The site has been quiet for a while because I was with my father who had become ill and passed away. I was hoping he would rally as he had done in the past, but it was not to be. He died on January 2nd – two days after turning 80.
My father was the eleventh of twelve children – he’s the little boy in the front row. He was a quiet man, a carpenter who could drive a four inch nail with two taps and a swing, and a terrific dancer thanks to his sisters. We’ll miss him.