Thanks all for the kind thoughts.
Bolo - with luck I'll take after my mother. She just turned 92 - has multiple health problems but is still mentally sharp. My father was pretty much down the rat-hole of Alzheimers by his early 80s.
Abso--frickn-lutely! I second Northern Lights.
Fight the good fight Bohemond!(of Antioch?).
A perfectly suited name for the fight.
All the very best, Jaybee&GG
Yes Bohemond of Antioch. In college I read Anna Comnena's memoir. She was daughter of the emperor of Constantinople during the first crusade. Bohemond led what I've jokingly called a medieval biker gang - he and his men were raiding and pillaging well before the crusaders decided to come from France to raid and pillage on their own. Bohemond became her father's prisoner - in the days when important prisoners were held for ransom -- and from Anna's descript
ion of Bohemond- his blonde nordic hair, etc. It seemed to me that Anna had a crush on him. I don't have Bohemond's heart-throb good looks, and what's left of my hair is gray.