Sunday, July 28, 2013

On Barbara Walters and Fatherhood



Sorry for the radio silence around here lately, especially because I had kind of been on a roll with posting / fooling you all into thinking I am a real blogger. I will try to resume catching up with you guys regularly on Monday, but until then I just wanted to share some stuff with you, so let's get cozy and real, like the women on The View or something.

I mention The View because it was one of my dad's favorite shows. He would deny it, but if he didn't think anyone else was home, you would hear him emphatically interacting with Barbara & crew, then pretend like he'd lost the remote when you'd catch him. He was one of the most intelligent men I had ever met, and here he was with a (not so) secret bad tv habit. It was awesome, and I would mock him mercilessly about it.

I say all of this in the past tense, because last week The View lost one dedicated but closeted viewer, and I lost my dad. 

We decided against any kind of wake or funeral, and instead just threw two giant parties. We drank cheap beer and told embarrassing stories and laughed and laughed and laughed. He was a fun guy, so it only made sense to not mourn, but celebrate. 

Stay cool, Poppy. 

Love,
Meg

16 comments:

  1. I won't say how sorry I am for your loss or some other trite platitude, but please know that you and your family are on my mind today.

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  2. So very sorry for your loss Meg. Take all the time you need to get back to writing - we'll be here waiting when you're ready. And I love that you remembered him the way it felt most appropriate.

    Sending strength,
    Rebecca
    This Nest is Best

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  3. We love you Meg - your dad must have been a pretty rad guy to have the world's most incredible person for a daughter. <3

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  4. Oh, honey, I'm really sorry for the loss of your dad. He must have been SO proud of you! Take all the time you need.

    I don't know anything about the concept of heaven, but I suppose if he's up there, they probably have at least network television, if not cable. He can watch Jennie McCarthy and realize you were right about at least a few things. We're sending you lots of love, sweetheart!

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  5. Meg,
    Raising a glass to your Dad and sending you my heartfelt condolences. Stay strong.
    Kathy Groah
    Aardvark Furniture

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  7. Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm sure your dad would have loved the way you celebrated his life after his passing. All my best to you and your loved ones.

    -Becca

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  8. Sending you lots of love Meg... You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Just a follower, not a friend, but really sorry to hear this and thinking of you today. I love that he loved The View. Along with The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal it was required "home sick" watching. He sounds rad.

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  10. He sounds like the kind of guy that would get along great with my Pap Pap - which is a good thing, because now they can hang out together.

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  12. My heart goes out to you, lady. xoxo

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  13. Oh Meg. Your dad sounds like a kickass dude. I, too, would rather be remembered with kickass parties instead of a wake or funeral (but please remind somebody to put me in the ground or sprinkle the ashes somewhere fun).

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  14. I'm really sorry to hear that, Meg. He sounds like a wonderful Dad; I hope your family had a great time celebrating him.

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  15. I'm really sorry to hear that, Meg. He must have been a wonderful Dad, and I hope you and your family had a great time celebrating his life.

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