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    Very sorry for your loss, remember the good times!
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    My condolences. Some of my fondest memories are of haying, sugaring and cutting wood with my father and grandfather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    Some of my fondest memories are of haying, sugaring and cutting wood with my father and grandfather.
    Dr.Tim, you got another tear in my eye remembering sitting in the Jeep with Pap after cutting firewood and his Little Debbie donuts and Irish coffee. I accidentally got the wrong cup on time when I was about 5 and that coffee was just as strong coming up as it was going down. Lot of shine, a little coffee.

    It's good to sit back and remember our loved ones that have gone on. A bit sad, but good to know who you came from.

    BAP, I know that we have never met, but I feel your pain. I think that we all do.
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    Sorry for your loss. I have similar memories of my dad. Doing whatever it took to get the buckets in the woods with his Massey that was missing a front wheel. But his greatest passion was cutting firewood. That's a big loss for me.
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    BAP,
    My condolences. I have many fond memories of making syrup with my dad too.
    Regards,
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    condolences for you and your family

    Count your memories as treasures. My dad died when I was a young man. One thing I wish, is he never met my wife or knew his grandkids and I wish he had. He also was my biggest fan for pursuing my chosen career in Natural Resources and he never got to see me complete that dream. So store away those sweet memories and be glad you had time together.
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    Thank You all for the kind words and thoughts. While it is hard loosing Dad, I know that he has moved on to a good place and will forever sugar in the big sugar bush above.
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    So sorry for your loss BAP. May you one day reunite in Heaven with your dad.

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    BAP , my condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories and live life to the fullest, it sounds like your dad did.

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