Sunday, July 08, 2007

MORPHINE AND CHOCOLATE

My father has been ill for quite some time. As many of you know, I moved in to his house to care for him for several months, until my sister took over those duties in February. He was suffering from chronic obstructive pulminary disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
He finally let go early this morning. He went peacefully, with no pain. Penny was periodically spooning chocolate sorbet onto his tongue so he'd pass away with the taste of chocolate in his mouth.
Hence the title of this post.

Thanks to all of you who gave us your words of support and encouragement these very difficult past few weeks.
JACK BURKE SOWARDS
March 18, 1929 - July 8, 2007

~C~

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