Thanks John. No, I didn't bring the news to the forum. I'm not exactly sure why. Having seen Wayne be courageous enough to share, and the kind reactions to his sad news, I probably should've at least mentioned it. I guess I just didn't feel I could do it as graciously as Wayne.
Wayne, I think one of the greatest testaments to a life well lived is, at the end of that life, leaving behind a loving, grieving child (children). For if a child grieves the loss of a parent, that parent surely did something right to earn the child's love. In your post above, your small, eloquent tribute to your Mom speaks volumes about the fine, decent person she was, and the wonderful job she must've done.
"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton