Sunday, December 19, 2010

Heartening

I never realized my dad advertised my blog to anyone. Good thing I'm not a giant drama queen anymore! That makes me feel good that he found it interesting enough to share. I'm truly sorry my blog is how you all found out. I know when it comes to the cyber world there is never any closure. Either family members will delete the accounts... but more than likely they stay there. Like an empty shell.

I am really enjoying reading the comments from his e bay chat room friends. I'm sure my mom and brother will like to hear all the nice things and little stories, too. I think when we decide on a memorial service date I will include these comments. I am going to make a scrab book thingie or something for my mom. She will really be touhed by everyone's thoughts. Thank you all so much for your kind words!

My dad always talked about the ham radio and his e bay. I also think he liked boating because when I was 12 he sent me photos of a boat he was fixing up. I like knowing that even though he was too weak to go far and socialize (or do things like boating), he still enjoyed the little things life had to offer. Thanks to today's technology even the most home bound person can still socialize and offer a lot of themselves. I remember years (a lot of years!) ago when he told me he sold $5 on e bay. I told my boss about that a couple weeks ago when we were talking about e bay (they have an e bay account). He asked if my dad charged shipping. I don't know. I was going to ask him.

I have never done e bay. But then I've also never gone to an ATM machine. I know... I should get out in the world.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's the crazy lady from the aol ebay chat room. Just wanted you to be sure to read the comments, and if you wanted to show your Mom the comments, you could copy them and paste them, because when the page scrolls off, only your DAD knew how to find them. So they scroll of within a couple of days, but your Dad's passing brought people back to the board that have not posted for a long time. So the board will probably scroll of daily. Maybe these postings there will help to completely fill that little hole in your heart. I just know he is reading all of our comments there and (well I don't know how to finish that sentence) LOL Probably shaking his head. (((HUGS)))to you and the rest of the family.

♥M♥Smith♥ said...

It's me again... I remembered that I hadn't seen the link to the eBay AOL chat room & wanted to post it here for you & your mom so you could find it a little easier. I know it will bring a smile to your faces at this sad time. So many of us enjoyed reading his posts. Hope you find some peace in knowing he was loved & respected by many of us even though we never met him face-to-face. Before I forget... here is the link to the chat room http://chatboards.ebay.com/chat.jsp?forum=1&thread=12
TurtlesWorld2001 aka marie