Hey all, I've got a bit of a problem and I was wondering if anybody around here had anything insightful to offer. Basically, my brother, whom I was very close to, passed away about a week ago at a little over 15 years old. While certainly sudden and tragic, I'd much rather not discuss that here. The problem comes in that I've been asked to give a short speech or talk on my brother at a memorial service that a hell of a lot of his friends, family friends, teachers, people that he knew, etc. will be attending. Now ordinarily, I love public speaking and speechwriting and I jump all over the opportunity to talk in public, but this is a bit of a different scenario. I am absolutely at a loss as to what to talk about or say for him, and I'm desperate for any advice that I can find. A big part of the difficulty is that its coming up this Saturday and I've barely got time to write anything up, along with being able to be detached enough to write something good. I'm also not really sure about what's appropriate or socially acceptable in these kinds of scenarios with regards to writing style, what to say and what to avoid, etc. If anybody has been in a similar scenario or has some suggestions as to how to tackle this, I'd greatly appreciate it.