Thursday, December 24, 2009

Requiescat in pacem John Walter Sulcoski July 1, 1934 - Dec. 23, 2009

This is one of my favorite photos of my dad, taken when he was young, and having fun, and when the infinite possibilities of life were stretched out before him.



I'm going to be offline for a while, so play nice while I'm gone.

61 comments:

Susan said...

Carol
My best to you and yours.
Susan Moore

Bridget said...

God bless your father, Carol. And thanks to him and your mother for giving us you.

Maryanne said...

So sorry to hear abut your dad. My heart goes out to you.

jillian said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Carol. Jillian

Barb said...

Peace and grace, Carol.

WendyKnits said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry; my Dad passed in November. May you find peace in the midst of the events and decisions of the next several days.

Laurel said...

I'm so sorry. My best thoughts and wishes for you and your family.

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

Best wishes for you and yours at this time. My thoughts are with you and we understand the desire to be offline.

See you when you get back. :)

anmiryam said...

Carol, I am so sorry. Losing a parent is so difficult in so many ways. My heart goes out to you and your family. Peace.

meezermeowmy said...

Carol, I'm so sorry. It seems like you were just trying to get your head around the Hospice transfer, and now he's gone.

What a great picture to treasure!

hillary said...

So sorry for your loss. Losing your father is so difficult. I wish you peace.

Janice in GA said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose a loved one, and very hard during the holidays. :(

Wishing you and your family peace.

Best wishes--

Aubrey said...

I wish you hugs and comfort and time. Love, Aubrey

Sidney said...

I hope the loving embrace of your family and friends holds your heart steady in the coming days and weeks and months ahead.

Anonymous said...

I lost my dad on Christmas Eve too, quite a few years ago now. I'm so sorry you've lost yours too, and at this time of year that is usually so full of joy. Sending you hugs of understanding, and wishes for peace and family love to comfort you.

rho said...

Condolences - it is so hard isn't it?

My FIL passed away on 12/23 the year we were married I remember trying to do all that was needed and keeping some sort of holiday for his grandchildren who were too young to really understand what was happening ...

many thoughts and soft hugs going out to you ...

NerdGirl said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort.

Kathleen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

JelliDonut said...

My deepest condolences. I was in a similar place two years ago. It gets better.

f said...

My entire family's thoughts are with you and your family. Do what you need to do. Come back to use when you are ready to come back.
-Loraine Guritzky and the gang

Anonymous said...

Carol, so sorry for your loss. My best to your family.

-Jess

anne marie in philly said...

{{{{{hugs}}}}}

osage said...

What a beautiful picture.

I'm sorry for your loss.

suzenew said...

Dear Carol, I am sorry for your loss. I know that you will hold those 3 "smile-makers" close.

Siercia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your memories of him and the love of your family.

Magi said...

Very sad - hang on to the laughter in life

lamazeteacher said...

My deepest condolences on the loss of your father and hope that the grief which surrounds you and your family now will lessen and meld with the wonderful memories you will always hold of him.

Meghan said...

I"m so sorry for your loss; you and your family will be in my thoughts.

EB said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Eve

puffthemagicrabbit said...

That's a fantastic picture. hugs.

Ali P said...

Thinking of you, sweetheart. xxxxoooo

Carrie said...

With deepest sympathies... It's hard to lose one of your parents at any time of year. Thanks for sharing his picture.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry. Take care.

Tara said...

I'm so sorry. You'll be in my thoughts

deirdre said...

Carol, thoughts and prayers to you and your family...

Emily said...

My mother passed days after receiving a diagnosis of acute myeloblastic leukemia; in fact, within hours she was in that semi-coma. She had thought she was merely taking a long time to get over flu.

It was a shock, but looking back, I see that she was spared weeks & months of terror. I'm grateful for that.

Your father was also spared the long stretch of terror.

The pain of loss is hard, I know. I hope these next months of adapting go quickly for you.

Jocelyn said...

Just want to echo what others have said. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.

Cara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family peace during this time.

toni in florida said...

Much love to you and yours. The holidays are perhaps an even harder time to lose someone than any other in the year and my heart goes out to you all.

Take your time and know we'll be here for you.

Dave said...

I'm sorry. Condolences to you and your family.

Lauren said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

emileeknits said...

I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

Donna said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so scarey how life can change in an instant. May you find peace in having your family around as you all get through the next tough days and weeks ahead.

Big hugs.....

knittinggolfer said...

So very sorry for your loss. Peace to you all.

Kathleen said...

Carol, my deepest condolences to you and all your family.

lpratt1831 said...

Dear Carol, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. It is wonderful that you have so many memories to share and cherish.

Linda

Phro5gg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Father in 1999, holding his hand as he left this earth. He is still a part of me. I wish you peace and comfort at this time and in the weeks to come.

ccr in MA said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Saffron said...

I'm speechless. Be well.

travellersyarn said...

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. Please keep yur family close and warm.

Mary Lou said...

I'm sorry for your loss - be gentle with yourself.

Marilyn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.

Ann said...

I am so very sorry. It's never easy.

subliminalrabbit said...

oh carol. i am so sorry. we will be thinking of you...

Ellen-Mary said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

nieceytee said...

I am so very sorry about your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Kris said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am just catching up on blog reading and your post about the funeral was very touching. What an abundance of wonderful gifts and comfort you received that day, in so many different forms.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Best to you and yours. Family will help.

melissa said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your dad. my thoughts are with you.

Rana said...

I am so sorry.