Friday, July 23, 2010


A week ago today one of my neighbors (the next block up) killed himself. I didn't really know him or his wife. We knew each other by sight and to wave when we passed by.

So why it his death bothering me so much?

If, as rumor has it, he died the way I heard it wasn't pleasant. And his poor wife. She came home from work around 10:30pm and found him in the back yard. Naturally she called 911. And naturally since a gun was involved the police treated it as a murder or whatever and took the wife to the police station to test her hands for gun powder residue. And because the police had to do their thing my neighbor lay dead in his yard until about 4:30am.

No notice was in the paper until yesterday so I am guessing that is because the police made them do an autopsy or something. There is a memorial service for him tonight. Which I also find strange. I have never heard of memorial services at 8 pm.


  1. Can well imagine you found this disturbing. I hope your neighbour is now in peace, and that his wife will come to terms with her loss.

  2. I know what you mean -- something so tragic happening nearby has an effect on you whether you knew them or not. Sad loss.

  3. Very sad. New dreads arise sometimes with news like that. I am so sorry. ~Mary

  4. I think that would be disturbing to any of us. Hope you can let it go and have a good week.

  5. Hope you are feeling a bit better about things now, Kath. ~Mary