I remember staying over at his house one night after we went out. I threw up and I don't remember if I cleaned it up but I don't think I did. In those days I was a big prude and very guarded on letting my mind think bad thoughts but I do remember noticing how nice his mom looked in a pair of jeans that morning even in my hung over state. What's weird is that I just did not do that type thinking much...in those days at least. Maybe the better way to put it was I was not 'checking her out' or anything...I just was surprised someone's mom got my attention like that.
Don't laugh at me.
She seemed nice and certainly did not scream at me for the mess on the floor or even show she was holding back any rage. She seemed beautiful and cool to me that morning. I guess that's the only time I ever saw her that I remember at least but it made an impression on me.
I am very sorry for Jay at losing his brother and mother so close together.
I still miss my brother Dirk...maybe more than ever because the longer it goes the more it's 'real' that I will not see him and get to hear his side splitting stories...he was truly a great story teller about the past. A mother and brother in the same year.
I just attempted to send Jay one of those messenger thingies. I guess it went through. I saw Jarrow posting photos of tee shirt of the day. First one was 78 Hoghead and he listed top finishers...it was kinda shocking in a nice way to see that shirt (I think I still have it somewhere) and my name. Jay looks like a cross of several people and he actually looks good in long hair and long beard...not sure if he has that look now. He actually reminds me of a cross between Custer, Bob Dylan and Greg Popovich the San Antonio Spurs NBA coach.
It looked like he was showing off two grandkids...either way they looked great. I need to come up there and see you guys. I'm a real odd duck and you might not be able to stand to be around me more than 5 or 10 minutes but I need to see you guys and Duluth again. I google the town a lot. Just did a couple of days ago. I saw where Mesabi Ave around 5th st or ave was the steepest street in Duluth...odd timing I saw that...of course I knew that from running it...maybe not that exact location but the street in general was a real bear to go up.
Are you and Julie going to do the trip to Haiti again soon?
Jay answered back...unless his account was hacked/cloned like another buddy/rival of mine from the ole running days. Had not heard the term cloned in regards to hacking stuff...hate those guys.
ANYWAY, Jay said both his mom and brother had dementia issues. Sad and chilling to see more and more people from the past and present have personal health and life crises/issues to include death. It's the life cycle, but that doesn't make it any easier.