This is my 200th Daily Farm Photo
In Loving Memory Of My Brother Derek
Alcoholism is real. And it kills.
And sometimes there is nothing we can do.
On December 24th, my only sibling drank himself to death.
His all time favorite movie was "The Jungle Book."
For years he had a Cheez-It loving cockatiel named Buddy
that he found nuzzling his ankle while sitting in the stands
at the county fair horse races.
He lived with four cats in a one bedroom condo.
He was in absolute awe last year when he saw me mix Miracle
Whip and Heinz Chili Sauce and make Thousand Island dressing.
He wanted to be a veterinary assistant.
He dreamed of creating an animal sanctuary.
He had a genius level IQ.
He was 35 years old.
When was the last time you said, "I love you?"