Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Hello to all from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. I'm here visiting with family. My Dad is in hospital, very ill, and we are gathering around to be with him while we still can. He sleeps much of the time, and his voice, when he can speak, is an often inaudible whisper. Today we thought he was dying. This evening he was joking in a soft voice and sipping French vanilla milkshakes. Lots of tears, lots of gentleness. No idea how long before I fly home.