Quoting Minion:" I'm sorry. how did he die?"
He died from inhaling air freshener. But it wasn't he died huffing at home. I had looked for him. And couldn't find him the night before he died. Some point after that he went to the back of the apts with one of his friends. And when they were both heading home, his friend was gone already- my brother collapsed and died outside our living room window, but we weren't able to see him there because of a big tree. And I had gone to school the next morning... nobody found him until around lunch time. And it wasn't an adult. It was a 4 year old. He kept telling his mom and older sister, but it took them 2 hours to go look at what he was saying. Michael's sleeping in the grass. And then she (his older sister and my good friend) ran up to my mom screaming Michael's dead. He had died sometime between 11 and 1 the night before, so he there was nothing anyone could have done to save him by that time. Anyway- sorry for the book. I really miss him and I wasn't expecting that conversation over dinner tonight. It makes me so sad. He was a wonderful uncle to our nieces. And he would just love the boys and skating with them. No doubt about it. And he was my "little- big brother" because although he was only 13 and I was 16, he had outgrown me by about a foot. He would lean on me and say, Ang you are the best arm rest ever. He was full of life, love, joy. The funniest guy ever. He also had ADHD and was a spaz, so before my mom started home schooling him- he'd get kicked out of the classroom and it would piss the teachers off, because they would say it made their job harder, trying to discipline him while h was making them laugh and then the other kids wouldn't be easy to settle down. Several of his teachers came to his service and spoke. And a few police officers he had made friends with as a kid and would call to talk to them on the phone lol He was such a big personality and cared about everyone. The funeral home was forced to open the overflow rooms and even after they reached capacity there were people outside.