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Goodbye, Uncle Joe

January 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

My Uncle Joe passed away this morning. Last weekend, I had the chance to say goodbye. I’d like to make a special note of gratitude to the nurses who cared for him for so many years, and specifically the one who worked hard to wake him up on Sunday afternoon so that we could say […]

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Goodbye, Uncle Joe

January 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

My uncle is dying. I’m filled with sadness…that more than 65 of his 90 years had to be so hard; guilt… that I couldn’t (or didn’t) do more for him; and a sense of relief and comfort that comes from my faith that he’ll soon be reunited with his beloved brother (my dad) in some […]

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Remembering My Dad and Honoring My Uncle Joe on Veteran’s Day

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today is Veteran’s Day, and I would like to extend a thank you to all of the veterans out there, and remember two in particular. My dad, who passed away almost eight years ago at the age of 87, was a World War II veteran. His younger brother, my Uncle Joe, who celebrated his 90th […]

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Happy Birthday, Uncle Joe

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

My Uncle Joe, my dad’s younger brother, turns 90 this weekend. It will be a bittersweet celebration over at the U.S. Veteran’s Administration hospital in Lyons, New Jersey, because my uncle is a living reminder that our freedom isn’t free. He was shot in the head while serving our country in World War II and […]

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Roxy’s Strange New Thanksgiving and Black Friday Tradition

November 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Looking back on the past two days, this Thanksgiving and Black Friday have been quite relaxing for my family. Instead of trekking over the river and through the woods to Grandmom’s house, since Grandmom is in Bridgeway rehab recovering from a broken pelvis, the four of us stayed at home yesterday and shared a […]

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Veteran’s Day… Never Forget

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Today is Veteran’s Day, and I would like to extend a thank you to all of the veterans out there, and remember two in particular. My dad, who passed away almost seven years ago at the age of 87, was a World War II veteran. His younger brother, my Uncle Joe, also served in World […]

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