With the ongoing pandemic so many of our life events, happy and sad, have gone virtual. Such is the case with my father, who passed away about a week ago, which I talked about yesterday. I couldn’t meet him in person in his last weeks, or go to his funeral, so I’m sending these virtual online flowers.
I think it’s customary to have flowers during funerals, though perhaps not pink roses. But, as I explained a couple of days ago, my dad loved taking pictures of flowers, especially in his later years. This photograph is dedicated to him, and I think he would’ve liked it — they are colorful and pretty. The sunshine adds an extra boost of warmth and love.
All considered, living to nearly 88 is very good, beating the averages. Especially for someone who has lived with diabetes for over 40 years. I thank my mom for the strict but loving attention to dietary detail. It enabled him to thrive for so long with the disease.
However, I thought he would live longer, at least into his 90s. My dad was active, taking daily walks, and even going to the gym twice a week. His mother, my grandmother, lived until about 107. Both his older brothers are still alive, and I think they are currently 92 and 90.
My dad had subscribed to my blog, and waited for his daily emails; I think he mainly looked at the pictures. Wherever he is now, I hope he still sees my blog posts. Here are some pretty flowers for you to enjoy.
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