Monday, June 21, 2010
Another Toy Story
The following email was received in regards to this past Sunday's "Sally Forth" strip. (Click on image above to enlarge said comic). I cannot express how much it means to receive a message such as this. Please note, all names have been removed to protect the author's privacy.
To the cartoonist of Sally Forth’s Sunday comic strip about the game the father received – The “Rock em Sockem Boxers”.
You never know how something a person writes touches another person.
My brother, S., was in the last stages of his life last November battling a brain tumor for four and an half years. As he lay in his hospice bed, sometimes able to communicate and sometimes just laying there sleeping, we tried everything to make his last days comfortable.
My youngest brother remembered how much S. liked that game when he was a kid. He walks into the room with this game and S’s eyes just lit up. He was able to sit up in bed and play this game with S for long periods of time.
My brother passed away December 1, 2009. This is the first Father’s Day that my nephews experienced without their dad. Seeing that cartoon in the paper brought me a mixture of happy and sad memories. I mailed it to my brother today. I’m sure it will remind him too that sometimes the smallest kindness will have the biggest affect on someone.