My cousin Ed passed away last night at his home. He was only 58. There were 24 of us cousins on my Mom's side of the family, and even though with so many of us there was a large age range in there, we were all pretty close. some closer than others but we all at one point or another spent at least part of our summers on our grandparents farm. He was one of the ones I was particularly close to as he and his family lived very close to us. He lost his wife about 5 years ago and just kind of gave up on life after that. He doted on his daughter who was their only child and really was just living for her. She was married exactly 2 weeks ago tonight in a beautiful seaside ceremony with her Dad proudly walking her down the aisle. Now I realize he was just kind of hanging on until he could walk her down the aisle and he knew she was taken care of.