Friday, January 30, 2009

Requiescat in pace - my cute Daddy


My dear - and oh so cute - Daddy, Bob Merrill, passed away yesterday at 83. He fought back from a debilitating stroke several years ago, walking when they said he may never again, and from a heart attack last year, when they said he might not make it through that night. But time, and that bastard cancer, took its toll and he was done with it all. His parents died in their 60's and siblings both in their 70's. We knew we were blessed to have him so long. I wrote this post last Father's Day which says a bit more about him. Now is for family time. Will be back to blogging next week, which is what he would want, and expect.

11 comments:

Visual Vamp said...

Oh Linda,
I am so sorry, and send my condelences and prayers to you and your family, with a special prayer for your father.
I wish I were there to help you in any way that I could.
xo xo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, so sorry to hear about your loss. I still have both of mine, but I have friends who are starting to lose theirs. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pigtown-Design said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he was proud of all you've accomplished.

Cote de Texas said...

oh no! Linda, I am so sorry - I know how sudden this all was, you must still be in shock. Let me know if I can help in any way - lend an ear, if you need one. I'll be here for you.

Joni

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am very sorry. I lost my own sweet daddy to cancer a year ago in December and I know it just stinks. I will say a prayer for you tonight.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Linda, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I lost my dad at 83 five years ago after a stroke triggered by brain surgery for Parkinson disease left him in a vegetative state for three years. Nothing can prepare you for the loss but treasure the memories you have and he will be with you always. I'll be thinking of you.

Willow Decor: said...

Linda,
I am so very sorry to hear about your father. It is so difficult. If you need anything know I will help in any way I can. I lost my parents very young- one very suddenly and one after a long, difficult illness. It is never easy. My prayers are with you.
xoxo-Gina

for the love of a house said...

Linda,
I am so very, very sorry for your great loss.
I wish you sweet memories and peace.
With sympathy,
joan

Julia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy. My condolenses to you and your loved ones. I'm sure he was, and is, very proud of you.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi everyone - thank you so much for your kind comments and emails. I so appreciate all the love and support. We're making it through - although both my mother and I have nasty colds. Am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after the funeral, which is on Wednesday.

xxxooo

Linda

modernemama said...

My condolences to you and your family - your dad sounded like an extraordinary man who passed his love of design to you

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