Sorry I haven't been back as soon as I wished. My wonderful Uncle Sammy died. My uncle was the greatest uncle a little girl could have. He was like a pied piper, he did magic tricks, he bought ice cream, he was funny, he sang Dean Martin songs, he made great homemade pizza and he was just a generous wonderful person. Never without a smile and never a dull moment. When I was young I spent a lot of time with my Uncle Sammy and my Aunt Madeline. Those were some of my happiest moments as a child. I came from a rather complicated sad home and whenever my aunt and uncle were around it was a little bit more lively and happy. I've kind of lost touch with everyone in my life when I moved upstate a few years ago but the last couple of days I remember so many special moments shared with him. My only regret is that I didn't realize the end was so near so I could have shared what a wonderful uncle he was to me when I was young. I'm going to have to make more of a point to let the wonderful, kind, influential people in my life know how important they are, before they are a blog post. So in honor of my wonderful uncle, please pick up the phone or make a visit to that wonderful aunt or uncle in your life today. Blessings to all.
The second half of the hand will be here in a couple of days. Keep stitching.