Tuesday, November 29, 2011

See ya Dad


We lost my Dad on Thanksgiving. It was unexpected and quite a shock to us all. He was only 56 and much too young.

He was a good man, and as a Thor lover from childhood he was very proud that I hang my hat at Marvel drawing comics. There wasn't a person he came in contact with he didn't mention it to. When I bought my car, he mentioned it to the dealer as if Spider-Man would inspire them to cut a couple thousand off the price. Ha ha. He was proud of me. He was a husband and father of four who worked at CAT for 34 years so I don't have say that I am proud of him, but... I am very proud of him. 

He was a music lover, and grew up in a family of musicians. He could play most instruments but he was a drummer at the heart of it. He gave all that up when I was young so I didn't see him play much thru his life. But about 4 years ago the music returned. He found that young man again and assembled a kit and shortly after that had a full blown, 6 piece band ready to play shows. My better half Casey McCauley was asked to sing for the band. I had the chance to see my dad rediscover his love of music with Casey by his side. The man who led me here and the woman to will walk with me the rest of the way. That's a pretty special thing to get to watch.

I'm glad my son had the chance to meet his Poppy and spend a few years with him. He'll hear stories for years to come and has his Grandma, aunts and uncles to fill in the gaps that will be there. I'm thankful for that. 


I'm also thankful for all of you who have reached out in the past few days to show your love and support. From my close friends to the fans out there, you all have warmed my heart and given me the brief getaway that has helped over the last few days. Your words are strong and they are appreciated. 

I'll be taking a small break from my blog, but rest assured that it will be small. After all, I am my father's son and we all knew that guy would never just sit the f down. ha ha. 

See ya later Dad. We'll miss you. 

65 comments:

Michael May said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Skottie. I can't imagine and will be thinking about you and your family.

Veronica said...

So sorry, Skottie, how awful.

My husband lost his dad this year around Valentine's Day.

Sending good thoughts to you and yours

Jeff Solway said...

Truly sorry for your loss.

scott said...

Drummer dads are just a tad bit cooler than other dads.
Well, that's what I tell my girls anyways :-)
You did your Pops proud, Skottie.
And a wonderful tribute to the senior Mr. Young.

WASPart said...

Our prayers are with you mate! Hope all is well. I can tell he loved you very much.

BDS said...

Sorry for your loss Skottie. I lost my mom 10 years ago and I still miss her everyday. Like your son, I was really little and my Grandpa on Dad's side got to hold and meet me. I just have pictures. It will be nice when memories are shared. I like the one my Mom always told about a goat getting in the house when he was trying to sleep after work.

Hold tight to your memories, they will carry you through the sadness.

-A. said...

Sorry for your loss, Skottie.

danbanana said...

Sympathies, Mr. Young. Like you, I lost my father suddenly at far too young of an age (54).

I don't know anything about the family you have, but if there's one positive that mine found with our father's passing (and more recently, our mother's) is that these times brought my siblings and I much closer together. It doesn't make up for the loss, but I felt I at least gained something back in return.

fredland said...

I am very sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences.

Crowley said...

Your Dad sounds like he was a really awesome guy Skottie. I'm sorry for you and your family's loss.

Rafael Albuquerque said...

Sorry to hear that, man. My condolences.

Pancho said...

my condolences, my dear.
but I believe that in these times is important to always remember the good times, recognizing its importance and know that he will never be forgotten and that God and time to console and minimize their pain.

Matt said...

My condolences to you and your family. Take all the time you need, brother, and hold onto those wonderful memories.

Fernando Sosa said...

I so sorry for you lost Skotte,i lost my dad in my childhood and know of this feeling.

Kenan G Swaim said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Skottie. I'll be sending prayers your way.

Cody said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
It sounds like you two had a very strong bond with each other which is rare these days.
I hope you find peace in the fact that your father is proud of what you do, and that you touch so many people's hearts every day.
Much love.

Mark A. Topolski said...

Scottie

Sorry for you loss. I lost my father five years ago! All I can say is that a fathers love never dies, his words of wisdom still echo thru my head daily, his laugh is gifted to my daughter, so remember all those times he was there and all those times you wish he was. Find peace in knowing he was the best father for you. Stay strong man! Admiration and sorrow for you, and for you family.

wilson said...
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wilson said...

Hey Scottie, i dont know you and your family in person, but i aways visit your site and i read lots of your posts..this post is sad and lost a family member is hard for anyone in any part of the world.
My condolences to you and your family

sincerely from Brazil

StevieMac said...

Sorry to hear the news mate. But it really gives me a tear to hear how someone has a great dad to be proud of. You're a lucky guy and so was your dad.

robbievermillion( art director - wesmarkproductions) said...

i am terribly sorry for your loss.

Dayne Henry Jr said...

So sorry for your loss man. I wish you well, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nakarid said...

sorry for your loss

GrayScaleXLII said...

Sorry for your loss, Skottie

Matt Hartzell said...

My condolences and prayers. Your dad sounds like a super-cool guy. I'm sure it was a great blessing for him to meet his grandson before he passed.

Fitzzz said...

To you Skottie and all the Young family, my condolences at this very sad time.

Okplusnerds said...

sorry for your loss skottie

RAWLS said...

Only for this life will you miss him my friend. You shall meet again.

Digital hug.

Neft_Centeno said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your lost. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Joe Romano 2 said...

Tuggin on the heart strings Skottie. Sounds like he was a very special man. Sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Nearchos said...

I have just read the sad news about your dad. That's so sad man.I am truly sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to you and your family. It is a very difficult time for you, and I wish you to keep strong.

geoffroy said...

Very sorry for your loss .Be strong i know it's very hard .

Bas said...

I'm sorry to read that. All the best during this rough time.

100068220358222292269 said...

Dang. My condolonces from The Netherlands Skottie.

jaapvddoelen said...

Dang. My condolences Skottie.

Todd Moniz said...

Extremely sorry for your loss... He sounds like a real life superhero to me!!

Teresa Rodriguez said...

Oh, Skottie, so sorry for you and for your family. Many hugs to all.

Ristorante Towbson said...

my deepest condolences skottie

Jonathan Rockwell said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. there is nothing more earth shattering than loosing a parent. My heart is breaking just thinking about it. I wish the best for you and your family.

Wayne B. Medina said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Skottie, My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family

Pablo said...

That was a wonderful piece you wrote. sorry to hear about your loss.

Joe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest sympathies.

Andy said...

Awful news. So sorry for your loss Skottie. My thoughts are with you.

artboymoy said...

My condolences and sympathies go out to you and your family. 56 is way to soon for any of our loved ones to leave us.

pixelhead said...

So sorry for your loss Skottie, My condolences and sympathies go out to you and your family.

octoberisfine said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Pinocuozzo said...

Sorry for your loss, Skottie.

Chris said...

Sorry tio hear that Skottie. It must be a difficult and sad time for you and your family.

I lost my mother this past March to a brain tumor, she was 69. It happened while i was also engaged in pursuing my master's in Illustration.

I think in the end, all we can take comfort in is that our parents see the men we become and that life is to short so just do what you love.

Be well and things will get easier.

✮tMg✮ said...

Reading your kind words about your father just broke my heart. Having a loving father who will always be proud of you is something to cherish for the rest of your life. I'm truly sorry for your loss Skottie.

My thoughts go out to you and your family

Martin Hopwood said...

Sorry Skottie, I hope you and yours are okay, mate.

Arbelos1 said...

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Skottie, but your eulogy here is so beautiful. It would make him proud, too, I'm sure.

Tim said...

Prayer man.

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

my condolences man. That's gotta be tough as hell. My prayers go you to you and your family.

Plaid Klaus said...

many warm wishes to you Skottie. Your father sounds like a great dad . keep him close in your heart and he will have a home to visit in spirit.

Will said...

Such a beautiful story Skottie, you have me all choked up here man. Sorry you had to experience this loss and so out of the blue. Thinking of you guys.

Tirso Cons said...

So sorry. My condolonces.
:-(

t.

David Cousens said...

My sincerest condolonces to you and your family Skottie. I can't imagine what you're going through right now. The photo of your Dad and son together is really sweet, good choice.

All the best,
David

Jamie Burnett Photography said...

Skottie, I lived next door to your parents in West Lafayette. Your mom was like family to us, and my heart aches for her and all of the family. Your father was a funny guy, he always made us laugh. Please give Becky a hug from me.

ze said...

sorry to hear about your loss...your father will always be proud keep his spirit alive in your work.

William Kinoshita said...

it's always hard loosing someone so close. it's even worse when it's around any holiday. Having been there, all's i can say is that it sucks... i'm sorry for your loss. you're one of my favorite artists. He'd be proud that you're doing something you love and you have many fans. Stay strong.

Matt said...

Sorry for your loss.

Leigh said...

Condolences to you and you family Skottie. X

Ev said...

Sending you all my most heart felt condolences my friend. As someone who lost both parents to early I know how hard it can be.

Michael J. said...

Hey Skottie. First time I've checked your blog in a few months. Sorry to hear about your dad, man.

Conny Nordlund said...

Keep strong man!