Dear Bill; 

My condolences for the death of your father.  May he rests in 
peace.May you be well and back soon to us.  You'll be missed in the 
Zen Forum very much. 

A warm hug in solidarity to you and your family
Mayka



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Zen Forum,
> 
> I'll be participating in this group on very sporadically for an 
> extended period of time - maybe as much as a month or more.
> 
> I am in the USA now.  I arrived just in time to be with my father 
> before he passed away.  He finally succumbed after a 5-year bout 
with 
> lymphoma and the crippling side-effects of the chemotherapy he was 
> taking to control the cancer.  He died on 05Feb.  He would have 
been 
> 91 on 08Feb.
> 
> My mother is almost 90 herself.  She's had Alhzheimer's for 3 or 4 
> years now.  About a year ago it had progressed enough to require 
> putting her into a full-care facility (nursing home) in the same 
> assisted living community where my dad lived.
> 
> Right now I'm staying in their old apartment in the assisted living 
> area.  I'll be here for at least the balance of Nov and maybe 
longer 
> taking care of all the legal, financial, personal propery issues, 
and 
> arranging a move for my Mom out to a full-care facility in the 
North 
> Bay area of San Francisco so she can be near two of my daughters 
and 
> their families who live in Castro Valley and Sonoma.
> 
> Keep up all the great discussions!  During the next month or so I 
> will probably monitor the Zen Forum but will seldom participate.
> 
> If necessary you can continue to reach me at my personal email 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 
> Gassho...Bill!
> 
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <BillSmart@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm going to be away from my computer for about 2 while I fly 
from 
> Thailand
> > to the USA.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I've not lost interest in these posting and will try to catch up 
> after I've
> > arrived at my destination.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > .Bill!
> >
>



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