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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

My daddy would have been 87 today. He has been gone 22 years. He would be mortified

at the state we are in right now.

He was a machinist union guy all his life. Had the same job before and after he was drafted. Served during the Korea Conflict as a trainer at West Point.

I learned politics from him. He worked aircraft manufacturing the same place for 45 years. I walked the strike picket line with him many times.

As contract time neared, he would always stock up with canned goods that could be used during strike time.



The day he died, was his official retirement day.

He was diagnosed with leukemia and 3 months to the diagnosis day he passed away.

I miss my daddy soooooo much but I am glad he isn't here to live through the dotard years-it would kill him.

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Reply My daddy would have been 87 today. He has been gone 22 years. He would be mortified (Original post)
demtenjeep Feb 2019 OP
volstork Feb 2019 #1
demtenjeep Feb 2019 #2
KT2000 Feb 2019 #3
MotorCityMan Feb 2019 #4
marlakay Feb 2019 #5
demtenjeep Feb 2019 #6

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:52 PM

1. No matter how long it's been,

it still hurts. Sending good vibes to you on this difficult day.

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Response to volstork (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:54 PM

2. you are exactly right. It still feels like yesterday

My mom has been gone 4 years and still my daddy's loss is soooooo much harder.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. same with my Dad

he believed in honesty and integrity. I am glad he didn't have to live through this.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:20 PM

4. My dad passed 5 years ago, and mom and I have frequently said to each other....

Thank GOD dad isn't around for this. Dad was always a good liberal and a life time very vocal union supporter. He spent most of the Bush years getting really worked up at what was going on. For as upset as he got then, I think the sheer amount of what is going on now would have overwhelmed him.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:23 PM

5. My dad too he died right before Gore vote

In 2000, he would have been upset by those 8 yrs and this, this would have given him a heart attack.

I have many memories of my dad screaming at news during the Nixon tapes.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

6. yes. My dad passed before all that mess in 97

He would have been so furious

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