Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oh, Brother or life such as it is

I have no good tile for this post and thought about posting something earlier today and yet- I needed my brother to say it first.
As many of you know my oldest brother Jay has written many wonderful article on NC pottery.
He is a lawyer by trade, a potter for fun, a fisherman and a person who enjoys life and all it has to offer.
Jay has been battling cancer for awhile now.
Through all of the ups and downs - the good days and the bad he has continued to be a husband, son, father and brother. He has called me often, emailed me and we have enjoyed many conversations on growing up together and our times on the farm. Our interest in NC pottery gave us another bond and many good hours of conversation.
Jay  was taken to the hospital over the weekend.
Things are not going as well as we all wanted.
So, if you have some time send some good thoughts and wishes.
Better yet post him a note if you have enjoyed his articles and let him know.
He would enjoy hearing from you .






16 comments:

Kim Hines said...

oh i'm sorry to hear this. i'm sending good thoughts his way and hope for the best.

Tracey Broome said...

I was telling one of my good friends about you and your brother just this morning. He is in my thoughts and prayers as well as you! We are planning a little field trip to Seagrove in the next few weeks and you are on our list of places to stop. I'll let you know when we firm up a date! These are two girls from my raku class. Love to your brother xoxo

Hollis Engley said...

We're hoping for things to go well for Jay. All good thoughts going his way.

Judy Shreve said...

Oh Meredith -- it's tough when a sibling has cancer. I've been through it. I'm sending good thoughts to both of you. Your brother sounds so interesting - I wish I knew him. What a great family you have & I'm sure you will support each other and him through this. My prayers are with all of you.

Patricia Griffin said...

I'm sorry Meredith. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Linda Starr said...

So sorry about your brother; I enjoy his posts immensely and have just come here from his blog. My thoughts are with you and your family.

cookingwithgas said...

Thank you all- this is going to be one hard walk for all of us.
Take a trip over when you have time and read his stuff on NC pottery.
Tracey- come on by anytime!

Mr. Young's Art said...

In our thoughts and prayers here on the other side of the world.

Bulldog Pottery said...

Our thoughts are with you and your family Meredith and Mark. We hope Jay recovers soon so he can come back home.

Laurie said...

I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen Mecca said...

My thoughts are with you Meredith. What wonderful photos!

Alex Solla said...

Nancy and I are sending thoughts your brother's way. Here's to his recovery!

JLK Jewelry said...

Thinking about Jay and you and Mark both. I hope that things turn around for him. Special people should stay around for a long time.

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks again all for you thoughts.
Jay is heading home today.
I will keep you posted as well as I can

Cynthia said...

I'm so sorry to read about your brother's battle with cancer. I will be sending good thoughts your way. The photos are great - especially the last vintage one!

jimgottuso said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your brother's illness. my thoughts are with you and i hope things get better. i can tell by the pics of you all dancing that how you described him is accurate.