, lifelong members of our church, are two German bachelor farmers. Leonard is pretty simple. Hilda, their mother, made Erv promise to take care of his younger brother. so he never married. He was in his upper 70s, I believe.
A few weeks ago, Leonard was driving the tractor, bailing hay, and Erv was on the hay rack. Pulling on a bale, the string broke and Erv lost his balance and fell off the rack and landed on his back, breaking his neck.
Erv was in the hospital on life support. He eventually gained consciousness and some accounts said he got some feeling back in his hands and feet; however efforts to wean him off the ventilator didn't work.
The night before last, Erv passed on to Glory.
Leonard not so much! He is staying on the farm by himself for the moment, but that can't last. Ladies are bringing in food for sure, but he needs supervision. It remains to be seen how this plays out.