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    A sad day for me: My Dad passed away 10 years ago...

    February 11 1999,
    I was 12 years old and that day my Dad passed away.
    For my family and me was a tragedy because my Dad died after weeks in the hospital and so much pain.
    His death was the consequence of an accident ( He was on the on a wood staircase and it collapsed.)
    He had a lot of traumas, ribs broken and liver in bad situation...
    My Dad stayed 3 weeks in the hospital in therapy of urgency
    but after these weeks the doctors decided that him could return at home. ( i think that if he stayed in the hospital maybe now he could to be here with me)
    After 1 week he died.
    He was so strong and but after 4 weeks with so much pain, his heart surrendered.
    My dad was an honest person, good father and husband, a wonderful person.
    In these years i have talked rarely of him with other people...
    i have held my pain inside me because i didn't want to show to my mother (a Big Woman) and my Brother and two sisters my anger and sadness.
    I can only say thanks to family because in these years has been the best family... and
    I have to say thanks to my Dad because has created with my Mother this wonderful family.

    I miss my Dad.

    Damiano Russo 1942-1999





    My Dad and me


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    So sorry Andrea. Just remember, he will always be with you.

    Added - wonderful photos, thanks so much for posting them. He was a very handsome man.
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    Unhappy Andrea,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have felt your pain upon losing my father, it never seems like it can happen. At this forum we are always here for you.
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    Andrea,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts today.
    You can't have everything... where would you put it?
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    I miss my Dad too Andrea.
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    He's in Heaven, Andrea, waiting for you and watching over you.

    Hold that thought, keep the faith, and be comforted.
    "Remember, there's no place like home...'cept Vegas when Sinatra's in town." -- Bruce Willis in "North" (Columbia - Castle Rock: 1994)
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    Andrea, stay strong I will be thinking of you today.
    "It's the moment that you think you can't, you discover that you can"

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    Andrea, no one can know why it was "his time". Perhaps the Almightly powers softened the blow by having his last days at home. I know the feeling of old wooden stairs creaking underfoot. Very scary. The trauma of the fall alone, plus the injuries on top of it. The lack of justice to woodrot. I was reading where if you construct a spiral staircase, the center support should be a metal pole. Such a standard should be adopted for straight ones as well.

    I believe he watches over you.
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    Andrea, I choked up when I read your message. It is obvious how much you loved your Father and how much you miss him still. May God be with you and your family.
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    A happy thought

    My Nana's recent funeral was closed with the following statement:

    "You are all now the priviliged custodians of your loved one's memory"

    That thought helped a bit.

    Best wished mate.

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    Andrea, Beautiful photos. He'll always live on in your heart.

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    Dear Andrea,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on this tenth anniversary of the loss of your beloved father. It isn't fair that such a young boy should lose the most important person in his life and I am so very sorry you have had this sadness.

    We are always here for you.
    DON'T DESPAIR

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    Thanks to everyone for the beautiful thoughts...
    I am very proud to be a member of this forum.
    I have seen now that i joined on this forum exactly 1 year ago and i like to think that was the influence of my Dad that took me to know the music and the world of Frank Sinatra and joined me to this wonderful family.

    Rest in peace, Dad
    Andrea
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    Dear Friend Andrea.

    I'm very sorry. Your Father will always be with You and we will always be here for You.


    Jerry

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    Andrea,

    It is sad that you were so young, when you lost your dad. I know you miss him. Take comfort in your memories, and hold your loved one's close to you.

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you are going through this most difficult time.

    Angel

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    Andrea,
    you have my thoughts and prayers. I'll be noting the 10th anniversary of my father passing this year as well.

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    May comfort be with you during this sad time. Thanks for sharing his life with us. God bless.

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    Thanks to everyone...
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    Andrea, thanks for posting those pictures of you and your father. At a young age, it just isn't fair to lose one of our parents but life sure does give us surprises.

    Always remember the good times you had with him and know that he's watching over you and your family. Take care Andrea.

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    Another year without him

    Rest in peace Dad.
    Andrea
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