Thanks Ramzy - both for the reminders of life in Champaign (2005-2011) and of my dad, with whom I went to many a worship service at the Cathedral for the Holy Buckeye. I lost him in 2009 to cancer while on my way back to Illinois from Columbus after a visit and a friend's wedding.
Admittedly, memory is a strange thing. One memory I'll cling to is going fishing one October afternoon and listening to a Cooper-led Buckeye team fall to the Illini - must've been '89 or '91.
Prayers for your inlaws, and for you.