I was preparing another Link Love post for today, but that will have to wait. We’ve had another death in the family, this time my stepfather, and I’ll be flying out to
to help my mom.
That’s always the way, isn’t it? We’re getting ready for our son’s graduation from high school and all that entails, but life keeps on happening around us. I say “life” on purpose, because death is a part of life. My family members both had good, full lives and are now at peace, no more suffering or pain.
My stepfather, Ron, married my mom when I was in college. He was good to and for her, and always kind to me, too. (I’ve been fortunate in stepparents—my stepmother is a gem.) Ron loved life, was extremely active—going to the gym early in the morning and working in the yard. When my mom needed to move north to care for my grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease, Ron willing left
Southern California where he
had lived for many years, to live with my mom in her childhood home and support
her in her care of Grandma. He loved USC
(the ), travel, drinking good wine and
martinis, and smoking the occasional cigar with my husband. We will miss him at
our family celebrations. University of Southern
|Fishing on the Sacramento River|
|With my mom in 2011|
I’ll be back with you in about a week or so. Thanks so much for your support!