empty armchairShame, mom phoned me up late last night to ask if we had yet heard the news. Riley’s grandfather, the old man who had given such a rousing and well-received speech at their wedding last December, passed away yesterday. It would seem that he had lived to a ripe old age despite all the illness concerns that crept up as he grew older and can therefore be said that it really was simply a case of his time being up.

Both Chantelle and my most sincere condolences go out to Riley, Claire and the rest of the Carpenter family.