Last week my Dad called from Connecticut to let me know that my Uncle Al (Dad's brother) had died. Uncle Al has been struggling against cancer for some time now. Dad had gone over to his house to stay with him for a while so his wife Pat could go out to do some errands. But a few minutes after Dad's arrival, he suddenly passed away. His funeral service was on Thursday, and he was given military honors (WW2 vet). We will miss him.
- He was very jolly and full of laughter. He liked to tell stories. He could also turn on a dime and talk very seriously about issues of life. And he had some decided opinions on things -- no doubt about where he was coming from.
- I can't remember the context or subject, but he was relating a conversation/debate he'd had with someone. I recall that Uncle Al told the person something to this affect, "Look, the main thing I care about is going to heaven. The rest of the stuff is not as important."
- He loved hamburgers. He was the original Wimpy (refer to old Popeye cartoons for those of you who don't know who that is).
Please pray for Aunt Pat as she deals with the loss of Uncle Al. She has been having her own struggle against cancer for a few years now. She has a pretty spunky and enjoyable personality, as you can probably tell from the picture above. But she really needs the strength of the Lord right now. Please pray that she would know Him.