Morning Glory Cloud

Morning Glory Cloud
Morning Glory over Massacre Inlet (photo: Diane Davey)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Farewell Alf

Some sad news - Phil's father passed away late last week. We were in Perth with family for most of the week. He had been unwell for a while, but nothing really prepares you for losing a loved one.

It's amazing what you learn about people when they pass away - things you wish you'd known before so you could have talked about it. Alf fled Lithuania during the war as it was unsafe there with the Russians invading. As with many people who have lived though such difficult times, he wasn't big on talking about it, but it still would have been nice to try.

I think everyone has a few stories worth telling, maybe we just have to slow down, ask, and take the time to listen.

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