Sunday, January 27, 2008

I know this is not my usual type of picture. But it sort of pertains to today. I just found out that a family friend was found dead today in his home. I have three brothers that are older than me and he was their friend...and he was actually older than them. So he was at least 12 years older than me if not more. One of the first actual memories I have is of him coming to our house and I was trying to impress him--I was maybe 3 or 4 yrs old. Anyway, I thought I would impress him by jumping across this tiny stream but instead wound up falling in. He was so good to me when I was little--would sometimes bring me candy or other treats from the store. Sometimes just made me feel special by talking to me...all of us loved him almost as if he were our actual brother. He also gave me my very first kitten!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Rose ~ I am so sorry to hear about the death of your friend, please know you are in my thoughts! Did he have other family, and was he living near you? Very sad to think how this can happen!

Rose said...

No he didn't live near me, he lives in Tennessee--make that lived. He and one of my brother's houses were in sight of each other...his sister-in-law found him. And he has some family left....I was talking to my brother that lives here in Indiana and we were trying to recall who was still alive in Leonard's family--he was the youngest.

Laurie said...

I am so sorry to hear this news Rose. Prayers for everyone...
hugs
laurie

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sorry to hear of yor loss

Your post is a beautiful tribute to him... and your special way of saying you cared.. for that I am glad to share this post with you.

Quilting For Less said...

So sorry... I know that you don't know me, but I am saddened for your loss just the same!

So glad you remember the good times!

Sincerely sorry,
Susan

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