Friday, December 12, 2008

A Wonderful Man

My Uncle Hughie left to be with the Lord this week.
He left behind his wife of 60 years, 2 Children and a lot of people who will miss him very much. I am one for sure.This man touched lives and if you could sum it up his life it was love in action.
Everybody could count on Uncle Hughie.
When I was a 5th grader I worked all summer to get contact lenses. I dropped one down the sink and not wanting to tell my parents I called my Uncle Hughie and he came over and took off the sink pipe and found my contact. He saved my day.

He was kind to his nieces and nephews and we all loved him. He was our fun Uncle.
They had a lake cottage and each weekend in the summer they would go up and the fun we had with him there are memories that will forever be in my mind. He taught me to water ski. When everyone else wanted to give up on me trying to get up on skis Uncle Hughie jumped out and swam to me and gently encouraged me and you know what?
I got right up and I have been water skiing ever since.
His children excelled in life. Jimmy who passed away was a wonderful piano player.
David was a track star in high school and Annette did well in everything she put her hand to as well. He was just so encouraging and kind!

Aunt Rosie and Uncle Hughie were high school sweethearts. And I never remember an unpleasant word spoken to her. He was a good husband.

We were blessed to have Aunt Rosie and Uncle Hughie come and stay at our Happy House in Florida. They stayed for the winter running from Indiana Cold.
We played card and games and went to the beach and they even came to church with us.
Uncle Hughie sang the songs at church with such joy in his heart.
He knew the Lord.
My dad use to tease Uncle Hughie about always getting up early. We are talking 4 a.m. early. He told me that he would get up early and take walks and just talk to the man upstairs. His life showed that he did!!
When my father was in the hospital and I stayed at their house at night he and my Aunt would come in and tuck me in and kiss me good night. I was in my 40's but he knew I needed that kiss and hug.

So is it any surprise that he would also be Santa to my children when they were young.
I will miss you Uncle Hughie. You were the best Uncle and a wonderful man and a great example to your nieces and nephews. We love you dearly.
May God Reward you well.


Jan and Tom said...

Awwwwwww, Becky...I'm so sorry! I know you miss your Uncle Hughie...and will for a long time to come.

This was such a GREAT tribute to him...and a blessing to you!


Connie said...

Ooooh, Becky, that's sooo sad, my sweet cherub! I am really thinking of his sweet wife at this time. We all have to say "goodbye" for a short season at some point and it's NOT something I'm looking forward to at all. Will you please tell his wife how sad I am for her and give her a big smooch for me. I'm serious. It'a great loss after so many years.
Smooches to you also,

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Becky I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him, but you will meet him again soon ."Hugs "

Cori G. said...

Oh Becky I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. He looks like such a loving kind man. It's always hard to say good-bye to someone that holds such a special place in your heart.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I wish I could give you a big hug right now. Take the time to mourn sweet friend.


ellen b. said...

Good morning Becky. Your Uncle Hughie sounds like a wonderful, loving, thoughtful man. I'm sorry for your loss on this earth. I love that he'd take his early morning walks and talk to the man upstairs. May God comfort all of you as you miss Uncle Hughie...

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Oh Becky,
As I am sitting here crying...I think all of us had an Uncle Hughie. Mine was not an Uncle but the husband of a little girl my great grandmother addopted...His name was Garath....I love him like my father. My Dad died when I was a little girl. Remembering him still brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful post. It brought back some wonderful happy memories and some sad to.
Hugs and love,
Mo :-)

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
Sorry foryou and your families loss.It is such a nice tribute to your uncle,
Take care,


Hi Becky,
I am so sorry for your loss, your Uncle sounds like he was a wonderful, kind hearted man! I wish I could be there to give you a big hug! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

vintagewindow said...

Becky, So sorry to hear the news of your uncles passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.


SherryRoseBella said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Becky! At least you have all the wonderful memories of your uncle that can make you smile while thinking about him. I pray that your family is doing well and that your aunt is taking this as well as possible.
love, Sherry

Beverly said...

God rest Uncle Hughie. You all will be in my prayers.

time-worn interiors said...

So sorry for your loss Becky! I will keep you all in my prayers.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Hi Becky, I'm so so sorry for your loss...I'm glad you got the box in one piece and thrilled you love the painting,you'll have to send me pics of what it looks like in your home! Hugs and blessings, Kimberly

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Hey Becky,
I am still here catching up...sweetie I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family. This was the sweetest, wonderful tribute you made to him...I could feel how much you love him...I am sure he felt the same way about you. You will see him again...

Betty Jo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This is such a beautiful tribute to your uncle. I just lost my husband in Oct and he was very much like your uncle, love in action. I followed your link from Fifi's and you have a lovely blog. xoxo