Moving On Too Soon - Thomas Watson Piper
By Aunt_HeatherPiper on May 13, 2014
Death is a distant rumor to the young. ~Andrew A. Rooney
March 12, 2001 - May 9, 2014
Death is not an easy part of life, however there are some circumstances, which are harder than others. This one is truly heartbreaking. I want to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to Thomas' family and friends.
My cousin Thomas Watson Piper was killed in a car accident on Friday, May 9th. I don't know much about the details, but like my mom says, "It doesn't change anything anyway."
Stepping back to understand how we're related, since there are so many Piper's, here is a very brief general outline of our family tree. My pap (Walter Piper) had a brother, Merle Piper, my uncle. Again there are a lot of other siblings but I'm just tracing one line down. His wife was my Aunt Mary and among all the kids, they had Richard, who later married Eileen. They had a son, Aaron Piper, who in turn had a son Thomas Piper.
Unfortunately, with such a large family we each get lost in the shuffle, or in Thomas' case, live out of state in North Carolina. I never really had the opportunity to get to know my little cousin, but regardless he is still family. Perhaps over the years I met him, but I am saddened to say, I truly don't remember.
Again not knowing a lot about this young man, I can say for certain he was loved and seemed like a pretty good kid. Following Aaron's Facebook posts helped to keep me in the know with my distant relatives.
It's true, I did...
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