Today is a day of mixed emotions. My 18 year-old son Alexander leaves for army basic training for eight weeks in South Carolina, then on to San Antonio for several months of medic training. I’m so proud of him and am glad to see him spread his wings and fly. He’s ready. On the other hand, it’s been 18 years plus of having him to pal around with. I’ll miss him greatly.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.