Photo Friday Challenge! June 14, 2019

The goal of the Photo Friday Challenge is to help you, a writer, envision and write new scenes, to imagine new places, and to kick writer’s block to the curb. I invite you to be inspired by my photos, maybe even write your own description of the photo. OR, better yet, post a photo of your own and write that scene.

Siblings by Theresa Duncan

My dear brother Dale passed away last night. I can’t believe he’s gone. Memories come in floods, just like the tears. Sentences seem impossible to write.

In times like these, I write lists to come back to later.

  • riding in your 62 1/2 Mustang when you came home from the Navy
  • getting ice cream at the TastyFreeze in Yorkville, just the two of us
  • driving me to the five-and-dime to help me buy Mom a Mother’s Day gift
  • the carved music box you sent me from oversees
  • the charms to fill my bracelet, mostly sent from oversees
  • hardly ever missing a Christmas at home
  • showing up at my door, unannounced, from 1600+ miles away, 12 pack of Moose Drool or Revolver in hand
  • being at all of my graduations: high school (late 70’s), college (2014, 2016)
  • tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Missoula, Montana
  • Missoula Osprey baseball games together
  • summer brewery tours, self-guided and fun!
  • trips to Montana ghost towns and Glacier National Park for photos
  • sitting on my back deck, trying to capture pictures of hummingbirds and black bears
  • camp fires in the front yard; s’mores with my grandkids
  • Family Reunion 2016! Montana. Good times!
  • watching John Wayne movies – a lot!
  • always being proud and supportive of your baby sister; thank you!

There are so many more memories. But for now, a toast:

Safe travels, dear brother. Rest where the beer is always good, always cold, where Dad and Mom are waiting; where there are never any green fees and the baseball is always pro.

Here’s to you, bruddah-man. I love you!

Sometimes words aren’t good enough….

Until next time… ~T

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