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This post immediately came to mind. Maybe because it's Valentines Day today and definitely because they made such an impression on my life.
I caught up with him just before Christmas and sadly his wife had gotten to the point where she had to go into the Hostel as he could no longer look after her properly. She had stopped eating and had very few lucid days. It absolutely tore him apart having to part from her but he visits her every day and helps the staff care for her. I was relieved to hear that he had joined a couple of things in town and was heading off to one of his daughters for Christmas. His son in law had arranged for him to go on a helicopter ride while he was there. I can't wait to see him again and find out how that went. I can see that wonderful twinkle in his eye already as he tells me of his adventures.
The other post isn't that old but it brought memories and emotions flooding to the surface.
http://punkysmamma.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/emotional-eating.html My Dad passed away over 20 years ago but sometimes it seems like only yesterday. Even as I type this my eyes are filling. It isn't just food that brings him back to me for just a moment, there is a song, a waltz, going fishing and a lot of other little things that we shared along the way.
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