This was one of the early photos I took of Mike in his group home.
Dad was always trying to get Mike’s attention. My older brother Mike wouldn’t give it. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Dad was heartbroken, but he never stopped trying.
This is the photograph that inspired the watercolor above.
I went to one of Mike’s Christmas parties once. It was at the Elks Club. Mike wore a nice jacket. He needs a bit of help to get some snacks.