Back in January, I posted a tribute to my grandfather (my mother’s dad). He was 97 then, and is 98 now. I said in that post that it seemed like he was starting to say farewell to everyone.
I got a call today (actually 3 of them) that he is starting to die. The doctors didn’t expect him to make it through the night.
So, I’m probably not going to get much of anything productive done the rest of this week. We’re not sure if we can go to the funeral or not, it all depends on when it is. If it’s Friday or after, we’ll go.
So, the whole family (by now) is on a “death watch”. Some of my relatives are already heading for Emporia, KS. Others are waiting for the funeral, like we are. But, with 9 kids, around 35 grandkids, and Gods-only-know how many great-grandkids (possibly even some great-great-grandkids) – well, Emporia is about to get inundated by a McGill Clan flood.
UPDATE: At about 12:30 am, 11/29/2006, A. E. McGill passed away. There goes my week.