To my son Tommy,
You can try diversion. You can try avoidance. You can try denial. You can try alcohol. You can try to fill your entire weekend with something new and different and fun filled like spending it camping for your brother-in-law's 40th, complete with tubing down a lazy river and such. You can try all types of crazy things or techniques...
But none of it will protect you from the sadness of an anniversary of the loss of a loved one. Tommy, you would have made one heck of a big brother. Rest in peace Baby Sal.
Sincerely with love from your dad,