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December 11, 2013 @ 09:12 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

bdot, Christmas, In Memoriam

The โ€˜realโ€™ tree in the Great Room

The โ€˜realโ€™ tree in the Great Room

Yesterday was a long day.

In the evening I drove down to St.Catharines with KK and met up with a bunch of friends for the visitation honouring the passing of a friendโ€™s dad. Mike seemed deeply moved by our presence. I donโ€™t think anyone had the right words. Sometimes there was even silence. But it was clear it meant a lot to him. I wouldnโ€™t imagine missing the opportunity to help such a great guy through what must be a very difficult time. We stayed through the โ€˜Rosaryโ€™ ceremony which was in both English and Polish. I guess Iโ€™m bias, but although I donโ€™t speak Polish it sounded like a beautiful language. Some softness to the tones. Not harsh sounding like Russian or German. I hope Mike fares well today. A sad passing.

After the visitation the guys (Captain, Joeyicus, KK, Ding and Brad) gathered for a beer, reflection and toast to Mikeโ€™s Dad. The drive home was interrupted by the rare closure of all lanes of the QEW. It seems like it was a bad night for other people as well.

It was uplifting to come home and see bdot had lit up our โ€˜Great Roomโ€™ tree. Apparently there are over 1200 lights. Phew.