3. One Girl. One Journey – July 28, 1981

Original entry – 1981

We had spent the next month taking turns visiting Dad at St. Mike´s.  My brother, my boyfriend at the time and I spent the weekend of the 24th  in Toronto visiting him.  He was in great spirits and we left to come back home to Parry Sound happy that he was doing so well.  But in the back of my mind, I´ll never forget what I saw when we first arrived.  I remember for some reason, peeking in his room before we went in…  he didn´t see me but I saw him.  He was wearing his dress shirt, buttoned right up, laying in his hospital bed that was propped up – waiting for us.  He was looking out the window.  He looked so serious, I remember wondering what he was thinking about.  Then we went in and the frown was replaced with a quick smile and the moment was gone – but not forgotten.  I´ve thought about that stolen moment for a long time.  I think he was wondering what his life was going to be like not being able to cut the grass… do cartwheels off the dock into Whitestone Lake… to play the fiddle but not be able to tap his toe.  He was a very active man, and he loved playing music.  When he played the fiddle or the guitar, his foot was always in tune with the instrument… tapping away.  I´ll never know for sure, but I feel that this could have been part of his far away look… he was a million miles away.

The following Tuesday, as my Mom and sister got back to Dunchurch after seeing him, they received a call that there was a complication and they better head back.  They didn´t think he was going to make it.  They turned around and headed back to the hospital.  By the time they got back, he had passed away.  Apparently from a blood clot.  We were all in shock.  Absolute disbelief.  From that day on, I don´t remember much until around 1984.  No journal, no nothing.  Just a dark space.

37 thoughts on “3. One Girl. One Journey – July 28, 1981”

  1. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  2. Hi there! I simply wish to give you a huge thumbs up for your great information you’ve got here on this post.I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  3. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

  4. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Any man would be forsworn to gain a kingdom.” by Roger Zelazny.

  5. It¡¦s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I¡¦m happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I hesitate a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  7. Hello there, just became aware of your blog throughGoogle, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m gonna watch outfor brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continuethis in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.Cheers!

  8. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in acommunity in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to workon. You have done a outstanding job!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *