We lost two brothers in our family in farm accidents.
by Mary D Wipf
(Tea, SD 57064 US)
My brother Bennett was killed at the age of twelve in a farm accident. My parents never recovered from that tragedy, and to make matters much worse, my parents found my brother at the scene of the accident. Ben was a great kid and loved working on the farm.
My parents had ten children, seven boys and three girls. Our family life went downhill fast after that tragedy. Our parents turned to alcohol to cope with the pain of losing a child, the rest of us got lost along the way somehow. We went from a very loving family to completely falling apart as a family unit.
At the age of 37 my brother Sam was killed in an accident, my dad arrived at the scene only to see my brother had not survived the accident. Sam was easy going, hard working. He had a lifetime of struggles and heartbreak. My family has never been the same since. We are all coping the best we can on our own, no family connection left.
This is a sad, sad story. Thank you for reading our story.