Well, my grandfather on my dad’s side died this morning at about 11:45am Pacific time, so I guess 1:45pm local time in Illinois. His health had been steadily declining for a couple of years, making this unsurprising; though he had a habit of bouncing back repeatedly from serious-seeming illnesses, so we still held a little hope this time. He was apparently surrounded by many family members today as there was warning several hours in advance.

I’d appreciate your thoughts, and prayers if that suits you, for my father especially. He’s having a rough time.