Today I got a phone call from a dear friend who lives in Mexico, someone I haven't seen in about 6 months. She starts out by saying, " Hi and how are you and how is your Dad?"
Yikes. She didn't know because I hadn't been able to get an email through to her (3rd world internet service where she lives). So I had to tell the whole tale from the top. Again.
She just lost her husband recently and hearing this news really hit her hard because her husband and my Dad, both in their 80s, had developed quite a friendship over the years. So we had a good long distance cry together.
I miss him.