We just received word that my brother-in-law Allen passed away very unexpectedly today.  Please keep his widow, my husband’s sister Susan, and his two daughters (our nieces, blog-named Ree and Junie B.) in your prayers.  Reflections and memories to follow, but for now we are all shocked and grief-stricken, wishing that New Orleans was closer so that our prayers and our hugs could touch those who are ripped apart by pain.