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4th anniversary

January 2
Remembering you today as always. May your generations be blessed! 

Another memory

September 2, 2019
Remembering listening to the Beatles....

One of Dad's favourite songs by Fela: Zombie

May 10, 2019

76 Fela


Dad loved this song by Fela... I remember thinking as a kid that while the Beatles had 4 min long songs, Fela will play one song on the whole of one side of a LP!!!

.....a day doesn't pass when do not i think of you

May 9, 2019

Always wishing you are on the other end of a phone call... so many things have been happening since that fateful day when i thought everything was settled and the operational procedure had been done and it was all going to be alright after 5 days of touch and go... then when i dropped the items in the ICU room, you looked at me and said "Gee, don't go" and i said "Daddy, i am around but i can't sit with you in the ICU as it is not allowed" .. how i wish i had sat with you and said some more things, and listened to some more songs.... chatted a bit more and gotten some more advice on what to do next and how to manage the vacuum you knew you were planning to leave behind. 

Only the Lord knows..

Hymn

March 30, 2019

I’m But a Stranger Here

By: Thomas R. Taylor

I’m but a stranger here, 
Heaven is my home;
Earth is a desert drear, 
Heaven is my home;
Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on every hand;
Heaven is my fatherland,
Heaven is my home.

What though the tempest rage,
Heaven is my home;
Short is my pilgrimage,
Heaven is my home;
And time’s wintry blast 
Soon shall be over past;
I shall reach home at last,
Heaven is my home.

Therefore I murmur not,
Heaven is my home;
Whatever my earthly lot,
Heaven is my home;
And I shall surely stand 
There at my Lord’s right hand.
Heaven is my fatherland, 
Heaven is my home.

Hymn # 515 
Lutheran Worship


Author: Arthur S. Sullivan
Tune: Heaven Is My Home
1st Published in: 1836

From Femi Longe Fatikun (Nephew)

March 30, 2019
Engr John Oluremi Fatikun : Our Numero Uno is gone

Daddy, your death came as a rude shock to me. I was optimistic you would get over the illness when I heard about it but the inevitability proved me wrong. You left when I least expect, you left with  your unusual candour and dexterity even in the face of utter provocation, you left the expanding vacuum in Fatikun cum Sagburin dynasty much more spacious. 

Though your body and soul have departed the world, but can you really leave our world? I doubt it, because your footprints and mien live on in the world of those of us  that surrounded you. The fragrance of love and the  wise counsel you showered on your family and friends are still here with us.

You lavished enough fatherly love on me and mine since the departure of your elder brother on 22nd of March, 1998. Keeping strictly to your advice to take my eyes off certain things when I complained profusely about some development within the neclous family has not only been rewarding but defining. You were concerned about all that are connected to you at all times even when there is little or nothing you could do to change the situation. Unity of the family is uppermost in your  heart.  You strived, clamoured and worked for love, Peace and unity among the family members.

Your house while alive  served as "parliament" for family and community discourse not because of its aesthetic nature or the proximity neither is it because of your lunar age, it is because of your understanding,  robust world view and dispassionate approach to issues. On our family issues, you held sway but you never strayed. Hope the family finds another upright leader to lead the "parliament".

I am grieved that you are gone, but I take solace in the fact that nothing loved is ever lost. You will continue to live in the hearts of those you touched. 

Daddy, I made series of requests from you while you were alive, but here is my last request. If there are interactions in the grave, if you meet  your brother, your blood brother, your only brother and my own father, Late Joseph Folorunsho Longe Fatikun, extend my warmest regards to him, don't fail to tell him about how the dynasty is faring. Tell him he lives on in my heart.

*Sun re o
Omo owa, Omo Obokun,
Omo Alayemode
Omo jogbin jogbin rogbodo*
Good night Daddy

Olufemi Longe Fatikun

     March, 2019

DADDYS JOKES AND STORIES

March 30, 2019

Daddy and his jokes. Just remembering one now. I cannot believe the stories he did not tell us when we were young but he started sharing when he felt we were old enough to understand. I am still laughing.  Daddy rest in peace.

From Pastor Seyi Ashaolu

March 9, 2019

We lost an Icon, a mentor, an uncle,a great father. 

Engineer Oluremi Fatikun,you are the most proud and the most glorious brother of my mum, you are a pillar to everyone of us, your words are full of inspiration and guidance. No one can fill your vacuum in our heart. May your gentle  soul continue to rest in paradise. Amen.

Philipians1:21. For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Dancing in Glory

February 18, 2019

Engineer John Oluremi Fatikun 

Psalm 91: 1-2: Those who dwell in the shelter of the MOST HIGH will find refuge under the Shadow of THE ALMIGHTY. I will say of THE LORD- YOU are my refuge and my fortress, the ONE in whom I trust.

Daddy you are running and jumping and dancing now with Jesus. You are at peace.

Daddy.. Its always alright!

February 15, 2019

With love from.your grandchildren

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