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Rest in Peace, Aunt Drayde

When I was a kid, the family would go to Aunt Drayde’s house for crab feasts. Newspaper spread across the table and the red-orange crabs like living sculptures. Sometimes we would go with her and Auntie A. to buy the crabs, bring them back, and I’d be in the kitchen watching her cook them. I…

Happy 100th Birthday, Grandma!

We celebrated Grandma’s birthday yesterday. It was a big deal. Lot of people. Five generations. It was good to see family again. You all know how it goes. Families tend to be dispersed and busy with their lives so funerals and weddings tend to draw them from afar. So we were able to celebrate Grandma’s…

Rest In Peace, Kenneth

Twenty nine years old. So young. Respect and love, cousin. Technically, first cousin once removed, which (I had to look it up) qualifies as nephew. But nephew doesn’t seem quite right. I guess… Apparently, there had been a storm brewing for a long time. There’s only so much a person can take and only so…

Rest in Peace, Teddy Corwin

Thaddeus “Teddy” Corwin. It’s kind of surprising that that’s the only photo I have of Teddy, considering I’ve known him since, like, 1989. And he sent or gave me that one. Teddy was 35 and died of Leukemia on November 23rd. Leukemia and no health insurance. I hadn’t seen him in a long while. Not…