My Brother Bill – Jim’s memories of his older brother, Bill


Today I am reminded of that famous soliloquy from Carousel called “My Boy Bill”: a proud father going on about his son.

I got a call this morning from my nieces Kelly and Suzie. Their father (and my brother) Bill died this morning. I am very saddened by this news and I don’t know how best to express my feelings other than to write my memories of my brother Bill. He is the first of the Self-­siblings to die. It affects me greatly-­-­as I am sure it does Barb and Joe. He was 78.

This memoir is strictly my feelings and experiences and I hope my facts are accurate. His life was so much more than I saw from afar.

For many reasons our family was spread out all over the country...

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