My cousin, who I haven’t seen in a long, long time found my blog today. He left a comment.
Oddly enough, just hours later his father, my uncle, passed away. He was 84, and it sounds like it was about as peaceful an ending as one could hope for.
I have reconnected with my cousin and lost connection with my Uncle today. Bittersweet, to say the least.
My Uncle was an interesting guy – he was always willing to talk to us kids, even if the “grown-ups” were having fun in the other room. And he rarely talked to me like I was a kid – he talked to me like I was a human being – and I think I learned something from that. At least I like to think I did.
Find peace, Uncle. You were a decent man.