It was Christmas Eve 1984 and my Dad (Mike McLaughlin) was in a coma from metastizied lung cancer that went to his bones and brain. My Mom, brother Dave, brother Mike and myself were in the hospital room where my father lay in bed comatoze and you could hear the faint sounds of Christmas carols. We all knew that death was near for him. The next morning as my children were opening up their gifts I received a call from my Mom that my Dad had passed away. Below is a Christmas/Birthday card that I received from my family that evening.