Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait / by Kamie Kahlo

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My father died early Friday morning. It was my privilege to be with him day and night for the last 4 days of his life in the hospice. He left very peacefully with my mother, my sister Peggy and me with him. I would like to thank my sister Peggy for being tirelessly at his side. I would like to send a kiss to my sister Nam for being my mother's rock. Thank you to my Kansas sisters for their love and concern, for their kindness. Thank you to all his grandchildren, I know it was so hard to see their grandfather in the hospital. Warm wishes to all of the sister's husbands, especially Ron. I appreciate my mother’s friends for continuing to nourish us when we didn’t feel like eating. Mostly thanks to my mom who was the only person in the world who could make my father happy and he the only one for her.

I am back home with my D and Lil Star in Seattle and working on a collage for my daddy's funeral. I am wearing a vintage slip with special vintage sewn on touches: two embroidered hankies, a gold and pink button, rickrack on the bottom of the hemline and pink stitching on the neckline and along the straps. Look closely at the collage above and you will see a great vintage photo of my handsome daddy in the upper right side.