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Reflections on Hunting, Fishing and the Death of My Father
12/24/2014
Credit:
Jerry L Neal, Colorado Outdoors Online
On Dec. 23, 2013, my father, mentor and friend, Jerry Neal Sr., passed away at his home in Morrison, Colorado.

I was close to my dad and his unexpected passing just before Christmas made a heartbreaking loss even harder to endure. Aptly, my dadís final words to me remain sealed in a Christmas card that I still have not opened. Iím not sure if Iím just not ready to read his final sentiments below a generic Hallmark greeting or if saving his unopened card has simply been my way of trying to hold on to a part of him for a bit longer. Even now, as Iíve reached the one-year anniversary of his death, the realization that my dad is gone often hits me as if Iím hearing about it for the first time. And his absence has left a void in my life that has been hard to accept.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT COLORADO OUTDOORS ONLINE:

http://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2014/12/23/reflections-on-hunting-fishing-and-the-death-of-my-father/#respond