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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Brother the Artist

James McCormick

March 17, 1939- October 19,2008


My brother passed away this evening of congestive heart failure.


Blogger Chris said...

Oh Pat...I'm so so so sorry. I know how hard this has all been for you, and while he no longer has to suffer with all of those problems, I know it doesn't alleviate the pain. My condolences and the biggest hug you can imagine.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss dear friend. I will keep him and you in my prayers on the smoke, that his journey to creator is swift. Your in my thoughts hon. Wishing you peace and love during this time of sorrow. (Hugs)Indigo

12:10 AM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

I'm so so sorry :( A big hug.

4:15 AM  
Blogger animewookie said...

Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I am so very sorry, Pat. You're in my thoughts.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Astaryth said...

{{{{Hug}}}} I'm so sorry, Pat. I have no words, but you are in my thoughts.

8:58 AM  
Blogger barrettmanor said...

Our condolences, Pat. We're very sorry for your loss.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Pat... I am so sorry. I know you have cared for him for such a long time... this has to be so hard for you. Your family is in my prayers.

10:47 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thank you all for your thoughts and wishes...

love Pat

6:33 PM  
Blogger cj said...

Pat -

Add my thoughts and prayers to those of everyone else. When my mom passed, I took comfort in knowing her struggles had ended. I hope you can do so, soon.


9:53 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Oh Pat, I'm so sorry. I've been thinking of your brother lots, since you told me what he had, and when I read last that he was back in the hospital I hoped it would go better for him. I'm so, so sorry.

10:40 PM  
Blogger madcobug said...

I am so sorry Pat. I haven't been reading very many blogs lately and I missed this entry. I could hardly believe it when I saw this entry. May God give comfort to you and all his loved ones and friends. May God Be with you my friend. Love, Helen

3:22 PM  
Blogger Bookfool said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. Hugs to you and yours.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Darla D said...

That is such sad news - I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs and support from Alexandria!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Karmyn R said...

Oh Deslily -

I am so sorry for your loss. I know words cannot give comfort but I will keep you in my prayers.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

His life had quality because of your constant and steady care. He was blessed with your presence.

I hope that you'll hang on to that thought as you grieve ---

I recall this Irish saying:
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal." -

Hugs for you.

12:39 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Pat....I am soooo very sorry for your loss, my dear. I know the pain of loosing a sibling. And I feel for you with all my heart!
I have been quite busy and so have not been around very much...When I read this, the breath went out of me. I know hoe devoted you have been to your dear brother and what a difference you made in his life by being close and taking such good care of him. I send you hugs of comfort at this very very tender time, my dear.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Slapinions said...

Oh, I'm sorry for your loss, and I apologize for not stopping by to comment sooner. You'll be in my praryers tonight.


2:51 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Work kicks my butt at the absolute worst moments. I have been absent almost all week. I am so sorry to be a week late in sending you my condolences on your brother's passing. I obviously only knew him through your discussions of him but he was such a part of your life that came out through what you wrote on this blog that I feel the loss. I am so very sorry. I know that he was suffering physically and that it is not something anyone wants to see their loved ones go through but that does not make it any easier when they pass. Anything you want or need, beyond my thoughts and prayers, please ask.

3:52 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thank you, everyone for your well wishes.. we are doing pretty good.. considering.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I am sorry for your loss.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Pat, I don't know where I've been, but I just now read of your brother's passing.

Please accept my delayed, but very sincere, sympathy.

I know you will have your ups and downs over the next ... period of time.

Prayers that he rest in peace and that you and your nephew find ways to heal yourselves.

12:46 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thanks Kathy. wish I had more brothers and sisters but he was it. There were only the two of us.

1:28 PM  

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