Day 13 assignment:
Today, tell a story through a series of vignettes (short, episodic scenes or anecdotes) that together read as variations on the same theme.
The following accounts are true. The names have been changed to protect the privacy of the respective families.
I don’t know exactly when, where, or how; all I know for sure is that it was a Labor Day Weekend when Bob’s father died.
John was 29 years old, and horribly out of shape. He was probably carrying close to 300 lbs on his six foot frame. He was a heavy smoker too. Because he needed the work, he took a job reading meters in subdivisions. That meant he had a to walk…a lot. It was Georgia and it was August.
I wonder if those people ever got over seeing John’s body laid out on their lawn. They called 911 and the EMTs resuscitated John and took him to a local hospital. John’s family was notified. The next day John was transferred to another hospital where a brain scan revealed no brain activity. The decision was made to unplug the life support.
It was a Labor Day weekend when John died.
Pete was a volunteer fire fighter and married to John’s younger sister. Two years after John died, Pete was 29 years old. He was driving home, when he was hit head on by a vehicle crossing the center line. The accident just happened to occur in front of the fire station where Pete volunteered. The EMT’s worked desperately to resuscitate their friend, and Pete was transferred to a local hospital. Official notification of the family was not necessary because Pete’s father, Bob, had been following Pete in his own vehicle when the accident happened.
The next day Pete was transferred to a different hospital, and a brain scan revealed no brain activity. The decision was made to unplug the life support.
It was a Labor Day weekend when Bob’s son died.