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10 years ago today... [May. 19th, 2006|05:51 pm]
dalekboy
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10 years ago today... my dad died. I still miss him.

The vast majority of people on my livejournal never met him. I feel sad about this in the same way I feel sad about the people who never met Ian Gunn. Dad was a part of the vanishing Australia, Gunny was simply a unique individual. Both of them left gaps that can't be filled.

Gunny will hopefully continue to live on through his reprinted illustration and cartoons. They can only hint at the man we lost, but hopefully the newer fans will at least get that hint of him.

Dad will be forgotten eventually. He was an ordinary enough bloke in his way, not much left to be remembered. Except for me. I'm my father's son and that comes out in many of my attitudes and my sense of humour. I may not have class, but I hold in my heart the life I had to leave behind and a sense of the man my father was. And I can drive the car that we both drove together when we were drovers.

And I can always smile at that thought.
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2006-05-19 08:18 am (UTC)
10 years? That went quicker than it should have.. I have this strange feeling of having misplaced some of my life.

I understand what you mean about your Dad. It's 22 years since my mother died and 12 years since my Dad died. You never forget them even though time passes. Sometimes, it's hard to believe how long ago it was that you last spoke to them and how little of your current life they ever had the chance to share with you.

I miss Gunny everytime I see one of this cartoons
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-05-19 08:36 am (UTC)
Same. I think fandom could use Gunny and Roger Weddell stirring things up again. We're missing that level of subtle wickedness.
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2006-05-19 10:49 am (UTC)
I miss Gunny. I didn't know him as well as others did, but if he was still around I think I would by now.

One of the last toons he did would have been for Frontier magazine. I showed him the published copy the day of his wedding.
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