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Forum topic by Allison posted 06-01-2009 07:32 AM 2660 views 0 times favorited 77 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2009 07:32 AM

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My “Daddy” died yesterday afternoon. Kind of an odd thing for me to post I know, but anyone that has “followed” me on Lumberjocks knows I wrote of him all the time. It’s his backyard that I was turned on to Apricot wood and have written about that wood here quite a bit. Along with his Lemon tree and Pomegranate tree and the beautiful wood from that. Several of my projects were made from these woods.
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I made a “Manure Occureth” sign for him and wrote the story about it here. It’s sort of funny too as I was so worried I would get into trouble here on LJ’S for posting the words “Manure Occureth” I have to laugh now thinking about how I tip-toed around on that one. LOL!!!

Along with a frame for my Moms picture in the military here
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And there was the “Grinning Gator” for my daddy here.
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What I am getting at is my Daddy always had a way with his jokes and humor, and a way of encouraging me to”think outside of the box.”
Thanks for letting me share this personal news with you all.

Along with his death goes the house I grew up in my entire life. I am actually going to miss that also. There will be no more reason for me to ever go back to the town I grew up in and the whole thing is so terribly sad for me. I realize death is a part of life, and I will get through this. I also know I have a long and emotional road to travel this next week

I had always told him about LJ’s and showed him a couple times when I was down there visiting the projects I made that are in his house or out front of his house etc. He always got such a kick out of it.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 07:37 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. There are a lot of ups and downs coming your way as you deal with the absence of a significant influence in your life. Only time will allow you to revel in the joy and inspiration he brought to your life without the emptiness weighing down on you. But that time will come.

I’m sure you will find great support here on LJ since behind all the bark there is a lot of heartwood.

Best wishes

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 07:48 AM


Sorry for your loss. Keep your head up and continue on is all we can do. The loss you feel will become easier with time but will never go away. It becomes fond memories and stories told. All things to keep in your heart and share with others. Glad to know he was a special person in your life.

We at LJ’s all feel for you.

You are in our prayers.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 07:52 AM

Sorry for your loss Allison, our thought are with you.


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 07:55 AM

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 08:01 AM

Allison, I am truly sorry for your loss, and offer my condolenses. It will be a tough road from time to time now, and when you remember his death, remember all the good times, all the things you admired about him, and cherish everything he has given you. When you remember these things look up and smile, knowing he is looking down smiling at you.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 08:02 AM

So sorry Allison. It will be hard, but thinking of the good things does help. Keep your chin up, we will all be thinking of you.

-- Robin, California

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 08:20 AM

To lose a loved one is sad, but from reading about the warm and wonderful relationship you had with your father, I am not as sad for you as I am happy that you enjoyed his love and humor. I sense that you have enjoyed his company and teachings and that you will be able to cherish those many moments for the rest of your life. I wish you well and hope you will be at peace with the love that is still within you. You are fortunate to have had such a wonderful father and he would want you to be happy and to grow and learn and experience new adventures. After you shed your tears, remember to smile because you know he loved you.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 08:20 AM

I lost my father some years back I was close to him so I know the pain, the missing never fades but the pain will in time. I believe my father has not left me but is still with me every day watching and caring just on a different level

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 08:36 AM

I do not know if your a praying person….but I am, and you and your family will be in my prayers during this time of sorrow. I have no idea how you are feeling, and can only imagine the feelings you are having right now. Just remember….you have friends here to talk to if it is ever needed….day or night !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 06-01-2009 09:48 AM

Allison, very saddened to the news of your Dad passing. You were obviosly very close to him. We will keep you in our thoughts.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-01-2009 10:36 AM

Allison, I am very sorry for your loss.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 06-01-2009 11:38 AM

My sincerest condolences on your loss. I’m sure “Dad” is looking down upon you and grinning like the “Gator”, knowing you loved him and that he did a fine job of raising his daughter.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#13 posted 06-01-2009 12:23 PM

Allison, I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You are a strong person and will obviously get through this but it does hurt to lose a parent. I can only offer you and your family my deepest and most profound sympathies as you deal with this loss. But, as others have said, you were deeply loved by your father and, hopefully focusing on this anchor will enable you to deal with this loss.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 06-01-2009 12:33 PM

Allison….My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. As others have already said, it is not easy, but the loving memories you have of him will help as time goes by.

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#15 posted 06-01-2009 12:34 PM

I terribly sorry to hear about you loss. As others have said on here only time will fade the pain. I lost my father, mother and youngest brother in the space of a couple of years. I still feel sad sometimes when I think of them but mostly I remember the good times and smile. Keep you head up. I will be praying for you and your family.

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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