Sorry I have not been posting as of late but my dearest father, Michael Roe Skop, passed away on May 31st, 2009. He was 76, almost 77 as his birthday is June 14th. He was fine artist and taught and touched many students lives at my childhood home in Fort Thomas, KY at a private art school called Studio 70. He will surely be missed. I miss him a lot and wanted to post a story my sister read after the funeral that many of you will enjoy. It’s called the “Red Balloon and the Silver Nut” by Zesha Skop.