Within the past ten months or so, the ranks of relatives have thinned dramatically.

  1. October 20, Aunt Dorothy, Mother’s sister (98 yrs)
  2. November 15, Mother (94 yrs)
  3. February 26, Dad (100 yrs)
  4. May 17, Uncle Wayne, Dad’s brother (77 yrs)
  5. July 20, Uncle Jim, Mother’s brother-in-law (93 yrs)
  6. July 31, Uncle Albert, Dad’s brother (95 yrs)
  7. September 5, Aunt Marion, Dad’s sister (88 yrs)

I believe that I will set aside some time for quiet.