Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Great One

When my sister and I went off to college, we were the first kids/grandkids to go so far away from home.  We had GREAT support from family and extended family.  I remember really relying on the mailbox for strokes of love from home.  Uncle David was very faithful--almost weekly he would send plain white envelopes with no return address and "TGO" in the upper left corner.  The intent was to remain anonymous, but we caught on quickly.  Inside would be a carefully clipped comic strip that he thought we would find funny.  Even after we deciphered TGO (The Great One) and figured out who the anonymous sender of the funnies was, the acronym stuck.  He really is great.  His smile, laugh and quiet (sometimes mischievous) sense of humor are definitely favorite things about Uncle David.
He passed away this morning after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sleep In Heavenly Peace Uncle David.
I'll miss you