I got an email from Jim Hardcastle, Calvin’s little brother the other day and I thought I’d share it with you all.
I have been reading this for awhile now and I am positive that it is my big brother that affected you so much. First, you probably didn’t know Cal had a little brother, but he does. I was adopted by our dad about 15 years ago. I enjoy reading these stories about him. It makes me feel good to know that after all these years he is still in your memories. I would love to hear more if you could spare the time.
P.S. The purple and gold was for the Minnesota Vikings. He was a huge fan.
P.P.S. Calvin was moved shortly after his funeral to the cemetery on 7800 South and 1300 West
It’s so nice to hear from you. I didn’t know Calvin had a younger brother. I only knew about his sister because he lived with her. He was pretty tight lipped about his family. In fact, it was rare that he ever talked. I think I was only blessed with what I heard because I was the only one awake at all those parties.
I wish I had more than what I put on my weblog, but every one of my memories went down there. Since I’ve written about him, I feel so much better. It’s like he was able to leave me at peace when I finally told my piece of his life to the world. I wish he had lived longer. He was a funny guy.
Good Luck, Laura Moncur
P.S. Is it okay if I post your email on my weblog so that the rest of the world can hear the rest of the story? Is there anything you’d like to add?
Yes that would be just fine if you posted what I had to say and thank you for reminding me about just how great my big brother was and still is.
Receiving this email made me feel even better about posting my experiences with Calvin here. I am so glad I was able to make a human connection with my memories. Thanks for emailing me, Jim. Sorry you lost your brother when you were so young. We all lost a great friend when Calvin left us.
If you didn’t read the entries I wrote about my old friend, Calvin Hardcastle, you can see them here: