|Me, workin' the camera in a big way, with Glenn and John- about 1953|
This is a long story that I will try to make short. I blogged not so long ago about finally locating my older brother, John. He had kind of vanished, for his own reasons, probably very valid reasons..., and I am so happy to have found him and to be getting to know him again after over 35 years. He's a seriously cool guy!
We have/had a younger brother, Glenn. He suffered brain damage as a toddler and had been in a board and care home for most of his adult life. He had been pacified with cigarettes and after all of those years of smoking he was dealing with COPD. To make a very long story short he died on Sunday, Februay 2, 2014 at the age of 62. He was dealing with some very serious medical issues, and his body was not able to recover from a bout with pneumonia.
I am struck by the irony that I have very recently "found" my older brother, just to lose my younger brother. I am feeling the loss in a big way. We are a small family, without a lot of extended members, and each loss is compounded by the fact that there are so very few of us.
Love you, Glenn. Rest in peace, and tell Mom and Dad that I love them, too. I will see you all on the other side.