I am not ready for the next “family reunion” on my Dad’s side to occur, given the high likelihood that a funeral would be involved.
One of Dad’s cousins had a heart attack this week, and while I’m not clear on the details, he’s not dead yet, but things aren’t looking good. (I should clarify-- I’m not sure death is imminent, or even likely, but it does sound like the road to recovery may be rocky and “recovery” may be relative).
I’m a little upset because I like this cousin-- actually, I think I like all of Dad’s cousins, but I know this one a little better than the rest. And I’m a little upset because I’m afraid that if one cousin dies, the rest will all start dropping like flies. (For the record, Dad is early 70s and in good health. This cousin is similar in age (don’t know exactly how old), but was probably in worse health before the heart attack.)