Tuesday, July 15

RIP, Uncle Skip


My heart is heavy today.

 

I got a message that my husband’s uncle Skip passed away last night. My husband has a large family. His mom has 12 brothers and sisters and his dad 7. Out of them all, Uncle Skip was special to me. He always had a joke, a smile and a kind word.

 

When I published my first book, one of the first people to make a fuss about it was Uncle Skip. At this family picnic he embarrassed me to death, wanting to know which one of my books was “raciest”.  Right there, in front of everyone, he downloaded it on his Kindle. A few days ago, my MIL told me his wife Mildred was reading one of my books to him in the hospital.

 

But my love for Uncle Skip has nothing to do with my books. He could have read them all, or none, and I would love him the same. I love you, and I’ll miss you dearly.

 


22 comments:

  1. Sorry about your loss, D'Ann. He sounds like a wonderful man.

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  2. My deepest condolences for your family's loss, D'Ann. I agree, he sounds like a blessing.

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  3. Oh D'Ann, I feel for you and your family. How lovely he sounds. Keep him in your heart. Hugs

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  4. Aw, D'Ann. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm happy you had him in your life--and now you have all the wonderful memories.
    I love you.

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  5. I'm so sorry D'Ann. It's hard to lose a loved one.

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  6. So sorry for your loss, girlfriend. Hold tight to those memories. :-)

    Cher

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  7. I'm sorry about your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man and I'm so glad you have such amazing memories of him. :)

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  8. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one D'Ann. I'm sure your uncle is smiling down on you from heaven.

    Sherry

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  9. So sorry to hear about this, D'Ann. I'm glad he was your fan and that he believed in you. He sounds like a special man. How wonderful that you were able to know him in this life. :)

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  10. Uncles are awesome. My condolences.

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  11. So sorry to hear about your loss, D'Ann. He will be missed.So special that he was such a fan! I had an uncle very similar to what your Uncle Skip sounds like, and I still remember the neat things he said and did.

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  12. Sorry about the loss in your family! Your uncle was obviously a very caring person.

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss, D'Ann, he sounds like an amazing and wonderful man. Hold tight to those good memories.

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  14. Deepest condolonces. He sounds like he was a wonderful human being and relative. Keep his memory stored in your heart.

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  15. So sorry for your loss, D, but I'm glad you have those memories.

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  16. So sorry to hear about your uncle's passing. It sounds like everyone should have an Uncle Skip.

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  17. Sorry for your loss, D'Ann. hang on to all the wonderful memories of your Uncle Skip

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  18. D, How sad for you that he is gone, how wonderful for him that he will be missed. What a blessing to have lived a life that others care is over. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Sia

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  19. So sorry for your loss. RIP Uncle Skip.

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  20. Sorry for your loss. He sounded like a fun and special man.

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  21. So sorry for your loss. I love that he found pleasure in reading your books---that's so sweet. What a great guy!

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