On the other hands it saddens me. Not because both my father and my sister are gone, or my mother is now living in a home, though there is that. It saddens me because in all the years together as a family, this is the only photograph of the five of us together as a complete family. I don't know why. Nobody thought of it. I wasn't intentional, it just worked out that way.
It would not have happened at all had my wife, with the camera in her hand, not said “Let's get one with all of you in it". So this is the photograph of my family and I for posterity. It was a great day.