My paternal grandfather died last night, at about 8:15 pm CST. He had been in declining health for quite some time, so his death doesn't come as a shock. My father, who was there when he passed, said that the end was peaceful, and without pain. I regret that I wasn't able to make it back before the end, but Lor and I will be headed back to the Mid-West for the funeral services, sometime in the next couple of days. If you've got a spare good thought, please earmark it, not for Lor and I, but for my grandmother, who has survived her husband of many, many years, and for my father and his siblings, who have a difficult time still ahead of them.