I am really sorry to hear that. Good on you for not knocking his ass out, as I am sure a part of you wanted so badly to do. You did the right thing, getting back home to Mrs. 5.0 and the zoo, I am sure the missed you.
Dang Tony... I'm glad your mother made peace and left on all of us on her own terms. I'm glad you were able to be the bigger man and keep your head. I dont know what that would be like as I only have one brother. It would pain me to no end if my only sibling did anything close to resembling that.
We're all here for you.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Sorry for your loss man, my mom passed a way a few years ago as well, and I am still waiting on that service! My Dad's choice though. Sometimes you just have to deal with these things in your own way. Good luck, and my thoughts will be with you.