It was twenty years ago today

My father died June 30th, 1985. Age 60 with colon cancer. Too young most people would say. He was the oldest of five children and his mother was still alive at the time. I think it must be especially rough when a mother outlives her firstborn. I was a late bloomer and finally reached the age(28) where the world began making sense. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to discuss my new found observations with dad. Nor did he get to see his grandkids(no, not mine – my sister had her two later) Not that uncommon because I recall nothing of my mom’s father and only several seconds of memory about my dad’s father. Some of the choices I’ve made in my life are a direct result of dad’s death. Learning that time is short so you better do things now while you can. It has also in some ways conditioned me to not think about my life beyond age 60 and that’s probably wrong.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to It was twenty years ago today

  1. cat_wrangler says:

    30 years ago February
    Took me 13 years to begin grieving. Keep reminding myself it’s all part of the cycle.

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