Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by HoustonSucks, Apr 4, 2013.
My condolences and prayers for your family.
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Cowboys whom he cherished to the end. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to know he loved the Cowboys through it all to the very end.
With a little help from Mr Lincoln
Sorry for your loss, HS.
Sorry to hear about your loss... My prayers are with you and your family
So sorry to hear about your dad HS. I haven't seen you around in a while. Just know that if you and your dad had a tradition of watching the Cowboys every week, he would want you to continue doing that. Your dad will now have the best seat at every Cowboys game. He'll be sitting between God and Tom Landry. You're in my prayers.....
My condolences to you and your family. I hope your Dad and my Grandpa will enjoy watching the games together from heaven, along with Coach Landry.
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you & your family.
Condolences on your loss, hope the team can give him a good gift this year.
Back when my Dad passed in the mid-90's..he and I had the same type relationship. He had introduced me to being a pro football fan back in '63 with the Cowboys. He had grown up being a Washington Redskins fan and Jints fan in the 50's.
So when the Cowboys came to town..he was one of the first to buy season tickets down at the Cotton Bowl. He had missed following his teams. I was only about 10 years old then. But me and my two brothers would go with him and Mom each Sunday.
It was an obsession over the years, especially when they began to win after '65. Very few here remember that Dallas was a vilified city because of the Kennedy Assassination in '63 and the Cowboys successes became a new identity for the whole area. And Dad was always sickened by that shooting and what it did to Dallas.
So being a Cowboys fan meant more than just being a football nut. You were a winner who had came back from enormous adversity to successes, too.
So it was with great sorrow when my father had a stroke and was hospitalized. It was the year that Emmitt Smith was holding out and the Cowboys lost the first two games of the year, I believe. Anyway, they were really struggling. That Fall, all Dad spoke about was when was Emmitt going to return and when were the Cowboys going to get things going again.
He wouldn't talk about himself or what was going on..he had me sit next to him in the bed and read him the latest news on the team and Emmitt. Finally as the weeks went by, Emmitt signed and returned and the Cowboys started winning again.
But Dad didn't make it. He had another series of strokes while recovering and we lost him. He left on a Saturday afternoon and I was planning on going to the hospital on Sunday to watch the game with him. But we never watched that game together.
In fact, I couldn't watch the Cowboys the rest of the season that year. It wasn't the same without Dad.
So you are not alone, my friend. You are not alone. You are never alone.
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for your loss. My Dad passed the Cowboys on to me (He was a Packer fan until the Ice Bowl and that game and Tom Landry changed him) and I passed the Cowboys to my son. Two things the three of us all share, our name and the Cowboys. Again, I'm sorry for the loss of your father.
Sorry to hear about your dad.I too grew up watching the Cowboys with my dad,and still do.I couldn't imagine what it would be like without him.
Redball, great post and I'm glad you shared. This encouraged me as well and not just the person you were aiming for. Thanks for sharing!
I'm sorry for your loss buddy... God bless you and your family! Time heals all things, it will be tough so cry if you have to and smile too, he'd want that more than anything!
I'm sorry for your loss, my mother passed in 2010. I converted her into a Cowboys fan back in the 70s. She loved Roger, Troy and especially Emmitt.
Even though we lived 700 miles apart the last twelve years she was still with us, we talked about every Cowboys game. If she couldn't watch it, she would ask me how they played, etc. If it was a bad game, she knew to wait until the next day to call and talk about it because I was probably simmering after it. Still living in NJ, she hated the Eagles. The last season she was with us was 2009 and she loved that we swept the Eagles and knocked them out of the playoffs. Even at 83 with her health failing, it lifted her up.
I love my 'Boys but in my case, football season hasn't been quite the same since. It might be a bit different for a grown man to have that favorite team bond with his mother but it just happened.
Rest in peace to your father HS and prayers to you and yours. Our loved ones will still be watching our 'Boys with us, just not as closely as we would like.
Sorry for your loss
So Sorry for your loss. It would have been nice for him to see our next Super bowl win, but maybe he will, anyway.