Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Well, my mother called me this morning to tell me that my Uncle Clyde had passed away yesterday at around 7:00 p.m. It was kind of a tough blow to take early in the morning, but somehow there was a sense of relief. Poor Uncle Clyde had problems with his health for years and years. He was nearly 6'8", very handsome, and a very sharp dresser. I will really miss him, and I wish that I had been able to see him the last time I was in D.C. It was just a very few months ago that his oldest son, my cousin had succumbed to cancer. It is strange like that sometimes, how it seems like tragedy upon tragedy occurs. All in all my Mother's side of the family has been blessed...my Uncle Grover passed away in 63' After that my Grandfather in 92', then my Cousin, now Uncle Clyde. From what I understand he mended some severed relationships before he passed, and that is such a blessing. To me, it was a very important lesson. I hope that I am never in a position where I am not in communication with those that I care about, and that care about me. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a second chance. That is why it is so important to tell everyone that is in your life exactly how much they meant to you, because tomorrow is never promised. Not much to say today, I am working out the rest of my schedule at Elder Beerman before I go to contingent status. I hope that perhaps when the legislative session is over I will not NEED to work part-time. There are so many things that I want to do with the Renee and the boys that I think are so very important. After all, they are my family....and strangely enough it seems as if they always have been. Well, there is more to come later.

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