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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 71: Drama

Inside: Family Drama; Workout escapism; The Arts; Positivity; This is super long First of all, I’d like to … what. What is that smell? Is that me?? It smells like somebody threw up on a fart. In a dumpster. Oh. That’s not me. The trash? No. Laundry? Oh. Garbage disposal. One sec. … Okay, I’m…

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, Aunt Norma

This is going to be short.   But I wanted to say something. I hadn’t seen Aunt Norma for years until my dad  went to the emergency room, unresponsive, last August (2010). If you don’t have an Aunt Norma in your family, you missed out.  She was sweet — she’d address all of us kids…