Thursday, December 8, 2022

Family Deaths happen...

 One of a kind:

 Buick to Motorhome conversion ..

Today’s Wisdom(?)  LOL :

Sherry & I have out lived many of our peers.  We are the last of both of our families also.  My mind does not hold on to dates of deaths. I have lost an unnamed brother he was born after me and did not live long, was never named.

 Sisters, Ovaltine, Kat and Shirley.

Brothers: Odis and Junior.

Of course Mom and Dad. None could I tell you when they passed away without intentionally looking it up. After all it isn’t like remembering our anniversary or Her birthday. LOL

This comes up because we discovered a text on one phone from a number we did not recognize, it said, “Jack, your brother died 23 years ago today."  No name attached.... WHY?

I did not remember he died on Pearl Harbor day.  I do know he left as soon as he was old enough to serve in the USN and fight.  He was the starboard gunner on a Destroyer Escort. He was highly decorated, fought many big battles and still came home. Lots of boy’s brothers did not come back.

Junior was always my hero, he became a very successful business man.  His sons served this country, one in Vietnam, they both are my heroes.

I was proud that Junior chose me to build his last home, one of the nicest homes I ever built.

I get reminders from many funeral homes reminding me of friends and loved ones who past over the years.  In an example, Just a few days ago I got a notice: “It has been 5 years since Paul David Page passed away. Would you like to honor him with flowers?” But the text about Junior has left a strange feeling.  No name or business was attached to the text.

Anyway, Yes one of my heroes must have passed away on Pearl Harbor day. His ship also pulled into Pearl many times while he was in the Pacific. Looks like that would have stuck in my mind.

Just thinking out loud.

 Nite Shipslog

PS: BTW if that had been Junior who sent the text he would have said something like, "Dear Jackie, I am here with the rest of the family, we are fine, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!"  He would keep me on my toes... When I was little and we got our first inside commode he threatened to flush me down it. LOL


Mevely317 said...

Oh my goodness, your "PS" cracked me up!
Given Junior's service history, that's really something that he passed on December 7.

I don't know if you've seen or read, when many (most?) of those men who survived the bombing had their cremains interred with their "brothers" on the Arizona. It's quite the moving ceremony. Your post just brought that to mind.

Chatty Crone said...

It was a day that went down in infamy. At least we won't forget. Not sure about the future.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It is good and proper that we remember our loved ones and those who died for their country. May they rest in peace.

God bless.

Susan Kane said...

To recognize his life and passing is vital. Never forget, always remember. Let us hope and pray that our younger generations will remember that.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It would be very strange to get a message like that one. Never knowing who sent it to you. Almost like a message from heaven. The only date of death I really remember was my husbands, all the rest I put in my Bible somewhere. It's good to remember those we love, the memories are all that we have left of them. Yes, we all have deaths in the family, some remembered more than others, but none are ever forgotten.