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In Loving Memory this Christmas

I am remembering my father, J.T.E., this morning......

Daddy, Christmas will never be the same without you. I miss you and our old home so much.

When V opened your old cocktail cabinet, now at hers, the other evening, the smell of it nearly made me burst into tears, thinking of you pouring sherry on Christmas morning.

Ah well, we can only go forward and I know you wanted us to be strong.

Lots of love, Daddy, and rest in eternal light and peace.

Your youngest daughter xxx

Purplecooers, Happy Christmas to you all. You are a very special bunch of people and I am grateful for all your support this year.

Please add your own 'in loving memory' messages if you wish to.

Faith x

Posted at 24th Dec 2007 - 09:25AM   Posted by Faith   In Loving Memory this Christmas Comments: 8

Toady's Avatar Oh Faith you are so right, it's a very bitter sweet time of year. We lost OH's Dad on New Year's Eve several years ago now but we remember him as the cheeky old b....r that he was.


Posted by: Toady on 24th Dec 2007 at 09:43AM

Camilla's Avatar That is a lovely tribute to your dear father Faith, I am sure his soul is with you every waking hour, and watching over you knowing how much you love him so much.

I am remembering my Mother this Christmas time...

Remembering the good times we shared, and your famous bottle of Harvey's Bristol Creme that was a must have to toast in the morning.

All my love to you Mummy, rest in peace.

Your eldest daughterxxxxxx

Faith - Happy Christmas to you and all your family. Thank you for your wonderful friendship this year, and thank you for ALL the love and support you have given me and others at Purplecoo, a truly amazing site.

Love and Best Wishes,

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Dec 2007 at 09:43AM

Fennie's Avatar Happy Christmas, Faith. I am sure he's knocking back the sherry upstairs and watching over you kindly.

Hugs, Fenniexx

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Dec 2007 at 09:44AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Oh can be so tough.... Christmas always reminds me of the people I've lost - my father (birth father) singing We Three Kings in the deepest voice ever; my adopted father making brandy Alexanders and pouring the most immense G&Ts ever..... my dear aunt Molly reciting Hiawatha (the whole thing!) by memory..... Nan's eyes lighting up at the sight of a flaming pudding (oh, alright then, just a little slice -and eating pretty much the whole thing)....
Loads of love to them and to all of you

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 24th Dec 2007 at 10:21AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Your sherry tale reminded me of my Grandfather used to serve Bristol Cream by the schooner (to his underage grandchildren!) while Grandma passed the mince pies (and egged him on)... and my other grandmother who loved wonderful tat, such as the plastic church which payed Silent Night... and Auntie Milly and her wafer thin ham... and Michael, who went off in an ambulance on Christmas Eve and wouldn't let us go with him because it would 'spoil' Christmas...
I can see them all now, as Fennie says, knocking back the sherry and having a fine old time. Happy days!
Best wishes. xx PM

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 24th Dec 2007 at 11:10AM

Frances's Avatar Yes, Faith, we do have many types of Christmas memories. It is a time of year that is so full.

Best wishes to you. xo

Posted by: Frances on 24th Dec 2007 at 12:49PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Dearest Faith, Christmas without loved ones is heartbreaking and I shall be raising my glass tomorrow to my own lovely dad as I am sure my husband will to his.

Love Crystal xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 24th Dec 2007 at 01:24PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Faith - thank you for this. My Mother died just after Xmas in 1970. She somehow managed to get herself to Boxing Day and then went to bed and never got up. Mum I miss you still every day of my life, but the pain is so much quieter now and I remember with joy the love and laughter you brought to my life as well as how you valued everyone around you. You are a hard act to follow, but I do my best everyday. I give to my children everything that you gave to me and your love lives on.

Dad I miss you too and know how much your grieved after Mum died and missed her to the end of your days. I hope you are together now in the spirit world and that you are truly at rest. - something you didn't manage to achieve in this world.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Dec 2007 at 01:31PM

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