Mrs. Bob and daughter announced at supper tonight they are going to see Barbie on Tuesday (the day after we drop the boy off at college). I turned to him and started to say, “Tuesday is me and you, bud” but I stopped myself half way through. I couldn’t swallow. I couldn’t speak. My TV buddy, my movie buddy, my news buddy is heading off to start a new chapter. I am so proud of him. But wow does it hurt.

Bob Schulties @bobschulties