This has been a bittersweet year for us. My father passed away on Father's Day. He lived to celebrate his 90th birthday on April 20. He had lived with us for the past 18 years, but the final year he lived at Edgewood Manor. It is an adult family home. They took wonderful care of him. Just after dad died, my favorite uncle, my mother's brother, became ill and died three weeks after dad. It is hard to lose those you love, even though I know we will all be together as family once again. I hope they are all having a good time together, freed from the limitations of their physical bodies.
On another note, we also lost Karl the peacock this summer. He just disappeared one day. We miss his afternoon visits to our patio door.