My Father Died
My Dad died yesterday. He was one of those guys who has been dying for the last twelve or fifteen years. Yesterday however, Walter Eugene did die.
He had been a artist before he went away to World War II. Then he spent something like three years in combat. He received two purple hearts and a bronze star for his valor. Then he returned to the states and worked at a department store for the next forty years.
He did not want to have a wake or funeral or have "any fuss" made over his death. My mother told me that he did not think there was anyone left who would remember him. And anyway if someone did remember him he wasn't sure he would want them at his funeral. We are not big on feeling emotions in my family.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thursday Morning Gratitude
Hillary and I are driving down to see Candy and go to a noon meeting with her
Hillary and Candy are two of my favorite people
My home group meets tonight
I get to go camping this weekend
School seems to be going fairly well for Sam (thank you for the prayers)
Concerta and the change it is making in Sam's life
Other people's opinions of me are none of my business
It is once again time for the happy dance picture! Why? Because, school starts today!! I had a great summer with Sam but, it will be wonderful to get back to the adult world. At least that is what I keep telling myself.
And if you wouldn't mind, keep Sam in your prayers today. He had such a rough go in Second Grade, I just pray that Third Grade will be better.
This morning a woman showed up at the 10:00 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting rip-roaring drunk and on a crying jag about everyone else's behavior. You know, we have all been there, she drank because her boyfriend did this and her boss did that.
My friend Ritchie, who works as a chemical dependency counselor, tried to talk her into going to detox. Actually a number of us tried to talk her into going into detox but, she was having no part of it. She seemed to think the world would cease to function if she wasn't busy running it. Oh yeah, been there done that.
Today, I am grateful that I was not the one drunk. I am also grateful that I no longer have to run the world.