Yesterday my brother-in-law Jimmy died. He was the second of three brothers in my husbands family. It is hard to comprehend that he is gone.
The three Evans boys assigned themselves roles to play in the family. Big brother Denny was the family scholar. Little brother Bobby was the family athlete. Middle brother Jimmy was the popular one, the boy who was student body president. He was funny. He told wonderful stories. He made people happy because he really did care about them. Everybody loved Jimmy.
When I started dating Dennis, Jimmy was dating Marci. They managed to beat us to the alter by six months. They were married 52 years in January. They raised two boys and were in the middle of helping to raise their grandson.
Time and distance meant we did not see each often, but I will miss this good man. Rest in peace Jim Evans.
(The picture is Jimmy & Dennis at Dennis'a 70th birthday.)