Barking at Rabbits
The weekend before last was a tragic one. My 26 year old 2nd Cousin died suddenly, from a suspected overdose. It was just three years ago as I was packing for Iraq that her Sister died of the same thing. She had gotten involved in drugs and a bad crowd, had kids with a bad fellar that relatives were raising. She was turning her life around though. She had started church, became Born Again and was supposed to check into Rehab this last Wednesday. The day after we held her Memorial Service. I'll always remember though, when she worked at the old KFC in town. Skye had an eyebrow ring and they made her put a band aid over it. This was back in my days as a family man. We were going through the drive through and I asked her about it. She explained while frowning and pulling it the band aid aside to show us.
Then this weekend has brought a passing of another kind. one of my Great Uncles (Other side of my family) passed yesterday. He was 90, I believe. He had recently caught a bug and it was hard on him. He had to do a stint in the Hospital. He was just as quick minded though. A few moths back after a surgery, I was told, that he had to remind the nurse that he had already had his medications. I hope that I'm the same when I reach his age. E.C was a WWII Marine, serving as an Artilleryman and ran the Machine Room down at the old paper mill. The one that ain't there no more. That's just it. Allot of information went with E.C. There are still two of my Grandfather's Brothers left. No one knows where one is at...The best I know. E.C lived a good long life.
I had a Great Aunt over in Macon County die a few weeks ago. She was 93. People, that's Living.
The rain might have replenished, but Blistery took over. Even Blistery get's it's day. And that Pup of mine, I think she wants t be a Rabbit Dog. I don't know what shes going to think when we show her a Bear.