santa cruz wharf

14 September 2007

28 December 1962 ~ 15 September 1982

William Charles
I held you when you were born.
I held your hand when you died.
I hold you in my heart forever.
brother, tagalong, friend, cohort, confidant
I cannot believe it has been twenty-five years.
Geez Billy, you were such an uber geek.


Linda said...

Your brother was one very handsome looking man - even though he obviously fit very well into the 80's!

What a lovely tribute.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wonderful post for him honey...

hugs, bee

Sanni said...

What a wonderful tribute to your brother, katherine.


katherine. said...

linda: yeah, he was the first male I ever saw flex and primp in the mirror...who knew they ALL do that.

Miz Bee: I gotta tell you he LOVED cake.

Sanni: thanks. It was fun looking for pics to post.

Mimi Lenox said...

How touching, Katherine. Thanks for sharing him with us. I am sorry for your loss which I'm sure you feel everyday even after all this time.

Take care.

Desert Songbird said...

How wonderful that you were blesssed with a brother, even for such a short time. Nice tribute.

Turnbaby said...

Ah ---this we share.

I am so sorry you lost your brother--losing a sibling--it's just so---I can't think of a word that's adequate.

This is a lovely memorial.

red tin heart said...

Dear Katherine, I lost a brother 7 years ago in a car wreck, and a sister in a car wreck 28 years ago when I was 13. It is so devestating to lose a sibling. You have a lovely memorial for him, and He was a very handsome man. love nita

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss of Billy, who looked so angelic. (And handsome. All that flexing and primping paid off.)

This is a lovely tribute. You know, of course, that your memories will keep him alive forever, even though they are tinged with pain.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

mar said...

It's a lovely tribute...He was a handsome young man.
I lost my brother some time ago. It still hurts.

Mel said...

What a loving thing to do.
I'm sure he knows how missed he is.


RubyShooZ said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. I'd ask but I won't. I'm truly sorry.


~ RS ~

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Touching. I have lost a brother too (2005). 1982. The year my son was born, 1982. Full circle. Have you seen my friend Raymond in Santa Cruz? Very noticeable: rotund, 81, long beard, eccentric, looks like Tolstoy or Whitman.

lala said...

He loved cake and he was handsome? What an excellent combination. The pictures you have posted are lovely. =)

Skittles said...

What a wonderful tribute to your brother. You must have been very close for you to be able to call him an uber geek.

He was a handsome fellow. The older pics remind me of that guy from Greatest American Hero!

Matt-Man said...

Sorry Katherine. I lost a brother 11 years ago and I am still missing him very much. Cheers!!

Bond said...

Trying to catch up and so glad I scrolled down on your bog...what a wonderful tribute... a tear in my eye.... ty

Marilyn said...

I am sorry for your loss.

JAM said...

I'm sorry about your brother.

My older brother passed away in 2001, at the age of 41. I'm now older than he ever got to be.

It was hard trying to get on in a world without him in it. It still is sometimes.