As I wrote back to him: “Yep, our parents were onto something. And now it’s all gone.” Funny thing is, absolute NOBODY seems all that happy about it.
Update! Since I mentioned Fran’s blog, I also ought to mention that he’s been kind enough to extend posting privileges to me over at his joint, for which I am grateful. Haven’t yet had time to take advantage of it yet, but I fully intend to do so, soonest.