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Posted: 6/22/2003 4:38:33 PM EDT
My Uncle Bob, Passed away this morning from Cancer of the Esophagus. He was 62. He was an 82nd Airborne Vet. When I was growing up there didn't seem like a thing he couldn't do. He liked to hunt, fish, shoot rapids in a canoe, go skiing. He was a bricklayer by trade and did some stone masonry. And he loved to play with my brothers and sisters when we were kids. One time we made a parachute out of a large black plastic trash bag, tied a bunch of yarn to it, and then tied in a Cat on the other end, and parachuted the cat off of a 3 story house. The cat landed safely, but was pissed and tore off, we didn't see the cat for a week. It still had a couple pieces of yarn tied to it. (Note..make sure you cut a small hole in the "chute" for air to pass through...) Towards the end of his life, he had a spiritual awakening, and made his peace with God. Bob lived his entire life, having fun. Probably having some fun up in Heaven right about now. I miss you Bob, but I will see you again. Robert Julian Small Oct. 10, 1940 - June 22, 2003 World's Greatest Uncle. --Murray
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:46:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 4:49:53 PM EDT by Fruit_of_the_Looms]
Murray, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved uncle. He sure sounds like a great man and awesome uncle. I'll send a prayer for you and your family. May God bless you all and comfort you with many fond memories at this sad time.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:01:31 PM EDT
god bless bob, you and your family.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:06:25 PM EDT
Way to young and I am sorry for your loss. May God have mercy on his eternal soul and bring peace everlasting.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:06:44 PM EDT
My condolences. It sounds like he was a great guy, and he obviously made a big impression on your life for you to have cared enough to post it here. Let's hope that we can each do as well.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:11:36 PM EDT
I'm terribly sorry for your loss and your family's loss. [:(]
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:17:58 PM EDT
My condolences. Sorry to see a good man go. Sounds like your uncle had a rich and full life. May he walk beside Jesus. My prayers will be with you.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:19:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:21:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:36:45 PM EDT
Sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:42:25 PM EDT
Murray, I am very sorry to hear about your loss, may God bless his soul and give you and your family the comfort you need.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:47:20 PM EDT
Yeap I had one like that as well, damm the places we went and the things that we did will always bring a smile to my face and when I think about him a tear to my eye. Just like my Uncle Charlie he will always be with you when ever you do something that you both did. And if you ever become a dad or an uncle pass along the fun and memories to those kids. So "Sorry" for your loss.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:48:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 5:48:52 PM EDT by Idah0Bound]
I am sorry for your loss. I lost my 18 year old brother last year, it was the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. You are very lucky to have such a great uncle, he is obvisouly a great humann being and a great American. Be strong and be proud.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 6:07:29 PM EDT
I am sorry for your loss Bostonterrier97. My condolences. ARH
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 11:40:04 PM EDT
My condolences to you and yours.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 12:20:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 12:21:33 AM EDT by Atencio]
Your story makes me realize how old our Viet Nam era Vets and myself are getting. I still visualize the Vets through the eyes of a pre-teen kid. I would have loved to have an Uncle like yours. Prayers to you and your family.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 7:29:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:32:03 AM EDT
[usa] My condolences
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:48:13 AM EDT
Sounds like a hell of a guy. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 11:32:16 AM EDT
I'm terribly sorry for your loss. He sounds like one hell of a man.
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