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Post: # 47601Post paradox
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:03 pm

Sorry i havent been around of late.
My dad passed away two weeks ago today due to a sudden heart attack.
He was one of the fittest men i knew and had only just turned 52 at new year.
As you can imagine things have been quite difficult of late and his passing has left a very big hole in my and many others lifes.
My dad owned woodland and taught me many crafts and passed on a lot of knowledge he will be sorely missed but i aim to continue learning crafts/skills and pass them onto my daughter.


To the person i still owe a secret santa present to i am very sorry i havent sent you anything yet and i do intend to honour my promise but if you could wqait a small while longer i would be greatfull as so many things need sorting at the moment i havent even time to get out into the garden.

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Post: # 47602Post red
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:31 pm

sorry to hear of your loss
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Post: # 47608Post Chickpea
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:04 pm

I'm so sorry, Paradox. What a terrible shock.

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Post: # 47609Post Martin
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:38 pm

rotten news! - I think passing his skills on would be a fine tribute to his memory!
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Post: # 47610Post Shirley
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:05 pm

Really sorry to hear your sad news. I too think that passing on those skills is a fitting tribute to his memory.
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Post: # 47611Post pskipper
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:11 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss, I agree with Shirlz and Martin in passing on the skills they become a legacy and a means to remember him by.

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Post: # 47613Post Milims
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:28 pm

I truly believe that people really only die if they are forgotten about, if we think of them often, speak of them fondly and share what they taught us with others they are never far away or truly lost to us.
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Post: # 47619Post Paddy's mum
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:22 pm

The novelist Elizabeth Goudge once wrote about love surviving death. In essence she illustrated it this way:-

A professional sailor in days of old leaves his beloved wife and adored children and sails away on what may be a long voyage. He loves them deeply, they love him equally.

Two days out of port, he dies in a tragic accident and the ship cannot return to home port. His wife and family continue to think of him, write to him, pray for his wellbeing, and love him. Only we know that he is not there to receive the love.

Is, then, the love dead?

I think not - I believe that love survives death and would most heartily agree with Milims that love only dies if the loved one is forgotten.

My condolences in your grief and loss.

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Post: # 47621Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:37 pm

Don't worry about the secret santa, we will sort something out between us on here for the recipient - Shirley, did you have something in mind a while ago, if not I have something.

(can you pm who it was again though)

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Post: # 47629Post red
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:51 pm

Milims wrote:I truly believe that people really only die if they are forgotten about,
yes I think this too. and the memories can be helped along by lots of things. I have my grandfathers gardening tools - he was a serious allotmenteer - and I always smile and think of him when i get his sharp old spade out. and how he would be telling me how I am doing it all wrong.
memories.. and passed on skills..
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Post: # 47641Post Wombat
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:28 am

Yep, agree with what the others have said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Post: # 47671Post Millymollymandy
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:46 pm

I'm sorry to hear the sad news.

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Post: # 47685Post paradox
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:06 pm

Thanks for all your kind words they mean a lot to me.
Im struggling coping with most things at the moment but i will pop in on here as often as i can to keep up with whats going on.
Im trying to stay positive but its very hard.

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Post: # 47994Post Altica
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:08 pm

Best wishes to you and your family, I'm so sorry to hear the news

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