Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 10. 2008

By Bob Ellis

Today was an absolute beautiful day, the same as it was on this day in 2008, when I lost my best friend. As you get older, you think that you can handle about anything that is thrown in your direction. I was not ready for that day.

I was in his hospital room by myself when he drew his last breath. My world as I knew hit a serious bump. I will NEVER forget the look on his face. Folks, don't ever take life as a given. Love your family and friends each day. There might not be a tomorrow. Thanks for your ear on this hard day of remembrance.

Love to all,


(My brother was a retired Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department after 25 years of service. Prior to his illness with cancer Jim was a picture of good health. He was 6'2" and 210 lbs of muscles. He lived in Huntersville,N.C. and also had a 50 acre Christmas tree farm in southern Virginia that he tended by himself. He seemed to be making great strides after his radiation and chemo treatments. On Labor Day weekend 2007 he was admitted to the hospital and passed away on Wednesday 9-10-07 at 11:00 a.m.
Ever Sept. 10th, I mourn for my brother; and then the next day, for our nation...

Thanks, Bob)