Monday, July 11, 2011
Tomorrow there will be a memorial service at 10 AM at Faith Mountain Fellowship for my Uncle Gene and his son Billy, who both died this past year. I attended Billy's funeral back in February, and got to see Uncle Gene and his family at that time. Uncle Gene died Memorial Weekend, and the family planned to have a memorial for him in RR later in the summer. Well, it is later in the summer and I will not be able to attend tomorrow's service in RR. Jesse and Mom will be there as will my brother and his wife. Jim, better known as Bimbo, will also be there. I feel like I am missing the party of the year. And it will be a good time, because Uncle Gene's family is full of fun and laughter. Of course, Billy and Gene as well as Aunt Dottie, who went before them, will all be missed. My dad will be missed. But the good times will be remembered. There will be old jeep drivers telling old stories. There will be lots of local folk to add to those stories. I will be thinking of you all. For some reason I want to cuss right now. Probably because Uncle Gene and Dad would do so.
That is Uncle Gene standing on the left, Poochie Washburn in the maroon T-shirt, and Dad with his beard and overalls - pulling in the Fourth of July tug-o-war.