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Fathers Death

Celebrating Father's Day Without My Father

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Although my heart aches from his absence, it also manages to smile whenever I think of the special times we shared. And we sure did have many of them.

Cross Country Skiing With My Father

Mina Samuels | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I was with him when he died; a stroke of luck, as strange as that may sound. But it granted me the privilege of feeling the sizzle of energy as his solid-earth life left him, that electric sparkle of angel dust that passed through space, through me, assuring me that he wasn't gone, he was transformed, a radiance in the universe that I might feel from time to time, if I was willing.

Celebrating My Dad's First Birthday After He Passed Away

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

July is my father's birth month. We'd always celebrate with a family gathering; if the weather was nice, badminton, lawn darts and a backyard barbec...

How Dreams of my Father Help me Cope with His Death

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

My father helped me with my third grade science project, carefully using Tonka Toys to adhere styrofoam "planets" when creating the solar system. He w...

Pushing Humpty Dumpty Off The Wall

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Mina Samuels

I hugged them and kissed them, these dolls I'd barely touched for more than 30 years. Finally, I went and got one of my father's shirts. I swaddled them in his shirt, added some pictures of myself as a child, closed up the bag, collected myself and took the bag out to the garage.


Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

Understanding Love and Loss Through My Dad's Necktie

Sara Hurn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Hurn

I remember the look on my mom's face when she heard the news. I remember feeling like I couldn't breathe, and knowing that I wanted to be anywhere except where I was. Where does a story like this even begin?

I Didn't Know How To Live With My Father's Illness

Linda Varlese | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Varlese

Not a day goes by that I don't look for him in other people's faces. Not a day goes by that I don't grasp to hold the memories together. Not a day goes by that I don't try to hear his voice again so that I won't lose it. Not a day goes by that I don't try to question him for the answers to my doubts.

5 Things I Learned From Helping My Dad Die

Noah Michelson | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Noah Michelson

In honor of my dad, Robert Michelson, one of the most incredible men who ever spent a little time on this planet -- and in honor of the pain and grief and wonder conjured by death -- I am sharing five things that I learned while helping him die.

How to Find Lost Life Insurance Policies

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Lost or forgotten life-insurance policies are actually quite common in the U.S. In fact, it's estimated that around $1 billion in benefits from unclaimed life-insurance policies are waiting to be claimed by their rightful beneficiaries.

'Movies Were An Escape For My Father'

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My father loved movies. The tiny apartment he shared with my mom was inundated with more than 1,000 movies on tape and DVD, films he'd carefully catalogued and conscientiously cross-referenced by title, director and actor.

Ann Brenoff

Would You Want Your Kids To Feel This Way About Your Death? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

Am I upset that my dad died? Not anywhere near as upset as I am that he chose to never live.

Eddie And The Met

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

It's been a few days since I posted "The Last Days of Eddie Schall." Something there clearly touched lots of people. Late yesterday, I went back onlin...

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.

Redbone's Triumph And Tragedy On 'Big Shrimpin''

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

It was a bittersweet moment of triumph for Captain Redbone and the crew of Miss Hannah on "Big Shrimpin'" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on History). Captain Redb...