14h34 UTC; MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2014: The rationale explaining the titling of this post, essentially superseding what I had planned to post today, being rather obvious: The news received last evening by way of a close brother of mine that my mother had died at 93 years of age, following at least two months of rather difficult health culminating in a bad fall at her nursing-home in Caledonia, MN last week which, though causing no serious injury, left her in hospital for several days.

Returning to the nursing home Friday afterlunch, she spent the weekend resting for the most part, breathing her last Sunday evening. There can be no mistaking where I was especially close and devoted to her, and vice versa, for all this time--and now, her departure leaves something of a void in my world.

At this time, funeral arrangements are pending; however, the family would prefer that, in lieu of flowers, donations to the memory of my mother, by name DeLorace Reed to be exact, be made to the American Heart Association and/or the American Diabetes Association, as you prefer. Additionally, any gifts you may want to extend me can be made through PayPal by clicking on the "donate" link off to the side of the page.

Hence, for the time being, as the title implies, insofar as my blogging is concerned, "there will be an interval." Do watch for my return, and patiently if at all possible.

So till next time, folks: "73"
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")

Preferably through e-mail and/or social media:

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