Realms of Light
Yes, I am crying. Crying for your loss ~ and for my own. My cousin was also decapitated in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver. That was during the week from hell for me. My brother had a near-fatal heart attack and my ex was leaving for greener fields over a septic tank ~ to paraphrase Erma Bombeck. Plus my sister's son had disappeared and neither his or the bodies of his five friends have ever been found. Gosh, life sure can suck at times.
Your description of your brother Mike were so vivid that you brought him to life for your readers. I deeply feel your pain and loss. When we lose someone ~ especially so tragically, so senselessly, there is anger added to the sea of swirling emotions.
Marge, I am wrapping my arms around you and giving you one of my tissues (a fresh one!)