Saturday morning, July 14, 2012, my big brother lost his battle with lung cancer. Our father died when I was 7 years old and my 17 year brother became my father figure. He was there for me if not physically, emotionally.
On June 2, 1962, he married his wife, Louise and I was their maid of honor. They celebrated their 50 years together this year. Last year I gave them the mystery quilt I completed on the eve of their 49th anniversary, just before they arrived for a visit, I'm so happy I did!