Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dear Jimmy

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.

12 comments:

eric said...

:'(

Leslie K. said...

Thinking of you and your family today.

Julee J. Adams said...

*sigh*

So sad.

Another thing in common, that we've both lost brothers.

It's a great picture and hold on to those memories.

Pam Asberry said...

I know, Eric... :'(

Pam Asberry said...

Thank you, Leslie.

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Julee. I never met your brother but have appreciated the photos and memories that you have shared. Sometimes life just sucks.

S.M. Carrière said...

Sending you much love.

Happy Birthday, Jimmy.

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, S.M. I know Jimmy hears you.

Tami Brothers said...

Happy Birthday Jimmy! He is definitely remembered. You're a great sister.

:)

Tami

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Tami. And you're a great friend. :-)

Mary Marvella said...

Re-live the good memories! Celebrate his life. HUGS! See you tomorrow?

Pam Asberry said...

Thank you, Mary. I do, every day. Yes, I will be there tomorrow. GRW meetings are the high point of my social life! :-)