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I Lost A Brother This Morning In Houston Texas


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Things happen all the time and this morning was one of those times. I received the phone call earlier that my brother above me by a few years passed away at the hospital with his wife of many years right by his side. They came back to Houston last year from making California their home all their adult lives since high school.

 

It's been like a roller coaster ride for them the past few months in dealing with their kids and all the bickering because of his condition. I think his condition was pneumonia which generally takes a person out pretty fast as he was 80 or 81 I think. He and my oldest sister came up together and she is now 83 just this past April.

 

I am my moms last child raised up alone and I'll be 72 in July. Before me there were twin girls six years older than me. One of them passed a couple years ago and they each had 10 kids. I lost my oldest living brother in Houston two years ago now.

 

Just got word his funeral will be tomorrow Saturday at 11am. My wife is off tomorrow too so we will probably leave for Houston early in the morning because it's a nearly three hour drive to that side of town in the Houston traffic. We will probably be gone for three days with bereavement days my wife will get for the funeral of a family member.

 

We never know about life and for the most part have no control over it and we do know one day we must depart this old world. I'm not taking any computer or laptop so I will get in touch with you all when we return.

 

 

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Fred: I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I don't have family, but I realize it's difficult to part with siblings. We can take solace in the fact that we're survivors of stroke. Carry on, buddy. Henry

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Fred: I am so sorry to here of your Brother's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayer. Safe trip, friend. Hugs and please do let us know when you get back. Peace. Debbie

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I feel so sorry about your brothers passing am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers please have a safe journey and fred you are proff that bad things happen to very good people

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Fred,

I'm sorry for your loss and I'll keep you in my prayers. I hope Houston is not so hot and humid for you.

 

-Will

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Fred I too have had close losses recently and feel your pain. Hope you have a safe trip and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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You know that was a real quick funeral but it was his wife that couldn't stand the strain of him being gone from her. It's a real long story but her close son died of cancer while she watched him pass after coming home from prison to die. She herself have suffered a stroke and can't walk very good.

 

My brother was in the nursing home trying to recuperate and they thought he would be coming home soon but it didn't happen like that and she couldn't take him being dead and not at home with her. They married right out of high school. He turned down college football scholarships to remain close to her.

 

They have a daughter that beat her up but loved her daddy very much and she didn't want the daughter around her making a scene with her daddy when she was coming in from California. That was the reason for a quick burial. There is much more to this story than I know about.

 

 

Thanks to each of you at a time like this for thoughts and your prayers, they all were needed, and much appreciated as it could have been much worse had time been extended.

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