Laughter and Tears

In memory of beloved family and friends who are no longer with us: My youngest sister Valerie who passed away at the age of 33 from multi-organ failure. She was diagnosed with lupus the year before I left Detroit and she did not stay on her medicine regimen the way she should have.  My cousin Carl passed away years ago.  I’ll have to do some family digging to find out the year he passed. My father passed away in 1980. I also included relatives on my mother’s side of the family: Her Mother, father, brother, grandmother, great grand mother and brother all passed away.