We lost an old friend very unexpectedly last week. It's so hard to lose someone you have known for over 30 years, it leaves you shaken and so sad. The man who passed away was a co-worker from years ago who became a real friend. He and his family even visited us in Hawaii when we lived there. His memorial service is today, and I feel so for his wife and 4 children. His two daughters were adopted from China - they had cleft pallets and were unwanted. They brought them to the US and they had surgery and are lovely girls, both are very bright. The family went to China numerous times to teach the girls about their culture. They even lived there for 2 years and taught english in a small school. He will be very missed, and he left this world way too soon.