May 16, 1981
l-r: my brother Jimmy, Me, my brother Eric, my beautiful mother
Today my younger brother Jimmy, Jr. would have turned 50. Instead, he died in an auto accident on a hot July night when he was only 19. The snapshot above was taken the last time I saw him, the day I graduated with my bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. What a bittersweet memory. I miss him like it was yesterday.