Friday, December 26, 2008

Uncle Frank

Just before Christmas, we had a surprise visit from my Grandma's "baby" brother from southern California. I absolutely LOVE this man! He is calm and soft-spoken, sweet and gentle and wise. We are always having him tell us the stories he told us when we were little and we still get as excited as we used to. Oh my gosh, I wish you could see how amazing he is! His house in California is straight out of a fairy tale. He grows oranges bigger than softballs in his front yard and there are avocados (yum!) and a tree just dripping with fresh lemons. My grandma's house was just like that...I wish more places were like that "nowadays". Do you ever wonder what the world will be like when WE are the old people and all of the old people we looked up to are gone? It's a weird thought.

Anyway, this visit was a bit bittersweet with Uncle Frank, as it might be our last chance to see him, :o( so I tried to blind him with the flash of my camera! The poor man couldn't keep his eyes open for many (it is a shockingly bright flash), but he was a good sport. I'll try to post whichever ones didn't make him look asleep. :o) Look at my dad's face while he's with his uncle. I didn't capture it well because I was trying to soak up every minute with my great-uncle, but he was just like a little boy again!


Aunt Jess said...

BAH!! Isn't he the cutest man in the world?! Aww, I bet he does have some good stories to tell. As impatient as I get when my Grandpa tells me stories (b/c it takes him FOREVER), it always seems SO amazing that this or that actually happened in REAL life to them "back in the good ole days". Not just in history books. Ha!

Kate said...

Ahh...Jen, this made ME want to cry. Bless you and your beautiful family. So so so sweet, these pictures even brought tears to my eyes. You can see just how sweet of a man he is. *biggest hugs*