I hoped to write more today about Smiley and Gallant.
But today was a day of all sorts of extra things happening, as well as expected things happen with additionally enjoyable duration.
So I have no time or brain-power to write about family.
Instead I'll share a delightful short story I was able to read today, "The Griffin and the Minor Cannon", from The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Tales by Frank R. Stockton.
You get the story online. I read it in my current pleasure reading book, Tales Before Tolkien.