Fare thee well Rapso Rebel (1951-1922)
My brother Everard Romany passed away in Sweden. He was known as Brother Shortman, Rapso Rebel, Romany, and many other names. My memory of him is of a protective brother but our paths diverged when I passed common entrance for Holy Name Convent and got the name “bourgeois” and he continued to be on the block.
The relationship drifted further apart because of his years of cocaine addiction, but then entered an angel and he had an opportunity to emigrate to Sweden and change his life. Both his son and daughter benefited from this opportunity.
I am thankful for having had the opportunity to reconnect with him and develop a mutually respectful relationship in his later years.
I will miss you, my brother.