Dear Spaw- you've made my day! Thanks for reading what turned out to be a lonnnnngggg tale.
My dad received cookies and three cards from me yesterday (they were all sent together so one was his Father's Day card so he'll have it on time. LOL). He's fighting reoccuring bladder cancer and will be starting a second treatment of chemo (the first was last year but it came back). Due to his years of smoking, he was high risk of something and we both consider him lucky as bladder cancer is one of the easiest to treat and find. He may eventually lose his bladder although in doing so, he may live a lot longer. One thing at a time...
From your posts, Spaw, I gather you're a dad too. Your kids are very lucky- they may not know how much but I do :)
SunnySister, who has learned to appreciate and savor whatever time I have with my dad