Upon losing a beloved father

Thomas Munro Jr.

Spirit of Cecilia

By RIchard K. Munro

My father and me at our wedding on St. Columba’s Day June 9, 1982. I am wearing Auld Pop’s Munro tartan tie. I still have it and the tie my father was wearing that day.
The ladies to my father’s left are my mother, Ruth L. Munro and in the back Juanita Donado Perez my beloved mother in law. A grand lady and like my grandmother lost her husband when very young (at age 26). My wife was like my mother “the widow’s curly haired daughter who was the loveliest of the throng.”

I know what it is to love a father and to lose a father.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” is an old Irish saying.


People you love never die entirely. They live in your mind in, the way…

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