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Weekly Smile – (3TC #608)

Dear Dad

It’s a year ago this morning that you left us.  Although, you may well have thought we’d left you sooner.  It was difficult to let you know how bereft we felt with you in the Covid Ward and the we, in various remote locations.  It was difficult to comfort you and comfort each other.

Whilst you’d never been fussed about having a big song and dance at your funeral, I don’t suppose you’d have thought you’d have been sent off alone, in a poof of gas. Except, of course you weren’t.  In our all our homes you were in our thoughts and in our hearts. We breakfasted with tea cup of tea and rock cakes, and shared with thanks to WhatsApp. 🥰

We did attempt a wider family celebration of your life on the 20th September which would have been your 100th birthday.  We did this online, sadly the country was heading back into a major lockdown after some galavanting in the summer sunshine. It did mean that the Aussi cousins and as well as some of Fred’s family, could join in too. To be honest, none of us had honed the art of Zooming at that point, so it was decidedly clunky. 🤓

Things at Christmas, your favourite time of year, was worse.  None of us felt able to meet up. Debbie, Andy, and his parents caught this God awful virus.  Thankfully, Mum escaped.  Since then, Mum has been troubled with a couple of falls, and broken hips, but you’ll be pleased that so many friends and family have rallied to help her. 😷

We were hoping that today, one year on, would be the day when the wider family would gather to celebrate how much you meant to us all.  Whilst Mum and the country are recovering, we are not out of the woods as yet so we decided that the ink really needs to dry before we can gather safely and in comfort. Do please know that we loved you so much and miss you every day. 😘


Post inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

And this post also includes Di’s Monday Three Things Challenge #608 The prompts: GAS,
HELP, INK. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.


  1. I’m sorry for your loss. At just shy of 100, that is a good life, but I know it doesn’t hurt any less, even a year out. And what a year it has been! I hope your mom is recovering well, and hope the world continues to recover!

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  2. I’m so sorry, it’s very sad that he had to go on alone, but I’m absolutely sure he knows how much you all love him still. I’m glad your mom is mending too. This has been such a hard year, more than a year now, as we still aren’t free to gather. But soon, soon you and your family can be together and celebrate his life. I think that will definitely make you all smile.

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