This has not been a good week. We learned that a family friend in Florida, who was only 36, apparently killed himself earlier this month. He was an incredibly happy person who didn't show any signs of being troubled, but police say he lit his car on fire, then shot himself. It's rather suspect.
Also this week, a local friend was taking his annual vacation in Thailand when he received a call from his son, telling him to come home. His 29-year-old daughter had died in her sleep on the family couch, possibly from an accidental overdose of psych meds. She left behind a 7-year-old daughter. When our friend returned home, his son disappeared; since he has a recent history of drug addiction, it's assumed he's on a binge. We'll be going to the funeral on Sunday.
Update: The son showed up sometime on Friday and seems to be OK, other than being devastated over his sister's death. I think they were very close.
The little girl doesn't seem to have totally grasped what happened yet. She just knows that her mom went to sleep and never woke up.
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