Thursday, July 29, 2010


I found out yesterday that my Uncle John passed away.

He was my favorite uncle when I was growing up. He was so funny. Affectionate. My sisters and I just adored him.

He used to take my sisters and I fishing and camping. He had a real teepee that he set up, and that is what we would camp in. I remember seeing a centipede run across the frying pan (before it was hot), and thinking it was going to be a long night in the teepee.

I am much more sad than I thought I would be. Mostly, however, I am worried for my grandmother. John was my mother's younger brother. My poor grandmother has lost two of her five children. First, my mom, and now John.

Please keep her in your thoughts.


  1. You are in my thoughts, as well as your grandmother, i am very sorry to hear of your loss. i too have an uncle john (johnny) who is by far my favorite and couldn't imagine anything ever happening to him. i remember being crushed when i thought he was at the trade center on 9/11 (thankfully his meeting was canceled just before the crash)
    take care!!

  2. There's not a word in the English language for a person who has lost their child. I think that's because there aren't any words for it.

    Hang in there.

  3. So, so sorry to hear about your uncle's death. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  4. Oh, how sad. I'm sorry for your loss, and your family's.

  5. Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your grandmother and your whole family are in my thoughts.

  6. Condolences from a stranger across the interwebs ....


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