It's the small things.
From the time Lyman's dad retired at 79, until just several months ago, we had a reliable visitor, sometimes once, sometimes twice, sometimes four times a day through the years.
The late afternoon visit always started with "What's for supper?" Not that he would stay, but he might like to expect a portion the next day.
Last night we were cooking boiled shrimp, and for the first time in fifteen years, we didn't cook a least a portion the way he would have liked it. He didn't care for it as spicy as we do.
That was the first big click in "missing."