Life in Poland

Nothing good can come of a 6 a.m. phone call

Years ago when my Grandmother was still alive a 6 a.m. or even a 3 a.m. phone call meant that Gram had gotten her time zones mixed up or she had called the wrong granddaughter. Since she passed away, 6 a.m. phone calls can only mean something (as Rosie says) “very not good” has happened.

When the phone rang at 6 o’clock this morning,  I just repeated to myself, “Let it be a wrong number. Let it be a wrong number.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t. How I wish it had been.

My father passed away unexpectedly.

He was prepared with all the necessary paperwork and insurance policies, but he certainly wasn’t ready. Nor am I.

I am at least able to say that I spoke to him a few hours before his sudden death. My last words to him were “I love you, Dad” and his were “I love you, too”.

Today has been a very hard day, here so far away.

I came home this afternoon only to find a post card, just delivered, from my father. It’s from a local restaurant where my father likes to eat breakfast and hold court with his local friends. He wrote in his careful script – “You are invited for breakfast. Love, Mom and Dad”.

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    December 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. Take care, Chris.

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    December 23, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Chris I'm so very sorry. I can say I know what and how you feel because my father passed away when I was here in US. Try to find a comfort in these last words you exchanged with him before. I know is hard, but is the best you can do to not go crazy.

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    December 23, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Big hugs Chris! My thoughts are with you.

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    December 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind words.

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    December 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Chris, I cannot even imagine how you must be feeling right now. Remember all the best moments you had with him and cherish the fact that you last words were about love. Our thoughts are with you.PS. Life is always too short.

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    December 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

    So sorry for your loss, Chris. Take care.

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    December 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I'm very, very sorry for your loss…

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    December 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you everyone.

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    December 26, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I'm very sorry for your loss. Moje kondolencje. Smutno.

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    December 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I'm very sorry, Chris… Trzymaj się, dziewczyno.

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    December 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you again for the support.

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    December 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Chris,my thoughts are with you and your family.sending you virtual hugs!

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    Grazyna 1
    December 29, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Dear ChrisI'm so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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    December 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you very much.

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