Memories of little brother |

Memories of little brother

Dear Editor:

I want to give a heartfelt thank-you to our friends and family for coming together to grieve and support each other through our sorrow and pain of losing my brother, Keith Corn. Letters, cards, flowers, food, money, pictures, phone calls and memories are continuing to flow. It is hard to accept such a tragic accident and I truly appreciate your support.

But I couldn’t go without saying a few things, since I wasn’t able to speak at the memorial. Keith, my baby brother, was my backbone and the man around my home for over 20 years while I was a single mother in the valley. Living only 15 minutes away, he would come running whenever I needed help. As I was constantly remodeling, he taught me how to build my fence, how to cut and hang trim using all his power tools. Most recently he came to help me hang a door “properly.” He was so proud to help me, and I was proud to show him “our” final results. Unfortunately, my projects don’t seem to excite me now.

Whenever I was upset over a breakup, he would volunteer to eliminate whoever it was that hurt his sister and he would make me laugh through my sorrow. I’m sorry I never told him how much he lifted my spirits, and my sorrow is the emptiness I feel in losing a brother like Keith.

Christie and Ryan, my children, loved him being around, and we had countless memorable birthday parties and holiday celebrations together. It was a chore keeping Keith in control as he taught them his silly pranks and brought eternal laughter to our home.

Where are you now, little brother? Only good memories will remain in my heart till we are together again.

Thanks again to all our friends who put such extraordinary efforts into organizing Kato’s memorial and the celebration of his life. I know he was there.

Cindy Corn Thompson


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