Deaths in the family

I didn't post this sooner because, well, it seems weird to be posting such stuff to a blog that is normally pretty frivolous. Last week my sweetie's father passed away. We were there when he died, and it was peaceful, for which we are thankful. He knew a lot of people, both through his life and his internet correspondence, so the amount of support that has been coming in for his family has been tremendous. Many thanks to you all who have expressed sympathy.

After his obituary was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the news staff decided to write a longer article about him and his life. If you weren't privileged to know him well, I hope those two things help you realize what a great character is now missing from the world.

Then, as if that weren't enough, Marshall's fiancee Linda also lost her son, who had also been ill for some time. Will was another great character, and another good friend. Sharon refers to him as her step-brother, and he certainly treated us like family.

Last week was very sad for us, so I hope you're all wearing your seatbelts and eating healthy foods.

2007.11.03 at 12:00am EST