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This is Harry Bauer, Pop we call him.
He is my father in law.
He is a wonderful man, the closest thing to a father I have ever known.
A strong man, both in character and in faith.
A man who adores his oldest granddaughter.
A man that would serve dinner to the poorest of kids in his town.
A humble man, a beautiful man.
Pop died last Thursday.
Parkinson's took hold of him.
His body betrayed him.
Four days before he passed the family was gathered for Easter, so everyone did get to say goodbye.
I wish I had hugged him tighter.
I keep thinking I should have listened to the little voice in my head that day that said "go and get your camera and take his picture".
And I'm mad that our youngest will not remember him.
And angry because he said he would dance at Holly's wedding.
I feel lost and sad.
I feel cheated, again.
Pop's funeral will be this Thursday.