Larry and Janice had just loaded the last of the dinner plates into the dishwasher when the doorbell rang.
“That’s Phil and Kelly,” said Larry, “right on time for dessert and decaf.”
Their good friends had been missing in action from the last few meetings of the Last-Minute Gang. When Janice called to follow up, Kelly explained they would be out of commission for a while because Phil was having some medical problems. Kelly hadn’t been specific, and Janice hadn’t pried.
“Welcome!” Janice said as she opened the door. Her smile turned to a look of surprise when she saw Phil. The man who had been one of the most vigorous people ...