This news joins the news that my father had passed away this year. A few years ago, I had learned that my mother died, the same year in fact that my dog died in the summer. The summer before that my divorce was finalized and the year before that I lost my cat and my wife threw me out wanting said divorce. Two years before that, in the greatest tragedy of them all, in the summer I married her.
“Just a short note. Your Dad passed away early this morning. A peaceful ending for him.”
Today, I received a text from a number that my phone did not recognize that said, “Hey Rich, just FYI, they have admitted your dad into Hospice tonight.”
I started this blog as an experiment in honesty, so, let's be honest.