No one leaves this earth alive - except maybe astronaunts. And so, yesterday we drove 120 miles to Marquette, the Upper Peninsula's largest city, to see Sweetie's brother. We already expected that he wasn't long for this world based on his brief talks with him on the phone. Then, as usual, the Bitch had to get involved, and helped arrange for anyone inquiring about dear brother to have a pin number. When Sweetie called her to ask for it she refused to give it to him.
I wasn't a news reporter for nothing and soon got the information for Sweetie.
It's always difficult to see for yourself the demise of a loved one. He was happy to see us and a few moments later was delusional and didn't know who we were. After being there about 45 minutes, we went to lunch with my granddaughter and her mother who live in Marquette. Then we made the obilatory trip to Menards for some supplies and returned to the hospital. About four hours had elapsed since our first visit and already we knew it wouldn't be long.
So today we're remembering him and missing his calls and our visits. He was aour "lunch stop" whenever we travelled to the UP from downstate and back home again. The two brothers had become closer in the last three years, often calling one another twice a day. Thank God for free long distance.
Sweetie is the youngest of four children and his brother was the oldest. By the time he was in grade school his brother had already left home. Their father deserted the family when Sweetie was still an infant so he had no father figure in his life until his mother remarried when Sweetie after left home.
Today, we're so gratefull that we made the trip to see him; ignoring his sister's wrangling and controlling behavior as usual. We were closer distance wise than his brother's daughter so wouldn't it seem sensible that we'd be the ones to visit him? The woman never will change - until the day she meets her maker and has to explain her behavior.
Well, we have dial up internet so I'm gonna clear the line now and await further developments. Have a great day everyone, Treesong