Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Ông Bảy

My dad's old classmate, Ông Bảy (who is 80 years old - two years older than my dad), called again today from Seattle to check up on my dad and to wish us an early Merry Christmas. My dad has two classmates that still call us to keep in touch. He came home from the hospital during the Covid restrictions in September 2020 with a bedridden status, and he has not been able to swallow food or speak for more than two years. Fortunately, he can still make eye contact, watch TV, and has good hearing.

“The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.”