Is this the obituary section of Freddy's coffee house? Yup, after a journey that we won't soon forget Uncle Billy passed away this morning. We took shifts the last 36 hours or so to see that he was never left alone. He stopped drinking a few days ago so we knew it wouldn't be long. For you youngsters that have never seen.... when an elderly person approaches death, they of course get weaker and eat less, and eventually they stop eating, and often very shortly after they stop drinking. It''s not that they go hungry, it's not that they die of thirst. They quite simply are no longer hungry, no longer thirsty. The last four times we offered Bill water he pushed it away. For a weak elderly person that usually means death within 72 hours. *sigh* Bill was no exception. He quit drinking Wednesday night, and here it is Sat....he's gone. I'm sure he picked up his dog Fritz at the Rainbow bridge and together they went hunting for St Peter. Godspeed Bill. You were a challenge, a joy, and a workout, all rolled into one. We were blessed to have you with us.