35 thoughts on “January 11, 1921 – November 10, 2013”

  1. Oh, Polly, I’m sitting here with a few tears and a smile. What a lovely presence in the world, your dad. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us via your stories…..and I hope you can feel your friends circling around you, holding you and yours close as you celebrate, mourn, and remember a wonderful man.

  2. Oh, so sorry for your loss, feel for you and your family. You’ve written so eloquently about him, so know what a huge place he kept in your heart and life.

  3. You have given us all such a wonderful gift in allowing us to know your Pops through photographs and words shared here over the years. Your love for each other has shined so brightly on our screens. Thank you for allowing us to see him, and to see him and you together and with the rest of your family. And for allowing us to grieve a bit with you today, and this week, and forever more. Sending love and light to all and best wishes that you can come together to comfort one another in this time.

  4. I hope you are surrounded y lots of love, understanding and beutiful memories. I know how hard it is to lose a Dad and how much of a gap it leaves. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Polly. What a kind and gentle spirit your father seemed to be. Thank you for sharing stories about him over the years. Because of your writing, he will surely be remembered for generations to come…

  6. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. Sending light and healing to you and yours. Thank you for sharing him with us. It was truly a delight reading about the man he was.

  7. You have written so many eloquent posts and thoughts about him over the years it feels almost personal. And losing your dad is beyond hard. I lost mine young, I was still in high school and he was only forty, but it has always seemed to me that it would be harder to lose your parent as an adult. More memories, more layered relationship, more to lose and miss. So many warm thoughts are being sent your way from our family.

  8. So so sorry for the loss of your dad. I truly loved reading your stories about him and could tell he was an amazing man. Sending so much love your way and lots of hugs too.

  9. Oh Polly. My thoughts are with you and your family. May all of your memories keep him with you. Thank you so much for sharing so much of him with us, what a life, what a beautiful life.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the stories you’ve shared. I still tear up when I remember the one about how you told him you were the son he never had and he replied that you were the son he DID have. He’s remembered and respected by people he never met.

  11. I’ve checked on you all week. I just knew.

    You will never be apart. I have loved learning about, and getting to know a piece of your dad. Thank you. Thinking of you all.

  12. I am so sorry to hear about you and your family’s loss. Thank you for sharing your dad in this space and giving us all a chance to know what a special person he was.

  13. My condolences, Polly, to your family during this time of sorrow and joy, pain and passion, peace and remembrances. Your writings have given us a glimpse, and often deeper, into his inimitable life, his unconditional love and acceptance and encouragement of you and your sister, the way he loved your mom… for all that I thank you.

  14. Polly, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I have enjoyed reading about him here. Seeing the photos of him and your little ones. Your love and adoration of him so clear. May your heart find song for healing. May the stories of his life be carried in celebration through the generations to come. Much peace, light, and love to you all.

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