Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum

SDS

I know it's early, but I thought I'd send out a note to the DD group. I will use a lot of words here, so I apologize in advance.

I've been a long-time RTTS player, and dipped my toes into DD for the first time this year. I've had a blast. My learning curve was shortened considerably by following this thread and reading all of the tips/tricks/etc. It certainly made me a better player - from "terrible" to "less-terrible".

So... for the slightly sad part. About a month ago, my father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer. I spent a lot of time with him in the ER, Hospital and finally, Hospice. The good news is that I got to spend a lot of time with him and my family. We reminisced about the days we went to Fenway Park, including game 1 of the 1975 World Series. Watching the Reds at batting practice was a highlight (Morgan, Foster, Perez, etc.).

During those times with him, when he was resting and I needed a distraction, I'd scroll through the forums. I know that not everyone agrees on everything out here. But it's still entertaining. And again... a good distraction. Some of you guys have amazing senses of humor, and I'd just sit and literally laugh out loud at some of the posts. It sounds corny, but it was therapeutic to me.

So... thank you. You guys made a terrible situation for me better. I appreciate it more than you know. Have a great Thanksgiving, go hug your family... whatever makes you feel good.

SDS

@arvcpa said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

I know it's early, but I thought I'd send out a note to the DD group. I will use a lot of words here, so I apologize in advance.

I've been a long-time RTTS player, and dipped my toes into DD for the first time this year. I've had a blast. My learning curve was shortened considerably by following this thread and reading all of the tips/tricks/etc. It certainly made me a better player - from "terrible" to "less-terrible".

So... for the slightly sad part. About a month ago, my father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer. I spent a lot of time with him in the ER, Hospital and finally, Hospice. The good news is that I got to spend a lot of time with him and my family. We reminisced about the days we went to Fenway Park, including game 1 of the 1975 World Series. Watching the Reds at batting practice was a highlight (Morgan, Foster, Perez, etc.).

During those times with him, when he was resting and I needed a distraction, I'd scroll through the forums. I know that not everyone agrees on everything out here. But it's still entertaining. And again... a good distraction. Some of you guys have amazing senses of humor, and I'd just sit and literally laugh out loud at some of the posts. It sounds corny, but it was therapeutic to me.

So... thank you. You guys made a terrible situation for me better. I appreciate it more than you know. Have a great Thanksgiving, go hug your family... whatever makes you feel good.

First off, I am sorry about your dad. And I agree, the forum can me therapeutic for me as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad that I can be a distraction sometimes, as this place can be a distraction for me. Now, me being entertaining? I mean, I wouldn't go that far, just having fun on here. ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy early Thanksgiving!

SDS

@jz2016cubs said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

Now, me being entertaining? I mean, I wouldn't go that far,

I would ๐Ÿ™‚

SDS

@arvcpa said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

@jz2016cubs said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

Now, me being entertaining? I mean, I wouldn't go that far,

I would ๐Ÿ™‚

Why thank you, thank you very much. ๐Ÿ™‚

SDS

Sorry for your loss, hopefully the community can continue to provide you with amusing and interesting distractions for years to come though. We donโ€™t celebrate here in England but Happy Thanksgiving to everyone stateside nonetheless.

SDS

Hey my friend,
I went thru the almost exact situation with my father 7 years ago ( stage 4 cancer, took the Hail Mary of severe chemotherapy, lost him after 7 months), and spent a lot of my down time when he was resting or having procedures on a guitar forum ( which similar to you, helped keep me sane).

I imagine things are still a bit difficult, but the one thing I can say is you will look back and be so proud and happy at the time you spent with him this last year. Hope you can find some joy during the holidays with the rest of your family, and you know where to find us fools when you need to roll your eyes or laugh.

Cheers.

SDS

@ComebackLogic said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

here in England

I will play "Cricket the Show" this winter.

SDS

@OreoRockstar said in Early Thanksgiving wishes for the forum:

roll your eyes or laugh.

I love your stuff out here ๐Ÿ™‚

SDS

We sometimes lose sight of the things that truly matter in the grand scheme of things, it's usually unfortunate circumstances that reminds us what matters and what doesn't. Happy early Thanksgiving to you and your family.

SDS

arvcpa, so sorry for your situation, best of luck to you and your family and Happy Thanksgiving.

SDS

So sorry about your loss. Was good that you got to spend time with him at the end. Ironically I am watching the Ke Burns documentary called Baseball. Have seen it many times. Just as I read your post they were covering the 75 series. One of the best ever.watched it live on tv as a teenager. Lots of memories.

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