Dad was scheduled to go to the Antarctica on the Essex. When he originally told us about it, he mentioned he would bring me a penguin.
Never tell a second-grade boy that you will bring him a penguin unless you mean it. FYI
Since Mom was pregnant, Dad stayed home instead of going on the trip to Antarctica on the Essex. Instead of a penguin, I got another little brother.
|Tim is the one smiling in the background.|
I'm brokenhearted again. Right now, I'd trade all the penguins in the world to get my little brother back.
Life was too hard for Tim to bear and he died today of a broken heart. He left broken hearts behind.
In some ways, Tim was the best of my Mother's sons.