This morning I visited my dad in the nursing home. I had to tell him that his younger brother died yesterday. His younger brother died following surgery to remove his leg. His younger brother had diabetes – and other health issues. His younger brother was 3 years younger than my dad. Telling your own father that his brother died is not something I’d ever thought about having to do. My dad accepted the news calmly and we spent the next hour talking about his family and remembering the good times we have had with his brothers, sisters and my cousins. There were 7 of them, now my dad and his older brother are the two left. We both enjoyed the visit and I think he’s going to be ok. (I have not told him that I have diabetes. No need, and it would just worry him, I think.)
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