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In memory of Theodore C. Olbermann, July 29, 1929-March 13, 2010

by KeithOlbermann on 03.13.11 @ 02:01 PM via Twittelator as public



Debzuniverse on 03.13.11 @ 02:04 PM

Awesome photo!

Theclevertwit on 03.13.11 @ 02:13 PM

My condolences on the passing of your father. I don't know the course of his life, but he raised his son well.

NanApplePie on 03.13.11 @ 02:14 PM

Lost my Dad on the 9th, 11 years ago. Wish I could tell you it gets easier but, I'd be lying. Hugs to you on this difficult day.

Belladonnamc on 03.13.11 @ 02:14 PM

It's a great picture! :-) Two good looking people! The pictures you show of you both say so much about the closeness of that relationship...Thinking of you both in prayer today +

OlympedeGouges on 03.13.11 @ 02:18 PM

Nice sunglasses. You both definitely pulled off the Blues Brothers look. :-)

Minamilo on 03.13.11 @ 02:28 PM

It is, indeed, a lovely picture. Whenever I thnk of my dad, it's much the same way. No matter how old you get, there is no memory more comforting than your own small, unsure hand in the large, strong, sure and comforting hand of your father's. You and your father will be in my thoughts today, with love.

Davidkroll on 03.13.11 @ 02:28 PM

Keith, I really appreciate how selflessly you shared with us the story of your Dad leading up to his passing. The loss of a father is a monumental time in a man's life. I share with you this anniversary and - with wistful levity - the propensity for putting up self-effacing childhood pictures with my Dad. Link All the best to you, brother, and wishes that you find comfort in the memories of a wonderful man.

Beastifying on 03.13.11 @ 02:35 PM

My condolences Keith. I'm sure he's proud of you.

Hotincleveland on 03.13.11 @ 02:37 PM

What a charming photo of you and your dad. Be especially kind and tender with yourself today--you're going to be fragile. Anniversaries are always tough, and you'll never stop feeling that ache in your heart. I know I so appreciate the way you shared the story of the last months of your father's life with us and what he, and it, taught you. Your Fridays with Thurber have been a way of keeping that alive, and I look forward to their return. Hold on to happy memories. Stay warm, and know your dad raised a fine man.

RONIN2839 on 03.13.11 @ 02:41 PM

Keith my heart goes out to you and your family! IT is always so Sad when we lose the ones we Love, HE obviously did a great job with you, so Celebrate his life and remember he is ALWAYS in you!!

Patricia_aoz on 03.13.11 @ 02:49 PM

Enjoy a day filled with all the goodness that he was. If everybody had a daddy like yours...and mine...this world would be a different place! I used to write to him. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. You would have made a great dad too, Keith. I have thought many times...imagine a bully on the bus and Keith Olbermann comes in to bat for you! Thanks for helping us all to cope with life. I am sorry for your loss, sir.

Joe221 on 03.13.11 @ 02:50 PM

Peace to you and yours Keith.

Karbonboy on 03.13.11 @ 02:53 PM

As Laurie Anderson aptly put it,"When my father died, it was like an entire library burned down." Lost my mom in 2010 as well, and your comments over that period helped the healing process.

Mimimph on 03.13.11 @ 03:10 PM

Very sweet photo; I hope it brings back more good memories than sadness Keith.

Joyomama on 03.13.11 @ 03:16 PM

Hope the pleasure of his memory sustains Keith today, and all who are marking other sad anniversaries.

4earth on 03.13.11 @ 03:16 PM

What a sweet photo. I am sure you miss him. What a wonderful man he surely must have been. Go well today, Keith. May the memory of his life cheer you.

Lanah03 on 03.13.11 @ 03:19 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The greatest compliment a parent can receive is his child.

Ctristan61 on 03.13.11 @ 03:22 PM

Thank you for sharing this picture with us. I lost my dad too, many years ago and my mom in 2006. All we have now are the memories and pictures like these with our parents. Am sorry for your loss.

Fairamy on 03.13.11 @ 03:30 PM

beautiful spirit! thanks for sharing...im sure he is very proud, ur a special guy,looks like he was 2. xoxo

Lizzybear on 03.13.11 @ 03:34 PM

Lovely picture, Keith. I hope that you are doing well. As a side note, I want to thank you for all of the great work that you produced on Countdown. I really miss it. However, I hope that you are doing well, and that I could receive your new show on CurrentTV. Is there any way that it may be accessible via the web? God Bless You Keith!

Barbara92162 on 03.13.11 @ 03:37 PM

The big strong hand holds the little hand. I love this picture!

Gailc915 on 03.13.11 @ 03:38 PM

Great memory picture Keith, May God be with you and your family today and always

Cindysgold on 03.13.11 @ 03:49 PM

I lost my father 26 years ago. It has been the biggest shock in my life. It's never okay that their gone, but it does get better. I know you miss him Everyday..

DesertAnnie on 03.13.11 @ 03:52 PM

I remember very well the way you shared your father's illness and passing with us, so eloquently, last year. And how firmly it set in my mind that Pres. Obama's Health Care Plan was the absolute answer for all of us! You were going through a lot then, but still felt the need to share with your audience what we needed to hear about the whole experience, & gave us plenty to think about, while you related the timely reports of what you were facing with your dear father. I also recall your "Fridays with Thurber" -- reading to us, just as your father had read to you in times past. What a fine father he was to you, & how lucky you were to be his son! God Bless you on this day, Keith ; and may he rest in peace until you are together and "hand in hand" again someday.

DesertAnnie on 03.13.11 @ 04:00 PM

Below here is a famous quotation from the last lines in Shakespeare's play; "Julius Caesar"...which has always made me think of my own children's father (who passed away 30 years ago) and had been an 'honorable man,' like Brutus, of which Marc Antony, knowing that he [Brutus] was a valiant defender of Rome, delivers a tribute befitting so honest a man. I love these words & want to share them with you, on this anniversary of your own dear father's passing. I think Theodore Olbermann was very much like this too: ~ His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world 'This was a man!' ~ (Lines 68-75)

Bijoudesigncom on 03.13.11 @ 04:57 PM

My thoughts are with you today and I can believe it's been a year. My dad's two year anniversary is coming on April 11th, but it's really just a benchmark since I think of him every day. He was another gentle giant of a man who could make me laugh harder than anyone I know. Thank you so much for continuing Thurber; it's a fitting tribute to your dad and a treat for us viewers. Looking forward to "late spring".

Kshandra on 03.13.11 @ 05:30 PM

Thank you for sharing these glimpses into your life. May his memory ever be a blessing.

Socsinger on 03.13.11 @ 05:39 PM

what a beautiful photo; he looked like a soulful and loving man; and the closeness is apparent. social worker friend told me it takes about three years for the worst of the grief to pass, which seemed to be the case for me. blessings, keith.

Blair_houghton on 03.13.11 @ 06:10 PM

A man and his tragically hip son.

Beickus on 03.13.11 @ 06:38 PM

fortunate is the man who goes among people that love and sincerely mourn him

Iyeishaw on 03.13.11 @ 07:21 PM

What a wonderful picture of a father enjoying time with his son and a son enjoying time with his father. I am sorry that you lost him. But I hope that you are coming to the point in your journey with grief where you can think of him and....smile. Thinking of you across the miles and sending you warm thoughts.

Husaria8295 on 03.13.11 @ 09:08 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. (u) You have been through an awful lot during these past few years. You ought to use this time off to go have a real honking midlife crisis somewhere ;)

Terrikowalczyk on 03.13.11 @ 09:21 PM

That's some clever disguise there! -Just kidding, clearly you were always on the cutting edge of fashion. This is a wonderful photo that speaks volumes about the relationship you had with your father. Remember everything, and reminisce.

Kathrynrb on 03.13.11 @ 11:18 PM

Keith, there's so much love in that picture. These anniversaries are so awful. I'm so glad you're spending it watching a friend play baseball. It's been 19 years since I lost my Dad. I miss him, mention him, think of him every day. As time has passed, I've found it easier to remember him on his birthday, instead of the day he passed. I'm comforted that he at least had a year and a half with his only grandson, my precious son. I only wish my son could have truly known him. Thank you for again being so generous in sharing your memories of your Dad with us. I know he and your Mom were, and are, deeply proud of you.

Shopgirl734 on 03.13.11 @ 11:25 PM

I know how you must feel today two weeks ago it was one year since my mom passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you take care and remember the wonderful times that were spent with your Dad. May God bless you always.

Upnuzz on 03.14.11 @ 01:58 AM

My sweet dear mother passed away almost 8 years ago. It leaves a permanent hole in your soul. May you find some sort of Hope today in your darkest hour. Please know that others share your Pain. It won't last forever, take comfort in the promise that You will be reunited with your dad in heaven. God Bless You Keith :)

Alackofcolor623 on 03.14.11 @ 02:26 AM

Thinking of you today, Keith. Keep every memory of your father close to your heart. And thank you for sharing this amazing picture... and for sharing your personal story last year during that difficult time. I'm absolutely positive it changed your viewers lives... it changed mine

PeacefulVox on 03.14.11 @ 03:21 AM

Stylish specs even then, Keith. Was this a zoo trip,or family vacation to a boulder park? It appears your Dad was left handed (the watch placement) as you also appear to be. My late father always said this was a great advantage in baseball. Is that right...and why you are such an avid fan? I hope your day was filled with all sweet memories, to help the painful ones fade into proper prospective. You were blessed to have such a great relationship with him, as he was to have such a devoted son. After 2-1/2 years since my Dad passed, it is still a daily discipline to force the mind to focus on the positives gained in the relationship,not what was lost. This is what I wish for you this year. I am sure he was and would be so proud...especially of your work with the health clinics, which I donated to in your Dad's memory. Peace Keith, and thanks for hanging in there for us this year!

ShoeBeDoBeDo on 03.14.11 @ 05:31 AM

I can't get all maudlin right now. Just can't. I was a teen-ager when my dad died suddenly. I don't know if loss gets any easier as time goes on, but it does get more distant. I'm afraid that's all the sage advice I can offer up right now. In the meantime, another one of your baby pics for me to go on and on and on about, till you decide to block me! Who could blame me, though? SO darling...look at your sweet little hat and sunglasses, and the sweet little trademark smirk on your face, and your sweet little socks that match your shirt, and your sweet little bare legs. You were dapper even when you were a baby -- all of that while holding on to your dear papa's hand.

Belladonnamc on 03.14.11 @ 03:00 PM

Keith, I hope you had a good day yesterday. I had difficulty finding the right words to say to you then, but hope I can make up for that now...This picture with your Dad is very moving and precious...You both had a very special relationship. Your Parents live on in you through your happy and beautiful memories of them (like this one with your Dad) and these memories will sustain you now and in all of the years to come...Your Parents raised a wonderful Son, they loved you and are so proud of you! All whose lives you touch, including and especially your Family, friends and viewers, benefit from your strength and all of the good things you learned from your Parents. Their influence is felt and transcends to so many through you...We see it most especially in your love for Thurber and Baseball. Please know you have my ongoing support and thank you again for sharing this with us...Donna (((XO)))

Tryqve on 03.14.11 @ 10:58 PM

Many thanks for sharing this precious photo-- I lost my father in 1988 and still miss him tremendously; I lost my mother a few months ago. I'm still trying to get used to not having her around and it's very tough. Even though it's inevitable, it's still a huge loss but they live on in and through you. That always brought me comfort. Take care.

Jt_omalley on 03.15.11 @ 12:50 AM

It's been a year so soon? My heart still aches for my Dad - 19 years after his passing. They're up there playing poker together.

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