I thank you all for your heartfelt thoughts...Dad said it was like waiting in line at a grocery store..well I guess he finally got to check out
surprisingly I am not sad not one little bit, Dad had a good life and I got to talk to him before he went...I mean how great is that, most folks just don't get that opportunity so I consider myself quite fortunate and because I knew well in advance I got to say all that I wanted to say. 87 or close to that isn't bad and Dad would have hated being in a nursing home and was blessed to have general good health both physical and mental and so he was able to stay at home where he was able to die with the dignity he had lived his life with...another blessing.
Dad was my hero and a WWII hero who was blessed with that oh so uncommon common sense...a son couldn't ask for better just wished I could have been a bit more like him in some areas.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair....Bertrand Russell