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Apr. 6th, 2002 @ 03:45 pm (no subject)
So today i took my parents to the airport so they could head on down to florida. So now im taking care of my brother up here alone.

En route they called to let me know that the coast guard found Oscar's body today.

I think his family had the tougher ordeal. It's like 3 minutes or so that a person can go without oxygen. It took 18 long hours to find his lifeless body.

I may be going down there to the wake/funeral. not sure yet.

I haven't called carmen yet. I don't know what to say. How do you give words of comfort to a newly widowed mother? If anything i want to go down there to take care of the lil boy. get him ice cream, count to ten with him, and get him away from the depressed scene.

I wish i had taken portraits of everyone down there like i had planned. i'd have a nice photograph of Oscar that i could have given to his son framed and all nice and stuff, so he'd have a picture showing a deep pool of feeling in his fathers eyes that you just don't get from candid shots or home videos.

C'est la vie.
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Date:April 6th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
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i was hoping it would turn out better. :/ my sympathies, al.
Date:April 6th, 2002 09:31 pm (UTC)
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I too, hoped it would turn out better.

The same happened to a friend of mine, two years ago. I'm sorry, man.

(I'm a friend of Lisa, by the way.)