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Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm So Sorry

I have to put this story on hold for a few days.

Johnny just got a call telling him his oldest brother died. He was a magic man, Alan was. Served in the merchant marine, supporting the family for years after their father passed away, and later had the most beautiful home and family of his own in Chester, England (they fed the slugs in the back garden so the hedgehogs would have a reason to stick around). He lived longer than could ever possibly have been expected to, with a particularly nasty degenerative disease, and right now he's probably up there somewhere beating the bollocks out of his Da for leaving Josie all alone to raise the children like he did.

Johnny's heading over there tomorrow (Sunday, the 22nd), and I'll pick up bitching about him here again whenever it feels right.

10 comments:

12ontheinside said...

Sorry to hear that.

su said...

God speed good man.

Cake said...

Oh...I'm sorry. Best wishes to Johnny and his family.

Nikki said...

I am so very sorry. My sympathy to you both. Nikki

pork luck said...

awww buddy! So sorry to hear the news! Give Johnny a big hug for me when he returns!

Sashimi said...

Sorry to hear that...

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear...my heart and thoughts are with you and your Johnny. Mrs. Nuts

LadyScot said...

My deepest sympathy to both of you.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Here's to Alan and you both.

Jenni said...

So sorry to hear this. Safe travel wishes for Johnny.