The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Lost my last uncle this week.

My dad's youngest and last surviving step brother passed away Tuesday night at age 82.  He was almost 20 years younger than dad.  All the other brothers were WW II Vets.  Al served in the AF during the Korean War. 

When I was a little kid, he was my favorite adult relative.  I feel fortunate that I was able to see him occasionally over the last few years, and spend a little bit of time with him. 

Life is precious, and even a long life seems somehow too short. Cherish every moment with the ones you love.

The Old Guard is gone
We remember their lives, love,
And loyal service



  1. so sorry for your loss and your words are so true. Cherish those around you!

  2. Praying for you in this time of loss! (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

  3. Sad news, great loss but wonderful memories by the sounds of it

  4. So very sorry for you loss....take good care of you, through all of this...

  5. So sorry for your loss...I lost my father in January and my father-in-law in February. They were both WW II vets.


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