I can't even remember what he talked about now. Flying helicopters for the army in Greenland? Maybe?
So Grandpa started hospice care a few weeks ago and has weakened to the point where he now has to be on oxygen 24/7. I hadn't seen him in a while, but my mom said it made a huge difference because he wasn't stopping and coughing/gasping for air every few sentences. He hasn't been eating much, so he's lost a lot of weight, and he complained of a pain in his elbow. We're not sure much longer he'll be around - his deterioration has been pretty steady, unfortunately, so that's part of the reason this visit is so important. For some of the members of my family (me, maybe my brother) this weekend could very well be the last time we see him.