Jeana and Jim--
Adding my good thoughts and good wishes.
Reminds me of a guy at our table a couple years ago. I showed up at dinner wearing a rather fanciful tie--a child's drawing of a big yellow sun with stick-figure children playing and holding hands below.
Mr. classy tablemate said, "Whatsa matter? Can't afford a grownup tie?"
I replied, matter-of-factly, "The drawing was done by a sick child at St. Jude's hospital to express her hope for recovery and better times ahead. The tie was a table favor at a St. Jude's benefit dinner that we attended recently. We also have a son who is a cancer survivor, so I wear the tie in tribute to all youngsters who are having a tough time."
Well, we didn't wind up changing tables, but that sure shut his sorry butt up for a while.
Another good argument for a table for two.