Monday, March 9, 2009

To Corpus and Back (and then back some more)


This past Saturday most of the family loaded up in a wonderful little RV that Eddy borrowed from a friend and headed to Corpus.  We were going to celebrate the life of Jack White Russell, Daddy’s brother, who passed away a week ago.  Jack was a super great guy, dad, brother and uncle.  He was so happy, that’s what I remember most about him.  He was always so happy to see his brother and us. 

It was sad to his children (my cousins) hurting, but like his son Ross said, Jack’s car was just all beaten up and he needed a new model.  So he traded up, and got an eternal model AND IT IS PERFECT. 

His son Ross did the eulogy and it was FANTASTIC…PERFECT.

Even though it was a sad thing, it was wonderful to see our cousins, some of whom we haven’t seen in decades.  And we got to meet some 2nd cousins as well.  Ross’s kids are the cutest things ever. Little Mary was the spunkiest little 3 year and I just wanted to squeeze her til she popped.

We got to meet Charles’s baby Caitlin for the first time.  She is a DOLL.  So sweet and calm and sleeping…just you wait, Charles.

It was a lovely time and a wonderful celebration of Jack’s life and his legacy.  And how wonderful that now Uncle Jack is in Heaven dancing and listening to music and just rejoicing in the LORD.  What a comfort for those of us left behind. 

The ride home was quite eventful.  We got about 2 hours outside of Corpus and realized we had made a slightly wrong turn and WERE ALMOST BACK TO CORPUS.  So…2 hours later, we started back home again…and we got home around 2a.m.  Crazy.  Amye and I had some good giggle time in the back of the bus.  Neil started AND FINISHED a book.  Eddy,God Bless Him, drove the whole way. Dad slept on and off.  Bruce entertained us, and Sweet Nancy took care of Mom back home while we went.

Love to all the cousins, the ones here in Texas and the ones in California.  We will not let that be the last time we see you.  Barbara, I’m going to hold you to that shopping trip…come on.DSC03795

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Jadehollow said...

Hi Katy..
Looks like y'all had a wonderful family trip! Thanks for dropping by earlier and becoming a follower. Look forward to sharing with you.

Julia said...

Thanks for your sweet advice Katy! I appreciate you stopping by. Your boys are so cute!

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