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Sunday, November 6, 2011

RIP Millie Brown

Millie Brown

I heard just this morning that an old and dear friend passed away, and Millie Brown, may you rest in peace. I regret to say that I don't have a single photo* of Millie that I've been able to put my hands on, which in many ways I find strange.

Millie, you see, was right there when Hell's Creations MC was starting up, back in the late 60's-early 70's. Millie was one of the (much) younger girls that would show up at our clubhouse, and for the low, low price of a pat on the ass, was welcomed to the party which was always going on. No one I can remember anyway.... was really sure who Millie was actually dating, but she was always there!

I remember that smiling face clearly, and Millie was such a cool lady to have around. There was never a dull moment in the club, and certainly not with Millie around.

Time passes.....

I drifted away from the crowd in later years, and Millie did as well, each of us going our separate ways. I last saw Millie at Crazy Steve's funeral about 3 years ago (Has it really been that long?).

Now there's another funeral....hers. Millie will be missed. She's survived by her daughter Melissa.

RIP Millie Brown.....

A footnote or two: Since I couldn't find a photo of Millie, I included one of a few of the old HCMC crew, taken near Glen Burnie, Maryland in 1968. She's not in the photo (neither am I...I took it!), but I'll bet she's in the background someplace, laughing and having fun. Secondly, I broke a Southern Comfort "rule" in this post, using Millie's last name, something I rarely do. I figured it might help others remember her as fondly as I do.

*Thankfully a family member posted a group photo this afternoon, and I edited the original to get this shot of Millie...