KBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
June 9th, 1989... I was five, and woke up early to say bye to him before he left for work. Little did I know that was the last time I would see him alive. I still remember when my mom got the phone call that he had been killed... My older sisters were both home from college, and I could not understand why they were all crying. The next thing I remember was our pastor's wife getting me out of the house, and going with her to get my youngest sister (1.5 years older than me) from school, and keeping us away from the house. I look back at it now, and think that it was one of the best things that anyone had ever done for me... There were over three thousand people at his funeral, he had a big impact on every one he met...
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
I saw my Dad and entire family on Thanksgiving Weekend and will probably
See him again before the year is over. I will be connecting in Chicago
when I fly to Pakistan in Jan 2 so I will definetly see him then.
AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
March 28, 1978. Still remember that. He died in a car accident later that day.
Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 19): Yesterday--he and my mom came out to a jazz show I was playing.
My wife and I are already planning on doing everything possible to have our brood WANT to see us continuously. We even discussed the fact that we would LOVE to have our grandchildren hang out with us often.
BTW, our oldest child is not even 7, but we like to think (far) ahead.
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
Last Saturday, and most weekends. The gramps have the kids for a few hours and entertain them (or vice versa) while mum and dad do other stuff around the house, shopping, diy, all the other mundane stuff best done without kids around. They live quite close by and love their weekly grandchildren fix.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 20): My wife and I are already planning on doing everything possible to have our brood WANT to see us continuously. We even discussed the fact that we would LOVE to have our grandchildren hang out with us often.
If you parent them right, which I'm sure you will, your kids will want to see you. I like coming home from University every so often and seeing my parents, and don't mind a bit living with them in the summers, or in a few weeks seeing as I'm done University then. When I was younger my dad was a hard ass, so was my mother, but as I got older and showed some responsibility our relationships changed, they're somewhat like good friends and parents at the same time. If I'm bored with nothing to do I'll ask them if they want to go do something...
And I also like hanging out with my remaining grandfather, we go to baseball games once a week in the summer normally, with my dad (his son-in-law) and just have a good time, a couple of frosty cold ones and a ball game with family, a great afternoon. And my mom and I have a weekly game of golf in the summers, maybe not normal for someone my age, but I don't care.
: I have to dote on the old man. Mom and Dad are my best friends in the world. They are the sole reason for my successes. They flew in over Thanksgiving
: That is excellent to hear. Certainly would love to have that as I grow older. BTW, don't care what people think about your relationship with your mom
: Shortly before midnight on May 27th as I said goodnight to him and went home from the hospital. 1½ hour later, I got a call to rush back & arrived sh
: 10 DEC 2001 Requiescat in pace Clear blue skies and gin clear waters old man...