On Jan. 31, my sister-in-regulation, Nancy tried to get up my oldest brother Amos. Life had fled — Amos was solely fifty six years previous.
He left behind 10 youngsters, 15 grandchildren and his spouse of 34 years.
Amos was an amazing brother to me. He had many associates. Amos by no means met a stranger. 5 years in the past in January, Amos was in an accident on his solution to work not very removed from our home. Two of my cousins have been killed on this accident and Amos’s life was spared. The driving force taking them to work hit a patch of black ice and rolled the van quite a few occasions. Amos was handled and launched at our native hospital. My sisters Verena, Susan, Emma, and brother Albert and spouse Sarah Irene, all gathered on the hospital to be with Amos since his household was so distant but. We introduced Amos to my home and visited collectively till Amos’s spouse Nancy and their youngsters got here to select him up. We felt so lucky to nonetheless have our brother. Each January since, I feel again to the widows my two cousins left behind and their households. Final Wednesday morning proper after my husband Joe left for work, we acquired the surprising information that brother Amos wouldn’t get up.
Amos had let our daughter Verena select a Yorkie pet and he needed to only give it to her since she has no revenue. Verena talked with Amos a number of weeks earlier than his dying and he needed her to attend till Jan. 31 to select up the pet. Little did we understand that he can be gone that day. That day Verena got here in and advised me that Amos is on the telephone (our telephone is in an out constructing) and had requested if he might speak to me. Amos would use the driving force’s telephone to name whereas he was on their means house from work. Amos and I talked for a very long time. (He had a number of hours drive to and from work.) That point I didn’t assume I needed to…