Dad – July 7.1928 – August 31.1994

 

17 years ago today my Dad passed away after courageously battling cancer.  He had beaten it in to remission twice before it took his life. The day he died was the worst day of my life.

It is very personal and I have been forthcoming about my loss even back to when he was first diagnosed. The first time I cried on the radio was when I came back from his funeral and I turned that microphone on for the first time after my life had changed. Amazingly, people like you understood and reached out to me in big and small ways. I learned a lot about human kindness during those difficult days.

My dad wasn’t a celebrity, politician or an important executive. He was a hard working man and he was my dad. 

I know that many people can relate to this loss and understand completely when I say that not a day goes by that I don’t still miss him.

I’ve mentioned before that he once told me he didn’t want me sitting around a grave crying while he was pushing up daisies! So, to make me smile and I think it makes him smile too, I put a pin-wheel at his grave whenever I get up to Cincinnati.

I hope this doesn’t seem morbid but that in fact you can see in my vulnerability a celebration of a life and my way of remembering a precious life. We all need to celebrate those we love a little more, don’t you agree?

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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