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Old 10-14-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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Son Carries His Father Out For Dinner:

Father being old and weak, while eating dropped food on his shirt and trousers. Other diners watched him in disgust while his son remained calm.
After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.

The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.

At that time, a old man amongst the diners called out and asked the son , "Don't you think you have left something behind?"

The son replied, "No sir I haven't"

The old man retorted, " yes you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father.

The restaurant went silent.

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Old 10-15-2015, 04:16 AM   #2
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We can only hope everyone that has that situation feels the same. I did, and have no regrets.

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This is timely. My father, who is 77, called last night to talk. He mentioned that while he stays very active, he can tell he is slowing down. The great thing about having an RV is that when he finally needs me, I can go to him and help with little worry. Home is where you park it.

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I'd have looked after my dad too, but I'm afraid I'd have also said a few words to my fellow dinners, such as 'what's your problem' or worse.
Miss you Dad

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Old 10-15-2015, 07:16 AM   #5
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Been there, done that! The last years we became very close and every Saturday was our day that we would have breakfast together. Reading the original post caused me to tear up and feel so grateful for those times together. I hope my daughters were paying attention.
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" How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday you will have been all of these."
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Originally Posted by Maj.kangaroo View Post
" How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday you will have been all of these."
Now isn't that the truth.....
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Again "thank you" for a great story.

We had the honor of taking care of my husband's Mom when she got cancer and fought a brave, long fight. It was 9 yrs ago.

Then again we had the honor of taking care of my Mom when she got cancer. It was hard to watch someone you love die inch by inch but I don't regret any of it (other than their suffering). We did the right thing, had a bit of help from time to time and those who did nothing but complain. Those that helped were amazing! His sister, my niece and brothers, daughter, and friends who visited both of those ladies.

Will always cherish our memories and pray that our kids never have to do this level of care for us. Wish all the best for each of you.

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Good lesson for all of us! Thanks Sonny!
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Brought a tear.....

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