A sister and now a brother

the 4 siblings, the 2 oldest are now gone

the 4 siblings, the 2 oldest are now gone

the 4 siblings, the 2 oldest are now gone
my brother, his son and his wife

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My sister Elaine died in March of Ovarian Cancer. Two months later I got a phone call that my brother died of a massive stroke. He had not been well since his wife died in October. Then I get a call that his only son (48) had died of a heart attack 5 weeks after my brother. Talk about being devastated. No service was held for his wife or his son.

I worked with my brothers daughter and with the help oh his beloved grandaughter brought his ashes to our home in Boston and we arranged in July to have him buried at Sea. Now here we are in Oct and my husband and i leave on Friday to fly to Mississippi to the memorial service for my brother, his wife and his son. I am amazed at what a basketcase I am. I think I have been so busy grieving for my sister that I have not really let myself grieve for my big brother.

It just seems so unreal. I have been writing a eulogy for my brother and it really hurts. I suppose it helps writing it even thought I am not sure that I will be giving it. I remember sitting with my sister and she was crying saying she did not know how she would be able to survive the loss of a sibling--here I sit crying trying to survive the loss of 2 of them. Little Sister

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