I didn’t..well until today. I have had the world’s longest week. I must warn you all that this is not a happy post.
It started Sunday morning. At 8 am I got a call from my Mom who had just received a call from Linsday, my brother’s new wife (of four weeks!). My bro, Michael, was driving early morning Sunday on a very small back road and was speeding. He missed a stop sign, braked too late, the car slid and he hit a tree on the driver side going very very fast. The car flipped up onto its side and the roof calapsed into the car. He was killed instantly. His passenger was life flighted to Pittsburgh and underwent surgery. We still don’t know whether he will make it. For all my brother’s struggles, he has never been happier than with his new baby and his new wife. Lindsay and Michael have made him happier than I have ever seen him and he seemed to have really been improving. He was amazing with that baby. It breaks my heart to know that little Michael will never get to know his father.
I have decided to dedicate my new shop to my brother. He had dreams of someday opening his own restaurant. He was an amazing cook and it was always his dream to have his own business. So because its July, I guess I had promised that a new yarn shop would appear in Alexandria this month. Because I can’t possibly have time to stop and think about how absolutely horrible this tragedy was, I will be spending the next week or two of my life getting this shop open. I don’t have an exact date just yet…but I might very very soon (as in, I might know in the next 48 hours exactly when the doors will open).
So stay tuned. I promise that my next post will be not be this sad.
I leave you now with something happy (or bizarre). Many of you may not know but my brother’s home town (and Phillip’s hometown as well), Canonsburg, PA, hosts the state’s second largest Independence Day Parade (I thought it was the country’s but wikipedia says state..hmmm….) So when we arrived on Sunday, a full week before the parade, Pike Street looked like this for miles:
Anyone need new lawn furniture? I know where you can snag some…