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The last stop
« on: September 27, 2011, 02:35:06 AM »
  I didnt know how to post in final arrival, so I thought I would put it here. My father passed away yesterday evening here in our home. Truth be told, he was probably a bigger Bus nut than me, he was talking about em when I was just a lil kid. He was really excited to see our MC5 come home, and we all wish he could have lived to take another spin. He was an old WW2 guy, and he will be sorely missed for a long, long time. His greatest love was flying, and his greatest accomplishment soloing a float plane as well as a SeaBee sea plane out of San Francisco bay in the early 50's. With the burdens of raising a family he was not able to complete his pilots license, but his passion carried him all the years. In all of that, what really got him animated was talking about glassy water landings, and he loved them most of all. You cant judge your distance down to the water where you would normally flare to land, so you set your sink rate and just let it come down and gently kiss the water. I can only pray that he gets to do that again when he gets where he's goin.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 03:44:28 AM »
A prayer to you and your family.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 03:54:52 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear of this, we'll pray for you and the family.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 04:31:37 AM »
Sorry for your loss.  I wish him CAVU and a strong tailwind.  Godspeed.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 05:29:29 AM »
Our condolences to you, Paul.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 06:18:39 AM »
You and your family have my condolences and my prayers.  May your father's spirit now enjoy the greatest flight of all.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 06:40:39 AM »
Paul sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family and I too hope that he may fly again.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 06:57:16 AM »
in my best tony danza voice, "thoughts and prayers" may his voyage to the great beyond be safe.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 07:45:51 AM »
Condolences and best wishes, Paul.  Keep his memory with you and he'll stay with you.
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Re: The last stop
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 07:53:27 AM »
Paul, please add our condolences as well.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 09:00:27 AM »
 Sorry to hear about your Dad,,,take comfort in the fact that he passed right where he needed to be. I know you took great care of him. He sounds like a guy I would have liked to have known.

  Our WW2 and Korea vets are going fast. And this reminds me I have a Korean Vet who lives a mile away I need to go visit...

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 01:16:33 PM »
I never know what to say in this situation and I'm not much of a praying man, but my thoughts are with you and your family today.  I wish you well.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 02:11:22 PM »
I'm very sorry for your loss and my heartfelt condolences to all of his loved ones. The greatest generation is going away and I'm particularly sorry for that.

I lost my father when I was 25 and not a day goes by now 25 years later that I don't think of the man. My dad was Korean war vet.

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Re: The last stop
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 03:48:59 PM »
Sorry for your loss. Your DAD is watching over you all now!


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Re: The last stop
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
Paul, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad, all the best to you and your family and let me thank you then for your Dad's service to our country, we will remember him always.

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