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Dad hit 84, he had a good run. Retired at 73 so he beat the odds for living past retirement, I understand most men don't make it very long.

I was just saying at work that "someday I will inherit a very nice S&W 686 no dash in stainless, 8.375" barrel, but I hope it is not soon" and then it happened. Id give them all back and then some if I could just have some more time with him but at least we had pretty much made the most of what we had.

He had his burial 100% prepaid, except for the funeral home stuff. Finding no life insurance, but we have 2 joint accounts amd the rest was covered by a savings account, rather handily. He was always a Planner.

I had wanted to do an interview with him about his time in the Army, he was on a boat headed home when the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. He said "they told us, 'Boys, we may be headed to Cuba' " but of course it did not happen If it had, little baby Moley may have never happened
Sadly, dad did not really think it was worth talking about very much. He'd rather talk about coal mining or his electrical career.

Dad had some old guns, a nice little cache of ammo and left these all to me. A few are left at my BIL's place, there was a Marlin 336 [30-30] and a nice old H&R 22 Revolver, 9(?) shots with the pop out cylinder. I also have to locate an H&R 20g shotty, that one needs a firing pin and/or spring, I think I will just do both and call it a day.

The 2 S&W 357 magnums are great. The smaller one is a 4" blued model 13-1 which is in very nice condition. Excellent lock up and minimal cylinder ring and the bluing is still very nice. The smallest one is a Beretta MINX which is 22s and he had REAPER re-blue it several years ago, it looks very nice now compared to before. It looks good even if one thought it was left in the drawer all it's life but it was a truck gun, left under the seat of Dad's company coal mine truck!

A pair of rifles that I had bought for Dad are also in the mix, the Mossberg 640T 24" 22mag and a modern M1 knockoff in 22lr which I bought for dad's 76th birthday. Plus I got dad's original Savage single shot bolty, it's older than me and maybe older than him! Not sure where he got it but he was a kid, either that one or the H&R Revolver were used and he was unsure of the age. The Savage is a 24" barrel but a smaller stock than the Mossberg. So it looks smaller with the same barrel. I love the idea of getting all the velocity from a combo, this old Savage is definitely a keeper Dad had it forever and my son will get it too.

I'm rambling on but there will be more later, provided I feel the urge to get it out there. Dad was quite a guy, I've had lots of people tell me things, good things, that he meant to them. The older he got, the more generous he was. He had a wife and 4 kids, the 2 middle children passed before he did but now they are all together, Donald, Don 2 and Dawn.

My Brother went first, August 2014 about a week before Dad's birthday. Sis was next, before Christmas in 19 and Dad just joined them. 馃ゲ It is bittersweet but I know Dad was ready to go. He spent the last 2+ years preparing and preparing me to take over. Mom is coping pretty well, and thru her dementia I can tell she is finally realizing how much Dad had prepared for her and set aside. I often have to remind her, but that seems to be sinking in.

These are the birthday cakes I had made, and the pic of them both was 3 years ago, before dad's heart got too bad and mom's dementia.
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Seems to me you loved your parents and as a father i can assure you that鈥檚 all a father wants from their son. He lived a long good life and I鈥檓 sure honored to have a loving and caring son. No amount of guns will bring him back but they are a reminder of something important to him now in your hands to care for.
May God bless you and your family.
 
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My heart to you and yours. Your dad seems like he was a wonderful man.
 
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Any time you want to take dad's guns out and exercise the memories, you got a spotter. Cherish the memories, Mole. My Dad left very suddenly in '08 - same age as your's, oddly enough.
 
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I'm sorry about his passing away. It sounds like he lived a full life.
 
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I'm sorry for your loss.

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View attachment 73647 Any time you want to take dad's guns out and exercise the memories, you got a spotter. Cherish the memories, Mole. My Dad left very suddenly in '08 - same age as your's, oddly enough.
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I'd really love to do that too. I think I still have your digits


Thanks to all of you, each response means a lot to me. Dad also served in our church for many years and I am getting feedback about the good he did which was not widely known.
These really mean a lot too, and his example lives on even though he is gone.
 

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Dad hit 84, he had a good run. Retired at 73 so he beat the odds for living past retirement, I understand most men don't make it very long.

I was just saying at work that "someday I will inherit a very nice S&W 686 no dash in stainless, 8.375" barrel, but I hope it is not soon" and then it happened. Id give them all back and then some if I could just have some more time with him but at least we had pretty much made the most of what we had.

He had his burial 100% prepaid, except for the funeral home stuff. Finding no life insurance, but we have 2 joint accounts amd the rest was covered by a savings account, rather handily. He was always a Planner.

I had wanted to do an interview with him about his time in the Army, he was on a boat headed home when the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. He said "they told us, 'Boys, we may be headed to Cuba' " but of course it did not happen If it had, little baby Moley may have never happened
Sadly, dad did not really think it was worth talking about very much. He'd rather talk about coal mining or his electrical career.

Dad had some old guns, a nice little cache of ammo and left these all to me. A few are left at my BIL's place, there was a Marlin 336 [30-30] and a nice old H&R 22 Revolver, 9(?) shots with the pop out cylinder. I also have to locate an H&R 20g shotty, that one needs a firing pin and/or spring, I think I will just do both and call it a day.

The 2 S&W 357 magnums are great. The smaller one is a 4" blued model 13-1 which is in very nice condition. Excellent lock up and minimal cylinder ring and the bluing is still very nice. The smallest one is a Beretta MINX which is 22s and he had REAPER re-blue it several years ago, it looks very nice now compared to before. It looks good even if one thought it was left in the drawer all it's life but it was a truck gun, left under the seat of Dad's company coal mine truck!

A pair of rifles that I had bought for Dad are also in the mix, the Mossberg 640T 24" 22mag and a modern M1 knockoff in 22lr which I bought for dad's 76th birthday. Plus I got dad's original Savage single shot bolty, it's older than me and maybe older than him! Not sure where he got it but he was a kid, either that one or the H&R Revolver were used and he was unsure of the age. The Savage is a 24" barrel but a smaller stock than the Mossberg. So it looks smaller with the same barrel. I love the idea of getting all the velocity from a combo, this old Savage is definitely a keeper Dad had it forever and my son will get it too.

I'm rambling on but there will be more later, provided I feel the urge to get it out there. Dad was quite a guy, I've had lots of people tell me things, good things, that he meant to them. The older he got, the more generous he was. He had a wife and 4 kids, the 2 middle children passed before he did but now they are all together, Donald, Don 2 and Dawn.

My Brother went first, August 2014 about a week before Dad's birthday. Sis was next, before Christmas in 19 and Dad just joined them. 馃ゲ It is bittersweet but I know Dad was ready to go. He spent the last 2+ years preparing and preparing me to take over. Mom is coping pretty well, and thru her dementia I can tell she is finally realizing how much Dad had prepared for her and set aside. I often have to remind her, but that seems to be sinking in.

These are the birthday cakes I had made, and the pic of them both was 3 years ago, before dad's heart got too bad and mom's dementia. View attachment 73642 View attachment 73643 View attachment 73644 View attachment 73645
So sorry for your loss.
 

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Your dad was Santa Claus?!! Wow! Going to sleep in your chair isn't a bad way to go.

It took me a day after hearing the news about my dad dying last year to cry.
 

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I'd like to thank everyone and update you all, everything is going rather smoothly.

Dad was a Planner, as I said. The more I dig, the better it gets

He liked those small 2 and 3 blade pocket knives, I have found perhaps 5 that are keepers, among some cheap lockbacks. He also liked rings, but almost all of those were really cheap. I should do a post of the guns, there was a nice smaller collection and here's one I posted before, Beretta Minx...
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Sorry to hear about the old man, brother. It's been a rough couple of weeks...
 

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Sorry to hear about the old man, brother. It's been a rough couple of weeks...
Yes your situation is even more difficult
Too early, and left younguns
 
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