Comments: M.B.

Our condolences on your loss, Eric. Your post serves as tribute and eulogy to what must have been a Good Man.

"but he was always cheerful, and he made me feel loved... I wish that I had spent more time trying to get to know him..."

Can you ask for a finer way to be remembered? I think not.

Posted by Elisson on November 6, 2011 08:18 PM

While I probably identify more with your combat veterans, he sounds like a hell of a man.

As for getting to know him, the fact that he made you feel loved means you knew the core of him.

And after all, isn't that what we each seek to know about others.

My condolences........ and congratulations... for being part of such a great family.

Posted by kdzu on November 6, 2011 08:22 PM

..... thank you both, gentlemen........ thank you both very much...... and both for different reasons......

Eric

Posted by Eric on November 6, 2011 08:50 PM

Perhaps he was not intimidated but ever grateful for his more peaceful, quiet life.
He sounds like a lovely man in the midst of a loving family.

Sincere condolences to you and yours, Eric.

Posted by Jean on November 7, 2011 09:18 AM

Very sincere condolences on your great uncle's passing. You have portrayed a very admirable man, whom the world is now a bit poorer for letting escape its earthly bosom. I think the true measure of a soul's worth comes after they pass, and there is at least one person who wishes they had spent more time with that loved one. Your uncle sounded like a fine man.

Posted by Erica on November 7, 2011 11:01 AM

God bless, Eric. I'm sorry for your loss. How lovely to feel loved by such a kind and gentle man. (the rest of your family sounds like a blast!)

Posted by Mary on November 9, 2011 11:58 PM

I'm with Ellison. "Can you ask for a finer way to be remembered? I think not."... I hope I live to be worthy of such a tribute. My condolences.

Posted by Lemon Stand on November 11, 2011 08:19 PM