Update: Will be offline the next few days due to the funeral. Many thanks for your expressions of sympathy. Jonah had a good suggestion: that maybe I could tell some Old Paco stories later on. I'll certainly try to do that.
My father, Old Paco, died peacefully in his sleep last night. He was a couple of months shy of his 90th birthday. He came in with Calvin Coolidge and he went out with Donald Trump. What a vast era of radical changes in this country is held between those two presidential bookends. God rest the soul of this lawman, entrepreneur, and beloved father.