Two Hospitals Is Two Too Many

Raw unedited excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral, about the unauthorized untimely death of Dave Linane. As always I appreciate your comments and shared stories of your loved ones lost. If you are new to this blog consider clicking on the link About Dave above to figure out what in the hell is going … Continue reading Two Hospitals Is Two Too Many

Heavy Metal Adventures

Raw excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. I hope you are enjoying reading these chapter essays as much as I am enjoying hearing stories of the shenanigans of the lives of your loved ones. Thank you for all your comments and helping me keep laughing. XO Brian was the first among their friends to … Continue reading Heavy Metal Adventures

Brian and Dave, The Milestones

Raw and unedited excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral, the celebration of Dave Linane's life one ridiculous story at a time. If you are new to Dave, me, or need to catch up, click the links above to read ABOUT Dave or scroll down to the beginning of the book or wherever you may … Continue reading Brian and Dave, The Milestones

The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time 1973

Excerpt from the upcoming biography, Viking Funeral. Thank you for all your comments and love. Scroll down to start from the beginning around March 13. Or click here to read about Dave Right before high school graduation Brian and Dave were out in the world on a Saturday afternoon. They were down the street from … Continue reading The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time 1973

1970 Practical Jokers  

This chapter essay is from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Scroll down in the blog to read in the chapters in order beginning March 13. XO M Speaking of streetlight rules, my older siblings were allowed to trick or treat on their own. I am not sure what age they reached when they were allowed … Continue reading 1970 Practical Jokers  

Brian Spoke Next

Chapter essay from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Scroll down to March 13 for the first post to read in order. XO M Brian stood comfortably at the podium. The bonfire was roaring at this point. He started by outlining Dave’s many accomplishments much like a coach would give a motivational speech. "Dave was an … Continue reading Brian Spoke Next

Linda Spoke…

Unedited excerpts from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Thank you for reading any or all of this blog. Scroll down to read chapters in order. XO M The backyard of my parents’ house besides being the location of many parties over the years was also a very lovely, lush private space with roses and other … Continue reading Linda Spoke…

Context, Contact, Announcements in the Background

Unedited excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Thank you for reading this far, for all your encouragement, comments, love! Scroll down to read previous chapters. Catching up today for four weeks of hiatus. XO M If real estate has the mantra of Location, Location, Location, I am going to theorize that a biography and … Continue reading Context, Contact, Announcements in the Background

Rancho Los Amigos 1974-75

Unedited excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Scroll down for previous chapters. Thank you all for reading this far, for all your comments, and for letting me drop all these words on the world of you. XO M At some point about a year after being in the hospital, Dave had made as much … Continue reading Rancho Los Amigos 1974-75

1973-74 Wing 700

Raw, unedited excerpt from the upcoming book Viking Funeral. Scroll down to read previous chapters. Thank you all for your love and support. I love and adore you all. XO M Back at the hospital, After Dave was stabilized, he was moved from the Intensive Care Unit to Wing 700. He was the shining star … Continue reading 1973-74 Wing 700