On Wednesday night Casey's friend, Griff, came up from North Carolina to spend a couple of days with him. They had dinner at our house, and then went to Casey's house. Griff has a real interesting background. His parents were at woodstock and his mother was a very active at Kent State during the riots. His father is a retired tenured art professor at William and Mary. I love Griff's parents (and Griff). Paul and Caroline (Griff's parents) fell in love with the Chapel Hill area while Griff was at UNC and upon Paul's retirement they relocated there. Caroline was one of the first people to call me when Casey's leukemia relapsed. They are a very kind family, and I miss seeing them. Griff grew up in Williamsburg with Big Bob's kids. They carpooled to swim practice together. Yesterday, Griff took Casey up to Hershey for his clinic visit. Casey called Big Bob and told him to come over, he had a surprise for him. I wish I could have seen Big Bob's face when he saw Griff. Casey said he called his wife and daughter and had them come down. It was a regular reunion in the cancer center! Casey and Griff played some pitch and putt in the afternoon. Unfortunately, Casey was only good for 9 holes yesterday. His white blood count was down to .2 yesterday and he hasn't been able to eat all week. Last night I cooked dinner for everyone at Casey's house and Casey ate a full meal. Hopefully that is a sign that things are turning around. I think Griff's visit was just what the doctor ordered.
Happy Easter to everyone!