What a tough lesson. My father’s father died in his sixties, and his mother, who was of all things a basketball player in college at barely five feet tall, ended up more than three hundred pounds and severely diabetic. She also died young. What saddens me is that neither of these events taught MY father a lesson. Instead, he was fearful of fat- and he harangued me forever about it. I suspect a lot of this is generational, and is reflective of how we absorb what we can at any given time. I wager that Millennials will learn vast lessons about over consumption from Baby Boomers. They already have. However I do fear for upcoming generations as it relates to health habits- as in sugar consumption. On that, Steve I wonder if we will ever really learn. I’m sorry you lost your dad so young, and also your stepfather. That’s rough.

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