Just finished The Iris Lady. I laughed, reminisced, and cried along with you. My parents died many years ago while I was still young so do not have all the store of memories that you have, but lost my eldest brother, 2 years ago. Along with you, we had to decide not to prolong life for him. I still miss him greatly. Your writing of this book, Marilyn, did it help you to relieve some of the pain?