Wednesday, July 23, 2008

His Last Campaign

My father and mother, shortly before Dad shipped out to England. He suffered massive wounds in the war that nearly claimed him many times in the decades that followed. A man of great strength and enormous goodwill, who accomplished much and helped so many, now lost to us at age 90.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. Being a RCL member I will raise a pint this evening for your father and yourself. billg

RuralSandi said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Lost in body, but not in the heart.

My heart is with you and your family.

penlan said...

johnathon,

YOU are a total ass-wipe! Take your foul mouth & thoughts somewhere else - like to Con blogs only. Jerk.

I'm so sorry for your loss RBTE. I lost my Dad 2 1/2 yrs. ago & he, too, was in WW11. And was held a POW for 4 yrs. by the Germans.

My heart goes out to you & yours.

Babylonian said...

What a beautiful couple they looked like. God rest his soul. I will keep him in my prayer intentions.

knb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Having read so many of your posts, I know how close you were and how he informed your current views.

Thinking of you and your family.

Mike said...

Condolences MOS. Sounds like he lived a great life, well lived.

Hope you spend a few days remembering the good stuff.

Johnathon said...

Your father was a person you could never be.


Let that thought rim around your squash all day long.

Anonymous said...

You do realize Johnathon that in one small comment you've defined who and what you are, and, what exactly is in your head and heart? You comment alot on the Toryblogs, so, I'll be sure to forward your comment to others and trust me, they'll feel the same way I do, which is disgust and, a little sympathy for any illness you have.
Sorry Mound, but, I read him alot on other blogs and he really is just a waste of good skin. billg

Fish said...

My condolences Mound.

The Mound of Sound said...

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. He really was a great guy and he had a terrific life.

Don't worry about Johnathon. It's his substance problem that has rendered him unhinged. I removed the most vicious of his comments in any case.

LeDaro said...

MoS, my sincere condolences for your loss.

Joseph said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father. Thank you for sharing it with us.

My condolences to you and your family.

Raphael Alexander said...

Johnathon [a.k.a Fred Bracken] please seek medical help.

Mound of Sound, I'm sorry for your loss. Truly your father was a member of the generation of heroes in Canada.

Scruffy Dan said...

Your father lived a long (and by your account) good life. Remember that anytime you miss him.