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Fri, April 6, 2012

Saying Goodbye

It's never easy.

I'd like to apologize if I seemed in any way off my game while doing the PhilCast this week. If you didn't notice any difference in the show then I guess I did my job, but it wasn't easy.

Long-time PhilCast listeners know about "The Italian Odd Couple" bit I used to record. It started after my 85-year-old father-in-law Bob moved down to New Berlin from Adams-Friendship to share a bachelor pad with his 88-year-old brother Frankie.

What followed was a series of adventures with those two captured on a recorder for the show. Bob & Frank go to the deli...Bob & Frank host a poker party...Bob & Frank go golfing.

Bob was dying this week.

Bob left us late Thursday night, finding relief at last after a struggle to come back from after a nasty fall dating all the way back to the week after Thanksgiving.

Not many PhilCast Family members knew what was going on behind the scenes, but I made mention of it once or twice on the show. I want to thank those who sent their kind words. It is much appreciated and in fact why I call it the PhilCast Family. Thanks for caring.

Perhaps I will play some highlights from the Italian Odd Couple on the Monday show. Then there will be a funeral Tuesday to celebrate the long life of this Navy Veteran. Thanks to all those who gave Bob excellent care at Zablocki V.A. Medical Center. All our Vets deserve nothing less.



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