My Dear Uncle
Monday, July 14, 2008
Today Sunday July 13th i received a call in the am and found out that a very kind sweet gentle soul of a man my Uncle Elmer had passed from this life. I loved him very very much and i still do he will always hold a special place in my heart and i will miss him very much but i will still be able to visit him often in my memories that he left with me. I did not shed tears for any tears shed would have been for my own benefit not his for i know that he is at peace now and that his suffering is over and that he has now the long peaceful sleep that he longed for. I know he would want to be remembered for the life he had and all he did not for the last days of suffering he had here on this earth. So i can smile and chuckle when i think of him and the fun times that were had and they seem just like yesterday. He had a very good life, he use to love to fish, hunt and travel the world, and i will always remember the stories he told me of the days gone by and his trips, he was a veteran and an educated man that was my friend as well as my uncle. He and his dear wife Aunt Janie who passed 8 years ago gave me a book when i was a very young child that i still have to this day and that book gave me the love of books and the wonderful places that the words in books can take a person. I heard my first Opera with my Uncle and Aunt and found out it is awesome form of music that can be enjoyed with some understanding as well as what reading or doing a crossword can be much more fun and relaxing than just setting in front of a tv. His laughter was a very happy one but the most i ever seen him laugh was when i talked him into taking me shopping and him trying to hurry up my shopping trip by him bringing me clothes that were way to small for me telling me how nice i would look in what he picked out. I just know he was not comfortable in that big lady's shop helping me pick out a blouse but he did a wonderful job and i loved that shopping trip having him there helping me pick out clothes that would have looked great on a woman 30 years older than me it was a blast i still laugh at how cute he would look holding up a blouse and how he would tell me men are not cute..lol So my life goes on till one day i will also join my dear Uncle along with my Daddy and all of the others i have seen go before me. Life is short so if you are reading this enjoy your life and when you lose a dear loved one know that by going on with your life and keeping the good memories you had of those who passed would make them happy for that is what a loved one would want you to do enjoy your life to its fullest.