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I've been thinking about my brother today. I have literally dozens of little keepsakes that I've collected over the years. One that is especially close to my heart is one that I made myself. No one in our family had heard from my little brother Alan for two or three years. (he was the black sheep of the family) Anyway, in 1981, he finally called me, said he had been working on shrimp boats in the gulf, and wanted to know if he could come and stay with me for Christmas. Of course I told him he could stay with us as long as he wanted. I sat down that day and carved out an old cigar box I had, added a piece of stained glass inside to make the "sky" and engraved the inside with Love To Alan, From Big Brother, and 1981.

This was about 6 weeks before Christmas. About a week or so later, he called again and said he had broken his leg but was still coming home. That's the last anyone ever heard from him. Back then there was no caller ID, and I never thought to ask for his phone number, so I had no way to call him back. I don't really know what happened, but I kinda came to believe that he had probably gotten caught up in some kind of drug deal, got a broken leg as a warning, and then ended up being tossed overboard some where in the gulf. Guess I'll never know for sure. 

 

WTF happened to the pic, and the last half of my post??? It was here yesterday. OH, I know, Ning was down for upgrades, but it seems there is a glitch. Why am I not surprised. OK, the post and pic MAY reappear, but if it doesn't, here I go again.

I have literally dozens of little keepsakes that I've collected over the years. One that is especially close to my heart is one that I made myself. No one in our family had heard from my little brother Alan for two or three years. (he was the black sheep of the family) Anyway, in 1981, he finally called me, said he had been working on shrimp boats in the gulf, and wanted to know if he could come and stay with me for Christmas. Of course I told him he could stay with us as long as he wanted. I sat down that day and carved out an old cigar box I had, added a piece of stained glass inside to make the "sky", lined the inside with fabric, and engraved the inside of the glass with Love To Alan, From Big Brother, and 1981.This was about 6 weeks before Christmas. About a week or so later, he called again and said he had broken his leg but was still coming home. That's the last anyone ever heard from him. Back then there was no caller ID, and I never thought to ask for his phone number, so I had no way to call him back. I don't really know what happened, but I kinda came to believe that he had probably gotten caught up in some kind of drug deal, got a broken leg as a warning, and then ended up being tossed overboard some where in the gulf. Guess I'll never know for sure. 

 

I spent 6 dollars to save 10 cents.

I hear you as I have bought a few dead horses in my time.

Dead horses bring good money in France.

 

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