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Special mail to heaven!

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Hi there, Dad
Today marks 19 years since you left.  Thinking of you with love as I reflect how much we do have in common, though I look more like mom.
We both love….
~ coffee & tea. When I was young you used to pour the coffee into the saucer cos the coffee was too hot.  Oh, how I loved to drink from the saucer then.
~ snacks.  We love to snack while watching the television.
~ music.  We love Elvis Presley and we both love to sing.
~ animals.  Thank you for all the pets you had brought home.  I had dogs, bunnies, cats, fishes, tortoise though mom was not that enthusiastic then about having pets at home.
We were both good drivers and we admire antique and fancy cars. (I still like to drive a manual car).
We have a great sense of humour.  
We have a lot of patience. (But I think my patience is wearing thin since the day I got married, Dad. LOL!)
You were not a perfect dad.  You made mistakes and you had flaws.
And you had your fair share of trials and tribulations during your life journey here.
But that’s okay, Dad.  What’s important is that you were real, you did the best you could and your love was unconditional.
Thank you, Dad for being real and for being you – a simple, humble, kind, honest and generous person.
Much love and hugs, Pat
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Remembering dad on his 85th birthday

 

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Dear Dad,
I’m sending birthday wishes to you today
all the way up to the sky.
And reminiscing the simple things
you enjoyed  or made you glad like
… a cup of tea in the afternoon

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… reading
(You loved to read both English and Chinese books. And I remember returning some books to the rental shop after your passing)

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.. singing church hymns  
(You were still singing to the gospel songs in the car even at the final stage of cancer)
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… making chapati
(Indian flat bread)

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.. bringing home a new puppy.

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… lending a helping hand to friend or stranger

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Happy 85th Birthday, Dad!  
Much love …

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