I landed at 11:50 AM and made it to their condo by 12:30. Dad was lying down on the window seat. Mom reading to him. S (sister) was working on her computer in the dining room.
M (brother) arrived about 2:00 and by 3:00, dad was having trouble finishing sentences.
At 3:24, sitting in the big blue pleather chair looking East toward downtown San Francisco, he said “are we all …”
And we waited. “Are we all what?” I asked. He opened his eyes and smiled … Closed them again and said “Are we all sure this is a good place for me to sit for this?”
2 minutes later he sighed: “this is good. Peaceful. I feel good.”
His last words.
His last breath was seven hours later. His wife and three kids with him.
He was ready.