In March of 2012 I posted a blog about a visit to a prison near Bryan, Texas to see my “baby” brother. At the time we were hopeful he would soon be considered for release after serving time for a DUI conviction. If you’d like to read (or reread) it, the article is here:
I thought this would be a good time to post a brief update. A couple of weeks ago most of my extended family gathered for Thanksgiving. This is our time to get together each year. We’re all pretty scattered during the Christmas holidays. This year my brother Larry was able to join us for the first time in quite a while. I am very pleased to say he was released last year. After spending a required period in a halfway house, riding to odd part time jobs on my son’s old bicycle, he now is back working as a pipe fitter in the Beaumont area oil refineries and has an apartment he calls home. It was a tough time to get back out there, but in spite of his troubles, Larry has always had a good reputation as a hard worker. It was great to see his smiling face at Thanksgiving.
Hopefully Larry has turned a corner. As he will tell you, “It’s all about living one day at a time.”
Norm Brown is the author of the suspense novel Carpet Ride, published by Secondwind Publishing, LLC.