Thursday, October 8, 2015

So my dad died

Long illness, etc. He hadn't really been mentally present in more than a year, and to be honest nobody was particularly present in the most recent few months, although he did seem to think the 2 year old was mildly interesting. Dad and I said our goodbyes some years ago, and the family's been mourning for a long time now. We grieve over an extended period.

My dad taught me that the only things that matter are where you stand, where you point the lens, and when you "squarsh the masher."

He also taught me to assemble the whole thing first, and then tighten the bolts.

He tried to teach me, by example and to limited effect, to choose my words with great care.

He was a pretty smart dude. I miss him. Got a bunch of lenses and a couple nice cameras of his to remember him by.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace.

  2. Andrew,
    My sincere condolences to you.
    I've been through a similar exercise a long time ago, watching the light go out over a difficult 18 months (my mother had dementia).
    Remember the good times; thankfully, I have lots of prints to look at to remember both my parents by.
    Take time to grieve and know that your readers are with in in spirit.

  3. Thanks folks. While I wasn't really fishing for sympathy (honest!) it's awfully nice to get. I appreciate it.

  4. I was sad to read about your loss. I lost my father in law last year after a decade of decline. My parents are very old. I visit them as often as possible. I hate that this is all inevitable.