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Who's that knocking on my door?

Death's door is painted red and hangs in my hometown of New City. It's the front door to my dad's house and it seems to dare him to pass through it. So many people seem to be banging on the door from the Other Side, calling him. My mom, Eleanor and now Janet. Pop ignores them and continues watching Turner Classic Movies in black and white.

Pop's health wanes and his will is iron — Fireman Strong. Dad is in the ER again and I bet he rebounds through this episode of exhaustion, too.

Think a kind thought of him during the holiday season. Think about him, too, when you're tired and feeling like you can't do the next thing. There's an old man out there who's lapping you. Get up, get out, enjoy life. #getwellpop

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