My oldest brother passed away yesterday afternoon. He lived nearby, but we weren't in regular contact. Apparently he found out about three weeks ago that he had lung cancer, but he didn't tell me or our other brothers. He was never one for saying goodbye or having people crying over him, so I guess he just wanted to go without all that. He hasn't really been the same since Mom died, and I guess she came and took him home with her. Rest in peace, John.