Sunday, February 14, 2016

Week 8, 2-14-2016


Tiki July 25, 1997 - January 24, 2016


Charles Joseph (Sonny) Brannock

His mother nicknamed him Sonny, but it could have been spelled Sunny, because he brought sunshine to the lives of many.   Born in Springfield, MO, June 8, 1944, he graduated from Central High, joined the Air Force, returned to put down roots and rarely left the area.
    
Working in the automotive industry in one phase or another all his life, he made many friends who shared his love for cars.  He could repair them, rebuild their engines, do the machine work, or put together a kit car, and was always willing to help a friend with his/her car or any other problem.

The auto accident occurred on January 29, 2016, and he made his transition on February 9, 2016.  His parents were Leonard Brannock and Lorene (Miller) Brannock Johnson.  He leaves many happy memories with his sons, Ron and Kelly, his granddaughter Adriana, his brothers Dan, Jim, and Bill, his sister Patsy, his sister-in-law Becky, his “chosen” brother Peter, nieces and nephews scattered from Georgia to California, his dog Bob, his other “family” in Greenfield, and numerous friends and neighbors who worked and played with him.

Thank You to all who came to the hospital to visit Sonny and offer comfort and aid to family members, and a Well Done to all the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Mercy for their excellent medical skills and the patience and compassion shown family and friends.

A private gathering will be held by his family and his ashes scattered over his property, which he called “Sonnyville”, because he loved every inch of it.  If a memorial is planned at a later date, friends will be notified by emails or phone calls.

The photo was taken at company play day.

MY BLOG WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK

In the meantime, let's pick up where we left off - Everyday:

Drink tea - eat apples - eat a green leafy vegetable - eat a yellow or orange vegetable or fruit.

Do some form of exercise five times a week.

I've seen first hand how life can change in an instant.  Enjoy every day, laugh often, be grateful, tell your family and friends that you love them, help those who need you.





12 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. Yes, life changes in an instant.
    The joy in your brother's smile as he rides across the grass says a lot about how he felt about life, from the sound of it.

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    1. Thank you for caring. I just spent the day reading all the Five on Friday blogs from 2-12, and feeling the connection you all have for one another. You've connected with me with your comment, and I can't thank you enough. I live alone and losing my kitty and my brother within two weeks has been very difficult. I know life goes on, and I'm just grateful for all the memories.

      Now to work! I want my blog (new for me) to be worthwhile and maybe bring some enjoyment to others.

      I'll be checking on the Five on Friday next week. It's one of the highlights of my week.

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  2. Dear Patty, I'm so sorry for the lose of your Tiki and your dear brother. Glad you had such a good relationship with your brother. May God comfort you and your family and friends in this time of grief...

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I know that time dims the pain and leaves us with the good memories, but getting from here to there is very difficult. It's a time to stay very busy, so I'll have a long blog on Sunday.

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  3. Hi Patsy, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. I am so sad to hear of your brother's passing. I'm sure he is in a better place and may you be comforted during this time. My heart also goes out to you for little Tiki. Wishing you the best during this time, Pat xx

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    1. Tiki was my sidekick, my little cat woman, my baby girl. My brother was one of my best friends. I'm the big sister, so I knew him all his life. A double whammy, but now I must concentrate on all the love and memories they gave me and be grateful for the time we had together.

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  4. This is a beautiful tribute to a man you obviously loved a lot and who spread joy wherever he went. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are soon able to pick up the pieces and remember all the great times with the rest of your family.

    Blessings,
    Diana

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    1. When we talked on the phone Thursday night before his accident on Friday, I told him, "Good night, I love you". His last words to be were "I love you, too". For that I'll always be grateful. We fought like the dickens growing up, but as adults, we were best friends. Life goes on, but it won't be the same. There will always be a hole in the fabric of our family. Thank you for your kind words and also your blessings.

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  5. Dear Patsy. I'm so sorry that you've lost Tiki which is hard as I well know from losing our own kitty. You are going through a difficult time with the loss of your dear brother. You have written a beautiful tribute and
    he must have been a lovely man who will be much missed by you, your family and friends. Praying you will be comforted by the memories and the thought that you were able to show and speak of your love for one another to the last.
    I will keep in touch and I will bookmark your blog as you only have email link, which I don't use. Perhaps you'll join in the Five on Friday link-up if you feel able? It's a lovely community of bloggers. God bless.


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    1. Thank you, Linda, for your sweet message. I know that time heals, but so do all the wonderful comments I've been receiving from the Five On Friday family.

      I'd love to join in, but I'm new at this, and haven't figured it out yet. I couldn't even post comments until I started my own blog. I'll get there. I learned how to set up my blog (still haven't figured out how to put my three photos on my header) by using an online class from my library. No interaction with a teacher, but a very good learn-it-yourself Gale Course. I'd love to share in the future, because though I started my blog as motivation to get me off the couch, connecting with other bloggers has made me realize that we have a bigger neighborhood today. Now our neighbors are all around the world. We don't talk over the back fence anymore, but from our desks and through our fingers. And I love it. If you're old enough, you remember the days of a pen pal with pen and ink. Now we can have LOTS of pen pals with our computers. Lucky us!

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    2. Glad that you have been able to connect with other bloggers through Five on Friday link-up and it has been a comfort to receive messages of sympathy and good thoughts towards you and your family at this time. I'm glad that you have the support of a community of friends nearby.
      Being able to post comments is a start with blogging connections. I've had to learn all the aspects of blogging on my own as my husband doesn't use the computer and I get by somehow. It's the interaction that interests me so I try and keep things simple when I can get on the computer. I will put your blogspot address on my google reader which is how I know if someone has written anything new and then I will know if you've posted something new. I love writing to folk across the world, but eyesight makes me slow these days. Typing on a large keyboard is easier. Every blessing and thinking of you, Linda :)

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    3. I hope you'll like my blog, Linda. It has two purposes. One is to get me off the couch and working on my goals - I'm not getting any younger, you know. The other is to motivate others to join me in my goals, especially the ones concerning our health. It's not all health, though, as you'll see from some of my recipes.

      I publish every Sunday and those notified by email receive the message on Monday.

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