One more thing to add to the growing list:
My aunt Sherry from MN flew down when she got the news about my grandfather’s (her father) accident. She was going to stay for Grandpa Remi’s memorial service, fly back Tuesday to take care of some stuff at home, then return when my parents go away next month.
I just heard that she had to catch a flight back home because her daughter – our cousin – Mariah got into a bicycle accident and messed up her face. Apparently, she’s going to need plastic surgery. It wasn’t anything fatal – as seems to be the trend in my family these days – but it’s still a very troubling, painful incident.