Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Uncle

My Uncle, John Kelley, died at age 54 on Friday. He had an extremely rare brain disease that had no cure. My brother and I had planned to visit him last week, but it was impossible because he had been hospitalized. It's unfortunate that I didn't get to say goodbye, but fortunate that I can retain only the best memories of him. He was incredibly caring, always genuinely interested in what I had to say and what was going on with me. He never judged, had a great sense of humor, and I don't think I ever heard him once raise his voice. He was a beautiful man, inside and out, and hopefully he is in a better place.


Shallon said...

oh dwiggy! i'm so sorry! but yes, i'm sure he is in a better place. although spending his life around the Armstrong clan is a pretty great way to spend your earthly years.

love you, chin up lover

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