Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My Brother Barry Died Monday Night


Lung cancer. Diagnosed only last April, he fought it with chemo and radiation and lots of spirit. He was only 53. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.

I'm flying to North Carolina Friday; will be gone over a week. The family's gathering at my sister's house who lives nearby--there are five kids left plus Mother.

Mother's 83--I agonize for her having to bury a child. No parent should have to bury a child. I agonize for Barry's wife; she's my age and is now alone. I agonize for his teenage daughter, who'll graduate high school in two years without her father there to see her. I agonize for his son and daughter-in-law, and his granddaughter, who'll grow up never knowing her grandfather.

If you smoke, QUIT NOW. Please. Lung cancer's a horrible, painful way to die.

I'll be back soon.

12 comments:

Joe said...

Cyndi - I am so sorry for your loss

Kalyn said...

Cyndi, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Pamela said...

Cindi, my condolences on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts go out to you and your family at this time

Patti said...

Cyndi, I am so sorry for your lost. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Ivonne said...

Cyndi,

I am so sorry to hear that your brother passed away. I'm sending you and your family all my thoughts and best wishes.

Randi said...

Im sorry for your loss.

Ruth said...

Cyndi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Catesa said...

been a bit mia lately but wanted to pop in, sorry to hear the sad news! take care

BNA said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Cyndi. Hope you're taking care.

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