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When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:12 pm

Firstly, kudos and mana to whoever can tell me which play that line is a quote from

and

Secondly....when DID you last see your Father?

Last saw mine on October 30th this year....first time in 3.5 years!

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:21 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
Firstly, kudos and mana to whoever can tell me which play that line is a quote from

Isn't that the name of a play?

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
Secondly....when DID you last see your Father?

1990 or thereabouts.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:26 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Isn't that the name of a play?

Could be, it is a book and a painting (see below) but it is one of only two lines I can remember from the play in question.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:26 pm

Last week when I drove him to the airport. He was going to PDX to teach some classes. Will be back this weekend.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:27 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
when DID you last see your Father?

About a fortnight ago, just as miserable as ever.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:28 pm

4/12/04
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:34 pm

Back during the Canadian Thanksgiving. Although we talk most days, we have to figure out what sports teams to bet on for the night...
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:35 pm

A week ago when he came to town for a business meeting.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:36 pm

When he came to NGO for a visit a couple months back.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:39 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 2):
it is a book and a painting

Oh! Little Lord Fauntleroy.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:46 pm

Christmas Day, 2003. Also the first time I'd seen him in close to ten years.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:55 pm

I think I last saw my dad on my birthday which was in October. Shocking considering they only live 15km from me! I will see him on Friday though as I have to take my folks to the airport.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:58 pm

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...

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:02 pm

The day of his funeral about four years ago  frown 
 
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Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:11 pm

Back in August, but I'm visiting him this January!
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:17 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
when DID you last see your Father?

About 3 minutes ago..as he was coming out of the bathroom (I'm home for the holidays..)

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 13):
The day of his funeral about four years ago

Ohh...Sorry to hear that dude  Sad .
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:23 pm

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.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:31 pm

Last night...had dinner with the folks.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:34 pm

In the past 20 years I saw him twice... On the funeral of my grandmother and on the wedding of my brother... That was in August 2006...

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:03 pm

Yesterday--he and my mom came out to a jazz show I was playing.

Kinda cool that they still do that.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:15 pm

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.

That's cool.

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.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:52 pm

Never since He passed away on 8th November 1997 & for 6 years thereafter Everything went wrong for me,until I learnt things.
Damn.......I still have lots of great memories.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:16 pm

November 22, a few weeks ago. I see him for a few days, every six weeks or so.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:27 pm

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.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:34 pm

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.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:39 pm

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 and stayed at the new house for two weeks!!! ??

OGG, Sept 2006.


Thanksgiving 2006.


DCA, June 2006.
Dad, my twin, Mom, and, crazy old WW2 fighter pilot Grandfather.


No cracks about Mom, or I kill you all. ??

[Edited 2006-12-12 10:40:55]
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:41 pm

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 24):

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. After many years of a disappointing relationship between us siblings and my mother, a vast improvement of it has made us all happier. Lucky you don't have to witness the hell that a bad relationship with your parents can bring.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:42 pm

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 shortly before he passed away at the age of only 55  crying 
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:57 pm

10 DEC 2001

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:30 pm

R.I.P.
It's about 30 years ago.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:33 pm

I last saw my dad on February 2nd, we were parting ways in central Dublin. I was gonna take the shuttle bus out to the airport to fly back home, and he couldn't be bothered with rush hour traffic, so he decided to drop me off at the bus stop instead of driving me to the airport. Good old dad.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:50 pm

September 5th 2006, London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3. He drove me from Devon to LHR to catch my flight to Sydney, Australia, where I am at the moment and will be until early April 2007. This is the longest amount of time I have not seen either parent, Dad went to the Falklands for 4 months while he was in the RAF when I was little.

We actually had a good day, we left Devon at lunch time (my flight was at 2230) and we went to Brooklands museum, Weybridge, Surrey. I took him to show him what work I had done on Concorde G-BBDG during the restoration, and he showed me some of the things he had worked on, such as the Harrier. We then went to have food at my friends restaurant in the middle of Weybridge, before heading over to Heathrow to sit in Terminal 3. We ended up watching Wales v Brazil on the TV in T3.

Since I have been in Sydney, I have spoken to my parents numerous times on MSN and Skype, so I have "seen" them this week, but I presume the title means When I last saw him in person.....
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:29 pm

Sunday after Thanksgiving this year. I'll see him, (and Mom) again this Friday, as they are picking my son up from school in Waynesboro, and I'm going to Richmond to pick him up from their house.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:47 pm

About an hour ago  Wink

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:53 pm

February 1988 for the first and last time ever.He and my mother split when I was 6 months old. I found him after searching for ages and sending a letter to the DHSS who passed it on.

He was drunk when I met him and he really didn't impress me much. Sadly he died before I could see him again or meet the rest of my extended family and now I have completely lost touch with them. I keep meaning to go to Keighley and see if I can look them up but so far I haven't managed it.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:03 pm

Yesterday afternoon in his office, I had to pick up a few bottles of wine to bring them to one of his customers as a Christmas present.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
Secondly....when DID you last see your Father

Thanksgiving. He's 80 and still going strong. I can only hope to be that active when I'm that age.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:09 pm

He took me to LAX Sunday night after Thanksgiving. I should see him, and my mom, on Monday.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 34):
February 1988 for the first and last time ever.He and my mother split when I was 6 months old. I found him after searching for ages and sending a letter to the DHSS who passed it on.

That's a bit of a sad story, shame he didn't meet expectations when you met him. I'm like you in that I probably have another family out there somewhere, it'd be interesting to find them yet it scares me half to death so it puts me off!
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:35 pm

I last saw Dad alive (at 72) the night of May 30, 1995. Early the morning of the 31st, while I was still deeply asleep, my distraught Mom burst into my room and shook me awake, and we went down the upstairs hall to a back, spare bedroom, to find Dad sprawled across the bed, apparently dead, and mouth agape. We surmise that since Dad apparently knew his time was near that night, he had decided to go to the spare bedroom to spare Mom seeing him die in the master bedroom. (Dad had been in failing health for the last 10 years, from COPD, emphysema, and heart failure). His death was listed as heart attack by the attending doctor at the hospital who pronounced his death at 3am that morning. He had apparently already died in the spare bedroom by the time we reached him.

His funeral days later was well attended by a crowd: All of us 10 children whom Mom and Dad adopted with special needs, their families, extended family, friends, former Magnavox coworkers, church friends, etc. Two older sisters (singing) and I (on piano) did the music, while an older brother did the eulogy. The weirdest thing happened at the rain-soaked graveside committal service: Mom, sitting next to me under the green tent, as rain fell heavily on it, leaned over to me and whispered to me that the rain "reminded her so much of when we go camping, it ALWAYS rains on us"!

Dad left behind a living legacy: All of us 10 children, who had special needs, were adopted by Mom and Dad when our own families did not want us after birth. Each one of us is involved in making our own mark in the world. For example, I am now over here in England, studying at King's College London, pursuing a career in craniofacial medical research. I wonder if Dad can see us from heaven, pursuing our unique lives?

Dad and I were very close from the time I came to the family at age 3 in 1978.
In fact, it was his idea (he was a lay Franciscan) to name me and baptise me after St. Francis of Assisi. All throughout my childhood, he drove me across 2 states (from Fort Wayne, IN-St. Louis, MO) 2 or 3 times a year for my surgeries in St. Louis, and stayed there with me, while Mom stayed at home to care for the rest of the kids. Later, as I was in high school and my first year of college, he would drive me every day to Fort Wayne from our little country town to school (50 miles r/t, twice a day). I wonder if he can see me now from heaven, doing what I'm doing here in London!

Mom is still alive--spry and healthy in her 80s now (just as spry as the Queen of England, whom I met recently!). She and I are very close, and I am going to surprise her this weekend when I go home for Christmas from London! She wants to come over to visit me here in London. Dad had always wanted to bring her over to England (where he served in World War II), but never got to.

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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:41 pm

Last time I saw dad.... Bout 7 hours ago before I went to bed... Wont see him til about 8-9pm tonight... I hate work.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 pm

That was years ago, before I sent him to the moon!
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
when DID you last see your Father?

About an hour ago..  Smile

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 35):
I had to pick up a few bottles of wine to bring them to one of his customers as a Christmas present.

Did the present make it to the Customer?
Or did you take them home?  Wink



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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:05 am

6/16/81, as I boarded the California Zephyr in Oakland, CA bound for Denver. Had been in CA for my sister's highshool graduation. Said "talk to you soon, Dad..I love you". he was dead 2 months later.


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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:30 am

September 25th, this year, as the wife and I were leaving England after two weeks visiting them.

My dad is a good man these days. He made his mistakes in the past - he used to be an angry guy, he cheated on my mum, and he said some pretty cruel things to my sister when we were younger - but 20 years later, after a near-fatal heart attack (he was dead for 4 minutes and has some crazy shit to say about "where" he was during those 4 minutes), surviving prostate cancer, and overcoming a kidney complaint, he is a different man. He found a faith after his heart attack, and has become a generous, forgiving, kind, thoughtful man, and we have an incredibly strong relationship now.

My step dad is the polar opposite. Was once a nice guy, now is a complete bastard. I don't remember the last time I saw him (probably some time in 2001 I think), and I don't much care.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:41 am

September 7th, 1975. He left for work early the next day, before my sister and I woke up for school and was shot at his office.
 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:45 am

Saw my dad last around 3 weeks ago at my uncles funeral,

Ill be visiting him in Spain next month  Smile
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:45 am

Summer of 1950 at his funeral. It's been five years this week since I've visited his grave but I will go there in a week or two.

Only recently acquired a photo of him. Just a few years after he died we lost everything we owned in a fire. This included all pictures of him.

There are several pictures of his grave on half a dozen different websites and it appeared in the background in one major Hollywood movie. Sort of like visiting him.
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:00 am

I saw my dad an hour ago ... jaja  conehead 
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RE: When Did You Last See Your Father?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:22 am

Last Sunday morning.

Sunday evening late I got back from a weekend in the UK. Peter - my brother - got hold of the wrong end of the stick. He was under the impression that before Christmas Pa might succumb to acute kidney failure. Pa had just returned from a visit to a doctor who wasn't aware of his kidney problem. The said doctor jumped out of his skin when he saw the results of the blood test. I can imagine Father's rather blasé reaction.

This misunderstanding, coupled with two telephone conversations with a slightly vague and dotty Mum - she has good days and not so good days - had me purchasing a new dark grey suit and black shoes and driving a 700 mile round trip to bid Pa a fond farewell. Not necessary. Sure, his kidneys are not firing on all cylinders any more, and haven't been for the past fifteen years, but he is not about to pop his clogs just yet. He has more problems with insomnia than he does with his kidneys.

Saturday afternoon saw him clearing three large bags of rubbish from the garden. Mum and I were out. Pa will turn 85 on Christmas Eve !!

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