kitchen table math, the sequel: Time

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Time

My dad died this week.

Didn't see it coming.

My mom reminded me that she and my dad stayed at our house when I was pregnant with the twins. Or maybe it was right after I had the twins, I don't remember. Every morning, Jimmy would get in bed with them and wake my dad, whom we all called Bob, because that was his name. We called my mom Pat & my dad Bob.

After a few days, Bob left to go back home and my mom stayed on.

Every morning after that, Jimmy would get in bed with my mom and chant, "No more Bob, no more Bob."

Back to Illinois on the weekend for the funeral.

17 comments:

Allison said...

Dearest condolences.

ChemProf said...

So sorry to hear about your dad.

concernedCTparent said...

I'm so sorry Catherine.

Crimson Wife said...

Sorry to hear of your loss {{{hugs}}}

Hainish said...

I am so sorry.

Katharine Beals said...

So sorry, Catherine.

Glen said...

Best wishes for you and your family, Catherine.

kcab said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Catherine.

Anonymous said...

May you and your family know no more sorrow.

ari-free

RMD said...

thank you for sharing . . . I'm very sorry for your loss

Anonymous said...

So very sorry, Catherine.


Exo

SteveH said...

I just checked back in and saw your post. I'm so sorry to hear about your father.

CassyT said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May your wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time.

VickyS said...

Oh Catherine, I'm so sorry (and thank you Allison for alerting me). It is very hard to lose a parent.

lgm said...

My condolences. May the memories you cherish sustain you through the shock. He will live on in your heart and you will hear his voice and his wisdom in the years to come.

K9Sasha said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a loved one at any time, but even harder when it's unexpected.

Amy P said...

My condolences.