Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bad Day

    My wife called me today when I was at work. She never has called me at work. She wasn't feeling well this morning so I thought maybe I needed to take her to the Doctor. When I answered the phone she was crying. She then told me that my Dad had passed away this morning. My Dad and my Uncle were working unloading some tools for my Dads shop. My Uncle looked over at my Dad and he just fell over. We think he had a heart attack.At least he went fast and no pain.
   My Dad just got back last night from visiting my brother and his family in California. He gave me a call to let me know he was home and had a good trip. We talked for 45 minute's about the trip and horses. He wanted to know how Roller was doing. I told him we were gonna go into the 2 rein soon then the spade bit. I explained how that was gonna work. He told me about his horse and the issue he was having with him. His horse is older and got a growth on the corner of his mouth. So his horse was not liking the bit he use's. I told him to get a hackamore, he said just started riding him in a mechanical hackamore. He said alot of his problems he had went away.
    I'm gonna miss him. We weren't always very close but the last few years we have really bonded. I think I needed to grow up alittle and he needed to back off and let me learn on my own. Im very thankful that we grew closer together. I would call him every Sunday night to check up on him. He came out here last spring and rotortilled the garden for us. I was gonna call him tonight or tomorrow and see if he would come down and do it again. Hoping to make it yearly deal. I am so glad he came down over my Birthday. I got to show him my life. What I really do, what the ranch looks like. The shop were we spend alot of time fixing stuff. How many cows we run. He went with me feeding. It was a great time to share with him. Lots of laughs. Here's a picture of the old man getting a gate for me.
I'm gonna hold tight to the good time's and memory's we shared. My Dad on the right and my Uncle.
We went up and changed the flag at the Burris cemetery. It's were my Grandparents on my Dad's side are buried, and now where he will now rest.
Rest in Peace Pop's. You will be missed.

7 comments:

Sally said...

Amen, son.

Shirley said...

Aw Jake, so sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace and live in your memories.

Serenity said...

He will be missed.

Jinglebob said...

Prayers for you guys Jake. I'm glad you have good memories. Many don't get that.

Crystal said...

So sorry to hear that, but glad you had many good memories with him.

gtyyup said...

I can't seem to get to everyone's blogs...and I missed this. So sorry for your loss. It's nice to know that you two had come together in recent years...cherish the memories. May he rest in peace~

Linda said...

Hi, Jake. I'm new to your blog and have gone back to the beginning and been reading forward so I could get to "know" you better. When I got to this post, I just had to tell you how sorry I am for the death of your dad. We're never prepared to lose a loved one, even if they've been sick for a long time. But it's especially hard when it happens so suddenly. I'm glad you and your dad were able to develop a good adult relationship in recent years. Those memories will be such a comfort to you.