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Monday, January 9, 2012

In memory......

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won.

Rest in Peace, Pop. 7/1/1917 - 01/10/2012
Captain in the Army Air Corp WW11
Graduate with a Masters Degree from Duke University
Aeronautical engineer with TWA
An officer, a gentleman, a loving husband, and the best father ever.

Pop passed listening to old time swing(Big Band)music that he loved as I held his hand and lightly laid my head on his chest. He knew I was there with him. When I told him how much I loved him he looked at me, smiled, and said "thank-you." I told him to dance right up that staircase to Heaven where Mom would be waiting for him. I know she will give him heck for taking sooo long to join her. It doesn't get any more peaceful than that. Godspeed Pop.

It's been a bit surreal. My heart is broken. I have lost my hero, my Pop.

Thank-you all for your kind words and support. I'm homeward bound. Suzanne

7 comments:

Karen said...

Awww Suzanne......I know how much your Pop has meant to you, you have written such wonderful tributes to him over the year and a half or so that I have been reading your blog.
He'll be happy that his daughter was there to send him on his next journey. (((Hugs))) Karen

Jenny Glen said...

So Sorry.

gvmama said...

I thank my facebook and blog community for their support and comforting words. Even though I knew this day was coming, it didn't make it any easier. Love you, Pop.

Shelly said...

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal....Irish Headstone.

May God give you peace in your heart and may the memories bring a smile to your face. God Bless.

gvmama said...

Shelly, that is beautiful. Thank-you for that :0)

Monique said...

Deepest sympathies. I'll be thinking of you.

Emma Rose said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be facing the same soon and I must cherish every moment, as you have, until then.

Wishing you comfort in the knowledge that you will see him again.