August 28, 2007

Early Morning Call

I get up early. Way early. And for years my family and close friends have known it's usually OK to call.

I'm trying to break them of that habit.

Anyway, this morning my phone rang at 5:30am.

It was Dee, my sister. Not a good sign. Not good at all.

She was crying. Not a good sign. A really BAD sign actually.

My Uncle Larry, my Godfather, died as his kissed his wife of 49 years good night last night. He was in the middle of telling her he loved her.

On my Aunt's birthday.

So this week is not a banner week. Memorable, but not in a good way.

He was a good man. A difficult man, but good. He is loved and will be missed.

God, I hate good byes.......

Posted by Tammi at August 28, 2007 07:31 AM | TrackBack

Tammi, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers... But I have to tell you, the good Lord must love that man; I wish we could all go like that. [sigh]

More {{{Hugs}}}. You're gonna need 'em.

Posted by: pam at August 28, 2007 08:02 AM

Oh, Tammi, I'm so sorry. Hugs from me.

Posted by: sarahk at August 28, 2007 08:37 AM

Tammi, I am so sorry. Know that you, your family, and his family are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at August 28, 2007 08:55 AM

I am so sorry Tammi. I will keep you and y our family in my thoughts.

Posted by: stacy Lee at August 28, 2007 09:45 AM

{{Hugs}} Oh sweetie, I'm so very sorry for everyone on the loss of this man. I hope that your Aunt gets some comfort in his knowing he was loved when the Lord took him home.

You all are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in a difficult time.

Love you very, very much! LA & DH
(and of course puppy kisses from Boo & Darla)

Posted by: Lee Ann at August 28, 2007 10:14 AM

{hugs} you are all in my thoughts, but I'm with Pam. I wish we could all go like that - kissing the one we love, one last time! Think he was still smiling when he got to the pearly gates?

Posted by: oddybobo at August 28, 2007 10:26 AM

Hang in there tammy... Hugs and thoughts from your progressive buddy from the North.

Posted by: Chuck @ Detroit Populist Times at August 28, 2007 10:58 AM


I'm sorry.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at August 28, 2007 11:07 AM

I'm very sorry. Prayers and condolences especially to your aunt.

Posted by: Teresa at August 28, 2007 12:11 PM

Prayers and condolences from my family to yours. Still, there is something to be said for having the last breath of life being spent on "I love you".

Posted by: Peter at August 28, 2007 01:03 PM

Oh dang - that's sad. I am so very sorry. :(

Posted by: Richmond at August 28, 2007 01:28 PM

If they'd been married for 49 years, she definitely already knew he loved her.


Please give my condolences to your family.

Posted by: Sarah at August 28, 2007 04:11 PM


Posted by: _Jon at August 28, 2007 05:39 PM

.... I am terribly sorry for your loss..... and that of the loss which your family took......

... just know that you and yours are in my thoughts..... and I wish you all the best...

Posted by: Eric at August 28, 2007 08:55 PM

Just thinking of you.

Posted by: KTreva at August 28, 2007 09:44 PM

So sorry to hear about your uncle.

Posted by: Jerry at August 29, 2007 03:43 AM

Tammi, sorry to hear about your uncle.

Posted by: Cindy at August 29, 2007 06:37 AM

From our family to yours, our heart felt condolences. Prayers to all.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 29, 2007 08:47 AM

Our condolences to you and your family from me and mine. I sure hope that the last thing on my lips is I Love You to my spouse. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at August 29, 2007 11:59 AM

My most heartfelt condolences to you and your uncle's family.

Posted by: Erica at August 30, 2007 07:27 PM
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