Friday, March 25, 2011

R.I.P. Uncle Dick

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.

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