>We lost my little brother Joe last Saturday. He had health and other issues most of his life, but it was still shocking and unexpected. His son Andrew just left for Afghanistan, months after enlisting in the army. The Red Cross got him back quickly. Joe left behind Andrew and daughter Ashley, and a grandson, as well as lots of friends and loved relatives. He will be missed. Another life cut short. I’m out of brothers now, having lost other little brother, Chris, a few years ago. They’re both with Mom now. Dad shouldn’t have had to go through this so many times. He always told me that sometimes there are more negatives than positives in life, and you have to concentrate on the positives.
Joe played football in grade school and rode lots of minibikes and he came with Dad and me often into the bird fields with our dog at the time, Sport.
He had it rough, physically, for most of his life. He is now at peace with God.
I love you and will miss you, little brother, Joey.