My family's Carnival season took an unexpected turn for the worse yesterday with the death of my wife's father, Jemy Plaisance. He had not been in good health for some time; but the sudden case of pneumonia that claimed him surprised and saddened us all. He left behind two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several siblings of his own.
I am still going to try to post the Carnival music I had set aside for this run-up to Mardi Gas (next Tuesday, the 28th). But I could not do so without saying that I will be offering it in honor of my late father-in-law, who we call Pops.
All the best to you and yours. Enjoy life while you can. You never know what's around the corner, y'all.