Shamelessly asking all of you for good thoughts and/or prayers for Razorette. Although she’s not a member, she’s largely responsible for me being as marginally useful to society as I am, and she is dealing with some serious emotional issues this holiday weekend.
We got a telephone call from our oldest son Friday evening just before supper informing us that we are going to be grandparents. My wife was ecstatic. She cried and laughed and started calling friends and family. We shared the news with my father, who promptly poured himself a scotch and toasted the scion-to-be. We then met her parents, maiden aunt and younger sister for supper at a local restaurant,where we shared the news with them and celebrated. Just as we were getting ready to leave, my father-in-law cried out in pain, grasped his chest and collapsed. A half-hour later he was pronounced dead at the local hospital. He was 90 years old.
Needlest to say, we are experiencing mixed emotions around our house.