About a week before Christmas, Jamie's mother entered the hospital. Despite excellent care and the best efforts of the medical staff, Judy passed early this morning. As I am sure I will be asked, Judy had suffered a stroke in August, and in the days before Christmas, she suffered another serious stroke which was followed by a couple of smaller episodes.
Many of you have followed Jamie and me for a long time on this site or the prior site where Judy often participated under the name "m-i-l" (mother-in-law), and some of you have met us or even met Judy at some point. Or, you may have simply seen her name or photo here at the site.