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Re: [Pipe smokers] My Dad

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  • Howard M. Davis
    He went the way everyone wants to go, I know I do.
    Message 1 of 22 , Aug 1, 2009
      He went the way everyone wants to go, I know I do.

      --- In pipesmokers2@yahoogroups.com, Jud Cole <campbellajc@...> wrote:
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      > Howard, I'm late to this, having been away for a couple of weeks, but my condolences.
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      > I am glad your dad was able to go the way he wanted to. Truly, what more can we ask for?
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      > Jud
      > --- On Mon, 7/27/09, Howard M. Davis <sierra60@...> wrote:
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      > From: Howard M. Davis <sierra60@...>
      > Subject: [Pipe smokers] My Dad
      > To: pipesmokers2@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, July 27, 2009, 1:08 AM
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      > My Dad died suddenly yesterday, July 25, just five months short of his 87th birthday. He was having a garage sale and expected more people to come by after the parade. He came in for lunch and my Mother told him it was ready but he didn't say anything. She looked around and he had fallen out of the chair onto the floor. She was able to talk with him a bit but then he wasn't saying anything. A neighbor came over and called 911. They came out and worked on him some then took him to the hospital where they tried to revive him but couldn't. He died from a heart attack.
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      > The chaplain in Tillamook contacted the Sheriff here and they came out and told me. When regina got home from work we headed down there. It is about an hour drive but traffic was heavy so it took a bit longer. Our oldest Son and his Wife arrived and we got some dinner. They are staying at least through Wednesday. They will take Mom where she needs to go. We came back home late last night and will go down tomorrow as soon as I get back from work.
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      > The timing was bad but he did go the way he wanted. He had often told me he didn't want to get to the point that he had to stay in a nursing home. He was doing exactly what he wanted to do right up to the last minute. In a what turned out to be good timing pur Son and his Wife had gone to visit the weekend before. Dad had recovered enough from his bad fall last year that he was out of the back brace and was looking forward to going fishing and thinking about buying another boat. He had sold both of his last year and had plenty of friends with a boat to be able to go out fishing.
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      > One never knows what the next minute will bring. Live well the moments you have.
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