Dear Dad

This post was published to joannerambling at 6:58:25 PM 29/03/2014

Good morning all this morning I am doing a reworked post of of a post I did back in 2014 about my dad who sadly passed away in his sleep yesterday.

Dear Dad

Yesterday was the hardest of days for your family dealing with the fact that you had passed away in your sleep after a really bad night Saturday night.

So many tears were shed by so many people as you laid in bed looking like you wee sleeping and so many went to say their goodbyes to you.

18 people in total turned up at the house to see you and mum. Natasha the girl you called “Nicky Nat” is heartbroken and has been nearly inconsolable. Kathy-Lee cried from the moment she heard. Jessica feels horrible inside.

My grandsons Blain & Leo didn’t like seeing their nanna so upset and heartbroken, crying so much.

Tim also is heartbroken you were more like his father than father in-law but he has held it together for me, as he feels he needs to be strong to support me.

Three of Jeannie’s children turned up to say goodbye to you, Sam had her daughter Hayley with her and Hayley wanted to see you and I can tell you dad little Hayley was heartbroken she shed so many tears.

Let’s move onto all the great memories I have of you my dad, one of my earliest memories is of walking around near areopelican with me on your shoulders. I also have a vague memory of the time we got bogged on Blacksmiths beach and yes I do remember it is not a clear memory but I do still remember it.

The time we wallpapered the kitchen is also a good memory and it still makes me laugh when I think about it, I don’t know if you know dad how much it meant to me that I was able to help my dad with things, like wallpapering the kitchen and running power down to the garage when we lived in Flame street and putting up the pool.

I know I am blessed to have you as my dad; you have always been my hero, my idol. When I was around the age of 18 nanna asked me what type of man I would like to marry and all I could think of was a man like my dad, to me you were special the perfect dad, you could do everything and I always knew you would protect me and keep me safe. I know it may sound silly but you are still my hero and my idol and I am still so proud to be your daughter.

I was lucky in that I had you all to myself for 6 years but even when Jeannie & Sue came along and later Sandy & Dave I never felt pushed aside or that you loved me any less I just knew you had enough love to go around.

You loved your daughters and didn’t feel the need to have a son which is why God blessed you with one. David has grown from an annoying little sod into a wonderful man just like his father.

All my life I have wanted to make you proud.

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Facts about me

Good morning, how are you? I am fine each Monday for a while I am going to do a did you know post with facts about me, not sure how many weeks these will run for only time will tell.

Let us start with my name as you all know my name is Jo-Anne but why is my name Jo-Anne and who named me. Well my mum kind of liked the name Josephine but not really and her grandmother who she lived with for 10yrs was named Mary Anne but her mum my nan didn’t like the name Mary. So mum decided she would like me to me named Jo-Anne and dad and nanna also liked the name Jo-Anne. Mum also was the one who wanted the name to be hyphenated.

My middle name is Nita, that name came from my mum’s favourite aunt, Aunty Nita was my nan’s sister and because of financial issues my nan needed to work so my mum spent a lot of time with her aunt.

So I am Jo-Anne Nita

Milk

Do you drink milk?

If so what type do you like, cows milk, goats milk or one of the nut type milks, such as almond milk or maybe you like soy milk.

Do you prefer full fat or low fat or maybe you have a liking for skim milk.

This morning on Sunrise there was a segment about milk and now it seems that full fat is ok if you don’t drink much milk. However, if you drink a lot of milk the best is low fat or skim and neither have more sugar than full fat milk.

Also soy milk or nut milks do not have as many nutrients as cows milk and if you don’t have to drink it you really shouldn’t as it isn’t that good for you.

Most of us know that cows milk is best for calcium and it is, it has more calcium then the other types of milk.

I like to drink chocolate milk my favourite is Great Ocean Road milk, my daughters prefer Oak but I find Oak and Big M or Moove brands are too chocolatey for my taste. I originally tired it because it was the cheapest but I like the taste best.

When it comes to white milk I usually buy low fat milk, my daughters prefer full fat milk.