Sorry about the radio silence, regretfully, my father passed away recently.
Like far too many of these sorts of things, it was both sudden and expected, and while i appreciate your kind thoughts and words, can i ask you to do something instead?
My family doesn't have a great deal of recorded history. This is a bit of an annoyance being a fan of history (heh, something i inherited from my father). While we have great stories as a family, a good deal of it is lost to the ages. Since he got sick, i'd been pushing my Dad to write down some of the stories he remembered growing up. Granted, he was a humble man, and would argue that nobody would ever care about that stuff.
And we wonder why we didn't have a lot of family history.
Please don't make that mistake. Start a journal. It doesn't matter if you're not Hemmingway or all you ever eat for lunch is peanut butter and jelly. If you never had an exceptional moment in your life, that's exceptional and should be recorded somewhere. Write it down. People will want to read it. If not your family, then the fine folks at the Library of Congress and National Archives will happily take a copy and some future scholar may use it in his thesis. Or possibly they actually will make that movie about you.
Once your gone, so are your memories, unless you make the effort to tell them to someone.
Take the effort.