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Monday, August 6, 2012

Reunions



Since my dad is visiting from Florida I’ve been driving him around to his old haunts. He’s connected with a lot of his old friends. Dad’s having a blast. One of his childhood friends is coming over in the morning for coffee.

Dad was buddies with a Russian Orthodox monk, which is a bit odd as dad is not of that faith. No matter, they really enjoyed each other’s company. As luck would have it, after being posted all over the world, the monk is back in dad’s home town. They were like a couple of kids when they got back together.

Using the Internet, I was able to locate one of his old Florida friends who now lives in the state next door, Vermont. Dad surprised him with a visit.

My father had a mini-stroke a year ago. He feels fine now, is getting treatment, and everything is under control. There were a few holes in his memory. This trip has filled in a lot of the holes. Just driving around town has brought back memories he didn’t know he had.

We’ve been spending our evenings talking. He’s told me stories of his youth that he’s never told me before. I guess a lot of things have been stirred up.

I’m having a good time myself.

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. It is a great that your Dad is having such a good time. I am sure your help has intensified it.

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    1. Just had his childhood buddy over for coffee and donuts.

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  2. Sounds like the two of you are having an great time. Nothing like meeting with boyhood friends to rekindle old memories, the years slip back and you instantly feel younger again.

    You are an awesome son for taking care of you Dad like that. I'm sure he appreciates the effort a lot.

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    1. Dad and I always got along. We have fun.

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  3. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)August 7, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Life sure is funny! When you are young, your Dad always tried to make happy - Now you make sure your Dad is happy. It's a great way to show your love. Enjoy the great times together!

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    1. Life is unpredictable so you've got to make the most of each day.

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  4. Sixbears,I am glad your Dad is doing well! Sounds like you to are having a great time. Enjoy Bro!

    China
    III

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  5. Six bears,
    Treasure every second with your Dad. I lost mine at 66 without warning. If I could have a DO-OVER.

    Enjoy your blog.

    Nightshift

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    1. Sorry for your loss. Dad turns 77 today.

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  6. Write that stuff down for the grandkids. Someday, they'll be glad you did.

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    1. I've been doing that, but on a haphazard basis. Better get serious about it soon. Thanks.

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