has lived a long life filled with enormous turmoil. She also has had emphysema for the 24+ years that I have known her. On Wednesday she died and now Mandy has gone to Louisiana to say good-bye.
The two of us have not been very close over the past few years while I was going through my less than amicable (to put it lightly) divorce with her son. Still ... she is the Grandmother of my children and they love her.
Vernon Short ... may you rest now in peace.