My most sincere condolences... I lost my own dad ten years ago (March 10 and I still can't believe it's been ten years) and it's just hellish to go through that, I couldn't imagine losing one of my nephews too.
I'm so glad the gotmead folks who were in the know were able to do something to show you how much they care. And the box of meads is such a nice touch, makes me proud to be part of this community too.
"The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
"When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
"Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014
"I tend to....um, er, experiment, and go outside the box. Sometimes outside the whole department store." - Ebonhawk, 2014