Just got off the phone with my wife who was upset.
One of the really cool things about FAIS was the 'adopt a retiree' program they had for my son when he was in 2nd grade. He made a really great friend, John, who lived at a retirement home a few blocks from the school. They would have lunch together every few weeks and, I think, they both got a lot out of it.
Well, that was 2 years ago. We've been meaning to hookup with John but just can't seem to pull ourselves out of life with 3 boys to actually make a date. Today, after an eye doctor's appointment, my son called. The line was forwarded to another number so he called there. The woman who answered (turns out her husband's name is John) was confused at first, until my wife explained who my son was. She had bad news - John had died.
Man, it really sux that, for two years, we just couldn't make the time.