Kind Of A Strange Story…

So, I get a message from my youngest daughter (whom I don’t have much contact with):

"did your sister from Los Angeles ever get ahold of you to tell you about your brother?"

I write back and say "no." and get:

ok – so this might sound as crazy to you now as it did me at the time and you should know.

< ?xml:namespace prefix = o />About 2 1/2 – 3 years ago i get a call out of the blue from a Hispanic lady down in LA. At the time, the phone was in Stans name when he lived with me. She said she was looking for her long lost brother Stan King. I said my brothers name is Stan King and she said he would be in his fifties and so i told her my dad’s name is Stan King. She asked if you’re brothers names were Anthony and George and I said i think so and then she flipped out happy. She said she was your sister. From what I thought, i thought your sister had passed away at a young age right? I told her she couldnt be your sister.

She said she was the offspring resulting from an affair that your father had. Here’s the weird part. She said that he had an affair with her Hispanic mother and shortly after joined the KKK and booted her mother and their children out of town so no one would find out he had Mexican kids and she never saw him since. She wanted to get ahold of you to let you know that your brother had passed away. Please forgive me because I don’t remember which one she was talking about and I didnt keep her name or number because i was a little freaked out. I don’t know if she said George or maybe one of her siblings. I’m sorry, i don’t remember but i thought you should know and you can investigate if you’d like.

So, it’s Internet Search Time! And guess what? After several misdirections I Found My Little Sister Mina! Too cool. Of course, I didn’t know that until she called me back after leaving a couple dozen messages at different Mina’s. I’d swear the last time I saw her was when she was 6 but she claims I saw her when she was about 18. I have absolutely no remembrance of that. She just turned 45 (she can’t be that old!) and has almost half a dozen kids of her own. Cool!

So, we talked for a couple of hours getting caught up. Turns out my brother Tommy died about 3 years ago from medical complications and/or Epilepsy. I can’t really miss him any more than I already have as I haven’t seen nor heard from him in about 10 years. Sorry he’s gone but there’s not much I can do about it.

Now to try to find my brother George. Haven’t seen him since 88 and haven’t heard from him at all since 92 when our Mom died. Last I heard he was living down Denver, Colorado way…

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