One Year

The last words I said to my grandfather were, “I love you. I’ll see you tomorrow.”  This was on a Friday afternoon, August 7th, ten days before his 91st birthday, and it was the last day I ever saw him.  He died only a few hours later, in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 8th.

And I still miss him, will miss him, every day.

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James William Osborne, Sr.
August 17, 1924 – August 8, 2015

 
“there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
and
the greatest times
times

we will know it

we will know it
more than
ever

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and

we will wait
and
wait

in that space.”

–Charles Bukowski

2 thoughts on “One Year

  1. Thank you for your loving tribute to Daddy. So simple and elegant. I, too, remember the last words I spoke to him. As I was leaving the morning of Aug. 7th, after spending the night by his bedside holding his hand, I said, “See you later.” I truly believe that I will!

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