We lost Crash last month. There doesn't seem to be anything appropriate to say (in a blog) about my Dad, but I'm sure things will come to mind over time. I think when we're young we all think our parents are going to live forever, especially in a case like this when he remained active and mentally agile into his 80s, indeed almost right up to the end of his life. I am so thankful that there were no lingering feelings of "I should have done this" or "I should have said that" or unresolved family issues or anything like that. He left behind a lifetime of wonderful memories and stories (oh, the stories!!)
He also left behind...stuff. Lots and lots and lots of stuff. Sparky has been going through it at her own pace, and has uncovered some interesting things that haven't seen the light of day in many, many years. It's a huge undertaking but it's also something to do to pass the winter months. I've never known Sparky to be bored, ever, but I think she's going to be busy for the next year...although, at the pace she's going you never know!