Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Just checking in. So many things happening. Doing a bit of "housekeeping" over here at TCP. Working on a new web page, retiring stamps, making up sample stamps for the DT. Going full speed ahead.

But, everything came to a full stop last Tuesday. Last Tuesday, my brother had a heart attack. After a 3 day stay in the hospital they told him he had a weak heart muscle, needed to exercise more, eat better.

My brother is 13 months older than I. Though we were close when we were young, we ran in different circles. He is smart, smart. So he skipped a grade and went to schools that could teach to his smartness.

Let's just say...I wasn't so smart. I was an artiste. I hung out with friends and rebelled against the establishment. I almost became a punk, but couldn't fathom why you would pierce a cheek with a safety pin.

I knew he was always there. A bit of stability. Solid. And now I know he his is not so solid. Somewhere along the way he got old. We got old. How did that happen?


Sharon in NE said...

Oh Alma, I'm so sorry. That IS a tough thing to take. Older brothers aren't suppose to age much less weaken. But this is merely a wake up call that life is fragile and to be celebrated. He can follow the doctor's orders and live life a long time.

toners said...

Alma, I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your brother but glad to hear that he is OK and I'm sure you will make sure he follows doctor's orders. There's something about a situation when a medical issue arises with a family member; it makes us much more aware of our own mortality. Sending best wishes and ((hugs)) to your brother and the rest of your family.

Gayle said...

Oh my, Alma, so sorry. One never knows how life will twist and turn. Every chance we get, we need to show our loved ones how much we love them.


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