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My Uncle Emery

April 23, 2005

My Uncle Emery passed away last week. He was my Aunt Alice's husband. She's one of my aunts who passed away in January. He's the one who let me drive his tractor when I visited Oregon last year.

Uncle Emery loved peanut brittle from See's Candies. He had a dry sense of humor, and I always felt comfortable saying goofy things around him.

There's a nice article about Uncle Emery in the The Oregonian: When there was a need, there was Emery. I'll copy the text in the extended entry in case the article goes away.

I'm so thankful I took the time to visit them last year.

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My Aunt Alice

February 1, 2005

I found a wonderful article about my Aunt Alice. The full text is below, in case the article goes missing later.

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More Family Time Ahead

January 31, 2005

Another of my aunts, Aunt Bea, passed away this weekend. This one was not as unexpected as the last, but still a sad thing. I'll be attending her funeral, and in a strange way it helps ease the weight I feel from missing my Aunt Alice's funeral.

It means more family time and less time to blab on my blog. So again... you all have fun, and I'll talk again when things settle down.

Below left are my Uncle Richard (my Dad's brother) and Aunt Bea on their 38th wedding anniversary. On the right are my Dad's sisters Alice, Mary, and Bonnie (love that big wig!), with me peaking around the back circa 1972. Out of all of them, there's just me and my Aunt Mary left.

Richard, Bea, Alice, Mary, Bonnie and me

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Back from the Wedding

January 30, 2005

Jessica and AdamI got back from the wedding. It was beautiful, and I'll have more pictures later. I don't have any pictures of me in the torture devices, but I might post one of me at the rehearsal dinner.

The weekend was bittersweet as I also found out my Aunt Alice died on January 19th. I didn't hear about it in time to go to the funeral, and that's got me really upset. My Aunt Mary emailed me shortly after it happened, but she sent it to an email address I haven't used in years. We never communicate by email, so I didn't know she had that address.

I found out by piecing together snippets of overheard conversation at the wedding rehearsal. I wasn't going to ask anyone about it because I didn't want to start crying, but my Aunt Mary started telling me something about my Aunt Alice's son, so I asked her if something happened to Aunt Alice. Next thing you know, I'm balling at the rehearsal dinner. If anyone noticed, they were kind enough to leave me alone until I pulled myself together.

Time to unpack and do laundry. I'm back to work tomorrow. I wish the sun would come out. I haven't seen it in days.

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