well, this past saturday he turned 90 years old. wow! its amazing to think about all the things he was around for- he was actually born four days after world war 1 ended! now that has been a while... his family threw him a big party to celebrate, and everyone who knows him was invited. i havent seen him in almost twenty years, but i knew i wanted to be there to celebrate him. hes getting a bit forgetful, but hes doing surprisingly well for 90. while there i got to sit and chat with him for a while, and talk with my gramma, two aunts, and one of my uncles. its a long drive, but i am glad i got to be there to honor uncle al!
*update* some sad news: thanksgiving day uncle al went to be with our Lord. he took a fall earlier in the week and just didnt recover. we take comfort in the fact that right before he left us he got a chance to see everyone he loved one last time. we look forward to seeing him again in glory. he will be missed.