Friday, August 21, 2009

My Dad

Dad and Sharon, August, 2006
Larry, Grand Marshall, Memorial Day, 2008

My Dad, Larry, has not been really well since sometime in the spring. He has been hospitalized recently for testing and less than 2 weeks ago was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He came home yesterday, and hospice care has been set up. We had so hoped to be back in Vermont last month to visit and that he would be well enough for some outings.
We planned to leave here on Tuesday the 25th, but received word tonight that Dad's strength is failing fast, so leave taking is updated to tomorrow.
We have made plans and abandoned them, it appears now that we will take the motor home, but not pull the little car as we can make better time that way,
If you are of a praying mind, we could use good thoughts--for my Dad and the family caring for him there and that we have a safe journey.
The laptop is going with us, but I may not have many opportunities to catch up on mail or post.
I hope you'll check back when I return.


  1. Sharon - I am so sorry to hear this and my thoughts are with you and your dad at this time. My grandfather died from the same disease, back in the mid 1950s. Healing thoughts coming your way.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad ...I only just read about your sad news today, as I have been away at my sons. I know the end is inevitable but I pray that the passing is calm and peaceful and your good byes are made. Remember the man he was not the man who is before you. Memories and wonderful pictures like those on here are what makes the man live forever.
    I send you hugs ...warm thoughts ...and prayers for strength.
    If you need to talk, you know we are out here for you and will read your innermost ramblings xx

  3. I know you are not checking posts but when you do, my prayers are with you and all my love is sent to give you strength. xxxxxxxxx

  4. I'm so sorry to read this news Sharon, it's always so hard to see our parents failing. You and your dad will be in my thoughts during this sad time. I wish you a safe journey.