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Why Now?! ( still grieving)

I woke up this morning with dad on my mind. Maybe it’s the planning of the memorial ride in May that has him so close to the surface.  I really wish I had not gone into the hospital room and seen him that way. No matter what memory I have of him now, that vision… Read more »

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Dad’s Memorial Tattoo (1st Session)

Chris at Eternal Expression Tattoos worked very hard on making this the perfect tribute to my Dad for me. Two weeks we talked back and forth through Facebook Messenger and phone calls. Each time he sent me a copy of the change, I sent it to my brother, Bert. We would talk about it and I… Read more »

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Memorial Tattoo Design for Dad 

  I have been working with a tattoo artist to design a memorial tattoo for dad. Everything in the tattoo represents something of his life or my relationship with him.     Statue of Liberty: I believe dad had been to the Statue of Liberty before we went on our big cross-country trip in 2010…. Read more »

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Loosing Dad (Your not supposed to be gone yet!)

At the age of 72 my Dad was still riding his motorcycle. He could not ride all the way across country any more because of his health, but he still rode the Eastern side of the US. The last week of July was supposed to be my yearly motorcycle vacation. This year was going to… Read more »

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Memorial Video for Dad

Here is the Memorial video I made for my Dad. Creating this video helped me remember some really great memories I had with him. It was really hard to narrow it down to these few and I probably put more in there than I should have. Though there were tears as I picked each photo and… Read more »

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I MUST get rid of this CRAP! (Is This Part of Grief?)

Do you ever think about all the crap you have hidden away in your house that someone is going to have to deal with if something happens to you? The clothes you have outgrown, the boxes you didn’t get around to unpacking the last time you moved, the keepsakes that you bought on a trip… Read more »