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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…

Rest in Peace, Oliver D. Mason III

Even though he didn’t like it, I still think of him as Little Junie. The juniors in our family are called Junie. So if you’re a third, well … Little Junie. He is my cousin; my mother’s brother’s son. He was definitely different than a lot of the family in that he was outgoing and…

LGN 73: Who We Want to Be

Inside: The kind of person I want to be; Suicidal mindset HOW NOT TO START A BLOG ENTRY I’m watching “Epic Yachts” right now. Caught the end of “Epic Pools”. I’ve seen “Epic RVs”, “Epic Houseboats” and “Epic Log Cabins”. I don’t have anything against money or rich people as a class or socioeconomic demographic.…

Rest in Peace, Felisa Rufina Young

Felisa was my stepmother.  She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a few months ago and wasn’t responding to chemotherapy. Back in October of 2010, when my father passed away, I saw Felisa for the first time in about ten years at a small family meeting where my big sister was letting the family know…

Rest in Peace, Grandma

My sister left a message late last night. I saw/listened when I woke up this morning. I didn’t expect it to be good news but man. Grandma Young, my father’s mother passed away yesterday. The last two times I saw Grandma were at Aunt Norma’s funeral back in March and my dad’s funeral (and funeral…