Blog Hop Challenge/ Sad News

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Dear Blog Friends,

I am very sad to tell you that my dad, Papa Joe America passed away this morning in his sleep.  He was 91 years old (almost 92).  He died in his own home, in his own bed with his children near-by.  I arrived about 10 minutes after he passed away and to me he looked like he was at peace.



  1. I am so, so sorry, Chriss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort knowing he is with your Mom now in Heaven. Sending lots of comforting hugs and healing prayers.


  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy. Amy

  3. Sorry for your loss, I pray for peace for you during this difficult time.

  4. Oh hunny, as you say he is at peace and i am sure he was very thankfull to have such a wonderful family around him throughout it all, i know that doesnt ease your pain but as long as you have your family and friends around you, theres always someone to talk too to make it a bit easier, i am thinking of you and your family at this sad time, love and hugs, and my deepest sympathy.
    Kenzie xoxo

  5. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you and your family

  6. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family

  8. Chriss, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a lucky man having you all around him in his last days. While your heart is breaking now, it won't be long before the beautiful memories you have of your Dad take all the sorrow away! My thoughts are with you & your family.

  9. So sorry to hear the sad news. May the Lord comfort you and your dear ones.

  10. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

  11. I am sending my sincere sympathy to you and your family. My heart goes out to you, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. So sorry, dear Chriss, for your great loss... my most sincere sympathy!

  13. Dear Chriss, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Lord Jesus who is the comforter of our souls. And in the memories that you I'm sure will cherish for all time.
    Hugs and Prayers,

  14. Condolences on the loss of your father. My Father died in 2006. I flew to FL for the funeral on Veteran's Day and was first time I heard Taps played in person.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD... I will keep you and family in my thoughts and prayers

  16. So sorry to hear about your loss Chriss. I am sending prayers your way and please know I am thinking of your and your family during this difficult time. Hugs!
    Sherrie K

  17. So sorry to hear about your dad Chriss. Thinking of you and your family.

  18. Chriss I am so sorry. Sending you thoughts and prayers my friend.

  19. Sorry to hear of your loss Chriss my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  20. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  21. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. My deepest condolences to you, Chriss. I know what it's like to lose a dad - there - you've got me crying again ... Hang in there, sweetie - and remember that your special bond with him can never be broken now.
    Love Jen Leeflang
    South Africa

  23. Chriss, I'm so sorry to hear this... You and your family are in my thoughts. Sending you prayers and hugs...

    Amy :) at


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