This page is dedicated in Loving memory of my Dad
who left us unexpectedly on May 21st 1991

My Dad.
Ronald Charles Wright.

I know you.
You don`t let
everyone know
the things
you`re really feeling.
You don`t feel
you have to talk a lot
to be heard.
You sometimes like to keep things
to yourself.
But you never fooled me,
even once.

Even though we hardly ever
talked about feelings
in so many words,
I always knew
how much you cared.

I knew it in a million ways,
by a million and one
little things you did
to let it show.

And somehow I`ve always known
that beneath that tough exterior
was the most special,
and caring father in the world.
So thanks
for being the way you are...
you`ll never know
how much it meant
to have a father like you.
And even though
we don`t often talk
about feelings
in so many words,
I love you, too...
I always will.

On the morning of May 21st 1991, On my way to work, I found a greeting card in a shop, bearing the above verse.
It made me cry, it could have so easily been about my Dad and me.
Regretfully, Dad and I never really sat and talked, we just knew how we felt.
I felt compelled to buy the card and give it to Dad, who was in hospital awaiting an operation on a trapped nerve.
Later that day, Mum phoned me at work. Dad had taken a turn for the worst. I asked if I could go and was taken home.
My Brothers were at home and we all went to the hospital. Dad was having trouble breathing.
We asked for someone to help several times but no one came. It was about 4 hours before a nurse appeared.
When Dad saw her come into the room, with such huge relief and an element of shock too,
he had a massive heart attack and died there and then in front of us all.
Later that night I found the card I didn`t get a chance to give him-
he never did get to read those words. I have kept the card ever since.
So, anyone reading this who find this is like you and your Dad (or Mum or any loved one-)
Please tell them how you feel. Don`t be like me and take it for granted- you will regret it when it is too late.
25th April 2001
I have just been moved to tears...
I opened my emails and found this beautiful surprise gift
from my internet friend Pat (aka "totoofoz")
Made especially for this page in honour of my Dad.
Thank you so much Pat, your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
I have made this award in My Dad`s Honour.
If You have a memoral site/page, and would like to have the award,
Please contact me with your site URL,
stating you are interested in the "Forget-Me-Not" award.
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I Designed this gravestone plaque for this page.
If You would like one for a special memorial and use Paint Shop Pro,
click on the plaque to go to my tutorial on how to make one.
The following poems were on a friend`s website,
she has kindly allowed me to use them here on my own Dad`s page

My Dad,
His love was always there. no if’s buts or maybe’s
No conditions or limits or judgments
Creating a cocoon, engulfing me in happiness
Bringing life and laughter with his very presence
The light of my world, the essence of my being
My teacher, my guide, my inspiration, my father.

~author unkown~

I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind.
The days I do not think of you are very hard to find.
Each morning when I awake I know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache as I try to carry on.
My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you no one will ever know.
My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill.
In life I loved you dearly; in death I love you still.
There will always to be a heartache, and often a silent tear.
But always a precious memory of the days when you were here.
If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you home again.
I hold you close within My heart; and there you will remain,
To walk with me throughout my life until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

~~ author unknown ~~

God Saw You...
God saw you getting tired,
and a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you,
and whispered , "come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
And though we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best...

~Author unknown~

Dad in Germany with American troops...
we were going to Austria they were going to The Gulf!
Dad spent the last 18 years or so of his life training Army Cadets in Richmond, Surrey, I took this pic at one of the Rememberance Sunday Parades.