My older brother Bill (William) passed away from this life last year. In a few weeks it would have been his seventy-eighth birthday.

Two years ago in the fall of 2019 we went to visit him in Florida.

I took some Sticky Pete’s and made pancakes for breakfast.

He sent me some Krusteas mix when we got home.

He was having a hard time walking.

I sent him a cane that I had made for my father – to help him walk.

He sat in his chair a lot.

I helped him put the garbage cans out at the end of the driveway.

It is August, so, I am thinking about him. Maybe asking – why were we never closer in life.