This rose is blooming right next to our garage. It is from a rosebush that a friend gave me for a "milestone" birthday several years ago. It hasn't bloomed very much in the past few years but right now there are two beautiful roses on the bush.
It has been a difficult week here. Last Friday we lost Steve's uncle after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was much too young and didn't get the chance to fully enjoy his retirement years. It is a reminder to us that life is uncertain and you should do the things you want to do now before it is too late.
Uncle Wendell taught us a lot about classical music and opera (one of his great passions), fine food and art. He loved to travel and was a meticulous genealogist, working on a family history book for most of his adult life. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. When he returned, he finished law school and went on to have a great career as a labor lawyer. He was a wonderful source of advice when I was a young attorney in upstate New York. I worked at a firm that was a rival to the firm where he started his career and he never failed to give me a hard time for joining the "wrong" firm. We will all miss him very much and I am sad that his young grandchildren will not have the chance to grow up learning from him.
I have not had my mind on crafting or blogging this week and we will be busy with family this weekend. I'll try to update and share some crafty news soon.
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