Mom and dad left. Yours truly launched into all sorts of teary-eyed, panting theatrics to get his parents to turn around on Route 6 and back to Ptown. All is well and everyone is outside talking about cruise ships and Fidel. Thank God.
In other news, I'm very saddened by news of the death of several immigrants trying to sneak into the U.S. In spite of the vitriol surrounding the immigration debate in this country, it's easy to forget the fact that people are willing to risk their lives to not only protect this country but to live in it as well.