Greeting my friends. As most of you know my father passed away recently. I’ve been feeling rather lost without my Dad. When my Mom passed away I regretted not having spent more time with her when she was well. I’m thankful for being able to spend the last few years living with my Dad. It wasn’t easy, we would butt heads at times, but I have no regrets.
For those of you who never got to meet my Dad, he was always the one person I could count on when I needed help. He was always there for me, and for others too. He gave money to multiple charities. He volunteered to help out friends and neighbors whenever he could.
He immigrated to the states from Germany in 1957, when he was 19. He was a plumber by trade. He had already graduated from plumbing school before he left Germany, but he had to go through it again when he came here. He was always doing free plumbing work for people when they needed it. He loved to joke around, talk in goofy voices, and basically try to make people laugh. He always said life was too short to take everything so serious.
His favorite phrase was “Goodness Gracious”. He said it so much, his friends had it printed onto a T-shirt for him, and had a license plate frame made with his catch phrase on it. He had business cards made with “Goodness Gracious” printed across it and even started his incoming phone message on the answering machine with this signature phrase.
He was a stubborn old fart, but that was part of his charm. He was a real character. He touched a lot of people. Everywhere he frequented, the people there knew him by name. Everyone loved him and are saddened by his passing.
This month’s music mix I dedicate to my wonderful Dad. The songs are not songs that remind me of him. They are more reflective of how I’ve been coping with his passing. Anyone who has lost a family member or close friend will relate to this collection of songs.
Puff Daddy - I’ll Be Missing You
Ash Ferrey - Lost Without You(Original Mix)
Noctilucent - All Alone(Lendrox Remix)
Caribou - Can’t Do Without You(Art@Werk’s Killa Mix)
Drivvin - It Won’t Be The Same
Blue Rose - Tell Me Why
Everything But The Girl - Missing(Todd Terry Amine Edge Mix)
Brittzar - Daddy, You Are My Hero
Fred V & Grafix - You’ll Always Be A Part of Me
Joel Adams - Please Don’t Go
Andra Day - Rise Up
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