May 26, 2009:
My younger brother, Tim, bought a Triumph Daytona motorcycle and posted it on Facebook. (View Pic) I was so disturbed I said out loud, "Rest in Peace, Tim". I shouldn't have had such a strong reaction to looking at the picture, as he had owned and ridden a 250cc Kawasaki ZXR when he was 17/18 years old. (View Pic)
He also bought his first suit like I did around the same time, for his new job as lead pilot at MidWest MedFlight. Little did I know that less than three weeks later he would be dead - but not by a motorcycle accident.
A few days later he posted a pic of his new bike on Facebook outside the country store in Hell, MI, entitled, "To HELL and back"! (View Pic) He was living approximately 7 miles from Hell at the time!