Have to add... I suggest that we need to also be grateful for what we've had. When I was so out-of-shape over losing my wife, many expressed sympathy for my loss and then envy in the same breath...because they hadn't been as lucky to have had so many years together with a good woman. That sentiment helps to sustain me these days. Root, you're one of the lucky few who share a common interest and have a special bond with your dad...forever. And nothing can take that away.