Sorry to hear about your Dad; had the same thing before CV-19 and it certainly knocks you; the surreal-ness is what sticks/has stuck with me.
Hope to see you back crowing about Tory capitulation
All the best
Thanks pinnit, and I'm sorry to hear of your loss too.
This is the thing of course, my loss, and my grief, are not even remotely unique, endless multitudes of people have gone through this before me, and will continue to do so into the future. As the old saying goes, 'grief is the price we pay for love'.
All the politics stuff seems rather small and incidental at the moment, it sort of came up when I was talking with my dad in hospital, because we have very different political views (he'd certainly be on the opposite side of the argument to me in the Brexit thread!), but it was in the context of him saying how great it was that in our family we could hold these different views but all still get along and it never led to any bad blood or nasty fallings out.
I've maintained that all along here at CM, I'll have a ding-dong with folks in the politics threads (but never, ever, make it personal or nasty, and I never have), but back in the online slots chat or whatever else, no bad feelings are carried over and no grudges held.
And we can see that here in this thread now, with personalities that have clashed over some stuff elsewhere on the forums, but at a time of basic human sadness, empathise with each other and wish each other the best.
I was already thinking about getting over for the Casinomeister Meet next year, and I am definitely resolved to attending now.