as a lot of you know,my wife and i had a friend(matt michalek)who was suffering from cancer,that i started a thread about a few months ago. well,i just received word that matt lost the battle this morning i got a call a week or so,requesting another pot of my famous chicken noodles,which he loved.as it turned out,it would be one of the last meals for him,before going back to the cancer center,where he came to the end of his journey. my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife robin,their children and the rest of the family. when i talked with him last,he knew the time was close at hand,and told me he was ready for the inevitible,and showed no fear of what was coming. i hope i can be that calm and brave if i ever find myself in that position. may you now rest in peace,matt.