It doesn't appear that pop will be with us for too much longer.
His health has been steadily going downhill the past couple of weeks. He had a mild heart attack (while the Megs was down, in fact), and an ultrasound has revealed his heart is only functioning at 25% of what it ought to be. He's currently in Hospice, and sis is talking about funeral plans. It is not a matter of if, but when.
Your thoughts and prayers deeply appreciated.