Friday, May 07, 2021

Prayer request.

My Uncle Robert took a sudden turn for the worse, is unconscious and has been placed in hospice, all in the space of a few hours. My Mom's younger brother, she and my father took the red-eye to Arizona to see him before he passes.

The family storyteller and adventurer, he had settled in Arizona after the Alaska winters became too much for him.

There are so many stories I could tell, and some are even G-rated.

I am only now starting to realize how much I will miss him. Prayers for him and my distraught Mom are most welcome.


  1. The sum of a person’s days is great
    if it reaches a hundred years:
    Like a drop of sea water,
    like a grain of sand,
    so are these few years among the days of eternity.
    That is why the Lord is patient with us
    and showers upon us his mercy.

    The Lord sees and understands
    that our death is grievous,
    so he forgives us all the more. (Sirach 18:9-12)


Be reasonably civil. Ire alloyed with reason is fine. But slagging the host gets you the banhammer.

It'll be fine.

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