- Don't start with "How are you doing?" - Especially with that hand on the shoulder or pat on the back maneuver.
- Some good starter topics are: Baseball, weather, nuclear proliferation (just seeing how far you read)
- Try not to end with a teary hug of your own. Maybe a "Catch ya later" followed with a high five.
Larry rules.....you can say it both ways.
Quick update from Orion. All is relatively well. They are keeping busy and Dad is getting out and doing a variety of things. This has involved a neighborhood euchre night, breakfast with the church guys, and his PULSE activity. Sunny (our dog) has been keeping him company and helping. Mom says he is reading a book and doing the crossword in the paper. He is still VERY emotional when attention turns his way, so the rules for talking to Larry are: