Well, so much for a short hiatus...
On Tuesday, my brother Tony died from his heart condition. He collapsed on his kitchen floor and died instantly from what I've been told. I didn't find out until Thursday afternoon. My family and I will be driving out to California to take care of his belongings, make sure his dogs have good homes, etc, etc.
I miss my brother so much already. May he always rest in peace.
R.I.P. Anthony Paul Gratton
May 5, 1976 - June 23, 2009