Glenn Shot Himself On Dad's Birthday
(van Wert, Ohio)
I will never forget that night. July 11th, 1978. I was 24 and Glenn was 21. Dad was in the hospital for an issue and then my sister knocked on my door and told me Glenn was shot. I did not know the details at the time. It turned out that they said he committed suicide. We had to tell Dad and it was on his birthday. I never ever saw my father cry until that night.
It has changed my life forever. We were both athletes and good one's at our school. We both went into the Army and I served and came home with honors and Glenn got kicked out. I was partying and Glenn went to prison. To make a long story short. I am now a Christian, but the pain and the repercussion of that one time event has changed my perspective on life forever.
I still think of it a lot. I at times want to fool myself. That was many years ago and I still miss him so much. He said we would go through life together and raise our families together. He lied to me. I am left here all alone. Yes married and have two sisters but we do not talk. That has divided our family too. I feel so all alone. I wonder if he ever thought of the ripple effect of what suicide does?