We left the 60th Anniversary celebration of the California Scholastic Press Association where my Dad had just received one of the highest honors . . . he had been inducted into the CSPA Hall of Fame.
We were headed for the hospital. My brother was headed for surgery.
It was discovered that my brother had appendicitis . . . fortunately, we had caught it early.
At the hospital, we met the doctor who seemed competent and he told us Rocky would be undergoing a surgery to remove his appendix. We were assured things would go well.
As he headed into surgery I leaned in and whispered in his ear, “Just in case . . . I love you.”