Alfons Schmid Sr.

Six months ago my father was diagnosed with a very rare, serious disease, a fate he accepted without much argue but with admirable patience. Not knowing how much time we had I decided to spend as many days and weeks with him as possible. Luckily and against all predictions he gradually recovered. It was apparent he would not regain his original strength, but my father remained positive, pushing his limits day by day. Then there was an acute decline. – A few days ago my father passed away.

This is a very sad time for my family and me, but despite the grief I am thankful for those past six months in which spending time with my father was more important and more valuable than anything else. Other things had to wait, were postponed, or treated with lower priority. – So was the subject of this website.

Those wondering why things here had slowed down see there is a reason. After some time of recuperation, everything should return to its usual pace, though.


In Memory of my Beloved Dad

13 thoughts on “In Memory of my Beloved Dad

  • February 12, 2016 at 5:07 am

    May the love of your family give you comfort. Take your time dealing with your loss and being with your family. We will wait here for your return.
    In sympathy,
    A grateful, long-time Notebooks user

  • February 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I want to join Mariella in her sympathies. May the love of a warm and close family give you comfort, purpose and energy in your life. Take your time to heal but make sure to return to life and to Notebooks!… : -)

    Another grateful long time NB user

    PS since I am writing to you, may I mention a dream of mine: any chance outlining is coming to NB? Something like what the apps Editorial, Phraseology, Draft, Tome, or UX Write have: the ability to rearrange paragraphs, perhaps even “fold” (close / open) paragraphs?

  • February 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I am really sorry for your loss Mr. Schmid. I wish patience for you and your family. I know losing a very close person like father is so hard to acclimate.
    Would you like me to read some lines from Quran for him? It can be helpful for him.

  • February 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    My sincerest condolences Alfons. You should take all the time you can to reflect on your loss and on all that your father gave you. Everything else can wait.

  • February 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Mr. Schmid i also was wondering about status in the development, so i visited your site here. Now i know why and wish you and your family the power you need to stay close together in remembering your dad. Take your time. best wishes
    Cheers Martin

  • February 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad. I know from experience how you must feel . I lost my dad 15 years ago and I still think about him every day or so. It does get better, but he was your dad, damn it! And he was not supposed to die; I am sure your dad was like my dad, invincible.

  • February 24, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Such sad news Alfons.
    My dad past away 16 years ago. After a while my pain and grief turned into positive and warm memories.
    Wish you all the strenght.

  • February 26, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihrer Familie alles Gute in dieser schweren Zeit.
    Da ist alles Andere dann wirklich bedeutungslos.

    Viel Kraft


  • March 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear your news. My dad passed away suddenly 6 months ago and I can only imagine how difficult this must be. My thoughts are with you.


  • March 5, 2016 at 1:36 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss.

    I came about your website while doing research on note taking apps (Notebooks kept coming up in reviews and comments).

    I am happy to hear you were able to put family first, and spend time with him before he passed on. Work can wait, and you really shouldn’t have to explain anything to anyone regarding why things slowed down.

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • March 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Dear Alfons,

    I am sad to hear of your loss. How nice it was that you were able to spend those last precious days with him.

  • March 16, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Dear Alfons,

    thanks for sharing this and thanks to all the people writing here supporting you. Such good hearted people that appreciate your work.

    I wish you all the best and I’ll pray for you and your family.

    Much love, Palden.

  • March 29, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Dear Alfons
    I just stumbled onto this posting although I’ve used your app for over half a decade and exchanged emails. My sincerest condolences for your loss. Please continue putting personal issues first and the rest will follow. I have lost both my parents and know it’s hard — hang on to the wonderful memories you’ll alway have. Jeff

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