So many of you have already contacted me to express your sympathy: Patty and I thank you one and all.
I had been expecting Aunt Joan’s death for quite some time, but still was hardly ready for that phone call. She’d been through so many medical crises, and always rallied. But this time she just slipped away. Now I’m the oldest surviving member of my family–and who ever thinks he’ll one day be that?
All the phone calls now, the ones I have to make. Better get back to it.
Thanks again, all my friends, and I’ll try to be back after supper.