In other death-related news, furniture baron, Norwegian immigrant, Ingraham High grad and U.S. Army veteran (thank you, Seattle Times obit page) Inge Skarbo passed away last week at the age of 60 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Although I didn't know Mr. Skarbo well, I used to produce a nonprofit newsletter with his wife, Kathi, in the study of their Lake Burien home in the late Nineties. She was a very sweet, down-to-earth woman who would often flip for sandwiches at a deli in downtown Burien (the name escapes me) when we needed a break (I always fetched, in an act of non-monetary reciprocation). Inge was wheelchair-bound, so the Skarbo home had to be retrofitted to suit his needs -- and Kathi and her kids always seemed to assist him without grousing one bit. I always admired this family, and my heart goes out to them as they prepare to memorialize their industrious patriarch. Tilt your head skyward toward Inge next time you purchase a coffee table, okay?