Dear Uncle George,
You passed away a few days ago, in the presence of your loving wife and daughter. Today is your wake, tomorrow your funeral. I like to think you are looking down at your family right now, with loving eyes.
You lived a good long life. 87 years old I think. You were such a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend. I will always remember you as the kindest, most gentle man I knew. You always had a smile on your face, and gave the best hugs.
I have so many great memories of you. I remember our vacations at the cottage every summer with the whole Massey clan. They didn’t call it a Massey parade for nothing! You built that cottage with your own hands, it was sturdy and so fun. I remember the bunk beds in the kid room, lol. I grew up in the midst of loving aunts, uncles and cousins. And Grandma Massey of course. Two weeks every summer. I looked forward to it all year.
I don’t know many families that still call their cousins their best friends. We still vacation together, lol. I wish all kids would do the same, they don’t know what they are missing!
I have cousins I can call after 6 months and just pick up where we left off. I consider my aunts and uncles my mom and dad, since mine passed away so soon. My dad has been gone for 35 years (!) and my mom for 12 I think.
I used to go to Florida when you, Uncle George, and Aunt Kathleen lived in Hollywood. You were always so good to me, and we would have so much fun together. We would sit on the lanai and talk talk talk! I always loved Hollywood Beach, and I will remember those days with you there forever.
I am so happy I got to see you last December at the Abel’s wedding. I got to see ALL my aunts and uncles and cousins, and it meant so much to me.
I am so happy you got to see your youngest daughter get married this November. You made it, all the way back to Hollywood, from Ohio. It was a big deal for you and Aunt Kath, and you made it. I am so glad. And your daughter was so glad.
You have such great kids. They have been so wonderful to me all my life. I vacationed with them, I have fun with them. I still do, and hope to continue to do so for a very long time.
I will miss you, Uncle George. Say hi to Barb, my mom and dad, Uncle Bill, and everybody else that welcomed into you heaven. Someday we will all be together again, vacationing under the loving eyes of God, for eternity.
God Bless. Rest in peace.