Sunday, April 20, 2008

Godspeed Dear Man

Pat here, which regular readers will note is unusual and probably not a good sign.

Indeed, Louie's father Vern passed away this morning at around 9:45 a.m. He went very peacefully. There is relief that his recent suffering has come to an end and great sadness that he will no longer bless our lives with his presence.

Vern was a good man. He raised eight kids on a truckers' salary and dressed for work every day of his life, even after retirement. Hell, he even wore work clothes to the golf course.

More than a father-in-law, Vern was my good, good friend. I will miss very much our discussions about politics, sports, music, and life.

Louie is doing well. She said a rosary with her dad and family last night and got to spend a few minutes with him earlier this morning.

She would want me to be sure to thank all of you for keeping her and her dad in your thoughts and prayers these past few weeks and in the days ahead. Thank you.

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