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something a little more serious
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: "my .sig said it best" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 22:21:24 -0700
- Subject: something a little more serious
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
I don't know how this email will turn out, but I guess I am writing it in
hopes that it will be therapuetic to me. I suppose that this list, being a
chat list on anything tangentially related to cygwin, was someplace where I
felt comfortable enough typing it.
My father passed away today, after a 3-month battle with cancer. It leaves
my mother alone to support my youngest two sisters still in high school.
The last time I saw my Dad, back on Nov 1, he seemed perfectly healthy, so
the disease came on very quickly. It's funny how life can take unexpected
turns. I know my dad would have wanted me to continue on with my own life,
so while I may take a break for a few days to be with family during my time
of loss, I still plan on contributing to cygwin.
On a happier note, it is only four more weeks to the due date of my wife's
second daughter. Once she comes into the world, I will certainly have to
post a link to a picture or two. Again, this list seems like the
appropriate place for this type of personal announcement, seeing how Molly
Franklin once got a gold star for her contribution of a future cygwinner:
http://cygwin.com/goldstars/. My wife Tanya is wonderful for putting up
with all the time I spend on this project.
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake email@example.com