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Remembrances and the Neptune

Dad was part of the brine. And the brine was part of him.
Cancer may have taken him, but it did not silence his courage.
Memories don’t fade, they are still tangible to me.
He wasn’t the best dad. Instead, he’d always be the best there ever was.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

What a lovely way to remember a loved one who is no longer with you, Melissa.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I am touched. My father is also no longer with us. He passed away four years ago. He is not perfect, but he is the best for us. Your photograph is lovely, Melissa. It is the best way to remember our beloved father that was gone in our sight but not in our heart.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

Oh, sorry to hear that, Melissa. I hope this pandemic will end soon so you can travel home to be with your mother.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

You’re welcome.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

A heartfelt entry, I am very sorry for your loss.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss Melissa. Take comfort in the beautiful memories you have, and I know that you will soon make it home to be with your mother.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

Your words tell us so much about your dad Melissa and are a lovely tribute to him. I too hope you get to see your mum soon, this has really been the worst of times for families.

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Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
1 year ago

Your picture and its description touches all of us, Melissa. Love and loss are a deep part of our lives, and your Dad must have been very special. Was your King Conch story also about your actual dad? Did he read any of your stories before he died? He must have been extremely proud of you.

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Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

To die in your 60s is absolutely too young and absolutely unfair. Yes, you will miss him the rest of your life – but the memories will become sweeter over the years and the gratitude for everything he was and still is (alive in you and your children) will grow deeper. My Dad died at 95, and I still thought that was too young. It does seem, however, that he is still around in all I do. We can never be separated from those we love. Blessings on you, Melissa, and thank you for sharing your great talent with all of us.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

A wonderful tribute, Melissa. And, a special photo as he looks out on something he loved.  ? 

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