I have been fascinated with the story of Randy Pausch. He's a college professor at Carnegie Mellon University who is dying of pancreatic cancer. His last lecture (which can be watched here) has become famous, being featured on Oprah and the Today show.
His lecture is about saying good bye when you know it's going to happen.
His lecture has become a best selling book as well. Jeffery Zaslow is the co-author of the book. He has an interesting op-ed article about co-writing the book. The article can be found here.
In the words of Christina Yang from Grey's Anatomy, there is a club of people who lost their parents. My father died when I was 5. It was a month before Kindergarden. It was quite sudden.
His story seems like a good way of saying goodbye, along with preserving memories for his young children. I wish I had something like this from my dad.