Carol, Am thinking of you and Allison and Charlotte. And Mike. The fact that he "let go" so quickly at the end, from my Buddhist perspective, meant he had no regrets. That takes a great deal of fearlessness and joy that, i think, comes from being well loved.
It was wonderful staying at your place, thank you. It felt both vibrant and peaceful there and I was struck by the pictures on Mike's bulletin board. Such a quirky sense of humor, clearly able to laugh at life's folly.