Mom went to a wake yesterday. A lady co-worker died of cancer. The lady got sick last Turkey Day, and died on Sunday. She was younger than Mom, and had two children of her own. Mom says she was a nice lady, always smiling.
Mom says something like this is a big wake-up call to everybody to keep your "I love you's" up to date and to realize there's a lot of stuff that just isn't worth getting all upset about. Life's too short as it is.