Sad news indeed.
You may read of my 1980 adventures at Elvi's on one of my Mervino's Hole in the Web pages.
The story is entitled "Burgers and a singular telephone..." on the page http://freeweb.pdq.net/mervino/bb-05.html
- and you'll see why the sad news hits me hard.
The rest of the story is that, during my many dealings with the Staines family in the years that followed, my affection for all of them grew and grew and (therefore) my coping with their loss greater and greater.
Mr. Enrique Staines, were he still here, would probably laugh at me and say, "No big thing, Mervino."
I nearly forgot to add: as you read the Elvi's paragraph, click on "Elvi's Kitchen" for a photo and more of the story.
[This message has been edited by Mervino (edited 10-09-2000).]