Monday, May 09, 2011


My dear grandfather, my father's father, is at home with the Lord, having passed away somewhat unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. His name was Edward Nalle, but he was "Grandpop" to my sisters and cousins and me, "Daddy" to my parents, and "Ned" to his wife and his many friends. There is hardly a man on this earth whom I respect more than I did him. He is--and will be--sorely missed.

I'd appreciate your prayers for my Gran, my uncles, my aunt, my dad, and all of the extended Nalle clan as we grieve.

And if you're interested, my Uncle Rob's family has a sweet, simple tribute to Grandpop here, and another one to my grandparents's loving marriage here. There are pictures too, which are true treasures, as he was not a man who loved the camera.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Quote of the Day

Meg, to Mathew, about 90 seconds ago:

"You're ruining my whole destiny!"

Looks like it's going to be a memorable day...