I lost my favorite uncle on Saturday. We knew the end was coming soon, and were amazed that he held on as long as he did. He was married to my mother's youngest sister and had been in my life all my life. Never was there a time when he was not part of me. Now, I'll miss his laughter and his hi-jinks. One more pillar of stability and security that has gone, leaving the family with the necessity of standing on our own just a bit more, without the reassuring knowledge that there was someone to help us when needed. I miss you, Uncle Earl.
Blogland lost one of its stars yesterday. Leontien Van de Laar lost here courageous battle with melanoma and is now in a better place, healed of that scourge. I never met her in person, but her spirit and determination were inspirations to me. They still are. A member of my cyber family is missing and it is as real as though she lived next door.
|FLOWERS FOR LEONTIEN|
I wish you all peace and happiness in this new year.
Y'all take care.