Offered by Melissa Rippy, Allstate Rippy Insurance
On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, my heart was absolutely broken when my dad, Jeffrey Kriss Rippy, lost his valiant battle to Acute Myleoid Leukemia after having just been diagnosed in September.
In August of last year, my parents and I met in Boston and spent the week together. We devoured history, authentic clam chowder, Boston Cream Pie and took in a tour of Fenway Park. We had a dinner cruise in the East Bay, took an architectural bus tour that left us in awe and Dad and I were even blessed to see Rod Stewart perform live.
Shortly after my father passed, I was standing in line at Walmart. I observed an older man who was telling his granddaughters they “couldn’t have a thing” and that he “wouldn’t even spend 50 cents on them.” I found myself starting to cry, right there in line.
I actually wondered in that moment why that man wasn’t taken instead of my dad. You see, my dad fought like hell to live and loved each and every day he was given. He was married for 45 years, had three children and several grandchildren. His legacy will live on through all of us but my days and nights will never be the same.
My dad used to ask me, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “One bite at a time.”
I love and miss you, Dad. The Rippy Agency will always be proud to bear and honor your name.
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