: views from the Hill

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The date is set

The sibs have agreed on the date for the memorial service and are now finalizing place and time.

The date is far enough out that people can make plans, and so can we.

The San Jose Mercury News profile was in yesterday's paper. SJMN photodesk used a cropped photo like the one I used here, which doesn't show up in the online version.

Some of the information in the profile wasn't quite right. They misspelt my mother's name at one point -- probably because they'd run a quick spell-check and "Towse" became "Townsend." My dad did not run marathons. He ran 5Ks and 10Ks. There were a few other errors, but the profile captured the spirit of the man, the zest with which he lived his life.

We're heading out for a few days on a trip to Illinois that we arranged what seems like a century ago now -- a visit with the newest grandchild (born last December) and his family.

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