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Thursday
Aug061998

bittersweet

My brother Jim and his wife Diane died in a car accident five years ago today.
They were on their way to a camping trip with some friends when their car went out of control on the 401 near Woodstock, crossed the median, collided with an oncoming truck. They both died instantly; no one else was hurt. No one really knows exactly why the accident happened. Jim and Diane were both 27 and married just over a year.


One's perspective really changes after something like that. I try not to get stressed out over stuff that ultimately isn't really all that important in the grand scheme of things. I try to embrace life fully and not simply "coast". It really has made a difference in my life.


I can't help but think that Jim would have approved. :-)

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