The Complete and Total Loser's mother died October 25 of this year. His father, though old, was in pretty good health, died December 15, just 52 days later. The Loser never married or had a family of his own, so he is alone, rattling around in their house doing paperwork at his older brothers' command. He's feeling a little self pity these days, which is natural, he guesses. Sometimes he thinks no one he knows has lost more than he has in 2011. Then he thinks of how dumb he is. The answer is obvious.
|The Loser's parents in the very early 1950s.|