June 3 - The anniversary of the day Tilbert Mersch passed away. Tilbert was like a brother to me and he was my sister's long time significant other. We still miss him all the time - he was one of the good guys.
June 5 - My sister's birthday. She will always be 21 months younger than I. I don't know why my mother always said 18 months (which I took to be gospel for YEARS).
June 6 - Peter Albin's birthday. He still looks like a baby.
June 7 - David Torbert's birthday (1948). Also my parents' wedding anniversary (the same year).
June 12 - David Nelson's birthday (1943).
June 13 - The eighth anniversary of my father's passing. It's still very painful - by all rights, he should still be here. He died 23 years younger than his father was when he died. I thought it was supposed to go the other way. And my dad was always so health conscious - how could he get a brain tumor!
June 13 - Sally Mann's birthday (we don't put years, do we, Sally!). Also, the birthday of Boots the pyrotechnician for the Grateful Dead back in the day.
June 16 - John "Marmaduke" Dawson's birthday.
June 18 - Paul McCartney's birthday. Don't ask why I still care about THAT.
June 18 - this year: two weddings. Heather LeMarr, the daughter of my long time friend Patti, will marry her significant other, Nelson in Los Angeles. And in New York, Patrick Wilson will break a lot of hearts when he marries Dagmara Domincyzk.
June 20 - My mother's birthday. Or more accurately, the anniversary of her birth.
June 23 - My baby, Koukla, will be 8 years old. Seems like only yesterday...