This close

Through the middle of March, it looked like he might actually pull out of this, if the stars lined up properly. On the 20th he recorded a message: “You can have it all — as long as you don’t want it all.”

There was a time when I thought he wanted it all. Not so. What he wanted was enough to get by without having to ask for help. It’s a situation I grew to appreciate too late.

James Herschael Hill II
21 January 1967 — 6 April 2018

Peace be with your soul, brother.

(How the hell is it that neither of my brothers made it much past 50, and my sisters never made it even that far?)


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 April 2018 · 8:15 pm

    Oh, I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Roger Green »

    7 April 2018 · 1:27 am

    So very sorry. Take good care of yourself, whatever that means to you.

  3. Bill Peschel »

    7 April 2018 · 4:42 am

    I’m sorry for your loss as well. My brother died two months ago as well. The future is not what it used to be.

  4. ms7168 »

    7 April 2018 · 5:03 am

    I am sorry for your loss Charles.

  5. Jay »

    7 April 2018 · 6:27 am

    Again, we are all sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.

  6. Brett »

    7 April 2018 · 7:41 am

    Condolences, Charles.

  7. Jean »

    8 April 2018 · 11:34 pm

    Sincere condolences on your loss.

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