There have been a number of posts recently which have struck a chord with me.How many of you have lost a close relative or friend and would like somewhere to let out your feelings? I have just lost my father.My mother died 10 years ago so it suddenly struck me that I am an orphan.On another thread I have talked about how lucky I was to have such a close and loving upbringing.I miss both my parents tremendously and have often picked up the phone as usual on arriving back home after a holiday. Clearing out the family home was the worst thing I have ever had to do.It took ages as I kept coming across things that I wanted to examine or read.Now I have no one to tell me who the people were in a photo or what did they feel about different events in our lives. I am glad that I told both my parents how much I loved them and thanked them for a fantastic life. I consider myself very fortunate but miss them so much.