Uncle passed away

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    My last surviving uncle of my grandmother's 18 children passed away this morning. He was 90. He suffered from pignatism his entire life. That's tough when you're a farmer and have to be outdoors al the time. He always wore full clothing, gloves and a face mask even in the heat of the summer. No one expected him to live this long.

    My fondest memory of him was being a little girl when he'd ask me to step on his feet and he'd dance with me. My saddest is when the flood of 1972 came through and literally swept their house downstream a couple of miles. He lost his collection of antique cars, HUGE collection of cookoo clocks and his babies...homing pigeons. They kept trying to come home, but the home was gone.

    Never heard the man utter a bad word. He was always happy.

  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Aw, God Bless him. I'm sorry for your loss, Abbey. Hugs~
  3. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    He sound like a wonderful uncle to have had.

    Sorry for your loss,
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I'm so sorry, Abbey. Your memories of him sound so wonderful -- I hope they help you during this time.

  5. Jungleland

    Jungleland Welcome to my jungle!

    I am so sorry for your loss.
  6. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Sounds like a wonderful Uncle

    I used to love watching the homing pigeons fly above the buildings in SFO. We would go sit on our roof top and watch to see which building they lived at.

    I always thought of it as a symphony without sound....
  7. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Oh Abbey, he sounds like a truly wonderful man. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Abbey. He sounds like a wonderful man.
  9. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm sorry about your uncle. It sounds like you have some really fond memories of him.
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry for your loss. It might be interesting to your children or their children if you write memories like this down, or even say them on audio or visual recordings.

    Sending very gentle hugs. He truly sounds like a wonderful, caring person.
  11. Jena

    Jena New Member

    oh abbey

    i'm so sorry for your loss. it's so nice to have great memories like that though.

  12. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I'm so sorry Abbey. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. Hugs.