FIL: "Rudy...would you come with me next week to look at some Old Age Homes?"
US: "Really Dad?"
FIL: "Yes, I think it's time. Since Mom died, it's too lonely here, and all this business of cleaning and cooking...well it's just too much."
US: "But Dad...you know, we could organize someone to come in and take care of the housework and laundry. You know how much you love your garden."
FIL: " Yes, I know...but it's all too lonely."
And I thought today was going to be about cookies.
It really is going to be a different sort of Christmas.