My Dad's last game

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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:33 am
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember that plea - and I'm terribly sorry to hear that your father has passed away.

    You're in my family's thoughts.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:42 am
  • My sincerest condolences to you and your family and so sorry for your loss.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:58 am
  • Hang in there man. My sympathies.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:03 am
  • My heart goes out to you.

    I hope the 'Hawks hoist a Lombardi for your father this season. Hoping for peace for you and your loved ones, especially your dad.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:19 am
  • Condolences, sounds like a hell of a guy from what everyone else wrote.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:23 am
  • Prayers for you and your family.

    He is truly in a better place.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:29 am
  • My deepest condolences. Very sad news.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:42 am
  • My deepest condolences to you and your family
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:44 am
  • What a blessing to have entered into his reward with his family at his side while occupied with a beloved activity! It sure seems like The Father ordained blessing for your father to the very end.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:30 am
  • I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:55 am
  • I've been there. I feel even today what you're feeling now. Do what you have to do to get through. Rely on those that you know you can rely on and let it out when you need to. It's been 4 years since I lost my dad and I still miss him every single day. Our fathers make us the men we are, and I'm always grateful to my dad for his influence on my life.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:12 am
  • Our prayers for you and your family. While I did not know your dad I can see by the comments here from others he was a stand up guy. The better the person the harder it is on the loved ones when they pass, your pain must be deep. My father has been gone 20 years now and to this day I remember all the big and little things he taught me and so shall you.

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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:20 am
  • Thanks and love back to you all.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:43 am
  • I feel for you, John. Grief is a helluva thing to go through, and it tends to be a little worse when the loss is sudden.

    However, like you, I believe that many coincidences are more than mere coincidences, that many show signs of divine intervention or manipulation. And as an ardent Seahawks fan, I can think of few ways to go that would be better than watching the Seahawks win a game while in the company of those I love. I never met your dad, but I think it is entirely possible that this is the way he would have chosen to depart this earth if given the choice.

    I hope you can find some comfort in this.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:11 am
  • My condolences. I didn't want to read the first post, because I knew it'd be heartbreaking. Hope everything is going well.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:26 am
  • So sorry to hear about your loss John. My condolences to you and your entire family.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:34 pm
  • :( My thoughts go to you.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:56 pm
  • Extending my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:10 pm
  • My condolences. Sorry to hear about your and your family's loss. I'm glad he was able to spend his last few moments with you and your family.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:19 pm
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, John.

    Cherish the many wonderful memories you`ve got and it sounds like you've got too many to count which says everything about your dad.

    One day at a time...
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:23 pm
  • Crap!

    I wasn't going to, but then I teared up reading your post. I wish you and your family well.

    I want the Seahawks to get on the ball and make a permanent memorial to the fans who've passed
    through the years - a big, huge plaque where all of our names can one day join your dad's and help
    put our brief time here, and the necessity of living life to the fullest, into perspective.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:30 pm
  • Sorry about your loss, I hope your family will be ok
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:16 pm
  • My thoughts are with you and your family, John. Your dad sounds like a great guy. I can only imagine myself in your shoes, and realize just what you must be going through. It's touching to read that you and your brothers were all at his side.

    I have a similar relationship with my father. Sports being our common bond as long as I can remember. Going to Seahawks, Sonics, Mariners, and Husky games. Talking about them on the phone when there's not a ton otherwise to talk about. Most phone calls start off with "How are you doing?" followed up with discussing the most recent game or big sports related story in the news. Most of my great childhood memories that included just myself and my dad always seem to be centered around sports. Be it going to games or playing at the park. I'm sure my dad and I would still have a good relationship without sports to bond around, but I know it wouldn't be the same.

    I hope everyone reading this thread who still has loved ones around takes a moment to think about it. Far too often in life, we don't appreciate the people in our lives until it's too late. Again, my heart and thoughts go out to you, John. Losing a loved one is never easy. But to lose something means you had something in the first place. And reading your post, you and your family truly had a special bond.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:53 pm
  • My sincerest condolences to you and yours good sir, not sure we've ever talked personally but your recognisable from your presence on these forums and enlightened opinions. Very sorry for your loss.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:00 pm
  • SeaTown81 wrote:My thoughts are with you and your family, John. Your dad sounds like a great guy. I can only imagine myself in your shoes, and realize just what you must be going through. It's touching to read that you and your brothers were all at his side.

    I have a similar relationship with my father. Sports being our common bond as long as I can remember. Going to Seahawks, Sonics, Mariners, and Husky games. Talking about them on the phone when there's not a ton otherwise to talk about. Most phone calls start off with "How are you doing?" followed up with discussing the most recent game or big sports related story in the news. Most of my great childhood memories that included just myself and my dad always seem to be centered around sports. Be it going to games or playing at the park. I'm sure my dad and I would still have a good relationship without sports to bond around, but I know it wouldn't be the same.

    I hope everyone reading this thread who still has loved ones around takes a moment to think about it. Far too often in life, we don't appreciate the people in our lives until it's too late. Again, my heart and thoughts go out to you, John. Losing a loved one is never easy. But to lose something means you had something in the first place. And reading your post, you and your family truly had a special bond.


    Well said. I almost lost my Dad last year - I was on deployment off the coast of Africa and flew 24 hours (Djibouti-Ethiopia-Kenya-France-Miami-Norfolk-Washington DC-Portland, OR) home to see him. Thankfully, it wasn't his time. I'm extremely close with my old man (as well as my Mom and siblings) and dread the reality of losing them.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:07 pm
  • Me and my dad have been long time hawks fans and this year we bought our first season ticket package. Well I lost him right before the first game. It's not easy losing someone that close to us. But as some one who just lost his father from one son to another sorry buddy. The next day get easier but never the same.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:49 pm
  • Bumping an old thread... because losing Les reminds me a lot of losing my dad a couple of years ago.

    We're never ready for people we truly love to move on, and yet it is always inevitable. One of the true hardships of life.

    And yet .. if we truly had those we love forever, would we really appreciate them? Aren't the relationships we have wonderful in part because deep down we know they have a beginning, middle and end? Joy and Sadness are part of the same embrace.

    However, some of us believe endings are just beginnings to something even greater.....

    I haven't posted for several months until Les' death. My time a .NET as a regular poster had to come to an end, and I chose that time earlier this year. I really couldn't bring myself to enter that "final" post after 14 years of daily banter. However, I think Les, especially, would want me to let you all know that it's been a truly special part of my life that I spent with many of you.

    Be good to each other.

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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:04 pm
  • Nice thoughts John. Glad to know that you and Mark will be among those that will make it to the memorial for Les.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:20 pm
  • I wish you well during this tough time.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:22 pm
  • I'm so sorry for your loss, 'Storian. I'm sending all of the Seahawk positivity I have to you and your family, as well as Radish's clan.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:22 pm
  • Well said John. The last time I saw my father alive, I flew up to Seattle and I treated him to the Hawks game against the Raiders (the one where Jeremy got kicked in the jewels). It was raining lightly and no cabs were available after the game, so we walked the two miles back to my hotel talking about life in general. One of my most cherished memories and the fondest one of my father.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:25 pm
  • Be good to each other.

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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:36 pm
  • Thank you for the bump Hawkstorian, Take care of yourself also.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55 pm
  • Although I've noticed you posting less and less over the years, I'm still gonna miss ya!

    Take care, John.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:11 pm
  • Well said Hawkstorian.

    And by the way, I have missed your posts.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:53 pm
  • Love you John.

    You have always been a great friend.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:57 pm
  • I lost my dad also not long after the Super Bowl..I miss him all the time ..It sucks but I know he is in a better place than he was here in the body that was failing in his last 2 years..John mentions Les passing away- feeling like his dad..Les was about my dads age so it also brought back thoughts of my dads passing..I was depressed all weekend to a point..Hawkstorian you have a great gift of writing..I'll miss it..In closing theres a bunch of our dads up there..I like to think of them as the original 12's -the ones who got us hooked on the Hawks from the first time they took us to the Dome,QWest or the Clink..They live on through us..
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Re: My Dad's last game
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:04 pm
  • One of the original .NET members I will always cherish. I am grateful that I am fortunate enough to still see you from time-to-time at Temple before a game, John. Life is a never-ending series of chapters filled with both heartache and loss as well as joy and love.

    To your father, to Les, to all we have loved and lost, we say "Until we meet again."
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Re: My Dad's last game
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:09 pm
  • Aros wrote:One of the original .NET members I will always cherish. I am grateful that I am fortunate enough to still see you from time-to-time at Temple before a game, John. Life is a never-ending series of chapters filled with both heartache and loss as well as joy and love.

    To your father, to Les, to all we have loved and lost, we say "Until we meet again."


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Re: My Dad's last game
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:24 am
  • Very sad news. My condolences to you and to all that loved him.

    I know my pops will be seeing his last game soon, as well.

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Re: My Dad's last game
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:42 am
  • Hate to see you leave. Your numerical history of the team this last season was maybe the best thing I've ever read here. It brought back so many great memories. My condolences again for your father and now for what you're feeling regarding the loss of Les.
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Re: My Dad's last game
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:44 am
  • I'll never forget this day when You, Dom and I all hooked up at the J & M well before a game. Can't even remember what year it was,,,,,,

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