I just heard from Jody with news about her mother. Marie does NOT have cancer! She has something with "pyra" or "pyro" in it that means "pus in the lungs." That is easily cured (well more easily than cancer). Jody and Marie asked me to thank all of you for your prayers and good thoughts.
On another note, Joy and the girls are here with me in Rapid City at my mother's. We stayed overnight on Tuesday night with Norm's brother and wife, then came over here to mom and dad's yesterday. We will visit with friends and the girls will cuddle with Great-Grandma a lot before we head back to brother-in-law's on Saturday night. We will then head home on Sunday, taking with us a welder that Darrell has for Norm and all the accoutraments that go with the welder.
Don't worry, Glenda, we are NOT taking kittens home with us - Norm's last comment to the girls before we left was "NO KITTENS!"
Right now the sun is shining and it's about 37º out. No rain in the forecast at least for today! It's a beautiful day - you have a beautiful day and thank you, again, for your good thoughts for Marie.