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16 Years! RIP Uncle

January 23rd, 2021 at 06:38 pm

I'm a few days late, but on the 19th, it marked 16 years since I posted my first blog on this site.

My life now is certainly different from back then. Different in good ways, and in sad ways.

One recent change is the passing of my Uncle J from Covid. He was 73 - just 3 1/2 years younger than what my dad would have been. I feel for my grandma - having lost two husbands and now two sons.

Uncle J officiated at my wedding (almost 5 years ago!) He tried so hard to bring my dad "with" him - used a pair of his shoes, his suit, his tie and his Bible. That will always be a special memory for me.

Uncle J and Aunt J never had kids. They devoted their lives to missionary work - mostly in the middle east. Uncle J had just led a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, when he came back to the US, and visited a grieving friend over Christmas ... where he caught Covid.

At some point there's going to be a zoom memorial service, but I don't know when. It's so strange not making plans to go be there in person.

9 Responses to “16 Years! RIP Uncle”

  1. terri77 Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. This virus has taken too many, too soon.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry, Laura. He sounds like a loving uncle.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Frown

  4. Wink Says:

    I'm very sorry for your loss Laura. He sounds like he was a very special person.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I too am sorry for your loss.

    16 years!? WOW!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    I'm very sorry for your loss of your uncle.

    Happy blog anniversary!

  7. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone.

    Uncle J was a special person.

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very sorry for your loss, thoughts are with you {{hugs}}

  9. Baroque Says:

    I'm so sorry. That is very hard to hear; but celebrating your blogging journey! I remember when you were a librarian back on the indian reservation run by Catholic nuns (I think!).

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