Regrets, Dad is no more

Hello all,

Regret to inform you all that Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday afternoon – 21st April, 2023, at around 3.45 pm. Just around noon we were sharing a laugh as he didn’t want to eat breakfast/lunch and kept saying “tomorrow”. So I laughed and asked if it was his exit strategy. We fed him a liquid lunch and then he seemed to settle down, with very regular breathing.

Do remember him fondly and smile. He was not one for grieving or sadness, lived life to the full. If you’re a drinker, have a couple of drinks in his name, if you’re not, toast him with tea/coffee/whatever :) Hugs all around. Peace be with you.

RR Status Update

Hello all readers/friends/fellow bloggers!

Dad was in and out of hospital 3 times in January/February and had some minor endoscopic surgeries. He was scheduled to have a couple more, but then got fed up and refused to have anything more to do with hospitals.

It’s been two months that he’s been homebound with spells of down time. He sometimes resumes reading the newspaper and doing his beloved crosswords. Has not shown interest in turning on the computer or returning to blogging. His phone is for the most part, on silent and with me.

I cannot tell you all if he will ever come back to the blog. :) Wish you all well.


Still on a Digital Break

Just a note to let everyone know that my Father is still on a self-imposed digital break. He’s done with most procedures/surgeries and is recovering well. He himself does not want to deal with hundreds of people asking how he’s doing so: no phone, no computer, no crosswords. Only recently started reading the newspapers.

I suppose he’ll get back soon. Exactly when that soon will be, no idea. :)

Almost home

Hello all,

This is just a note from my Dad, Rummuser. He realises that his absence may have caused quite some worry so asked me to do a guest post.

Dad has been in hospital for a few days due to some health problems. Had a surgery on Saturday and is recovering at the moment. He should be home soon and up to mischief as soon as he’s recovered fully. :-) Will keep you posted.

The Walking Stick.

My readers know that I had been using a walking stick since the past four decades due to both hips having been replaced and revised. Since the past six months or so, I have had to move up to using elbow crutches with which I am more stable and confident of moving about.

I am not the man in the picture but I have inserted the image to show what elbow crutches are.

Many people who have known me for long however, do not know that I have upgraded to elbow crutches and must be under the impression that I still use a walking stick. This must be the only reason for me having been flooded since morning with this video clip in my WhatsApp application.

I have been responding with the following message.

“I admire you for your memory remembering me with a walking stick. I however assure you that I am not capable of the acrobatics shown in this video.”

You can imagine the responses that I have been getting for that comment.

What would your reaction be to my response?