Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Dad: May 15, 1936-January 12, 2011

In loving memory of my father, Thomas P. Doohan, Sr. Ph.d, retired superintendent of schools, Montana.  Born and raised in Anaconda, Montana and lived in many places!

Father of six, taught many, loved deeply.  I always thought of him as the "pied piper"...  he was so charismatic.  Wherever he was, he always had the whole room in his spell in very short order, and then he kept them as followers and friends.  He lived very large and was bigger than life.  He wanted to do it "all" and to be honest, he pretty nearly did.

I love you, Pop.

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  1. My goodness girl! You have been through a rough year, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I hope you are doing as well as can be expected and know that I am thinking about you and wishing you strength and love. Condolences to all of your family. Jan

  2. I am so sorry Sheila, first your mom, then your dad, I cannot even begin to imagine how tough it's been for you these past months!!! Sending hugs your way!!!

  3. I am sorry for your loss, hold onto your memories. Hugs to you dear friend. Florence

  4. I'm so very sorry at the loss of both your Mom and now your Father. My thoughts and prayers are withyou. Hang in there sweetie. Love, Tarita

  5. I'm so sorry you lost your father, Sheila. It's hard enough to lose one parent and have time with the other but you've had a double blow through these last months. My prayers are with you!

  6. So sorry to hear about your Dad, Sheila. Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you I'm thinking of you. So hard to lose your parents.


  7. Hi Sheila,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You have certianly had a rough year. I hope you are doing ok.
    I was at Vintage Roost today and guess what I bought? Your pink coffee table!!!!! I knew it was yours the minute I saw it. It sits royally in front of MY green couch now and looks as if it belongs there.
    I have a question, I am going to paint it again, probably the same color or close to it. Did you spray or brush paint it and did you use metal paint?
    You are in my prayers, Kay

  8. So sorry for your loss and thinking about you and your family. This post is a wonderful tribute to a man who sounds very special!

  9. Sounds like a
    genuinely wonderful
    person to know and
    I'm so sorry for what
    must have been such
    a hard loss for you
    and all who knew your
    dad. Found my way
    over from Lorraine at
    Paperbird. I love your
    journal page that she
    featured on her blog : )
    xx Suzanne


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