My Dad’s Eulogy

my dad’s hands

best symbolize

his essence

~

if you’d ever

shaken my dad’s hand

you’d know

what I mean

~

his big hands,

thick, strong fingers

tough, worn skin

working hands

~

he wore them with a gritty

honesty, grace and dignity

~

Eulogy

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34 thoughts on “My Dad’s Eulogy

  1. Beautiful Geo, calm, still and dignified. I hear a celebration of life here, that is the best way to go about remembering.

    You can definitely tell a lot about a person from their hands.

    ‘Never trust a man with a weak handshake’ My mum would say, ‘My father had a great handshake, he’d look you right in the eye; you always knew he was listening.’

  2. Beautiful. Giving a eulogy at my father’s funeral was the hardest thing that I have ever done. However, it’s always one of the best things I’ve ever done. I got to tell everyone about the man that he was to me.
    Your words were just beautiful.

  3. Today 07/29 marks the 3rd anniversary of my own precious father’s death. He too had those hands. He worked hard all of his life, made an example of what it is to build and sustain a life thru hard work. He was a provider, a mentor, and a genuine Father who taught us about life and made it possible for us to experience fully what a family was meant to be, and what love was about. I miss him so very, very much.
    Beautiful post.

    • thank you
      ~
      this upcoming weekend
      would
      have marked my parent’s
      50th wedding anniversary
      ~
      my family is reuniting
      to celebrate
      the legacy of their love
      ~
      thank you so much
      for your comment
      it means so much
      ~
      with love and respect,
      geo sans

      • july 25th would have been Mom & Dad’s 50th! My mom is still here with us, but oh how she longs for Dad.

  4. Beautiful, Geo, and it’s nice to have specific memories of our parents when they pass…it’s also hard losing them at any age. My Mom died three years ago and it’s still very surreal…

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