When J came home about an hour ago, she saw the newly discovered Teddy Bear.

“Dan gave that to my mother for her birthday one year.”

J’s mother, Lola passed away on 26 December 2009, St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day). She was 92.

Dan, her brother died this year on 29 March. He died of ALS, a result of combat service in Viet Nam. (Maybe from Agent Orange exposure,but the government doesn’t out right admit it.)

Now this bear is even more important, I suspect. Dan’s time in Viet Nam was in 1968-69, when J was around fourteen.

He came back alive, only to die from war nearly fifty years later.

We’ll see where this goes.