Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Coping Strategy

By now you should have been reading about Starcross' celebratory trip over the re-opened Croxton embankment to her new home at Uplands Basin. But shortly after my last post I received the news that my father was seriously ill in hospital in my home town of Llanelli and not expected to survive. Fortunately I was able to get to him in time to say goodbye. He died last night at the grand old age of 93.
He was a lovely, lovely man.
Posting this is part of my coping strategy and as it appears that November is a peak time for deaths and his local church is fully-booked for funerals until the week after next, another part of that strategy will be getting aboard Starcross and making that move.
You will read about it here but you will also understand if blogging isn't my top priority at present.

12 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

My thoughts are with you Jim - a sad time.

Kevin said...

Please accept my condolences Jim

Mal Richardson said...

My thoughts are with you.

We had new boat delivered 1000 - message about mum 1600 - she died 0200 next day. Went boating same day - what a great help it was to get away.

Remember the good times

Ian and Karen said...

So sorry Jim, just enjoy taking time to remember your dad. Be thinking of you as you go through the process of the necessary arrangements.
Our prayers go with you.
Ian and Karen

Nev Wells said...

Hey Jim,

So sorry to read of your loss. You take care

Nev

Adam said...

Sorry to hear that, Jim.

Nb Yarwood said...

Jim
I'll join everyone else in sending condolences. Treasure the memories...
Lesley

Tom and Jan said...

Jim,
Please accept our condolences. 93 what a great innings! You must have so many memories!
Tom & Jan

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your sad news.

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Jim said...

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. They have been very helpful.
Jim

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

My thoughts are with you, I lost my mum last December, she was 90 but had unfortunately been ill for some time.

JACQUIE AND STEIN said...

Our condolences Jim, on your sad loss.
Jacquie & Stein