We said good bye this week to my Uncle Harry.
I never knew a better man than my dear uncle Harry Gluskin. He was the husband of my mom's youngest sister, Miriam, for 68 years. She preceded him in death two years ago on her 95th birthday. He lived to be 96 years, 7 months. I had the honor to be at his side during a short time (less than one week) in hospice care. We had a lovely sweet visit six days before that when we enjoyed lunch together, went outside and sat in the sun looking at butterflies, talked and laughed and reminisced.
He had a rich life full of love, great respect and admiration from family, friends and acquaintances.
He will be greatly missed, and we are all blessed to have known him as long as we did.
I first met my uncle when I was four years old. I was told I was meeting an uncle named Red, because he had red hair. When I saw him, I said "You aren't red, you're Orange!" He and I told that story to each other and others for 70 years! And as recently as just last week!
These photos were taken in 2013 at one of our many visits to enjoy their company.
My uncle was one of my biggest fans of my drawings. He'd ask each time we came if
I brought new drawings to show him.
He would have loved this cat whose mouth opens and closes (by a cut and fold of the paper) that I made for our grand daughters 4th birthday.
It looks like it's waving goodbye.
He had such a loving, romantic marriage, I know he'd have enjoyed this couple I drew at the ART ABOUT in Davis last week.
He got a kick out of all my Starbucks folks too.
I didn't get to show him this "Nightmare" drawing I did for Every Day in August!
It might have upset him.
My nightmare came, I am sure, because I knew I had to draw one for EDA and hadn't had one in a very long time, but one popped in on command the night before this drawing was due. I was going to see someone in prison, but instead got captured and imprisoned there myself! It was scary!
I was glad when I woke up.
He'd have liked the 'love' graffiti on this bridge, that is on a country road between Dixon and Winters, CA. We cross it all the time on our way to Winters. Also done for ED in August. "Bridge" prompt.
He enjoyed my people drawings I think, as much as I like drawing them. He asked me how many times I've drawn Fred. Here he is watching our neighbor Dave install a new sprinkling system in our backyard. He's a good neighbor.
These next two I just did today, August 19 ... It's a two page spread and I show two so you can see the women at each end. My printer isn't big enough to show them both at the same time. I liked drawing the woman with a full head of red hair.
EDAugust "Something That Flies"
Thank you, Uncle Harry, for being such a loving uncle, a wise mentor, a sweet friend. I will miss you, I already do.
Have a Creative Week!
Be Good To Each Other!
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