Remember my last blog entry, about my family in West Virginia being snowed in and without power and heat?  A couple of days ago, my dad and step-mom heard their power might not be restored until November 9th. But this afternoon, they got a surprise.  At 5:17 p.m. it came on, four days earlier than expected and — perfectly enough — on Dad’s 68th birthday!  I suppose that’s better than any gift I could’ve given him.  Warm thoughts are wonderful, but no substitute for real heat when it’s been so cold.  Happy day, Pop!

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