Long story short-Uncle John just isn't able to do a dinner out right now, for whatever reason. Daddy just isn't able to eat at the Assisted Living Center-it freaks him out. So after days of everyone being on edge, we all came independently to the conclusion we should each just do what we want to do-Mom and Dad will go out together, I'll go eat at Uncle John's and watch John Wayne movies and the dog show.
Stranger still, no one blamed anyone or made anyone else responsible for figuring out how to make everyone happy. Sometimes my family amazes me.