Andy's body has been returned to the United States. He is in Dover, Delaware.
His funeral should be in the next couple of days. We're having it in our hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, actually...not Texas. It turns out that Andy's two best friends went to the Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens immediately after receiving the news and reserved a burial plot for Andy right next to Dad.
It just occurred to me that I don't have a suitable dress, nothing to wear that would be appropriate for burying my brother. I guess that I shall go shopping, and soon. We have to leave for Indiana in the next few days. I need to go out and find a pretty new black dress, suitable for such an occasion. Just thinking about doing that exhausts me, though. I haven't been able to get out of bed all day. I sleep, or I stare blankly at the chattering television, or I just lie there, staring at the ceiling.
I guess it doesn't matter what I wear. Regardless of what dress I choose, Andy will still be dead.
Copyright 2007, Laura Linger