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.