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Yes, sorry for any confusion, my father passed away on January 16th and the service was held this past Monday January 26th where I read the above passage I authored and let me tell you it was damn hard to get through it without completely losing it.
Ken,

We learn so much from our fathers and yet it is never enough. I lost my father to MS 5 years ago. He was only 62. I will never know some of his best stories. So, be thankful for your time with your father and always remember to be the best father you can be and share all of your stories with your kids as often as you can.

God Bless! My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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My condolences about your loss. Your father indeed was a great dad and successfully passed on his passions, learnings and love to his children in whom he is living on.
 

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My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the great memories that you have help sustain you.

Like your dad, mine was a car guy too. Sadly, he only got to enjoy 2 mo of retirement as he had a heart attack and passed at 65. I was only 27. At the time, his next door neighbors had a 4 yr old and she noticed dad wasn't around and she'd ask her mom 'where's Dale?'. Her mom said 'he's in heaven'. Death is a hard concept for children so she asked several more times over a period of days and her mom always gave the same answer. When it made sense, the little girl then asked, 'is he fixing God's cars now?'.

From the mouth of babes came the most soothing words. I'm teary now as I type this and it was 28 yrs ago.
 

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my condolences..

i am glad that he tough you well to be a father. and i am sure that his legacy as a car enthusiast will live on to your children..

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Sorry for your loss Ken, they say you can measure someone's success by his/her legacy, and you are a big part of this legacy Ken. keep it up bro.
 

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Ken.....condolences and a thank you for sharing. I saw some of my Dad in your eulogy. My Dad loved to fly, taught me to fly and all I have come to know and appreciate about owning and working on cars. A slightly different view but perhaps fitting if you would indulge me just a bit to share. A couple years back, my son (he is 31) and I were standing at the end of the long downhill at Road Atlanta during the Petit.............he turned to me, smiled and said, 'Ya know Dad, we are making memories'. He then added, I cannot wait for you, me and my son to do this together when he gets a bit older...........
 

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Ken, Sorry to hear about your loss. I think it's great that you were able to spend some time with your Dad before he passed. Just keep in mind that it does get a little easier over time. It may not seem like it but it does.

RIP
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Sorry for your loss, K-Man, but thank you for your excellent public post. Your dad's spirit will help you later on sometime when the chips are down. Trust me on this one!

All the best to you and your family.

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Ken - condolences again.

Here's the clock. (My dad passed away January 17th, 2015 at 11:12 pm)

You know what it means

I tried to get it off the wall... GD Soviet technology! I'll get it yet!

Miss ya dad... He protected us all from WW III

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Hi Ken,

I am sorry for your loss. I too lost my Dad a few years back. It's difficult. All the best to you and your family.
 

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Ken. The tribute to your dad is very touching and makes for leaky eyes. Thank you for sharing. He raised a wonderful son. I'm so sorry you lost him. I lost my dad in 1980 while I was far from home chasing dreams (was a gigging musician back then). It remains one of my great regrets that I wasn't able to spend quality time with him before he left this world. :cry:
 

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Ken, Very sorry for your loss but glad that your memories of him are so great. May they be a real comfort to you as you remember him, I am sure you made him proud.
 

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Ken, I'm so sorry to read about your dad's passing. I'm sure that he was proud of you and all your accomplishments, and doubly proud of his grandchildren. I'm also sure he saw a bit of himself in you, as a father to your children. You and your children are his living legacy. May he rest in peace, and may your heartache gradually subside. His work here on earth was complete, and a mighty fine job he did!


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Discussion Starter #37
In this one of many possible worlds,
All for the best or some bizarre test?
It is what it is and whatever,
Time is still the infinite jest

The arrow flies when you dream,
The hours tick away,
The cells tick away

The Watchmaker keeps to his schemes,
The hours tick away, they tick away

The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
So hard to earn so easily burned
The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
So hard to earn so easily burned

In the fullness of time,
A garden to nurture and protect

In the rise and the set of the sun,
'Til the stars go spinning,
Spinning 'round the night
Oh, it is what it is, and forever
Each moment a memory in flight

The arrow flies while you breathe,
The hours tick away,
The cells tick away,

The Watchmaker has time up his sleeve,
The hours tick away, they tick away

The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
So hard to earn so easily burned

In the fullness of time,
A garden to nurture and protect
(It's a measure of a life)

The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
The way you live, the gifts that you give

In the fullness of time,
It's the only return that you expect

The future disappears into memory
With only a moment between.
Forever dwells in that moment,
Hope is what remains to be seen.
Forever dwells in that moment,
Hope is what remains to be seen.

In the fullness of time,
A garden to nurture and protect
(It's a measure of a life)

 
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