Sunday, April 13, 2008
I spoke with dad earlier in the day, he had just returned home from church were he had given a short talk. His health is o.k. he sounds a little tired but good. I can only imagine after so many years on the road that being home and not planning for the next gig might be as hard or harder to get used to than dealing with his medical condition. I know he always looked forward to being able to come off the road but I'm sure he thought it would be on his terms. I guess in a way it was , his heart and body did what his mind couldn't make itself do.
He has a hernia that he will have to have removed in the near future. It shouldn't be any big deal but anytime Utah has to go under the knife even for the simplest of procedures, it can turn serious in a hurry. He also has a bit of gout but the new medication he takes works well and has eased his discomfort a great deal.
Utah had his first unchaperoned trip out and about in town yesterday. He said it feel very liberating to be on his own and free to do what ever he wanted, it must have felt similar to when he left Utah in the late 60's.
There are a number of benefits in the works I am waiting for a complete list to update the blog. Dad did want me to ask if anyone has any info on the benefit Harry Tuft is putting together in Denver.