Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7 1973

an anniverary of the heart
about 7:30 in the morning that day the phone rang
my 24 yr. old brother was killed in a car accident
I was 8 months pregnant and 22 years old
He's been gone a long time..37 years..I daughter will be 37 next month
Sorrow goes to a quiet place thankfully
believe it or not..some years I forget
but not this year...I saw it on my phone
the date July 7th
and I remembered
and I don't know why I wanted to tell you this
except that he mattered and I want to say it again
he mattered


  1. I'm sorry. How sad to lose a brother so young and so suddenly.

  2. I feel that when a memory returns with a flash, there is a reason! Perhaps you needed him! And he was overjoyed! So he stayed awhile!Beautifully expressed!

  3. Lovely Suz..Doesn't matter the length of time we never forget

  4. Oh Sue, I know he mattered. I can tell eveytime you mention him. I never knew what happened. I'm so sorry. Your words are very meaningful. xox

  5. It's those moments that I believe they're trying to say 'hey sis, I'm still with you'.

  6. Suz,
    As long as we remember they'll always exist, and that matters!


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