Friday, May 13, 2011

The Passing Of My Hero

My Father died today.
He was 91 years old.

He was a true survivalist, having survived the Great Depression.

Rest in peace Dad.
I will always miss you...


  1. Very sorry to hear this.

    Sounds like he would have had a most interesting perspective.

    Take care,


  2. Thanks Mungo, He was used to making do with what was at hand, fixing and using it some more when it broke. And making into something else when it couldn't be fixed any longer.

    His loss is a void I do not know how to fill.

  3. My condolences on your loss.

    I feel the same way about my own father who passed away 15 years ago May 10. He would have been 92 if he were here today. I learned a lot from him about how to be self-reliant. He was a "jack of all trades" and instilled that in me.

    May God bless you in this trying time.


  4. SS nothing we say will help your grief except to commiserate, we all understand your loss and wish you the best in your time of grieving.

    If it is any consolation think of the mountain of change in the world your father was able to witness, from horses in the street common to the moon-walk, from famine to computer controlled tractors, compass to GPS, phone operators to cell phones...

    Few generations in history were witness to such changes.

    Stand tall, we stand on the shoulders of our forefathers our only steady ground.

  5. Thanks Nairb. Mountain Prepper, for you care and support during my adjustment to this loss.

    My father was my mentor in many ways. Self reliance was the greatest lesson he has given me.

  6. My dad will be 93 in July. He is still pretty good, except for his bad knees. I'm sure the world will get along without him when his time is up, but I don't have a clue how Sharon will get by without her daddy.
    My condolences on your loss.

  7. My condolences, SS. I know your pain, I lost my dad 15 years ago to a "sudden cardiac event". I know there was so much more I could have learned from him, if only we had the time. Again, please accept my condolences and I will place your family in my prayers.

  8. Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing! Prayers are with you for comfort, my friend!

  9. My condolences sir, my Dad was my hero too. I'm sure he was peoud of you too.

  10. Condolences on your loss........

    One of my greatest concerns in the past 25 years was that when the depression era, "greatest generation" people started to pass away, they would make the final push to totalitarianism and my fears are materializing.

    Thanks for your fine work and Keep up the good fight.

  11. Condolences...

    My Dad is the reason I moved to Alaska. I heard all the regrets while he was alive. Long story...


    John in Alaska

  12. Words don't express it well, but my heart goes out to you in a big way. My Dad was about the same age as yours. He passed on about 4 years ago and I miss him very much, especially his sense of humor. He was practical and down to earth. It seems nothing ruffles the guys who grew up with hard work, lived through the depression and fought a war or two. Maybe they learned that life is good if no one is shooting at you, you have a roof and a meal! I will keep you in my prayers.

  13. God bless you and give you joy in your time of grief, Scout. Thank you for all your effort to encourage us in preparing. May you be encouraged in return by the love and sympathy of us, your readers.

    tom from canada

  14. So sorry to hear SS, losing our loved ones is always so very difficult, my thoughts are with you.

  15. So sorry to hear about your loss. Maybe when you are up to it, you'll tell us some more about him.

  16. Thank you everyone for your concern, condolences, prayers and support at this time of my family's loss. Time will lessen the pain, but the memories will live on.

    Thank you.

  17. My deepest sympathies. God bless.
    Shy III

  18. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Prayers are being said for you and your family.

    Our parents are so important in our lives. It is a huge void and loss when we loose them.


  19. Thank you Selene. Not only do we lose their presence, which comforts us, we lose their wisdom and experience, and we may never be able to replace that loss even with time. Our lives are so much poorer with their passing.

  20. Sorry man. My condolences and prayers headed your way.


  21. Thanks Pickdog. You and all the others that have commented are greatly appreciated.

  22. I'm very sorry to hear about your father's passing. He was a success in his life...he was able to positively influence his family.