I recall thinking, when news of his near drowning reached me, that his situation had at last, gotten away from him. The moment had finally come where his intemperance had gotten the better of him. Maybe this was the very thing he needed to have happen in order for him to come around. To see things as they were and address matters.
It wasn't until many years passed, until the last ties between us were severed, that my son's misfortune that day at the beach were realized to having hadn't been an accident at all.
|9-12-1873 Buffalo Daily Courier|