John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton


In addition to being Casimir Pulaski Day and St. David's Day, it is also my grandmother's birthday! She is 93 but still in fine fettle. I talked to her earlier this evening and she was in good spirits and sounded healthy (though she says she is still a little weak from her bout with pneumonia last November).

In less fine fettle, unfortunately, is my Uncle Irvin, who passed away last week at his home in Kewanee, Illinois. He was 97. A childhood trip to Irvin's farm was an early indicator of my future habits; for years after, he liked to tell people about how during my visit I would walk around making lists of all the animals.

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