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Tuesday
Oct262010

Half An Orphan

My father passed away early this morning.  I had the privilege of holding his arm as he did so.  I was holding his hand, but at the very end his hand grew cold, and so, as he taught me, I followed the warmth.

The Readers, you are part of the family too.  I thank you most kindly for your generous prayers and offers of assistance.

For those of you in the Ohio valley, here are the last ports of his lovely cruise, complete with guestbook link.

the bereaved at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (29)

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterlynD

So sorry, MB. Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLR

I am so sorry Mary Beth. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

MaryBeth, I am so very sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWiserlemming

God bless you and your family now; this is a lousy stinking time that you really needs Him to get through. Will be praying for you.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

Mary Beth,
I've read you for years, mostly as a lurker, but chiming in every now and then, and I am so sorry about this... I lost my dad just a few months before my daughter was born, and I know the loss of losing the first man you ever loved. My dad set the standard for all men after him, and how losing a dad loses the center of the family. It does get better, but you never stop missing him. My thoughts and prayers with all of you...

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter2xgtld

Holding his arm... Wow. That must have been a great comfort to him, Mary Beth. May you be held by your Creators' comforting arms these days. We're thinking of you. --Tim & Lois

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Hunter

Thinking of you MB - this is such a hard time. I'm so sorry but I am glad you got to be there with him.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca the reader

And on top of all this, the storm that came through the Cincinnati area just had to time its arrival when you most needed sunshine. Those dirty little weather gremlins!

Write an extra-special Breeders’ Cup (11/05-06/10) Spoof. He would have liked that, & what a testament it would be to his faith in & respect for your talent & perseverance.

My condolences as well are extended to your mother, indeed, to all of the members of your family.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Reed

I'm sorry to read this. You'll be in my thoughts.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

I am so sorry your father has passed away MB. Many prayers going to you, Josh and the rest of your family.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

Oh MB - I'm so sorry.
***hug***

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Oh, Mary Beth, I am so sorry. I'm glad that you got a chance to be with him before he died. What an honor.

My thoughts are with you and your family. Blessings to you all.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne from Iowa

There's not much to be said that hasn't already been said. I am so sorry and you are still in my thoughts and prayers.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen the Account Taker

MB, I'm so so sorry for your loss. You and all your family are in my thoughts.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I'm sorry for your loss MB. May memories of your father bring you comfort. You and your family are in my prayers.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCJ from St Louis

Mary Beth & Family:

There are no words that I can write that will provide you a deep measure of comfort or ease this tremendous ache. I am truly, deeply, and sincerely sorry for your loss. I will pray for you, your family, and your father.

"In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

[...] Deepest sympathies to Mary Beth at Blonde Champagne for the loss of her father. [...]

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWith sympathy « Modern C

MB-- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know of my prayers for you, your family, and your father's soul in his new and happy home.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosie the College Reader

MB, so very, very sorry about your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEm the Reader

I'm so very sorry for your and your family's loss, Mary Beth. I will keep you in my prayers.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTripsymilkmaid

I am very sorry for your loss MaryBeth. I've been following your blog for quite some time, but have never left a message. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

I'm so sorry to hear this Mary Beth. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Mary Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say to ease your grief, but words aren't really up to the task. I do know from recent experience that just knowing there are people out there thinking of you and holding you and your family in their hearts makes it easier to get through each day. I wish I was close enough to give you a hug.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKD EAsley

Mary Beth, so terribly sorry about your loss. Just said a little prayer for you and your family.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I've never found any good words for such things, but I'm so sorry.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Just thinking about you two and hoping that some Sunshine has had the good fortune, no, the nerve, to poke his little head inside the house to say hello.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Reed

Oh, MaryBeth, I'm so sorry to read of your loss. "Love is not changed by Death and nothing is lost". May the happy memories of your father throughout your life give you comfort.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Ruck
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