March 19, 2017, Prescott-
My eldest, and last surviving, paternal uncle has joined his parents, seven of his ten siblings, his soul mate and his daughter, in the Eternal Realm.
I remember the paper airplanes,
for which you won an award,
which you said you needed,
like a hole in the head.
More to your satisfaction,
were the doll houses,
gifts to your own granddaughter,
and to several grandnieces.
They taught the girls to imagine,
to appreciate small detail,
and to know that they were
deeply cherished in a good man’s heart.
The family histories,
so complete, and so informative,
came to us at a time
when too many of your siblings,
and their contemporaries around us,
were winging their flights homeward.
You made your way to Colorado,
and the comfort of your grandchildren,
as a solace for the loss of your beloved Jean.
It was a fine thing to see you there,
in Longmont, and,
It was a blessing,
to see how well
the young folks,
who have dedicated themselves
to the care of their most senior elders,
took you into their hearts,
as you took them into yours.
Farewell, Uncle George,
and may your soul find its rest.
I know my Dad is happy to see you,
as are Grampy, Nana ,
all my beloved paternal aunts, uncles
and Cousin Linda.
The ageless send us
a message of joy,
to soothe our grief.