Yes Don I did see the trauma that unfolded with your Father's sudden passing and silently wished you and your family the best as they dealt with the emotional flood all that entails.
Westy I had heard via the grapevine of old NS players that you too were enduring/living that end of life experience with your father.
Like you all I have lived that lately, in 2014 with my father and 2015 with my mother, it is the emotional gamut from pride in lives well done to anguish that you never get to discuss the mundane happenings of day to day life with those that gave that wonderful gift to you.
Lessons learned, love multiplied and passed on. I for one feel lucky to have been the recipient of their wisdom and affection.
Life is good, life is sad sometimes, I think I'll call my daughter...