Monday, June 14, 2010

My sweet brother.



I have two sisters, one older and one younger and one younger brother. My brother was a guy's guy. He has always loved motorcyles, boats, trucks, radios, and he lived his life having fun, working hard and loving and taking care of his family. He was the only son, only boy and my dad's best friend... all of our best friend. He loved to make things pretty and green and keep them that way. He used to tease us (his sisters) all the time. He's very handsome and has been told he looked like Tom Cruise. I have been told that I look more like him than I do my sisters, and without makeup I do... I always said that I would have been a better looking boy. He was always laughing and was very funny, his favorite word to say was "flip". Ahh he could make me laugh and was quite the gentleman. I remember when I had one of my daughters and my life was very hard, I got a very sweet card from him, and he said all the right things to make me feel better and make me smile. He was my hero so many times in my life and oh how I love him!!!

So it is with great sorrow and saddness when I learned that he passed away tonight.

I love you Don and pray for peace and God's tender mercies to attend us as we learn to cope without you. May you rest in peace dear sweet brother of mine.



This is Don with his wife Rae Jean when they came for a visit for his birthday in Oct of 2009. It was his first visit to Arkansas and he was so excited to see the beauty of the state. The Old Mill was his favorite place that we visited.

Family picture of my parents and siblings...


7 comments:

Our Happy Family said...

Maureen, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

jennifer rogers said...

This post brought tears to my eyes, it really hits close to home and I am so sorry for your loss and for the sadness that you and his family must be feeling, please know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, may the Lord give you peace when you need it the most.

Brent & Debi said...

I haven't the words, but wanted to tell you how much your family means to me. But, especially your beautiful brother. We had a wonderful talk at our class reunion, almost the entire time we were there. Don sat by me and we shared so many thoughts. He definitely was the "flip" guy (lol) for as long as I can remember. That thought brought back so many memories. My heart and prayers are with you all at this time. It's hard, I know from personal experience. Although not a sibling. He was such a good friend to me for so many years. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. (Debi Conder Salisbury)

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The Boone Family said...

Nice tribute, Mom. I will miss Uncle Don, as will many people. I'm grateful for the good memories that I have of him.

STANLEY JACK,G. said...

I can understand how you feel sister. We lost our brother Goddey, some time in 2001.Before Goddey's demise, he was the surrogate father, husband, brother and son, of the family.
Every one loved him. But life moves on.

May his sweet soul(as you have described him) rest in good peace. And may the sweet peace of God be with you and your family. Did I hear you say, AMEN? Yeah, amen.

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