JY’s comment is really about James.)

  5. Bwana,

    I just read about your loss. I hope you and your family are doing well. We’ll say prayers for all of you here in our home.

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