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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sad News

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my uncle over the past few days... sadly, he passed this morning. I found one of my favorite pictures of him with Madison when she was about 11 months old:



I'm pretty sure uncle John is where I got my matter-of-fact attitude; he never held the punches but you always knew exactly how he felt about you. He was always there when you needed him and family meant everything - and he could tell the best jokes! I'll be heading to Minneapolis on Monday. I haven't been there since 1984, it's too bad this is what it took to get me back there...

So go tell someone a good joke for my uncle John, that's exactly what he'd want.

10 comments:

New White Keds said...

My heart is with you and if you need anything, Ken and I are merely a phone call away.

Did you hear the one about the traveling salesman??? LOL

Travel safely and Godspeed...

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

I'm sorry, Lora. I'll be thinking of you. I only know one joke, I'll dedicate it to Uncle John:

What did the fish say when it hit the wall?

"Dam!"

Teri said...

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. If you need someone to help out and watch Madison or anything, Jacob and I will be glad to lend a helping hand.

Heather said...

Condolences on the passing of your beloved uncle.

LoraLoo said...

Amy: Thank you, and I know what you can do for me... do all the Cowboys smack talk I would be doing if I were there for the game on Monday. :)

Barbara: Thank you, and LOL on the joke!

Teri: Thanks so much for the offer to help!! My in-laws are going to help Karl out while I'm gone, I'm taking the trip by myself.

Heather: Thank you. :)

Molie said...

Sorry for your loss Lora.
Have a safe trip to MN.

*s* said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. You and your family are in my thoughts. Have a safe trip.

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Looks like a friendly fella! All my prayers to you, my friend.

A three legged dog bursts into a saloon and says, "I'm lookin' for the man who shot my paw."

Vegas Princess said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Why don't they play poker in the jungle?

Too many cheetahs.

An80sNut said...

My heart goes out to you and the family right now. Yes, I'm sure you have plenty of people to call on but if you need a good laugh, I can always find something irreverent enough to get a smile out of you.