A year ago today we lost the one in the middle, 11 days ago we lost the one on the left. Just me left to drink the beer for them!
I can't imagine what it would have been like to add the Coronavirus pandemic on top of those 3 months Dad lay in hospital. So grateful we got that time without the difficulties there would have been in being able to see him now.
Thinking of those NHS staff who looked after Dad so well in Crieff during these times. They were already overworked back then! Grandpa would be proud of the Health Service that he gave 34 years of his life to from it's founding day til his retirement.
Still got Dad's and Grandpa's buddies keeping an eye on me to make sure I behave myself! (Swipe left!) #ThankYouNHS#1YearOn#TaughtHowToDrinkEarly
My coach isn't just a coach, he's also mad and has a big heart! He's currently running a marathon around his garden (2110 laps!) to raise money for the NHS for extra equipment or to support the staff. All this in his canoeing kit! 9km to go!
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LIVE SPORT ON A SAT MORNING! My coach is currently running a marathon around his garden (2110 laps!) to raise money… t.co/OYuTTWnzJc
For a cricket loving guy, Grandpa certainly had a good innings. 100 years, 171 days. Glad that coronavirus didn't reach him and wasn't what bowled him out, just slipping away in his sleep. So grateful I managed to see him a few weeks ago.
Will miss his cheeky sense of humour and his big smile. I can only wish I will still be climbing munros into my 80s and still doing crosswords into my 100s! Whenever I fill my birdfeeders I'll think of the grin and wave he would give me out of his window when I filled his birdfeeders so he could still watch the birds even from his armchair.
Certainly the end of an era; I'll keep enjoying the odd gin and odd whisky "under doctor's orders"!
Dr. Don D. Pennie 12th October 1919 - 31st March 2020