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    My dad's book arrived (pics)

    The book I wrote about my dad arrived today and I'm really happy with it. Its just a scrapbook of photos and stories for my family. I'll take them back to Ireland next month. There sure won't be a dry eye in the house. Not surprisingly Doxa and Clive Cussler get a mention as well as a bunch of Cussler - Doxaholics

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    Wow that's a great thing to do Pete.

    I am sure everyone will enjoy and treasure the book.

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    Thanks T. Yea seemed a fitting way for my family to remember the old fella and keep some of the "good" photos in easy reach.

    several people have already asked why the title "Pick a window, you're leaving"....well.......

    It was an expression my dad used a lot. If you upset him he would say "pick a window, you're leaving". It became a joke with us all. The real irony is that in Ireland we bring the body back to the house to lie there for people to come as say goodbye. We had real problems getting the coffin into the bedroom. So when it came time to bury him, we just took out the bedroom window and heaved the coffin through it. Just before we did, my brother rapped the coffin lid and said "hey dad, pick a window, you're leaving". Kind of fitting don't you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Peter Millar View Post
    Thanks T. Yea seemed a fitting way for my family to remember the old fella and keep some of the "good" photos in easy reach.

    several people have already asked why the title "Pick a window, you're leaving"....well.......

    It was an expression my dad used a lot. If you upset him he would say "pick a window, you're leaving". It became a joke with us all. The real irony is that in Ireland we bring the body back to the house to lie there for people to come as say goodbye. We had real problems getting the coffin into the bedroom. So when it came time to bury him, we just took out the bedroom window and heaved the coffin through it. Just before we did, my brother rapped the coffin lid and said "hey dad, pick a window, you're leaving". Kind of fitting don't you think

    Pete
    I know about the custom of bringing the body back to the house etc. (Mom's family is from Ireland). Interesting that they still practice it. That's funny about your brother! I bet your dad had a chuckle over that if he was watchin!
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    Congrats Pete, what a wonderful tribute to your Dad!

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    Bravo, Pete. I don't think there are many words that can adequately describe what you've done. You've paid a fitting tribute to someone important in your life. I can only hope we all have that opportunity when the time comes.

    Again, bravo, sir.

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    Re: My dad's book arrived (pics)

    Very cool Doc, I'm sure he'd be proud! Love the title and story of it's origin too, and for some reason I can picture your brother with those huge arms, using that line in the local pub .
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    Re: My dad's book arrived (pics)

    pete,

    great idea, this will keep his memory alive all the future flying doctor generations to come. great job!!!

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    Pete, that's a touching tribute. Cremated my Dad on Friday, died very suddenly without warning aged 69 last week. I know how you feel now.
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    Re: My dad's book arrived (pics)

    Well done Pete! I was very close to my father and I appreciate what you've done for your father's memory and for your family.

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