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Thinking about John Andrew Reaney (1954-1966)

- July 16th, 2012

John Andrew Reaney headstone

Image by Jack Chambers of a broken arrow, with part of it “underground,” symbolizing a life cut short. It is part of my brother’s headstone.

My brother John Andrew Reaney would have been 58 today. I visited his grave to say hullo & goodbye on July 16, always a special day in the family calendar. He died in 1966 of viral meningitis (apparently that’s what it was, the cause of his death was clouded by grief & family tragedy at the time, at least for me).

I miss you, John, & wonder always what might have been. Still thinking of you just now is making me smile because of your smile & the tears are giving way to happy memories.

See you again, brother. Bye for now.

 

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