Toes on the Nose

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Toughest day ever...........
« on: August 23, 2008, 07:26:41 AM »
Monday Aug 18th at 1:05 am I watched my father take his final breath. He was 76. I was with my mother, my sister and my wife. My brother was about ten minutes too late as he had to drive all the way from Corona. My dad was a tough old bird and was very conservative. He came to the USA from Cuba in 1959 to escape communism. He was a military police officer in cuba for nine years.
Two years after arriving here he was recruited for a little thing now known as "Operation Mongoose" or what would be known later as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was captured after four days of fighting and imprisoned for two years. Thank you JFK. I'm gonna miss him alot we talked every day and he only lived a couple miles from me. I've spent this week helping mother tie up some loose ends.
My father was raised Catholic but had no respect for the church with the recent problems they had with priests and the sex scandals. My father absolutely hated the Pope, especially after he visited Cuba and shook hands with Fidel Castro, who in 1968 abolished all religion from the island and sent away every member of the clergy. As I said...... my father detested hipocrisy. last day on earth, he refused communion and did not want last rites. He said that he had a relation with God and didn't need anyone to verify it for him...... he will be missed by many.

Thanks,
Danny
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Re: Toughest day ever...........
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 07:32:50 AM »
rip dad
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Re: Toughest day ever...........
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 07:36:56 AM »
Toes-

My deepest condolences to you and your family.  Be thankful for the time you got to spend with him. He sounds like a truly amazing man. Godspeed.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 07:40:37 AM »
"He said that he had a relation with God and didn't need anyone to verify it for him"......That statement right there kinda tells you that he's ok where he's at now..... Hey Danny,I am truly sorry to hear about your Dad,I lost my Mom about a year ago....I know it hurts  :(   My thoughts and prayer's go out to you and your Family!                        
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 08:35:21 AM »
Danny ,Great words about you Pops , I'm sure you'll have many good memories and stories to rember him by, condolences from all of us !
 Tom and crew
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 08:41:38 AM »
Danny,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP papa toes.

The Lynch Family
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 08:49:51 AM »
Our condolences to you & your family in this tough time.  You will be in our thoughts & prayers.

Steve & Kim
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 09:23:43 AM »
i am very sorry for you loss, just find peace knowing he is in a better place..
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 09:56:04 AM »
My heart goes out to you and yours.  Is your Mom holding up ok?
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 10:03:48 AM »
Its good to fill this time with family and friends.  Be sure to look out for the ones that seem to be overly affected or the young ones that may not understand completely.

Our condolences go out to you and your family.

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 10:30:28 AM »
Toes, Just wanted to chime in and let you I think what you had sounded very special, my dad and I have always been close, I guess you could say he is my best freind and always seems to be there.

My only hope is that he was truley at peace, as it sounds he was. My thoughts are with you and your family, take care.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2008, 10:43:55 AM »
Hi Toes
just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family.
cherish the time you had with him and know he will always be with you.


jim
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