Thursday, December 05, 2002

Sad news

I just got a call from my cousin that her brother, my cousin who was so suddenly ill with cancer, has passed away today. I don't think I can get back down to WV for the funeral - especially with the terrible snowstorm that's hit all of NJ all the way down into PA/MD/WV. I also don't think I could take the drive again - I was wiped out for a week after my last trip. His name was Otho Wade, but we called him Tommy (everyone in our wacky Appalachian family has a 'real' name and a nickname - just like Checkov - yeah, right...)

We will miss him. He was a terrific person, gentle, kind, and really funny. The world would be a lot better if more folks were like him.
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