gail, Sandra, Janelle, and families, we will be unable to make the funeral because we are in Tennessee for a week. he was a wonderful man, as you all know--compassionate and attentive to others--so kind to my dad. I am so sorry we are out of town as wild horses wouldn't have kept us from the funeral otherwise. since we just got here yesterday, it will be impossible to return. we will be with you in spirit. we are so sorry it had to end this way, but such is life. you all have no regrets.