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I just want to thank all of you for your kind emails last Friday and over the weekend, commenting on my short piece about the passing of my father-in-law. They meant much to Mrs. Content Guy and me, and yet again are proof that the MNB community is far more than just an audience of readers. You are special.

I won’t post them all, but thought it was worth taking note of this one, because it makes a broader point:

I am sorry to hear about your father-in-law passing. Your story has prompted me to plan a trip to my in-laws home next weekend, and my own parents the following week. Thank you for being open and sharing your loss. There is nothing like a death to make us appreciate life and those we love.

You’re not alone. I make sure that I have lunch alone with my dad 8-10 times a year, and last Friday I called him to set up a lunch date for this coming Thursday.

We all have to grab the moments when we can. Hopefully, one family’s loss can be other families’ gains. I’m glad MNB could be a small part of that.
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