My dad's birthday

@lovebuglena (36609)
Staten Island, New York
June 27, 2022 7:01pm CST
This Wednesday will be my dad's 71st birthday but of course he is no longer here to celebrate it. I am thinking of maybe having dinner with hubby and my mom in honor of that. I feel like cooking something, though not sure what yet. On the other hand, I wonder if it's better to go out somewhere. There is an Asian restaurant close to my mom's house we haven't tried yet. Still surreal that my dad is gone. I have not deleted his number from my contacts. Sometimes when I see it in my favorites I am tempted to call him but then quickly realize there is no one to call anymore.
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@JimBo452020 (42609)
• Montrose, Scotland
28 Jun
Don't ever delete his number from your contacts Lena Keep it there. Always.
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@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
I won't. The only thing I deleted was his voicemail. Maybe I shouldn't have. I wish I could hear his voice again.
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@JimBo452020 (42609)
• Montrose, Scotland
28 Jun
@lovebuglena is it possible with a data extraction tool that you could retrieve it It might be around on your phone in some file format
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@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
@JimBo452020 I am not sure about that. And the message he left was not a happy message.
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@MarieCoyle (6904)
28 Jun
My Dad passed away years ago, way too young. I still celebrate his birthday. The only people that even remember him are my children and myself. ( Well, my ex, but we won't go there.) I still remember his phone number, and a lot of other little things. His pride in his family was tremendous, and I am glad he had that. We all still miss him. I hope you have a lot of good memories to help sustain you, I know mine help me a lot.
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@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
It's definitely hard. During the pandemic a family friend lost both of her parents. I still have my mom at least.
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@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
@MarieCoyle Oh no! I know people who are vaxxed and they still got covid and it was really bad. But they recovered though.
@RasmaSandra (56252)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Jun
That would be nice to honor your dad, I know he is glad to know you remember him and watching over you,
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@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
Yeah. Have to figure out what to do. I definitely want to do something.
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@allen0187 (56514)
• Philippines
28 Jun
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@dfollin (22072)
• United States
28 Jun
I know it is so hard to delete people that have passed on! Is there a dish or restaurant that your father liked that you all liked? Maybe you should fix that or go to that place. Happy Birthday to your father in heaven!
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
That is a good idea. Thank you for the suggestion. He loved sushi, mushrooms, Georgian kharcho soup, kebabs, a great piece of meat. Many things.
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@dfollin (22072)
• United States
28 Jun
@lovebuglena But it's important that you like and the family like them too. I didn't know him but I am sure he wouldn't like it if you just ate the food for his memory. I am glad that you liked the suggestion!
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
@dfollin We love these things as well though.
@Nakitakona (50874)
• Philippines
10 Jul
Don't erase snything which has a memory of your late dad.
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
11 Jul
I am not planning on doing that.
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@Nakitakona (50874)
• Philippines
16 Jul
@lovebuglena That's wonderful. Memories would be lasting if there are mementos remain in tact.
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@LindaOHio (99577)
• United States
28 Jun
I'm so sorry, Lena. Happy Heavenly Birthday to your Dad.
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
Thanks. It's this Wednesday. How I wish he had at least made it to his birthday. But then again having your birthday being in the hospital chained to a ventilator is not something a person would want. And I wouldn't want that for him.
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@LindaOHio (99577)
• United States
29 Jun
@lovebuglena Yes, he is much happier now.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jun
I think that is a nice idea to have a dinner in his honour and to remember him.
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
Yes. I definitely want to do something.
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@Nawsheen (28782)
• Mauritius
28 Jun
This must be really hard. The pain of losing a parent stays forever Maybe you should try that new restaurant
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
I will talk to my mom about it and see if she wants to go.
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@jstory07 (122768)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
How sad I am sorry for your loss. Go to a nice restaurant that you will enjoy.
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
Will have to see if my mom would be up for it.
• Kenya
28 Jun
I can imagine how you are feeling. Do have a great moment together in honor of him. I wish you happy times
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
There are great memories to reminisce about.
• Philippines
28 Jun
Im sure he will be happy up there. that you are honoring him even tho he is not there. but yea Happy birthday to your dad!
@lovebuglena (36609)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Jun
Thank you. It is June 29th.