The Buttercream: A Eulogy for my Father, Part 1. - A Blithe PALATE

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June 29, 2010


Beth Anne

Oh Cath....I am so sorry to hear about your father. The loss of a parent, expected or otherwise, is one of the most difficult trials in a person's life and not one that anyone can remedy with words. My heart is with you. You've done your father proud with this eulogy, it was a wonderful tribute.


I'm so sorry, Cath. This is one of the most beautiful things I've read, ever. All I can say is that I understand the way you feel about your dad. Aren't we the lucky ones to have angels in this world?


Dear Cath, I am so sorry for your loss. Your eulogy was lovely. I hope that memories will continue to comfort you.


So sorry for your loss - he was clearly loved.


What a profound, beautiful and touching tribute to your Father. I'm sure he had as much joy in you and your family as you had in him. I'm so sorry he is no longer here, but he is definitely a presence that will never die. I'm sending all my good thoughts to you and your family. I hope someday to be able to know that my children think of me with even a tenth of this kind of feeling.


Cath I always wondered about your father. From your references to him in previous posts I had the impression he was a very special person. This post confirms just how special he was. This is a beautiful tribute to him. Hugs.


I am so sorry for you loss. What a beautiful post and tribute to your father.


Cath, that was a beautiful post and such a great tribute to your dad. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad almost 16 years ago and the ache is still there, although it eases over time and the happy memories are what is felt the most. Hang in there--my thoughts are with you and your family.


Thank you all so much for your love, support and kindness... It means a great deal -- an extended network of comfort as it were.

Any beauty in the writing I can't claim for myself; my father was a beautiful man and I am simply transcribing...


Wow! Let me just say, I am not a blogger, and I really do not even read bloggs, but somehow I stumbled on to yours.

Six years ago my father died on the Sunday morning preceeding the Memorial Day holiday. He had lung cancer and had been in treatment for a year. He did awesome! Worked through the entire experience, (he was a teacher)and never lost his zeal. We were under the impression that his cancer was well under control and treatment had made a remarkable difference. At a routine checkup, we were told the cancer had metzd to his liver. That was Thursday...he died Sunday.

I say all of this so that I may tell you with some confidence that the hole you currently have will never be completely filled, only made smaller with time.

It has been six years...and not a day goes by that I do not think of my dad and feel a deep longing. But it gets easier...

Just felt a need to tell you that.


what lovely memories to have, to have a parent that is that dedicated to life and family so pleseant to hear, thank you for sharing.

Easy Appetizers

What a beautiful eulogy to your Dad. Thanks so much for sharing. Having lost my father a few years ago too, I can understand exactly how you feel. My heart goes out to you.


Thank you for sharing your father's life with us. I am touched.


Cath, this is one of the most beautiful love letters to a parent I've ever read. I feel for you and I send you and your family my prayers during your time of grief.


Oh Ki, having known you for more than 20 years, I can only sigh and think to wish it away. I grew up without a father, so the one I dream of is one like yours. A man of substance, humor, strength, honor, and ethic. I do wonder how my life would be different with that balance. I feel your hurt and yet, I am so envious of the years you had. Much love to you.

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