is that they choose the most inconvenient times to die.
According to Andrew that is! Case in point. Former President Gerald Ford died the day after Christmas. And Andrew was indeed saddened by the news, when the realisation sank in that he was already in his Christmas break and would not get an extra day off school! From Andrews point of view it would have been far better had he died either two weeks earlier or two weeks later. I'm pretty sure considerations of how the former President himself might have felt about the matter didn't occur to Andrew. And I fear I made him feel worse when I pointed out that Former President Reagan had also died during a school break.
As Andrew himself expressed it; 'Why do I get all the bad luck?'
A few months ago, when my citizenship oath ceremony was fast approaching, Mom broached the idea of taking Andrew along, on the grounds that it would be 'educational'. I was all for the idea but Andrews only comment was 'cool - that'll be a day off school'. Call me hard hearted if you will but if the only reason he wanted to come along and see me take the oath was to get a day off school then as far as I was concerned he could damn well go to school instead! Which he did!