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Death has visited us recently so I too have been considering the transition. Its on odd thing, something that effects a few deeply while the rest of the world takes no notice.

My Grandfather, mother's side, passed on Good Friday. We held his service on Ascension Day, seemed fitting. A good man, vetran of WWII and fiercely proud of it. A typical salesmen, work like heck until the bank account looked fat and then coast until it looked too thin, rinse and repeat. A generous and honorable man. If children and grand children are any measure of a parent then he was a success beyond measurement; 2 children coming up on their 50th anniversaries, 6 grandchildren with one divorce - she has since found a wonderful man and raised two beautiful, well adjusted children.

Sometimes I swear I can smell his cigars

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