Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals


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A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


A Week in the Life of Dollycas

As I type this it is Saturday, June 12. 33 years ago I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer. He went in for surgery to have his gall bladder removed and it turned out the gall bladder was the only healthy organ, everything else was full of cancer. The doctor closed him back up and sent him home. He spent the next two weeks planning his funeral, selecting his burial location, saying goodbye to friends and family, and getting the fire department he led and loved ready for him to be gone. It was a Sunday afternoon and his last sister finally came for their goodbyes. Shortly after she left he took his last breath with his immediate family by his side.

This year as I had my own cancer battle my dad was on my mind a lot and I was so thankful for all the strides in medicine. He hated going to the doctor so I can’t say his cancer would have been found any sooner but thankfully my cancer was detected early and while I am still not sure if it is totally gone (my last mammogram had some shadows) I am still here and kicking. I drew strength from many places this past year but I could hear his voice in my head often telling me to fight.

With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away I have so many good memories of our time together. The little things he did without being asked that few people knew about. How crazy he was about his grandkids, at the time there were just 5. How serious he could get about the important stuff and the way he laughed out loud at the funny stuff. The change he always had in his pocket for candy, the hugs he gave freely and the oh so many stories he had to tell.

We lost him much too soon. I know he is watching over us from heaven and I find peace that he has Son #1 by his side. They were buddies in the short time they had down here together. I am sure they are still close.

So June 12 is a hard day for me but I was blessed for all the years I had this man in my life.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 7 – 12, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #23 – 2021

Tuesday – Murder in the Family (An Eve Appel Mystery) by Lesley A Diehl #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Tricia L. Sanders Author of Flea Market Felony (The Mattie and Mo Mysteries) #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway

Thursday – Death in Bloom: A Flower House Mystery by Jess Dylan #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Corpse with the Iron Will (The Cait Morgan Mysteries) by Cathy Ace #AuthorInterview -Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Deadly Delights: A Bookish Baker Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker #Review (Includes Spoilers)

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

Take some time to read, rest, and relax this week. 

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

  1. What great memories you have of your dad. I’m sure it was a shock to you and your whole family to learn that he only had a short time left with you. He was such a wonderful inspiration in your life, even to this day.

    I like the look of A Deadly Deletion and Strawberries and Crime. I hope you enjoy them all, Lori.

  2. A wonderful remembrance of your dad. And I was struck at how much it paralleled my experience 33 years ago, when my dad died of lung cancer. I think about my old man every day; as I’m sure you think about yours. What I would give to sit down with him over a couple of martinis.

  3. Lifting healing prayers to you dear friend.
    You happily tell us news on books
    All during your treatments, I know that’s not easy 🙂
    You know Your Dad is near – I was taught that the
    Separation between life & death is a Veil like curtain.
    The human vs spirit. They are near.

    We leave my dad’s boots & cap under the Coffee☕ table and a coffee ☕ cup out
    All the time. He loved coming over to sit, read the newspaper & enjoy coffee.
    I like to think if he ever stops by he always knows we love him,and always are thinking of him.

  4. Thanks for sharing the wonderful memories you have of your dad. I lost my dad 4 years ago in April to pancreatic cancer also. I miss him every day.

    The weather has been hot here in Wisconsin, but I’ll take it while we can get it.

    Have a good week!

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