Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Last flight...

It was very smokey both here in the valley and in the mountains Monday morning, we took off just a frog's hair above the minimum visibility. Took a little over an hour to reach hunt'n camp, then we circled the area trying to figure the right place to scatter Dad's ashes. Found the area we were looking for and let'r rip.  It went well. 

I was doing fine with all of this til we got back to the house and T gave me a big hug and said, "Thank You for letting me do this for your Dad, he was quite a guy."    Yep, he was...

Dad's place



28 comments:

  1. I'm happy that you put Dad in the place that he loved. You're a wonderful daughter (and all around great gal).

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    1. LL,
      Dad and I had several talks about doing this, and I promised.
      Thank you for the kind words.

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    2. Changes in the wind,
      Thanks!

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  2. Beautiful place for Dad. Good job, Brig.

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    1. Adrienne,
      Thanks, it is a special place, that meant a lot to Dad.

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  3. Mission accomplished!

    Well done, Brig....

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    1. Rain Trueax,
      Yep, thanks to T for taking Dad and I up there.

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  5. The photo is beautiful, and the loving gesture even more so...

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    1. shoreacres,
      My phone's camera is not the best, but this photo seemed to be the one.
      Thank you.

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  6. What everyone above said.

    Hugs.

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    1. Suz,
      As I said to everyone else, thank you. (The hugs are much appreciated.)

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  7. Glad it was a successful flight. Weather hasn't been to good. Hopefully rain is coming here soon.

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It was very smokey the whole way, but starting to clear a bit by the time we got back to RB.
      Went up to West Valley High Tuesday night for granddaughter's game and got rained on, Yay!

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  8. The most important thing about your fulfilling your dad's wishes is that you did. We should all be so fortunate to have a Brig in our lives. I understand your grief. Take solace in the clouds, the trees, the sky, the air (smokey as it is) and the fire in your heart and eyes.

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    1. Cheri Block,
      Thank You for the kind words...
      T texted me a couple hours after we landed and said a big thunderstorm had just gone through the area where we scattered Dad's ashes. Told him it was just Dad settling in.

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  9. So glad you were able to get it done.

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  10. Glad you were able to complete the ashes distribution. Sorry you had to have the delay due to flight conditions. Expect your Dad would have supported choices made to delay. We encountered the same thing with my husband's ashes over designated Sedona, AZ area but it was storm. I figured my husband would have been pleased good judgement was being used as he always said most of small plane accidents were due to pilot error, often associated with judgement issues over weather/visibility conditions.

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    1. joared,
      Dad would have never forgiven us if we didn't make it over there & back in one piece. T is an excellent pilot, with lots of experience and good common sense. I never worried for a minute, and it was great to be up flying!

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