Monday, September 17, 2007

My dad died yesterday. He had prostate cancer, and it took him relatively quickly. I went to see him a week ago, we visited over the weekend, and I tried to get ready for what we all knew was coming quickly. I feel like there should be some kind of Queen for a Day button to wear when stuff like this happens, but instead I got up at 7:33, made Madeleine's lunch and took her to school. Later I did some grocery shopping. Tonight I have a soccer game, and Jim will get home late after being on the road. Tomorrow, wash, rinse, repeat. He was a good guy - someone you'd want in your corner.

Here's the link to a blog I started for him several weeks ago. Why don't you go on over and see what he was like. That'd be nice.


Blogger Orange said...

I'm so sorry, Mignon. Sounds like your dad was a heckuva guy, and he must've treasured seeing the family at the BBQ in July.

I lost my dad six years ago, when Ben was a baby. He doesn't remember his grandpa, but he's heard the stories.

Hope you and the kids muddle on through well enough in the days ahead.

9/17/2007 5:19 PM  
Blogger dawn224 said...

I'm sorry. The button would be a nice thing.

9/17/2007 8:13 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I am sorry to hear this. I would have been honored to have him in my corner.

The normality of regular life just seems so odd at times like this.

9/17/2007 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Violet said...

I'm so sorry, Mignon. I wish there was a button you could wear, too, and that wearing it would grant you some space and time and a whole lot of soft, warm hugs. Take care of yourself, ok?

9/18/2007 5:32 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll check out the blog straightaway.

9/18/2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

My thoughts are with you, Mignon.

9/18/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Words can't express how sorry I am... ((HUG))

9/18/2007 1:00 PM  
Blogger Montana1 said...

Best thoughts to you. I wish I'd known last night at the game. Take care of yourself.


9/18/2007 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Mignon, I am so sorry. I am thinking of you and your family.

9/19/2007 5:34 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

(I thought I left a comment yesterday....)

I offer my sincerest condolences. I can see he touched many people in his life and leaves a legacy for others to strive towards.

9/19/2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger Feral Mom said...

Oh, man, I'm really sorry to hear this news. I'll definitely check out the blog in memory of your dad. Hope you and your family are doing OK.

9/19/2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger spellconjurer said...

You are very fortunate to have had such a father, and your children such a grandfather, and your husband such a father in law. I, like the rest, am so sad you lost him. I am also very happy and smiling though, to meet even belatedly, your father and see how wonderful he is. It's not surprising to me at all, considering I think you're the cats meow. Your apple didn't fall far Mignon.

9/19/2007 4:23 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Oh Sweetie! I'm so incredibly sorry about this. My dad has had prostate cancer and it is a BASTARD! Thinking about you tonight.

9/19/2007 7:34 PM  
Blogger Esereth said...

Oh, now I know where you have been. In a necessary place.

My dad died too, two years ago.

You are a strong woman. Someone I'd want in my corner.

9/20/2007 10:24 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Mignon, peace to you and your family. I'm so glad your dad got to see your brother's wedding. I'm sure it meant a lot to all of you.
And I love the photo of him with Madeleine and Quinn.

9/20/2007 5:58 PM  
Blogger Mamalujo said...

Hi, M, just read Feral's heads-up on this. Here are my condolences too, but just sitting here typing them doesn't seem to be enough. I wish you the best right now. Keep washing, rinsing and repeating, because that's what really matters.

Love ya.

9/21/2007 8:04 AM  
Anonymous dorothy said...

I'm so sorry.

9/21/2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Ortizzle said...

Mignon, I am so sorry. I read the obit on his blog and also the other entries. I can see why you will miss him greatly.

((( )))

9/22/2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Nance said...

I'm a fairly new reader, but please accept my sympathies. They are nonetheless sincere.

9/24/2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger LetterB said...

Oh Mignon, I am so sorry. You have my deepest condolences. I wish I could offer more than that. Much love to you.

9/24/2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

oh my god.


what a blow. I'm just so fucking sorry. I wish there were good, perfect words I could use right now to help. If only.

I can send lame-ass internet hugs, so I will. and love and care and concern.

you will always have a listening ear on my end if you want to talk.

9/25/2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

So sorry....

10/04/2007 3:42 AM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

I went to your dad's Web site and that is one amazing obit and an inspired life. Sorry it ended so soon and that your children won't know him as they grow.

Sobering thought for me, the Grrrl who still thinks she's 19--my brother is a year older than your dad...Life is too short.

10/12/2007 12:52 AM  

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