We celebrated our 45th anniversary seventeen years ago at our beloved Whitepines of Northumberland Tree Farm. In contrast, today Lillian came home from a four-day stay at Mt. Sinai Hospital where she was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. It appears to be a quick moving illness with the ugly and unforgiving signs of Alzheimer's. When Cheryl gently brought her into the apartment today, Lillian and I once again sat on the familiar couch overlooking the harbour, the islands and Lake Ontario and she immediately fell asleep resting on my shoulder. She was home. We are surrounded by love, by caring people and an amazingly responsible family. We love them and feel loved by them.