One of my siblings was among those who eschewed the establishment and authority, decided the scene at home was too heavy, and split for California in the early 70s. No one had seen this sibling for years, a phone call was received about 10 yrs asking for money but no contact since. Fast forward to Wednesday, I receive notice of their death, about six years prior. Oh I'm sorry, says the caller, this is the first time you have heard this news? Umm yeah.....so parents are dead , sibling is dead, have to suck it up and tell other sibling. But while death wasn't unexpected in someone living the flower child life for 40 years, there was still that glimmer of hope that one day the prodigal child would turn up on the doorstep. Weird finding out that they are no longer here,though in reality they haven't been here for years.
on Mar. 2, 2013 at 12:39 AM