Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm going to the pub.

My sister used my Dad's phone to ring me, just now, I thought it was him. But she was ringing to say he died 10 minutes ago.

A friend texted me ten minutes before that to tell me his mother died at twenty past nine this morning. I'm going to join him in the pub.

20 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Obviously I didn't know your Dad Gavin but please accept my sympathies and condolences.

Fri Oct 20, 02:05:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sperestillan said...

My sympathies are with you and your friend.
Having been there myself, I have a pretty good idea how you both feel. The pub is probably the best place to be right now.

Fri Oct 20, 02:23:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Rupe said...

So sorry Gavin.
It's terrible losing a parent.
I am very sad for you, Rupe x

Fri Oct 20, 05:36:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lucy said...

Love and hugs to you.
Be kind to yourself, it takes a long while for the grief to work its course.

Fri Oct 20, 05:45:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous Curmy said...

I'm so sorry Gavin, had he been ill ? It must be a terrible shock for you.

Fri Oct 20, 06:49:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger kats said...

My deepest sympathies Gavin. My thoughts are with you.

Sat Oct 21, 09:31:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Augustus said...

All my best wishes, Gav.

Sat Oct 21, 09:42:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Thank you for your kind words all of you.

Yes he'd been poorly recently - but they put him on a syringe switch of morphine which carried him off in no time. I'm trying to think up something to say at the funeral so I daresay I'll post a version here (it may be a bit maudlin but at least I get to try it out). I've got a great urge to tell some ofhis worse jokes...but I suppose that's bad form!

Mon Oct 23, 03:52:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Actually I've posted about my Dad before. Here he is.

Mon Oct 23, 03:56:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Rupe said...

That is one fine looking gentleman.

Thanks for letting us see him.

Mon Oct 23, 08:31:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous Curmy said...

Very distinguished looking man Gavin. I think you should tell at least one of his jokes at the funeral, my brother recounted some of my Dad's antics at his service, my Father would have liked it, he was a wicked old boy.

Mon Oct 23, 11:07:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Six Years Late said...

Oh I'm very sad to hear about that Gavin. I do remember the post about your Dad. Hope you're well and not being too brave.

Tue Oct 24, 01:42:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Les Paul Junior said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear such bad news, Gavin. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Wed Oct 25, 12:37:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger David Citizen of the world said...

Remember him with happiness. And tell his bad jokes.

Wed Oct 25, 06:08:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

I say tell the worst of his jokes Gav. You know, the really cheesy groaners.

Hope you're ok mate.

K xx

Fri Oct 27, 03:59:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Big hug from me to you and yours Gavin. I am so very sorry to hear your news. You've probably been very busy these last few days as happens when someone close dies and possibly haven't had time to start the grieving process. Allow yourself some time to sit and think and remember and to cry too if that is what you want and need to do. You're not alone Gavin. Take good care of yourself.

L xxxx

Fri Oct 27, 11:37:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. However long it takes, take the time to grieve and speak of your Father often. Not to do so as if a loved one never existed and as long as they are talked of they are still there and part of him is within you.

Also, you may find yourself repeating the same things to friends and family but its good to talk things through.

I still find myself remembering my Father, if a piece of music or something else comes to mind that I know he liked or perhaps I think that he would've enjoyed.

Take Care

I am thinking of you...

Gildy

Sat Oct 28, 07:41:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lightning said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Gavin, please accept my sympathies and condolences.

Mon Oct 30, 04:34:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Sarnia said...

What a smashing looking man.

Best wishes to you at this sad and difficult time.

Tue Oct 31, 05:50:00 PM GMT  
Blogger wonkotsane said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Gav.

Wed Nov 01, 01:26:00 PM GMT  

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