Moving, sometimes wistfully humerous account of the last days and funerals and burials of the author's parents, Pat and William F. Buckley. I hoped to learn more about Pat Buckley but I guess that is for another book. Well worth reading.
The son of William F. Buckley penned this short piece after losing both parents within a six-month period. Although he was an adult at the time, with nearly-grown children of his own, Buckley still wanted to explore the experience of becoming an orphan, and to honor the lives and relationships that had been lost. The description of his father's gradual loss of capacities is heartbreaking, but Buckley intersperses these sections with reminiscences of happier (or in some cases, simply memorable) times in the past.