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My Brother Carl.

My youngest brother died this week.  I know no details.  He had just turned 78.  He was an elementary school teacher, a good one, with a deep love for his students.  He left his wife, Charlene and two adopted children and several grandchildren.  He was one of the really good guys and i wish i had known him better.  I am missing him and wish i could grieve for him properly.  Now there are me and my sister (Carl's twin).

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amaebi
Feb. 13th, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your loss, and that of your brother's wife and children and grandchildren, and the world.

Was he an elementary school teacher his whole adult life?
bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
From his mid twenties until he retired, abour 40 years i think.
He never wanted to do anything but teach (and fish).
amaebi
Feb. 14th, 2016 12:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, Teaching children is so hard-- and the requirements and blames or teachers have been accumulating so horribly for the past 35 years or so-- that that's an unusual career trajectory.

It seems to me that there are rather striking similarities between teaching and fishing....
reginaterrae
Feb. 13th, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)

Prayers for your grieving and the other mourners. Thank you for telling us about him.


Love
R

bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Regina.
athgarvan
Feb. 13th, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
My prayers and sympathies.
vaporw
Feb. 13th, 2016 02:03 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss. Will you be able to make the journey to his funeral?
bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Dianne insists that we go, i insist that we can't she requires too much supplemental oxygen for it to be practical.
mamculuna
Feb. 13th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry to hear this. He sounds like a fine man.

Edited at 2016-02-13 03:26 pm (UTC)
bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
He was/is.
Thank you.
velvetechos
Feb. 13th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
I am very sorry for your loss.
bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
bork
Feb. 13th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry.
bobby1933
Feb. 13th, 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much.
I don't remember if i commented when your Dad died.
I sure hope i did. Anyway, condolences back at you!
opakele
Feb. 14th, 2016 02:05 am (UTC)
I am sad for your loss.

Take care of yourself.
bobby1933
Feb. 14th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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