My Dad is Dadcore

On October 4, 2011 my dad was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. This is his legacy and it is Dadcore.

Dadcore Advice from UM

Me:

How difficult is it to use Dad's woodworking shop to build a farmhouse table?

UM:

Stop right there. The only way to learn is to do it, so stop asking questions about how difficult it would be and do it. We all made mistakes our first couple of times, most can be repaired. Do it, call me if you get stuck or if you make major mistakes.

halanscott:

I stand up for everyone that’s ever felt the immense boredom of chemo. #su2c Text STAND to 40202 or visit su2c.org http://ift.tt/1quELo6

halanscott:

I stand up for everyone that’s ever felt the immense boredom of chemo. #su2c Text STAND to 40202 or visit su2c.org http://ift.tt/1quELo6

mabtv3:

I miss trying to explain really easy computer related tasks to my dad and him usually doing it in his roundabout way.

I miss his super-cheesy dad jokes.

I miss asking him questions and him usually knowing the answer.

I miss him telling me not to be so literal.

I miss his sweaters.

I miss him trying to give me really detailed driving directions and me usually doing it my roundabout way.

This.
“Ugh, it hurts. I’m thrown. When I was a kid, I thought that I knew him, or maybe that I was related to him. I can’t really describe that feeling in any better way, but I think many of you might know exactly what I mean. 
His life inspires me to be a kinder, to be grateful for laughter, and to make people laugh when I can. Because look at how much that means.” -Bex Gambale

DadCore Guide to Being Excellent!

dearmrh:

Welp, I have come to the realization that it is much easier to write to you when I am stressed and procrastinating from doing my schoolwork. I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been happy and I find it much easier to write about sad emotions… plus I wouldn’t want you to think I am…

This! It’s perfect.

“There are such things as ghosts. People everywhere have always known that. And we believe in them every bit as much as Homer did. Only now, we call them by different names. Memory. The unconscious.”

—   Donna Tart, The Secret History

A dadcore birthday celebration for Jess!

Jess “one smart cookie” Hudon graduated!

Thank You

dearmrh:

Uhgg I’m crying now so I don’t have to ruin my mascara tomorrow at graduation…before I get to why my Dad is the #1 reason why I graduated with a masters degree there are some other people I need to thank.

The Hush of the Very Good by Todd Boss

Cheers to 55! You have a lot of people missing and still loving you.

dearmrh:

Happy Birthday Dad! 
Do you feel any older? You used go ask me that every morning on my birthday.
We finally cleaned out the attic…man you had some cool stuff up there! We found a huge lobster claw, was that from when you worked on the docks with Grampy…probably one he stole right? :) 
Mom made you chocolate cake and I’ll be having a margarita tonight in your honor or maybe I’ll drink wine…you love beer but you would always get drunk if you drank wine…haha regardless I will have a drink for you tonight. I love you Dad I hope you know I’m thinking of you on your birthday even if I’m not with you. 
xoxo 
~Jess~

Exactly what Jess said and a Happy Birthday!

dearmrh:

Happy Birthday Dad!
Do you feel any older? You used go ask me that every morning on my birthday.
We finally cleaned out the attic…man you had some cool stuff up there! We found a huge lobster claw, was that from when you worked on the docks with Grampy…probably one he stole right? :)
Mom made you chocolate cake and I’ll be having a margarita tonight in your honor or maybe I’ll drink wine…you love beer but you would always get drunk if you drank wine…haha regardless I will have a drink for you tonight. I love you Dad I hope you know I’m thinking of you on your birthday even if I’m not with you.
xoxo
~Jess~

Exactly what Jess said and a Happy Birthday!

Even at his worst, Dad’s smile was contagious. I think that still holds true today!
Even at his worst, Dad’s smile was contagious. I think that still holds true today!