Sometimes people discover the life lessons passed on by their parents long after they have died. Something similar happened with Amy Clukey, an English teacher, who found a note written by his father nine years after his death.
Clukey shared a photo of the handwritten note on Twitter and wrote, “My dad’s note found in his beekeeping gear nine years after he died. We miss him “.
In the note, dated June 27, 2021, Cluckey’s father encourages his children to try beekeeping and says it’s “pretty easy” and can “learn everything you need to know online”. Clucky’s father wrote this note when he had terminal lung cancer.
My father’s note found in his beekeeping equipment nine years after his death. We miss him. pic.twitter.com/M4iIbT0Iqn
— Amy Clukey (@AmyClukey) August 15, 2022
It must be very cool to find something like this after the death of someone we love.
It’s like, for a moment, the person comes alive, when you find out something new about them.
— joão (@jjjjjjuao) August 16, 2022
I would have that part engraved on a bracelet or something. What a find!! 💚💚 pic.twitter.com/9JdrvaA5gB
— Kristen (KVP) LaFreniere (@KVPTexas) August 16, 2022
I read your tweet to my beekeeper husband. He thinks your father was absolutely right. What a comforting note. pic.twitter.com/pk50NhSYPu
— Willy🐝 (@Willy60448129) August 16, 2022
After my father died, I cleaned his office. He had the bulletin board with all kinds of stuff pinned to it. As I took it all in, I found this underneath it all. It was like finding a little message from him. pic.twitter.com/SZphackwvF
— PS Annie (@PigskinAnnie) August 16, 2022
My dad left this note on a hastily packed cardboard box when I moved house 13 years ago. We’ve butted heads most of our lives, so this was as close to “love” as it would get (the Parkinson’s disease that affected his songwriting took him out in 2020): “Save the drill, it works!” pic.twitter.com/xVZL7NUm7Q
— Loafnw (@loafnw) August 16, 2022
I get my love for music from my father. Grew up with a recording room and it had radio equipment/license to broadcast up to a mile. At 80, he learned Spotify to share playlists. I often read this email he sent me when I was at my lowest. I will keep it with me forever. pic.twitter.com/lbRptlWCO2
— Ringworm specialist, so to speak (@padresfangirl) August 16, 2022
I need this. “So don’t be afraid, have courage. Good luck.” 🥰❤️ Thank you for sharing your dad with all of us who miss ours too.
— Kai (@AndersFinn) August 16, 2022
Not quite the same, but here’s a note my daughter wrote 30 years ago after my mother died in 1992. I keep it with this photo of her and her “old nanny ducks” at my brother’s wedding about a year before mom died. Kate is now 35 and has 2 children of her own. Mom missed so much 💔 pic.twitter.com/bEiDmIGcEw
— Lady Leigh I’m European 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇫🇷#FBPE (@Elsiehandle) August 16, 2022
My dad wrote this when he had terminal lung cancer. It was incredibly hard for him and for all of us who loved him. I wish you the best in the weeks to come.
— Amy Clukey (@AmyClukey) August 16, 2022
The photo of his healthy rating garnered more than three lakh likes in less than 24 hours. This tweet prompted others to share photos of notes and letters left by their parents.
Commenting on the post, one Twitter user wrote: ‘Must be very cool to find something like this after someone we love passed away. It is as if, for a moment, the person revived, when we discovered something new about him”.
Another person remarked, “I need it. “So don’t be afraid, have courage. Good luck.” Thank you for sharing your father with all of us who miss ours as well.