My Friend Mark recently lost his father.
I don't have anything really poignant to say......it all just seems sort of pointless in the face of such sadness really. And there is nothing lamer than virtual *hugs*.
Barbara wrote a lovely post, succinct and to the point.
If it were not for Mark and Babara,their long distance college romance and the early age "internet email" that connected them I wouldn't be here with you today. They were my first exposure to this fancy "email" thing. I think it might've been called "iMail" even.......I can't quite remember. Mark helped me and Mrs Repressed set up our first PC - which I think she bought from him. And rickety 486 that we had to adjust the jumpers on the motherboard to get the modem to work.
I love them both very much and miss them.
And Mark, I am really really sorry about your Dad.
If you have time, stop by Barbara's blog - and say hi. I'm sure they could use a howdy (however anyone caught sending *hugs* will be first against the wall when the revolution comes).