A legacy of laughter.

One night last week when I was visiting my Dad in the convalescent center where he is living out his last days, a young lady brought in his dinner on a tray. It looked about like usual – cafeteria-style tray, a small glass of water, a tiny carton of milk, utensils, a cup of Jello, […]

A moment of levity!

They do happen! If I, or anyone in my family, ever lost our sense of humor, it would be a loss as keenly felt as that of a limb. Yesterday I went to visit Dad after work, as per usual. When I arrived, he was holding…mattress ads. Yes, my father, laying in the hospital, dying […]

A time of burden.

My father’s illness has progressed at such a pace it can be hard to keep up. I certainly haven’t put all the latest details in here; they pile up faster than I can take time to record them. It’s okay, though. I would rather take the time to spend with my father, to share thoughtful […]

A newsy update

Once again, in lieu of waiting for artful prose (or time to craft it), I’m going to post just some details, update-fashion. Last week’s trip to the oncologist confirmed our fears – Dad’s lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) is stage four, and has spread throughout his body, primarily into the bones. The plan set up last week […]