Friday, April 6, 2012


I am sure most of you know by now the sudden death of my younger brother Russ!!He had some health scares in the past but was feeling good the last days of his life. Then suddenly Tuesday night he became very dizzy and nauseated and disoriented. He was life flighted but the clot had trippled in size. He passed away and he was also an organ donor. God bless him for that/I along with his entire family and all of his friends will miss his fun sense of humor. It was hard to get a word in when you talked to Russ!LOL/ He was a kind soul/ I called him first when anything happened. I had talked to him last on Sunday when I called to tell him our other brother Rick had , had a heart attack.  Hind site is 20/20/ Life indeed is short. It is bittersweet. Rusty was 6 yrs younger than me. He was handsome and quirky. Funny and quick witted and one of the smartest people I knew. He was extremely inteligent! He also had Lupus. Discoid.  It is a sad time for this family. He leaves behind 2 daughters. His faithful companion Karen. He will always be with me. I loved him.We all did/ RIP my sweet angel brother. May you sail through the sunsets you loved so very much!!


  1. Candi,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. Hi Candi,my heart breaks for you,so sad. Life is so short, you never no. Blessings to you and your family,Francine.

  3. So very sorry for your loss Candi! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!


  4. Candi, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs, Lecia

  5. I happened upon your blog because I saw your wooden bowl full of prin blue fabrics and marveled that it looked almost identical to a bowl of blues I have. I also have a little cabin...and cats...
    and love prim things. So I stopped by your blog and saw your brother and read your post. We have another thing in common - I lost my only brother 12 years ago. Sunday, the 15th was the anniversary of the last time I saw him. It was also his birthday. He was only 46 when he passed and your brother looks even younger than that. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't honestly tell you that you won't always miss him. You will. But it does get a little easier as time goes on. We're both believers so we know we'll see our sweet brothers again one day. God bless you and your family.