Black Friday Two for One Special

"Care to join me for a hike?" Dennis Gobets 2009. Since Thanksgiving is not anchored to any particular date the anniversary of my dad's death seems to fall on two days some years.  This year is one of them. Black Friday is always the hardest for me.  Since he technically passed on the 29th of November,... Continue Reading →

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A Father’s Day Flower For My Daddy

I have managed to maintain my cherub like demeanor pretty well these past couple weeks.  I felt accomplished to be so at peace with beginning the LONG process of placing my dad's ashes.    His birthday was last Monday and until today I was holding up REALLY well. Two days ago, I was thinking it was nice to find myself in... Continue Reading →

The Scattering Part 1- The Divvy

We set key to lock, and entered the underworld domaine of my father.  A place of endless possibilities and combinations.  Here, we would find the tools to begin my dad's final trip. My mom got to work covering the table and preparing our workspace for this rather ghoulish task.  I waded through endless drifts of stuff, exploring... Continue Reading →

A Question For My Dead Father…

Over the past two years, I have come to fully appreciate why people call it "the grieving process."    After the initial shock and adjustment,  a long and winding road unfurled into the future.  I have started to adapt to my new fatherless state. Now: I remember that I can't call him- before I reach for my phone to try. I can speak about him... Continue Reading →

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