Do I Pack for My Dad’s Funeral?

14 thoughts on “Do I Pack for My Dad’s Funeral?”

  1. Love to read your stories. It has to give you some comfort to be able to relieve some of the stress by putting your thoughts down on paper. Very theraputic. I enjoy reading them.

    1. Thank you. It does. It’s hard to find the time and focus (and the energy), with having kids and all; but at the end of the day, if I’ve written, I always feel better, no matter what it is. No matter if I post it on here or if it sits in a notebook in my workshop.

  2. I remember driving down for family night, and I believe we stood in line for almost two hours! Your dad and your family are so loved. Keep on writin’

    1. Thanks Whitney. It was quite the line at family night. Thank you for being one of the many who made it that way. I remember looking out, seeing the swarm of people wrapped out of one room to the next, thinking, wow, was my dad a secret celebrity or something?

  3. Jeff,
    Such an awesome read. I still have to laugh when I think about Daddy’s shoes falling apart being they were the same ones he wore in the 70’s.

  4. Jeff, Great story!!! The part about my Dad was heart warming 🙂 I am going to have him read this.

    1. Thanks for reading Sara. I sat down many times to write your dad a thank you card for that. I didn’t because I never could think of a manly way to say, “Thank you for the hug.” Ha. But it has always stuck with me and I really saw your dad differently after that. Not that I ever felt ill feelings for your dad before. Nothing like that. It was simply that he did that. He had no real reason to stop. He just did. And it was a gesture I will always remember.

  5. Moxie is so cute!!! Its awesome how you have decided to celebrate her life and your dads, instead of his death. That was just a part of your life, he was there for so much more. Im sure he IS still with you.

    1. Yeah, she’s awesome. I love that dog. Coincidence or not with the day, it’s just appropriate with my dad. He loved his dog. He loved pets in general. He’s the only person I’ve ever seen have a cat follow him wherever he went. Store. Post office. Gas station. Cat on his heels.

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