I can't believe your children are almost all grown up now. I remember when they were just....well, kiddies..lmao
I certainly will give my mother a hug.
My mother is having the same exact surgery that Striver/Ray was going to have before he made his transition 4 and a half months ago. He physically died the night before that surgery. (A complete hip replacement.)
I remember the night my dad, mother, my children went to see George Carlin in person at one of the local casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast years ago. That was something else let me tell you. Carlin was spot on, especially when it came to religion and politics. What a talent.