That quote really hit home as we have had to say our final farewell to a favorite uncle and some very good friends in the past couple months. My Uncle Jim was a character for as long as I knew him. I featured this picture of Jim (on the left) with my Dad, his older brother - by 16 months - in an earlier blog post.
|Uncle Jim on left and my Dad|
I understand he babysat for me when I was a young girl and we were living in Baltimore. How I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to witness a few of those babysitting sessions. He loved hats and was rarely seen without one, and had an eclectic fashion sense that usually paired plaids with stripes.
|At a Pittsburgh Pirates game with Uncle Jim and Aunt Barbara|
Uncle Jim had an intense curiosity that gave him an endless fascination with just about anything and made him one of the best conversationalists I have ever met. I will miss his jaunty walk, sly sense of humor and commentary on the world-at-large.