Day By Day

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  • I’m sorry for your loss, my prayers for you and your family.

    • Will Cushman

      Tell stories about him to your friends and family.
      His memory will live in their minds and yours.
      Sorry you have lost your Dad and friend.

      • Max Erdman

        Thanks Will, for saying what I wish I had the words to say.

        Bless you Chris and your family.

    • Terry

      My prayers of comfort and strength for you and your family Sir. I am very sorry for your loss.

    • Unca Walt

      Chris…

      I have tears in my eyes.

      Walt C. Snedeker

      • Jeff

        So sorry to hear this. I offer my deepest condolences for your loss. Remember the good times.

    • Ken Harrison

      In Our Prayers!!!!

  • Pamela

    No, not that.

    In the breath of a moment

    • Luciaus Severus Pertinax

      Live long, live well, and pass with ease.
      In the end, it is the best any of us can hope for.
      I hope James and Wade did likewise.

      • Treadhead

        Well said, Luciaus. I couldn’t say it better, Chris.

  • formwiz

    Condolences.

    Happens to us all, but each one is special.

    • korblimee

      I’m so sorry, It did happen to me life goes on, but you never forget-NEVER.

  • Mike Brickman

    OMG Chris! We’re grieving with you, since many (like me) have lost parents. Take your time to get yourself “back together.”

    We will wait.

    Stiff upper lip, old chap, and keep his memory strong in your heart forever.

  • JTC

    My God.

    And Yours.

    And our Dads.

    May He keep them until we get there to be with them again.

    • farmist

      You said it better than I could, thanks

    • Peregrine John

      I’m speechless, so I’ll just coattail JTC.

      So sorry, Chris.

    • Gundo

      My own Dad is very near this age, and his health is beginning to escape him. I dread the inevitable day, and Chris, I feel for you, brother.

      • Lucy

        Well said. I feel the same way.

    • Tom C

      I too lost my Dad recently…

      I still feel him..

      … and I feel for you.

      They will be in our hearts forever.

      Know you have friends here for you, God Bless.

  • George J

    So sorry for your loss…

  • Gina

    I’m so sorry Chris. Thoughts and prayers out to you and yours.

  • John Pedersen

    I grieve with you and yours, I miss my father every day.

  • Thoughts and prayers with you.

  • Kevin

    I lost my Dad in January, praying for you here

  • Sergeant Alan Dean Briley, RN

    I am so sorry. I am thankful that he knew of your love and devotion to him, and thank God that such men as he, lived. Prayers. I will have a drink in his honor, and not be ashamed of the tears.

  • Merle

    My deepest condolences. I know that’s not enough, but it’s all I got.

  • Chris, having lost the IMMEDIATELY PREVIOUS Best Dad Ever back in January of ’99, I can relate. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

    Magoo

  • S Hooks

    Prayers up for you and yours. May the Lord give you comfort and strength, and hold you secure in the power of His love.

  • Jack

    I am sorry you lost your Dad.

  • PlasticMan

    So saddened by your loss. I pray God grant you the peace that passes all understanding.

  • Mike crognale

    Tears for you and your Dad. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord. Let perpetual life shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.

  • D Palmer

    My Condolences Chris. I lost mine 18 months ago to Parkinson’s related complications at a too young 72. It sucks.

  • pool dog

    Prayers for you and yours, Chris. Vaya con Dios, Mr. Muir.

  • DocNova

    Lost my dad 4-12-87 and still miss him. Thoughts & prayers to Chris and the entire family.

  • Bow-bomb

    Deeply sorry for your loss.

  • jackalope

    Valhalla. I will drink to his memory tonight. You will go on with treasured memories.

  • Walter Concrete

    Classy. Loss and respect in three panels: well done, Sir. We grieve with you….

  • Bill Benson

    God’s Peace be with you and your kin, and Godspeed Mr. Muir, Senior…

  • f1b0nacc1

    You are in our thoughts and our prayers

  • Steve_in_CA

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Don MacLeod

    So sorry to hear this Chris. My thoughts are with you.

  • Earl D. Williams

    Chris my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and surround you and your family with his grace and love.

  • Linda Carlson

    I’m sorry, Chris. You’ve lost not only an irreplaceable person, but an irreplaceable relationship. Prayers going up.

  • Kafiroon

    So Terribly Sorry, Chris. God bless you and all your family with Peace.
    Struck me immediately of your loss. Same thing with my father.

  • Charles Indelicato

    May you find comfort in knowing he’s in a far better, well-deserved place.

  • Boobie the Rocket Dog

    Your dad must be in a better place. I know mine is.

  • Chuck

    So sorry for your loss – bless you and yours.

  • Valerie

    This memorial was beautifully done. May he rest in peace.

  • Vince

    My heart goes out to you.
    Tell tales of him whenever you can, he lives on through them on this earthly plain.

  • Badger Matt

    So sorry. You did him proud in life and death. ‘Til Valhalla…

  • HackaMeister

    Chris, very sad news, and it comes far too soon. No words can ease the pain, but you have my condolences and my prayers.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

  • Garry Waldon

    So sorry for your loss. Wonderful tribute. My Dad 10/8/03, and I felt the same. Still do. I shed a tear for yours, and am toasting him with my whiskey. ‘Till we all meet up again.

  • Bill

    Godspeed.

  • Jason and Belinda

    Been too long since we had a beer, friend – should raise a few for your dad.

  • Roberto

    I´m really sorry for your loss, my condolences, rest in peace

  • Dave Rinehart

    Sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • John Cassel

    Still tearing up…sorry for your loss

  • Texaswino

    Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

    So sorry for your loss, my friend.

  • Ozymandias

    Chris, I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • “By the fruit shall ye know the tree.”

    I’ve never had the honor to meet either your father or you, Mr. Muir, but from his son’s work, I KNOW he was one hell of a man. We are diminished by his absence.

    With sincere condolences,

  • Messkit

    Hell of a round-up. Go with God.

  • Jeff

    I pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family as you grieve this loss. Lost my hero in 1999 and I still miss him to this day.

    My condolences to you.

  • Indiana McQueen

    My deepest condolences, Chris.

  • billf

    So sorry Chris.My Dad died in 97,and I miss him every day.

  • Grunt GI

    So sorry for your loss.

    ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” Mat 25:23

  • David Greer

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. The way you announced his passing is very touching & memorable.

  • buck

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Brad

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Prayers and blessings to you and your family.

  • Chris in NC

    Hey Friend. I’m so sorry. 🙁

  • Greg B

    So sorry.
    Prayers.

  • interventor

    So very, very sorry.

  • Charlie Foxtrot

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Peace and strength, my friend.

  • Tim Neilson

    Oh no. So sad to learn that. Condolences.

  • MJ Larkins

    Prayers sent.

    Damn, just damn.

  • A.S.

    Very sorry, Chris.

  • Chaplain Tim

    My prayers are with you and yours. Take care, my friend.

  • RayNAiken

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Morgul Lord

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. there are no words…

  • Memphis Rebel

    So sorry for your loss. Lost my dad in 2012 and I miss him every day. But he lives on in my memories. Prayers….

  • Robert Slaymaker

    I cry with you. You and he will be in my prayers.

  • rickn8or

    So sorry for your loss.

  • May The One True God keep you and your family, Chris, in comfort and strength.
    SO SAY WE ALL.

  • WalkingHorse

    Deepest condolences, sir. May you find comfort in your faith and your memories.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Stay strong.

  • PAT

    I lost my dad on June 20. I am so sorry. I know how much it hurts.
    Take care.

  • Spin Drift

    Chris, no words but the prayers for you and yours.

    Spin

  • Brasspounder

    No words I have are adequate, but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

  • Ryk E Lee

    Take some time to work things out, we can live with repeats until then.

  • Big Jim

    We all live in the flow of the River of Time. There are rocks, shoals, rapids and quiet backwaters, but eventually we all reach the Deep Blue. May your father rest with those he joins, with the Lord of All. May you find peace.

  • WayneM

    Chris, I’m so sorry to read this. My sincere condolences and my thanks for sharing with us during your time of grief and mourning… 🙁

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. This was a touching memorial to him.
    Rest in peace.

  • Charles Newton

    It hit hard just reading the panels, then the memorial at the bottom made the tears come. Be Well, Brother, your father loves you all and keeps watch still..

  • Ron

    Deepest condolences….. I am so sorry for your loss! May God bless and comfort you at this time…

  • Morris

    So sorry to read this, Chris. May God give you comfort.

  • Martin

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Sorrow with you and condolences.

  • EagleRising

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    So very sorry for your loss.
    May the knowledge that he is in a far better place comfort you.

  • Poppa_T

    Death leaves a heartache
    no one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory no
    one can steal.

    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    And rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in
    the hollow of His hand.

    My Condolences,

  • Joe Greig

    I’m sorry Chris. Prayers up.

  • Swansonic

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours on the passing of your father.

    Treasure the memories and know that he is always with you, helping you, guiding you. I can feel my parents each day, helping me, guiding me…

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Muir.

  • Denys

    Aww dammit…..

  • Joe Lovell

    O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the souls of Thy departed servant in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which he had committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.

    For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants who have fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-FdhLoFgkc

    • Kim

      May his memory be eternal.

      • Joe Lovell

        Amen.

  • DubhGhlase

    Dear Chris,
    Been there done that, but it’s never easy. Thoughts & prayers are with you….
    Dubh

  • Rick Hadley

    Chris, there are no words for a time like this, only prayers for comfort and grace. I lost my dad on Election Day 2000, and it still hurts. The strip today broke my heart. May God hold you and yours close to Him.

  • eon

    There are no words. Vaya con Dios, Mr. Muir.

    You and you family are in my thoughts and prayers, CM. My most profound sympathy.

    sincerely,

    eon

  • Island Richards

    Sorry for your loss, Chris. 🙁

  • Michael Bohannon

    Chris,

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Like you, my Dad was my best friend! After 14 yrs I miss him every day!

  • Pat*

    What I read at my father’s funeral in December 2013:
    A reading from the Book Of Wisdom, 3:1-6, 9.

    The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
    and no torment shall touch them.
    They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
    and their passing away was thought an affliction
    and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
    But they are in peace.
    For if in the eyes of men, indeed they be punished,
    yet is their hope full of immortality;
    Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
    because God tried them,
    and found them worthy of Himself.
    As gold in the furnace, He proved them,
    and as sacrificial offerings He took them to Himself.
    Those who trust in Him shall understand truth,
    and the faithful shall abide with Him in love:
    Because grace and mercy are with His holy ones,
    and His care is with His elect.

  • Into the Light and GodSpeed.
    Condolences.

  • Jerry Owens

    Very sorry, Chris.

  • David Smith

    Been there, three years ago March 13. He was 98 and it was time, but still too early for us who remain. Thanks for sharing him with us, and for sharing your grief, too. Take your time.

  • eclark1849

    I’m so sorry, Chris. Words fail me. But my thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Too Tall

    Chris,

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for sharing your Dad and your relationship with all of us through Day by Day.

    No more fences indeed. He soars on eagle’s wings.

    May God bless and hold you and your family in the palm of his hand.

  • GreyStranger

    The world has lost a great man today… Our families prayers go with you. May the wind always whisper his name to you, May the stars shine with his spirit, And may he walk in peace in that place where joy sings from every throat, the sunsets do not fade, and the forever trees grow.

  • Alex Trujillo

    Sorry Chris. It happens to all of us but we are never really ready.

  • Sorry for your loss. If I were as close to my sons as you were to your Dad I’d be blessed.

  • John Andrews

    So sorry to hear the news. Thanks for telling it so well.

  • Paul Skurnick

    I lost my Dad the very day my Son (A Corpsman like me) came home from Iraq. I hope that God gives you something wonderful like that to ease your loss.

  • Subotai Bahadur

    I lost my father in 1985, and as I have lived since I have gained insight into how strong he really was. And I am now older and with grown children, and my greatest comfort in life is seeing the people they have grown to be. I am sure that you were a great comfort to him. May you and yours find solace.

  • Redleg

    No matter how expected the imminent demise, the loss is no less painful. Please accept my condolences.

  • Larry Sheldon

    I am sorry.

  • Jim R

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • irish19

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • R Daneel

    Words cannot convey…….

    I grieve with you and for you.

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • Rusty Bill

    Condolences, Chris.

    Memory eternal…

  • Joe Veazey

    My father passed 9 years ago. Not a day goes by without me thinking to ask him about something, tell him something he’d be interested in, or tell him about my first grandchild.

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • mnemos

    My sympathies… nothing else to say.

  • David Gonzalez

    Tarnation! Coming in late on this one, Chris (computer probs last night, extending into today). Been there, done that. Know it’s hard. Prayers offered before I commented. More later. May he rest, finally, at peace.

  • Mike

    A worthy testament to your Dad is the son he raised.

  • crndl

    Deepest condolences, Chris. I was referred to DBD from The Truth About Guns website over a year ago and haven’t missed a day of DBD since. You and it are great treasures.

  • Ray McCune

    Pipe ye the Master to home.

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Muir.

    Sorry about losing your Dad, Chris.
    God Bless you and yours.

  • Polly Cy

    I am so saddened to read of your father’s passing, Chris. Nothing hurts as much or in quite the same way as the loss of a parent. I know your father was a good man, because he raised a good son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • xplodeit

    So sorry for your loss

  • It’s never easy to have a loved one pass away. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Ed Woods

    Our hearts are with you, Chris.

  • Mark A. Hewitt, author

    My deepest condolences Chris. I’m so sorry. I know that’s not enough, but it’s all I got.

  • Toad

    That hurt. Having been there, I know.

  • Don D. Davis

    Chris,

    So sorry for your loss. Blessings on getting through this. What is remembered lives.

  • Stu Mulne

    Chris:

    Our deepest condolences….. My wife just lost her mother a couple weeks ago, and while a lot of Mother-In-Law jokes apply, we both miss her (as do her two granddaughters) and son. It takes a while. My parents are, unfortunately long gone, but well remembered.

    And, that’s my point: At some time in the future, you’ll forget all the bad stuff, if any, and remember only the the good stuff. Then, when you recall them, smile.

    In the meantime, may his memory be a blessing.

  • Joseph Meyer

    RIP

  • Wicked Duke

    Condolences to you and your family for your loss.
    Keep your heart full of good memories.

  • Calvin

    Every man’s death diminishes me…
    I am so sorry for your loss Chris.

  • JSStryker

    A Jeez, I am so sorry. My condolences Chris. I know what it is like to lose your father.

  • Opinionator

    Condolences.

  • Malatrope

    Sorry, Chris, I know how it feels. Take it easy for awhile.

  • Mark Webster

    My condolences and prayers, sir. Lost mine, who was born in ’31 also, a few years ago. It’s never easy, but life does go on. Peace.

  • JimR

    To say I am saddened for your loss is completely inadequate. But,I don’t have the words.

  • Jon

    Keep the good memories. God’s peace to all of you.

  • CPQA

    In Nomine Patrii et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Requiescat In Pace.

  • Dienekes

    It hurts. When my father went, after a long and wonderful life, I became the patriarch.

    I ask his advice all the time. He’s not gone, just moved on.

    You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Jim

    You are in our thoughts and prayers, our friend.

  • Arkay

    Condolences, Chris. May happy memories bring you comfort.

  • Praying for your loss. I just don’t have the inspirational words to give other than a fan shares your pain.

    “O sweet mother Mary,
    who knew the sadness of mourning those your heart loved most,
    Jesus, your Son,
    and Joseph, your devoted spouse,

    pray for us in our time of loss.

    Amen.”

  • LifeofTheMind

    Good is so good that he can make more than one Best Dad Ever.
    Every day since I lost my father I find that he has gotten smarter and better.

  • George

    I always thought I would have enough time for him to tell me all about his life. My father lived to 94 and every day I wish he was around so I could ask him more about his past. Like your father Chris, a great man. We were so blessed.

  • HB

    Chris, may God-Family+Friends be especially comforting to You and Yours in special honor for your Great Father and Friend.

  • Joe

    Aw, shit, man… So, so very sorry. Godspeed.

  • Jay Springer

    Mine left six months ago. The best of him remains forever. God bless your family at this and all times.

  • Jeff

    May his memory be a blessing.

    Jeff

  • Forrest Higgs

    Wow! Sorry. 🙁

  • Charlie Mitchell

    I had one of those.
    I hope I’m one of those.
    – Charlie

  • thebronze

    Very sorry, Chris…

  • cb

    Condolences and prayers, Chris.

  • richard mcenroe

    Oh, man. There aren’t words. Prayers for him and you both.

  • Pete231

    Requiescat in pace….

  • Brother, I know how it feels. Would to God I could have been with mine to hold him when he crossed over in 02. My heart is with you. Blessed be his soul. And blessed be yours. Feel the love I send, understanding the pain.

  • Love and hugs, cuz, love and hugs. And many prayers. We’ve been there, just last year with my husband’s family. Contact me if you need a shoulder.

  • Doc Bunny

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Your father must have been a great man, as he raised a great son. My prayers are with you.

  • NotYetInACamp

    O my God.

    God must have had him in heaven for more than half an hour before the devil knew that he was gone.
    No fences now. Your father is at God’s range. Anywhere and everywhere is open.
    May God comfort you and share your joy about the wonderful person and the love and joy that you have shared with him and your family.

    I had returned to the computer after several days. The slow load that I usually have showed the very top lines and then the picture and story slowly revealed itself. It brought tears to my eyes. I had to get up and walk away. I walked and then went and appropriately got the slab of ribs that was ready to be brought in from the BBQ smoker.

    Condolences, and happiness for the joy you and your family have shared with him.

  • Chris

    20 years ago my Dad died in my arms. My condolences Chris for your loss. Nothing compensates for that loss, but every minute of that life must be valued remembering the cost of that loss. So lucky to have our fathers.

  • pyrodice

    As we said in the fleet,
    Shipmate you stand relieved… we have the watch…

    • Texas is state of Mind

      well said, well said 🙁

  • Alaska Paul

    Chris—It is a major milestone in one’s life when your dad passes away. But I am impressed with the type of fine man your late father helped you to become. Take a look at the three panels of the artwork that you created for your readers today. It is a fitting tribute to a passing father from his son for the world to see.

  • All I can offer is my deepest sympathy.

    Others here have said things far better that I ever could…..

  • My condolences on your loss, Chris. May he rest in peace.

  • lushlily

    Sympathy and prayers for you and yours.

  • Lane Moore

    Brutha the pain of your loss shows through in your art. Beautifully done and a tribute not only to him but to your love for him as well. My prayers go out to you and yours.

  • Peace and Strength to you, Brother!

  • Joe H

    Sorry for your loss . The world is a darker place now that this light has left us..

  • J.E.Baker

    My deepest condolences

  • Chris:

    We never get over the death of family and the loss of our “guide posts” in life: We just get through the pain and keep moving. May GOD, our creator and sustained, keep you until that day when you’re united again and may you find Hope in HIS eternal promises and Guidance as you move forward in life.

    David Gibson

  • Hardball

    I am speechless. So sudden there and so sad. We send our prayers, love and support.

  • Wayne

    Many condolences for your loss.

  • David Dalby

    Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion. But of the loved, revered, and honoured head, thou canst not turn one hair to thy dread purposes, or make one feature odious. It is not that the hand is heavy and will fall down when released; it is not that the heart and pulse are still; but that the hand was open, generous, and true; the heart brave, warm, and tender; and the pulse a man’s. Strike, Shadow, strike. And see his good deeds springing from the wound, to sow the world with life immortal.

    -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

    Chris, your tribute is no less poignant in your loss. Remember the good times.

  • Wayne Watson

    Heartfelt sympathies on your loss.

  • dougd

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Conanm37

    Sorry for your loss Chris…

  • Lyle Phipps

    So sorry my friend!
    Pop has been gone 32 years and I still miss him evevy day.
    You have my heartfelt condolences.

  • Kevin L. Davis

    Our deepest condolences.

  • War Pig

    It is said a person dies two times. Once when their heart stops beating, and the second (and final) time, when their name is last spoken. Keep his memory alive as I try to do for my mom and dad, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

  • Chuck Pelto

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

    You were blessed to know him.

    Sometimes, we don’t even get to know the ones we would love…..

  • Bob King

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Treasure the joy, forgive the faults, and ensure his wisdom is passed along to those that need it. That will keep him in your heart until you are united once again. God bless you and yours.

  • Steve Cone

    So sorry to see this news. Thank you so much for sharing the passage of Mr. Wade Muir with us. May the both of you stay forever young.

  • skippytheterrible

    Chris, I’m so sorry. I lost mine two years ago to Parkinson’s(well, he was really gone before then).
    I will drink a toast to his memory.

  • Big Al

    Tragic! My heart is breaking for you and your family. Chris, even though he is gone he will always be with you if you will listen. May God bless and heal the hurt you are all feeling today.

  • Grape

    Rejoice! Celebrate! Remember the good times and the lessons learned.

    Rest in peace kind sir, you have earned it.

  • Neil Frandsen

    God be with ye!
    and with your folk, living, and dead.

  • Cybrludite

    My deepest condolences.

  • Bren

    My condolences, and may he meet the big guy with his head up and his shoulders squared.

  • JLG

    Strength to you and all who knew him.

  • Jack Rackim

    I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories be your thoughts.

  • Blue Quasar

    Grace and peace to you and yours Chris.

  • Jorge Banner

    My condolences.
    The pain will pass. Mostly.
    All the good remains.

  • LaserTech

    Dammit. My condolences Chris.

  • Bolivar

    I am so sorry for your loss Chris. You bring joy to our lives and your heart is breaking now. I cannot tell you the loss will go away but, your Dad can rest easy knowing he did a wonderful job raising you. May God wipe away your tears and ease your grief.

  • Amish Bill

    So sorry for your loss, but your Dad is smiling down on you. I am sure that he is so proud of you. What a tribute to a most wonderful Dad!

  • MajorMattMason

    (raises a glass)

  • DASTARDLY DAN

    Been there, felt that, it sucks.
    It’s been about 12 years, I still miss him.
    Whoever said men don’t cry is a liar.
    Grace and Peace to you and yours, We’re here if there’s anything that will help

  • Dave

    So sorry Chris

  • clayusmcret

    Chris, sincerest condolences to you and your family. To your father, Fair winds and following seas. Go in Christ.

    S/F, Steve

  • I am so sorry for your loss Chris. Know thoughts and prayers go out for you and yours my friend.

  • Longshot

    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  • syvyn11

    My condolences. I lost my dad on 2/17/00 from ALS. to this day, it still hurts like hell.

    My friend lost her dad a few years ago. She asked me when the pain of losing her dad will go away. I told her, “when it happens, I’ll give you a call.” She’s still waiting for that call.

  • Keith

    Sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • Donald Dunlap

    So sorry for your loss. I pray for all of your family

  • J. Michael Antoniewicz II

    I’m sorry for your loss and condolences to you and the whole extended family.

  • m225

    Till we all meet in Valhalla,
    We will smile and shake hands together.
    Keep well,
    Mike

  • Robert Cons

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you well.

  • David M

    Chris,
    I am praying for you and yours this day and everyday.

  • Randy

    Chris, Prayers and condolences. Celebrate his life and know he is proud of you.

  • Dale Reid

    Chris – My deepest sympathies for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

  • Mike Bell

    Sotty to hear about your Dad, Best wished to all your family

  • Uffdaphil

    So sorry for your loss, Chris. Praying for the Lord’s comfort and strength for you and your loved ones.

  • Paul McT

    My sympathy to you and your family, Chris. I lost my dad when I was 12 and he lives in my thoughts every day.

  • My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad, Chris. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

  • MasterDiver

    Chris, I lost my Da’ to lung cancer 20 yrs ago, and still feel the loss, but I remember the good times and the great things he taught me. Be it so with you and yours.
    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed, but very dear.

    May your Da’ find Divine Embrace and Eternal Light
    In the Mansions of The Lord

    With all sympathy,
    Ed B, Master Diver

  • MrArthurBishop

    Chris,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family..

  • Leigh in Whitehall

    So sorry for your loss, Chris.
    We will completely understand if DBD is down for a while. Family comes first, my friend.
    Again, my deepest condolences. God speed, James.

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

  • Ralph Gizzip

    Prayers and condolences. It’s hard losing someone so close.

  • Steve_1066

    My prayers are for those of you left behind as the dead do not need them. They have passed from infirmity and pain into the Joy of God.
    My very strongest condolences!

  • 55six

    So sorry brother.

  • TrainmanTim

    Chris,
    So sorry for your loss. My dad passed last December and was 83 years old. His eighth great grandchild was born the same day. God bless you and your family.

  • Wayne Olsen

    I join with all those who offer sympathy for your loss. We will light a candle in the window tonight in honor for your Dad.

  • John

    Oh, Crap. I’m sorry about your loss

  • Luke

    RIP, James.
    Chris, my prayers are toy you and yours.

  • My condolences for your loss. You and yours will be in my prayers. Although expected, it nevertheless is a shock. Stay strong, I’m sure your Dad would want that.

  • H_B

    *Hugs*

  • GWB

    Condolences, Chris.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.

  • Spidey

    God bless you and your family at this time.

  • Billphx

    God bless, Chris

  • Pamela

    I set no store in titles or labels,
    my existence in this life is not
    measured by the names I call myself.

    I will not lay claim to lineages,
    old blood lines or political beliefs,
    in order to give my words credence.

    Should this life cease tomorrow,
    I choose to be chronicled
    among the heritage of human.

    Chris- In the end, being loved in life is all that matters as a man or woman. Your Dad knew love. As do you.

  • Chris Campbell

    May time heal your broken heart….

  • Rick

    Chris – your dad sure was special, and I never could tell the two of you apart on the phone! So sorry for your loss, I know he was fortunate to have you in his life and visa versa.

  • My heart goes out to you. I lost my dad 25 years ago this month, and I still wish I could have just one more conversation with him.

    Prayers up!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Miller

    May God keep and bless you all until you are together again. My condolences, Mr. Muir.

  • Myer

    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Bill G

    Blessed be.

  • T. L.

    Dear Mr. Muir,

    Condolences on your loss.

  • Cissy

    I am so sorry for your loss… my prayers to you and your family.

  • Alaska3foot

    Prayers for you and your family.

  • Trail 8

    Thinking of you in my prayers, my friend. Great pane at such a hard personal time. God Bless.

  • God be with you Chris. My prayers for your family.

  • I’m sorry.

    He’s in a good place, now, though.

    Eric Hines

  • Ed

    Condolences. My Day past in April 2013, and I still think about him….

    • Ed

      Dad…..

  • Sorry for your loss! May his memory be for a blessing.

  • S'aaruuk

    He had a good life and raised a good son, the very best legacy any man could leave.

    Deepest, heartfelt condolences Chris. God bless you and the rest of the family.

  • Vulcanrider

    Having lost a father and step-father, I know what you’re feeling, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Blessing on you and yours and Rest in Peace James Hampson Muir.

  • Tony

    So very sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • Kv

    My deepest condolences. May you find comfort as you walk today.

  • DCE

    Chris, my sincere condolences. I know what you’re going through as I lost my father not all that long ago.

    “Though the flesh be stilled, the spirit remains, and the voice of the departed, though quiet, will still be heard through the years by the hearts of those who loved them.”

  • Dread

    May sweet memories and God’s blessing be with you and your family.

  • JW

    Condolences, Chris. I like to think I rode with him for a spell through your work.

  • snopercod

    I’m sorry, Chris.

  • Dick Parks

    Better life ahead. This too will pass.

  • Lost Dad 4 1/2 years ago today at 84, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Only the body dies, the spirit and memories live on. It appears there is a contingent of your readers parents to welcome him with common ground.

  • Sean

    My most sincere condolences to you and your family, Chris.

  • Through you, your father touched many people. I can’t express my sorrow for your loss. May God keep you and yours in the palm of his hand.

  • Sean Kuhl

    Please accept our prayers and condolences.

  • B Woodman

    Rest In Peace, James Muir.
    And Chris, may youknow peace in your father’s passing out of pain.

    Take some time, we’ll be here.

    Damn, it’s dusty here.

  • Tommy Teas

    Lost my Dad in February of this year. I have both empathy and sympathy for you and yours.

  • Edwin OConnor

    God speed

  • Henry Howard

    Prayers & Condolences

  • Paul Allen

    Godspeed Mr. Muir. So very sorry for you loss Chris.

  • Nathan Brindle

    So very sorry for your loss. It’s been over 14 years for me and it still feels like yesterday. May he rest in peace.

    “We try not to forget,
    they live through us.”

  • Dave

    What an amazing tribute. and to come so soon after his death. you have done your father proud Mr. Muir.

  • Palerider and Sunshine

    May this time of pain subside from you this day and be replaced with the knowledge of knowing how your father loved you and that his memory will wrap itself around you and give you his ever loving embrace.

  • This a beautiful tribute. Thank you for honoring your father and showing us how it is done. Our condolences and prayers for you and your family as you grieve.

    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

  • William Lehman

    UNDER the wide and starry sky
    Dig the grave and let me lie:
    Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.

    This be the verse you ‘grave for me:
    Here he lies where he long’d to be;
    Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

    Damn. Sorry man. It doesn’t “heal” but it does eventually scar over.

  • jkrvn48

    Prayers and condolences….have lost both father and mother. Take care of yourself and the others in your family. Words cannot express….

  • Trey

    I am sure he will be missed he will always be loved and if ya’ll are like your characters, you will see each other again. Words cannot express our sympathy and sorrow.

  • D B H

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Iconoclast

    My deepest condolences, Chris.

  • Kent Beck

    Chris–so very sorry. Prayers for you and your family. It never goes away–and it shouldn’t–but it does get better with time.

  • Ben

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute.

  • Eric

    Chris — So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and yours. The feeling of loss never goes away, the coping with the loss makes it a little easier with time.

  • Gus Bailey

    Almighty God, we remember this day before thee thy faithful servant James; and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, thou wilt receive him more and more into thy joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served thee in the past, he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of
    the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant Chris for whom our prayers are offered. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy, nourish his soul with patience, comfort him with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Chris, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. It is obvious that you loved your father. It is also obvious that he raised a good and talented son. I truly pray that Christ’s peace bring you comfort.

  • Wayne M

    Our thoughts are with you. Your affection and respect for your father is most sincerely apparent through your work. Please take time for yourself. We’ll still be here when you come back.

  • Earl

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  • woodNfish

    That is a nice tribute to your dad, Chris.

  • David Preston

    So very sorry. I know this has been a long battle, back to the early days of the strip. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • M Sago

    Condolences… it’s tough sledding but you come through it…

    It’s good that he won’t see the rest of the slide though, that’s a blessing. His generation built it up, and to see it torn down is devastating.

  • WiskeyEcho

    Chris– I am so very sorry for your loss. James Hampson Muir, Rest in Peace in the knowledge that your legacy lives.

  • Michael Norrod

    Rest in peace!

  • Moser

    Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Elizabeth Allen

    I am so sorry for your loss. You’ll miss him every day.

  • Lee Caffey

    Chris, we lost Troy nearly a year ago. Memories bring both pain and joy. Pain that we no longer have his strength and love beside us but joy that he loved us for so long.

    Tears are falling as I write, so sorry for your loss but happy that you had your wonderful father in your life. Our family sends our love to yours. Be strong and remember the beautiful times. Heartfelt condolences, Chris, we love you!

  • Kenneth Coe

    I know your pain. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Tom Brendel

    Our most sincere condolences.

    Pain fades. Love endures.

  • RooftopVoter

    Chris, condolences man.

    Been 17 years since I lost Dad, I still talk to him.

    We are the old Lions now.

  • Stoutcat

    So very very sorry! Our prayers are going out for you and your family.

  • Bill Hembree

    A father is known by his offspring, who are his legacy. Yours seems to have done very well indeed. Whether he knew Lt. Col. Cooper or not, he appears to have taught you “To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth”.

  • Joaquin

    I lost my Dad last year. Yeah, it sucks!
    Hang tough, bro!

  • Runnerzdad

    Chris, I am very sorry for your loss. Many prayers inbound for you and yours, for strength and peace.

  • Brian Ingersoll

    I’m so sorry for you loss and grief. God bless you!

  • Mumblix_Grumph

    I am so sorry for for your loss. Just remember that you are not alone.

  • JohnB

    So sorry for your loss, Chris. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Bill

    Semper fi

  • Old Codger

    Great heavens, Chris. I’m so sorry. Lost mine in 07. Miss him still. Hang in. Doo your grieving. We’ll keep.

  • David Butler

    So sorry for your loss

  • The Pontificator

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.

  • Mine went last year, similar age. It is always hard.

  • Kuffar

    Deepest condolences for your loss.

  • We will all miss Wade in the strip, and grieve with you for your loss in real life.

  • Harry

    So sorry for your loss, many of us have already been there and know how painful it is. Take some time off, your many fans fully understand and will be waiting for you when you are ready.

  • Hank

    So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace beyond the turmoil of this world.

  • Jason

    Your family will be in my prayers. So sorry for your loss Chris.

  • Gary Stone

    Blessings and comfort to you and your family. Lost my dad a year and a half ago and the Jeep still wants to turn off to go to his place. Do a lot of whatever the two of you did together – it helps.

  • RayLRiv

    So sorry for your loss.

    I know this pain – suddenly lost my Dad in 2007. Mom passed away from long illness in 2005, lost my younger brother Harry in early 2013. Both Mom and Harry were diagnosed schizophrenics and Mom and Harry aggravated their condition by smoking and illicit drugs and smoking, respectively.
    Miss them all EVERY DAY.

  • IMCONSERVATIVE

    Condolences to you and your family, Chris. May your dad rest in peace.

  • My condolences to you and all of yours

  • carlton mckenney

    My sympathy for your loss. Keep remembering the good. It will get less painful after a time.

  • Paul Lusk

    Sorry for you loss. But glad that you had him in your life for so long. Certain he died proud of his son!

  • Kevin M

    Deepest sympathies.

    May he spend Eternity with a cold bottle of that good sarsaparilla.

  • Chris,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Be well…
    Lee

  • Vicki

    So very sorry. Many prayers for you and your family.

  • Philip Halverson

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Godspeed Mr. Muir.

  • JBubba57

    I’m so sorry, Chris, but well done.
    And Dad Muir–well done, too.

  • JJ

    I’m so sorry, Chris. There’s no hurt like this one. Broke my heart this morning. No uplifting words right now, just pain and tears here.

  • tibby

    Oh…So very sorry for your loss. God bless you all with his peace.

  • Corvette

    My condolences on your loss. He will be with you as much of him is in you. Hold him in that quiet place in your heart and remember all that was good, true and honorable.

  • My condolences, Chris. Prayers ascending for you and yours.

  • David Layfield

    Sitting here at work, tears rolling down my face. What a moving tribute! My condolences go out to you. Know that you and yours are in my prayers. I know that nothing I say can ease your pain, but I wish I could help. Find time to spend with your family, remembering a great man.

  • --mech

    Damn,, So sorry for your loss.
    Prayers for you and yours.

    As some said above, celebrate him with stories to the young ones so they know who came before them.

  • Roy

    Sorry to hear. Condolences to you and your family. RIP Mr James Muir.

  • Patrick

    Condolences Chris and prayers for you and your family.

  • David DeAtkine

    So Sorry! Prayers!

  • Lewis

    So sorry! Powerful images!

  • Kevin Tisdel

    My condolences Mr. Muir. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Barbara

    Oh, Chris – I’m so sorry.

    I didn’t know him, but I know you – he was a great man, and he left a great legacy.

    May you find peace.

  • Will

    My condolences to you and your family Chris. I’ve been there myself losing my own Dad in 2013. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Pete Rzeminski

    I’m so sorry. My prayers for you and your family.

  • Hawkeye

    So few words to demonstrate so much emotion. It brought tears to my eyes. I share your loss. Rest in peace, rest in peace.

  • Tim Condon

    What a fitting memorial, Chris. “Best Dad ever.” My condolences to you and your family on your sorry and loss. Be consoled that 85 years is a good run, by any human terms.

  • Aw, man…

    So sorry to hear – but not terribly surprised. Condolences and prayers to you and yours.

  • FastFission

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Jason Francis

    Mr. Muir you have my condolences.

  • Paul Horning

    “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father….
    Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.”

    God’s peace to your family, Chris

  • Gene

    I lost both parents when I was in my 20’s. Prayers for strength for you and the rest of his loved ones left behind. Cherish the memories and the time you had with them. God bless you all.

  • Phileosophos

    I’m so sorry. I lost mine 20 years ago, but his absence never stops hurting.

  • Ray

    Sorry for your loss never covers it.

  • JoeCF

    Requiescat in pace et in amore.
    In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.
    Amen.

  • Daniel

    So sorry about your loss of your dad. Praying that all the gifts and graces you need be with you and yours.

  • historyguy

    Prayers for you and yours.

  • Mike West

    Chris…with tears in my eyes and a look towards my 84 year old father…God Bless you and your family and our prayers are with you all.
    Hang in there my friend.

  • don simmons

    Sorrow for your loss but happyness at the title – No More Fences for him.
    I lost my dad now goin on 7 years – seems forever – yet I am happy he is with the Lord.

  • Eromero

    May GOD Bless you and your family. HE already blessed your Dad. Renew, restore, and keep the faith. The civilized world needs you, Chris.

  • RC Oberlender

    Chris, my Dad passed a year ago. He was a cowboy, a long-haul truck driver, and a Korean War combat veteran. Perhaps mine and yours are now sharing stories in that place where fences mend themselves, saddle cinches never get old and cracked, horses don’t step on your toes, the creek is always running and the fish are always biting.

  • Vigilanter

    After becoming a grief counselor after my wife took her own life I have come to counsel other survivors that it may never get better but it can become bearable.

  • JTC

    Having lost Dad in 1993 at the tender age of 65 (where I almost am now), I had written this in ’08 at the old mothballed blog on the fifteenth anniversary of his passing. I leave it here because the circumstances were similar in the caring and nursing of someone you love more than just about anything, all the while knowing it won’t be for long.

    It is beyond difficult and painful, but I wouldn’t trade that year of caring for him and talking with him for anything; I think back on those talks often, and it gives me comfort…I truly believe it did and does give my Dad and his soul comfort too. And in the years to come, I absolutely believe you will reflect on these past months with pride and love and wonder, as the sharp pain of the immediate loss ebbs.

    http://poetnthepawnbroker.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-cant-believe-its-been-fifteen-years.html

  • zeprin

    Heartfelt condolences..
    wkj

  • Jim

    Deepest condolences, Chris.

    And thank you, for sharing with us, your tribute in art to you Dad. Not only in this, today’s sad tribute, but in the living tribute you erected to him with each and every Day by Day that featured him, whether in image or mere mention.

    You gave us a sense of who he was. You show us a sense of who you are.

    Humble and grateful thanks to you both. May your Dad now indeed, Rest in Peace.

    Respectfully,

    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  • Beth Donovan

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • DaveH

    Very sorry to hear of this news. At the very least you’ll always have him in your memories.

  • Ysabel Kid

    Chris, my prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. I lost my Dad 36 years ago, when I was 16. My wife lost her father just 3 weeks ago, on Independence Day. It is hard no matter when it happens. I hope you find peace, knowing your father is in a better place. With deepest sympathies. – JGW2

  • Bob in Houston.

    Big manly hugs for ya Chris, I know this one will be especially hard for you after your mom and Cathy, your only the “Last Muir” if you don’t count all us crazy commenter “cousins” out here.

  • azscram

    All of my condolences, Chris. Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Don Sander

    Weeping with you, and praying for you and your family…
    Blessings!!!
    Don Sander

  • TheOldman

    The only permanent thing we leave behind are the memories created by our time here.

  • Dave Smudski

    Such a great tribute from a loving son. Sorry for your loss, and we hope you take some time to recover from it.

  • Gene K

    My prayers for you and family. It has been 34 years since my father moved on. Mom went to join him just last March. It hurts a little less now knowing they are together now.

  • Tuna

    Another patriot steps into the clearing. So sorry. I’m expecting the same in my family soon with my dad being just a year younger than yours.

  • JIMV

    I am so sorry for your loss. Stay well and remember the best days

  • richard ponce

    those we love are never more than a thought way. condolences.

  • Well, dang. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  • DeanK

    I lost my Dad half a lifetime ago but remembering that lose still brings tears and chokes up my throat. You and he are in my prayers.

  • John W.

    I am profoundly sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this time.

  • My condolences, Chris.

  • Deborah Z

    I am so sorry for your loss, Chris. May you find comfort in your grief, and may the memory of your beloved father become a blessing to you.

  • AJ Aronoff

    Very sorry for your loss. My condolences.

  • Fred Ciampi

    First cry I’ve had in a while. May God bless. Please keep up the good (and important) work.

  • Loren

    Having been through this, I know the some of the sorrow you feel. My conolences

  • Bradford Long

    Damn. I feel like I lost a friend. Treasure your memories of a great dad. Those of us who didn’t have one are jealous. Chris, you’ve been a treasured friend to all your readers. Our hearts hurt with yours.

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences, Chris. I lost my Dad a little over three years ago, and it shook me for quite awhile. He was a man of great character and full of love for my Mom (who passed years earlier) and the family. Even though he lived a good long life, when he passed I felt as though my soul had jumped off the tracks.

    Even though I was 49 when he passed, I felt as though I was a little kid again being forced to “grow up fast” and “be a man”. I was a man, had moved across country on my own, got married, bought a house, etc. But it was different now. I no longer had that rock to lean on when times were tough, or the listening ear to bend when I just wanted to talk and get some advice. I still have his memories and his passed-down wisdom, but in a way I was now “flying solo”.

    I’m glad that he is now in Heaven with my Mom (whom he missed so dearly and deeply for so long). I hope you are able to take comfort in that as well for your Dad. Lack of suffering, in a better place where one day we all will meet again in joy and love.

    All the best! In prayer… Trubador

  • Pieter

    God bless you and yours at this time of sorrow, grief and healing. Rest assured he’s in God’s loving hands.

  • grayjohn

    Damn. I haven’t cried since my own dad passed, but I am now… Heart felt condolences Chris. I know how you’re feeling.

    • Oran Woody

      Oh man. I’ve never had a emotional reaction to a “cartoon strip” as I just had to this one. Mine were exactly like grayjohn’s.
      Instant agony.
      Condolences and more.

  • OC

    Chris, my sincere condolences. Take all the time you need to grieve, we’ll lower the flag to half staff in your dad’s honor.
    Salute.

  • Very sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • jdh

    My condolences. Vaya con Dios James Muir.

  • Roger

    Chris, I am so sorry. I was hoping things would get better and you’d have him around for many more years.

  • Steve S

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Steve

    My heart hurts for you and your family.

  • Ned

    Peace be with you.

  • Harry Schoell

    Hi Chris
    I was a friend of you dad since 1964. He is a great loss to me and a lot of people who loved and admired him. We worked together on several jobs. We met on the deck design he did on the 24′ Excaliber boat. He has also done a truck and a car for the Cyclone engine and just recently brought by a beautiful golf cart drawing for the Cyclone. We were starting to work on another project. So sorry he will be missed.

  • Steveb919

    So sorry for this painful time in your families life.

  • John Greer

    They are not gone if they are not forgotten.
    Forget him not.

  • BruceB

    Best wishes to you and to yours.Son I grieve with you

  • max wyeth

    May his memory be a blessing. RIP

  • SFCGator

    Dear Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • richb313

    No words just Prayers.

  • John D. Egbert

    Deepest and most sincere condolences to you and yours . . .

  • Jim Brock

    Damn. DamnDamnDAMN!!! I share your grief. Lost my dad in 1993. Also a best dad ever.

    Jim Brock

  • Vorlonagent

    Sympathies.

  • JohnDK

    My condolences… It does suck.

  • Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

  • Tom Kilgore

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Al in AZ

    Chris, that is an amazing tribute to your Dad. It hit me, as the kids these days say, “right in the feels”. Condolences on your father’s passing, and blessings of the Almighty upon you and yours in this time of grief. Remember him as a good man, for he raised a good son. Al

  • Zed2

    My deepest condolences.

  • Navy Retired

    Deepest and most sincere condolences to you and yours.
    Take care of your family. DBD can wait until you are ready to resume.

  • KenA

    Peace be with you. Your father made a wonderful son. I reckon that those who know you and knew him see a familiar reflection in your soul. God bless you.

  • armedandsafe

    January 2. 1961. It took time, but the joy of the memories and teachings finally overcame the pain of the loss.
    Prayers from here.

  • James/G

    My condolences on your loss. Like others here, I know the pain of losing Parents. As another said, take your time, we will wait.

  • west_rhino

    We share your loss, our prayers are with you, a living legacy to his memory

  • Adelaide dude

    Man Down 🙁

  • Pete in NC

    I’m so sorry. God be with you and yours.

  • John in IN

    Sorry for your loss. Praying Gods peace for you and your family.

  • Don in AK

    My deepest condolences, Chris. Prayers with you…

  • A Colorado Freeman

    Chris, my condolences. You are in my prayers. Try to look past the loss, and be thankful for the many years you had with him.

  • RegT

    Chris,

    I’m sorry for your loss – and I envy the years you had with him.
    May 18, 1923 – June 20, 1973

  • KathyP

    My heart breaks for you, Chris.

  • dave woods

    Sincere condolences. God bless.

  • evocatus

    Chris…Deepest sympathies and condolences for you and yours…Prayers for your family…I lost my Dad a few years ago, and while the pain lessens, the memories remain…

  • Douglas B

    My Condolences Chris. I know the loss that you are feeling. My God comfort you and your family.

  • GregTorrance

    James Hampson Muir – Rest in peace and vaya con Dios. My deepest condolences.

  • So sorry Chris.

  • Wm.

    Chris, My condolences.

    Requiescat in pace.

  • So very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May he rest in peace. May your heart find some needed comfort in shared memories from family and friends. And may your memories of him be a balm to ease your pain.

  • C R Krieger

    Sorry for your loss.

  • oldleprechaun

    That was like a kick in the gut. It felt like losing a friend.

    My mother passed in May and some of my cousins are still walking me through the grieving process. As one of mother’s nurses said, nothing can prepare you for the emotional blow when it happens. Please know you have thousands of fans holding you and your family in prayer. Although time will eventually dull the hurt, you’ll always miss him. Treasure the memories.

    May GOD bless you and your family.

  • Mac McDonald

    Continue to make him very proud, be well.

  • Rich N

    My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.

  • Turk

    Deepest and most sincere condolence from all my kin and clan to all of your sir.

  • NedMoore

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    May the God of all comfort, comfort you in your loss (2Cor1:3-4).
    I have lost both my parents and conducted their Services, as well as nearly half of those of my hospice patients.
    I pray you will feel the support of all of us, as well as His.

  • Susan

    Chris, I am so very sorry. Lost my father 3/26/90 and still miss him. Memories are lovely, but I want a hug.

    God bless and keep you and your family

  • My heartfelt condolences.

  • Timmer

    May he dwell forever in light and love in the land of the summer stars.

  • Steve

    Words cannot convey our feelings properly, being limited by only 26 letters and only so many legible combinations. Regardless, please know that you have our deepest condolences. That there are over 400 responses to this truly sad news, in only a few hours, is testament to how much your relationship with your father has touched so many who never really knew him.

    He was, is, truly a great dad, and will be missed. By all of us, but by you and your family most of all.

  • AMRoberts

    … Come, my friends,
    T’is not too late to seek a newer world.
    Push off, and sitting well in order smite
    The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
    To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
    Of all the western stars, until I die.
    It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
    It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
    And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
    Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
    Ulysses; Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Lost my Dad in December, 2009 Chris. My condolences for you and your family.

  • Phil Notestine

    Chris, I am sorry to learn of your father’s passing. God Bless his soul, and may The Lord be with you.

  • C Good

    Chris,
    So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones.

  • Nomde Plume

    My condolences on your loss Mr Muir.

    Your art shows so much today,
    I could not have imagined how much.
    It is a comfort to view, yet you are the one that has suffered the loss.
    Thank you, Mr. Muir.
    God bless you and yours.
    The greater the relationship enjoyed throughout the years, the greater the emptiness.
    May the God of the living comfort you, for all live unto him.

  • William Gearhart

    So sorry for your lost of his physical life. As I told my family when my 86 year old mother passed away , her body is gone but her spirt will remain with me for all of my life . My prayers will go out to ask for support for you during these difficult times getting use to your loss.

  • James Dixon

    You have my condolences.

  • jfsanders

    Sorry Man.

  • Steve T.

    I tried to read every comment here but it turned out to be impossible. RIP, JHM

  • Tom Richardson

    So sorry, Chris. I trust you had warning and the opportunity to say your goodbyes. I know you will cherish those for the rest of your life.

  • J. Saywell

    Fair Winds And Following Seas James Hampton Muir. Rest in Peace.

  • Wildman

    Chris,

    That’s terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You made the perfect tribute too.

  • RW

    Oh no, no. I don’t know you personally, Chris, but prayers to you and yours and for your father. I lost my Dad in 1976 and my life would be different today if he had lived longer.

    God bless, Randy

  • jhpace1

    May God comfort you and your family, Chris.

  • Delilah T.

    Chris, I am so sorry this happened. I hope your father has found peace.

  • RosalindJ

    Prayers of comfort for you and your family, Chris. I am so sorry.

  • James the Bookman

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My dad passed 4 years ago and the thought of him and “no more fences” made me cry again. I hope you see while we know you through colored pixels, many, many people care about you and your loss. God be with you and your family to support you through this time of hurt.

  • Desert Lion

    So sorry, Chris.

  • AJ

    God bless, Brother. God bless.

  • Gary S

    Chris my deepest condolences.
    We always think the “old man” is going to be there for us.
    We lost my dad in November of 2014,13 months to the day the pulmonary embolism took my wife and I was the one to find him.
    We had a closer bond once I joined the brotherhood of those left behind by the only woman they’d ever love and he pulled me back from the edge in those early days when all I wanted was for the pain to end and to be reunited with my wife.
    Ironically yesterday would have been dad’s 79th.
    I’ll include you and your family in my prayers tonight and say one for your dad as well.
    Strength brother.

  • JHC

    My condolences, Chris. Your artwork and message is a wonderful tribute
    to your Dad.

  • Bob T

    Well, crap. Lost my father to a drunk driver when I was 14 and he was 42. That was Fathers Day weekend in 1974. In spite of the relatively short time I knew him, I’d hate to think how I might have turned out if not for his influence. Can’t help but recognize your father’s influence on you, and can offer no higher tribute than to mention that. Incredibly moving artwork today, and creating it was hopefully as therapeutic for you as it is emotional for us. Please accept my prayers for you, your family, and the extended Day-By-Day family.

  • Aelious Rex

    Don’t let his memory die.

  • Mark Wolf

    God Bless………:(

  • Bibliophile

    Condolences to you and yours, Mr. Muir…

  • CitizenOutkast

    I’m also sorry for your loss. I read the comic and when I hit that last panel and saw that it mirrored a real event, I couldn’t believe it. Be well and take your time. Don’t rush anything. Be with those who have also been left behind.

  • Big Jim

    This has stung all day,,,, I hope these many words of love and condolence ease your heart and lead you to peace, brother. May the Lord hold you close as he does your father.

  • AgCOtter

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your strip says it all, and you have my condolences, sir. May God bless him and keep him and lift him up, and may God’s face shine upon him and give him peace. Be strong my friend.

  • Ponch

    Very sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • deskbox

    holy crap this comic just hit me hard. I just saw my dad this past weekend and I don’t know many more times I will see him. lots of onions around here now. godspeed.

  • Glenn

    Sincere condolences, Chris. I lost my dad in 2010 and am about to lose my mom. It is a pain in the heart.

  • My sincere condolences for your loss, Chris. While so many of us have never had the privilege to meet him in person, we’ve no doubt seen the best of him through your work. You need only to find a mirror to see his legacy. Continue to do him proud, and God bless his soul, yourself, and your family.

  • Rat Bastard

    Chris Muir,

    By heart goes out to you. I lost my father one week ago today.

  • Tim Moyer

    Condolences and very sorry for your loss , Chris. I worry about my dad too,every day. Prayers and more .

  • Tom

    So sorry for your loss.

  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    I’ve never seen so many heart-felt posts, anywhere. You mean much to us all.
    I say to you, sincerely, from my family to yours — We grieve with thee…. Viya con Dios.

  • Insomniac

    Chris, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • texascarl

    Condolences

  • My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    I know how it feels… coming up on the third anniversary of my father passing on.

    It still hurts.

  • Fox2!

    May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

    In Paradisum deduct Angeli,
    in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres
    et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem
    Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat
    et cum Lazaro quondam paupers
    aeternam habeas requiem

    From Faure’s Requiem

    Chris,
    You and your father are in my prayers.

  • tom ploszaj

    Chris, I’m still wiping tears. Real men do cry. My prayers are with you.

  • Bill M

    My deepest condolences Chris, to you and your family.

  • Johnny Guest

    Please accept our prayers and deepest sympathies for your profound loss. May your Dad rest in peace.
    Johnny and Holly

  • larrikin

    condolences from Australia, Chris. Best wishes to you and your family

  • Rick

    You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Texas is state of Mind

    Day is done, gone the sun,
    From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
    All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

    Fading light, dims the sight,
    And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
    From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

    Thanks and praise, for our days,
    ‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, neath the sky;
    As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

    Sun has set, shadows come,
    Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
    Always true to the promise that they made.

    While the light fades from sight,
    And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
    To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

  • Rocky

    Grieve that he is gone. Be glad that he went quickly and without great pain. Grieve that you have lost a great father, friend. Rejoice that you had him as your father for so long. I lost my best friend / father / best drinking buddy two years ago to “complications of Alzheimer’s”. I talk with him every night among the stars.

  • Warren Shafer

    Our condolences to you and your family, please accept our prayers that you all find peace in his passing.

  • the_frumious_bandersnatch

    My condolences to you and your family, along with hope that eventually you will not be sorry he died but rather glad he lived.

  • Ruth

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • amazon_apologete

    Under the wide and starry sky
    Dig the grave and let me lie.
    Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.

    This be the verse you grave for me;
    “Here he lies where he longed to be,
    Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.”

  • Sarge

    I’m so sorry for your loss !!!!

  • So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your contribution to America and to him for the fact that he taught you well.

  • Cesare

    Deepest sympathy Chris, and a beautiful tribute by you. He was a lucky man to have such a family.

  • Aaron

    Chris, your father is in Heaven and enjoying his reward. Please take the time to heal. BTW, I’ve enjoyed your comics for years but because I don’t use paypall I cannot pay you for services rendered. Is there a PO Box where I could send a money order or even just cash?

  • GrueTSC

    My condolences to you and yours, friend.

  • Jeremy

    You have my prayers and condolences Chris.

  • What a beautiful tribute Chris. Peace be upon you and yours in a difficult time. Prayers out Brother.

  • James

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family

  • Rich

    My prayers are with you and yours. I understand but you will always have tose best dad memories, cherish them and share them

  • ChiLynne

    VERY sorry for your loss and that of your family. May the good memories of your father bring you comfort – tough, tough times. Prayers.

  • JTC

    As someone else said, I have seen a lot of online tributes but never more than 500 taking the time to offer consolation and prayers.

    I think that is not only because of how beautifully and heart-renderingly this goodbye was done, but because DBD transcends Chris Muir and even his sweet Daddy, as the reality based characters and storylines speak directly to the hearts and souls of so many, as witnessed by how so many here were moved to recall their own sweet, painful memories of love and loss.

    That is certainly what happened for me, and I can’t express how much I appreciate your sharing your loss, so that we might remember, and feel, and share our own again. God Bless the Muirs and all here.

    And for another time, someone mentioned having worked with your Dad 50 years ago, and that he had a hand in the planning and design of new steam-driven vehicle technology? ‘Splains a lot about the creativity and thought processes of the author here too, I think. There’s an awesome story there that I hope you’ll be able to share when the time is right.

  • Sam Perkins

    Chris, my thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss, may his memory be a blessing to you and yours and everyone whose life he touched.

  • Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

    -C.S. Lewis

    There’s nothing to be said that truly helps in a time like this; just know that once the grief fades a bit, he’ll still be in your heart, and you’ll see him again someday.

  • Mordante

    Prayers and condolences sir. I’ll raise a glass of Kentucky Bourbon neat in his honor tonight.
    Lo there do I see my father; Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers; Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call me, they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever.

  • ibid

    My condolences, sir.

    You have immortalized him.

  • chuck...

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your memories of him will be with you always to guide you.

  • Coarsehair

    A very moving, simple tribute.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Talie

    My condolences.

  • Roger and Sandy Peterson

    Please accept our deepest sympathy! May God comfort you and your family in yur sorrow. ♥♥

  • I”m sorry for your loss.

  • Precision 270

    Chris there are no words.
    No words of comfort, no words of wisdom, do words to relieve the pain. I am sitting in a hospital 4 hours (because local doctors suck)away from our home with my wife who has stage 4 breast cancer – metz to the lungs, bones and liver. She just had a procedure which went great, and now they find something (additional) potentially scary in her liver.
    I state that simply to state that as a way of saying even with what is going on here, it PALES in comparison to what you are experiencing.
    Thus no words.
    But know, you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

  • Joel Blatt

    Chris, Very moving – sorry for your loss, prayers for you-all.

  • I’m sorry to hear of your loss sir. My apologies for the latness of my comment, I have been travelling once again. My thoughts are with you and yours and as always if there is anything I can do please feel free to reach out

  • Bob

    God bless you and your family.

  • Sapper75

    Your tribute to your father speaks volumes about him and you. God Bless and keep him. It reminded me of Dad’s passing.

  • Very sorry about your loss. I have lost both my parents, so I speak from experience. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Liz McB

    Mr. Muir, please know that for every person who has posted here, there are 7-10 of us who don’t know what to say… May God comfort your in your time of mourning

  • Dan Lane

    Thoughts and prayers, sir. Take care of you and yours. The wider world will abide a while yet. We’ll be here. And we’ll do what we can to keep our own little patches of this great nation in order.

    Peace.

  • Steve

    My deepest, deepest condolences. We all celebrated his life through you.

  • Joe

    Sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

  • LTC Ted

    :’-(

  • FXDWG

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad that you had lots of time with your Dad. Men can’t mourn their father as women mourn their mothers; we become our fathers in order to honor their memory. Cherish your memories of him and absorb his strength. He will be with you forever.

  • Christopher, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you, and for the pain you’re feeling now.

  • Bob Hryniuk

    My condolences to you and yours Chris.

  • Mike

    Chris,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • Doug Miller

    my condolences

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. He is with the Lord, as we shall all be one day.

    May “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace”

  • RonF

    Sorry for your loss. The world needs more upright men; the loss of one is a blow. I will always miss my father.

  • JTC

    Chris, I just now noticed the list of characters…

    “Dad, Me, Wade, Zed”

    Caught me off-guard, and I almost choked up again. Powerful.

    I know you have family and real-world friends there, but you have my cell and I could be there in a few hours if you need help. Seriously.

  • Kafiroon

    Now that I can come back to that artistic memorial…
    Had to walk away. Very rare, except for my family, that I teared up for.
    CHRIS: That is a Striking vivid Remembrance. Heart rending.

  • wanweilin

    Your best work….ever! Very touching, sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure getting to know your dad through your art.

  • m225

    Till we meet in in Valhalla,
    Where we meet,shake hands and smile.

    Mike

  • Ken

    My deepest sympathy for your loss, God Bless you and yours.

  • SanTee

    My deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss.
    My prayers are with you.
    God Bless!

  • SanTee

    I have been brought to tears. The sudden lose of a beloved parent is so very hard.

  • Newfiedog

    Sorry to hear such sad news. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Heartfelt condolences. He obviously was a great leader and teacher based on your views of things.

  • Jayu W. Gradinger

    Chris,
    I am very sorry to hear of you loss. Praying for all of you.

  • Mike Seden

    Chris,
    Lost my pop a couple of years ago. Had to give the eulogy. Yours made me cry.
    Your friend in Kennesaw, Mike

  • Mike

    May your dad RIP. God bless him and your family.

  • tomstockton

    My condolences to you and your family, Chris.

  • Sorry for your loss, Chris!

    But be aware he was very proud of you!

    —Ron “Ronbo” Barbour, Seattle

  • Ed

    My condolences,

  • tgmccoy

    My Pop died back ’85 working on Mom’s car.
    always said he would die with his boots on
    -not a bad way to go. He wanted to
    be tied on the back of a paint horse and let
    loose on the range.instead of a burial.
    can’t do that any more..
    he was an old Cowboy/Indian. taught me
    more than i could say. he’d be 104 if he
    was still alive .
    Prayers to you and yours..

  • doc

    My condolences.
    You never get over losing a good dad.

  • Skip

    Wow, this panel hurt me as much as when I lost my own “best dad.” With tears and lump in my throat, I offer my sincere condolences.

  • CRM919

    No words. Our condolences to you and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My condolences to you and your family.

  • GDS

    Friends,

    Any word on arrangements?

  • Mike

    Sincere condolences to y’all. reminds me of how much i miss my dad. Heaven’s peace to you and yours.

  • Ranger Z

    Thoughts and prayers.

  • Forrest

    “Oh Lord, listen to your children praying,
    Oh Lord, send your spirit to this place…
    Oh Lord, listen to your children praying,
    Send us love, send us power, send us grace.”

    Fernando Ortega

    May the God of love, grace, and peace be with you always!

    Rest with the saints, Mr. Muir.

  • jack

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • writeby

    My dad died June 14, so I commiserate.

    My condolences, Chris.

  • JTC

    I said above there’s a story to be told about Mr. Muir the Sr. when deemed appropriate by the Jr., based on another commenter’s discussion of his apparent involvement in design and development of modern steam propulsion.

    And it seems in addition to that he is a holder of design patents for Police Radar Detectors, and this Reanaissance Man was (or is, who knows what dimensions are recognized in the hereafter), a Wizard of the Fifth Dimension.

    When the time is right, Chris, second only to your beautiful tribute here, would be a short biography of this amazing gent.

  • Nobody ever really dies, Chris; it just gets harder to see them for a while.

  • Christopher Cole

    December 2, 1977 and I am still working through it. Sons, especially eldest sons, have a relationship with Dad that cannot be explained only grieved when Dad dies.

  • Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Chris. And “mere words” are so inadequate.
    I pray that you and your family may find comfort in this time of grief.

  • Mike47

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Sounds like your father was a great man.

  • Oligonicella

    My father was never close to me nor me to him but reading your strip told me most definitely that you two were very close and gave me little bits of insight as to what it might have been like.

    I thank you ever so much and shall raise a shot to your father for the next few days.

    Condolences.

  • Rick Seufert

    Sorry to hear this.

  • Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Weston Horn

    My prayers to you and your family.

  • Bill

    I am very sorry to learn of your loss.

  • Justin Cathcart

    Dear Chris,

    Thank-you for such a touching tribute to your dad worked into your strip so perfectly. As we’ve talked and emailed over the years , our dad’s were such an incredible and important part of our lives. My dad died this April at 88 after years of fighting the effects of several stokes, heart attacks, dementia, Parkinson’s, and being wheelchair bound since May 2011 when he was moved to a care facility for the remaining 5 years of his life. It was a struggle for us, as it certainly was for you my friend.
    It’s a tribute to you for how many real people love and care for you that they would take the time to offer real condolences and share personal stories with you Chris.

    You touch a lot of people’s lives and your tribute to your dad, ” The Best Dad Ever” reached deep inside and touched us with raw emotion – I teared-up as I read it, both in sadness for you as well as knowing personally how touching this is for each of us who have lot a parent.

    Chris, we will continue to pray for you and your family, that you will find peace and joy in knowing that your dad was a great man , father, and mentor to his son, family and others.

    Our prayers will be will you and I will pray for you for comfort and God’s blessing and strength on your life Chris. Feel free to call or send a note when you feel like talking/sharing or just letting it out.

    Love and best wishes for you and your family, and thanks again for such a touching tribute Chris – it reached us all.

    Justin in Chilliwack

  • Tiger Tomcat

    Don’t matter how many times I’ve looked at this, it still hits hard specially the final panel. :.(

  • Viewer1

    Thoughts and prayers

  • Evan3457

    Lost my Dad after a long decline 3 1/2 years ago. Nothing ever made me feel so lonely and lost as that.

    My condolences.

  • Meinherr

    My prayers and condolences. Your love and respect for your dad were obvious. I’m sure he knew it.

  • Sam Carlsson

    I share your sense of loss. Know that you are proof that he has left the world a better place. God Bless You.

  • Laura D

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Chris.

  • John Correll

    So sorry for you loss, Chris. He must have been one heck of a guy. May the Lord comfort you and your family.

  • agg79

    My deepest condolences, Chris. May the Lord watch over you and your family.

  • Harry Collis

    My prayers are with you. Do keep his memory alive with stories and remembrances.

  • Bert Hernandez

    My deepest condolences, Chris. I don’t know what the modern equivalent is of ” He was a good man with a horse and rifle” but what ever it is, I am sure your Dad would fit the epitaph. God bless.

  • quarktime

    My condolences as well, Chris.

    Gaté, gaté, paragaté, parasamgaté.
    Bodhi! Svaha!

  • RTinWeimar

    Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Chris, I am so very sorry about your loss.

    In a way, I was luckier. When he was diagnosed as terminal my father took me for a long walk & talk. I saw it coming, but it didn’t make things any easier. Had a chance to speak to him over the phone (different city) a few days before he died. Still hurts, and that was thirty years ago.

  • Avery Gilbert

    I have never been so moved by a cartoon.
    But of course DBD is so much more than a cartoon.
    May the memory of your father remain a blessing to you and all those who knew him through your work.

  • Jim McDonald

    Sorry for your loss. All my finest to you and your family.

  • Larry Everett

    Jesus Christ, Chris. You made and old man cry. I’m 74 years old and remember this day like it was this morning.
    I have no words of condolence because I know nothing will help. They’re just words.
    Just know, I feel so sorry this had to happen to you…..and your Dad.

  • Mark Leonardini

    My deepest sympathies on your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and all his friends.

  • Noelegy

    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.

    Henry Scott Holland

  • Frank Edwards

    So sorry for your loss, Chris. Best to you and to your family.

  • Sorry for your loss. You have my prayers for you and your family.

  • RCPete

    My condolences. I lost my father when he was 53, and now that my mother is 93, she’s not sure how much longer she’ll be around. Go with God, Mr. Muir.

  • Just know that we love you and yours, and we’ll be here for you. Prayers up.

  • Amish Bill

    Two days before my father died, we watched “Dirty Old Men” and “Dirtier Old Men” together at his bedside. Over the intervening years, I have always recalled this time with fondness and joy as Burgess Meredith’s character completely captured the essence that was my father. I recommend them to you in the months to come. God Bless You

  • jcross1kirk

    Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

  • Andy

    Very sad for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Catbert

    600 responses! Take comfort that there are so many who follow you and want to bring you comfort. Your loss is painful and I join the others who understand how powerfully felt it is and wish to hold you up through this difficult time.

  • Majer

    Chris,Condolences to you and your family.

  • Cate007

    A wonderful tribute. My sympathy to you and your family.

  • Edward D Maner (@paraAax)

    ‘No more fences’ — ‘Sothlice’ = ‘Truly spoken’

  • Linda Correll

    Prayers to you and your family. Do sorry for your loss…

  • John Stubbs

    Mere words are never enough, but our prayers and condolences are all we can offer. My father went suddenly and my mother after a slow spiral down. I was prepared for neither. I don’t think anybody can be ready for anything this painful. Let the memories and prayers carry you through this.

  • Chris – God’s peace and prayers… may you remember your father’s greatness and his impact as you heal your loss.

  • That1Guy

    Sorry to hear of your loss, Chris. I’ve got you and yours in my thoughts…

  • David Lee Eddy

    My condolences and prayers are with you and yours. Fair winds and following seas James…

  • Tom White

    From our family to yours, our deepest sympathies.

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  • John Z

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  • Tom C

    Chris – The simple fact that you have over 600 responses says what great work your father did, in his actions and how he taught you.

    Be PROUD, be Strong… and Know you have many friends when times are tough.

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