26 November 2011

Charles Elvecrog

Today was another day with the family but, unfortunately this time, for not very happy reasons. My grandpa's younger brother Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months ago and the prognosis was not good.  Fortunately, my mom was able to take my grandpa Bud up to Aitkin to visit Charlie back in October.  It was really good that they got to do that. We were all sad to hear of his passing about a week ago. Great Uncle Charlie came along on every single one of our camping trips when I was a kid - he could make the best S'Mores marshmallows I've ever seen, and he treated us all like his own grandkids. I have nothing but fond memories of him and Elaine and their massive camper. And aside from the unhappy occasion, it was nice to see a part of the family today that we just don't get to see very often. Goodbye Charlie, may you rest in peace.

As a result of the trip to Aitkin, not much else happened today that was bloggable/photograph-worthy. It's a long drive there and back. Andy and Calvin were waiting for me when I got home:

Cute as always. :-)

2 comments:

Mom said...

Thank you, Sweetie, for this wonderful tribute to Uncle Charlie. And thanks for being there today. I had forgotten about the marshmallows. Remember how good he was at Skipo and how much fun we had playing it in the screenhouse lit by the old lantern?!

Santini said...

It sounds like he had a good run and lived a full life. Celebrating your best memories of him is a good way to honor it, I think. This must be hard for your Grandpa, though.