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Had a traditional Irish Wake for my Dad

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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We had my Dad's funeral on Friday. He knew a lot of people...the church was packed. There were 50 cars in the procession after the hertz and the 3 immediate family cars. He had a police escort and we stopped traffic in our town. It was so amazing how he had touched so many lives and never boasted about even knowing most of the people. At  the grave site, one of my brothers broke into the most beautiful Irish song. I lost it...he kept it together . It was amazing. Yesterday, as per Dad's request and funded by Dad, we had an Irish wake (A celebration of life) It was great to hear stories. Cry, laugh, joke and toast Dad. There was also a bag piper. What a wonderful, warm send off. My Dad would have been proud and honored.

A statement he always made, especially when playing sports in his younger years....

    I never lost the game....I just ran out of time      (As in his life !  )           I love you, Dad!

 

To all of my wonderful sisters here, thank you so much for your hugs and sympathy. It really touched me and will go a long way!  Hugs to all of you!

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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 Wow! What a beautiful post.. I am sorry for your loss and sounds like he was honored with love ones and friends.

 

cuteoverload
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:52 AM

 IN REMEMBERANCE OF YOUR DAD

hugs

maryg38
by Sweet Mary <3 on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:57 AM
HUGS!!!
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keljo05
by Kelly on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM

what an amazing tribute to an amazing man. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad you had an amazing way to remember and say goodbye (((hug)))

RubyQ
by Gold sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

What a beautiful post! I will remember that saying. It's a keeper!

sewalive
by Sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

 


Quoting dana63:

 Wow! What a beautiful post.. I am sorry for your loss and sounds like he was honored with love ones and friends.

 

Thanks for your thoughts

 

sewalive
by Sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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Quoting RubyQ:

What a beautiful post! I will remember that saying. It's a keeper!


 thank you!

sewalive
by Sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

 


Quoting cuteoverload:

 IN REMEMBERANCE OF YOUR DAD

hugs


 Thank you

sewalive
by Sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

 


Quoting keljo05:

what an amazing tribute to an amazing man. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad you had an amazing way to remember and say goodbye (((hug)))


 Thank you

sewalive
by Sister on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

 


Quoting maryg38:

HUGS!!!


 thanks

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