I have sad news to report. My Uncle, James Richard "Dick" Kern passed away yesterday. I will attend his funeral tomorrow. It's sad to think that my dad's siblings are almost gone. Uncle Dick was 81 - his 5 older brothers and sister are all dead, only his younger sister is still alive.
This serves as a reminder to talk to our older relatives now - while they are still able to tell us about their families and their experiences growing up. Once they are gone, those memories may be lost.
Of course, I will remember to save his obituary and funeral notice as primary evidence. And, hopefully I can get my aunt to reminisce a little at dinner tomorrow night.