Thursday, March 31, 2011

We Love You Uncle Bob!

At 12:40 this morning, Our beloved harmonica playing Uncle Bob went home to be with the Lord, his deceased wife Polly, his son Norman, and many, many others, we are sure! He fought a brave and fierce battle with cancer, and now the battle is done and he is in a place where there is NO more  pain, no more sorrow, no more cancer! This is such a blessing!

Most of my memories of Uncle Bob involve playing the harmonica at family reunions, and other events. He was a wonderful harmonica player. So are his brothers, including my Dad!

Here is Uncle Bob (on the right), and Uncle Frank playing..."God Bless America" at Aunt Frances' 100th birthday in December 2007.
Here all but Aunt Pat are gathered for Uncle Frank's birthday party. I think there was Happy Birthday to You played on the harmonicas that day! Below is a video of God Bless America and also one of Let Me Call You Sweetheart. Both played at Aunt Frances' 100th birthday party.
Here is Aunt Frances on her 100th birthday receiving phone calls from folks who couldn't be there.
video video
Here are all of the remaining siblings visiting with Aunt Frances at her camp in 2007. From Left to Right:  Aunt Frances (their mother's sister who is now 103), Aunt Alice, My Dad behind her, Uncle Frank, Aunt Pat, and Uncle Bob. They played their harmonicas that day, and it was great! Madelyn and Grace sang that day, too. It was a wonderful time of fellowship.

Remember Uncle Bob, 
We love you
A bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and  a hug around the neck,
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap,
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep about you!

You are our sunshine,
Our only sunshine,
You make us happy,
When skies are gray,
You'll never know Uncle Bob,
How much we'll miss you!
But we'll see you again someday!!

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