Today, we have a service.

Saturday night my parents pick me up.  A man is dying; we are going to the hospital.

My mother says: That story on your blog, about the wheelchair.  Is that for real?

(Yes).

My dad tells a story from earlier in the day.  Mike is helping some old lady in a wheelchair get from one side of the hospital to the other.  The old lady says to him: Is this Friday?

No, it's Saturday, he tells her.  And she goes, "Well then, can you hurry up?"

This is how we deal with things, we laugh.

***

Today we have a service.  We listen to the pastor.  We hug my grandmother.  We lift up our voices in song.  I set aside my grievances.  You were the best grandfather you could be.

Leslie, Poppa 2 
Papa and Leslie (15 months old).

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