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in: BP; BP > 2019-04-18

Apr 27, 2019 12:53 AM # 
bl:
That difficult time in life saying goodbye. Seems even more poignant half a world away. I didn't see my mother's grave in MI for 30 years, '72 to '02. My father eventually said to me "are you my son?" And then we are left holding the torch.
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Apr 27, 2019 5:30 PM # 
BP:
Bob, thanks - I can only concur with those thoughts. I had to remind myself on every visit since about 2015 to “say good bye” and then found myself drafting a eulogy on the flight home, so as not to lose the good memories.
With my grandparents buried in Albisreiden, Zurich, I wasn’t able to visit between 1980 and 2012 and by that time the State had turned their graves over......
Still the childhood memories remain as a torch for the next generation!

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