This evening while Mini-Scylla & Mr. Scylla & Sin were visiting me in the hospital, we received some extremely upsetting news. Though we've been estranged for years, it upsets me to say that my father passed away today. He took his own life after alienating all 4 of his daughters, all 5 of his siblings, and both of his parents.

You were far from the father I needed and wanted, but I will remember the father you were. I'm sorry I refused to let you walk me down the aisle when I married Mr. Scylla & Sin.

"Of all the money that e'er I had
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all"

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