June 2, 2003

Death Don't Have No Mercy

A few hours ago our neighbor died. He was a 50 year old man who had fought a brave fight against cancer for the past 6 months. He left a wife and 2 daughters. Our kids grew up with their kids. His daughters and our daughter and another who moved away many years ago started our block's annual summer barbecues. When word came of his passing all the families - adults and children - newcomers and longtimers - gathered in the cooling evening to share our grief, to share our joy of having known Rick.

Posted by Steve on June 2, 2003
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