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17 November 2009

IN PRAISE OF BROTHERS


Brothers are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring--quite often the hard way. - Pamela Dugdale



John Michael McNally
January 1950 - November 2009

Rest in peace, Mike. I love you.


This is not the post I wanted to make today. It's not a post that I ever wanted to make. While we were in Nice I received a phone call that my oldest brother had died unexpectedly. I was glad that I was with friends when I heard, but veryvery sad not to be with my family on that day.

Please keep him in your prayers today. My mom too. She never expected to have to do this.

Thank you.



Photo copyright Life Magazine Archives.

18 comments:

Lizzy said...

Oh Kate! My heart goes out to you and your family!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Oh Kate - so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))

Carol at Serendipity said...

Kate,

So sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies to you and your family.

Carol

Barbara said...

Kate: please accept my deepest condolences! You and your family are in my prayers.

La Table De Nana said...

My sympathies to you and your...... Parents never expect to outlive their children:(

The photo you posted is beautiful.

nightowlchef said...

Kate, that's dreadful to hear; my deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. I will keep you all in my prayers, and your poor mother as well.
Please take care....

~Katherine

Lisa said...

I know we do not know each other, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

zurin said...

Oh Kate, Im so sorry to hear this. and for your mom too....the pain it is to outlive your child...and to lose a sibling. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I lost a sister almost 18 years ago and the hole it leaves behind in your family is so acute and difficult. My thoughts are with you.

Hungry Dog said...

Oh Kate, I'm so sorry about your brother. What a terrible loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

xoxo
Hungry Dog

Lauren said...

I've been thinking about you and your family... Warm thoughts and healing hugs and prayers are coming your way.

Junglefrog said...

Oo noo, Kate! So sorry to hear this! My thoughts are with you and your family and wishing you strenghth in these trying times!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one leaves a pain in your heart that never quite heals. My thoughts are with you and your dear mother. Pam

Kate at Serendipity said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. It's harder than I would have ever thought. Finding these messages makes a difference for me.

The photo is from Life Magazine, many many years ago. I always loved it, and it always made me think of Mike and me. I'm not sure why, but it does.

We're trying to get back to normal life here, and I"ll be around now for a while.

Thanks again.

Kate at Serendipity said...

I forgot to say that I"m looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to in the last few weeks!

Maggie B said...

Dear Kate,
I was so sad to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you & your family.
Hugs.
Maggie

Jane said...

Dear Kate,

I'm so very sorry to hear about your brother. How awful. My heart goes out to you. It must be very difficult indeed to be away from family now.
I will say a prayer for you and your mom tonight.

Jane

Divina Pe said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers are with you and your family.