I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before but I have a good bit of extended family in this area. One of my mother's sisters and her husband raised their family in the next little town over. They had 4 daughters, 3 of whom have spent their lives and raised their families here. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of substance abuse in the lives of many of these relatives. I am fond of them and friendly with them, but I am not close with them and do not spend any significant time with them.
Well, about 2 weeks ago SB spotted a flyer which had been posted around town. A 40 year old woman was missing. She is the daughter of one of my first cousins. She was last seen on 6/7/23. Well, since then her body has been found. It is very sad. No word yet on if her death was accidental or if foul play was involved. There is a Go Fund Me to cover her final expenses. I sent $100, so I'm going to transfer it back to myself out of my Gifts sinking fund.