Many thanks to those of you who loved my parents as I did. The challenge of living without my father was apparently more than my mother could bear. She left us to be with Dad yesterday, January 2nd, after a week at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. The entire family joins me in thanking all our many friends for their love and support during this very difficult time. We would also like to again thank Padre Juan for his unselfish spiritual care of Mom and Dad during their final days. He came at once both times we asked him to administer the Last Rites and final Holy Communion for both Mom and Dad, and for that we will remain eternally grateful. Thank you all.