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Sun Dec 2, 2018, 12:37 PM

12. Thank you for sharing.

My dad died this past Sept at age 103. He lived alone in his house, just the way he wanted until a week after this past Father's Day. It was a series of health issues from that point on that resulted in not only his death but in changing who he was. At times during his final months his true spirit would shine through but other times he was like a different person. At the time of his death he was in an assisted care facility and under hospice care. I was at his bedside the day before he died. His eyes never opened and he did not speak. I don't believe he had any awareness by that time but I said my goodbyes not knowing how much longer he had. What I didn't like were the hospice workers hovering behind me. I was an emotional wreck and I just wanted to be alone with my dad.

You're very fortunate to have received the gift of your father's last words.

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