It’s 10 years to the day when Dad passed away. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him.  The photo below was our last Christmas together.
Rest in peace Dad – 1948 to 1999.

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Ten years ago,
I got a call that nearly killed me
Repeat yourself my hands are shaking

When I was told, my friend was gone
I felt so guilty, a thousand questions left unanswered

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll serenade before I do
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today

Ten years ago, I stood beside the wood that held you
I must sit down my legs are shaking
We let you go,
With gifts of plectrums for your journey
And melodies to help you on your way

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll serenade before I do
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today
Where did you go, ten years today

Where did you go…

How could you leave us that way,
Where did you go, ten years today

Lyrics by Bullet for my Valentine – Ten years today, an awesome song that often reminds me of him, even though I think Dad would be saying “give me the Beatles any day”.