A few years back Ed and I attended his Uncle Tom's memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. As I stood on the steps to the Catholic Church at Arlington, I met Ed's Uncle Jack. Being the youngest of 8 brothers and sisters, Ed said that Uncle Jack has always been more like a brother than an uncle to him.
I am not sure what it was, but I fell for Uncle Jack hook, line and sinker. Maybe it was the way he greeted me. Not with the usual "nice to meet you handshake," but with the "NICE TO MEET YOU" hug and kiss.
Can't really put my finger on it, but I REALLY like the man.
Ed and Uncle Jack are only 15 years apart, so they share a lot of interests; good food, golfing and reminiscing about times in Viet Nam. Me...I prefer to just listen to the stories and look at old picture albums.
Jack lives in Philly and comes to Naples, Florida every winter. That is when we get to spend some time with him. He is a great guy and I am so happy that Ed has some living relatives that I can call my own. He is truly MY Uncle Jack.
This my UNCLE JACK
His condo in Naples, FL
Inside his condo in Naples, FL
Jack and I, last year 2008, in Naples, FL
Just had to slip this one in. Uncle Jack in Viet Nam.