I know I havent been around much.....

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  1. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    Thought I would post a note here ...... since I have been asked by a few..

    Back on Saturday May 2 in the early morning hours CW2 August Etteldorf (USA-RET)passed away... that is my dad......

    I think that alone could explain a lot, but 3 days after my dad passed, my mom had a heart attack! Luckily we found out that she has congestive heart failure, and we were able to get her on new meds....

    We arranged for the funeral to be on May 8th.. that morning we awoke to find my dad's little sheltie "Heidi" passed away at the foot of the bed.... :(

    It's been a rough month....

    > my dad's 82nd birthday would of been 5/9
    > I did get my camaro on 5/9 :) and my first ride was to show my dad at the cemetary...
    > May 21st would of been my parent's 54th wedding Anniversary

    plus preparing for Joyce's graduation and getting all her papers filled out for USCGAS..

    So for all those that have missed me... this is why I have been MIA. For all those that don't care... It's all good..

    For all those that would like to read about my dad.. http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/Etteldorf/homepage.aspx

    This is me and my dad in January 2009.
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    He served with the Seabees during WWII, and back to back tours in the Korean War. Then he got out of the Navy and went Army.. he served 2 tours in Vietnam.....

    PS....Call your parents... tell them you love them...
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, JCollins.
     
  3. Texmom

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    I was definitely missing your posts. That explains a lot. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Pima

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    My condolences. I lost my father when he was 57, I know the pain. Welcome back!
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Sorry to hear about the rough month. We missed ya.
     
  6. 2011's Mom

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    So sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, lost my father years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
     
  7. sanandreasfreak

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    sorry for your loss
     

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