Thank you so much, everyone!
I am an only child. My parents drafted up a will a few years ago when my mom had a major surgery, before that, their wills said "in the event of children." The will names me as their power of attorney and executor. Even getting them to update the will when confronted with a major surgery was difficult.
My parents are not retired. My dad plans to retire in ten years when he is 70 and my mom has her own small business and will stop when she is no longer able to work, which could be within the next five years. She is in ok health right now, but is pre-diabetic and has a family history of heart disease in every member of her immediate family. My dad is in good health, but his job requires pretty heavy physical labor and he has had to have various surgeries over the years due to wear and tear on his body.
Barbk, thanks for the suggestion to start small - that seems to be the best route. I should probably start making a list of things I need to know, and try to coax the information out of them gradually. Cruisin is right, I think they are unintentionally burdening me by trying so hard not to burden me with these kinds of things. They must also be trying to come to grips with getting older.
Aceon thanks for the link. I'll check those out!