This time, the time between posts doesn't have anything to do with school, or quilting. I have been in SD, where my father was in the VA Hospital. They were wonderful with him. We thought we had more time, that he would get better, but my brother called today, and told me he passed away this afternoon. I am so thankful for the nurses who took care of him, and who were there when he passed away. He didn't die alone, and that was my worst fear for him. He is no longer in constant pain, and is with his mother and father, and I can see him there now, making them his winning chili. I will miss him so very much, and I feel like my heart is breaking, but I will continue on, and cherish the memories. I love you Dad. Marianne.