Update from my Uncle Brad 
Monday, March 12, 2012 at 04:49PM
Catherine Porter


The photo above was taken outside the family home in Glendale, as pictured in the photos in the earlier post. In the photo stands my grandfather Brad Keeler, my grandmother Catherine, who is presumably pregnant with my mom, Heather, and my uncles Brad (firstborn and namesake, right side, his mom's around him) and Patrick (who died of a heart attack at the age of 36). 

I've just received word from my Uncle Brad, via a letter from his wife, my aunt Sharon, that some of my facts are incorrect. Just goes to show how family fable can and does go awry sometimes!

I have made a couple of corrections to my previous post, but in short:

1.) Brad Keeler never had a glass eye, though I assume (?) that he did lose functioning in one of his eyes after an incident with a car while working at this father's gas station in Glendale; and

2.) He did not die after working in the yard of the Laguna Beach home he and his family were renting, but in a hotel in Los Angeles while overnighting there with his Grandma Catherine. Also, he apparently had a heart condition that required that he maintain a rice diet, so will have to learn more!

I am now curious which hotel, and what kind of heart condition.

Watch this space for further updates!

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