Life and Death

Tuesday was my birthday. All day long I celebrated life.

Tuesday night I got a phone call. My godfather/uncle had died. He was only 55 years old.

Today is Eugene’s birthday. We celebrated life.

Tonight in Arizona is Uncle Dan’s funeral service for the family. I did not make the trip.

Uncle Dan was likely the first person I ever spoke to on ham radio. When I was very young, Dad in Tennessee would get Dan in Arizona on HF phone and chat. I was too nervous or too shy to talk to Uncle Dan, but Dad could get me to talk to the microphone: “Hi, Mike!” (“Hi, Mic!”)

The last time I saw Uncle Dan was almost three years ago when my mom died. He read from Proverbs 31 during her funeral Mass and was a pallbearer as well.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

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Life and Death — 4 Comments

  1. Happy birthday to you and Eugene. I am glad you celebrated life as it’s too short. Sorry to hear of your loss and so young too. 73’s and take care

  2. So sorry for this loss in your family. Thinking of you all. I remember him reading at your sweet Mother’s funeral.hHappy birthday to Eugene. It is my sweet Angela’s birthday, too. Peace and love to you.

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