That time in our lives

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Friday night, my long-time friend David Stern emailed me that his father, Jack, had passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. I hadn't seen him in ages, but he was a fun guy when I was 14 and he was making goofy jokes about salt air.

A few months ago, my good friend Linda's mom also passed away (unfortunately, also of Alzheimer's).

A few years ago, my friend Mitch lost his mom, one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met (she literally baked us a cake when she knew we were coming over one day, many years ago.)

This has gotten me thinking, of course, that it's starting to be the time when my friend's parents are getting to the age where we will start losing them. Fortunately, my folks are comparatively young (and Kim's are kids, by comparison), and they're all healthy, but I have a feeling that over the next 5 years, this is going to become commonplace. Getting old sucks, but I guess it's better than the alternative.


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