Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Quiet Goodbye To A Good Man

My grandmother called him "Jimmy." Everyone else called him by his last name, even some of the nurses who cared for him at the end.

This is a photograph of him when he was eighteen, standing on the beach and on the brink of a world war.

He died today, my sweet uncle.

James Gilbert Moose


Phoenix said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell said...

Oh, Cheryl, what a lovely way to remember him...this seems like exactly the kind of tribute he would've wanted, if he ever gave any thought to such things.

Here's to the memory of a wonderful man.

Lois Faye Dyer said...

What a lovely picture of your uncle, Cheryl. And as Laurie said, 'here's to the memory of a wonderful man'. Being remembered with love and affection by those you love must surely be the best of legacies.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for your kind comments. They're very much appreciated.